Aubrey was an extraordinary man with a larger-than-life personality and, yet he managed to remain incredibly humble. He never bragged about the successes he forged in his life nor boasted about the positive impact he had on the people who were lucky enough to cross his path. In fact, he may not have been aware of how remarkable he was.\r\n Aubrey was born and raised in Texas City, Texas. He joined the United States Navy toward the end of his senior year of high school and served on the USS Mullany (DD-528) during the Vietnam War. During his time in the Navy, Aubrey collected friends who he remained close to throughout his life. He was very proud of his military service and loved sharing his sea stories with family, friends and shipmates. One of his greatest joys was attending reunions of the ship in which he served. He looked forward to the reunion of his Navy "buds" every year.\r\n At the end of his military service, Aubrey returned to Texas City and met Renee. Aubrey's heart was drawn in and consumed by Renee who would change his life forever. \r\n They fell in love and eloped during her senior year of high school. They immediately started a family. Fifty-three years later their family consists of three sons, Wayne, James and Michael, their wives, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His love for his family was unmatched. If anyone in the family stumbled in life, he was there extending his hand and helping them back on their feet.\r\n \r\n "Dad was a teacher of the word of God by example and \r\nactions not just with his words. He told me once "I can't hear what you are saying because your actions are speaking too loud". That has stuck with me since that day and has made me realize that people heard him by his actions. Compassionate yet strong, Dad made me want \r\nto be a better man." \r\n \r\n"I've never seen anyone who loved their grandchildren and great grandchildren as much as Dad. He would sit for hours with them on his lap. And he never missed a chance to tell them to pull his finger!" \r\n \r\n Riding his Harley gave Aubrey such pleasure and freedom. Renee rode with him - until he \r\nallowed the wheelie-popping maniac to take over.\r\n \r\n "Dad's love of riding and the iconic rumble of a Harley engine drew me in and made it impossible for me to resist wanting to ride myself. I was blown away when he gifted me his 1979 Ironhead Sportster. Our rides together are some of my greatest recent memories with Dad." \r\n \r\n Aubrey started playing guitar at the age of twelve when he would sneak off with his older brother's guitar. As his playing improved, Aubrey and some friends formed a band and played cover tunes during his high school years. His love for God and music led to the formation of a contemporary Christian band in 1972. \r\n That band, One Spirit, began a prison ministry and eventually morphed into the Texas City Revelators. The Texas City Revelators wrote their own songs and music to reflect their love of Jesus and the desire to save souls for the Kingdom of Heaven. His music ministry was his true passion for his entire adult life.\r\n \r\n "These band members became family. I can't remember a time that these guys weren't around. Dad enjoyed spending time with them, even when they weren't playing a gig." \r\n \r\n Aubrey was also known by EVERYONE for his love of food. He was probably the biggest foodie in the Houston area. He never started a conversation that didn't end up with him describing some great new \r\nrestaurant or dish that he had recently tried with his encouragement for you to try it, too. If Aubrey told you it was good, you knew it was true.\r\n\r\nInterment will be private at Houston National Cemetery as the family's request.