Family-Placed Death Notice
BOBB, William J. DEACON WILLIAM J. BOBB ROSWELL GA Deacon William J. Bobb age 91 formerly of Galveston passed peacefully away Saturday, January 26, 2013, at his residence in St. George's Village Catholic Retirement Community in Roswell, Georgia. Funeral Mass is 10:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Mausoleum in Dickinson under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:00 am. Born May 15, 1921 in North Umberland, Pennsylvania to Francis Isaiah Bobb and Ella Dolores Tobin Bobb, W.J. was an Agency Assistant Vice President with American National Insurance Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served honorably in WWII as an Army Medic. Mr. Bobb graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biology and remained an avid fan throughout his life. He later earned a degree in Theology from the University of St. Thomas when he became a Roman Catholic Deacon. He and his late wife, Evelyn Louise Felts Bobb who passed away in 2005 were faithful members of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where he served as Deacon for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Chatinion Council # 9978. Deacon Bobb retired to St. George's Village Catholic Retirement Community in Roswell, Georgia where he enjoyed the company of many faithful servants of the church. Preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Louise; son, Wendell Bobb; sisters, Mary Adams and Helen Hans and brother, Martin Bobb; survivors include his son, William J. Bobb, II and wife Donna Frances of Naples, Florida; brother, John Thomas Bobb of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Bobb-Aust and husband Jon Aust and Brian Jeffrey Bobb all of Atlanta, Georgia; other relatives and friends. Honorary Pallbearers are Deacon Henry Becker, Richard Brown, Clarence Cantini, Shelton Champagne, Harry Forester, Edward Janek, Phillip Lohec, Frank Macaluso, Peter Parsons, Benjamin Powell, H.C. Schulz, Jr. and Sherriff Joe Max Taylor.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on February 5, 2013