Bobby Neal Pantalion Sr.

July 13, 1935March 23, 2014
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Bobby Neal Pantalion was born July 13, 1935, in Nacogdoches Texas, to Matt and Minnie Pantalion.

Bobby was the youngest of five children. He grew up in Nacogdoches County and graduated from Nacogdoches High School. After graduating high school in 1935, Bobby worked in the cattle industry throughout East Texas buying, selling, and transporting cattle. Bobby served two terms in the United States Army during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. His service to his country was one of the greatest periods of his life. He reflected upon it often with deep admiration and fond memories of his fellow servicemen.

Bobby returned to Nacogdoches where he continued his love of bull riding, farming and ranching. He maintained a large herd of cattle throughout his life and contracted for Holly Farms and Tyson for more than 30 years. Bobby was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents Matt and Minnie Pantalion, James Frank Pantalion, Ross Vincent Pantalion, and Matthew Lamar Pantalion.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Flora Nell Wells Pantalion of Nacogdoches; sister, Lera Pantalion Cordova of Atascocita, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Angela Pantalion Webb and Duncan White Webb of Boerne, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin Pantalion Smith and Slaton Sharp Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; and his son Bobby Neal Pantalion, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada. Bobby is also survived by his 5 grandsons, Hayden William Webb, attending Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; Blake Matthew Webb, attending Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, Texas; and Samuel Gunnar Smith, Jake Pantalion Smith, and Robert Aaron Augustus Smith, all of Nacogdoches, Texas.

The family wishes to express our deepest love and gratitude to our sitters who have become a part of our family and provided the highest level of personal care and affection: Katherine Richardson, Miracle Rhodes, Britnaey Fowler, SeQuoya Mayfield, Shely Leonard, Charles Royal, and Christie Thomas.

The family also wishes to thank our loving and caring physicians: Dr. Ed Furniss, Dr. Hannah Deppisch, and Dr. Loyd Whitley.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Appleby Sand Road in Nacogdoches with Monsignor James E. Young and Father Joseph Lourdusamy officiating. Interment will follow at Swift Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel with a rosary following at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions may be made in his name to CASA of Deep East Texas, PO Box 635252, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75963-5252. 936-560-4711.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches. Online memories and condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bobby Neal Pantalion Sr.

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April 1, 2014

Angie - I am so sorry. I lost my dad almost 5 years ago, I will be praying for you and your family.
I love you,
Jaye Midkiff Hansen

Anne Derfus

March 30, 2014

Robin, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

March 28, 2014

Pantalion Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel Blessed to have met the family members I had the privilege of meeting. What a Beautiful family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless,
Melva~Memorial Specialty Hospital

March 27, 2014

Robin and Slaton,
David and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your dear family in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Christie Ivy

Lisa Henderson & Terry Christopher

March 27, 2014

Bobby Pantalion was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tina Y'Barbo Gillespie

March 27, 2014

Heaven has gained a treasure. This week I have relived so many great memories made with Bobby Neal, Nell and Angie. Bobby Neal was always a treat to be around and made you feel special. There has been quite a reunion in Heaven this week. I can hear him talking to Matt and Minnie. "Now, listen to what I am telling you!" Thank you for all the childhood memories.
Nell, Angie, Robin and Neal.....the amount of friends paying tribute to Bobby at visitation was a testament to the wonderful, kind man he was. Made me proud for you guys to see the love and impact he had on his friends lives. Bobby loved his family and was a great man to call "Dad." May you continue to have peace in your hearts and be filled with Gods blessings.

Kati Bush

March 27, 2014

Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

March 27, 2014

My deepest sympathies to the family, Bobby was a great man always ready to jump in there and give you a hand at whatever you were doing. It was "always" a pleasure to visit with him, and he always ask about your family. So in conclusion, I could go on..... for some time, you were Loved by so many you touched in your gentle way, you will be missed! May God wrap his arms around your family and give them comfort to cope with their loss. My Love and prayers to the family. Carolyn Packard Foraker.

Lori Graves-Loria

March 27, 2014

Praying for the Pantalion family! So sorry to hear of your loss! So many fond memories of your Dad!

Corey Guarnere

March 27, 2014

I remember that old silver and blue ford stopping me on that old dirt road, and Mr Bobby tellin me "Now son if you wanna get on them hogs quit foolin around here and come on behind the house, you'll catch plenty there!"