Bobby Girouard – A true gentleman passes

Robert Milton Girouard

Robert Milton Girouard, 87, was born December 24, 1923 to Floy Dykes Girouard and Sagness Girouard Sr., in Freeport, Texas. His parents and brother, Sagness, proceeded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Leggett Girouard, four children; Maureen Moore and her husband, Jerry, Robbie Thompson and her husband, John, Vicki Coker and Mark Girouard and his wife Donna, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

His brother, Terry Clay Girouard, sister-in-law, Margaret Girouard and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. He graduated from Freeport High School and attended Sam Houston State University until the start of WWII. He served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed in Hawaii. He and his brother, Sagness Girouard Jr., owned and operated Girouard’s Grocery store on Second St. for many years. He was the butcher and hardware manager until his retirement in 1988. He was a faithful Christian and worshiped at the Freeport Church of Christ most of his life. Bob’s faith was a very important to him and he passed on that faith to his children. He was most happy at home in his workshop with his dog, Katie. He never met a stranger and everyone he met was invited to share a meal or a cup of coffee at his home. He was a truly contented man.

The family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Lakewood Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Church of Christ in Freeport with Charles Rabon officiating.

Private graveside services will be held at the Sweeny Cemetery.

The family requests donations to be made to the Sunny Glenn Children’s Home, Medina Children’s Home or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the Turner Family. Online condolences may be made to freeportlakewoodfuneralhomes.com.

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  1. Jimmy Reaux

    Freeport has lost a true icon and will be missed. Condolences and prayers from the Reaux family.

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