Robert Dale McClanahan April 2, 1935 to September 8, 2020
Born to Phillip and Miriam McClanahan on April 2, 1935 in Salina, Kansas.
Bob moved to Albany, Oregon at the age of 2, where he would meet and marry Eleanor Chilcote. Bob and Eleanor moved to the Phoenix metro area in 1967, where he worked for the airlines for over 20 years, raised the family and lived for the remainder of his life.
In his later retirement years, Bob relaxed and enjoyed riding his tractor to feed the cows and chickens with the help of his grandchildren. He would also go camping, hiking and hunting with his grandchildren. Bob also enjoyed a friendly game of Cribbage.
Bob had the ability to fix anything that was broken and would work on many different things from machinery, wood and cars, he loved working on Volkswagen Beetles especially.
Survived by his loving wife Eleanor of 65 happy and wonderful years, 2 children – Denice and Julaine, 7 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
In addition to family, Bob will be missed by innumerable friends that he made as he served the lord.
Blessed is the man who does not walk
In the counsel of the wicked
Or stand in the seat of mockers
But his delight is in the law of the Lord
And on his law he mediates day and night
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither.
Whatever he does prospers.