Robert (Bob) E. Hewlett, Jr., age 81, of Dallas, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012, in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas

A graveside service was held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in the Clifton Cemetery located on SH#6 in Clifton, Texas. Rev. Clint Schofield officiated along with the Masonic Lodge.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey M. Hewlett, Robert E. Hewlett, III, Jeffrey M. Hewlett, Jr. Scott Y. Hewlett, Gene McCloud and Howard Winters.

Bob was born April 8, 1931, in Ft. Stockton, Texas, a son of the late Robert E. Hewlett and Ora Smith Hewlett. He was a graduatae of Ingleside Texas High School and the University of Texas at Dallas. Bob served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War on the flight line and later served in the Office of Special Investigation (OSI). On Sept. 3, 1950, he was united in marriage to Gloria Louise Martin in Meridian and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.

Bob started his career in the oil and gas business with SunRay Mid Continent Oil Company in 1959. In 1961 he was employed by Placid Oil Company in Terrebone Parish, Cocodrie, Louisiana. Later he was a plant superintendent at Black Lake Field in Campti, Louisiana. He worked with Placid throughout his 27 years and helped develope the oil and gas in the North Sea Netherlands. He retired as manager of the gas department in 1989. During his retirement, he was active in the Alumni Association of the University of Texas of Dallas, Hunt Oil Retirees and was a member of the Park City Presbyterian Church in Dallas. His favorite pastime activity was spending time in Meridian, Texas, raising cattle and working on the farm with his best friend, his beloved poodle, Joie.

He will be greatly missed by his wife,, Gloria, of Dallas; sons, Robert E. Hewlett,III and his wife, Tracy, of Benton, Louisiana and LTC. (Ret) Jeffrey Martin Hewlett and his wife, Grace, of Meridian; grandchildren, Jeffrey Martin Hewlett, Jr., Robert E. Hewlett, IV, Heidi M. Hewlett, Scott Y. Hewlett and Paige E. Hewlett; his siblings, Billy Hewlett, Sue Davis and Francis Ussery; a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made in remembrance of Bob to the Bosque County Memorial Museum, 301 S. Ave. Q, Clifton, Texas, 76634.

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Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 254-435-2792, Meridian, Texas, 76665.


Born: April 8, 1931
Place of Birth: Ft.Stockton, TX
Death: August 27, 2012
Place of Death: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Retired manager for Placid Oil Company