C L “Bob” Neeley

C L “Bob” Neeley, 97, died at homeWednesday Dec. 11th, 2013.Memorial services will be at 2 pm MondayDec 16 at First Baptist Church Sanford withRev. Larry Brock officiating. Burial will be inWestlawn Memorial Cemetery. Arrangementsare by Brown Funeral Directors Borger, Tx.Bob was born Oct. 15, 1916 in Oblong, Illinoisto Hershel and Ida Neeley. He movedto Borger as a young boy and had been a resident of Sanford since 1931. He marriedVera Kilgore May 13, 1951. Bob retired in 1981 from Panhandle Producing Companyin Sanford after 37 years. He was a member of Isom Masonic Lodge # 1242 A.F. &A.M. in Borger and Scottish Rite in El Paso for 64 years and a member of First BaptistChurch in Sanford. Bob served as the fire chief of the Sanford Volunteer Fire Dept. for25 years and played Santa Claus in his community for over 40 years.Bob loved spending time with his family and friends and never missed an opportunityto give candy to everyone he came in contact with. In fact, he was known asthe candy man to many. He got such joy from children, as he himself was a big kid atheart.He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Ben Neeley and David Neeleyand 1 sister Delores Wooten.Survivors include a daughter Rosemarie Townsend and husband David, a grandsonClint Townsend, 2 sisters Mae Brazeal and husband Ray, Evelyn Fisher and many belovednieces and nephews and special friends George and Marie Burdette and JackieGallentine.Viewing will be from 8am to 8pm Sat. and 12pm to 6pm Sunday at Brown’s Chapelin Fritch. The family will receive visitors from 4pm to 6pm Saturday at Brown’s Chapelin Fritch.The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch, P O Box 1890, AmarilloTx 79174 or online at http://calfarley.orgServices under the direction of Brown Funeral Directors