VALLANCE SR., ROBERT L. (1926 ~ 2015). The following is an obituary for Robert "Bob" Vallance Sr., former member of the Texas House of Representatives. The obituary was provided by Schertz Funeral Home of Schertz, Texas.
Robert L. (Bob) Vallance, Sr. beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed from this life on December 20, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born June 21, 1926 in San Antonio to H.G. and Mabel Hinton Pierce Vallance, the third of nine children. He was christened at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church and educated in San Antonio public schools.
He entered the U.S. Navy on December 7, 1941 at the age of 15 to serve in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons two years later. On his return home, he attended the University of Texas and studied law. During the summer of 1946, he met the love of his life, Rose Stipp. They married on October 12th of that same year. In 1954 he and Rose opened Vallance Safe Co. He entered politics with his election as a representative to the 56th Texas Legislature in 1959.
In 1961 he left politics to build what has now become Vallance Security, Inc. He and Rose moved from their San Antonio home 35 years ago to the peaceful life of farm living in New Berlin, Texas. It was on the farm that he enjoyed his horses, raising cattle and golden labs, and riding his tractor always surrounded by family. He treasured fishing trips to the coast and attending anything that involved his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Margaret, Malcom, Clifford and an infant brother, and his one and only true love, his wife of 68 years, Rose Stipp Vallance. He is survived by his children: Robert Vallance II (Nadene), Kathleen Beierle (Larry), and Luanna Burns (Daryl). His grandchildren: Robert Vallance III (Andrea), Stacilyn Hawkins (Chris), Charles Beierle (Amy), Samuel Beierle (Aimee), Heather McDaniel (T.J.), Micah- John Beierle (Shannon), and Lauren Trammell (Eric). His great- grandchildren: Nicholas and Christopher Vallance, Clayton and Colby Hawkins, Gary and J.C. McDaniel, Jonathan, Michael, Brayden, Weston, Casen, Bailey, and Aubrey Rose Beierle, and Zander Trammell. He is also survived by siblings Shirley Albert, Jean Burns, Thomas and Spencer Vallance and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Schertz Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 10:00am at the Schertz Funeral Home Chapel, with a reception immediately following at Triumphant Lutheran Church, 21315 Bat Cave Rd, San Antonio, TX. The interment will take place in Austin, Texas at the Texas State Cemetery, 909 Navasota St.
Donations may be made to Triumphant Lutheran Church, San Antonio, St. John Lutheran Church, or the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Dept. For flowers the family suggests The Orange Poppy (830) 914-4438.