Dateline: March 11, 2004
services for William Roy Brunson, 94, were held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
March 3, 2004, in First
Methodist Church in Claude with the Rev. Janet Edwards officiating. Burial
was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Brunson died Sunday, February 29, 2004.
He was born in Armstrong County on August 9, 1909, to George John
Brunson and Elizabeth Griffin Brunson. He married Laura Mae Hukill in
Claude on November 25, 1928. He was a member of First United Methodist
Church. He farmed until 1940 and then moved to Claude, where he lived
until 1964. Then, he moved to Red River, New Mexico, for 16 years and
retired to Kingsland. In 1992, he and Mae returned to Claude.
Brunson has worn many hats during his 94 years, but he was probably best
known as sheriff of Armstrong County. He always had many stories to tell
during the years. One story he always told was that as a small boy he
attended the last buffalo hunt at Colonel Goodnight’s Ranch. He and Mae
were busy as extras during the filming of the movie “Hud” in Claude.
Their hobby was fishing, and they spent many hours on Red River and
Kingsland lakes and streams.
was preceded in death by his wife in 1996.
include four children, Ruth Robison and husband, Bill, of Amarillo; Norma
Lambert and Johnny Brunson and wife, Judy, all of Red River; and Jimmy
Brunson and wife, Marilyn, of Midland; eight grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
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