Bobby H. Flanagan, of Bossier City, LA, born on July 21, 1933 in Many, LA went to be with the Lord on October 6, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ethel Flanagan of Blanchard, LA, brother, Guerdon Flanagan of Bossier City, grandsons, John Robert Schwalke and Michael Allen Schwalke, II, and son-in-law Michael Allen Schwalke, M.D. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna J. Flanagan, his 5 children, Bobby D. Flanagan and wife, Sally, of Benicia, CA, Jim H. Flanagan and wife, Cindy, of Hosston, LA, Becky Burress and husband, Bobby, of Bismarck, AR, Carol Schwalke of Shreveport, LA, and Sharyl Boudreau and husband, Damon, of Haughton, LA. He is the proud Grandpa, Papa and Papaw of 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He was stationed at Air Force Bases throughout the world, specifically in Morocco, England and the US, as well as serving isolated tours in Korea and Iwo Jima. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for 20 years at Barksdale Air Force Base in Civil Service at the Fire Department, where he became Asst. Fire Chief. “Chief” had high standards and accepted no excuses, but his men worked hard and respected him. For the past 19 years, he proudly volunteered with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Department as a member of the Posse.
He enjoyed being kicked back in his recliner watching Fox News, Westerns and anything John Wayne. He was also a lifetime, avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Traveling across the country with Donna, the love of his life, to visit family and friends brought him great pleasure. His life serves as an example to all who loved him. He was a dedicated husband, patriarch to his family and served his country and Lord with integrity.
Visitation will be at 2:00pm on Friday, October 9th, 2015 at Bellaire Baptist Church. Immediately following, at 3:00pm, will be the funeral, officiated by Dr. Randy Harper. Graveside services will follow at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Haughton. Thank you to the many nurses, therapists and physicians that cared for him at WK-Pierremont, as well as his many visitors that came to see him over the last several months.
Condolences may be shared at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.