Robert Bradley Birchum, 77, of Westhoff, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. He was born Oct. 1, 1940 in Norman, Oklahoma to the late Giles and Gladys Miller Birchum. Robert graduated from Abilene Christian University and then went on to received his Masters of Poultry Science from Texas A&M University. He enjoyed dancing, trail riding, fishing in Choke Canyon, hunting, and watching Cuero Gobbler and Aggie football games. He spent most of his life farming and ranching.
Robert is survived by his long time companion, Debbie Burnett; daughter, Serena Hunnam and husband, Keith, of Cuero, and Charla Simms of Abilene; sons, Giles “Bo” Birchum of Westhoff and William “Brad” Birchum of Abilene; brother, Giles Lester Jr. and wife, Karen, of Houston; grandchildren, Stacy Rodriguez of Cuero, Gerald Sanders of Yorktown, and Kali Sanders of Goliad; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at Freund Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Moore officiating.
Honorary pallbearers include Robert Ramirez, Blake Dunn, Kent Hilbrich, Richard Zimmerman, DR Burnett, and Kevin Caraway.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lindenau Rifle Club.