Joe L. Robnett, 79, of the Cove area of Orange, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 in Orange. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  

Born on Feb. 27, 1929 in Konawa, Okla. to Joseph H. and Julia Bernice (Hager) Robnett, he was a longtime resident of the Orange area, worked as a carpenter for various different companies in the homebuilding and construction industry, he served for eight years in the United States Naval Reserve during the Korean Conflict, was a member of the Carpenters Local #502 in Port Arthur for more than 50 years, he was a member of the Cove Baptist Church in Orange, he volunteered doing search and rescue work with the Citizens Radio Assistance Corp (CRAC) in the Orange area and he served on the West Orange-Cove School Board during the early 1970’s.

Mr. Robnett enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. As a carpenter, Mr. Robnett was very passionate about woodworking and he enjoyed building puzzle games that he shared and played with his grandchildren.

Mr. Robnett is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, O.M. Robnett. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years, Mrs. Ira Faye Robnett of Orange; sons, Dana Joe Robnett and his wife Sandy, Ricky Dale Robnett and Larry Kent Robnett all of Orange; daughter, Susan Denise Peveto and her husband Lynn of Orange; sisters, Isabelle Barrett of Shanwee, Okla., Texoma Moore of Seminole, Okla. and Bernice Cleveland and her husband Eldon of Sulphur, Okla.; grandchildren, Jana Owens and her husband Mike, Kent Robnett, Jessica Deason and her husband Chris, Sadie Robnett, Blake Peveto and Brianne Peveto; great-grandchildren, Makayla Robnett and Katlyn Owens; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 

Pallbearers will be Nathan Robnett, Kent Robnett, David Barrett, Steven Cleveland, Randy Moore and Mike Owens; honorary pallbearers are Blake Peveto and Brianne Peveto. 

For those desiring memorial contributions, please make a donation in Mr. Robnett’s memory to the Cove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1005 DuPont Drive, Orange, Texas 77630. 

The Robnett family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Prescribed Home Health Care and also to Dr. James Jones and his staff for the special care given to Mr. Robnett during his final days.