Robert Dale Ervin

December 17, 1942January 15, 2013

ROBERT DALE ERVIN was born on December 17, 1942 in Breckenridge, Texas and passed away at the age of 70 on January 15, 2013. Robert was preceded by his parents, Sidney Sessums Ervin and Golda Allen Ervin, and his brother Henry Paul Ervin.

Robert was a 1961 graduate from Andrews High School in Andrews, Texas. He then obtained his Associates degree. He was a police officer for a short time in the Odessa Police Department. Robert was a veteran of the army with an honorable discharge. He worked several years in Dallas for JCPenney and then worked security for the remainder of his career. Robert’s interests included World War II history, rabbit hunting with his family, playing poker, and leather working. He was an NRA member and 2nd amendment supporter. Robert enjoyed teaching people about gun safety, shooting tips, and how to properly maintain their guns. Robert loved his family and assisted in the care of his father, mother and brother during their final years.

Robert is survived by his youngest brother, Carl W. Ervin, daughter Melissa Ervin Spence, nephews Kevin Ervin and Cody Ervin, nieces April Carman and Stacy Ervin, son-in-law Steve Spence, sister-in-law Becky Ervin, ex-wife Sandra G. Ervin, longtime family friend, Gilbert Shultz, and several other family and friends.

A memorial for family and close friends honoring Robert’s life will be held in the spring.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano.


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Sibel Hufstedler

February 13, 2013

He will be missed. He is not hurting now and is with his famy in heaven. God bless & RIP Robert.

Steve Spence

January 31, 2013

I always enjoyed when Robert came to visit, we always planned our dinner at Texas Land and Cattle. He taught me to shoot with his hand guns, then helped me pick out my .40 cal Springlfield semi. He then showed me how to dissamble and clean my gun. That was just the giving person that I will remember Robert for.

Randy & Anita Spence

January 26, 2013

We know you are in a better place, but Melissa and many others will miss you!! Our thoughts are prayers are with your family. We enjoyed meeting you at Melissa and Steve's wedding. You knew how to have a good time!

Melissa Spence

January 26, 2013

Dad was always there for me to encourage me and make sure that I did my best at whatever I did. I think he was the most excited on the day I wanted to learn to shoot. :) He loved teaching me, Steve, Darrell and everyone else who wanted to about how to be a good, safe, gun owner. I loved all the times playing poker with the grandads, cousins, and uncles. When they got tired of the kids playing, dad would start betting quarters and us kids would all chicken out. Dad always loved to play tricks and tease me. I'm glad dad doesn't have to deal with arthirits or that stuff any more. He may be chasing the rabbits now instead of shooting them.

McKinney Pam

January 24, 2013

I have many memories of Robert playing poker with J.E. and the bunch in Seymour while visiting the McKinney's. They would be sitting at the kitchen table having a grand ole time while we sat in the living room and visited. There was always lots of laughter and food around. It was a small house but full of kids, adults, and fun times. I know how much you will be missed by your family, especially Melissa, but you leave many happy memories for your little girl who loves you very, very much.

Pat Mabe

January 23, 2013

Robert, I have fond memories of you from many years back when you used to drive Sandra to her schools. I would see you at Ben Milam School and you always had something interesting or funny to say. I also remember you talking about and showing your leather tooling projects. I know you will be missed by all who knew you. My sympathies to your family and friends.

Margaret Freeman

January 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert was such a help to me when I first started work for DISD. He knew how to get from one school to another and avoid major traffic.

Stacy Ervin

January 23, 2013

I remember that every time I was over at your house, you were always on your lazy boy, eating those caramel candies that you always gave to me and drinking a Coke. I miss you so much.

Sandra Ervin

January 22, 2013

Robert, you were my husband for nineteen years. We had a lot of great times traveling here and there. You always teased me about my kidneys being 99 miles and then stop. We loved listening to Ray Stevens on our trips. One time when we were driving to see one of my students, we stopped in Sulpher Springs to rest. You then walked up to the Coke Machine, and you heard, "I am the talking Coke Maching." You almost jumped out of your skin. We laughed about that until the last time your were alert. The guests at our wedding laughed outloud when the pastor said, "Will Mr. and Mrs. Ervin stand up." Your dad started standing up and we just kept kneeling. I could go on and on about some fun times we had during the years. You were so excited when our little girl came into the world. Your feet didn't touch the floor for many days. You and I were so blessed with our lovely daughter. She loved you so very much, and would move Heaven and earth for you. I will miss many things about you, Robert, but I know you are painless, and that has got to be wonderful. In God's grace, Sandra (Sandy)

Carl Ervin

January 20, 2013

You were always the best big brother and always there for me. I love you so much and already miss you. I know you are not hurting any more now. Your little brother, Carl