Robert Ralph “Bob” Jorda, 89, formerly of Mexia, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Hewitt. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Mexia Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Pallbearers will be David Wren, Terry Proctor, Duane Cripe, Payton Wren, Erik Dearing and Tyler Castro.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Bob was born in Waco on July 28, 1926, to Albert Laron “Dutch” and Velma Kelly Jorda. They moved to Mexia when he was 3 years of age, where Bob grew up and attended Mexia schools, graduating MHS in the class of 1943. Bob was proud of his hometown and as he grew older, loved to reminiscence with friends, and others, about the history of Mexia.