Last Roll – Texas Compatriot Robert Lee “Rusty” Haynes

It is with great sorrow that we, here at the SCVOK Blog pass on the report of the death of Compatriot Robert Lee “Rusty” Haynes. He was the Texas Panhandle Area Aide-de-Camp for the Texas Division. On 30 November, 2017, aged 72 years, “Rusty” Haynes passed over the river to rest with our ancestors in the soft breezes under the shaded trees of eternal tranquility.
Rusty was born February 7, 1945 in Pittsburg, Texas to Authur and Georgia Haynes. The family moved to New Mexico, but returned and he graduated from Vernon High School, class of 1963. Rusty attended college at West Texas State in Canyon, and completed his Associate Degree at Vernon College.
He married Priscilla Shreckengost Harper in 1985. He retired from the Texas Youth Commission where he worked as a case manager.
Rusty was past Commander of the General W.R. Scurry Camp #616 and currently serving as Camp Adjutant; he held a life membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was a member of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.  His service to The Cause will truly be missed by all in the Texas Division.

He also served as past president of the Grand National Horseman’s Assoc, past President of the Palomino Club, and past 4-H Horse Club leader. He was a supporter of Vernon College Rodeo and the Vernon College Drama Department, The Wilbarger Historical Museum, Drama department. He was a current board member of the Vernon Community Players.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother Pearl Haynes, nephew Brock Haynes, and step-niece Jenny Millican. He is survived by his wife Priscilla, his step-daughter Kim and her husband Sam Ball of Spring Texas, his step-son Barry Harper and his wife Alisha of Bedias, Texas, his brother Jerry Haymes of Longview, Brother Tony Haynes and wife Wendy of Springtown, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of Rusty’s life will be held on New Years Day. Eternal rest grant to him, o Lord. And may God’s perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all of our fallen Confederate compatriots, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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