Bobby Orval Blackmon
June 3, 1941 – April 15, 2021
Bobby Orval Blackmon, 79, of Frisco, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was born on June 3, 1941, in Dallas, to the late Culbert & Maureen (Davis) Blackmon. Bobby was a 1960 graduate of North Dallas High School. He went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Army for 11 year, the United States Airforce for 18 years, and then retired from the Air Force Reserves. Bobby was a very proud American and was patriotic throughout his life.
Bobby worked for various companies over the years, Western Electric - now known as AT&T; Autozone, Cherry Air, CRST Trucking Company and then retired from Walmart after 20 years of service as a mechanic. He was truly a man of all trades and demonstrated that not only in his professional life but in his personal life.
Bobby was a lover of life and enjoyed all that life had to offer. He had a great sense of humor, loved telling jokes, and never met a stranger! He enjoyed traveling, jogging, watching Wheel of Fortune, and had a sweet tooth (especially donuts!). Bobby was great with numbers and had an amazing memory to recall information. He had a strong faith and love for God and his church and was a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church (where he met his wife, Linda) and, most recently, First United Methodist Church in Allen. Most of all, Bobby had a love of cars and planes, and had vast magazine collection of both interests. Bobby was a NASCAR fanatic, was a member of the Morning Maniacs Car Club, and loved his 1957 Belair Chevy. He enjoyed going to air shows and knew the ins and outs of airplanes, especially the ones he worked on over the years. Bobby’s larger than life personality and heart will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his former wife and friend, Elizabeth Blackmon; and son, Robert Todd Blackmon in 2015. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 23 years, Linda Blackmon; daughter, Lisa Pool of Laredo, TX; stepchildren, Patricia Ort of Flora, IL, Diane Zehner of Effingham, IL, Kathy (Dennis) Tapper of Aledo, TX; and William (Brandy) Rinehart of Little Elm; 12 grandchildren, Taylor Pool, Natalie Pool, Jason Hancock, Brandon (Jacqueline) O’Connor, Tiffany (Chris) Wicke, Tanara (Alex) McDonald, Colin (Adelia) Sulzberger, Quade Parker, Alexa Parker, Preslie Rinehart, Baker Rinehart, and Drew Rinehart; 16 great-grandchildren, Genessa, Jonathan, Jordan, Nala, Akira, Yori, Adelyn, Ben, Isabel, Charlotte, Andrew, Haley, Carson, Arlen, & Ronan; and sister, Ruby (Jerry) Snow of Ben Wheeler, TX.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002, with Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch and Rev. Walt Lundy co-officiating. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Bobby Orval Blackmon
May 5, 2021
I remember Bobby when we were all involved in Garland politics and philanthropic endeavors. When he was going through his divorce, I invited him to visit Lovers Lane United Methodist Church's Single Friends class where he met and married Linda and made so many great friends. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed.
May 1, 2021
I am a member of Allen Area Classics Car Club. We have been meeting on Thursday nights in front of Stacy Furniture for many years. At least 2 or 3 times a year Bobby would come by on his way home from work. He loved to talk about his cool Chevy and check out the other cars that were there.
We will miss you Bobby.
Jo and Jim Laswell
April 27, 2021
Bobby was a truly kind and wonderful man! We were fortunate to share many good times with him and Linda in our Sunday school class at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. We remember his beautiful smile and always upbeat attitude! We were blessed to have called him our friend and we will miss him. Rest in Peace dear friend.
Fran (Haltom) Weir
April 25, 2021
It's been a very long time since I have seen Bob, since I left Dallas and Lovers Lane Methodist in 2002. I didn't know him well, but what I do remember was his warmth, and the fact that he always had a warm, welcoming smile.
What a wonderful family legacy he has left. My prayers are with all of you, especially you Linda, and I pray for comfort and peace for his family and friends.
Linda & Keith Stanley
April 25, 2021
We have been friends and Sunday School classmates with Bobby & Linda for many years. We have many good memories of our friendship during those years. Our hearts go out to his family. Bobby will be missed.
Rest in peace, good friend.
Keith & Linda Stanley
Jim & Lucy
April 25, 2021
I knew Bobby at Lovers Lane UMC in the Singles Friends Sunday school class; first in the 1980's as singles. Then again , we were in a couples SS class with him and Linda. As the obit stated, he was very friendly, never meeting a stranger and always with a smile! There were a lot of good times with all the single friends and then with our couples' social gatherings! Bobby will be greatly missed, but memories will always be with all his family and friends.
Hugs to the family,
Jim & Sue Lucy
April 23, 2021
I meet Bobby and Todd at a car show about 7 years ago and he has been a good friend ever since , We have gone to swap meets and car show and enjoyed the friendship and common passions of
hobbies including aircraft . I will as will my wife Kandy miss him dearly but know we will see him again one day in the best place of all Heaven with our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ , Until then remember us Bobby .
Brenda Carter Huber
April 21, 2021
Seeing Bobby and chatting with him at our ‘59 reunion and the Alumni Breakfast before Covid, makes me appreciate our brief moments of contact more now. At the breakfast, Bobby seemed to be struggling to remember someone associated with me. I noticed and remembered my dear friend Nancy Ware Grover in her early stages of memory loss which concerned me. . Bobby was kind and a gentleman. We must not take friendships for granted as we often do. Rest in Peace Bobby. You lived a good life and thank you for your service.