Bobbi Lynn McLaughlin, 59, of Midland, peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in Junction, Texas.
Born September 7, 1961 to Bobby and Anabel Davis in Junction, Bobbi Lynn was given her Daddy’s name; the man she resembled, emulated, loved, and admired with all of her heart.
Kind, loving, and beautiful, Bobbi Lynn was the quintessential home town girl. The one little girls looked up to and longed to be. She was a cheerleader, basketball player, and an outstanding track star. A three-time state qualifier, Bobbi Lynn was a district and regional champion. She broke and set records in the open quarter at numerous pre-district, district, and regional meets.
Her senior year, Bobbi Lynn anchored the state champion mile relay team. She loved catching other runners from behind and proving her competitiveness when she was handed the baton in fourth place only to finish in first. That fighting, motivated spirit remained strong throughout her life.
She was a 1980 graduate of Junction High School and attended Angelo State University where she was a member of the track team. While at ASU, she found something to chase other than medals—Brian McLaughlin, the love of her life.
As a cheerleader, Bobbi Lynn was used to outrunning football players. One former Eagle running back remembers reaching the goal line only to realize Bobbi Lynn had run the distance with him from the sidelines—and beaten him to the touchdown—a testament to her infectious enthusiasm and superb athleticism.
Bobbi Lynn caught Brian in much the same way, and married him. Over the next few years, the two greatest accomplishments of her life arrived—her sons BK and Quinten. Mothering was second nature to Bobbi Lynn. She mothered her brothers for years, so the arrival of her grandson, Davis, was a pure joy for her. Bobbi Lynn loved all her boys deeply and fiercely.
Few people have the gift to make others feel better by the power of their presence. That ability was Bobbi Lynn’s essence. She was always concerned with everyone else rather than herself. She served and cared for the needs of others, always excited to learn what her friends and family were up to on any given day.
She loved bigger than most and felt surrounded by those she saw as the greatest people in the world. That emulation of Christ’s pure love showed through her actions as a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, BB, and friend.
Everyone loved Bobbi Lynn, and she loved them in return. She filled her life and the lives of others with laughter and the pleasure of good stories well told. She studied the scripture daily, walked and ran, collected and grew beautiful flowers and plants, and took care of every animal in need that crossed her path.
Her light burned bright; she was one of the greats.
Taking the baton for her final run, she crossed the finish line having “fought the good fight…[finished] the race…[and to the end] kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)
Bobbi Lynn was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert (Velma) Davis, and Warren (Minnie) Ellis.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Brian; her sons BK (Molly) McLaughlin of Kerrville, and Quinten McLaughlin of Midland; her grandson Davis McLaughlin of Kerrville; her parents Bobby (Anabel) Davis of Junction; brothers Jim Davis of Austin and Mitch (Michea) Davis of Junction; nephews Dustin, Kaden and Hudson; nieces Devin, Chelsi, Caigen, Christen, Mecina, and Adelaide; along with numerous aunts, cousins, lifelong friends, and her babies, Sky and Zoe June.
Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 P.M., Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Kimble Funeral Home in Junction. Services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 16, 2021 at First Baptist Church with Reverends Jim and Laurie Barker officiating. Interment to follow in Junction City Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Bobby Morris Hurley, Nino Torres, Paul Blackburn, Clay Simon, Ronnie Carpenter, Dean Martin, Brian Watson, and John Stuard. Honorary pallbearers are John Larson, Steve Rambie, Ferd Hoefs, Todd Boales, Kipp Boales, Billy Jacob, Dwain Custer, Bart McLaughlin, and Ward Whitworth.
The family would like to thank Dr. Martinez and staff, Peterson Hospice, and the many family and friends who reached out to us in love and support over the past couple of months. We couldn’t have done it without you. We are blessed and grateful.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. (325) 446-3076
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