Robert Henry "Bob" Dunlavy, was born Sept. 15, 1929 in Eagle Lake and passed away July 29, 2010 in a hospital in Corpus Christi, surrounded by his family. Bob moved to Corpus Christi in 1941, graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1948, served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and then worked at Koch (Flint Hills) for 26 years before his retirement.

He was an avid hunter, who loved to hunt with his sons. He was passionate about his "gun" hobby. Many came to him for help with hunting and gun problems or just a good story. He loved a good joke if it was on him or he was playing it on you.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Henry "Bobby" Dunlavy Jr.; his parents, Clyde Dunlavy and Tommie Dunlavy Bowie, Bill and Ruby Benton and Hazel Dunlavy; and his step brother, Houston Scarborough.

Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lou Ann Dunlavy of Corpus Christi; sons, Bill (Judy) Dunlavy of Alice, and Tom (Starla) Dunlavy of Corpus Christi; grandsons, Billy (Ashli) Dunlavy of Alice, Joby Dunlavy of Austin, and Ryan Dunlavy of Corpus Christi; granddaughter, Lezlie Dunlavy of Corpus Christi; great-grandsons, Dustin Peterson and Walker Dunlavy of Alice; step dad, Phillip (Vernie) Bowie, Ronnie and Mike Bowie and families; sister, Sally (Clyde) Pray of Cedar Lane; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with David Tiner officiating. Burial followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Tommy Miller, Rick Solomon, Mike LaRose, Billy Dunlavy, Joby Dunlavy and Jody Keys. Honorary pallbearers were Jack "Sonny" Connor, Joe Hinojosa, Joe Fears, David Miller, Dennis Meyers and Jeff Janak.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home