Robert  Wetsel


Robert Reagan Wetsel of Hubbard passed away on May 20, 2019 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Robert (Bob) was born Oct. 3, 1946 in Navasota, Texas to James Robert Wetsel and Marguerite Payne, who have preceded him in death.
Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carla Wetsel, three sons; James Reagan Wetsel and wife, Kelli of Corsicana; Brandon Taylor and wife, Lilia of Laredo; and Robert Cody and fiancée, Stephanie Featherston of Robinson and seven grandchildren.
Bob graduated from Corsicana High School in 1965 and went on to Texas A&M University where he studied engineering and was a drummer in the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. He interrupted his studies to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and served proudly from 1967-1971. He earned his engineering degree after exiting the Marine Corps from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also earned a degree from Mountain View College in Applied Science.
Bob's early career was spent at Mobil, followed by MODCOMP and Protostar Technology. He formed BW Engineering in 1994 and was blessed to have been awarded contracts throughout the world. His work assignments took him to Hong Kong, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and many interesting cities in the United States. His motto was "Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome", which served him well while in foreign countries.
Music was an integral part of Bob's life. He began studying piano at the age of four and drums were added at the age of 10. He played in his fathers' Bluegrass Band as a drummer and was a founding member of the Bassmen, who specialize in 60's rock and roll music. He believed in fast hot rods, fast motorcycles, and guns. His personal motto was "Drive Fast, Take Chances". He was an excellent mechanic and could fix just about anything with a motor. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and passing those interests along to his children and grandchildren. He was an endowment member of the National Rifle Association and a lifetime member of the Texas State Rifle Association.
A celebration of life will be held at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the National Rifle Association.
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4 posts

Rick Carver
Jun 04, 2019
Sorry to hear about Bob. I played in his dad’s group back in the eighties and he would join in with us sometimes. Always enjoyed his piano playing. May the Lord give you comfort.
May 31, 2019
So sorry for your family's loss. In the days ahead may you find comfort in the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) because he cares for you. (2 Corinthians 1: 3-4.)

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John & Sheryl Wallace
May 30, 2019
So sorry to hear about the passing of our friend.
Bob and his family have been fantastic neighbors for many years. Bob always looked out for us and our livestock. He would see predators on his game cameras and give us a call to keep an eye out for trouble. He was always friendly and helpful with farm ideas and problem solving. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.
May 30, 2019
Gonna miss that old man.. He was much more than a friend. My thoughts are with Carla and her family..