Robert Louis Hons

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Robert Louis Hons, 75, of Hobson, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Robert was born to Louis and Dorothy Malik Hons on April 6, 1948.

Robert married Terry Palermo Hons on June 5, 1976, in Hobson. Throughout his life, Robert was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-74. Robert entered the U.S. Navy March 24, 1969. He received basic military training in Orlando, Fla., and then was sent to Millington, Tenn., for aircraft training. While in the Airdale branch, he received a civil defense medal. He also received a Plane Captain award letter from the commanding officer of the squadron, for exceptional performance of his duties. Robert was released from active duty on Oct. 29, 1971, at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi at the rank of ADRAN Airman First Class. He received his full honorable discharge Dec. 4, 1974, after serving three years in the Naval Reserve.

Robert then worked at Red Ewald for 28 years, 1975-2002. He started as an assembly mechanic parts man and worked his way up to transportation supervisor, to plant manager, to vice president, to general manager, to president of the company, finishing his career at Red Ewald as fiberglass manager of the company, retiring in September of 2002. For the next 10 years of his retirement, he worked in carpentry remodeling and home improvements, building a few houses as well as farming and ranching. In 2012, Robert fully retired and spent the rest of his life doing what he loved, spending time with family, working around the house, fishing, gardening, studying the Bible, and evangelism.

His favorite activities included martial arts, horseback riding, gardening, farming, hunting, fishing, taking care of his grandchildren, Bible study, evangelizing, preaching on the radio, going to church, and tractor work.

Robert was an avid member of the Bible Baptist Church in Beeville and was an active evangelist and enjoyed spreading the word of God, both personally and on the radio. Robert greatly loved his family and the Lord Jesus Christ and will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis F. and Dorothy (Malik) Hons; nephews Nicholas Hons and Kenneth Walpole Jr.; great-niece Neveah Jansky; and brother-in-law Alphonse Kolodziej.

Robert is survived by his wife, Terry; daughter Tammy Kroll (Mick); sons Robert Paul Hons (Elaine), Louis S. Hons, and Joseph Hons (Anissa); grandchildren Quinton Hons, Samantha Kroll, Ethan Hons, Micheal Kroll, Cloey Hons, Brianna Hons, Makayla Hons, Louis Kroll, and Hannah Hons; and siblings Elaine Hons Kolodziej, David (Judy) Hons, Nancy Hons (Kenneth) Walpole, Ralph Hons, Allen (Dennise) Hons, Kirby (Judy) Hons, Cathy Hons Green, and Mark (Stella) Hons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 4-6 p.m. in the Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City.

A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Karnes City.

Interment will follow at the Hons homestead.

Serving as pallbearers will be Quinton Hons, Ethan Hons, Micheal Kroll, Louis Kroll, Mick Kroll, and Jose Ramirez.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Samantha Kroll, Cloey Hons, Brianna Hons, Makayla Hons, and Hannah Hons.