Robert Dale McCord died Sunday, June 21, 2009, in Kingman at age 75 from a cerebral aneurism.
Bob was born in Shamrock, Texas, on Nov. 5, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margory McCord; and his son, Robert McCord. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara; daughters, Patricia of California, and Mary and son-in-law, John Robinson of Kingman; sister, Senara Moss; and brothers, James and Shannon McCord. He leaves five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Bob served in the United States Border Patrol from 1957 through his retirement in 1983. Bob began his career in Brownsville, Texas. Bob's career brought him many rewards both personally and professionally, and included written recognition from J. Edgar Hoover, Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy. During Bob's career he lived and worked in Northern and Southern California, was the Assistant Regional Commissioner in Dallas, and retired as Chief Patrol Agent in Yuma. Bob held several positions and remained an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Retired Border Patrol Officers.
After retirement, Bob and his wife Barbara settled in Duncanville, Texas, where Bob was an active member in the John Hopkins Senior Center Choir and Performing Actors Group. Bob was never afraid to try new things and was the only man in his senior exercise class.
Bob was a proud husband, father and grandfather. Bob enjoyed meeting new people, visiting friends and neighbors, playing cards and spending his afternoons on his riding lawn mower. Bob and Barbara moved to Kingman in 2005 where Bob was a member of the Connect Point Church.
Bob will be remembered for his generous spirit, great humor and his ready smile.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Connection Point Church, 4435 N. Shadow Road, Kingman.
Donations in his name can be made to The Border Patrol Museum, 4315 Woodrow Bean, Trans Mountain Road, El Paso, Texas 79924.