HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Charles Robert Galbraith died at his home in Huntsville, Texas, with his wife and First Choice Hospice in attendance on May 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alura; and three children, Stephanie, Jim, and Mark. He is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Barbara and Meri Ann. He has five living sisters: Mae Watkins, Sue Hardcastle, Velma Humphrey, Jean McCarter, and Mary Jane Doyle. He had seven grandchildren: Tara, Joshua, Jon, Crystal, Chantelle, Cory, and Channing. His two great-grandchildren are Ryann and Gavin. His parents, mother, Mary, and father, Bill Galbraith; and sister, Kate Lynn, preceded him in death. He was a Christian and a long-time member of Elkins Lake Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas. He graduated from Westville with the class of 1949. He was a proud “Redman,” having played on a football scholarship at Northeastern State University, During his time as a teacher there, he was once named Teacher of the Year. Later, he was inducted into the NSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Charlie served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps for two years, after he received a college degree. His teacher career began in public schools. He taught social studies and coached at Vinita and Prague. He worked as a graduate/research assistant in the College of Education from 1961 to 1963 after completing a master’s degree. His Doctor of Education Degree from University of Oklahoma was completed in 1966. Other employment was with OU as director of Financial Aid (1963-1966) and director of Liberal Studies during the 1969-1970 school year.
Published on  June 23, 2015