SAN ANGELO — Bobby David Hebert, 75, of Rising Star, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 in San Angelo.
Bob was born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette), where he was a member of the gymnastics team, coached by Jeff Hennessey. He married the love of his life, Ellen Frances Stevenson, on Oct. 31, 1964 and they shared almost 53 beautiful years together. Bob's career included time with PPG Industries/Westlake, Louisiana; Gymnastics Unlimited/ Lake Charles, Louisiana; Quaker Oats Chemical Division/Pasadena; his own consulting firm, Hebert & Associates/Clear Lake; The Kohler Company/3M Company/Brownwood; and Fehr Foods, in Abilene. He retired in 2002.
Bob was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather who devoted his life to his family. His life’s purpose was to be of service to others. He was a true “renaissance man.” In his spare time, he loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and remodeling every home he was in. Bob was an incredible man with numerous talents and skills and loved sharing them with his children and grandchildren. His childhood passion for making things turned into his adult hobby of fixing things, and he often shared his talents to help others achieve their goals.
Bob was always a peaceful, happy man and his legacy will live on in the hearts of his beloved family and dear friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Doris Joseph Hebert, and Eula Mae Gagneaux Heber; and his nephew, Donald Flory.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Stevenson Hebert, of Rising Star; his son, Douglas David Hebert and his wife Paige of Houston; his daughter, Emily Hebert Faust and her husband Jody of Bee Cave; his grandchildren, Owen and Peter Hebert, of Houston, and Dylan and Justin Faust of Bee Cave; his sister, Virginia Hebert Flory, of Abbeville, Louisiana; his nieces, Mona Flory Trahan and her husband Glen of Maurice Louisiana and Renee Roy and her husband Lawrence, of Abbeville, Louisiana; his nephew, Ronald Flory of Tennessee; his great-nephews, Tyler Trahan and Derick Roy; his great niece, Ashley Romero and her husband Teddy; and his great-great nieces, Addison Romero and Emery Roy.
At Bob’s request, no services will be held at this time.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Joey’s on Bertrand Drive in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Smile Train, online at smiletrain.org/donations or by mail at Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20077-7377charity of your choice or to EB Research Partnership, online at ebresearch.org/donate or by mail at EB Research Partnership, 132 East 43rd Street, Suite 432, New York, NY 10017. Or to a charity of your choice.
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