Alderson, William

William Robert "Bob" Alderson, Jr.

December 24, 1928 - March 6, 2017

William Robert “Bob” Alderson, Jr. of Caddo, Oklahoma passed away on March 6, 2017 at the age of 88.  He was born on December 24, 1928 to William Robert Alderson, Sr. and Nannie Louise (Swim) Alderson in Vernon, Texas.  Bob grew up in Vernon, Texas where he helped his dad farm. The family then moved to Plano, where he enjoyed sports.  He attended Texas Tech University and continued helping his dad farm. Bob married Wilma Christine Todd on April 27, 1950 in Plano, Texas.  He made a career in the insurance business.  The family moved to McKinney in 1959 and bought a Shetland pony farm.  Bob also helped Wilma at the Sweet Shop making donuts.  He always wanted a big house to host family reunions and get togethers.  Everyone was always welcome at their house and they knew they would be fed. Bob, known as “Grandpa A”, loved his family and loved going to church.  He enjoyed all kinds of sports, reading and playing a good hand of dominoes.  We all know how passionate he was about politics.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Wilma Alderson of Caddo, Oklahoma; sons, Tony Alderson and wife, Karen of Wolfe City, Texas; Pat Alderson and wife, Debbie also of Wolf City, Texas; daughter, Pam Owen and husband, Gary of Caddo, Oklahoma; sisters, Lola Wheeler of Mineola, Texas, Emma Harris of Cleburne, Texas; sisters-in-law, Betty Lott of Arizona, Obie Todd of Canton, Texas; grandchildren, Sandy Moncier, J.J. Cothran and husband, Sam, Stacy Alderson, Shannon Alderson, Michael Alderson, Molly Oliver and husband, Jarred, Matt Alderson, Mark Alderson and wife, Alexa, Scotty Owen and wife, Danielle, Chance Owen and wife, Lacey, Jennifer Wilcox and husband, Brady, Rebecca Cates and husband, Donnie, Jimmy Alderson and wife, Lisa, Justin Alderson and wife, Jessica; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nannie Alderson; son, David Alderson; daughter, Virginia Gail Alderson; brother, Homer Alderson; and sisters, Mary McCollum, Ruby Miller and Chris McCollum.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials be made in Bob’s honor to Trinity Life Church, C/O Bro. Randy Tadlock, 216 Brandi Lane, Durant, Oklahoma 74701.

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So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He lived a wonderful and blessed life with such a loving family. Sharon Hamilton, March 15, 2017 Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time. Christie C, March 11, 2017 To Wilma and the Children - Bob was a good one, one from the Greatest Generation. He loved people and especially his family. You always made us feel like family when we were in your home. With your memories and God's comfort may you all find peace in the days and weeks ahead. Mike and Carol Jones, March 9, 2017 Our hearts are sad because we will miss everything about him....his beautiful smile, his caring spirit, his giving nature, his amazing love, and at the same time, filled with joy and peace, knowing that he is with his Heavenly Father and his Savior. You all have been through quite a lot recently and I pray God's grace will continue to encourage you in the midst of everything. Thanks for allowing us the privilege of praying with and for your family. Love, Jeff, Debra, Justin & Josh Kilzer Debra Harris Kilzer, March 8, 2017 I am so saddned by your loss. I haven't seen your family in many years but I remember what a special man Bob was, as well as his entire family. You all have always held a special place in my heart. You are in my thoughts and all my prayers. God bless you all. Kristy (Rule) Benavides , March 7, 2017 We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and bless you. Bob will be missed, he always made folks feel special and it was a joy to be around him. Arvil & Essie Milligan, March 7, 2017 Wilma and family my heart goes out to you all! Bob was such a special man. I always loved him and Wilma. I won' t be able to attend the service due to surgery but I wanted you to know I will be praying that God wraps his arms around you all and gives you peace and comfort. R.I.P. Sweet Bob.
Sheila Morrow , March 7, 2017 Pat, Michael & Family- Prayers and comfort for the family. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. God speed to you all. 1st John 5:11-13 Bill Stewart, March 7, 2017 We are deeply sorry for your loss, Grandpa A was sweet man and we are so happy to have known him! You all are in our prayers! Michael, Chrissy & Family, March 7, 2017 Wilma and Family...We are so sorry for your loss. Bob will be remembered by many. May you all find comfort in your Faith, Family and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time of loss. Love to All! Darrell & Karen Darrell and Karen Price, March 7, 2017 Pam & Gary, my prayers are with you and your family. I remember your dad was so nice to all of us when our Camp Fire Girls group came out to the farm when we were kids. He had a wonderful smile, and he and your mom had a way of making us kids all feel right at home. I'm sorry for your loss. Anne (Stapleton) Skrabanek, March 6, 2017 So so sorry about Grandpa Bob, he was such an awesome man, he wil certainly be missed by so many, we loved him & will miss him! Love & prayers for Granny A & all the family. With love David & Lena David & Lena Wingfield, March 6, 2017 Pam, So sorry about your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers. Hug your Mom for me. Penni Wilde, March 6, 2017 Love, Prayers, & Peace to you all! So many precious memories. I can only imagine the celebration in heaven seeing Gail again. Love to you all ?? Cherilyn & Terry Gatten Cherilyn Gatten (the twin), March 6, 2017 Love you will miss you! You and your wife helped me and Shirley understand and make it day to day! You are now with your baby! Rodney A McDaniel, March 6, 2017 Thank you uncle Bob for showing us what the most important things in life are - God, family, and friends. You have left a lasting effect on us all that we will never forget. Wish I had made it up to see you one last time, but I'll see you again. I'm sure uncle Ray is looking for his domino buddy and has a seat saved for you. Rest in peace. Prayers for family and friends as we grieve your passing. Nancy Borden, March 6, 2017 We are so sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a nice man. Prayers lifted for all his family. Jack and Denice Burnside Webb, March 6, 2017