Roberto Reyna

roberto reyna

February 10, 1947 ~ June 27, 2024

Born in: Corpus Christi, Texas
Resided in: Fort Worth, Texas

Roberto Reyna, age 77, of Ft. Worth, Texas, passed away on June 27, 2024. He was born on February 10, 1947, in Corpus Christi and grew up in Hebbronville, Texas. He was the beloved husband of Maria Guadalupe Reyna for 54 years and the rock of the family for his children, Maribel Morales and Marcos Reyna, their spouses David and Carolyn and his three grandsons, David, Diego and Isaac.

Roberto proudly served his country as a veteran of the US Army and later retired from the IRS after many years of civil service.

Roberto had an enthusiasm for politics, literature and music. However, his strongest passion of all was for his family and friends. He cherished the moments that came along with those bonds. He shared many lakeside sunrises with the love of his life, sipping coffee and contemplating what the day was to bring. He talked politics and life lessons with his children over a beer and peanuts. He was a constant weekend companion to his son-in-law, always ready to join him for a day of simple errands and many laughs. He loved every genre of music, playing and singing songs for and with his grandsons. He played dominoes with his friends while swapping stories and sharing life experiences. He was never without a book next to his chair, ready to discuss and recommend the next great read.

There was one thing in particular that was very unique about Roberto. He stayed connected to the special people in his life by reaching out to all of them on a weekly basis; every Friday. He sent what he liked to call his “TGIF’s”. A special quote that he would share for the week. Some were his own and many were quotes that he discovered through his many books. The last TGIF he sent was on Friday, June 21st and it is very fitting and speaks to who he was: Tgif…”I have learned that people will forget what you said…what you did…BUT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL” -Maya Angelou

Roberto touched many lives with his warmth and kindness. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Visitation services will be held at Wade Funeral Home, with the first session from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on July 8, 2024, and the second on July 9, 2024, starting at 9:00 AM. A graveside service with US Army honors will follow at 11:15 AM on July 9, 2024, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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Public Visitation: July 8, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: July 9, 2024 9:00 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: July 9, 2024 11:15 am

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. Robert helped me see what it was to be a good father
    He earned every one of his achievements through hard work.
    He will be missed

  2. CandleImageIt has been an honor to serve such a beautiful family as they pay tribute to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

  3. CandleImageFamily,

    May God comfort your hearts during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I met Roberto in 2001 when I started working at the IRS office located downtown Dallas. He was always cheerful and a pleasure to talk to.

    You’ve earned your wings and God has called you home…RIP Roberto!!!

  4. CandleImageRoberto was a mentor and friend who was wise, humble, and exceedingly kind. He made time for others and made them feel valued and loved. I will miss playing domìnoes with him while listening to his favorite music, going for walks with him, eating Maria’s delicious cooking with him, and talking on the porch. He touched countless lives and made the world a better place.

  5. CandleImageRobert was a great friend and neighbor. He was my first friend after we moved to the Grenada street. He was a true gentle soul, kind, caring, always willing to listen and help. He was full of empathy and wisdoms for life. He and Mama Maria made me and my husband feel like we are part of the big family. It’s the reason that we love the neighborhood. God plants angels among us, Robert was that one special angel to us. Rest in peace, you will be missed, Robert.

  6. CandleImageHow do you define a friendship that lasted several decades…..BLESSED is the word that comes to mind. I met Roberto when he came to work at IRS. We had a mutual friend and co-worker, Bill Jones. The friendship grew as did our faith in God when we went through difficult times. We would get together once a month to have lunch at Red Lobster or Olive Garden. When my husband James retired, he joined our lunch group. Roberto loved his family and friends. As I was going through some serious health issues, Roberto would call and check in with James – offering words of comfort and most of all praying for us. Roberto came to the viewing and funeral service for 2 of my siblings which touched our hearts. He loved to help people. He made several CD’s of country music for me and I will think of him when I play them. Roberto’s laugh was contagious – he often entertained us at lunch. It still doesn’t seem real that he is no longer with us physically but he will always be in our hearts. Prayers continue for the family and I’m confident God will be there for them in the days ahead.

  7. CandleImageA soul taken from us too soon. A light that will never dim within us. You left an endearing mark on all those who were blessed to know you. It saddens me you left without saying goodbye. Only GOD knows he needed another angel. I still remember how you were part of the interview panel whenever I got employed with the IRS, as if it was yesterday. Your weekly TGIF quotes will be greatly missed. I will cherish your CD’s you made for me Tejano and Country by Chico and the Man. May your newly gained wings comfort you during your transition into Heaven to be with the Lord and being reunited with your parents. Rest in Peace, Roberto. Your faith, love and strength will continue to guide us, and your spirit will remain in our hearts forever. Until we reunite again, my dear friend.

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