Mr. Robert Hamilton Brennan Jr.

robert brennan

March 15, 1938 ~ May 13, 2024

Born in: Moberly, Missouri
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Robert “Bob” Hamilton Brennan Jr., 86, of Arlington, Texas, passed away on May 13, 2024. He was born on March 15, 1938 in Moberly, Missouri.

Bob was raised on farms in Missouri and Iowa. After high school, he attended NWMSU Maryville to study the new field of computer programming. He continued his studies at the American Institute of Business completing his formal education via IBM Certification DPMA in 1964. He had a successful career during the early days of computers and operated Ham Radios. Bob was an avid motocross racer in the 1960s and 1970s and life-long enthusiast, having worked for US Suzuki Motor Corp and McCormack International (American Eagle). He continued his career at Federated Department Stores (Macy’s) and retired from Pier 1 Imports.

He learned to work hard and have grit at a young age and always had the dream of having a family of his own. He met the love of his life, Bonnie, in Newport Beach, California in 1963. It was love at first sight and his life was forever changed. They enjoyed many adventures together from SoCal to Las Vegas and beyond before starting their family.

Bob’s work would eventually bring the Brennan Family to DFW in the early 1970s. It is here where he planted his roots and raised his family. In his free time when his children were growing up, Bob coached youth baseball in Arlington and was known as “Coach” throughout his life. After retirement, he developed a passion for photography, with nature being his favorite subject. He enjoyed capturing moments at almost all of the 105 Arlington City Parks including Southwest Nature Preserve and local art festivals. Bob also enjoyed photographing his family and beloved cat, Autumn.
His work can be viewed at

He is survived by his children Paula (Michael) Waters, Shawn (Bridget) Brennan; his grandchildren April (Lance) Groh, Krystal (Preston) Cagle, Zachary (Paula) Waters, Jacob Waters, Marissa Brennan, Grant Brennan; his great-grandchildren Brandy (Zach) Markert, Alex Nicholson, Annabella Cagle, Harrison Cagle, Lauren Waters, Eleanor Waters; and his great-great-grandchildren Lilly Markert, Kyla Markert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Bonnie.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve (formerly Southwest Nature Preserve), one of Bob’s favorite spots to photograph. Donations can be made in his honor here:


Memorial Visitation: May 23, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Memorial Service: May 23, 2024 7:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Robert Hamilton Brennan 's name.

Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve North Texas Giving Day

P.O. Box 264



(817) 274-1077

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  1. We loved Bob so much and will miss him. Such a wonderful man and gentle soul.

    Steve and Maria Strobelt

  2. Sean I’m sorry for your loss my brother thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

  3. What a great man! We were all so lucky to interact with him. Bob gave me confidence I rarely felt.

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