Robert T. Olexa

August 6, 1955November 26, 2012
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Robert T. Olexa, 57, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Woodlands Heights Medical Center, in Lufkin, Texas.

Robert was born on August 6, 1955 in Bryan, Texas to Erwin Rudolf Olexa and Doris June Kuhn Olexa.

Robert worked contractually in the Middle East, in Doha, Qatar, and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia from 1992 until his passing. His last affiliation was with WorleyParsons Arabia Ltd., as a Sr. Piping Design Supervisor. Mr. Olexa was an avid golfer and loved fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Ellen Olexa; parents, Erwin Rudolf and Doris June Olexa of Beaumont; brothers, Bill Olexa and wife Kate of Mandeville, Louisiana; Tim Olexa and wife Eva of Houston; and Jeff Olexa and wife Amy of Houston; sister, Kathy Steinman and husband John of Austin; sister-in-law, Linda Olexa of Deer Park, Texas. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews: Christopher Olexa and wife Kim of Lumberton; Andrea and Diane Olexa of Mandeville, Louisiana; Tonya Smith and husband Josh residing in the country of Oman; Angela Gasque and husband Mack of Deer Park; Travis Olexa and wife Jacqueline, Brittney Olexa, Corey, Kyle and Paige Olexa of Houston; Douglas Steinman and Claire Steinman of Austin. Survivors also include five great-nieces and nephews: Brendan, Keith and Clara Olexa of Lumberton; Noah Gasque of Deer Park; and Riley Smith residing in Oman. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Henry F. Olexa of Houston; Evelyn Mathis of Houston, Ruby and Kenneth Porche of San Luis Obispo, California and Carlyss Ann Carney of Chicago, Illinois; former sister-in-law, Belinda Olexa of Houston; twenty first cousins and their children and grandchildren. Mr. Olexa will truly be missed by many. Robert is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Damian Olexa of Deer Park, Texas.

A gathering for visitation of family and friends will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Olexa will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Richard Coward officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Condolences may be offered at:


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Wanda Simison

November 25, 2015

Sue, as the anniversary of Robert's passing approaches, you're in my thoughts and prayers. x

Al Morgan

February 20, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thore Hornes

January 7, 2013

Dear Sue and family. I had the joy of working and spending time with Bob in Saudi Arabia and he will be missed. He was a hard worker and he always took his work seriously ,but was able to enjoy his free time with a relaxed and easy demeanor. There are certain people that I have enjoyed more than others, and Bob was such a person. Farewell my friend.

Karen McNames

December 10, 2012

Dear Olexa Family, I was so shocked and saddend to hear of Robert's passing. The Carney girls have such fond memories of our trips to Houston to see Mamaw and Papaw and visiting our cousins in Beaumont. Those were such fun times when all the cousins would get together, running thru Papaw's backyard, swinging on his makeshift swings under the pecan tree's or running thru Mamaw's living room and hearing all the tea cups rattling. When Robert made a trip to Chicago to visit the Carney family,that was so exciting for us because now someone was coming to visit us. We had such great times showing Robert Chicago and will always cherish those memories. He was such a sweet kind person and grew to have the same beloved looks and characteristics of our Papaw. Now Papaw, Mamaw,Sister Damien, and brother Michael will be taking him under their wings in Heaven. Our prayers go out to all family and friends whose hearts Robert touched.

Gordon Simmonds

December 7, 2012

I guess you don't have too many Pipers there in Texas, so tonight, here in Bahrain, I blew my Great Highland Bagpipes and played 'Flowers of the Forest' for Robert. This is the 'Last Post' of piping and is a fond farewell to an admired colleague and friend. 'Beannachd leat' my friend.

Brett West

December 6, 2012

Robert was a friend, I regret that he passed before I had a chance to see him again. My condolences to all the Olexa family.

Saeid Parsa

December 6, 2012

A mild mannered and calm person, Robert had found peace way ahead of the rest of us. I will remember him for that and his sense of humor. God bless him. I pray god to give his family patience and help them come to terms with his loss.

Robin Gruber

December 5, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Olexa family. I have not seen Robert since high school but remember him as always being kind, humble, and fun loving. There are no words to heal the pain in your hearts, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Robin Amos Gruber

Von Honsberger

December 4, 2012

I will always have fond memories of times spent with Robert and the Olexa family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tim Holloway

December 4, 2012

May God keep you and bless your family during these trying and sad times.