(Orange, Texas)


August 15, 2013

Francis Rawson

ORANGE — Francis Rawson, 92, of Orange, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at his home.

Born on July 20, 1921, Frank was a native of Denning, Texas. He was the son of Veva Garrett Rawson and Eugene Bryan Rawson, Sr.

After serving in the South Pacific during WWII, Mr. Rawson became an educator. He spent the majority of his career in the Little Cypress – Mauriceville CISD, serving as a teacher, coach and principal. Before joining Little Cypress, Mr. Rawson worked for several years in the West Orange schools. After leaving Little Cypress, he served as a junior high school principal in Buna until his retirement.

Following his retirement, he spent many years as a security guard at Delta Downs. Mr. Rawson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. Affectionately known as “Faw Frank” or “Uncle Frank”, he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jane Pate Rawson; his parents; and his siblings, Velta Mclemore, Eugene B. Rawson, Jr., Doris Mills, Mary Wickersham, Garrett Rawson and Neal Rawson.

Mr. Rawson is survived by his daughter, Fran Hulsey and husband, Larry of Hemphill; and son, Warren Rawson and wife, Patty DeLaney of Houston.

Memories will be cherished by his five grandchildren, Oscar DeLaney Rawson of Houston, David Hulsey and wife, Tammy of Orange, Darrin Hulsey and partner, Hillary Herndon of Knoxville, Tennessee, Daniel Hulsey of Orange, Karen Hulsey Fisher and husband, Kyle of Mauriceville. “Faw Frank” will also be remembered by his great-grandchildren, Brynne Hulsey of Bridge City, Dayla and Taylor Hulsey of Orange, Seaman Trevor Lawrence Hulsey of Panama City, Florida; and Airman 1st Class Theron David Hulsey of Lakenheath, England.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Kendra, Pat, Laura, Doll, Carlene and Professional Home Health and Hospice and others who graciously and lovingly cared for Dad.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Isaac Low Cemetery in Hemphill. Officiating will be Reverend Karen Jones, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Hemphill.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Daniel Hulsey, Dr. Darrin Hulsey, David Hulsey, Larry Hulsey, Bill Skinner and Dr. Warren Rawson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Oscar DeLaney Rawson, Seaman Trevor Lawrence Hulsey, Airman 1st Class Theron David Hulsey, Kyle Fisher and Taylor Ray Hulsey.


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