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Willie Cantwell Delma Cantwell WILLIE "W.O." CANTWELL, age 88, of Ranger, TX died on June 24, 2006 in Eastland, TX with burial in Bullock Cemetery near Ranger. Willie was born on Sept. 20, 1917 at Bullock in Stephens County to Charlie and Mary (Coffman) Cantwell. He was raised and graduated from Bullock School. He lived in Bullock all his life with the exception of 4 years spent in Dallas during WWII when he worked for North American Aviation building War Planes. He enlisted in the U.S. Maritime Services for a short time. He married Delma Bargsley in May of 1941 at LaCasa. In 1945 he and Delma returned to Bullock where they began their ranch and homestead. He worked at C D Hartnett grocery supply, Carl Lumis Drilling, Red Langford Machine Shop in addition to his ranching business. He and Delma celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2006. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger and enjoyed raising cattle, hunting and trout fishing in the mountains. He is survived by: Wife, Delma of Ranger; daughters, Jenny Patton (RHS-1959) of Ranger, & Nancy Cantwell Krause (RHS-1960) & husband, Horst of North Richland Hills; sons and daughters-In-law, Willie (RHS-1966) and Wilma Cantwell Jr. of Ranger, & Johnny (RHS-1969) & Judy Cantwell of Ranger; grandchildren, Allan Patton, Nanette Patton, Philip and Jeffery Krause, Ginger Polster, Todd Cantwell, Clinton Cantwell and Clayton Cantwell; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert Cantwell of Bullock; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, & a brother, Samuel Cantwell. WIFE: DELMA BARGLSEY CANTWELL, 93, of Ranger, TX passed away July 8, 2016 with burial at the Bullock Cemetery near Ranger. Mrs. Cantwell was born Aug. 20, 1922 in La Casa to Frank Bargsley & Geneva Matty (Gandy) Barglsey. She graduated from Caddo High School. She married Willie Odell W.O. Cantwell in May of 1941 at La Casa. She, along with her husband, was a farmer/rancher at Bullock. She retired from Munsingerwear after 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family. W.O. preceded her in death on June 24, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; 1 sister, Mable Newnham; & 3 brothers, Virgil, James, & Madison Barglsey. Survivors include 2 sons, Willie Odell Cantwell, Jr. (RHS-1966) & wife Wilma, and Johnny Cantwell (RHS-1969); 2 daughters, Geneva "Jenny" Cantwell Patton (RHS-1959), and Nancy Cantwell Krause (RHS-1960) and husband Horst; 1 brother, Coy Barglsey and wife Faye; 2 sisters, Betty Howton, and Ruby Leonard (RHS-1950) and husband Gil; 8 grandchildren, Nanette Edwards and husband Kenny, Allan Patton and wife Kee, Philip Krause, Jeff Krause and wife Sheila, Cheyenne Polster and husband Trey, Todd Cantwell and wife Amanda, Clayton Cantwell, and Clinton Cantwell and wife Jennifer; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great- great-grandchildren.