Col. Robert "Bob" Hallmark, (Ret.)

July 12, 1934March 16, 2014

Robert “Bob” Charles Hallmark, 79, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on March 16, 2014. Bob was deeply devoted in his Christian faith and represented all that is good, pure and noble. He filled his life with unwavering dedication to his country and was admired by all who knew him as “an officer and a gentleman.”

Born on July 12, 1934 in Lampasas, Texas, Bob grew up in Austin, attended LSU on a basketball scholarship, graduated from the University of Nebraska, and received a Masters Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. He served in the United States Army with unwavering dedication to his country for over 22 years as a Combat Infantry Officer, Army Ranger, Master Aviator and an aide to three generals. He received numerous commendations for valor and meritorious service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Additionally, he earned commendations from the General Chief of Staff of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. Bob was extremely proud to be given the assignment as a Commander in the 3rd Infantry “Old Guard,” the Army’s elite ceremonial unit in the Nation’s Capital that handles Presidential ceremonies, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and conducting funerals in Arlington National Cemetery. In the late 1990’s, Bob was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. At his retirement ceremony in 1975, Colonel Hallmark received the following commendation from Major General Robert G. Yerks, USA, Commanding, “. . . it is my privilege, on behalf of a proud United States Army and a very grateful people, to say ‘thank you.”

Bob lived in Sun City, Georgetown, Texas for the past 15 years with his wife Barbara Hallmark where he faithfully served his church and community. He helped acquire property and build homes for Habitat for Humanity and served on the Board of Directors for Georgetown’s Palace Theatre.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Alice Hallmark and son-in-law, Ben Beavers. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sister Kay McHaney; children; Donna Beavers, Ronda and husband Gary Adamson, Robert Hallmark, Jr., Jennifer and husband Cade Rhudy; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 20th of March, 2014 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. A memorial service will be held at The Worship Place at eleven o'clock in the morning on Saturday, the 29th of March. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Worship Place Building Fund, 811 Sun City Boulevard, Georgetown, Texas, 78633.

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX, 512-863-2564.



  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 29, 2014


  • Interment

Col. Robert "Bob" Hallmark, (Ret.)

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Scot McHaney

August 19, 2014

Dear Barbara I am writing this from overseas during the burial at Arlington - even now they will be playing taps at the cemetery - I wish I could be there in person. Uncle Bob was always a hero to me, sharing stories and valuable time with an admiring nephew when he came to visit the family or when we were all together at Lampasas. I am glad that he found peace and joy with our Lord and with you. All my prayers. Scot

Judith Carver

March 24, 2014

Dear Barbara: Gary and I went to Bolivia with Bob and we grew to really know some of him and would have enjoyed having a continued friendship at Wellspring but situations were not to be. He was a wonderful man and always gave more or as much as anyone in all of his activities. I am glad you had some precious years with him. Our hearts ache for you and praise for Bob in his heavenly home. Our loving memories; Gary and Judith Carver

March 19, 2014

Barbara = Jack and I are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing - he will be truly missed - you were a great couple - If there is anything at all we can do please let us know -

Rae Lynch-Trujillo

March 19, 2014

Bob Hallmark was my neighbor for two years when I first moved to Sun City. He was a very kind and thoughtful man. He wanted to get involved when he first came to Sun City to make the neighborhood a better place - so he ran for Neighborhood Rep and was selected. He got N-6 organized in a most professional manner and we still enjoy the things he started. We will always miss him.

Arden Trevino

March 18, 2014

The Georgetown Palace Theatre sadly mourns the loss of one of our very influential board members. Bob Hallmark served loyally and regularly to the board of the Palace Theatre, during a time when board members were deeply involved in the day to day operations and working very hard to develop the organization.
We honor and appreciate his service to us and to the community in which he lived. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Thanks Bob! It was great working with you.

March 18, 2014

Terry and I are so sorry to learn about Bob's passing. He was a great guy, and you two were such a wonderful couple. Be comforted by all your wonderful memories of him. Love, Dani Macfarlane