Jimmy Ray Cranford, 78, of Garrison, Texas, passed away on April 21, 2022, in Garrison, Texas. He was born on February 28, 1944, in Center, Texas to the late John William “Snap” Cranford and Delma Cranford Darlington. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas officiated by Bro. Blackie Cranford and Bro. Tommy Corley. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Garrison Funeral Home in Garrison, Texas.
Jimmy was a devoted husband and family man. He was a quiet gentle man. Jimmy enjoyed being with family and friends, especially at family reunions. He loved watching Nascar, the Houston Astros, but his favorite team of all was the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy always enjoyed naps and when it was time to wake, he always looked for his loving wife. He liked to shop at flea markets, collecting old or unusual items. He enjoyed watching westerns in his downtime. Jimmy always wanted his family to have whatever they wanted, but if he had three shirts, he thought he had plenty. He looked forward to eating Mexican food after church on Sundays with his friends, where he always came home with salsa on his shirt. Jimmy accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age. He and Bobbie were faithful members of Northwood Baptist Church. Though he is not here physically the memories will remain. The battle is over, the race is won. The family would like to thank all those whose support through prayers, food, and visits was invaluable. Special thanks to LaTonya, Tracy, and Harbor Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Cold Springs Cemetery, or Northwood Baptist Manger Fund.
Serving as pallbearers are: Austin McCracken, Taylor McCracken, Cody Cranford, Nick Crump, John Smith, John Cranford, and Adam Barton.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of almost 57 years, Bobbie Cranford; his son, Jeff Cranford and wife, Sherry; daughter, Wendy Cranford McCracken; brother, Joey Carl Cranford; grandchildren, Austin McCracken and wife, Naomi, Taylor McCracken, Chris Cranford, Cody Cranford and wife, Micah, Nick Crump and wife, Morgan, John Smith, and Kathy Brookeshire and husband, Clint; great-grandchildren, Iliegh Cranford and Kinsley Crump.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John “Snap” Cranford and Delma Cranford Darlington; sister, Geraldine Collins; and brother-in-law, Steve Collins.