Bobby Lee Haithcock, 75, died May 23, 2005, at his home in Payson. He was born Feb. 1, 1930 in Burlington, N.C.
He lived in Payson for the last 13 years.
Mr. Haithcock retired as a master sergeant in the United States Marine Corps in 1969, after serving 22 years in aviation. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 69 in Payson, Pvt. Joe Hardt Marine Corps League of Tonto Basin, Fleet Reserve Association Branch No. 50 of Chas, S.C. and UFCO Post No. 0591 of Chas, S.C.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Haithcock; daughters, Barbara De Dera of Las Cruces, N.M., and Karen Brown of Country Club Hills, Ill.; brothers, Earl Haithcock and Max Haithcock; step-children, James Batey, Janet Yates and Russell Batey; grandchildren, Jason and Justin De Dera; nine step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Friday, May 27 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Payson.