January 25, 1926 – September 16, 2013
Robert Eugene Weston, the son of Maggie and Harrison Weston, was born January 25, 1926 in Des Moines and was one of eleven children. He had five sisters, May, Edna, Pearl, Evelyn and Betty (this was Robert’s twin) and five brothers, Melvin, Parker, Garland, Clarence and Albert “LB.” Robert had many great experiences growing up in a large family which taught him a lot about life, love and happiness which he carried with him throughout his life.
Robert was a life long resident of Des Moines and was educated in the Des Moines School System. Some of his earliest memories are of old Crocker School.
He was baptized at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late Reverend George H. Parrish. Robert also sang in the Men’s Chorus and played the drums at the church.
Robert enlisted in the Army and was a proud WWII Veteran who was able to go on the Honor Flight from Des Moines to see the WWII Memorial and pay tribute to fellow soldiers. It was truly a moving experience that Robert cherished.
He was employed at Dowling High School in West Des Moines as an engineer for several years. Robert also drove for Link Inc. and was a cab driver in the Des Moines area. He ventured into the restaurant business and was the owner/manager of Sunny Time Restaurant at 1120 Mulberry St. in Des Moines. Robert’s time and talents were far reaching and he will be remembered as a “Jack Of All Trades.”
Robert loved to laugh and had a sense of humor that complimented his outgoing personality. He will be remembered for his unique attire whether it be a snappy suit or his distinctive coveralls; he dressed to fit his one-of-a-kind personality. He was also an avid golfer, he loved to shoot pool and play the drums and dance. He also was a member of the “Y” Old Timer’s Club and the Elk’s Lodge. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
After 20 years of laughing together and sharing many beautiful experiences together, Robert and Deborah S. Murray were united in Holy Matrimony on Valentines Day in 2000.
Robert departed from this life on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Kavanagh House on 56th St. and a service celebrating his life will be 6 p.m., Monday, September 23 at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd. in Clive.
Those left to cherish him memory include his wife, Deborah; son, David; daughter, Maria as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and all of his ten siblings.
A special thank you to Edna Vaughn for the constant love and support she gave Robert and family during the last several years.Information provided by: Brooks Funeral Care 7975 University Blvd. Clive, IA 50325 www.meaningfulfunerals.net