Funeral services for Robert "Bob" House, 78, of Giddings, Texas are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas with Rev. Garrett Smith officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion York Post 276, will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, September 3, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Robert Eugene House was born on November 2, 1939 in Lexington, Texas, the son of Aubrey and Bernice (Bernhardt) House. He was baptized on April 18, 1943 by Rev. Willard Ander and confirmed on June 6, 1954 by Rev. E. Herber at St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall, Texas. Bob graduated from Thrall High School in 1957 and served in the United States Army. He married Lillie Mae Exner on February 13, 1993 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Wilbern Michalk officiating. Many knew Bob also as the “Taylor Meat Man” and was the area salesman for Taylor Meat Company for over 50 years. He enjoyed talking and visiting with everyone he met and Bob never knew any strangers.
Bob passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Giddings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Bernice House and a brother-in-law, James Plant.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lillie House of Giddings; seven children, Paul House & his wife, Lara of League City, Jason House & his wife, Karen of Houston, Christopher Parker & his wife, Tressa of Rogers, Randy Parker of Beaumont, Carl Exner & his wife, Sandra of Lincoln, Susie Smith & her husband, Tim of Giddings and Pam Machac & her husband, Darren of Giddings; twelve grandchildren, Ruby House & Iris House both of League City, Clayton Parker & A.J. Parker both of Rogers, Candace Schimank & her husband, Nathan of Fedor, Craig Exner & his wife, Cheree of Lincoln, Keith Exner & his wife, Heidi of Lincoln, Michelle Krause & her husband, Brandon of Serbin, Dustin Kieschnick & his wife, Denise of Giddings, Ashli Hartranft & her husband Steven of Giddings, Chaise Machac of Giddings and Ben Machac of Giddings; twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Plant of Granger, and one niece, Jennifer Plant of Granger.
Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Exner, Keith Exner, Nathan Schimank, Clayton Parker, Dustin Kieschnick, Brandon Krause, Steven Hartranft, Chaise Machac and Ben Machac. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob’s great grandchildren along with A.J. Parker, Frank Guardiola, Michael Beisert and Ronnie Beisert.
Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Tuition Fund, 4654 County Road 114, Lincoln, Texas 78948-6444 or to the charity of one’s choice.