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Robert Samuel "Bob" Balch


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Robert Samuel "Bob" Balch Obituary
Robert (Bob) Samuel Balch, 86, left us on April 3, 2016, with his wife and family members by his side in Dallas, TX.
Bob was born August 11, 1929, in Ranger, TX to Lela and Robert Balch. He graduated from Ranger High School and moved to Abilene to attend college. At Hardin-Simmons University he played football and earned a Business degree. His first job out of college took him to the Midland-Odessa area where he met and married Ann Jenkins. Shortly after marrying they moved to eastern New Mexico, finally calling Tucumcari home for over 50 years. Bob owned and operated several businesses, including oil and gasoline marketing and trucking.
He was a member of Center Street United Methodist Church, Tucumcari, NM and sang in the choir. His interests included hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lela and Robert S. Balch; brother, Willard Balch; and sister, Mildred Balch.
Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann Balch; two sons and their spouses, Scott and Lynda Balch of Dallas, TX, and Jeff and Toni Balch of Lewisville, TX; a daughter and her husband, Cindy and Dave Boyd of Palm Harbor, FL; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 11:00am at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Street United Methodist Church, 406 E. Center Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401 or the .
Published in the Quay County Sun on Apr. 13, 2016
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