Charles D.
Charles D. "Bob" Sturdivant, 89, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 708 S. E. 5th St., Mineral Wells 76067.
Interment: Woodland Park Cemetery, Mineral Wells.
Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 101 N. E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells.
Bob was born December 13, 1929 at Oaks Crossing on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto County. He was the second of three children born to Louie and Ellen Boon Sturdivant. While he was growing up, Bob did many odd jobs to help out and attended elementary school at the old Progress Schoolhouse.
In 1948, he joined the Army. Bob was stationed in Saipan, Guam and Puerto Rico. The Korean War broke out in June of 1950 and he was hurriedly shipped out to Japan and then to Korea. He arrived in Korea in August of 1950 and rotated out in December of 1951. Bob served with the Eighth Army, I Corp, 51st Signal Bn. He always said, "I never knew it could get that cold." After returning home he enrolled at Weatherford Jr. College. Here he met and married Joyce Coyle. They were married at the North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford on May 23, 1953. Bob and Joyce moved to Mineral Wells where he went to work for the U. S. Post Office. Together, they raised three sons.
In 1966, he bought a restaurant from the late Breesy Scarbourgh. Bob successfully ran the Chicken Go Go for about eight years. In 1974, he acquired Davidson's Hardware. He was successful in the hardware business for six years despite being burned out in 1975. Bob partnered with the late Vaughn Dunaway in 1980 to create S & D Oil, a gasoline distributor. Bob successfully operated this business for twenty years. About the year 2000, S & D Oil was sold and Bob retired from the daily grind. Over the years and in his spare time, he was active in the Palo Pinto Sheriff's Posse. He enjoyed going on the Trail Rides and the many Rodeo Parades. "Foolin" with cows was one of his favorite things to do and he did that as long as he was physically able. Bob was a shriner and a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 66 years.
A special thanks to Kindred Hospice and Bob's caregivers, especially Marisa Mallorie.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorthy Barnes.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce; three sons, Mark, Tracy, and Todd and wife, Kathy; grandson, Taylor and wife, Lauren; granddaughter, Jordan; great-granddaughters, Elizabeth, Hazel and Charlotte; and brother, Pete Sturdivant.
He did the best that he could with what he got in life. Dad always used to say, "It was a long hard road from Oaks Crossing to Western Hills."
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Mark Milliken
Nov 16, 2019
As a youngster attending Calvary Baptist church I remember him being a really friendly man. He was an excellent example of what Christianity is supposed to be. RIP.
Dina Rauma
Nov 15, 2019
I am saddened by the loss of a great & funny man. I had the pleasure of caring for him when I worked for Palo Pinto Nursing Center. He was truly a gem. May he Rest In Peace.
Calvin Allen
Nov 10, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. I first met Bob as a young maintenance man in the days of his hardware store. He would always welcome me in with a warm hand shake and a great smile. From those days until the recent past, due to his failing health, he continued to do the same.
Terry and lynne thomas
Nov 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your lose.
Rita Rigstad
Nov 08, 2019
Sturdivant family I am so sorry for your loss I enjoyed taking care of bob an joyce at palo pinto nursing home . You all are in my prayers and thoughts
Tami Stevens
Nov 08, 2019
Praying for your family in this time of loss. He will be missed !! From our family at Palo Pinto Nursing Center.
The Beaird family
Nov 08, 2019
Our sincere condolences and prayers
Joe Palmer
Nov 08, 2019
Bob was a good man
I first met Bob when we were in Air Force reserves in Ft Worth Carswell AFB and always enjoyed conversations with him. He will be missed
Our condolences!
Mark McDonald
Nov 08, 2019
Sorry about your dad he was a good man always loved chating with him, remember the old days when I and you played ball and he and my dad tried to show us what to do, he will be missed God Bless you and your family
Judy Clary Myers
Nov 07, 2019
Dearest Joyce, Mark, Tracy and Todd, there are no words to measure the enormous love I have for your family. 50+ years of precious memories we have shared! Just know my thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days and weeks. Hugs to all.
Tracy Meza
Nov 07, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayer.