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Bydler W. "BW" Bobo

ALTUS  Funeral for Bydler W. "BW" Bobo, 77, Altus, will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel in Altus.

Interment with military honors will follow at Altus City Cemetery under direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Crematory.

Bydler W. "BW" Bobo passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018. Bydler was born May 19, 1940, in Petersburg, W.Va., to Presley and Nettie (Whetzel) Bobo. He graduated from Petersburg High School in 1958. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February 1962. He married Dottie Jo VanMeter on June 11, 1960. They had two sons, Robert Bobo and Brian Bobo. Mr. Bobo proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, retiring in February 1986 as a master sergeant. His air force career took him to Greenville, S.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Dover, Del.; Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam; Hampton, Va.; Thailand; and Altus. He started a second career as an aircraft mechanic in April 1997 with the civil service "A" Team at Altus Air Force Base and retired from this job in August 2015.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Altus and served as an usher and greeter. He loved spending time with his family, especially his sons during their college football days. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a former member of the Altus Bass Masters Club. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, golfing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Dottie, of Altus; sons: Robert Bobo and wife, Tracey, of Rockwall, Texas; and Brian Bobo and wife, Cammie, of Hutchinson, Kan.; grandchildren: Braden and Regan Bobo of Rockwall, Texas; and Braxton and Brityn Bobo of Hutchinson, Kan.; two sisters: Darlene Farris and husband, Tom, of Fort Worth; and Carol Demcak and husband, Jack, of Ranchos Palos Verde, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gene Bobo; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and Robert Williams.

The family will greet friends during visitation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

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 For those who are unable to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live webcast of the service beginning at 12:58 p.m. Monday. To access the web-cast, visit and click on "Bydler W. Bobo." A blue tab will say "watch webcast," inviting viewers to join the webcast.

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