Obit - Avirett

Robert E. Avirett


Robert E. Avirett, age 62, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at St. Luke's of The Woodlands Hospital in The Woodlands.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29 at the First Baptist Church in Meridian, with Rev. Richard Creech officiating. Interment was in the Meridian Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his son, Robert Avirett, Jr., and friends.

Mr. Avirett was born Aug. 26, 1950 in San Benito, Texas to Robert R. Avirett and Juanita Marie Barnum Avirett. The Avirett family moved to Meridian where Robert grew up and graduated from Meridian High School. After graduation he attended college, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and later went to work as a cost estimator for an oil company.

Survivors include his son, Robert Eugene Avirett, Jr., of The Woodlands and long time friend, Patricia Abney, also of The Woodlands. Other survivors include numerous other relatives and friends.

Mr. Avirett was preceded in death by his parents; Robert and "Nita" Avirett; and a brother, Vance Avirett.

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Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian.

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