A Memorial Service for Robert L. (Bob) Markland, 62, of Roseville, CA, who passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, CA will be conducted on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Bob was on a heart transplant list, but suffered a stroke from which he did not recover .Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post #49. Those who wish to attend are invited to join the family at the cemetery at 1:50 PM.
Bob was originally from Stoney Creek, TN where he attended Buladeen , Midway, and Unaka Elementary. Bob graduated in 1966 from Elizabethton High School where he excelled in sports and was a life long sports enthusiast. Bob and his son Bobby enjoyed attending many sports events together. Bob always remained a Tennessean at heart; returned for many class reunions; maintained close friendships with many of his classmates and relatives . Bob attended UT Knoxville, and was a graduate of California State University , Sacramento.
Bob was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War era. Bob was stationed in Spain and Germany during his time of service. After being honorably discharged in Sacramento, CA, Bob made his home in the Sacramento area for 30 plus years. Bob met his wife Darcy, who lived in Sacramento, and they were married for 32 years.
Bob was founder and CEO of The Markland Group, Inc.; a bank consulting firm, serving banks in several CA cities.
Bob remained a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church and attended Fellowship Christian Church at Granite Bay, CA.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Markland, Jr., step-father Frazer Hanson, and step-brother Rodney Hanson, grand parents, and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his devoted wife Darcy; # 1 son Bobby, of the home; mother Virginia Nell Hanson, Elizabethton; brother Roger Markland and wife Sheila Jo, Yakima, WA; sister Kathy Vicars and husband Sid, Kingsport; step- brother Jerry Hanson and wife Mary, Memphis; several nieces and nephews.
Those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, may make a monetary donation to help the family with funeral expenses