2:00 P.M. Tuesday
April 28, 2015
Comanche Funeral Home Chapel
At their Ranch
6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday
April 27, 2015
Comanche Funeral Home
Sidney Baptist Church
He was born, in Gorman, Texas, the only child of Wayne and Wynona (Evans) Caffey. He grew up in Sidney, Texas living several years with his beloved grandmother Annie (Chapman) Evans after the loss of his grandfather. He attended Sidney School and graduated in 1957. He then married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Barbara Wright. He attended several colleges before graduating from Texas Wesleyan University in 1971. He would say “it took me 14 years, a wife and 5 children to graduate from college.” He worked many jobs including Montgomery Ward, Sears and General Dynamics before he found his life’s work in teaching. He taught at Sidney and Gordon 1 year each and at Comanche High School for 29 years, where he continued as a substitute teacher for many years after his retirement. He loved his students and believed teaching was his true calling in life. He enjoyed encouraging his students, and supporting them as they moved into adulthood.
Bobbie was a life long member of the Sidney United Methodist Church. He also served as a lay speaker in several local churches. He was a member of Toast Masters for many years as a positive speaker who stressed the importance of living a positive life. He was a member of the Mesquite Storytellers of Abilene. He was known for his storytelling ability and he loved to tell stories about growing up in the Sidney Community as well as stories about local history.
Bobbie was a loving husband, father and “Bobo” to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved his family, animals and the country life. He rode horses most of his life. He enjoyed riding and sharing his love of horses with his children and grandchildren. His country lifestyle included his cows, horses, birds, dogs, cats, fish and many other assorted animals.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Wright) Caffey, 4 daughters, Lynette Livingston, LaQuitta Pyburn, LaChieale Caffey, Heidi Warren and husband, Tony, 1 son, Jeff Caffey and wife, Latresa, 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.