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Robert Bouchum 93

August 14, 1926 — January 30, 2020

Robert Bouchum 93

BRO. ROBERT BOUCHUM WAS BORN ON AUGUST 14, 1926 TO THE PARENTAGE OF REV. AMBROSIA AND VIOLA (FINCH) BOUCHUM IN WILLIS POINT, TEXAS. HE ATTTENDED PULBIC SCHOOLS IN UPSHUR COUNTY.AT AN EARLY AGE HE WAS BAPTIZED AT HEBRON BAPTIST CHURCH AND LATER JOINED GROWING VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE HE REMAINED A FAITHFUL MEMBER UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE WORKED FOR THE CITY OF LONGVIEW AS A MECHANIC FOR 34 YEARS, STROH’S BREWERY FOR 16 YEARS, THEN WITH CLYDE TOMLINSON JR FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ROBERT WAS A MEMBER OF THE LONGVIEW CITY WIDE MALE CHORUS. HE WAS AN USHER FOR MANY YEARS, PRESIDENT OF THE BTU, AND PRESIDENT OF THE CHOIR AT GROWING VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH. HE WAS HAPPY WORKING IN THE CHURCH BUT ONE OF HIS GREATEST MOMENTS WAS WHEN HE BECAME AN ORDAINED DEACON BY REV. R. B. BRADLEY IN 1968. HE LOVED THE CHURCH, AND HIS GROWING VALLEY FAMILY. ROBERT ENJOYED FISHING, TRAVELING, AND MEEETING PEOPLE. HE WOULD TAKE UP A CONVERSATION WITH JUST ABOUT ANYONE HE MET. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY AND WAS PROUD OF ALL THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. EVEN WHEN HE WAS HAVING DIFFICULTIES WALKING, HE GOT ON HIS SCOOTER AND WENT AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD VISITING. HE WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY, IF YOU ASK AROUND, MOST PEOPLE KNEW BRO. ROBERT BOUCHUM.HE MARRIED MONNIE MILES AND 2 CHILDREN WERE BORN. HE LATER MARRIED SOLOMA SLADE AND WAS MARRIED TO HER FOR 21 YEARS, UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1981. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A SON, CHARLES BOUCHUM, A DAUGHTER MIGNON MCCOWAN, 1 GRANDSON BRENT MCCOWAN, ONE GREAT GRANDSON ANTHONY HUTCHINGS, 5 SISTERS AND 3 BROTHERS. HE LEAVES TO CHERISH HIS MEMORIES A SON, ROBERT EARL BOUCHUM OF DALLAS, TEXAS. TWO DAUGHTERS FAY(DENNIS)HUTCHINGS OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, AND LIQUITA (REV.DAVID) WILLIAMS OF LONGVIEW, TEXAS. ONE SISTER, MYRTLE MORROW OF HOUSTON, TEXAS. ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, TWENTY-THREE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, TWO SISTER-IN-LAWS: ERMA RICHARDSON OF LONGVIEW, TEXAS AND MENDY RICHARDSON OF LONGVIEW, TEXAS, AND A HOST OF NEICES, NEPHEWS, AND FRIENDS Bigham Mortuary would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family & Friends of Deacon.Robert Bouchum & We would like to take this time to thank them for allowing The professionals of Bigham Mortuary to care for them and Deacon.Bouchum.
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