Bobby Corder
1947 - 2020
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.

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BJ was a wonderful guy. His quite demeanor made for a great personality. I know when I was around him he would make me smile by him just being BJ. He will be missed.
Sally Thompson
February 4, 2021
Sharon strittmatter
December 18, 2020
Gloria, my deepest sympathy to you and your family over your loss of Bobby. I was talking with Bill Watson about Bobby the other night and I said 'I just wish I could have seen him one more time.'
What a guy. When I think of him I always think of his quiet demeanor and friendly he was to everyone. He was one of a kind -a giant who we will never forget!
Michael Dale Millsap
December 16, 2020
Bobby, Gloria, Rod, Barbara, and family have been the sweetest and best neighbors ever! Bobby was a man of few words. But, he always had a wave and a smile at the ready. We will miss him greatly, just as we are missing Rod every day! With deepest condolences, we extend our love to the family.
Carolyn and Tom Ogan
December 15, 2020
I'll never forget Bobby. He was one of the many guys from Carter Riverside who became police officers, including George Andrus, Leyden Anderson and my brother Paul. I had a double connection with him because Gloria, my wife Sharon and I worked at CPS together. Some of my favorite all time memories are the many volleyball games we played at Trinity Park. They were the best therapy for our jobs and Bobby was a big part. We called him the non-chalant volleyball player. He never seemed to get intense and riled up like the rest of us. Faith almost always played with us as she grew up. We did make fun of him sometimes for being so quiet. However, I 've never known anyone who could say so much with his eyes and facial expressions. My brother said suspects would confess because Bobby drove them crazy with nothing but facial expressions and silence. He was a good guy
Tom Strittmatter
December 14, 2020
Faith and family, so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann and Rex Taylor
Mary Ann Taylor
December 14, 2020
Gloria and family, God bless and keep you all. Praying for you. Bobby signed my school annual “Snake”. Remember his quiet smile.
Diana C. Bryant
December 14, 2020
Many people said that Bobby didn’t talk much. I found that he actually spoke quite a bit. I just had to listen. I liked Bobby a lot. I trusted Bobby a lot. I will miss him.
Lenard (Spider) Webb
December 14, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cassie Hartin
December 14, 2020
Sending love and prayers to his sweet family. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind. Love you all!
Christi Tomme
December 13, 2020
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