Robert Henry Cripple

Robert “Bob” Henry Cripple passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at the age of 71.  He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and was a resident of Chalmette, LA until Hurricane Katrina, in 2005.  Following the hurricane, he resided in Spring, TX for 11 years.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Loretta H. Cripple and his four children, Cherrie’ Otillio (Danny), Robert Cripple (Kristin), Ann Cripple and Jay Cripple (Sandra).  He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and two brothers, Brian and Kenneth Cripple.  He was preceded in death by his parents John Cripple and Thelma Arnold Cripple, and his brother Lloyd Cripple.  He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served his country with the utmost pride and respect. Bob worked in the oil industry until his retirement in 2012.  He enjoyed smoking a good cigar, riding his motorcycle when he was able and was an avid outdoorsman.  In celebration of Bob’s life we ask that you light up, throttle up or visit the shooting range in his honor.  He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Military honors will follow. Inurnment will be private. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit