September 15, 1953 - May 5, 2014
Robert Bordelon, 60, of Dallas, Texas, passed away May 5, 2014, following a yearlong fight with lung cancer. Born in Amarillo, he was the youngest son of Howard and Mary Jane (Peters) Bordelon and brother of William, Melinda and Evelyn.
An SMU graduate, Robert made Dallas his home for over 4 decades. His profession was television and radio advertising sales, most recently, Texas PBS/NETA. His daughter Emile was his pride and joy. Operation Kindness, a Carrolton, Texas animal rescue and adoption center, was his passion, followed closely by the Dallas Stars, and the Texas Rangers.
Robert is survived by his daughter Emile (Jason) Metcalf of Brooklyn, NY, his best friend and caregiver Kay (Stuart Cox) Bordelon of Allen, Texas, his mother Mary Jane Bordelon and sister Evelyn (Baxter Clay) Davis both of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and his brother William Howard Bordelon of Amarillo.
In Dallas, the memorial service is Monday, May 12 at 4:00 pm at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, 9800 Preston Road, Dallas. On Signal Mountain, a Mass for Robert is May 12 at 10:00 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Robert would not want flowers, rather donations to Operation Kindness, operationkindness.org or Texas PBS; 3005 S. Lamar D-109, #142; Austin, Texas 78704
Robert was a kind, private man of few, usually humorous words. He wanted it known that he felt truly loved during his life, but hoped not to see any of us too soon.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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