Ray Littlefield, 76, of Crane, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his home. Ray had nine lives, but Jesus came for him on ten.
Ray was born on March 2, 1936 in Greer, South Carolina to Carnis Coleman and Nettie Marie Lowe Littlefield. He married Janice Ann Behrens on April 7, 1956 in New Braunfels, Texas. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. He was a longtime resident of Crane, moving here in January of 1958. Ray had a huge heart, and was a very giving person. He would give you the shirt off his back, no matter who you were, family, friends, or just someone he had just met, a complete stranger. Ray loved people, and loved talking to people. He enjoyed drinking coffee with friends at the Grill, and was known for being the life of the party.
Ray was well known in the oilfield. He retired from Dawson Production Services in 1996 as the Area Manager. Ray also worked for Crane County as the Community Service Supervisor. Ray enjoyed playing golf, fishing, hunting, and cooking. But most of all, he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren.
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Janice Littlefield of Crane; two daughters, Debbie Burleson and her husband Johnny of San Angelo, and Becky Morrison and her husband Joe of Crane; a son, Jackie Littlefield and his wife Ruth of College Station; a sister, Peggy Albers of Anderson SC; two brothers, Carnis "Dink" Littlefield of Anderson, SC, and Keith Allen Littlefield of Woodruff, SC; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie Ralene Burleson, Joshua Lynn Burleson, Brooke Kendra Littlefield, Paige Kendall Littlefield, and Collin Thomas Littlefield, Jana Rae Morrison, Justin Ray Morrison, and Jeremy Ray Morrison; and 4 great grandchildren, Jordyn and Skyler, Alyssa and Triston; and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Crane with Reverend Tommy Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Crane County Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
Ray will be truly missed by everyone. He taught us all the importance of love for family, friends, and community.