Robert Springer Obituary


Remembering Robert “Bob” Springer

Robert Phillip “Bob” Springer died on November 30 after various illnesses.  We give thanks for his life and ministry among us in Carmine and in connection with MLLC.

There will be a visitation at Brenham Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
2300 Stringer Street
Brenham, TX 77833


There will be a private, family only, memorial service at another time.



The Obituary

Robert Phillip Springer

December 13, 1941 – November 30, 2022


Robert Phillip Springer, 80 of Carmine, Texas passed away November 30, 2022 at his home. He was born to Sam and Mary Springer on December 13, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas where he was captain of the basketball team and an All American. Bob obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M. This began a life time love for the sport of basketball. Bob coached at Sam Houston High School, HISD; Dullas High School, Fort Bend ISD; and Memorial High School, Spring Branch ISD. He was a member of Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. For 24 years, he wrote and published the Texas High School Basketball Magazine. Bob was founder and curator of the Texas Basketball Museum in Carmine, which includes the UIL Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bob served his community, as a Carmine city councilman and was on the EDC board. He was a member of Memorial Drive Methodist Church in Houston and attended Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine.

He was preceded in death by: parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Glenna Freeman; brother-in-law, Larry Chrisman.

Surviving loving family includes: loving wife, Karen Springer; son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Eric” and “Kate” Springer of Brooklyn, NY; aunt, Mabel Hazelwood and James Doolittle; sister, Diane; niece, Julie Jones; nephew, Nathan Jones; sister-in-law, Nancy Chrisman; nephews, Jason, Christopher and Damon Chrisman; brother-in-law, James Freeman, Jr.

Visitation with Bob’s family will be Sunday, December 18th, from 1-3 p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Brazos Valley for their care. Memorials are requested to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 N. Jefferson, St., La Grange, TX 78945.

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