Robert Louis Thrailkill

  • Nov 5, 2014 Three years has gone by and all yours girls still love and miss you. Love, Kathleen, Gracie, Khloe, & Cici Cindy
  • Nov 5, 2013 Two years has passed since you left this world. It seems like yesterday as the pain of your absense seems to never go away. I love you and miss you! Cindy
  • Dec 22, 2012 I just Googled Bob and to my shock and dismay, I saw the obituary. I was Bob's best friend through High School. I wish I would have made that call all those many times I thought of all those good times. He will always be in my heart. Bob, Mumu,& Ozzie. Where's Pinkie? Mack Malmsten
  • Nov 5, 2012 One year has passed since you began your new journey. Miss you my love. Cindy
  • Sep 8, 2012 Happy Birthday! I miss you everyday. Cindy
  • Jun 17, 2012 The Carnes Funeral Home Staff offers our sincerest condolences to the entire Thrailkill family. It was our honor to serve your family.
    Carnes Funeral Home Staff
  • May 11, 2012 Cindy,
    I am so sorry to hear of Capt. Bob's Passing. I heard of this as I was bringing my ship up the Mississippi river and mentioned his name and the Pilot let me know. Bob was a great influence and I think of him often. Some of my best sea stories are with Capt. Bob.
    God bless.
    Bill McCarthy
  • Jan 17, 2012 Cindy,I am so sorry to hear about Capt. Bob's passing.What a terrible loss to you and your family,I will always remember him as one of the finest Captain's I had the pleasure to sail with Ted McLean
  • Jan 2, 2012 Broke my heart to hear of your passing, dear Capt. Youre a great teacher and were always so much fun to be around. The place wont be the same without you. See you again someday. Sara Broadrick
  • Nov 14, 2011 Capt Bob was a great Captain and a dear friend. He always had his inspections up to date and always kept me informed of changes since I managed the vessel inspections for Keystone. He was a joy to work with and always made me laugh. He will be missed Sherri Leslie
  • Nov 13, 2011 Walking out of the presentation I said, "I hope that I can get him as a teacher at least once!". My wish was fullfilled. His class was very enjoyable. He was an inspiration to us all. May Capt. Robert L. Thrailkill Rest In Peace.
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    Andrew Wellman
  • Nov 13, 2011 When I first visited the Sea Aggie Preview in fall of 2009, Capt. Thrailkill was one of the first people that I met. He showed one of the usual powerpoint shows about the school and of course made everyone laugh to no end.
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    Andrew Wellman
  • Nov 13, 2011 I knew that every day I went into Capt. Thrailkills class I would walk out having laughed at least once. He was one of the funniest and nicest persons I have ever met.

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    Andrew Wellman
  • Nov 13, 2011 Dear Thrailkill family,
    My heart and condolences go out to you. I'm a cadet at the Texas Maritime Academy. I enrolled this semester in one of Capt. Thrailkills Marine Transportation classes.

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    Andrew Wellman
  • Nov 13, 2011 May the road rise to meet you,

    May the wind be always at your back,

    May the sun shine warm upon your face,

    The rains fall soft upon your fields and,

    Until we meet again,

    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Capt. Mike
  • Nov 13, 2011 Capt Bob was one of my first skipper’s and mentors. He was a throwback to the days of “wooden ships and men of steel” when it came to getting the job done. More importantly and like Cindy, he was extended family, having sailed together for many year Capt. Mike
  • Nov 13, 2011 Cindy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have you in my prayers. Kathy Eads
  • Nov 12, 2011 Working with Captain Thrailkill was always a delight. He will be fondly remembered and missed by those lives he touched. Fair winds and following seas Captain. Scott Stock
  • Nov 11, 2011 Learned a tremendous amount from Captain T. Miss his unique humor and sea stories, along with the chance to call and chat. He may be gone but his legend is eternal. See you again someday my friend. Tyler Crawford
  • Nov 11, 2011 I was greatly saddened by the passing of Bobby, but now opt for recollection of the many happy times of years past. Bobby was my classmate, my roommate, my best man, but above all,my friend. Bruce Gustin
  • Nov 10, 2011 Cindy,

