Bobby E. Florence
November 17, 1945 - June 27, 2021
Clovis, California - Bobby E. Florence was born November 17, 1945 in Exeter, California to Stanley and Osa Florence. He passed away peacefully on June 27, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bobby was a graduate of Corcoran High School, class of 1963 where he excelled in all sports, especially baseball. After graduation he attended College of the Sequoias and 4C's Business college. He proudly served his Country in the Army Reserves where he was stationed at Fort Huachua in Arizona.
Bobby began his banking carrier in 1968, with Wells Fargo Bank and spent twelve years in operations and bank management becoming one of the first Personal Banking Officers in the industry. With his outgoing personality he was very successful and developed many long lasting business relationships. In 1980, he made a change to Fresno Bank of Commerce (which later evolved to Bank of Fresno and Valley Wide Bank) where he became President of Business Development and Marketing. He then moved to Clovis Community Bank in 1995, as Vice-President of Business Development until 2000 when he made his last career move to County Bank and then retired in 2008.
Bobby was an avid golfer and long-time member of Sunnyside Country Club. He was known for his outgoing personality and he developed many long-lasting friendships and business relationships on the golf course. During this time, he was also President of the SPCA for five years. After retirement Bobby could usually be found playing at Eagle Springs Golf Course three days a week.
Bobby is survived by the love of his life, Claudia Froehlich, who he enjoyed many wonderful years with, and by his three daughters, Brittney Spangle (Roland), Tiffany Langdon (David) and Cassie Florence, as well as a grandson, Brian Mann, Jr. and two granddaughters, Sofie and Scotland Langdon, his sisters-in law, Char Florence and Joanie Florence and many nieces and nephews. Bobby will also be greatly missed by his best friend and canine companion, Dude. Bobby was pre-deceased by his parents, Stanley and Osa Florence, his sister Gwen Florence Woitalla, and his brothers, Lewis Florence and Stanley Florence.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Hackett, Anabel, Myra and Joel at C-Care for their kindness and support during Bobby's battle with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to the Central California SPCA, 103 S. Hughes, Fresno, CA 93706.
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Published by Fresno Bee on Jul. 25, 2021.