Robert Eugene McKelvy

MCKINNEY Robert Eugene McKelvy of McKinney went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2013, at the age of 68.

He was born August 10, 1944, to George Robert Hale and Betty Jean Strickland in Dallas, Texas.

He married Betty Williams on August 12, 1967, in Andrews, Texas. Robert attended Odessa Junior College before graduating from Texas Tech in 1968. He was a manager at J.C. Penney for over 35 years in multiple locations from Stephenville, Odessa, Eagle Pass, Brownsville, Abilene, to Hobbs, New Mexico. He was a rotary club member in Stephenville, Texas.

Robert is survived by his wife, Betty McKelvy of McKinney, Texas; sons, Paul McKelvy of McKinney, Texas, and Michael McKelvy and wife Rebecca, also of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Kyle, Kaylee, Kasen and Cash McKelvy; sisters, Mary Lou Howell and husband Weldon of Royce City, Texas, and Carol Ann Gottlieb of Bedford, Texas; brothers, Danny Hale and wife Brenda of Allen, Texas, C.H. McKelvy, Jr. of Granbury, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, who raised Robert, Velma and C.H. McKelvy, Sr.; father, George Robert Hale and stepmother, Margaret; mother, Betty Jean Quinn and stepfather, Marvin.

A memorial service was held July 16, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas, with Rev. Dennis George officiating.

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Published in Odessa American on July 16, 2013