Robert Charters Weed II, of Swinney Switch, passed away on his ranch in Swinney Switch (George West), Texas on September 27, 2020. “Captain Bob” was 89 years old.
He was born on November 2, 1930 in Lubbock, Texas. He proudly served in the U. S. Army and was a double recipient of the Purple Heart during his service in the Korean War. Bob was a K-9 police officer in Lubbock and continued his law enforcement career with the Corpus Christi Police Department. Upon receiving his maritime Captain’s license in 1968, he began his career on the water owning and operating numerous vessels involved in marine research, oil field supply and all types of inshore and big game offshore fishing. He retired in 1996 and moved to the family ranch.
He and his wife, Delores enjoyed 53 years together and raised three children. His life was full and he always knew how blessed he was to “live this life”.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Weed; daughter, DiAnna Willis and parents, Robert C. Weed Sr. and Vallie.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. “Butch” Weed III (Corlie) and his daughter, DiNette Weed; sisters, Darlene Whitson of Lubbock, Maurine Pearson (Jim) of Lubbock and Gaylene Reed of Lorena, Texas. Also, five grandchildren, Crystal (David) Mazza, Heather (Drew) Martin, Tyler (Lindsey) Morris, Aleasha (Caleb) French, Miranda (Elijah) Castillo and five great-grandchildren, Davey and Oakley Mazza, Avery Martin, Walker and Wyatt French.
Military graveside services were held at 9:59 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi with full military honors.
Please in lieu of flowers he would request donations to the Disabled American Veterans organization or a city, state or federal law enforcement agency.