Robert Hegar

November 2, 1926September 9, 2018

Robert Woodrow Hegar (Bob) 91, passed away peacefully September 9, 2018. He was born November 2, 1926 in Penelope, Texas to Jerry and Mary Hegar. He was one of eight children.

Bob served two tours in the US Navy during World War II and continued serving his country as a member of the VFW in Thorndale, Texas. He met the love of his life, Valerian Josephine Balusek in Holland, Texas whom he married on November 25, 1949 in Granger, Texas. A few years later Bob and Val moved from Holland, Texas to Thorndale, Texas where they called home for the last 62 years and had four sons. Bob was hired on with ALCOA Aluminum where he retired after 35 years.

Bob had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh, he also enjoyed deer and fox hunting, fishing, playing 42, listening to the Houston Astros on the radio while watching sputniks fly over.

Bob is survived by his wife, Valerian Hegar and his four sons: Robert and wife Cheryl, Steve and wife Kathy, Justin, Preston and wife Terri, his 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, his brothers: John Alan Hegar, Henry and wife Kathy Hegar. He is preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Mary Hegar, sisters Lilian (Lil) Foster, Gladys Hegar, brothers Edvin, Frank and Dan Hegar.

Pallbearers will be the grandchildren which include Clayton, Julie, Michael, Brandon, Christopher, Kristina, Blake, Brooke, Heather, Blayne, and Mendy.

There will be a visitation Wednesday September 12, 2018 at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will be 10:00am Thursday September 13, 2018 at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor, Texas with a burial following at Holland City Cemetery in Holland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donations to be made to Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department/ EMS. The family would like to give special thanks to the Thorndale Police Department for their service.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

Robert Hegar

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Carol Beard

September 19, 2018

So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Jeanne Gutierrez

September 13, 2018

I am so sorry I loved Uncle Bob so much, he always made everyone laugh and feel like they were special. My prayers are with all of you and I love you all.
Love Jeanne (Janke)

Max and Juanice Thiele

September 13, 2018

Praying that God will grant your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.

sharon bunge

September 12, 2018

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the Hegar family. I know Mr. Hegar will be missed by many. He always had kind words and was such a happy loving person. I will truly miss his hugs and sweet words.

Sarah Locklin Taylor

September 12, 2018

Dear Hegar Family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Hegar was such an outgoing man that seemed to have never meet a stranger and was always happy and in a cheerful mood. I know Thorndale won’t be the same without his presence. May God’s love and strength be with each of you through this sorrowful time and may your hearts always be filled with the wonderful memories of the years you all shared together with Mr. Hegar.
Love and Prayers,
Sarah Locklin Taylor

Rosie Hernandez

September 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. I have enjoyed this man all the years that I delivered the Taylor Daily press to his home. He was a joy to talk too. He will be dearly missed by me. God bless to you the family and may God bring you comfort.

Cheryl Hegar

September 11, 2018

I’m so sad to know Bob is gone, he had been in my life for 40 years., as my father-in law , my kids grandpa and friend! We have had a lot of fun times together as a family and with old friends driving cars for Maxwell! I know you are peace now with family and your old friends, and with my dad! You were always the life of the party and treated everyone with humor and kindness! Thank you for everything you did and for being a wonderful grandpa to the kids! You will be missed dearly! Love ,Cheryl Bucanek Hegar

Judy Brown

September 11, 2018

He had a great sense of humor and a nice smile. He made me laugh at the things he would say. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed and is in the arms of Jesus

Kristina Grant

September 11, 2018

We spent the last 16 Christmas's with grandpa and grandma. I will miss watching you open your presents while grama gave the presents to you so fast you'd always say let the kids go first but we loved watching you smile more then seeing what was under our wrapping paper. Christmas will never be the same and I'll still make sure nobody sits in your chair. Love you Grandpa

Cynthia & George Galbreath

September 11, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your love one. I remember the first time I ever saw Bob Hegar, it was when they came to look at my Grandparents house. He walked in the front door, came down the hall and I thought ooh what a big man! He was a big man to a small child, and I ran out the back door. Bob and Val bought my Grandparents house. Since my Grandparents moved right up the street from them, I eventually became friends with Bob and his family! I watched the boys grow up and move on. Bob you are not gone, just away. You will live on in all our hearts. One day we will be see you again in our Heavenly Home. God bless and keep you all during this time of sorrow.