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Bobby Joe Monroe

July 8, 1929 — October 28, 2018

Bobby Joe Monroe, 89 years young, formerly of Weatherford Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in his Arlington home surrounded by his family. The youngest of four children, Bobby was born July 8th, 1929 in Eula Tx.

Bobby was a graduate of Clyde High School in 1946. He worked 30+ years for LTV Aerospace Corporation, Vought Systems Division building several different aircraft types. After retiring from LTV he and his wife, Jeweldene bought property in Eastland where they enjoyed the country lifestyle of cattle raising. Bobby and his wife enjoyed traveling in their RV visiting county courthouses, especially those in the state of Texas. They traveled all across the United States, and Canada visiting museums and historical sites. One of Bobby’s favorite memories was walking on glaciers in the Yukon.

Bobby enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and working in his yard. Affectionately known as the Squirrel Whisperer, Bobby loved small animals that were attracted to him by his gentle spirit. Although very shy, his contagious sense of humor helped him make friends easily and diffuse uncomfortable situations. Bobby was a fiercely independent man, loving father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend who was dearly loved and will be missed by many.

Bobby was preceeded in death by his parents, Ruby Franklin Monroe and Frank Christopher Monroe, brother, Glendel E. Monroe, two infant siblings, spouse, Jeweldene Hawkins Monroe, grandson, James Warren Odom, estranged wife and mother of his three children, Hattie Goza Smithee. Bobby is survived by daughters, Katherine Monroe Jordan and her husband, Ronnie B. Jordan, of Abilene, Tx.; Deborah Monroe Mayes and her husband, Johnny Mayes III, of Waxahachie, Tx.; son, Ronald Wade Monroe and his wife Charlene Adcock Monroe of Arlington, Tx.; three stepdaughters, Sharron Sparrow, of Sisters, Ore.; Kelly Holbrook, of Arlington, Tx.; and Susan Herdecker, of The Colony, Tx.; grandsons, Clifton Wade Odom, Bryan Wendel Odom, Timothy Allen Whitley, Ronald Wade Monroe II, Kevin Joeseph Monroe, Sean Aydin Monroe, Jason Newton, Clayton Willy Ray Holbrook; granddaughters, Megan Mayes Fritz, Sarah Holbrook, Stevie Moore, Mikayla Herdecker; 12 great grandchildren, 7 great, great grandchildren; niece, Sandra Monroe Carnivele; and nephew, Jerry E. Monroe.

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful, loving, and heartfelt care given our Daddy by Heaven Sent, the Personal Assistance Service, and New Hope Hospice. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Dementia Society of America at Condolences may be sent to

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