Robert Hernandez Sr.
July 1, 1935 – January 10, 2020
Graveside services for Robert Hernandez SR. of Harker Heights will be on Monday, January 3 ,2020 at 10 AM at The Central TEXAS State Veterans Cemetery. Robert Hernandez Sr, known to family and friends as “Bob”, 84, of Harker Heights went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 10, 2020. Mr. Hernandez was born in Harlingen Texas. He married the love of his life, Ada Hernandez, in Houston, Texas in 1960. They were married for 59 years. He proudly served in The US Army. He joined the Army at a very young age and served in the Korean war and during the Vietnam conflict for a total of 23 years of dedication and sacrifice to our country. Robert had a distinguished, decorated service history that he could proudly recall and share in fascinating detail right up to his passing. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge at a young age, and several Army Commendation medals along with too many other medals to mention for his outstanding service to our Country. Robert loved the Lord, his family and his friends. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s parish of Killeen. After his military service he worked as a Pawnbroker in various locations in Texas and was very successful. In later years he continued his education and opened his own small engine repair shop, Bob’s small engine repair of which he had clientele from surrounding counties and towns. He loved to go to casinos with his wife Ada in Louisiana and Oklahoma as well as Las Vegas. He had a passion to do for others and a wealth of knowledge he was willing to share. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe G Hernandez, mother, Josefina Hernandez, sister Jane Martinez Garza and son Ricardo Hernandez. He is survived by his loving wife Ada, brother Manuel Flores, sister Josefina Martinez Perez, son Robert Jr and wife Brenda, son Joe Hernandez, grandson Logan Hernandez, granddaughters Carmen Hernandez, Gavriella Valdez, Nolvia Padilla and Victoria Hernandez and many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends. His burial service will be held [Date here], at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, where he will receive well-deserved full Military Honors.
Monday, February 3, 2020
Robert Hernandez Sr.
January 30, 2020
Robert Hernandez Sr. , or Mr. Hernandez, as I called him growing up with his sons in my youth. Always telling stories and giving advice. Years later after my own trek in life. "Bob", as he wanted me to call him. Still with advice and wisdom. I would hear him tell of his trips to the casinos...and what he had won. Never afraid to mince words, he was a man that commanded much respect. I could never bring myself around to calling him ,"Bob" in my later years . It was always Mr. Hernandez. A tribute to a person who was a Veteran, Father, and Friend. He will be missed, but always in our hearts.