Bobby R. Sykes, “Pa”, went to be with his lord and savior on the 15th of March, 2014.
Bob was born to O.C. and Kate Sykes on December 3rd, 1928 in Ballinger, Texas. He attended Ballinger High School and Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in the class of 1950. Bob married the love of his life, Pat West in June 1951. He served his country in the United States Army with the 594th Field Artillery Battalion in Germany until early 1953. Following his service, he returned to Texas to raise his children and begin his ranching career with his father and brother.
Bob was a devout Christian and sought to serve the Lord. His life passions were God, family and friends, ranching, and Texas A&M.
J. Lynn Williams, 59, of Eldorado passed away on Tuesday, February 25th in Community Medical Center in San Angelo.
He was born in Amarillo, Texas on Oct. 1, 1954 to Harold and Barbara Williams. He graduated from Llano High School and subsequently lived in a wide variety of places throughout Texas, upstate New York, and Canada. Among his greatest joys were cowboy life, singing, and telling stories. In his last conversations with family and friends, he assured all he was at peace with God and ready to go.
Claude Eugene Bradshaw, Jr., passed peacefully at his home on the ranch Sunday evening, March 9, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.
He was born 15 October 1941 in San Angelo to Claude and Auta Mae (Reynolds) Bradshaw. He lived in Eldorado most all of his life. He married his high school sweetheart, Vera Fae Powell, and they shared a life together for almost 53 years. They were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.
Charles Ray Pfluger, 84, of Eldorado, TX passed away February 12, 2014 at home. He was born August 8, 1929 in Eden, TX to Melvin Ray and Francis Melinda Lubke Pfluger.
Charles Ray attended elementary school through 7th grade in the little community of Liveoak, 10 miles southwest of Eden. His first two years of high school he went to Eden and then finished in Menard.
In 1949 when the Korean War began, Charles Ray was one of the first called to serve. After he got out of the service, he went to work for his uncle, Emmett Pfluger, who leased 15,000 acres of the Fort Terrett Ranch on the banks of the North Llano River in Sutton County.
Born May 19, 1927 in Evanston Illinois, Fred grew up there to the age of 11. During 1936 and 1937, his parents, Percival and Ruth Case along with sisters Henrietta and Helen moved to ranch land in Schleicher county that his father and uncle had inherited. There
he home schooled for a while and then attended school in Mertzon Texas, Eldorado High School and then Shriner Institute in Kerville.
He joined the Navy toward the end of World War II where he was a Pharmacist Mate and Hospital Corpsman. Many of his favorite stories were of his time in the Navy.
Jonnie Lee Dickens Barrows Burrell passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was born in Eldorado, Texas on February 9, 1933. She graduated Valedictorian of Eldorado High School and attended San Angelo College (now Angelo State University). She married John L. Barrows of Sonora in 1950. She and John shared a love for the development and growth of San Angelo. He passed away in 1981. Jonnie married Bill Burrell on April 13, 2000. They shared many good times and a love of travel.