Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jerry Bell, Pastoral Care Chaplain, Park Central officiating. Burial will follow at Westpark Cemetery in Hereford. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Family will receive guests at 2:30 p.m. after the burial in the parlor at First Baptist Church in Hereford.
Robert was born on November 3, 1934 in Hamlin, Texas to Joseph Robert Rhoton and Mary Elizabeth Earls. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1954-1956. On November 17, 1956, he married Nell Johnson in Hamlin. Robert owned R&R Refrigeration in Hereford for over 30 years. He and Nell attended First Baptist Church in Hereford since 1967 and First Baptist Church Amarillo since 2011. Robert proudly served as a Gideon and a Freemason.
He was preceded in death by 4 sisters.
He is survived by his wife Nell Rhoton, of Amarillo; two daughters, Teresa Behrends and husband Bob of Lake Wylie, South Carolina and Lynette Mixon and husband Wiley of Amarillo; a son, Dale Rhoton and wife Sharon of Columbia, Maryland.; 7 grandchildren, Kristan, Brad, Eric, Daniel, Tiffany, Rob and Kimberly and one great-grandchild, Alexis.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Gideons or BSA Hospice.