Bobby Haire, age 77 of Blanket passed away Friday April 16, 2010 in Abilene.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park.
Bobby G. Haire was born in Cundiff, Jack County, Texas, Sept. 12, 1932. He was the oldest of three sons born to Roy C. and Lois Lee Smith Haire, who were married Dec. 24, 1930.
Surviving are his daughter, Pamela G. Jones and her husband, Dennis, Blanket, Texas; a son, Roy L. Haire and companion, Jake McDowell, Coleman, Texas; granddaughters: Bobbi Haire, Stephenville, Brooke Haire, Blanket, Texas, and Denise Jones, Blanket, Texas; his ex-wife and friend, Shirley Haire Smith, Early, Texas; brother, Charles J. Haire and his wife, Loretta; sister-in-law, Rhonda Haire, Abilene, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy C. and Lois L. Haire; grandparents, Charles C. and Lucy Wicker Haire, and Jim Dance and Martha White Smith; and younger brother, Jerry Don Haire; and his grandson, Robert Charles Jones.
Bobby grew up on farms in the Tahoka and O’Donnell area. After graduating from O’Don-nell High School in 1951, he worked for GSI Seismographic Service then enlisted in the United States Navy serving November 1951-November 1955 and four years in naval reserves. After his Navy discharge, he went to work for Halliburton Oil Company in Eunice, N.M. in 1956, working for two years; and then hiring on with El Paso Natural Gas Co. in February 1958, working and living in Hobbs, N.M.; and transferring to San Juan River Plant in Kirtland, N.M., working in gasoline plants in Kirtland and Chaco Canyon plants. He transferred from plant work to Heavy Maintenance, driving trucks and heavy equipment. After 30 years of service in El Paso – Burlington - Meridian Oil Company as it was later called, he retired in 1988.
Always busy, Bobby enjoyed driving sand and cement trucks, driving for Allstate Trucking in Farmington, N.M., worked for a time in Las Vegas, Nevada and then moved to Lake Brownwood, Texas, in 1989.
He continued to work part-time. He enjoyed camping, fishing, horses, and music. He enjoyed playing and singing at musicals and nursing homes in the area and occasionally in church.
Bobby was an active member of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Posse while living in the Farmington, N.M. area.
He was raised a Methodist, later joining the Baptist church and attended interdenominational churches. He was friendly and outgoing and will be dearly missed.