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Robert Force

April 17, 1933 — February 6, 2024

Robert Force

Graveside services for Robert Truman "Bob" Force, Sr., 90, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Greenacres Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Nolan River Road Baptist Church.

Bob passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024, in Cleburne. He was born in Cleburne on April 17, 1933, the son of Ersi (Scott) and Benjamin Franklin Force.

Bob attended Cleburne schools and graduated from CHS in 1953. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955 and served in the Army reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1961.

Bob was a letter carrier with the United States Post Office in Cleburne from 1964 -1992, where he served in several offices for the postal union. During this time, he also owned and operated Force Livestock Photography. Bob married Glenda Bascom on November 8, 1978, and they owned and operated Studio Two Frame Shop located on N. Main Street from 1981-1995.

Bob was active in the community and served in many capacities to make our town a better place to live. From 1980-1984, he was a member of the board for City of Cleburne Planning and Zoning where he served on a number of committees. In April of 1987, he was elected to Cleburne City Council Single Member District Place Three. Bob was re-elected in May of 1989, serving until May of 1991. In Jan of 2003, he was appointed to the Cleburne City Council. Bob was then elected to another two-year term and then was reelected in May of 2005.

Due to his dedication to his community, Bob received many accolades. He twice received the Award for Patriotic Service in support of U.S. Savings Bonds from the U.S. Department of Treasury and was Volunteer of the Year for the U.S. Postal Service Cleburne, Texas, recognized by Anthony M. Frank, Postmaster General of the United States and Charles Seay, Postmaster of Cleburne.

Bob received the 1999 Volunteer Award from the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and was the Field Marshall for Whistle Stop Cleburne.

In 2002, he was honored as Citizen of the Year Award by the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce "for outstanding and continuous service to the community, given through dedication and a caring spirit".

In January of 2003, Bob was again honored for serving as the Field Marshall of Whistle Stop Cleburne by receiving an Appreciation Award from the City of Cleburne, given by Mayor Thomas C. Hazlewood and City Manager Chester Nolan.

In addition to his dedication to the City of Cleburne, Bob was also a member of Nolan River Road Baptist Church, Elks Lodge #811, the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce, Cleburne Area Quilt Guild, and the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Although he continued to serve his community, Bob and Glenda spent their "golden years" traveling with his sister, Judy and her husband, John, in their travel trailers enjoying life! They were also frequent visitors to the homes of all their children and took an active part in their grandchildren's lives. Their great grandchildren were an added bonus they cherished.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Force; great granddaughter, Kadance West; and granddaughter, Amber Hunter.

Bob is survived by his sons, Robert Force, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Graham, Texas; Roger Bascom and wife, Brett, of Bremerton, Washington; daughters, Janice Force of Cleburne and Carol Wilbourn and husband, Wendell; sister, Judy Britton and husband, John, of Cleburne; nephews, Chris Britton and wife, Tiffiny and their daughter, Shelby, and Scott Britton and his children, Tyler, Karlie, and Tinsley; grandchildren, Bradley Force, Christin Force, Cameron Force, Alisie Poe, Ashlee Poe, Amanda Hewitt, Angie Johnston and husband, Robert, Adam West, and Alisha Triplet and husband, Steven; great grandchildren, Jade Adair, Rain Adair, Daniel Ramirez, Cerra Ramirez, Cynthia Longoria, Chelsea Johnson, Destiny Johnson, Haley Jones, Makenzi Jones, Cassi Johnson, Candice Shadle, Carissa Johnson, Tyler West, Gavin Triplet, Liam Triplet, and Austin Hunter; great-great grandchildren, Adriels Ramirez, Alvaya Ramirez, Alex Ramirez, Xavier Gonzales, Khamani White, Clayton Paluga, Carson Loudermilk, Hazel Boone, C.J. Boone, and Mila Galloway; and a host of other family members and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nolan River Road Baptist Church or to Whistle top Cleburne.

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Past Services


Friday, February 9, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Nolan River Road Baptist Church

820 N. Nolan River Road, Cleburne, TX 76033

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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