Robert Warren Volkmer
Robert Warren Volkmer, of Edna, Texas, went to be with the Lord, with his loving family by his side, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the age of 62. Robert was born in Ganado, Texas on April 24, 1955, to the late Warren and Patsy Volkmer. He graduated high school in Edna in 1973 and later received his masters in Ag Education from Texas A&M University in 1979. He married the love of his life, Rose Tipton Volkmer on April 16th 1981. Robert worked at the West Ranch field in Vanderbilt for the first half of his career leaving as the production foreman. He then went on to be an Ag teacher at Edna High for the next 14 years. After stepping away from teaching, Robert followed in the footsteps of his father and Uncle Chunky as a cattle rancher. Uncle Chunky was considered as a second father to him. Robert loved going on vacations with his family to Colorado in the summer. He loved motorcycles, horses, his cows, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and above all his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Robert was a deacon at the Robinson Street church of Christ in Edna. He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, PaPa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Rose; his son Matthew Volkmer and wife, Allison; daughter Anna Zahn and husband, Matt; grandchildren, Shane Warren and Bethany Kate Zahn; sisters, Luanne Kucera and Kathy Dugger and husband Johnny; and mother in law, Mildred Tipton. His cousins Jerry Hamilton and the late “Chip” Willis were considered as brothers; he is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his Uncle Chunky and father-in- law “Artie” Tipton. Visitation was Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 5-8 p.m., in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of life was on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel. Evangelists Phillip Stuckey and Boyd Jennings officiated. Interment followed at the Volkmer home, which was his most favorite place in the world. Pallbearers were Jerry Hamilton, Michael Tatum, Bruce Hamilton, Jacob Hamilton, Jake Tipton, Lance Tipton, Joel Frankel, and J Bryce Dugger. Honorary Pallbearers are Bryan James, Terry Tipton, Bill Tipton, Charles Tipton, Johnny Dugger, and the elders and deacons of the Robinson St. church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive., Tampa, FL 33607 and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna. 361-782-2221.