Mr. Robert Clines

August 4, 1934November 5, 2019

Robert (Bob) Patrick Clines died peacefully in McKinney, Texas, on November 5, 2019, at the age of 85. Bob is survived by his sons, Steven Thomas Clines and his wife, Tracie, of Frisco, Texas, and Gregory Adam Clines and his wife, Katrina, of South Lyon, Michigan; sister-in-law, Donnetta Clines of Fort Worth, Texas; sister-in-law, Janet Davis of Irving, Texas; nephew, David Clines of Fort Worth, Texas; niece, Kimberly Huebner of New Bern, North Carolina; niece, Alison Winn of Irving, Texas; nephew, Paul Davis of Anna, Texas; and other grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Glenda Gail Thomas Clines; his brother, Wallace Adam Clines; and his niece, Carol Scallorn.

Bob was born on August 4, 1934, in Houston, Texas. He was adopted by two loving parents, Lemuel Telolia Clines and Erna Adam Clines. He graduated from Boerne High School in Boerne, Texas, in 1952. After graduation, he attended San Antonio College and completed an Associate of Arts degree in 1954. He then enrolled at the University of Texas and completed dual Bachelor of Business Administration and Law degrees in January 1958. Bob passed the Texas Bar Exam in 1957 and was the youngest to pass this exam at that time. With great pride in himself and of his family, he embarked on his first job as legal counsel at an insurance company in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 1962, Bob met the love of his life, Glenda, in Fort Worth, Texas, being introduced to each other by mutual friends. They married on July 6, 1963, at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. As newlyweds, they were fortunate enough to attend JFK’s last speech in Fort Worth the morning of November 22, 1963, before the tragic events of that afternoon. An unlikely pair, they grew together, each acquiring attributes the other did not possess. They were together for 41 years until Glenda’s untimely death on July 23, 2004. At her funeral, Bob spoke that a reason that he married her was that she brought him out of his shell and introduced him to the richer aspects of love and life.

Bob’s next job moved him and his family to Austin, Texas, in 1965 to work for the Texas State Insurance Board as Legal Counsel. Bob, Glenda, Steven, and Gregory then moved to Bedford, Texas, in July 1974 for Bob to start a new job as Vice President and Legal Counsel at World Service Life Insurance Company in Fort Worth, Texas. After a distinguished career as an insurance company legal counsel at subsequent companies and finally serving as president of Savers Annuity Insurance Company, Fort Worth, Texas, and Provident American Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, he retired. Even after retirement, he continued to give legal advice to those in need of his services.

While preferring solitude, his family and its origins remained fundamental to his being. Bob prided himself as an expert on many subjects that included British history, biblical archeology, and classical music even though he was notoriously tone deaf. His Church was also important aspect of his life. Bob had been a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bedford, Bedford, Texas, since 1974.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


Mr. Robert Clines

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