Robert Isaac Sweat


Robert Isaac Sweat, age 74, of Frisco, TX, passed away in Bonham, TX, January 23, 2019. Robert was born December 15, 1944 in Ben Franklin, TX, to Jurline (Andrews) & Robert Roscoe Sweat. Robert attended Fred Douglas Elementary School & George Washington Carver High School in Greenville, TX.

After graduating high school in 1964, he reported for active duty in the United States Navy where he served with honor & distinction for more than thirty years. Robert's service includes extended shipboard deployments in support of combat operations in Vietnam & Operation Desert Storm. Ascending to the rank of master chief petty officer (E9) he was selected to fill the coveted position of Command Master Chief in his last five assignments.

Upon retirement on USS Kidd in 1994, Robert spent some time in Ontario, Canada, before returning to his warm Texas home, where he lived a fruitful life working for the United States Postal Service. In the spring of 2016, Robert became a resident of the VA Community Living Center in Bonham.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Nanette Sweat; his children, Donna Sweat & Mark Sweat, both of San Diego, CA, Amber Sweat of Frisco, TX, Abel (Grace) Ayuste of Petawawa, Canada, Fides (Dexter) Santucci of France, Alan (Maricar) Ayuste of Kanata, Canada, Noemi (Steven) Smith of Wichita, Kansas; nine grandchildren; his brothers, Donnie Sweatt of Greenville, TX, Edward (Rochelle) Sweat of Greenville; his sister, Darlene Holmes of Portland, OR; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Jurline & Robert R. Sweat.

A Funeral Word Service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, Texas, on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends during a Visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, on Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.

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