McNeill, Bobby Lee Bobby Lee McNeill, 88, of Winnsboro, Texas died late Saturday, October 12, 2013 after a long illness. Memorial Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Winnsboro at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Bob is survived by his wife Lavirda Mae Love McNeill and daughter Sandra (Mike) Coffee of Kerrville, Tx., and son Jerry (Susie) McNeill of McKinney, Tx.; and five grandchildren, Kelli (Mike) Jones, Brandy (Kris) Wirstrom, Ryan Rosamund, Melissa (Marty Graff) McNeill, and Scott (Meshia) McNeill; five great-grandchildren Jessica and Jordan Jones, Lauren and Travis Wirstrom, and Austin McNeill, and niece Dorothy Armani. His parents, James Warren and Opal Pearl, and brothers J.O. and Jerry McNeill preceded him in death. Bob was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 25, 1925, and moved to Texas at an early age. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in Houston, Texas in 1942, recognized in Who's Who of Texas High School Students. While in High School he was a member of the ROTC and immediately upon graduation was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant and served as a pilot and bombardier training officer during World War II. After the war ended, Bob met Lavirda and they were married in 1946 and together they lived mostly in the Dallas, Texas area. Bob worked for many years for Southern Union Gas Company where he was the Print Shop manager and ultimately a branch office manager in McCamey, Texas. Upon returning to Dallas, Bob worked as Director of Printing Services for Overhead Door Corporation, and finally after working for many years as the Mail Room Manager for the law firm of Jenkins and Gilchrist he then retired. Having owned lakeside property in Winnsboro since 1972, Bob and Lavirda moved to Winnsboro in 1997 where he enjoyed his passions of fishing and golf to the fullest. Bob will be remembered fondly by those fortunate enough to be included in his very close circle of friends and of course by his family for whom he provided and protected throughout his life.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 19, 2013