Robert Moreman
1957 - 2020
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Robert D. Moreman, Jr.
1957-2020
Robert Duke Moreman, Jr. died on September 3, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Robert, also known as Bobby to his oldest friends and family, was born on April 9, 1957 to Duke and Claire Moreman in Cleburne, Texas. The family, including his two older sisters, Claudia and Barbara, moved to Houston in 1967. The Payne family lived across the street. The little girl living there, Cathy, became his friend and later his wife. They were married 33 years.
Robert spent most of his professional career as a new home salesperson after working as a Realtor and real estate broker in Houston. Robert and Cathy moved to Wimberley, Texas in 2011 when he accepted the sales position at Trendmaker Homes/Texas Casual Cottages. Five years ago he took the opportunity to work with David Weekley Homes where he easily made many friends with his coworkers and his home buyers.
With a lifelong love of the outdoors, Robert was passionate about fresh and saltwater fishing, kayaking, hunting, camping, and playing golf. He enjoyed these pursuits with his friends, many of whom referred to him as their brother. Especially in recent years, Robert spent weekends golfing with his son, Matthew, and fishing and kayaking with his brother-in-law, Warren Payne.
Working with his hands was something he enjoyed and spent time doing. Several pieces of furniture in Robert and Cathy's home were handcrafted by Robert. Toward the end of his life he began teaching himself how to weld, and future furniture and art projects were in the works. Cathy will always enjoy the vegetable garden Bobby built for her.
Many in Wimberley will remember Robert as the guard of Gate #2 at Market Days. He was there every first Saturday for the past several years volunteering with the Lions Club. He was also seen at many chamber of commerce functions, helping out where needed, especially for the 4th of July parade. He enjoyed working side by side with David Weekly Homes coworkers at the Food Bank in Austin. He was a generous man with his time and talents.
Robert brought family and friends together with great food and colorful stories throughout his life. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by those he loved. The home that he and Cathy built together in Wimberley was designed so that people could gather and have a comfortable place to spend the night or a long weekend. Family and friends were always welcome during the holidays. He was known for his stories, told with detail, that would often evoke laughter. He will also be remembered for his seafood gumbo, and his perfectly cooked steaks, prepared with a whiskey in one hand, a spatula in the other and a smile on his face. It was always a fun time when Robert was around.
Robert and Cathy have two children, Matthew D. Moreman and Dr. Sara A. Moreman. Matthew (Matt) lives in south Austin and following in his father's footsteps he works in sales in the home remodeling industry. Sara is a veterinarian working with small animals for FireHouse Animal Health Center in Round Rock. Robert was extremely proud of his children, as anyone who knew him would know.
He is also survived by his sisters Claudia Freese and Barbara Hodges and husband Bill; nieces Melissa Chicoria, Karen Freese and husband Jeremy Petrie, great nieces Nicole and Regan Chicoria, Kayla Purser and husband Forrest, and Summer Petrie; great-great niece and nephew Avary and Lucas Garcia, mother-in-law Rebecca Payne, brother and sister-in-law Warren and Jeannine Payne and their son Ross.
Robert's family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the love and support given to them since his death. For those wishing to honor his memory please consider donating to a veterans' organization of your choice.
At a future date, a celebration of Robert's life will be held with great food, stories, love and laughter.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
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Jeanette Malone
September 25, 2020
Monte and I had the privilege and honor of working with Robert on our new home in the Hill Country. We knew we were in good hands with Robert from our very first meeting. He showed us a plan that he had redesigned and with some our own additions we soon came up with the Moreman house plan. Soon thereafter he quickly became a true good friend. We cannot express in words how incredibly sad we have been since hearing this news of his passing. We so looked forward to many dinners with him and his beloved wife. We had hoped to get to meet his children that he spoke so proudly of every time we met at David Weekley and our new home. We are so so sorry for this loss to everyone who knew him and to his family. Thank you for sharing him with us because we will be forever blessed having known him.
Jeanette & Monte Malone
Friend
September 18, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Robert during his time at Trendmaker in Houston. He was a kind and caring person with a welcoming personality. I’m proud to have known him. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his loving family, I know he will be sorely missed.
Donna Newcomb
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September 17, 2020
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Kimberly A Lundgren
September 15, 2020
I had only met Robert three or four times recently and professionally but I immediately connected with him and looked forward to each occasion on which I would be able to see him again. I am shocked and saddened by his loss and pray for his family.
