Robert “Bob” WeatherfoWeatherford, Robertrd, 80, went to be with his heavenly father on May 09, 2020. He was born April 29, 1940 in Decatur, Alabama to Robert and Marguerite.

Robert Weatherford graduated from Auburn University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Bob’s career in the cotton business began in 1965 when he joined the staff of the National Cotton Council as a field representative in Arkansas. He later transferred to South Texas where he remained until 1975 when he became Area Supervisor in Lubbock, Texas. In 1978, Bob became manager of a gin supply facility in Robstown, Texas. In 1982 he joined Gulf Compress in Corpus Christi and became General Manager of the warehouse in 1994. He then retired as the General Manager of Gulf Compress in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2008.

Bob was honored to serve as President of the Texas Agriculture Cooperative Council where he was chairman of the Education Committee, and chairman of the Legislative Committee. He has also served as President of the Cotton Growers Warehouse Association and Secretary of the Corpus Christi Cotton Exchange as well as other local organizations.

The highest honor he received was the call of God on his life and to be licensed to preach and teach the Word of God. For the last 40 years, He was involved with prison ministry in many prisons around the US. For the last 2 years he was a part of the Kairos Prison Ministry where he taught the Word of God to so many.

He married Carole Hunt, of Irving Texas in 1962. They just celebrated their 57th wonderful year of marriage. They have 2 children; Velicia and Steven.

His hobbies were gardening and his “greatest extravagance”, restoring a 1951 Chevy similar to the one he drove in High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Weatherford. His mother, Marguerite Potter. His brother, Jim Weatherford.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole Weatherford of Corpus Christi, Texas; his daughter, Velicia and Jason Uphoff of Ingleside, Texas; his son, Steven Weatherford of Corpus Christi, Texas; three grandchildren Kaylen, Karis, Camden of Ingleside, Texas; two great grandchildren Elijah, and Emilyn of Ingleside, Texas.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas. In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Samaritans Purse, his favorite charity.

Something he’d like to tell the next generation is that true wisdom is from God and that history repeats itself.