Robert Carl Weissinger

October 19, 1931December 26, 2020

Robert Carl Weissinger 89, of Abilene TX, passed away peacefully on December 26 2020 in Abilene TX. There will be a private family service. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held in Abilene TX at a later date.

Bob was born in San Antonio TX to William Jacob and Jewel Daniel Weissinger on October 19 1931. He graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1949, received a graduate degree from the University of Corpus Christi in 1955, and a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth TX in 1958. He married Betty Jean Linebarger on August 31 1951 in Corpus Christi TX. After graduating the seminary he served the Lord in a number of Baptist churches across the state of Texas, including Ft Worth, Dallas, Kerrville, Abilene, Port Arthur and Waco. He retired in 1995 from the First Baptist Church in Abilene TX where he had served since 1976.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

He is survived by his wife Betty Jean Weissinger, son Ronald Weissinger, daughter Deniece Weissinger, Allison Spruill adopted daughter-in-law, daughter Judy and husband Richard Smith, sister Dorothy McEachron, and twin sisters Flora Boren and Cora Freeman, seven grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

In memoriam, donations may be given to Hendricks Children’s Home, Ben Richey Boy’s Ranch, Meals on Wheels or the donor’s choice.

Bob’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Patricia Shirley and the staff of Hendricks Hospice Care.


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Martha Glasgow

December 31, 2020


I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Everytime we talked about your dad, your face would light up and I know that you loved him so much. He knew you loved him too. It has been a tough year for loss, but I know that your memories will fulfill the void in your heart. Don't think of the time that you lost being with him in the end, think of the great times you had with him. My heart and prayers go out to you and having Ali by your side will surely help.
Let Carol and I know when the memorial service is in the spring.
Love you.. Martha

Bob Webb

December 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about this. Bob was a mentor to me and my wife, Dianne, during our time at FBC Abilene. Sought out for his advice, admired for his creativity and awed (and sometimes feared!) for his pranks, he was the mentor any young minister would be lucky to have. Praying for Betty and the family.

Greg Long

December 29, 2020

My heart felt condolences Ronny. It’s hard loosing a parent. God be with you and your family.

Nancy Eubank Lewis

December 28, 2020

Love this photo of Bob that you've chosen as the obituary portrait. This is exactly how I remember him - fired up and joyful. I also remember his intense thoughtfulness, his wise counsel, and his sincere caring. I will never forget him.