Robert Bailey Inglish, better known as "Crazy Bob", 85, of Bellville, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many.
"Crazy" Bob was born to Tom and Bertha Inglish on Nov. 18, 1930, in Borger, Texas. The family moved to Cotulla, Texas, where he attended and graduated from Cotulla High School, class of 1949. While there, he lettered in football, basketball and choir. He then attended Shriner Institute on a football scholarship in Kerrville, Texas, and after attended Texas State University from 1949 to 1952. From there, he ventured to Kansas City, Missouri, to work for The Kansas City Stockyards. While working for the stockyards, he was sent to purchase cattle in Warsaw, Missouri, where he met the love of his life — Mary Ann ("the Lil General"). In October 1952, he was drafted into the United States Army. He did his basic training at Ft. Bliss and then was sent to Korea, where he served proudly as an Army artilleryman. He returned home in April 1954 and married Mary Ann on July the 4th.
"Crazy" Bob began his career in 1954 at the Wilson, Flynn, & Laws Commission Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Bob’s brother-in-law, Harry Thompson, hired him to come back to Texas and work at The John Clay Commission Company in San Antonio, Texas. In 1962, he later moved to Houston, Texas, to be the first general manager of the North Houston Livestock Auction. In 1966, he opened up his own livestock commission company, Inglish & Hayes Cattle Company, located on Rankin Road in Houston, Texas. Little did he know that in 1973 he began the best gamble ever, now known as Postive Feed. Later in 1977, Bob and his family moved out of the city to enlarge the plant in Sealy, Texas.
He loved what he did and always said, "You’ll never work a day of your life – if you love what you do." He made his mark in the cattle industry and touched many lives throughout his lifetime. Reading was his favorite hobby — he sought to never stop learning. More than anything, Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, grandkids and great granddaughters.
"Crazy" Bob is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ann, his children Mike Inglish and wife Sheila of Senatobia, MS, his daughter Rhonda Cobb and husband Andy of Houston, and son Gary Inglish and wife Michele of Bellville. Grandchildren to include: Candice Garner and husband David; Trent Bailey Cobb and wife Dara; Katlin Davis and husband Brach; Kegan Bailey Inglish and wife Ellen; Taylor Inglish and Austin Bailey Inglish. Great granddaughters include Kaylee Garner, Lainey and Kinsey Davis. He is also survived by five sisters: twin sister Roberta Bell, Kitty McLaughlin, Martha Yantis and husband Bruce, Tommy Moore and Melba Busby. There are numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. Bob was proceeded in death by his parents and sister Myrta Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob’s memory to the Inglish Family Memorial Scholarship:
P.O. Box 680283
Houston, TX 77268
Visitation on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
Both will be held at:
Bellville United Methodist Church
234 South Masonic St.