McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


June 3, 2014

Bob T. McClendon

McALESTER — Bob T. McClendon, 83, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Tulsa.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today at St. Antony’s. Burial was at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn of Tulsa.

Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Savanna, he was the son of Millard and Jewell (Knepper) McClendon. The family moved to Arizona soon after he was born.

He attended Arizona State University, where he joined the ROTC. After graduation, earning his bachelor of arts in business, he joined the United States Air Force.

After basic training he was on his way to Korea when his orders were canceled. After a month or two exploring Europe with a friend, he went to work for General Telephone in California, retiring in 1988. He retired as vice president-operations, General Telephone SW.

He married Huguette Masse in 1960.

Survivors include his sons, Mike McClendon, of Tulsa, and Mark McClendon and his fiancé,  Susan Ogden, and one granddaughter, Alayna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, and siblings.

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