George Robert Pidgeon Sr.


George Robert Pidgeon Sr.

George Robert "Bobby" Pidgeon Sr. of Moscow, TN died at 84 years old on July 14, 2017. He lived his life with an independent spirit, a feisty attitude and dry humor. As a husband, father, grandfather and friend, he embodied strength and compassion – plus a sense of fun and adventure. He took life by the horns, and those around him learned to expect the unexpected.

After graduating from Christian Brothers High School and Memphis State University, he went to work for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Memphis, the third generation in his family to work there. In 1966, He became President and CEO until the company was sold more than 20 years later.

Bobby, a passionate horseman, owned Bar H Ranche in Weatherford, Texas, a leading breeder of cutting horses and winner of the 1991 and 1992 Non Pro Futurity. He was inducted into the 2005 National Cutting Horse Association Non-Pro Rider Hall of Fame. His horse, Dual Pep, became one of the leading industry stallions. He also owned CD Olena, the 1994 NCHA Open Futurity Champion and the 1995 NCHA Horse Of The Year. Besides being a competitor, Bobby produced multiple Western Cutting competitions which were renowned for the excellent quality of horse competitions as well as a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for the competitors.

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