Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1936

Harlen Crawley HARLEN DAY "RED" CRAWLEY, 83, passed away May 20, 2003, in Arlington, TX after a long and rich life. Graveside service was held in Simpson Cemetery near Gorman, TX. Harlen was born Nov. 9, 1919, to Newton & Bertie Kinman Crawley in Eastland County, TX. He attended Ranger High School at Ranger, TX three years but moved with his family to Gorman before his senior year. He graduated from Gorman High School and attended Tarleton, North Texas State and East Texas State. he was a walk-on at Tarleton, made the team and gained a scholarship. The following years he became football and track captain. Some kind of athlete was "Red Hoss" Crawley in the years of 1937-39 and quite the man around campus! A World War II veteran, he served as an Army First Sergeant in the 452nd Engineer Company in the Asiatic Pacific campaign. Prior to retirement, he taught at Skyline High in Dallas and worked at Collins Radio in Richardson and Temco Aircraft in Grand Prairie. Harlen was known for his congenial, generous spirit and devotion to family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents & three brothers; Jack Crawley, Purvis Crawley, & Jimmy Dale Crawley. Survivors: wife, Rhea Price Crawley; children, Ken and Pat Crawley and Carla Freund; grandchildren, Skip and Nisa Crawley and Rebecca and Michael Freund; and brother, Covis Crawley (RHS-1935). BROTHER: JACK BOYD CRAWLEY was the son of Newton Crawley and Mattie Bertie Kinman "Bert" Crawley of Ranger and Gorman, TX. He was the younger brother of Covis W. Crawley (RHS-1935) and Harlen Day Crawley (RHS-1936) but graduated in Gorman). Jack Boyd Crawley did not attend high school in Ranger because of the family move to Gorman in 1936. He was a graduate of Southwest Texas at San Marcos and attained his MS at the University of Houston after he returned from the Air Force in 1945. He taught and coached at Ector County High School for two years before teaching and coaching at Permian in Odessa. He retired there in 1982 and died Feb. 10, 1999.