Bobby Dean McClacherty, born on May 19, 1933 passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 25, 22. Bob was born on a farm North of Topeka Kansas.
Visitation: 10:30-11:00am, Monday, October 10, 2022 at Skyvue Funeral Home.
Chapel Service: 11:00am Monday, October 10, 2022 at Skyvue Funeral Home. There will be a light lunch, cake, ice cream and Diet Pepsi served in honor of Bob at their previous residence on Gibson Cemetery Road after the service.
Burial: 10:30am Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.
He attended school in Soldier Kansas, where he graduated in 1950. He lettered in football and baseball and was class President for his graduating class. Bob joined the Marine Corp in January 1953 and served during the Korean War. He was trained as a high speed radio operator. He served on several bases in the U.S., Europe, and in Panama aboard the U.S.S. Monrovia. Bob was in the Marine Core Reserve Unit January 1961. In 1956 when he was discharged, he moved to Kansas City and was attending Central Technical Institute where he met Juanita Sue Shrum. They Married on October 18th, 1957. In April 1958, they moved to the DFW area. Bob worked in the aerospace industry for most of his adult life. He worked for General Dynamics in Fort Worth for six years and for Bell Helicopter for nearly 25 years and retired in 1991. In 1981 he was a member of the Flight Test Team which earned the Kelly-Johnson award for their work on the XV-15. Bob was also a graduate of UTA Arlington, class of 86.
Bob enjoyed gardening and continued this as well as landscaping after retirement. He was an avid reader of crime and mystery novels. Bob also enjoyed football at all levels, but especially the pros. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three older siblings, two sons, Michael and David.
He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Juanita McClacherty; daughters, Myra and Mary McClacherty; granddaughter, Jasmine Rodriguez; great-granddaughter, Marlee Rodriguez; many nieces and nephews.