Bob Broughton

Bob Broughton, 78, passed away Friday, May 24, in Glen Rose.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Squaw Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose.

Memorials: 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 U.S. 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 Ph.D.

He 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: 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.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, 254-897-2288

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