Erwin, Robert Louis

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September 12, 1934 - August 22, 2019

Erwin, Robert Louis

Robert Louis Erwin, 84, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord August 22, 2019, after a long battle with congestive heart failure and COPD, in Farmersville, TX. His daughter Shelly was by his side.

Robert was born September 12, 1934, to Louis Franklin and Lucy Ann (Perry) Erwin in Dallas, TX. Robert attended Woodrow Wilson High School and was in the R.O.T.C. but graduated from N. R. Crozier Technical High School, both in Dallas, TX. He spent his lifetime as a carpenter and tile setter, becoming quite a master of both. It gave him much satisfaction to be able to help build his beloved Bethlehem Baptist Church’s new facility. He spread his Christian faith everywhere he went, which included visiting on behalf of the church weekly as long as his health allowed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Doris Jean (Erwin) Deloach Shaw of LaGuna Woods, CA, a brother, L. W. Erwin of Dallas, his first wife and mother of his children, Dorothy Nell (Jamerson) Erwin of Garland, TX, and his second wife, Sybil Pyles (Chesser) Erwin of Farmersville, TX.

Robert is survived by his three daughters, Gayle (Erwin) Allston of Houston, TX, Rhonda Kay (and husband Scott) Jennings of Garland,TX, and Shelly Sue Erwin of Farmersville, TX, son, Robert Louis Erwin, Jr. (and wife Mary Frances (Chewning) Erwin of Dallas, TX, three grandchildren, Shannon Lee (Allston) Burnett of Houston, TX, Jason Robert Erwin of Little Rock, AR, and Amy Michelle Erwin of Dallas, TX, two sisters, Joyce Marie (Erwin) Scroggin of McKinney, TX, and Judy Ann (Erwin) Dunn Curtis of Garland, TX, plus many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Farmersville, TX, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at 11 :00 AM. All attendees are invited to stay for lunch and fellowship following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 16167 CR 665, Farmersville, TX 75442.

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James Scroggin

August 28, 2019 12:40PM

I always looked up to my uncle Robert. He was a great role model for me as I was growing up. His great love of Jesus was demonstrated regularly. I respected his skills and craftsmanship and his love of music. I am sure he is singing a glorious New Song now!