Woodward, Okla. —
Bob R. Highfill was born April 29, 1931 to Bennett and Irene (Miller) Highfill in Friona, Texas. Bob first attended school at Freezeout, a country school north of Mooreland before attending Freedom and Mooreland Schools.
Bob was married to Murlene Smith for thirty years and from this union two children were born, Ronnie and Barbara. The couple lived in the state of Washington for several years before returning home to Mooreland. Bob married Pat Latta on May 8, 1981 and lived north of Mooreland.
Over his lifetime Bob had a number of work experiences. He was a farmer and rancher, truck driver for American Farm Lines, worked at the Woodward County Sheriff’s Department and Woodward County District 1.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, trapping, gold panning and gardening. Some of his greatest life experiences were panning for gold in a gold camp in Alaska and hunting caribou in Canada.
Bob passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Oklahoma City, he was 83 years of age.
He was survived by his wife Pat of the home, daughter Barbara Adkins of Enid, step-son Rick Thomas of Los Angeles, Ca., brother Louis Highfill and wife Donna of Wichita, KS., sister Reva Fithiam and husband Harold of Norman, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Murlene, son Ronnie, brother Jack and sister Wilda Long.