Robert Paul Springfield
Robert Paul Springfield was born in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 7, 1944 to J. D. and Clara Lillian Welch Springfield.
Robert grew up in Seguin, where he graduated from high school in 1964. Robert started working with Commercial Metals in Seguin, and then went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone in Woodsboro in 1969.
Robert came to Lockhart, still with Southwe
stern Bell where he worked as an Installation Repair Technician. Still living in Lockhart, he then transferred to Austin as a Cable Splicer. After 36 years with Southwestern Bell, Robert retired.
Without a full time job, Robert found time to spend time in Law Enforcement as a Reserve Officer. He started working for the Lockhart Police Department from 1977 to 1987 where he then joined the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department.
Robert was with the Sheriff’s Department until 1997 until he quit, due to heart-related problems.
Robert missed law enforcement, but his love for fishing took its place.
Robert was a member of Plum Creek Casters, where he got a lot of pleasure and fun. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited, and the Caldwell County Officers Assn.
Robert passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007, doing what he loved – he was with his friends at a Bass Tournament at Lake Corpus Christi, Texas.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Linda Kelley Springfield; five children: Shane Mondin and wife Kathy of Lockhart, Travis Springfield of Houston, Ticia Workman and husband Adam of Houston, Melinda Schulze and husband Ronny of Lockhart, and Melissa Lawson Swan and fiance Kevin Love of Lockhart; eight grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Springfield and wife Linda of Kingsbury, Texas; and one sister, Betty Jean Block and husband Wilburt of Seguin.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Eeds Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held, Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church of Lockhart with Rev. Bob Hahn officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot in The Lockhart City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are: Jimmy Parker, Mike Gideon, Greg Frey, John Springfield, Buddy Bloch, Wesley Bloch, John Roescher and Paul Cowan. Honorary Pallbearers named were: Frank Coggins, Kevin Love, Robert Swan, Brandon Dennisson, Bill Koctar, Olan Tomme, Jerry West, Michael McCormick, Daniel Law, John Manning and the members of the “Plum Creek Casters.”
Robert touched the hearts of so many people. He was a selfless man who served his fellow man – and he will be missed.
If there is fishing in Heaven, we ALL know what he’s doing.
Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.