JAMES ROBERT MULLER
December 18, 1937- September 26, 2023
J.R. Bobby Muller, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 85.
He was married to his late beautiful wife Ana Isabel Farias Muller, who died January 13, 2018. He is survived by his son Roberto von Muller (Maria de Lourdes) Aiden, Ava, Carolina, and Santiago Flores. His beautiful daughters, Francine (Michael) Kierstin, and Alma Cristina Muller. Sister Julia Muller and sons Paul, John, and Bob Weathers. His brother Albert F. (Virginia “Cookie”) Muller, Jr. and children Albert (Claire) Muller, III., and Lesley Muller. He is survived by his brothers-in-law, Dr. Hector (Diana) Farias, Jr. and Arturo (Eugie) Farias; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives, and friends.
He graduated from Martin High in 1956, and afterwards he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his service he graduated from Texas Tech in 1965. While attending Tech, he was initiated in the Sigma Chi fraternity. At the encouragement of his fraternity, he ran and was elected cheerleader.
Some of his accomplishments over his lifetime, he was past president of the local Jaycees Chapter and past president of the Border Olympics, in which his father co-founded. He was a Charter Member of the Marine Corps. League, Laredo Detachment #849. He was most proud on having been part of the Laredo Marines that brought United South High School of Marine ROTC Program, which has won National Championships.
In later years he focused on International Trade and was able to work with the Fasken Family and City of Laredo to provide the property of the World Trade Bridge. He had the vision to know that this would make Laredo be the No. 1 International Trade Port in the United States. Shortly then after, he successfully developed two industrial parks.
He is proud of his ancestry, as on his Mother’s side, his Great-Great Grandfather was Joseph Burleson, who was asked by Stephan F. Austin to be one of the first 300 families to colonize Texas in 1834. His tract of land and burial site are in Bastrop Texas. Burleson’s bible is displayed at the capitol of Texas.
On his Father’s side, his Great-Great Grandmother, while residing in Corpus Christi, and on the brink of Civil War made the flag for the Wares Tigers Confederate flag. After the war, the flag was returned to her, where she donated their flag to the Confederate Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Roberto and Francine, son and daughter visited this Museum and filmed this flag.
Bobby Muller was known as an astute business man, and his hand shake was his word of honor. To all that knew him, family always came first. He was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all. Yoyo, you will be truly missed. Fly high!
The family will be receiving condolences on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2023 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday morning, October 4, 2023 departing at 9:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Christ Church Episcopal for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Laredo City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Roberto v. Muller, Richard G. Morales, James R. Weathers, John S. Weathers, William P. Weathers, II., Michael G. Wright, Jr., John S. Leyendecker, and Albert M. Gutierrez.
Late Honorary Pallbearers will be: his brother Albert Wilcox Muller, Raul Perales, Johnny Lapham, Fred Prohaska, Bobby Spear, Carlos Mejia, Carlos Farias, Felipe Farias, Frank Staggs, Carol Summers, John Jordan, and Guillermo Farias.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Manuel G. Escamilla, Jr., Austin Barber, Chuck Hedges, Arturo Volpe, Ed Schmidt, Javier Santos, John Biggio, Ricardo Gutierrez, Jerome Jordan, Dr. Hector Farias, Jr., Stan White, America Gonzalez, Phil Berryman, and Robert H. Most.
We would like to thank all those attending to his immediate care. Our heart most gratitude to his medical staff and caring nurses at the BAMC for the loving care they gave our father on his last days, and to Paloma Argeandigi and America Gonzalez. Also, to his wonderful care takers that he considered his family, Clara Castan and Tony Galicia. We cannot thank you enough.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.