HARLEN DAY "RED" CRAWLEY, 83, passed away May 20,
2003, in Arlington, TX after a long and rich life.
Graveside service was held in Simpson Cemetery near
Harlen was born Nov. 9, 1919, to Newton & Bertie Kinman
Crawley in Eastland County, TX. He attended Ranger High
School at Ranger, TX three years but moved with his
family to Gorman before his senior year. He graduated
from Gorman High School and attended Tarleton, North
Texas State and East Texas State. he was a walk-on at
Tarleton, made the team and gained a scholarship. The
following years he became football and track captain.
Some kind of athlete was "Red Hoss" Crawley in the years
of 1937-39 and quite the man around campus! A World War
II veteran, he served as an Army First Sergeant in the
452nd Engineer Company in the Asiatic Pacific campaign.
Prior to retirement, he taught at Skyline High in Dallas
and worked at Collins Radio in Richardson and Temco
Aircraft in Grand Prairie. Harlen was known for his
congenial, generous spirit and devotion to family and
He was preceded in death by his parents & three brothers;
Jack Crawley, Purvis Crawley, & Jimmy Dale Crawley.
Survivors: wife, Rhea Price Crawley; children, Ken and Pat
Crawley and Carla Freund; grandchildren, Skip and Nisa
Crawley and Rebecca and Michael Freund; and brother, Covis
BROTHER: JACK BOYD CRAWLEY was the son of Newton Crawley
and Mattie Bertie Kinman "Bert" Crawley of Ranger and Gorman,
TX. He was the younger brother of Covis W. Crawley (RHS-1935)
and Harlen Day Crawley (RHS-1936) but graduated in Gorman).
Jack Boyd Crawley did not attend high school in Ranger
because of the family move to Gorman in 1936. He was a
graduate of Southwest Texas at San Marcos and attained his
MS at the University of Houston after he returned from the
Air Force in 1945. He taught and coached at Ector County High
School for two years before teaching and coaching at Permian
in Odessa. He retired there in 1982 and died Feb. 10, 1999.