Robert Russ


Robert Wayne Russ, known to many as Bob Russ, died on October 08, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Silsbee, Texas on January 13, 1945 to Emily Hooks Russ.

He graduated from Silsbee High School in 1963 and attended South Texas Junior College and San Jacinto College. He worked as a merchant marine and for the FBI. In 1967, he went to work for Shell Oil/Shell Chemical Company and retired in 1999 with 32 years of service.

Robert was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Halletsville, served on the Property Commission and was a member of the Men in Mission. He was a member of the Central Texas Shell Retirees and the Shell Deer Park MC Retirees.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Marie Emshoff Russ, of Halletsville, his mother, Emily Hooks Russ, of Silsbee, his brothers, William Russ and wife Betty of DeRidder, LA and Raymond Russ and wife Joyce of Silsbee, Texas.

He is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie Russ Norman and husband Bill of Nacogdoches, Kimberly Russ Bonura and husband Mike of Vidor, stepson, Steven Charles Hoehne of Austin, grandchildren, Amanda Buford and husband Royce of DeQuincy, LA, Melisa Riley and husband Bryan of West Columbia, William Norman of Lake Jackson, Kaitlyn Drew and husband Matt of Kountze, great grandchildren Easton and Haley Buford, Madison and Audrey Riley, Oliver Faul and Matthew Drew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for Alzheimer's research, to MD Anderson Cancer Center, or St. Peter Lutheran Church, 100 N. Promenade, Hallettsville, Texas 77964.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 N. Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

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