Robert L Carnley

August 14, 1951November 8, 2020

Robert L Carnley, age 69, of Richmond, Texas took the checkered flag on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Robert married Barbara, the love of his life, who survives him for more than 50 wonderful years together. Robert is also survived by daughter Brandy Wilson, her husband Greg, grandchildren Dillon Wilson and Kona Wilson; sister Shirley Edwards and sister-n-laws Gwen Zettel and Sandy Dennis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents Dixie L. Nickerson and Robert A. Carnley, his son Robert F. Shon Carnley; brother Herman Roy Zettel and nephew Bobby Zettel.

Robert was known for his love of cars, guns, and could never have watched too many westerns. In the end Robert could not out race or out shoot Cancer. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Robert managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his family, who he adored more than anyone else in the world.

A visitation service for Robert will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo, 4136 Broadway St., Houston, Tx 77087

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert Carnley's memory may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center.


  • MD Anderson


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020


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Scott Dylla

November 15, 2020

So sorry to hear about Robert passing, my condolences to the family. I worked with Robert at the plant and he was really a good guy.

Emily Brashears

November 15, 2020

Barbara I am sending my love and prayers to you and the family. I Always loved the talks Robert and I had at work. I loved getting to know you over our shared medical issue years ago. Peace and comfort prayers for you.

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