Robert was born on November 10, 1937. He went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2018. Robert grew up in the Satsuma, Texas, got married to Opal White on April 25, 1958, and had two daughters. He married Kathleen Hargrave on December 7, 1976, and had one daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Julia Hargrave, his sister, Evelyn Meshell; brothers, Lloyd and Melvin Hargrave; and son-in-law, Arthur (Butch) Levee.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hargrave; daughters, Bobbie Levee, Pam Hargrave, and Melissa Hargrave; sisters, Sharon Hill and Vincent, Judy Noski and husband Billy; brothers, JW Hargrave and Pat, Mike Hargrave and Debra; grandchildren, Kristy Ward and husband Albert, Krystal Ynfante and Justin, Kathrine Levee, and Brenden Lucas; and great-grandchildren, Erin, Emma and Austin Ward
Robert was baptized in 1984 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waller, Texas. He attended Cy-Fair High School. Then joined Army and served 3 years 2 months and 5 days. Robert was station in Germany. Where he rose to the rank of SP3 and was honorably discharged in 1957 from Fort Chaffe Arkansas.
In Robert’s younger years, one of his favorite past time was riding bulls at Cy-Fair and local area rodeos. He was 1 of 2 bull riders to ride the bull named Blue Neck. Robert also rode bulls at the Houston Stock Show when it was held at the Colosseum. He also enjoyed doing trail rides and riding his horse Wine-O.
He was an iron worker by trade. Robert worked on various major building around Houston, including the Astrodome and Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Anytime he was building something it was always made out of iron because he could not build anything out of wood.
Even after retirement Robert was never one to sit still and was always going. He enjoyed raising cattle and bailing hay. No matter what he was doing he had a temper and there was no telling what was going to come out of his mouth. Robert was also a stubborn to a fault. He was still wanting to drive his truck to haul hay to Madisonville to take care of his cows and heaven forbid you didn’t do what he wanted you to do when he wanted you to do it or you’d hear it. He also was a loyal friend. If anyone called and needed help he would drop everything to help them out.