Bobby Dale "Bob" Carder

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Bobby Dale "Bob" Carder, 84, of Dumas, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Howe, pastor of the church, officiating. Interment followed at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Jan. 1 at Morrison Memorial Chapel. Arrangements were entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Bob was born June 4, 1929 in Jackson County to Roy C. and Laura Mae (Hall) Carder. On April 8, 1949, he married Mary Beth Cook in Altus, and had been a resident of Dumas since 1956. Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star. He was a past president as well as a lifetime member of Dumas Noon Lions Club, a lifetime member of the Dumas Chamber of Commerce and a member of Moore County Senior Citizens Association. In 1989, Bob was named Moore County Citizen of the Year. Bob had been a schoolteacher for the Dumas Independent School District for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Retired Educators Association of Dumas and VFW Post #9022. Bob will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Beth of the home; one daughter, Jeri Pardue of Dumas; two sons, Bruce Carder of Dumas, and Randy Carder and wife Pam of Temple, Texas; four grandsons, Chad Gregory of Anniston, Ala., Colby Gregory of Garland, Texas, Aaron Carder of Austin, Texas, and Ben Carder of Austin; three granddaughters, Kelly Bradberry of Lake Jackson, Texas, Stacy Gorsuch of Lewisville, Texas, and Brittany Carder of Dumas; one brother, Bill Carder and wife Sallie Jo of Altus; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Dumas Education Foundation, PO Box 615, Dumas, TX 79029 or First Baptist Church of Dumas, PO Box 617, Dumas, TX 79029.

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1015 Dumas Ave
Dumas, TX 79029
(806) 935-4646
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Published in Altus Times from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2014
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