Robert Thomas Boardman

Robert Thomas Boardman was born October 23, 1969 in Riverside, CA and passed away November 29, 2017 in Nassau Bay, TX at the age of 48. Robert was a resident of La Porte, TX, formerly of Clear Lake, TX.

Robert proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a Bomb Loader for the B52 death from above and the A10 warthogs in Dessert Storm and Iraq. Robert was a proud veteran and always stood for the flag. He worked for Discount Tire at several locations for eight years, Universal Plant Services for 2 years and a machinist for ten years at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown TX. He was a member of I.A.M Local # 12 and American Legion #490.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Boardman, and step son Damen Sharp

Robert leaves behind his wife of five years, Sonya Boardman; daughters: Elyse Boardman and Olivia Boardman; mother, Jo Boardman; step children: Sage Sharp, Christine McGahen, and Michael McGahen.

Robert was a loving family man with an amazing spirit. He had a passion for writing poetry and his words touched the hearts of many. Aside from writing and playing his drums, Robert loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his friends and family.

Memorial service will begin Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10am in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581. Family would like for you to join in a reception at the Neon Moon Salon, 1201 S. 16th St. La Porte, TX 77571.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.



I would rather be riding my bike thinking about God,

than sitting in a church thinking about my bike.



  1. Ride free brother and we shall see each other soon again. I love you. Fatman

    Greg Bielat
  2. I met Robert through his mom. He was a very loving and kind man. He will be missed by so many. My heartfelt condolences to his wife, mother and family.

    Dee Wigal
  3. Prayers to all the family and friends. You are missed

    Michelle Wilk
  4. Robert was a great and kind man, and a great friend to many, always smiling and making people smile. He will def be missed, we love you and Sonya, our condolences

    Shani Bradfield (scooby/pinky)
  5. Never met a better person. Loved by everyone. God bless you Sonya.

    Randy Key
  6. Robert was a great man and friend that will be missed. His love of life and passion for people was amazing. He and his wife, Sonya, showed me what a marriage could and should be. I know he is in heaven smiling down upon all he loved.

    Miranda Byrd
  7. Robert you are and will always be admired, adored and missed.
    Your forever smile, love of music, and kind heart will be an awesome
    Never forgotten.
    Rest In Peace.

    Eva Sargent
  8. Robert you will be missed by all. Sonya prayers are being said for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Sandra "Bug" Madden
  9. My only wish for you is this. That you meet with your father (my brother) and your Grandparents and all those who have gone before you . Love Uncle George

    George Boardman
  10. Robert was such a kind soul. He didn’t have an evil bone in his body. I will never forget the time I drove him to the store to buy flowers for his wedding (because I forgot to pick them up ahead of time). It was the only instance where Robert was in complete silence. His usual demeanor was bubbly & bright. He will be deeply missed.

    alicia ruiz
  11. May you Rest In Peace and ride with the best of the Holy Angels ….
    We Loved you very much and you always brought a smile to our faces when we seen you.

    Much Love & Sypathy for Sonya Broadman, family, friends he leaves behind.

    Ron Sweeton & Tanya Conner

    Tanya Conner
  12. Ride free brother. Say hey to the other brothers and hold down the fort till we all meet again.

    Dean Jones
  13. My cousin Bobby will always be Little Bobby to me. You shall sorely be missed. We all are saying prayers for your family & want you to know Bobby was very much loved & we will keep you in our hearts always.


    Jim & Susan Boardman

    Jim Boardman Tuesday December 5th, 2017

    Jim Boardman
  14. To my brother Robert, my heart aches with your passing, but is warmed by the thought of all you brought to the people around you in life. You left your mark on us, you taught us to care for each other more than we would in just a casual friendship, and you taught us the true meaning of brotherhood.
    You took time to listen to each and every one of us and for that we are thankful. Your humor and smile will be missed greatly. We will miss your presence alongside us as we thunder across Texas on our bikes, but we will take comfort in the thought that you ride the golden highways on the other side of life. We love you brother

    Rick Johnson
  15. Robert,
    Your friendship was truly a gift to many. You had a way of making people laugh, making them feel safe and making each of them feel special. I think your constant smile was a reflection of the big heart you held inside your chest. Sonya picked a good one. We will take good care of her. I know you will continue to watch over and protect her from above. It’s been a pleasure. Ride with angels…I would say “sleep with angels” but I know God has already put you to work…I can’t imagine you not busy. 🙂

    Chrissy Kennedy/Christina & Family
  16. Every conversation with Robert was one of ease and understanding. A giant among men and will be sorely missed by all who met him.

    Ride free brother.

