Robert Larry Bland

December 17, 1936May 11, 2022
Robert Larry Bland, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas on May 11, 2022. He was lovingly known as Larry, Dad, Grandpa, and Poppy. Larry was born in Longview Texas on December 17, 1936, to Eschier Lee Bland and Eddie Maye Hendrix Bland. Larry lived his early childhood in Longview Texas until his family moved to Corpus Christi. Larry attended Sundeen Junior High and Sundeen High School where he played football and met his future wife. Larry married his sweetheart Betty Imhoff just days after she graduated High School on June 2, 1958. He served 4 years in the Army and upon the completion of his commitment to the Army, he began his career with the City of Corpus Christi where he worked for 38 years. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family and friends. He adored his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In recent years, he especially loved family game night on Wednesday’s. Larry is preceded in death by his father Eschier Lee Bland, his mother Eddie Maye Bland, his sister Joye Simpson, and his brother Derrel Bland. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Betty Marie Imhoff Bland, his Brother Lanny Bland, his brother Kenneth (Carol) Bland, his brother-in-law James Simpson, his children Leslie (Kenny Haney) Bland, Todd Bland, Lisa Bland Coleman, and Heath Bland, his grandchildren Joshua Bland, Kelsea (Aaron) Roggy, Elissa Bland, Breana Bland, his great-grandchildren Travis Bland, Ryan Roggy, and Connor Roggy. Larry’s wishes were that his family have a celebration of life instead of a traditional funeral. A small private family celebration will be held in June. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bland family.

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