Robert Allen RostJuly 4, 1946 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 71)
Robert A. Rost, 71, of Alvin slipped peacefully from this earth and into the arms of his Savior on October 1, 2017.
He was born on July 4, 1946 in Houston to parents, Willie Joe and Florence Anna (Gourmey) Rost. He grew up in Pearland and later moved to Alvin. Robert was the Master Electrician for AISD Maintenance Department for 28 years and it was during this time that he met his precious wife Carol. They married on December 6, 1997. Together they joined Heights Baptist Church in 2002.
Never letting any disease or ailment define him, he fought valiantly and lived for his Lord until the moment he was called home. Robert never let an opportunity, to witness to others, slip by and thus he never met a stranger.
Robert loved working outdoors at the house and you could often find him out cutting the grass. He was our weather man and kept everyone apprise of what the day or week would be like. Not known to many was that he was also a pilot and enjoyed his time out at the airport and on his Cessna 150.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Matthew Rost; his brothers and sisters: Buster Rost, Mary Martin, Evelyn Vickers, Norma Wilkinson, Jimmy Rost, Billy Rost, and Virginia Martino.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Alvin; step sons: Doug Armstrong of Austin, Tyrel Armstrong and wife Roxi of Alvin; granddaughters: Allie, Carlie and Sophie Armstrong; and numerous other family members and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Heights Baptist Church. A time of visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Lee Peoples officiating. Interment will follow at Manvel Cemetery. The family is extremely grateful for the love, encouragement, and prayers that were given to them throughout Robert’s illness. They would like to also thank those at Kozy Korner Assisted Living for the incredible compassion and care that was bestowed upon them during his brief stay there.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to MD Anderson or the Alzheimer’s Association.