Arch McNamara dies at age 80
Arch McNamara, 80, of Temple died March 30 at a Temple nursing Home.
Services were held April 3 in Salado Cemetery with Dr. Jerry Bawcom officiating.
He was born Aug. 29, 1919 in Palenas Orientes, Cuba on a sugar plantation to Ambrose and Imogene Gamel McNamara. He married Dorothy Delaney in Laredo on Jan. 27, 1962. He was the great-grandson of Col. E.S.C. Robertson, founder of Salado. He served in the 5th Air Force in World War II in the south Pacific. He was an independent insurance broker for many years. He attended the University of New Mexico, University of Miami and was a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown. He was a lifetime member of The Sons of Confederate Veterans and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Central Texas Area Museum.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy McNamara of Temple and step-sister, Daisy Dickson of Norfolk, VA.
Memorials may be made to Central Texas Area Museum of Salado, One North Main Street, Salado, TX 76571
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.