Robert C. “Bob” Nauert
Robert C. “Bob” Nauert passed away Nov.15, 2005, at the age of 81. He was born Sept. 24, 1924 in Bloomington, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. While in the Army, he became a member of the U.S. National Boxing Team and went on to become a professional lightweight boxer, obtaining an undefeated record of 21-0 before retiring.
He obtained a pilot”s
license around 1947 and enjoyed flying small planes until a plane crash in Yoakum, Texas ended his flying career.
Bob graduated from Southwest Texas Jr. College in Uvalde, Texas, where he earned an academic scholarship. In 1950, he attended Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., studying for the ministry to support his family. Bob took his first church – Halford Chapel. In 1951, he enrolled in Trinity University. At the same time, he organized and built Grace Methodist Church in San Antonio. He graduated from Trinity in May 1953, and. in June 1954 was transferred to Menard for four years, and then to Brownsville for two years.
In 1961, Bob began teaching at Lockhart High School. He was chairman of The Social Studies Dept. for 25 years. Also in 1961, he met Lexia Gray Stephens and they were married that same year. They lived in McMahan. They began square dancing, and Bob enjoyed calling the dances for about eight years,
For 20 years. Bob was known as “The Voice of the Lockhart Lions.” He announced all home games from 1961-1981, He loved doing this, and was very proud to have had the opportunity of this fun, rewarding job!
He retired from teaching in 1986, A few weeks before school ended, he became the Associate Municipal Judge. In December 1987, he became the Presiding Municipal Judge, and retired from that in 1999.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He always loved sports, and was always watching or listening to whatever game was playing. He and his wife Lexia enjoyed going to Ruidoso each July for the National Futurity for more than 20 years. His last trip there was this past July with his son and daughter, and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Lexia, who died April 12, 2001; an infant daughter, Bonnie Jeannine Nauert; brothers Fred, John and Richie; and sisters Mary Pudding, Alwina Nauert, and Ione Knox.
He is survived by two children and their spouses, Pamela and Wayne Kuhn, and Dale and Karen Nauert; and one sister, Betty Rule. He was loved by his five grandchildren, Keith Kuhn. Troy Kuhn, April Enochs, Lisa Peterson and Courtney Nauert. He also had four great-grand children, Ethan Peterson, Zane Peterson, Valerie Kuhn and Ava Enochs.