1920 - 2013 Bob Elton Brothers, "Pa Paw", passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the age of 92. He was born on December 26, 1920 in Strawn, Texas to Harve O. and Lorraine Ramsey Brothers. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal as well as a Victory Ribbon and an Overseas Bar. When he returned from the war he continued his work with Strawn Merchandise Company. He had begun his career at age 17 driving the trucks that delivered dynamite. He retired in 1997 after 60 years of loyal service as the President and CFO of the company. Bob was the most devoted family man. His faith was first, then family and fun. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gena Elizabeth Brothers; his sons, James Timothy Brothers and Charles Robert Brothers. Bob is survived by his daughter, Gail Hughes and husband, Doug: daughter-in-law, Barbara Brothers; grandchildren: Kirk Hughes and wife, Alison; Shannon Gauger and husband, Kelly; Paula Mokry and husband, Weston; Elaine Brothers and Trenton Brothers; and his precious great-grandchildren: Maxum Douglas Hughes, Grace Elizabeth Gauger and Mason James Mokry. Following a private graveside a memorial service was held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, Texas with Rev. JoNell Lindh officiating. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude for the loving care that Bob received at The Legacy at Willow Bend in Plano. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at 12411 Templeton Trail, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. An online guestbook is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Bob Elton Brothers' obituary.
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2013