    Much Love Sonya. My thoughts are with you

    Lloyd Chambers
  17. Robert you seemed like a great guy an took good care or Sonya . You both needed each other an you will be truly missed. Sonya let me be you need anything I will be there for you. My prayers are with you both and the family. Kate

    Kate Cook
  18. Robert such a kind hearted person always had a smile on his face.. We know you’ll be watching over Sonya and all of us. Always had kind words and the best hugs. Rest in peace my friend ride with angels you’ll be dearly miss. I will always remember the Boardman dance.

    Sylvia Raines
  19. God Speed my friend! Ride high in them big blue skies,you will truly be missed by many❤

    Sharon Fernandes
  20. I wish at this moment I had your gift for words….. you touched everybody you came in contact with….. You have left an outstanding vacant hole in the fabric of so many lives…. I pray that you and your Dad are putting together a bad ass, bike riding gig that all of us will look forward to witnessing!!! You are greatly loved as is your other side of the same piece of fabric Sonya Boardman!!!!

    Kellye Dumis
  21. RIP my brother, you were always the one guy that could keep everyone smiling when you walked in a room. It was an honor to ride with you. Till we ride again

    Duane,Outlaw, Richings
  22. Robert was so kind and positive and his energy and presence touched a lot of people. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Sonya, Jo and all the sons and daughters for this loss. Robert will be missed by all and I know he will live on in our hearts forever.

    Love and Blessings,

    Karen Grimsley
  23. We will always miss that beautiful smile. Miss you always my friend.

    Annie Moore
  24. My condolences to Mrs. Boardman and her family. Many happy memories of Robert be with you all. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

    Mich E
  25. Sending prayers and hugs. Robert was bigger than life. Words can’t express the sorrow I feel. May God bless each and every one of you. He will be dearly missed. RIP my friend. Forever in my heart.

    Christine Jorgensen
  26. Really hard to put into words or explain all of the emotions going around with everyone these days. Sad and feeling lonely without your smile. Your glowing presence was always felt and I believe it is still here with us now. Mr. Happy, Jolly, Funny, Peaceful, Charming and Mr.Nice Guy among others. I did not know you as long as I would have liked but it was long enough to love all of your great quality’s. You never had a bad thing to say about anyone and if you did you would keep it to yourself. So much love for you brother. You will be missed by many and your great group of friends. I know I should not ask and I will never know why but this was so unreal. Sleep Well and ride free Robert. Always in our heart.
    Friends Forever

    Michael S Madison
  27. Quote
    Broken Chain

    We little knew the day that
    God was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you didn’t go alone.
    For part of us went with you
    The day God called you home.
    You left us peaceful memories.
    Your love is still our guide,
    And though we cannot see you
    You are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one
    The chain will link again.”
    End Quote”

    Love you my Brother, always and forever in my heart…

    Mike n Monica Madison

    Mike n Monica
  28. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jo and the rest of the family. He was a kindhearted man who touched those he came in contact with. Robert will be missed by all who knew him.

    Glenda W
  29. You were my special cousin…A life time of wonderful memories….Your laughter, jokes and sense of humor made you Bobby…I will love you forever and I will see you again one day.

    Cheryl Wagner

    Cheryl Wagner
  30. Robert was such an incredible human being. Honestly, I think the only people who weren’t his friends were people he hadn’t yet met. His amazing personality, undeniable charm, and extensive love for life and his fellow man truly made him a treasure in this world. He had such a way of lifting people’s spirits with merely his presence. Always ready to lend an ear or a hand to anyone in need, and always without judgment, he was a genuine friend to all of those fortunate enough to know him.

    Robert – If I could talk to you today, I would tell you how much I deeply regret allowing time to get away from us all after you and Sonya moved to Laporte. We talked several times about getting together again and how much we missed hanging out and goofing off. Ha! We always think we have plenty of time to get together with the people we love, don’t we. You have reminded me just how fleeting this life really is . . . and I’m so heartfully sorry that I didn’t MAKE more time for that so much sooner. I am abundantly thankful that my life was blessed with our paths crossing in this life. Thank you for being wonderful you . . . and, most of all, for loving and accepting me exactly as I am. People like you bring out the best in others. The world could use more people like you . . . and it will certainly be a dimmer place without you in it, my friend.

    Sonya – My heart aches for you. I know there is very little that can be done or said to ease your pain right now . . . but I hope you find comfort in your warm, loving, and funny memories of Robert, and in knowing just how MUCH you are loved and cared for by so many others. When times are difficult, I hope you’ll also remember that Robert is still with you, still watching over you . . . just from different place. You and both of your families are in my most sincere, heartfelt prayers. I love you, girl.

    Denise Childs

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