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Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa, New Braunfels, TX

OBITUARY

Bobby Ray Earl

November 12, 1932November 19, 2019
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Bobby Ray Earl November 12, 1932 – November 19, 2019 With a heavy heart we announce that Bobby Ray Earl passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019. Bobby was born in Waco, Texas on November 12, 1932 to Ida Mae Earl and Melvin Earl. He loved his hometown Baylor Bears and was always a faithful forever fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ida Mae Earl; brother, Melvin Earl; sister, Mina Ruth Senior; son, Stephen Paul Earl. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Earl. He is also survived by his son, Patrick Earl; daughter, Bobbi Lynn Adams and her husband John; along with 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as many other friends and family. Bobby served proudly in the United State Navy from 1952 – 1956 during the Korean War on the Destroyer, USS Wedderburn. He also represented the U.S. Navy playing ball for the Navy BlueJackets. He loved sports of all kinds. He played softball, baseball, and basketball growing up. He enjoyed playing softball for several years as an adult. He also loved coaching for CYO Baseball for many years and made several lasting friendships. After his retirement from Katy Transportation (MKT Railroad) he took up playing golf. Nothing made him happier than playing a round a golf several days a week! Bobby was known and loved by many and will be remembered for his love of sports, humor and generous friendship. Bobby never met a stranger and he always kept in touch with family and friends. The impact Bobby had on so many is hard to express in words. He will forever be loved and cherished in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 25 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. After the service, friends and family are invited to our home for refreshments.

Services

  • Public Visitation Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 25, 2019

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Nancy Minister

November 25, 2019

What a beautiful and accurate tribute! I also remember some of his older projects/hobbies, such as collecting golf balls, pecans and cans. He enjoyed going to antique shops and refinishing furniture that he’d purchased. He learned and became quite good at creating small woodwork pieces. Of course....Bobby loved his scratch offs and visited the casinos several times per year. He dearly loved playing golf regularly with his son (Pat) and fellow golf buddies...until his arthritis literally prevented him from doing so (although he was known for throwing his golf club a time or two). Uncle Bobby enjoyed his retirement years and never looked back. He found joy in life’s simple pleasures. What more can one ask for? He now walks with...and perhaps plays a bit of golf with Jesus, himself! He will be missed by all. Safe journey on your way home, Uncle Bobby. ❤️

Kenneth Hans

November 22, 2019

I met Mr. Earl when I was 12 years old back in 1965. He was my CYO baseball coach for 2 years at St. Paul’s Catholic School. He always took a special interest in me. Mr. Earl would always pick me up for practice and games. He would take great care of me. His kindness is something I have never forgotten. It has been so special for both us to reconnect these last 20 years or so. We have stayed in touch by phone and in more recent years going to lunch often. I have especially enjoyed getting to know and visit with Betty. After our lunches we would always return to their house. The 3 of us would sit and visit for 2 to 3 hours. Good times. I will miss my old baseball coach and friend who will always be remembered as “Mr. Earl”. Goodbye my friend.

Your little 2nd baseman,
Kenneth Hans

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Biography

With a heavy heart we announce that Bobby Ray Earl passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019. Bobby was born in Waco, Texas on November 12, 1932 to Ida Mae Earl and Melvin Earl. He loved his hometown Baylor Bears and was always a faithful forever fan. He is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Ida Mae Earl; brother, Melvin Earl; sister, Mina Ruth Senior; son, Stephen Paul Earl. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Earl. He is also survived by his son, Patrick Earl; daughter, Bobbi Lynn Adams and her husband John; along with 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as many other friends and family. Bobby served proudly in the United State Navy from 1952 – 1956 during the Korean War on the Destroyer, USS Wedderburn. He also represented the U.S. Navy playing ball for the Navy BlueJackets. He loved sports of all kinds. He played softball, baseball, and basketball growing up. He enjoyed playing softball for several years as an adult. He also loved coaching for CYO Baseball for many years and made several lasting friendships. After his retirement from Katy Transportation (MKT Railroad) he took up playing golf. Nothing made him happier than playing a round a golf several days a week! Bobby was known and loved by many and will be remembered for his love of sports, humor and generous friendship. Bobby never met a stranger and he always kept in touch with family and friends. The impact Bobby had on so many is hard to express in words. He will forever be loved and cherished in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your choice. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 25 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. After the service, friends and family are invited to our home for refreshments.