Jerry W. Robert
Dec. 11, 1942 - Dec. 5, 2018
Jerry William Robert, 75, of Riesel, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, December 9, at First Baptist Church of Riesel, 301 Edwards St., Riesel, with a visitation and meal to follow.
Jerry was born December 11, 1942, to Joseph Orphie and Olga Pomykal Robert, the youngest of nine children. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in the fall of 1961 and was assigned to the Toul-Rosieres Air Force Base in Eastern France working in electronic intelligence; he proudly served for four years. He married Betty Benton in 1967 and they celebrated 51 years of marriage on November 22, 2018. Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riesel. After working for many years at Waco Communications, he began his own electronic repair and service business, BCR Communications, in Riesel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and three brothers.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Betty Benton Robert; son, Brian Robert and wife, Leigh Ann; grandson, William Robert; granddaughter, Rebekah Robert, all of Riesel; brother, J.D. Robert and wife, Deloras, of Lacy Lakeview; sister, Lucille Witt, of Axtell; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and those that called him Uncle Jerry and Grandpa Jerry Honey.