Bobby (B.J.) Corder
August 20, 1947 - December 11, 2020
Brock, Texas - Bobby Joe (B.J.) Corder, age 73, of Brock, Texas, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 11, 2020, after a long fight with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Bobby was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Carter Riverside High School in 1966. He attended Texas Wesleyan College before joining the Fort Worth Police Department. He retired from the department in 2000 as a Captain after serving the community for over 30 years.
A lifelong learner, Bobby was known for his quiet, steadfast demeanor. There was nothing that he couldn't master, and in retirement, he took on massive projects including landscaping, remodeling and building homes for family members. He enjoyed taking road trips all over the country, stopping to enjoy museums or pick up hidden gems in antique or art shops along the way. He also loved collecting and gifting artwork. As a skilled woodworker, he spent endless hours refurbishing antiques or crafting furniture that will be cherished in the family for generations.
Above all, Bobby loved his family. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man of few words, but those close to him knew that, when he had something to say, it was worth listening to. He was a generous, wise, kind, and gentle man with a sense of humor uniquely his. He was proud of his children and grandchildren and celebrated them at every holiday or life event, large or small. Traveling to and attending grandchildren's ball games was always a highlight of any week.
Bobby was the rock of his family and a source of protection from anything and everything any of his children ever encountered. Bobby's presence will always be felt.
Bobby is preceded in death by his father, Nolan John Corder Jr.; his stepmother, Vivian Corder; his mother, Iris Jo Casey Corder; his sister, Dianne Corder Hoffman; his brother, Rodney Corder; and many canine and feline family members.
Bobby is survived by his partner and spouse of fifty-three years, Gloria Corder; three children and their spouses, Faith James (Larry), John Corder (Joelene), Michael Corder (Laura); six grandchildren, Kendall (Jacob), Hayden (Kristen), Grace, Preston, Graham, Luke; great-grandson, Jaxon; brother-in-law, Dalton Hoffman; sister-in-law, Barbara Corder; brother-in-law, Dennis Clingman, sister-in-law, Gale Boyd (Tommy); his rescue lab, Luna; and so many other loving family members and friends.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to your local food bank or the charity of your choice
Bobby's children would like to express their sincere appreciation and admiration to their mother for the love, care, and support she provided to their Dad these past several years. Also, many thanks to the team of medical providers and caregivers who have supported Bobby and his family including the PSP Clinic at UTSW, family physician Dr. Nusrat Khan, and most recently Alpha Omega Hospice and Heaven Sent Home Health.
Published by & from Dec. 14 to Dec. 19, 2020.