ROY CRAWLEY passed away in Gorman, TX, in 1981. He had lived
and worked in Ranger at the Ranger Jr. College, where he and
his wife, Modell Woods Crawley, managed the college cafeteria.
Their son, Jimmie Crawley, who graduated high school in Gorman,
attended Ranger Jr. College in 1948-1950 where he lettered in
football and basketball. Jimmie Crawley was killed in action
during the Korean Conflict. Other children were three daughters,
Beverlie Crawley Phariss (RHS-1953), Dena Roy Crawley Cornelius
(RHS-1961), and Billie Joe Crawley. He was the brother of Alvin
Crawley, longtime Ranger resident & postmaster and also a brother
to Newton Christopher Crawley, once of Ranger and Gorman. Modell
Crawley resides in Gorman at the time of his death.
WIFE: MODELL WOOD CRAWLEY died Dec. 28 of a massive heart
attack at her home in Gorman. Burial was sy the Evergreen Cemetery
in Ranger, TX.
Mrs. Crawley was born Oct. 10, 1911 in Eastland County to Ben F.
Wood & Veda (Hagar) Wood. She married Roy Brown Crawley in Nov. of
1927 in the Kokomo Community. He preceded her in death in July of
1981. She was a seamstress, homemaker and a member of the First
United Methodist Church. She had lived in this area all of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmie Max Crawley
in 1952 in Korea; a brother, Dick Wood; & a sister, Bessie Jennings.
Survivors at the time of her death are three daughters, Billie Jo
Craddock of Sundown, Beverlie Phariss of Haskell and Dena Roy
Cornelius of Coppell; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great grandchildren.
SON: JIMMIE MAX CRAWLEY graduated from Gorman High School in 1948.
He attended Ranger Junior College commencing in the fall of 1948
and graduating in 1950. He lettered in both football & basketball
and was vice president of the Peregrinity Club in 1949-50. He was
killed in action on October 15, 1952 during the Korean Conflict.
He was the son of Roy and Modell Woods Crawley who managed the
Ranger Junior College Cafeteria for a number of years. He had
three sisters, Beverlie Ann Crawley Phariss (RHS-1953), Dena Roy
Crawley Cornelius (RHS-1961) and Billie Joe Crawley. His father
is now deceased and his mother, Modell, resides in Gorman.