Robert Sandlin
Robert Sandlin

Obituary of Robert Wayne Sandlin

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Robert “Bob” Wayne Sandlin, 71 of Port Isabel, Texas passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Errett Everet Sandlin, Sr., Elva Oveda Price Sandlin; 2 brothers, Errett Everet Sandlin, Jr. and John Doyle Shaw; 1 sister, Kathryn Sandlin Allen. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Velma Garcia Sandlin; 1 daughter, Rebekah Lynne Sandlin; son in law, Christian Hernandez; 1 sister, Charlotte Sandlin Lucore; 3 sisters-in-law, Francis Shaw, Cynthia Sandlin, and Mary Ruby Gonzalez; 3 brothers-in-law, Eddie (Esmeralda) Garcia, Noe (Yolanda) Garcia and Felix Garcia; and several nephews, nieces and other relatives. Bob was a devoted father and husband. He had a career as a custom cabinet maker for the last 35 years and owned several properties that he managed. Bob spent many days boating, fishing, and beach going in the Laguna Madre area. In his youth, Bob traveled to various parts of Mexico and lived in Hawaii to fulfill his love of surfing. He is now featured in the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi. He spent many days gardening, listening to country music, and watching country westerns. Bob was also an avid reader and life-long learner, always immersing himself in history books and documentaries. Bob was a man that loved working with his hands; in fact, he built the second story of his forever home in the Fingers. He was often found creating custom wood works for his home and loved ones. He was a hard-working man known for his honesty and integrity. Bob appreciated the simpler things in life with the mottos, “less is more” and “don’t worry be happy.” His family and friends will miss him more than words can express. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to be held at 7 p.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home in San Benito. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 705 S Longoria St, Port Isabel, TX with cremation to follow in accordance with his wishes. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Christian Hernandez, Miguel Mendoza, Ross Arbuthnot, James Graham, Mike Fitzpatrick and Bryan Diamond. You may sign the online guestbook, light a remembrance candle, or send words of comfort to the family of Robert “Bob” Wayne Sandlin at Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston, Blvd., San Benito, TX 78586.
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Thomae-Garza Funeral Home
395 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, Texas, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
705 S. Longoria St
Port Isabel, Texas, United States

Cremation To Follow

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