Les Aiello
Acquaintance
September 15, 2020
Cathy, Kathy and I are sad to hear of your loss. Robert was a great friend and loved to hear his stories and the way he looked at life.
Sincerely
Marc & Kathy Mandagelo
Marc Mandagelo
Friend
September 15, 2020
Cathy, so sorry to hear about Robert. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Bob and Lisa Birk
Bob and Lisa Birk
Friend
September 14, 2020
Cathy, my heart cries for you and your family. You and Robert are one of Wimberley's greatest treasures. Please know you are in my prayers.
Shelley Esser
Friend
September 14, 2020
So sorry to hear this sad news. Our condolences and prayers are with the entire family. Robert was such a joy to work with. He helped us with our new home. We will always remember him as a happy man with always a smile on his face . He will be missed !

-Mridul&Pankaj
Mridul & Pankaj Sharma
Friend
September 14, 2020
My heart and mind has been with you and your family, since I heard the news of Roberts death. My memory of him will last forever, and I know he is with you. Legacy he has left you and your children, Lives on
Alan Marburger
Friend
September 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss, Cathy...prayers to you and your family.
Julie Harris
Friend
September 14, 2020
Robert was a lovely man, whom I wish that I had known better. With love and admiration for his bright, beautiful wife, Cathy, I send my deepest condolences.
Temple Wynne
Friend
September 13, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
And again ...... please let me know if there is anything I can “take off your plate”, that you might focus on your family and yourself as you work through your grief.
Rob & Lynda Pitzer
Friend
September 13, 2020
Has has left us bewildered and dazed with his sudden passing. They always say the good die young. He surly fits that role. He was not just good he was the greatest.
Abbas Arian
Friend
September 13, 2020
Cathy. My sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
“. . . the smile that is worth the praises of earth,
Is the smile that shines through tears” Wilcox
The memories are the best comfort of all.
Judy Dunn
Friend
September 13, 2020
Cathy, Sara & Matthew:
Robert was such a joy to know and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You will continue in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Love from Deb & Mike
Mike & Deb Scott
Friend
September 13, 2020
So sorry for you're loss, if you need anything let me know. In my prayers.
David Reynolds
AKA Dr Brisket.
David Reynolds
Family
September 13, 2020
Cathy, I am so sad to hear about Robert. Words can’t explain how much this news has taken over my thoughts today. Robert was such a kind man. I always enjoyed my conversations with him. Reminiscing in my mind today about when I met him, and how he was so dedicated to the Lions, and how he supported you as you led the Chamber.
I am going to miss seeing Robert and his gentle presence. I am here for you if you need anything. Please let those who are close to you know what you need and let them convey that to those of us who are willing to be there for you. Sending my love to you Cathy.
Pat Bruns
Friend
September 13, 2020
Robert you had a servants heart, always beside Cathy supporting and offering a kind word to everyone. Our community already misses you so much! Thank you for living here and contributing so much!
Denise
Friend
September 13, 2020
Robert you had a servants heart, always beside Cathy supporting and offering a kind word to everyone. Our community already misses you so much! Thank you for living here and contributing so much!
Denise
Friend
September 13, 2020
I considered Bobby one of my greatest friends and the one friend with the greatest sense of humor. I will miss him greatly.
Paul Reppond
Friend
September 13, 2020
Cathy, Our hearts & prayers are with you & your family.
Ginnie Street
Friend
September 13, 2020
Bob was always available when we put on a golf tournament for our CTRH Veterans. He was also one of the first to volunteer to help with the golf tournaments put on by the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce. With a big cigar in hand, I say here's to you old friend. I will miss your smile and great stories. Until we meet again!
James Michael Harthcock
Friend
September 13, 2020
I will truly miss this wonderful friend. We laughed extensively every time we spoke. He was a great example of a fine and honorable man.
Paul Schmalz
Friend
September 13, 2020
Cathy, you and your sweet family are in our thoughts daily. May your memories and love from your family and friends carry you through your grief. Hugs to you, my friends.
Melissa and Darren Drewitz
Friend
September 13, 2020
Cathy, you and your sweet family are in our thoughts daily. May your memories and love from your family and friends carry you through your grief. Hugs to you, my friends.
Melissa and Darren Drewitz
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