Obituary for Bobby McWilliams
Bobby Jean McWilliams, 92, passed away peacefully in the Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 with her brother Sam by her side. Bobby was born in Oklahoma on April 10, 1925 and was the first and only daughter of Scott and Susie Castleberry.
Bobby finished high school in May 1943 and went immediately to Draughons Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas. Soon after arriving in Wichita Falls, Bobby met a young man by the name of William E. “Mac” McWilliams who was standing outside the drug store in his soldiers uniform. A mere walk together turned into a date and eventually Bobby and Mac were true love destined for life.
Being by Mac’s side during their travels through the military, Bobby worked as a secretary at Fredrick Air Force Base and the University of Illinois before returning home to settle in Oklahoma. Following a move to Texas, Bobby also utilized her secretarial skills at NASA Space Center. Bobby received her real estate license, became a broker and enjoyed her career choice for 16 years prior to retirement.
In the midst of their career travels, Bobby and Mac started a loving family with their two boys. Larry, born January 28, 1946, and Darryl born October 8, 1949.
Bobby and Mac were workers and enjoyed the career choices that were made. Together they also made a choice to enjoy life, and did so by finding their joy in fishing. They traveled to different places like the lakes in Eastern Oklahoma, and White River in Arkansas. Sometimes Bobby would even go with Mac and the boys to scout camp at Camp Garland to fish.
Following retirement and some health matters, Bobby and Mac visited a place called Spanish Cove in Yukon Oklahoma and knew that this place was where they wanted to spend the rest of their years together. In 1994, Bobby and Mac sold their home, moved from Texas and celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary at Spanish Cove Retirement Home where they spent their days before going home to be with their Lord. Graveside Service will be held Monday January 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Smith & Turner Mortuary.