Robert Moreman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert and Cathy
Robert, Sara, Cathy and Matt
ROBERT DUKE MOREMAN, JR.
April 9, 1957 – September 3, 2020
Robert, also known as Bobby to his oldest friends and family, was born on April 9, 1957, to Duke and Claire Moreman in Cleburne, Texas. The family, including his two older sisters, Claudia and Barbara, moved to Houston in 1967. Across the street lived a little girl, Cathy Payne, who soon became his friend and later his wife. Robert and Cathy Moreman were happily married for 33 years and raised two children, Matthew D. Moreman and Dr. Sara A. Moreman.
Robert spent most of his professional career as a new home salesperson after working as a Realtor and real estate broker in Houston. Robert and Cathy moved to Wimberley, Texas in 2011 when he accepted the sales position at Trendmaker Homes/Texas Casual Cottages. In 2016 he took the opportunity to work with David Weekley Homes where he made many friends with his coworkers and home buyers.
Working with his hands was something he enjoyed and spent time doing. Several pieces of furniture in the Moreman home were handcrafted by Robert. Toward the end of his life, he began teaching himself how to weld, and future furniture and art projects were in the works. Cathy will always enjoy the vegetable garden and art studio Bobby built for her.
With a lifelong love of the outdoors, Robert was passionate about fresh and saltwater fishing, kayaking, hunting, camping, and playing golf. He enjoyed these pursuits with friends, many of whom referred to him as their brother. Especially in recent years, Robert spent weekends golfing with his son, Matthew (Matt), and fishing and kayaking with his brother-in-law, Warren Payne.
Many in Wimberley will remember Robert as the guard of Gate #2 at Market Days. He was there every first Saturday for the past several years volunteering with the Lions Club. He was also seen at many Chamber of Commerce and Wimberley Valley Art and Cultural Alliance functions, helping out wherever needed. He enjoyed working side by side with David Weekley Homes coworkers at the Food Bank in Austin. He was a generous man with his time and talents.
Robert brought family and friends together with great food, and colorful stories throughout his life. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by those he loved. The home that he and Cathy built together in Wimberley was designed so that people could gather and have a comfortable place to spend the night or a long weekend. Family and friends were always welcome during the holidays. He was known for his stories, told with detail, that would often evoke laughter. He will also be remembered for his seafood gumbo, and his perfectly cooked steaks, prepared with a whiskey in one hand, a spatula in the other and a smile on his face. It was always a fun time when Robert was around.
Robert and Cathy’s son Matt lives in south Austin and following in his father’s footsteps he works in sales in the home remodeling industry. Their daughter Sara is a veterinarian working with small animals for FireHouse Animal Health Center in Round Rock. Robert was extremely proud of his wife and his children, as anyone who knew him would know.