Eddie Clarie Ayers Bruton, age 61 passed away on the morning of April 24, 2020. The family will hold a graveside service at Mound Cemetery.
Eddie was born on September 9, 1958 in Gatesville to the late Hollis Edward Ayers and Eunice Marie Martin Ayers. She grew up in Mound, Texas and attended school there in her early years. When Mound school closed she then attended school in Gatesville, Texas. After school Eddie waitressed at Dyers restaurant. She then traveled around Texas until she settled back home in Gatesville. Eddie then started working at Gatesville Police Department, first as a dispatcher and was promoted to Communication Supervisor and over records. A few years after she then went to the police academy at CTC and became a police officer. She was promoted to Sergeant a few years later. After twenty years at the Gatesville Police department she retired with a great career in law enforcement. Eddie loved dispatching so she then started teaching it, with CTCOG (Central Texas Council of Governments) spending a few years there. After teaching she went back to dispatching at Hamilton County Sheriff Office for a short time. Eddie then went to work at TDCJ at the Alfred Hughes unit first in records then in Use of Force. Eddie then had to retire due to health reasons. Eddie spent many years enjoying life with her family raising rabbits, miniature and full size horses along with cattle. She served on the Coryell County Youth Fair board of directors for many years and she helped with the county youth fair rabbit show. She was also on the Gatesville Riding Club board of directors rodeo committee numerous years, where she over saw the mutton busting. Eddie loved volunteering for her beloved community of Gatesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, David Bruton; her parents; Hollis, Eunice Ayers, sister; Judy Hemmingway, nephew; Nathan Moore.
Eddie is survived by her sons, Jeremy and John Dossey; sister, Sandra Varner husband Tommy; stepsons, Heath, Jared, and Tannon and his wife Shelly Bruton; eight grandchildren, Tucker and Dylan Bruton, Lane, Cody, Arron, and Bryan Dossey; granddaughters, Randy Bruton, and Karleigh Wismer, Nephews Jack Moore and Bryan Hemmingway, of Maine and multiple great nephews, great nieces, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to a lung disease charity of your choice, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, COPD Foundation, American Respiratory Care Foundation, just to name a few.