Robert Lee (“Bob”) Wafford, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and scoutmaster passed from this life to the next on January 28, 2013. After a heroic bout with a brain aneurysm, Bob joined Our Heavenly Father, his mother, his father, his grandparents and many other loved ones. He was born on May 4, 1933 in Dallas, Texas. Bob grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1952. After a brief stint in the Navy, Bob joined The Dallas Times Herald; however, The Dallas Morning News became his true love and he served them in a variety of capacities from October 26, 1953 to September 27, 1995. One of his happiest days as a newspaper man was December 8, 1991 when the Dallas Morning News bought long time rival, the Dallas Times Herald. His son, Tim, recalls the phone call from his dad December 9, 1991 with Bob lamenting “we’ve defeated the enemy, now what do we do?”
Bob is survived by Bonnie Beth, his loving wife of 53 years, son Thimothy Shawn (52) and wife Melissa, daughter Dianna Marie Wafford (51), daughter Deanna Marie Wafford Mooney (46) and son Scott Anthony Wafford (44) and wife Debbie. Additionally, Bob has 8 grandchildren: Jacob, Shelby, Haley, Noah, Elena, Justin, Becca and Abby and 2 great-grandchildren, Madison and Isabella. He also has many nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention. We will all miss his jovial spirit, love of fishing and love of animals.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Port Isabel, Texas.
A Celebration of Life and memorial will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Dallas, Texas at the home of Tim and Melissa Wafford. For more information on the February 24, 2013 Celebration, please contact Melissa Wafford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Odyssey Health Care Hospice Team, Harlingen, Texas or the SPCA of Texas.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Robert Lee Wafford at: www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395 S. Sam Houston Blvd., San Benito, TX 78586 (956)399-1331.