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R. L. Eschenburg II
August 28, 1930 - December 17, 2008
Robert Lee "R. L" Eschenburg II, longtime resident of Floresville, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2008,. at 1:20 A.M., at his residence in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 78 years, 3 months, 19 days.

R. L. was born to Carl R. Eschenburg and Janie Bell Eschenburg on August 28, 1930, in Floresville, Texas. After graduation from Floresville High School, R. L. received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Texas in Austin, in 1952. He received his Law Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, in 1967. R. L. was a retired State District Judge and a former County Judge and local attorney. R. L. married Barbara Draper on October 6, 1956, in Austin, Texas. Barbara, R. L.'s wife of over thirty-eight years, preceded R. L. in death on December 26, 1994. R. L. was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Floresville, and served as Ombudsman with the Floresville Nursing Center for many years, where he actively and frequently interacted with the residents. R. L. was a member of the Floresville Lions Club and the Texas Bar Association.

R. L. is survived by his children, Robert Lee Eschenburg III and wife Cindy of Houston, and Elizabeth Blessing Hanawalt and husband Steve of Austin; his grandchildren, Melissa Faye Eschenburg of Houston, and Robert Lee Eschenburg IV of Houston; his brother and sister, Carl Robert Eschenburg Jr., of Floresville, and Martha Jane Russell and husband Virgil of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 18, 2008, in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville, Texas. Funeral services began at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 19, 2008, in the First Baptist Church in Floresville, Texas, officiated by Brother Mike Clements. Interment followed in the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas. Serving as pallbearers were David Strozier, James Strozier, Scott Stozier, Mel Eckhoft, Chris Eckhoft, and Michael Means. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Antonio TX Office, 8610 N. New Braunfels, Suite 400, San Antonio, Texas 78217.

Services

Visitation

Thursday December 18, 2008, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel
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Funeral

Friday December 19, 2008, 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church
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Interment

Friday December 19, 2008 at Floresville City Cemetery
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Facts
  Born: August 28, 1930
  Death: December 17, 2008

Survived By
  Robert Lee Eschenburg III and wife Cindy, Son
  Elizabeth Blessing Hanawalt and husband Steve, Daughter
  Melissa Faye Eschenburg, Granddaughter
  Robert Lee Eschenburg IV, Grandson
  Carl Robert Eschenburg, Jr., Brother
  Martha Jane Russell and husband Virgil, Sister

Preceded in Death By
  Barbara Draper Eschenburg, Spouse