Pechal services held Feb. 24
Bobby Pechal ,Sr., 69, of Salado, formerly of Temple, died Feb. 20, 2005 at Scott & White Hospital after a short illness.
Serices will be held 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Temple with Rev. Hubert Austin, Dr. Bill Boyd and Rev. Doug Blackford officiating.
Pechal was born to Will Walter and Dollie Cantrell Pechal April 1, 1935 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Temple. He graduated from Temple High School in 1953.
He played minor league baseball for the New York Giants farm system and was a pitcher in the Amateur Softball Association Fast Pitch which went to the national meet in 1976 and 1977.
He started work for the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Sep. 22, 1953, and retired as assistant trainmaster in 1991 from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad after 38 years of service.
He married Mary Ann Younts on April 8. 1953 in Temple. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Temple.
Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann Pechal, of Salado; one son, Bobby H. Pechal, Jr. and bis wife Pamela, and two grandsons, Bobby Pechal, III and Bryan Pechal, all of Lawrence, KS; one nephew, Larry Pechal, of Lexington, SC; two nieces, Peggy Sanderford, of San Antonio, and Melissa Tillery, of Dallas.
He was preceded in death by one brother, William Pechal, on Feb. 4, 2005.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 102 N. Second St, Temple TX 76501.
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.