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M. Robert "Bob" McFarland


1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
M. Robert "Bob" McFarland Obituary
M. Robert "Bob" McFarland, 73, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Arlington. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington, with the Rev. James Gigliotti, T.O.R., celebrant. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Additional visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Bob was born June 12, 1941, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Millard Robert McFarland and Mildred Fern VanBibber McFarland. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1959 and attended Arlington State College, UT Austin and graduated from SMU Law School. Upon graduation, he entered duty as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation under J. Edgar Hoover. He later returned to Arlington to practice law. In 1977, Bob was elected to the Texas Legislature, serving in both the State Senate and House of Representatives for 14 years. An Arlington resident for 65 years, Bob was a longtime member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. He met the love of his life, Jane Highfill, at a church function and they recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his son, Bobby McFarland, in 2006. Survivors: Wife, Jane McFarland; daughters, Terry BeVelle and husband, Ron, and Sandra Worth and husband, Tom; twin sister, Judy Carr; brother, Michael McFarland; and grandchildren, Lauren, Thomas, Blair, Brooke and Bailey.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 27, 2014
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