Robert J. Harding

March 1, 1931May 13, 2018

Bob Harding passed away May 13, 2018 surrounded by his family at the age of 87. His Family is rejoicing over his reunion with his daughter Sharon and many other loved ones waiting for him in heaven. To many he was known as Bobby Joe or Big Bob. He always had a good story or joke to tell and loved making others laugh.

A native of McGregor, Texas Bob broke many state track records in high school which earned him a full scholarship to play football and run track at Texas Christian University. While attending TCU he met and married the love of his life Darlene.

For 35 years he worked for Kraft foods. Among many honors he won national district of the year as district sales manager.

Bob and Darlene moved to Hideaway in 1993. Bob was active in multiple community organizations and groups such as Kiwanis and Hideaway Lake Community Church.

He is survived by his wife Darlene of 66 years; as well as brother Jan Krause and wife Sally Jane of McKinney, Texas; brother Jon Krause and wife Bonnie of McGregor, Texas; son Patrick and wife Teresa of Wilmington, North Carolina; grandson Brian and wife Rene of Plano, Texas; grand-daughter Tara and husband Richard of Wilmington, North Carolina; grandson Steven of Manhattan, New York; grand-daughter Laura and husband Jeffrey Strickland of Irving, Texas ;and four great grandchildren Kyle, Caleb, Gil, and Carolina.

He is preceded in death by his mother Annie Krause; brother L.A Krause; and daughter Sharon Hopper.

Memorials in Bob's name can be made to St. Jude Medical, 6907 Preston Road, Plano, Texas 75024.


  • St. Jude Medical


23 May

Memorial Service

11:00 a.m.

Hideaway Lake Community Church

Hideaway, Texas


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Cyndi Walton

May 15, 2018

Mrs. Darlene and family,
We have been praying over your family for peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father. We pray He will bless you with sweet and precious memories of Bob to bring comfort in the days and weeks ahead. The powerful influence of grandparents has never been more evident than in your precious family. You and Big Bob are the bestest!! (( Big heart hugs to you, Steven and Laura ))

Duane & Cyndi Walton