ALICE - Robert "Bobby" Ervin McMurry, 78, was born November 20, 1928, in Beaumont, Texas, and went to be with our Lord on February 3, 2007. Bobby was a well known and respected drilling consultant in south Texas and beyond. He retired in 2000. He was a Master Mason in S.B. Mosser Lodge #912 in Alice, a Knights Templar Mason, and a 32nd degree mason in the Scottish Rite in the Valley of San Antonio. Mr. McMurry was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin M. and Anna Wyatt McMurry; his brother, Sidney Lee McMurry; and his aunt, Lee McMurry Ponder.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Ovyda E. McMurry of Alice; five daughters, Kyle Ann (Don) Jamerson of Alice, Katie (Juan) Bahamon of Corpus Christi, Mardi Johnson and Mickey Sullivan of Goliad, Audrey (Manny) Aprile of Houston and Shirley (Emmitt) Pearson of Alvin; 14 grandchildren, Billy and Tammy Wursthorn, Wayne and Marcie Wursthorn, Christy and Jeff Robinson, Jonathan Bahamon, Erika Bahamon, Jennifer Bahamon, Monica Conner, Bobby and Debbie Baldeschwiler, Keith Baldeschwiler, Michael Roberts, Rochelle Aprile, Anthony Aprile, Robert and Kristyn Pearson, and Kenneth and Abbey Pearson; and 14 great-grandchildren, Wesley Wursthorn, Ashley Wursthorn, Brooke Wursthorn, Kathryn Keely Robinson, Will Baldeschwiler, Wesley Baldeschwiler, Jordan Roberts, Emily Roberts, Cory Roberts, Preston Scott Pearson, Hattie Marie Pearson, Makayla Bullard, and Makenna Bullard.

Visitation will be Monday February 5, 2007 from 2 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, February 6,2007 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice. Burial will follow in the Alice Cemetery, with Masonic rites conducted by the S. B. Mosser Lodge #912 of Alice.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.

-Paid Obituary