Robert Macario Ybarra, 19, of Abilene passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Jones County.
A visitation will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Elmwood
Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 U.S. HWY 277 South, Abilene, Texas 79606. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 9, 2021, at 10 A.M. at the Beltway Park Church, North Campus, 2851 Tx 351, Abilene, Tx 79601. Interment will follow at the Hawley Municipal Cemetery.
Robert was born on September 20, 2001, in Abilene, Texas to Robert Ybarra Jr. and Melanie Nieto. He was a 2020 graduate of Hawley High School where he was a star athlete. Robert lived life fearlessly and had a sense of purpose like no other. His time here on earth was short, but meaningful. He poured himself into every aspect of life from baseball to rodeos. He even started riding bulls-taking life by the horns.... literally. His absence in the world will be felt by all, but the mark he left in all our hearts will forever live on.
Robert is survived by his father, Robert Ybarra Jr; mother, Melanie Nieto; brother, Samuel Gomez; grandparents, Mario and Maria Nieto, Mary Barron, Robert Ybarra Sr. (Kay); aunts and uncles, Mario Nieto Jr. (Norma), Marissa Hightower (George), Dalhia Rodriguez (Rick), Amanda Baltazar, Gabby Ybarra (Andrea); girlfriend, Lexi Smith; honorary siblings, Alyssa Nieto, Mariah Flores, Mario Nieto III, and Diego Nieto; numerous special cousins and dear friends.
Honored to be pallbearers: Mario Nieto III, Jocelyn Flores, Austin Brown, Tate Thompson, Jayden Davis, Joseph Flores, Nathanael Shelburne (honorary).
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