Robert G. Alston (Bobby or Bullet to his friends), age 76 of Seguin, passed away while working outside at his home on Saturday, May 18th 2019.
He was born in Houston to George R. Alston and Mussetta Raley Alston on March 18, 1943.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan M. Alston, as well as multiple local family members including his son, Wes and Heather Alston, his granddaughter Penelope Alston, his sister, Marsha McDaniel, her husband Ronald McDaniel, of Gonzales, his father George R. Alston, of Stockdale, as well as Kathryn and Norbert Demny, of Seguin, Charles “Chuck” Demny, of Seguin, his aunt, Alice Spencer, of Llano, his cousin, Marry Lou Ferrill, of Houston, along with many other cousins.
Bobby traveled all over Texas and attended various schools in his early education, but is most proud of the time he spent at Sul Ross State University where he graduated in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Arts. He was a proud alumnus of Sul Ross and enjoyed returning to Alpine occasionally to visit his friends and the scenic area.
After graduation, he began his teaching career in Smiley, Cotulla, and John Marshal, but worked most of his 30 year of dedicated service as an educator in the Marion I.S.D as a Vocational Arts teacher where he served as a friend and mentor to many students.
He enjoyed spending his days watching old rodeos and team ropings, only pausing to put on a new pair or Wrangler jeans and shuffling off to the barn to take care of his horses or mow the grass. He was an animal lover that never met a dog that he didn’t like, constantly on the hunt for another trailer (especially an In-line), trading for saddles, pickups or whatever you had.
Tinkering and building were in his blood, but most of his time was spent in the roping arena with his wife, friends and pupils who were all willing to endure his sometimes-heated criticisms of how to be a better horseman. He was very proud of his affiliation with Cactus Ropes and stood together with them from the beginning, always keeping a box of ropes in the trailer to make sure his friends had a new one when needed.
A non-traditional Memorial Service will be held at his home on June 15th. The family would like to invite his friends, ex-students, loved ones and anyone else who called him occasionally to figure out how to re-wire their trailer plug or get their tail lights burning again.
Please email RemeberingBullet@gmail.com for more information and to let us know you’ll be attending.
You are also invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.