Don Henry “Cowboy” Appleby died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, of pancreatic cancer at Huguley Hospice in Burleson. He was born Feb. 2, 1943, to David Graham and Geraldine Burden Appleby in Dallas.
Don moved to Cleburne six years ago. He enjoyed hearing stories of his ancestry, especially his Cherokee heritage. He also enjoyed meeting people, telling jokes and walking.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Charles Ledbetter of Cleburne; his niece, Amy Ledbetter Parham of Kyle; and nephew, Mark Ledbetter and his wife, Lynn, of Plano, along with their children, Alison Ledbetter, Clay Parham and Meridian Parham.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at First Baptist Iredell. Burial was at the Fairy Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Community Hospice of Cleburne or the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Huguley.