February 19, 1945 — January 29, 2021
Gilbert Robles, a devoted veteran and longtime resident of Burnet, Texas, transitioned on January 29, 2021 at the age of 75.
Gilbert was born in Eden, Texas on February 19, 1945 and the oldest son to Anselmo and Juanita Robles.
As a young man, he was a devoted son, avid music lover and reader, but more than anything, he was a supportive and loving role model to his younger brothers and sisters.
He was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam War where his bravery and strength earned him the Bronze Star Medal with valor.
He continued his service in the National Guard Armory division for 17 years.
Gilbert met his forever love, Eloise Marez in 1973. Together they enjoyed traveling, dancing and live music concerts.
He was the loving father to six children which he instilled the importance of pride, integrity, hard work and education.
Gilbert was a kind hearted, devoted Catholic man who always provided encouraging wisdom to everyone, he crossed paths with.
He believed anything was achievable despite any setbacks. He leaves behind a legacy of courage, strength and respect.
Gilbert is survived by his wife of 47 years, Eloise of Burnet, Texas.
His children Mario Robles, wife Lue Ann of Alvarado, Texas; Nick Robles, wife Theresa of Burnet, Texas; Stephanie Robles of Burnet, Texas; Trina Howell, husband Josh of Burnet, Texas; Nene Robles of Austin, Texas and Elaine Reyna, husband Gabriel of Lubbock, Texas. His grandchildren, Jonathan, Clarissa and Nathan, Hannah, Gabrielle, Olivia, Gideon, John (Ben), Elizabeth, Joan, Owen, LeAndra, Zachary, Matthew and Liliana. His three great-grandchildren Presley, Anna Marie and Ivonna, four brothers, four sisters and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded by his parents, Anselmo and Juanita Robles; brother, Charlie Robles; sister, Elida Chavez and grandson, Julius Robles.
A Mass service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on February 13, 2021 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic with the inurnment at Post Mountain Cemetery with military honors.
The rosary will be held at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home on Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
Care has been entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.
Condolences may be offered at clementswilcoxburnet.com.