Robert Louis McClendon, M.D., ’75 passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born in Luling, Texas on July 5, 1950 to Louis and Lillian McClendon. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1968 where he participated in the marching band as drum major and was the President of the Medical Club. While in High School, he was in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Bob attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in 1972. He attended McGovern Medical School (formerly University of Texas Medical School at Houston) following his undergraduate where he graduated in 1975. He was a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta and Alpha Phi Omega fraternities.
After graduation from Medical School, Dr. Bob completed his residency training with Memorial Family Residency Program in Houston, Texas in 1978 at Memorial Hermann Southwest. While in residency, Bob met the love of his life, Gail Elizabeth Pardee, an RN at Memorial Hermann Southwest, and on October 15, 1983, they were married. Following his residency training, Dr. Bob started his own family practice in Southwest Houston and later extended his practice into the Sugar Land area where he practiced for almost 40 years.
Through his life, he served on various medical boards, including the Aetna US Healthcare Quality Assurance Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Harris County Academy of Family Physicians, Harris County Medical Society, the Methodist Care, Inc. Medical Advisory Committee, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Medical Advisory Committee, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Texas Medical Association.
Robert is survived by his wife, Gail McClendon, daughter Kristen Studdard and her husband Josh Studdard with their daughter Everly Studdard, son Blake McClendon and his wife Kathlyn McClendon, mother Lillian McClendon, sister Elizabeth Duncan and her husband Dr. Paul Duncan with their children Jesse and Sarah Duncan, along with many special and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his father Louis McClendon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Bob’s memory to the Fort Bend Cares, P.O. Box 17748, Sugar Land, TX 77498 or at http://fortbendcares.org/get-involved/donate/