Portland - Bobby Joe Wylie went to be with the Lord on June 25th, 2021. He was born on February 20th, 1930, to Dixie Alma Fischer and Grover Cleveland Wylie, in Athens, Texas. Bobby married the love of his life, Loyce Irene Knioum, on March 3, 1951
Bobby joined the navy and went through boot camp in San Diego, CA. He was assigned to Aero Gunnery School at North Island. He then served on the USS Bedouin Straits Aircraft Carrier in Hawaii as part of the Air Early Warning Department, Squadron VC11. After one year of active service, he served in the Navy Reserves for six years. After his military service, he worked as a carpenter and millwright. He then owned a used car dealership, General Auto Sales
Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, chess, playing dominoes and country western music. He supported the Gregory-Portland High School football team for 50 years
Bobby was preceded in death by his mother and father; one brother, A.C, and three sisters: Gladys, Ray, and Jean. He is survived by his wife, Loyce, and 4 daughters: Kathy Harper (Richard); Lori Puckett (Terry); Linda Carlin (Chris); and Marilyn Wylie. He was blessed with eight grandchildren: Rebekah Lauck, Joseph Harper, Benjamin Harper; Amber Kirkpatrick; Christopher Patrick Carlin, Anthony Carlin; Joshua Haynes, and Heather Woodworth. Bobby had a full quiver of 16 great grandchildren: Claire Lauck; Aiden, Merissa, and Zion Harper; AvaJune, Evangeline, and Clara Kirkpatrick; Kathryn, Christopher, Titus, Natalie, and Elizabeth Carlin; Peyton and Riley Haynes; Seth Nokovich and Lily Woodworth. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Bobby had a generous heart and shared his gifts and talents with his dear wife, family, and friends. He was greatly loved and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Limbaugh Funeral Home in Portland, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM July 1, 2021 at Limbaugh Funeral Home. Interment will be at 1:00 PM that same day at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi. Arrangements entrusted to Limbaugh Funeral Home, 500 Wildcat Dr, Portland, Texas 78374 (361) 643-6564 www.limbaughfunealhome.com
Published by Corpus-Christi Caller-Times from Jun. 28 to Jun. 30, 2021.