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Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Revis J. Abshire

May 10, 1931May 2, 2020
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Revis Abshire, 88, passed away on May 2, 2020. He was born in Nederland, Texas on May 10, 1931 to Edole and Albert Abshire. He was the baby of thirteen and was referred to as “Little Unc” since some of his nephews were older than him.

He was married to the love of his life, Audrey May Abshire of Winne, Texas for 55 years. The two started their life together in the small town of Winnie, Texas. They were not married long when Uncle Sam came calling. Although wives were not encouraged to accompany their husbands, he wanted Audrey by his side. She went everywhere he was stationed. They were such a fun-loving couple they made many lifelong friends worldwide. The couple moved to Point Comfort when he became employed by Alcoa. After 15 years of marriage, the couple finally got the child they had always prayed for, Tambra Ann Abshire of Victoria, Texas. She became the center of their world.

After 30 years of service, Revis retired from Alcoa and the couple moved to Victoria, to be closer to Tambra and her family. His only grandchild, Tarrah Michelle Walton filled up his days in his retirement years. They cared for Tarrah and Peanut daily. From elementary time, a favorite tradition of Tarrah and “PawPaws” was scratch offs with a snickers on the way home from school. Although Tarrah was his only grandchild, many other friends and family referred to him as “PawPaw” or “Pada.” He enjoyed his garden, cooking, Dallas Cowboys, and his Knights of Columbus buddies. His back porch was known by many friends, young and old, to have a cold beer or hot meal at any time. His hard work and servant’s heart earned him The Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year award several times. He was very proud to be a 4th degree KC member at Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Tambra Walton; granddaughter, Tarrah Walton; and his sister, Gracie DeCuir, many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey Abshire, and 11 siblings.

Family and Friends may visit Revis throughout the day from 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Colonial Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm, Father Patrick Knippenberg presiding. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military Honors of Flag Folding & Taps under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council. Following COVID-19 guidelines, please wear a mask at all times upon entry to all facilities listed above. Pallbearers are Mike Walton, Mike Garvel, John Fivecoat; and his nephews, Kyle DeCuir, Reggie DeCuir and Ray DeCuir. His best friend, George Wenzel, will serve as an honorary pallbearer. All of these men are very near and dear to his heart.

Memorial donations may be made in Revis’s memory to Holy Family K of C Council #9088 or Holy Family Catholic Church. Share memories with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

  • FAMILY

  • Edole Guidry Abshire, Mother (deceased)
  • Albert John Abshire, Father (deceased)
  • Audrey May Abshire, Wife (deceased)
  • Tarrah Michelle Walton, Granddaughter
  • Tambra Walton, Daughter
  • Gracie DeCuir, Sister
  • Revis was preceded in death by eleven siblings. His memory will alsobe cherished by his many nieces, nephews and friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mike Walton, Pallbearer
  • Mike Garvel, Pallbearer
  • John Fivecoat, Pallbearer
  • Kyle DeCuir, Pallbearer
  • Reggie DeCuir, Pallbearer
  • Ray DeCuir, Pallbearer
  • George Wenzel, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing throughout the day

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, May 7, 2020

Memories

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Donna DeBault

May 6, 2020

Tambra. Oh what wonderful times and memories. Those were some of the best times of our lives God put all of us together. We grew up together. We had our friendship and our faith in common. Our Vegas trip and our camping trip. Had so many laughs. I’ll never forget. Love you Donna. “Shirley” of Lavern and Shirley!!!

Kevin DeBault

May 6, 2020

Truly a sad day when this sweet sweet man was taken from us. He's in most of my childhood memories growing up. It's like a little part of my world is gone.

Gods grace Revis,

Kevin

Karen Williams

May 6, 2020

Tambra and Tarrah,

What a remarkable sweet man. He had an amazing life with memories you will treasure forever. You were a very good daughter and granddaughter to him and took care of him in a loving devoted way. I know he felt it too. I will always be know to him as the girl who tried to steal Damon’s dog!! That’s okay...i love that memory. So glad he is in heaven with the love of his life! Love you both!!

Love, Karen

john scheumack

May 6, 2020

Tambra and family,
Seems like your dad had a rewarding life full of activities with friends and family and, of course, his beautiful grand daughter. I did not know him personally but, if he was anything like his daughter, then he was first class!
Anyway, Many Prayers and Blessings to the family and congratulations to Mr. Abshire for a life well lived!!

Joan McAfee

May 6, 2020

We will miss Revis sitting on the porch at Tambra's and Tarrah's with all the girls. He so loved his girls and spending time with them. His sweet smiling face will be remembered always!

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Biography

Revis Abshire, 88, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. He was born in Nederland, Texas on May 10, 1931 to Edole and Albert Abshire. He was the baby of thirteen and was referred to as “Little Unc” since some of his nephews were older than him.

He was married to the love of his life, Audrey May Abshire of Winne, Texas for 55 years. The two started their life together in the small town of Winnie, Texas. They were not married long when Uncle Sam came calling. Although wives were not encouraged to accompany their husbands, he wanted Audrey by his side. She went everywhere he was stationed. They were such a fun-loving couple they made many lifelong friends worldwide. The couple moved to Point Comfort when he became employed by Alcoa.

After 15 years of marriage, the couple finally got the child they had always prayed for, Tambra Ann Abshire of Victoria, Texas. She became the center of their world.

After 30 years of service, Revis retired from Alcoa and the couple moved to Victoria, to be closer to Tambra and her family. His only grandchild, Tarrah Michelle Walton filled up his days in his retirement years. They cared for Tarrah and Peanut daily. From elementary time, a favorite tradition of Tarrah and “PawPaws” was scratch offs with a snickers on the way home from school. Although Tarrah was his only grandchild, many other friends and family referred to him as “PawPaw” or “Pada.” He enjoyed his garden, cooking, Dallas Cowboys, and his Knights of Columbus buddies. His back porch was known by many friends, young and old, to have a cold beer or hot meal at any time.
His hard work and servant’s heart earned him The Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year award several times. He was very proud to be a 4th degree KC member at Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Tambra Walton; granddaughter, Tarrah Walton; and his sister, Gracie DeCuir, many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey Abshire, and 11 siblings.

Family and Friends may visit Revis throughout the day from 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Colonial Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm, Father Patrick Knippenberg presiding. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military Honors of Flag Folding & Taps under the auspices of the Victoria County Veterans Council. Following COVID-19 guidelines, please wear a mask at all times upon entry to all facilities listed above.

Pallbearers are Mike Walton, Mike Garvel, John Fivecoat; and his nephews, Kyle DeCuir, Reggie DeCuir and Ray DeCuir. His best friend, George Wenzel, will serve as an honorary pallbearer. All of these men are very near and dear to his heart.

Memorial donations may be made in Revis’s memory to Holy Family K of C Council #9088 or Holy Family Catholic Church. Share memories with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com

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