OBITUARY

Robert Bryan Fountain

June 17, 1938May 8, 2021

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Robert Bryan Fountain, 82, passed away Saturday in Houston, having just had a bedside visit with family and a dear pet. Robert was born in Meridian, Mississippi the son of William and Mary Fountain. He was a graduate of Meridian High School, Southern Mississippi University (B.S.) and Mississippi State University (M.E.), and served in the Navy aboard the USS Wasp CV-18. Robert married Carol (Oliver-Prince) and raised two sons in Lake County Illinois. Robert was a science teacher, spending most of his career helping the bright high school students of Deerfield understand the physical laws of the universe. He moved to Texas in retirement and loved his neighbors, his AA friends, his UU Church friends, and his three acres in Wellborn which he turned into a haven for his menagerie of cats, dogs, chickens, goats, ponies, and a donkey, much to the delight of his wife and grandchildren. Robert was a consummate tinkerer, a master gardener, a staunch do-it-yourselfer, an avid conservationist, a deft square-dancer, an unparalleled punmeister, a classical music aficionado, a convincing Donald Duck impersonator, and a man who’d never in his life met a stranger. Robert is preceded in death by his wife Carol, his sister Annie, and his brother Bill. He is survived by his son’s and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jennifer Fountain, Jordan and Megumi Fountain, and grandchildren Benjamin, Hannah, and Iris.

A public memorial service will held via Zoom on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 4:00PM. Public visitation will held on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, with a Graveside service following at 2:00PM at Wellborn Cemetery, in College Station. A link for the Zoom memorial service, will be available here on that date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local animal shelter or to a charity supporting dementia treatment research. Or simply think of him and smile.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, May 24, 2021

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Robert Bryan Fountain

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Bryan Fountain

May 16, 2021

Sylvia and Bryan Fountain from NJ visited Uncle Robert and Aunt Carol in the Fall of 2009 in Wellborn, TX. They introduced us to all their friendly animals.

While there, Uncle Robert and Bryan talked to each other in "Donald Duck" voices. In the early 1950's, Robert taught Bryan how to "speak duck" when they were kids in Meridian, MS.

Charles "Chuck" Steele

May 13, 2021

As I told Jeff, Bob was one of that endangered species know as the Southern Eccentric. We and our fellow oddballs had some great times in Meridian drinking, playing penny ante card games, and shooting the breeze. Breeze shooting being the most important of those activities. I also had several pleasant visits with Bob and Carol in Illinois. I am celebrating his life and not mourning his passing.