    Dottie and I were deeply saddened at the passing of Bob. I was a
    classmate of Bob's at Texas Maritime Academy. I always enjoyed his sense
    of humor as he could always make you laugh and enjoy life.
    May God be with you and strengthen
    Dottie and Paul B. Greenwood
  • Nov 10, 2011 Cindy,
    We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Preston and Cindy Demeritt
  • Nov 10, 2011 Cindy,
    Very sorry to hear about Bob. He was one of our favorite Captains during our years at Keystone. He got the job done, posessed a sense of humor that made life aboard the ship fun and helped me learn how to be a good Captain.We will miss him.
    Skip Strong and Annie Dundon
  • Nov 10, 2011 Very sad to know Bob has passed. Have thought of your family often. Deepest sympathy. Helen Pausewang
  • Nov 10, 2011 Dear Gpa,
    I'm so sad that you had to leave the world so soon, but I am happy that I got to see you one last time. I love you gpa bobby and I will see you again some day.
    Seth Thrailkill
  • Nov 10, 2011 I went to school and sailed with BT.
    I am very sorry for your loss. I will pass on the bad news to other classmates that I have contact with.
    Chris Kremenic
    Principal Surveyor Corpus Christi/Brownsville, Texas
    Chris Kremenic
  • Nov 10, 2011 Please give our condolences to the family.
    We think about the Thrailkill’s often.

    Christina Lawson- Hoffstot & Judy Parnell
    Christina Lawson and Judy Parnell
  • Nov 10, 2011 My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. The world lost a great man. The sea will never be the same.

    Don Willett
    Don Willett
  • Nov 10, 2011 Bob touched our lives and we are better for it. My prayers to your family.
    Capt.Gary C. Ford
    Officer In Charge
    USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298)
    Capt. Gary Ford
  • Nov 10, 2011 Dear Cindy, I was saddened to hear of Bobs passing. I sailed with Bob on the SS Gulf Spray. I was 3rd mate and he was chief mate. Bob was always the teacher. We had some fun times too.
    Later I was his relief on the SS Cherry Valley.
    Capt. Gary Ford
  • Nov 10, 2011 Dear Thrailkill family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Bob was and is a wonderful person, and I am thankful for the opportunities to know him. He and your family are in my prayers.

    Very Respectfully,

    Gerard Coleman
    Gerald Coleman
  • Nov 9, 2011 I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. John Masefield Miss you Capt Jonathan Bush
  • Nov 9, 2011 I will always remember Captain Bob, the row boat,"Peachy Maru" and his galent efforts not to cuss around the students saying, "Isn't that just Peachy" Sam Pirtle
  • Nov 9, 2011 I sailed with Bob at Gulf Oil and Keystone. He was always a great shipmate. My prayers to the family. Gary Ford
  • Nov 9, 2011 We will miss the 40+ years of friendship we shared with Bobby, but we'll always have the great memories. Buddy & Linda Fredrickson
  • Nov 9, 2011 It was a previledge to have Capt "Peachy" as an instructor. His classes were always interesting and fun. Rest in Peace. SSGT Marcus Buckley, USMC
  • Nov 9, 2011 Thx goes to you Cpt. Bob for talking me into to going back to school to get my license. You will be missed Ol Salt. Trey Lindinger
  • Nov 9, 2011 Cast adrift on the seas of life..Neath a sky so angry and grey..My God, in You I must place my faith..that You will show me the way.. Anthony WIlson
  • Nov 9, 2011 So very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. Pat Schmidt
  • Nov 9, 2011 Our prayers are with the Thrailkill family. We loved his wonderful sense of humor and treasured his friendship. Bobby will be missed. Jim & Bev Coonrod
  • Nov 9, 2011 Capt. Thrailkill was one of the gems of the Marine Transportation Department. He will be remembered for his dedication to teaching. Robert Baker
  • Nov 9, 2011 Capt. Thrailkill was my favorite teacher. He was a great friend and mentor to not only me but my younger brother as well. I will never forget him. Travis Warden '08
  • Nov 8, 2011 Sending condolences and prayers to the Thrailkill family. Captain Thrailkill will be missed here in Marine Transportation at Texas A&M. Cari Bishop
  • Nov 8, 2011 Sending condolences and prayers to the Thrailkill family. Captain Thrailkill will be missed here in Marine Transportation at Texas A&M. Cari Bishop
  • Nov 8, 2011 My thoughts are with the Thrailkill family who lost a wonderful father and husband. I will miss having one of my favorite mentors around to learn from. His memory will live on in the merchant mariners that he has educated for the future. Tabitha Wood
  • Nov 8, 2011 My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Like the Ocean, Bob's memory and those he taught will go on forever. Enola Deadrick
  • Nov 8, 2011 So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Steve and Juliet Bland
  • Nov 8, 2011 Bob was a great colleague. He helped me with research and teaching. He will be terribly missed.

    You are in my prayers,

    Joan Mileski
    Joan Mileski
  • Nov 8, 2011 I'm sorry about Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and be with you throughout these difficult times. Love, Gloria

    Gloria Linton
  • Nov 8, 2011 Cindy
    I was so sorry to hear the news of Bob's passing. My prayers are with you.
    Judy Farris