April 4, 1931 – January 5, 2020
Robert Braxton Chrismon, born April 4, 1931 in Reidsville, North Carolina and raised in Elon College, North Carolina, passed away on January 5, 2020 at the age of 88 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Brittie Emma Chrismon; brother, Ralph Chrismon; sister, Nancy Graham; daughter, Christina Jane Chrismon; and adopted daughter, Linda Gonzales. Robert is survived by his sister, Barbara Chrismon; daughter, Cheryl Jones (David Jones); sons, Robert Bryan Chrismon and Gary Chrismon; adopted daughters, Georgette LaChapelle-Brewer (Bill Brewer) and Barbara Moellendorf; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Robert was affectionately called “Opa” by his grandchildren and many others. Robert was baptized by the First Baptist Church of Elon College, NC in his youth. Robert worked for 42 years and retired (twice) from Sherman Electronics in San Antonio. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1950 to 1953 and was stationed at Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Port Orford, Oregon, and Coast Guard stations in Neah Bay and Seattle Washington. He was a dedicated Master Mason in which he served for 50 years and was in good standing with the Davy Crockett and Anchor Lodges in San Antonio. He was also an Alzafar Shriner and was part of the SHRAD HAM radio unit of the Shriners and was a member of the National Association for Amateur Radio. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Hwy, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be at Sunset Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm, with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
- Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Committal Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
January 15, 2020
I miss you and Love you very much. Your with mom now and I know you missed her for 13 years. Never forgotten always in my heart.
Love you Daddy!
January 10, 2020
My Opa! Where do I begin? So many memories have flooded my mind these past days, from the 2 week vacations, road tripping to North Carolina or Las Vegas, to the Christmas traditions, tree trimming at your house and Christmas evening with all my cousins and the simple friday nights that I got to spend the night at his house as a kid. The family dinners, the holidays, birthdays, father's days, the list goes on and on.
Opa was a funny guy, who loved to joke, tickle and play around with his grandkids. He enjoyed playing cards and taught me so many different types of card games.
I'm beyond grateful for the time I had with him and will carry his memories with me.
I'm grateful my kids got to meet and really know their great-grandfather. They also have so many memories they will be able to treasure.
Opa was such a huge part of mine and my kids life and will be greatly missed!
January 10, 2020
Uncle Robert was my favorite uncle. We had so many good times together. I have lots of wonderful memories from my trips to San Antonio and his and Aunt Brittie’s trips to North Carolina. I loved them dearly. I was always remembered by them on my birthday and Christmas. They made me feel so special.
January 10, 2020
My Uncle Robert was an incredible soul. He was a kind and thoughtful man. Uncle Robert was so funny and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Our huge family gatherings were always memorable, and everyone knew to be wary of your knees around him because you were inevitably going to get "the claw" grip. So many fond memories!
Uncle Robert loved animals too. He was happy to know that his is current love, Biscuit, would be cared for by his amazing sister, Barbara, who he also loved very much. What a pair, those two!
My uncle had many passions. While some activities, like Spoons, may require stitches after you played, others were just peaceful hobbies. He loved to show and run his elaborate trains. He, like his mother, loved to put together challenging puzzles. His most recent quest was beautifully coloring designs and pictures. As with most things, he was quite good at it. He left beauty in this world.
An unknown author said, "when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Uncle Robert, your memory will always be treasured. May you be in peace, love, and comfort for eternity.
January 9, 2020
One of my favorite memories is when Mom & Dad was teaching Georgette & I how to play pinochle and I was Dads Partner. I was so excited because I finally had a double pinochle AND got the bid. It’s rare you get the bid if Mom or Dad are bidding. We were playing pass pinochle and being new to it I was quite familiar with the point system. After I passed my cards to Dad he got quite excited to see that I’d sent him double marriages around; UNTIL he realized that I had blew my double run to do so. BOY was he steamed. I have paid for that mistake for years and years. Pretty much till we stopped playing pinochle. We all have had a great laugh over that. Hey Dad, if you can play cards in heaven don’t forget, “Never pass your marriages of your triumph suit”. LOL. Love ya Dad. Give Mom a KISS for me.
January 9, 2020
I have so many great memories of Dad that I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Thank you Dad for always being there for me. You gave me great adventures, taught me how to enjoy life, gave me traditions to pass on to my family, and showed Bill & I how to hold on through difficult times. I’m glad you and Mom are together again as I know you must be very happy now. Thank you for always considering me one of your children. You and Mom both have made a huge impact in my life. I love you and will miss you dearly.
January 9, 2020
I have a lot memories with my grandfather, but the memory, that stuck with my grandfather was When I went to school in San Antonio and joined the Army ROTC in High School he was so proud and full of joy. He was a mentor and a teacher and the best Grandfather you could ever ask for. I was is first born grandchild and loved him with all my heart. Your now with your daughter Christy and I’m sure you have a lot to talk about
love You Opa
Shane Jay Chrismon
January 8, 2020
My dear opa many summers with you growing up got baptized with you and oma went to Alamo and visited New Mexico made ceramics too many fond memories but in this pic I was waking you for church I will miss your bright smile I love you so much your my hero