William Roland “Bubba” Pardo III
William Roland “Bubba” Pardo III, 62, of Irving, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home following a long illness. A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home Chapel. Bubba was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 19, 1955 to William Roland Pardo, Jr. and Faye Mullins Pardo, both of Hearne. He was named after his father and grandfather, but never answered to William, Bill, Billy, or Roland. To everyone other than his teachers and the DMV, he was simply known as “Bubba”. He lived in Fort Worth and Irving, where he graduated from Nimitz High School. Bubba worked as a framing carpenter for new home construction and was a skilled woodworker. As a youngster, Bubba loved riding his mini-bike and trail bikes, and went on to race motocross during his teenage and young adult years, earning numerous trophies. Later, his favorite hobby became carving beautiful wooden crossbows. Bubba was very intelligent, especially in math. He taught himself computer programming, filling many pads of paper with the binary system. He also enjoyed playing computerized flight simulation apps where again, he figured out how to engineer some basic flight programs. He also enjoyed building and flying gasoline-powered model airplanes. A lifelong animal lover, Bubba was especially devoted to his last dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Spanky. He loved the simple pleasure of watching old TV programs like “The Andy Griffith Show” and “I Love Lucy”. Bubba is preceded in death by his parents, William Roland Pardo, Jr. and Faye Mullins Pardo; his grandparents, and nephew, Robert Rehberg. He is survived by sisters, Connie Smart-Baker and her husband, Jeff Baker of Irving; and Cynthia and Ray Rehberg of Erie, Colarado; niece, Becky and her husband, Phil Davis of Colleyville, Texas; nephews, Sam and wife, Jennifer Smart of Allen, Texas; Ben Rehberg of Boulder, Colarado; grandnieces, McKeylee Smart, Abby Davis, and Madeline Davis; grandnephew, Ethan Smart; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Bubba’s good friends Stacy Stuberg and Pam Hicks also survive him, and his family would like to thank them for their kind and gracious care and assistance during his final months. Bubba is home with Jesus now and free of his worldly pain and troubles. Final arrangements were entrusted to Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home.