GLEN ROSE – Bob Broughton, 78, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, in Glen Rose.?
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Squaw Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to local cancer care or American Hospice.?
Bobby Lawrence Broughton was born at home on July 26, 1934, in Tyler to John Henry and Alta Belle Godfrey Broughton. He graduated from Tyler Junior College and East Texas State University followed by military service in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Upon returning from the service, he re-entered East Texas University and earned his master’s degree and accepted a teaching position in Dallas at Kimball High School as an industrial arts teacher. He retired from Kimball High School after 25 years of service. During that time, he worked for Mountain View Junior College as a night school coordinator and Dallas ISD as a carpenter during the summer. He also worked for Dallas Power and Light. He completed all of his courses toward earning a PhD.
Bob married Joan Harmon Findley on July 25, 1964, they resided in Dallas and Duncanville and the last 18 years in Glen Rose. He loved woodworking, leather work, bluegrass music and gardening. His favorite flowers were the iris and cactus.Survivors include wife, Joan Marie Broughton of Glen Rose; daughters, Margaret and husband, Darryl Morris of Glen Rose and Katherine and husband, Scott Smith of Frisco; grandchildren, Jeffrey Morris, Addyson Smith, Jadon Morris, Grace Morris; numerous cousins; and his loyal dog, Baby.