Robert T. Olexa, 57, of Broaddus, Texas, passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Woodlands Heights Medical Center, in Lufkin, Texas.
Robert was born on August 6, 1955 in Bryan, Texas to Erwin Rudolf Olexa and Doris June Kuhn Olexa.
Robert worked contractually in the Middle East, in Doha, Qatar, and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia from 1992 until his passing. His last affiliation was with WorleyParsons Arabia Ltd., as a Sr. Piping Design Supervisor. Mr. Olexa was an avid golfer and loved fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Ellen Olexa; parents, Erwin Rudolf and Doris June Olexa of Beaumont; brothers, Bill Olexa and wife Kate of Mandeville, Louisiana; Tim Olexa and wife Eva of Houston; and Jeff Olexa and wife Amy of Houston; sister, Kathy Steinman and husband John of Austin; sister-in-law, Linda Olexa of Deer Park, Texas. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews: Christopher Olexa and wife Kim of Lumberton; Andrea and Diane Olexa of Mandeville, Louisiana; Tonya Smith and husband Josh residing in the country of Oman; Angela Gasque and husband Mack of Deer Park; Travis Olexa and wife Jacqueline, Brittney Olexa, Corey, Kyle and Paige Olexa of Houston; Douglas Steinman and Claire Steinman of Austin. Survivors also include five great-nieces and nephews: Brendan, Keith and Clara Olexa of Lumberton; Noah Gasque of Deer Park; and Riley Smith residing in Oman. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Henry F. Olexa of Houston; Evelyn Mathis of Houston, Ruby and Kenneth Porche of San Luis Obispo, California and Carlyss Ann Carney of Chicago, Illinois; former sister-in-law, Belinda Olexa of Houston; twenty first cousins and their children and grandchildren. Mr. Olexa will truly be missed by many. Robert is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Damian Olexa of Deer Park, Texas.
A gathering for visitation of family and friends will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Olexa will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Richard Coward officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Condolences may be offered at: www.forestlawnmpfh.com