Robert W. Stevens

robert stevens

November 7, 1943 ~ September 25, 2021

Robert Wayne Stevens was born November 7, 1943 in Rulo, Nebraska, to Robert Charles Stevens and Mary Elizabeth Dannecker Stevens. (Nicknames: Rob, Robbie, Bob, Grandpa, Grumpy, or Hooker Nose)  Robert departed this world and was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, September 25, 2021, in College Station, Texas. 

Robert was married to his devoted wife, Marla Jean Ashmore, on June 25,1967 in Louisiana. They eventually settled in the Houston area and God blessed them with four children: Mary, Micah (married to Misty), Nancy (married to Daryl), and Bethany (married to Jose). Blessings overflowed to include 10 grandchildren: Matthew, Nicholas, Paige, Lauren, Stran, Braelynn, Kaylie, Dayd, Bentley, and Bexley. Over the years, Robert’s loving siblings: Charles, Janice, Ronnie, Donnie, and Nancy (deceased) effected an exceptional, supportive family.

Robert served in the US Army which led to his career with the FAA as an air traffic controller.  Later, he worked a short time as an auto mechanic, then moved on to a career as a long haul truck driver.  After raising their family in Magnolia, Robert and Marla spent much of their time in Flynn helping with grandbabies and bailing hay. After he retired, Robert got his big toy, a John Deere tractor, so he could work and play in pastures and hay fields. 

In earlier years, his favorite hobby was flying “puddle jumper” planes, pheasant hunting in Nebraska and, of course, Robert always liked to tinker with something in the garage, just to see if he could fix it. He was a loyal, hard working man who could be found in the hay field from sunup to sundown. During his downtime, Robert could be found watching old westerns, history channels or football on tv while eating a big bowl of Blue Bell ice cream. 

The family of Robert W. Stevens would like to thank all who sent encouraging words. Your thoughts and prayers alone are blessings. Family and friends are invited to visit and celebrate Robert’s life from 2:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Cozart Funeral Home. Graveside service will take place at 9:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: Wreaths Across America, Soldiers’ Angels, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Fellowship at Fieldstore in Waller, TX, or First Baptist Church of Flynn, TX.


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  1. We enjoyed your friendship and you are missed. Rest In Peace and glad to have known you. Denise and Ronnie.

  2. Dearest Marla, Janie and I are deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. We will always cherish our memories of Bob and the good times we all had together so many years ago. We could not attend the services because of health reasons and we are terribly sorry. Bob and I were good friends even though time and distance made things pretty hard to see one another. We will miss him and want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family.

    MO and Janie Morton

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