Bob Caraway, 72, passed away October 5 at his home in Denton, TX. He attended the former North Texas State University for two years after graduating from Tyler Junior College in 1955. He also attended Baylor Law School and graduated from there in 1960.
Caraway was a Golden Eagle, celebrating his 50th alumni year, in 2007 and he and his wife, Georgia, were selected by President Alfred F. Hurley in 1987 to receive the President’s Citation for extraordinary service to the university. An endowed scholarship at UNT has been established in Caraway’s name to help students who need financial aid.
After earning his law degree at Baylor University, Caraway became a law clerk for Judge Joe W. Sheehy in Tyler and practiced law in Dallas for 25 years. He was also a real estate broker and investor. One of the most successful times in his career was when he was the attorney for the Wilmer Hutchens ISD. Representing the school district, he appeared before the U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice and fought for equal rights for minority students.
Bob fought a heroic battle with GIST for 15 years. “He was very grateful to have the Life Raft to hang on to for many of those 15 years,” said Georgia.
Caraway was born on February 14 in Tyler to Everett Jewell and Maggie (McBride) Caraway. He is survived by his wife, Georgia, his daughter, Gretchen Gudger, and her husband, Greg.