Robert “Bob” Marchant

Robert “Bob” Marchant was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on May 15, 1942, the son of Albert and Jennie Marchant.  He was the youngest of eight children.  He was the brother to Irene, Louise, Elizabeth, David, Nancy, Norma, and Edith.  Bob came to Texas by the way of the United States Navy in 1960, where he was stationed in Beeville, TX. He served his last nine months in Hawaii.  It was in Beeville that he met his wife of 62 years Patsy Chaney Marchant. Bob began his career in Kenedy, TX working for General Mills where he would later retire after 46 years.  He had two sons, Stephen (Patti) and Kevin (Jolene), five grandchildren, who he was so proud of and loved very much- Garret (Kacie) and Hailey, Austin, Josh, Ashley, and two great-grandchildren- Trent and Kenedy.  Bob was involved in several local organizations to include Jaycees, Rotary Club, Library Board, and City Council.  He was active in his church and enjoyed teaching Sunday School.  His enjoyment was taking care of his yard and gardening.  He Kept the birds, squirrels, and rabbits fed and watered. 

Family Visitation will be held Friday, June 28, 2024 from 9AM to 11AM with Services starting at 11AM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chape with the Rev. Walter Hill, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX.

Serving as Pallbearers: Stephen Marchant, Kevin Marchant, Garret Marchant, Austin Marchant, Josh Marchant and Brandon Martin.  

Honorary Pallbearer will be Trent Marchant.