Robert Lee Warren, III, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 31, 2021, just ten days shy of his 90th birthday.
Bobby grew up in Alamo Heights and graduated Class President of AHHS in 1949. Model Airplanes and Soap Box racing during childhood led Bobby into an engineering career in the Aerospace industry.
After graduating from AHHS, he earned two Bachelor's degrees from Rice and a Master's from SMU in Electrical Engineering. He practiced mechanical engineering during more than 40 years in Aerospace. In that time, he helped usher in jet transport, control supersonic flight, placed man on the moon, and develop the Minuteman missile and the Apollo and Viking spacecraft. In 1981 he retired from E-Systems in Salt Lake City and joined Dowty Aerospace in Yakima, WA as VP of Marketing and Engineering until retiring at age 62. Upon retirement, the family moved to San Antonio, where Bobby reunited with his AHHS classmates and participated in their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th high school class reunions!
His family life was equally active, having raised four children from his first marriage, followed by two more children with his beloved wife, Betty. Bob spent his leisure time hunting, hiking, boating, fishing, and sharing his love of the outdoors with his children and many other youth through the Texas Youth Hunting Program. In addition, Bob wrote three books about hunting, as well as numerous outdoor magazine articles. Robert believed in conservation efforts and was a member of NWTF, RMEF, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Outdoor Writers Association, and Texas Bighorn Society.
A very important part of Robert's life was "walk the talk" of the Bible by serving others as Jesus did. In his own words, "Worship, prayer and church involvement brought strength, joy and meaning to my life."
In the past, this included teaching Sunday School to children, participating in VBS (voted best Moses ever!), and completing Bible Study Fellowship.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Warren, II and Mary Eleanor Blair, his brother, Frank Blair Warren, and son Blake Martin Warren, He is survived by his sister, Anne Burt, wife of 40 years, Betty Jean, their daughter, Jennifer, sons Keith, Alan, and Blair, and daughter, Shelly, daughter-in-law Kelley and granddaughter Ansley, as well as grandchildren Meridith Hamar, Mattisyn Tackett, Kolton Warren, Miss Katy Rascoe, Samantha Gonzalez, and Zachary Warren, and great-grandchildren, Cash Hamar, Kenley Hamar, Rafael Gonzalez, and Kieran Rascoe.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 17th at 1:30 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249 with a reception following at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to TYHP, c/o TWA, 6644 FM 1102, New Braunfels, Texas 78132, or to a charity of your choice.
If attending service, please wear a mask in consideration of others.