April 16, 1932 - April 19, 2019
Robert Louis Risinger, 87, of College Station, a devoted husband, cherished father, beloved uncle, passed peacefully into the Lord's hands Friday night, April 19, 2019.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm at Hillier Funeral Home, 4080 Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX 77845. Services will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Brazos Valley Church of Christ, 625 Graham Rd, College Station, TX 77845 with Scott Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Keith, TX.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Smith, Chris Fierro, Anthony Hernandez, James Savedra, Al Hasten, Leeland Sanford and honorary pallbearer Curtis Gene Darby.
The youngest son of William David Risinger and Ima Ruby Blagg-Risinger, was born on April 16, 1932, in Brazos County. He grew up in Iola, Texas and Grimes County, with his four brothers and two sisters.
He enlisted in the Navy on October 23, 1952, in Houston, Texas, and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was discharged October 23, 1960. He worked for American Can Company in Arlington, Texas, and retired after 22 years to pursue his great love of fishing and hunting. He was known in Madisonville as the "FISHERMAN." All those who dared to fish with him have many a fish tale to tell. He was member of the Brazos Valley Church of Christ and the Bedias Masonic Lodge for many years.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; William David Risinger and Ima Ruby Blagg-Risinger; two sons, Robert Irvin and Darcy Alan Risinger; brothers, Lester, Earl, Travis and Julius Risinger; sisters, Ruby Ruth Risinger-Smith and Lillian Risinger.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 63 years, Madeline Fierro Risinger, daughter, Suzette Risinger-Pryor both of College Station, numerous nephews and nieces who all loved and adored "Uncle Boogie," and he loved them.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the wonderful and sweet women for their exceptional care and compassion provided to Robert and his family during his short stay with Hospice Brazos Valley.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has suggested memorials in Robert's name to Hospice Brazos Valley or Brazos Valley Church of Christ.
Please visit Robert's tribute page at www.hillierfuneralhome.com to share memories and stories.