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Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home

2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Lee Avera Jr.

May 30, 1956July 24, 2020
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Robert Lee Avera Jr. May 30, 1956 – July 24, 2020

Robert “Lee” as he was called was born May 30, 1956 to Peggy Jean Goree Avera and Robert Lee Avera Sr. in Quitman, Mississippi, where Peggy Jean was living at the time with her parents. Robert Sr. was traveling for work.

Lee attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a degree in Land Management and History. After graduation he began his career with Exxon Oil and Gas. Lee met Rosa in 1981 and they were married in 1982. They lived in Houston, Texas for 10 years. They were then transferred to Midland, Texas from 1992 to 1997 before getting transferred back to Houston in 1997.

Lee enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and reading. He was a history buff from a young age. Lee loved the beach, including but not limited to deep sea fishing, body surfing, long walks and shell hunting. He was also a certified scuba instructor and dove frequently with friends. Lee retired from Exxon in early 2015 and moved with his family to Georgetown, Texas in November of 2015. He enjoyed more of his hobbies during his retirement such as going hunting and deep-sea fishing with friends.

Lee is predeceased by his mother Peggy Jean Avera and his father Robert Lee Avera Sr. He is survived by his wife Rosa Blanca Avera and children Karina Springstun, Eric Springstun, Robert Lee Avera III, Andreina Avera, one grandchild Skyler Springstun, his sister Jean Lucille Nibert, brother in law, Tim Nibert and their 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown, Texas. Mr. Avera will be laid to rest at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown.

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  • Lee is predeceased by his mother Peggy Jean Avera and his father Robert Lee Avera Sr. He is survived by his wife Rosa Blanca Avera and children Karina Springstun, Eric Springstun, Robert Lee Avera III, Andreina Avera, one grandchild Skyler Springstun, his sister Jean Lucille Nibert, brother in law, Tim Nibert and their 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Lee Avera III
  • Eric Springstun
  • Tim Nibert
  • Chris Hood
  • Matt Hood
  • Russell Jones

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

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Weldon Taylor

July 31, 2020

I was saddened to hear the news that Lee has passed away so young. I worked with him for many years at ExxonMobil throughout our careers until retirement in 2015. I remember him fondly and I had great respect for his talent and knowledge of the business. He was a strong negotiator who always represented the company well and he was a widely respected member of our industry. I enjoyed visiting with him from time to time about his many interests outside of work. I offer my deepest sympathy to Rosa and all of Lee's family.

John Hood

July 29, 2020

Blessings and prayers for Lee and all of the family. Lee and I shared several lunches at the North American Prospect Expo and family occasions. Lee and I always shared the love of the oil and gas business and the adventures that went along with the industry. God bless!

Bob Mathew

July 28, 2020

Dear Rosa and family, all of us in the Exxon Land family were saddened to hear of the passing of Lee and offer our deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. Lee was a good friend and my mentor at Exxon and I will always be grateful to him for sharing his vast knowledge and experience in the Land and Commercial areas. Praying that our God provides His healing and comfort in this difficult time. Bob & Martha, Houston, Tx

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