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Vernon Broyles was born February 17, 1941 to Vernon Taylor Broyles and Lydia Kathryn Shatto Broyles at Higgens Texas and departed from this life on February 14, 2018 in Mesquite Texas. He spent his childhood with siblings growing up on the farm southwest of Follett Texas and graduated from Follett High School in 1960. He worked at Farmers Grain in Follett Texas, Bell Telephone in Saint Louis Missouri and attended their technical school, then Bell Telephone transferred him to Dallas Texas. Bell Telephone became AT&T. He retired from AT&T in 2001. Clarissa remembers him working 40 to 50 hours a week. He married Augusta Oblander in 1965 and of this marriage they had two children, Troy and Clarissa. Clarissa remained at home to care for her parents and Troy is a computer technician in Dallas Texas.
Vernon is survived by two sisters and their husbands, Vada and Freddie Kraft of Slapout Oklahoma, Judy Travis of Shattuck Oklahoma, two brothers, JD and Judy Broyles of Shattuck Oklahoma, Gene and Marilyn Broyles of Amarillo, Texas and a brother in law, Bob Jones; a cousin and family friend, Darell Imke of Richardson, Texas.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Lydia Broyles, one brother Joel Broyles, two sisters Velda Lowell and Kathy Jones.
Vernon had a passion to help people and would turn no one away. If he had any spare time you could find him at Paula Sues Diner with the local crowd telling stories.Vernon loved to play the steel guitar.His pride and joy were to run around with his daughter, Clarissa. His career led him to service calls for celebrities like Jimmy Dean, Dorothy Malone, and a Dallas Cowboy player.Vernon lived in Mesquite 40 years.