Robert Lee Cardiff
Robert Lee Cardiff went to join his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 1, 2018. He was born on June 18, 1927, in Houston, Texas, the son of John Victor and Ruth Lemley Cardiff. After graduating from high school, Robert attended the University of Houston where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. On February 24, 1951, Robert married Eleanor Sloat in Spring Branch. They lived in Edna before moving to Katy where Robert worked as a rice farmer. After living in Katy for 12 years, Robert and Ele made their home in Pattison where they were members of the Christ Lutheran Church. Ele preceded Robert in death on September 6, 1996 after 45 years of marriage. Robert later married Doris Haak, then Evelyn Kirk. Robert served on the Royal ISD Board of Trustees for many years. He was also an Elder at Christ Lutheran Church in Pattison. Robert is survived by his children: Elizabeth Beamon and her husband, Jamie, of Fort Worth, Lynn Cardiff and his wife, Sandy, of Katy, Chris Cardiff and his wife, Susan, of Pattison, Cathy Cornett and her husband, Cole, of Pattison, Glen Cardiff and his wife, Lisa, of Katy, Jeff Cardiff and his wife, Christine, of Katy. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his father, John Victor Cardiff, his mother, Ruth Lemley Cardiff, 5 brothers, and 3 wives, Ele, Doris and Evelyn. Family received friends from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church in Pattison with Reverend Gilbert Franke officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were C.J. Cardiff, Colby Cornett, Colton Cornett, Harrison Cardiff, Daniel Cardiff, Chuck Cardiff, Jacob Cardiff and Chase Cardiff. Honorary Pallbearers were William Cardiff, Jr., Cole Cornett, Travis Beamon and Nicholas Cardiff. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 507, Pattison, TX 77466. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Ave., PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423, www.schmidtfunerals.com, (281) 934-2424.