ROLAND J. CHADWELL, 91, of Lake Livingston, TX,
passed away April 11, 2005, in Houston. He was
preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years,
Florence E. Bryan (RHS-1931) and son, Larry J. He
was born May 24, 1913, in Cleburne, TX, and
later moved to Ranger, TX, with his family.
He attended Ranger High School in the Class
Roland began a career in the oil field supply
business, and during WW II, he served his country
by working at a defense plant in Grand Prairie.
After the war, he returned to his career becoming
a field store manager for Homco, his employer for
36 years. He was transferred to Houston in 1959
where he was purchasing manager until he retired.
He and Florence retired to Lake Livingston in 1979,
where he enjoyed his life long passion for fishing
and socializing. He lived there independently after
Florence's death and enjoyed the friendship and
support of many neighbors at the lake.
At the time of his death, Roland is survived by
three sons, Roland G. and wife Karen, James R.,
Thomas W. and wife Rosemary, sisters Helen James
and Esther Kile, and brother Bert, as well as nine
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial
was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.