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Bobbie “Bob” Allison
April 14, 1932-December 30, 2020
Bobbie Allison obit pic
Bobbie “Bob” Allison went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 30, 2020.  He was born on April 14, 1932 in Colorado City, Texas.  He leaves behind his adored wife of 69 years, Vi, and his children, Denise Irvin (Roy) of Manteca, and Kathleen Blue (Jarado) of Indio.  In addition, he was blessed with three grandchildren, Dionne McDonald (David), Chad Irvin, and Adriana Blue and two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Natalia McDonald.  
   Bob spent his early years growing up in Escalon and graduated from Escalon High School.  He served his country proudly through the United States Air Force and after his discharge settled his young family in Tracy until 1973 when he moved to Manteca where he resided until his death.  He retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company after 30 years working in Tracy and Stockton.  He was a member of Refuge Church, Manteca, where he faithfully attended and served for 47 years.  
   Bob never knew a stranger, loved to tease, and was a faithful 49er fan, but it was his love for God and family that was always his priority in life.  He loved any time family was gathered together.  Weekly Sunday lunch after church, which usually included a game of pool, and summer vacations with family in Carmel were some of his favorite times.  After retirement, he enjoyed many years of travel which included most of the United States and many cruises with his wife and special friends.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather (affectionately known as BobBob), and faithful friend.  
   Bob always said “so long” instead of goodbye because he felt goodbye sounded too permanent.  Following his example, with a heavy heart but thankful spirit, his family will say “so long” in a private service at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.
   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve Bob’s family. Due to Covid restrictions there will be no public service at this time.  

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, January 16, 2021