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Bobby Jack Cruz | 1936-2010

Published Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cruz_Billy.jpgGraveside service for Bobby Jack Cruz, 74, of Boyd was to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Boyd Cemetery with the Rev. James Arrington officiating.

Cruz died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Boyd.

Born Feb. 8, 1936, in Boyd to Grover and Lola Faye (Splawn) Cruz, he was a retired brakeman for Burlington-Northern Railroad. In 1969, he married Bobbie Sue Drake in Corpus Christi.

Cruz was preceded in death by son Bobby Brent Cruz; granddaughter Jony Rose Filip; and brother Arlen Don Cruz.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Delian Cruz-Filip of Austin and Julie Faye Cruz of Dallas; sisters-in-law Mary Ellen McCanless of Arlington and Jane Olson of Corpus Christi; granddaughter Ashley Filip of Austin; and grandson Jullian Cruz of Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers were to be Mark Romine, Jimmy “Bird Dog” Wilson, Junior Williams, Alvin Bassham, Jackie Read and Leon Coleman.

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