Robert Dean McPherson

Robert Dean McPherson, 91, of Pampa, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 in Pampa.

Services are pending with Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. McPherson was born October 3, 1928 in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma, to Hubert Franklin and Cassie Theora Kirby McPherson. 

In 1930 when he was just two years old his folks moved to Pampa. Bob had many accomplishments. He enlisted at the New Mexico Military Institute in 1948 to 1950, receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from the University of Texas school of law in August of 1956 and became a member of the Texas Bar Association. Robert served as City Judge of Pampa in 1960 prior to accepting a position in Juneau, Alaska as Executive Director for the Department of Commerce until 1964. From 1965 to 1968 he served with the Federal Bureau of Investigations legal staff. In 1968 he returned to Pampa as a private attorney. Robert served as County Attorney for Roberts County, and as County Attorney for Gray County from 1981-1994. Afterwards he worked with the Gray County Juvenile Detention Center, and last but not least, he graciously volunteered his time to serve as a Court Appointed Attorney. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and sister-in-law, 

Raymond Creston McPherson and wife Orvie Mildred (Hallman); a sister, 

Joyce Elexia (McPherson) Wheeler and husband Calvin “Chuck” Wheeler;

a son, Robert Randall McPherson; a niece, Orvie Marie (McPherson) Watson; and a great great-grandson, Axyl Blaze Leven.

Robert is survived by a daughter, Sandra L. (Cupp) McPherson Schaffer and husband Monte R. of Groom; a son, John H. Watson and wife Ann L. of Pampa; and three grandchildren, Sabrina M (Schaffer) Leven and husband Louis H. of Dumas, Cody R Schaffer and wife Lisa A. of Groom, and Robert P. McPherson and wife Lillian R “Becca” of Springfield, Ohio; 13 great grandchildren and 13 great great-grandchildren

Memorials may be made to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, Inc., 101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, NM 82801, University of Texas School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, Texas 78705, your law school of choice, or Lovett Memorial Library, 111 N. Houston, Pampa, TX 79065

Family visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

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