Robert J. “Land Pirate” Bottoms, Jr.

Robert J. “Land Pirate” Bottoms, Jr., 56, of La Marque died in a tragic accident in Georgia on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 with his two beloved dogs Yuna and Jax.  He was born August 15, 1962 in Abilene, Texas to Robert J. Bottoms, Sr. and Sonia Garza Bottoms.

Robert was a resident of La Marque, he was a graduate of La Marque High School and he also had an Associate Degree in Accounting. Robert was a Truck Driver for over 20 years; he also worked as a FEMA Inspector after Hurricane Harvey in Houston and after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  He enjoyed working on his hot rod, an Oldsmobile Cutlass.  He also loved his dogs, playing with drones, fishing, and watching live music.

He is preceded in death by his father Robert J. “Bob” Bottoms, Sr.  He is survived by his mother Sonia Garza Bottoms, daughter Chantel Bottoms Valentin, son Robert J. Bottoms, III, sister Cynthia Sher, his grandchildren Alayna Bottoms and Rome Valentin, and his beloved dog Harvey.

A visitation will be on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00am-11:00am with a Eulogy at 10:00am at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, an organization that transported Robert’s surviving dog Harvey back to the family at no cost.



  1. To Chanel, Robert III & Sonia, I have no words of comfort to offer at this time..What I can offer is to tell you that I thought the world of Robert II.. He was a great Dad that would do anything for his kids..He loved his parents and his sister. He had such a good heart. And I think I was the only neighbor that enjoyed his taste in music. Rest in Peace Robert. You will be forever missed..

    Gail Elliott
    • I love you Gail. Your presence meant the world to me.

      Robert Bottoms III
  2. Deepest sympathy and condolences.
    So thankful to spend time with Bobby in H/town we had fun he is a good guy, ultimate gentleman.

    Lisa Hodges
  3. Dear Sonia, No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. As a parent, you should never have to feel the pain from the loss of your child. I pray that each day you will find comfort in the good memories with Robert and know that he loved you with all his heart. My deepest sympathy to you, Ellen

    Ellen Loughren
  4. Dear Cyndi, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your brother. You and your family meant the world to him. He was so happy that you found such a wonderful loving husband and very proud of the amazing young man his nephew has become. He was especially proud of the woman you’ve become. He talked about that often. I pray that your good “big brother” memories will help you through these difficult days and months ahead. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Ellen

    Ellen Loughren
    • Thank you Ellen. Your comment warms my heart. Still can’t believe he’s gone.

      Cynthia Sher
  5. Dearest Chantel and Robert III, my heart and soul goes out to you both at this MOST DIFFICULT time. The two of you and your children are your dads living legacy. You will probably never know how much you both meant to him and how PROUD he was of BOTH of you. He talked of nothing else. He worried, wondered and prayed (yes, prayed) that you would both be OK. He spent the whole time I knew him, wishing he could do more for you both, to help protect your future. He was also such a PROUD grandpa. The idea of becoming a grandpa the first time was a little overwhelming, but when he saw that precious baby the first time, all his grandpa worries were gone! I hope that you can keep your dads memory alive for your children and let them know what a kind, compassionate man he was. Your dad (and Yuna) will always have a piece of my heart. You will both be in my prayers and thoughts for strength as you make your way through these next difficult days, weeks and months. With deepest sympathy, Ellen

    Ellen Loughren
  6. Land Pirate and Yuna, I’m sure if you cannot see these words from the beyond, you will “feel” them… My life is MUCH richer because of the good times that we spent together. I am broken hearted that you left us all this way TOO SOON. However, my memories of the good times, the laughs, the travels (especially Hawaii), our love of the same music, the concerts, our love for Yuna and the hours on end of discussions, will help me deal with these raw emotions I am feeling now. All of your pain and worries are gone now Land Pirate and you will always have a piece of my heart. Your work on this earth is done, so may you Rest in Peace. Love, your Yankee Girl – Ellen

    Ellen Loughren

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