Bobby Lee Elrod, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2013. His final days were spent surrounded by loved ones. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Road Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Road, Arlington. Bob was born July 21, 1941, in White County in Tennessee to Orb and Tiny Irene Johnson Elrod. In November 1983, Bob married Janice A. Wall. They spent many happy years enjoying each other and traveling. In 1960, Bob joined the United States Air Force
. He was first stationed in Amarillo for training as an aircraft mechanic. Bob was then transferred to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a period of time he often recalled as the coldest two winters he had ever spent. Bob later transferred to Carswell Air Force Base to finish out his active duty. Although Bob's service was not over in 1972, he joined the Air Force Reserve as an air reserve technician. Bob worked for a period of time at Actec Manufacturing and LTV prior to going to work for the Reserve. After Bob and Janice married, they both went to work for the Defense Logistics Agency out of Dallas, but that wasn't to last long. Janice soon received a job offer from the Federal Aviation Administration and she and Bob began a new journey together. Bob finished his career working for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., where he was a materials and quality engineer. Bob loved his grandchildren; they were the light and delight of his life. He always bragged on each of them and their accomplishments. His parents and one sister, Geneve Edmonds, preceded Bob in death. Survivors: Wife, Janice; daughter, Michelle Elrod Gee and husband, Scott, of Aledo; son, Robert Elrod and wife, Melisa, of Austin; his wonderful grandchildren, David and Shannon Suttmiller and Johnson Elrod; sisters, Jean McCully and husband, A.C., of Tallahassee, Fla., Sue Barry and husband, Joe, of Kansas City, Mo., and Dorothy Munoz of Pasadena, Calif.; sister-in-law, Kat Turner of Logansport, La.; brother-in-law, Dave Wall of Upland, Calif.; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many friends.