Robert Leon Wetzel, 77, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 8, 2018, at a local nursing home.

Graveside services for Robert will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at Indian Creek Cemetery with the Rev. David Medley and the Rev. Pat McClatchy officiating. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Robert was born and raised in Brownwood to Joseph Weldon and Nannie Lee (Boyd) Wetzel on June 29, 1941. He graduated from Brownwood High in 1959. After high school, he attended Howard Payne University. He then transferred to Baylor University where he graduated in 1963, receiving his Bachelor of Science.

Robert had a life long career as a Medical Technologist. He was licensed with the State of California Department of Health for many years. He was a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist at Pioneer’s Memorial Hospital in Brawley, California. After retirement, Robert moved back to Brownwood.

He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and a member of the Masons.

Robert is survived by his cousins, Susan Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Joe Jackson, Anita DeHay, Jimmie Wetzel, Linda Armstrong, and Suzanne Archibald.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nannie Wetzel.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Central United Methodist Church (1501 2nd St. Brownwood, Texas 76801). Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.