Robert William Kale

January 9, 1949August 20, 2018

Robert William Kale, 69, of Livingston, TX passed away August 20, 2018. He was born January 9, 1949 in Longview to George and Daisy Kale. Robert went to school at Pine Tree and was very proud to have graduated, class of 1968. Not long after graduating, he went to work for ExxonMobil and retired on September 1, 2015 after 42 ½ years. Robert never took a sick day. Robert loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, he could often be found cheering them on at their events. He also enjoyed fishing and everything Dallas Cowboys. He is survived by his sons: Todd Kale and his wife Michelle of Liberty, TX, and Tony Kale of Vidor, TX; grandchildren: Sydni, Charlie, Briley, Mattie, Callie, Hunter, and Alexander; brothers: George Kale and his wife Sharon of Longview, and David Kale and his wife Pam of Longview; sisters: Margaret Dunn and her husband Gene of Gilmer, and Violet Payne and her husband Larry of White Oak; and his dog, Romo, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother: Ronnie Kale. A time of visitation with Robert’s family will be on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 4 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Funeral Home, 5000 West Harrison Road, Longview, TX. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Ricks officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.


  • Todd Kale, Son
  • Michelle Kale, Todd's Wife
  • Tony Kale, Son
  • George Kale, Brother
  • Sharon Kale, George's Wife
  • David Kale, Brother
  • Pam Kale, David's Wife
  • Margaret Dunn, Sister
  • Gene Dunn, Margaret's Husband
  • Violet Payne, Sister
  • Larry Payne, Violet's Husband
  • Grandchildren: Sydni, Charlie, Briley, Mattie, Callie, Hunter, Alexander;
    His dog; Romo
    As well as a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

    He is preceded in death by his parents: George and Daisy Kale and one
    brother: Ronnie Kale

  • Jim Foster
  • Gary Doss
  • George Kale
  • David Kale
  • Todd Kale
  • Tony Kale


  • A Time of Visiation with His Family Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • A Celebration of His Life Monday, August 27, 2018

Robert William Kale

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John Califano

August 28, 2018

I worked with Robert for a number of years and always enjoyed our lively football discussions. My deepest condolences to all of his family.

Dolores Kale - Rooney

August 27, 2018

I remember how we all played baseball in the middle of the street in front of his house. I remember all the holidays that we spent down at Papa Kale’s. I love you all and I am sorry I couldn’t make it down to say goodbye.

God bless you all! My thoughts and prayers to all.

Dolores Kale Rooney

Susan Dunham

August 27, 2018

Fair winds and following seas, sir, and may the winds be ever at your back.

Terry and Barbara Stewart

August 26, 2018

We knew Robert when his boys were young. and he was married to Sharon. We had many fun times together with our families and taking “adults only” trips to New Orleans. Robert was always so upbeat and fun to be around. Check out the picture we are attaching for a glimpse of his mischievous nature. :)

We are so sorry to hear that his journey on earth was cut short. Our sympathies go out to all of the family and especially Tony, Todd and their kids. We can only imagine how much fun he was as a Grandpa. Take care and God bless.

Susn Dunham

August 25, 2018

I have so many memories of my dear friend and Brother-In-Law. He was always caring and giving and protective, but never once did he judge. My favorite memories would have to be our trip to Mexico! Oh my how we laughed and drank, danced and threw up, and passed out! That's the last of that memory! My next favorite would have to be his wedding day to my Sister . . . . what a beautiful day we had . . . I know he is looking down from Heaven saying . . turn the music up and dance one for me! I love you Brother just like you were born into this family . . . thank you for the love you showed and shared. Forever Family my Friend

Paul & Kathy Leteff

August 25, 2018

We just found out about Robert & are heart broken. We were neighbors and will deeply miss seeing him when we come up.

Raymond Koski

August 25, 2018

Robert and I worked together for many years until I retired in 2002. Robert was always upbeat, professional and a all round great guy. I consider myself lucky to have known him and privileged to call him my friend. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to all his family.