Robert "Tiger" Towne, a devoted husband, passed away on January 7, 2024, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on January 5, 1934, in Seattle, Washington to the late Flora A. (Skinner) Towne and Allan V. Towne. Alongside his parents, Robert is now reunited with his brother, David Towne who preceded him in death.
In addition to his professional achievements, Robert served his country honorably in the United States Air Force for four years before transitioning into Reserves for an impressive 37 years. During his time in the Air Force Reserves, Robert rose through the ranks and returned as an E-9 (CMSAF), ultimately, he was handpicked by the Commander himself to assume the esteemed position of First Sergeant to the Commander of the 924th CAM Squadron—an appointment that exemplified his exemplary leadership qualities and commitment to excellence.
Robert's life was characterized by hard work and dedication. Robert had a successful career with Texaco, where he served as a laboratory technician for 40 years until his well-earned retirement. His commitment to his work showed through his exceptional contributions to the company.
Beyond his professional endeavors and military service, Robert had a rich personal life filled with love and joy. He shared a remarkable bond with his wife of 42 years, Sandra (Pemberton) Towne of Nederland, Texas. Their union was a testament to their unwavering support and devotion to one another.
Robert leaves behind two daughters, one son, and several grandchildren.
Outside of work and family life, Robert found solace and fulfillment in his passion for gardening. As an avid gardener, he could often be found tending to his plants and cultivating beauty in nature. His green thumb was a testament to his patience, love for the outdoors, and nurturing spirit.
Robert's warm and kind-hearted nature extended to his relationships with others, including his mother-in-law and father-in-law with whom he shared a great relationship. His ability to connect deeply with loved ones was a testament to his compassionate and caring nature.
During this time of sorrow, Robert's surviving family finds solace in the memories they shared with him. He will be deeply missed by Sandra (Pemberton) Towne, his loving wife; his children; grandchildren; extended family; uncle, Elmo Pemberton; and his beloved niece, Jadenda Prochaska and her father, Artrus Kelone.
To honor the life of Robert "Tiger" Towne, visitation will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Melancon Levingston in Nederland; 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, Texas. This will be followed by a heartfelt Celebration of Life ceremony to begin at 2:00 p.m., at the same location—a testament to the impact Robert had on all those fortunate enough to have known him. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, with Full Military Honors to be provided by The Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group.
Robert leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication to family, and love for others. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those he touched throughout his remarkable life. May he rest in eternal peace knowing that he made a lasting impact on the lives of so many.