Robert L. Underbrink


Robert L. Underbrink, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, passed away, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:20 A.M., in the Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital in Kenedy, Texas at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 20 days.

Robert was born September 6, 1941 in Corpus Christi, Texas the son of Urban L. Underbrink and Beatrice Johnson Underbrink. On July 3, 1964, Robert Married Mary Louise Ford in Choate, Texas. Robert was a school teacher and taught for 35 years in both the Pettus and Runge School Districts.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of over 49 years, Mary Louise Underbrink of Kenedy; his daughters, Joy Tam and husband Pat of Kenedy and Brenda Underbrink of Kenedy; his son, Robert L. Underbrink of Kenedy; his brother, Urban L. Underbrink and wife Nancy of Victoria; his sisters, Mary Ruth El-Hakam and husband Bakri of Sugarland and Nellie Mae Barnes of Charco. Robert is also survived by his 4 beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Chrystal, Paige and Kevin Tam. Mr. Underbrink is preceded in death by his parents, Urban and Beatrice Underbrink.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas.  Funeral services will be held, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013, from the Eckols Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Choate Cemetery, Choate, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas Children Home or to the Choate Cemetery.