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Bobby Joe Musslewhite

November 6, 1931 — March 5, 2017

Funeral services for Bobby Joe Musslewhite will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Ralph Carter will officiate the service, and interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Military funeral honors will be presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Bobby Joe Musslewhite was born in Arp, Texas on November 6, 1931 to Charles and Julia Evelyn (Chadwick) Musslewhite. His father passed away when he was just eleven years old, and Bobby began to work at an early age to help support his family. After graduating from Arp High School, he attended the University of Texas for about three semesters. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Upon his discharge from the Army, Bobby went to Hobbs, New Mexico to work for this brother, Otis, drilling water wells. He eventually moved to Houston where he met Sara Ann Waldrip. The two where united in marriage on January 26, 1957. Bobby soon began working for Hughes Tool Company, now Baker Hughes. He retired in 1988 after thirty-two years as an inventory control manager.

In his earlier years, Bobby spent some time in Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana. From 1969 to 1992, he and Sara Ann lived in Pasadena and then moved to Madisonville from 1992 to 2010. Many other relatives lived not far from he and his wife. Some years after the death of his wife on August 16, 2005, Bobby moved back to Pasadena to live with his daughter.

Bobby loved to spend time outside working in his flower beds and vegetable garden. Many of the vegetables grown by Bobby were canned by his wife, Sara Ann. He loved God and his family. He frequently took time out of his life to visit the sick and always helped those in need. Bobby was a loving father and grandfather.

He passed away on March 5, 2017 in Pasadena, Texas at the age of eighty-five years. Bobby was preceded in death by both of his parents; wife, Sara Ann; brothers, Wilton and Otis and sisters, Inez and Ruby Jean. He is survived by son, Larry Musslewhite and wife, Karen, of Corinth; daughter, Julia Musslewhite of Pasadena and three grandchildren, Allison McDonald and husband, Chris, Shannon Musslewhite and Matthew Musslewhite. Also surviving is his daughters little dog Ellie May, who always sat in Bobby's lap and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas is in charge of all arrangements.

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