Weldon Lee Cranford
Weldon Lee Cranford, 81, passed away peacefully February 10, 2020, at home in Cameron, Missouri, where he and his wife had recently moved. He was surround by loving family members.
Funeral service is 2 p.m. Monday, February 17, at First Baptist Church Perrin. Reverend Mark Sims, pastor, will officiate. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Perrin Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Weldon was born January 7, 1939, at home on the family farm north of Perrin, Texas, to Aaron Lee Cranford and Juanita Wilhoit Cranford. He was brought up in a Christian home. His family were active members of the First Baptist Church Perrin. Weldon accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13.
He married Dorothy Clark on March 1, 1958, in Perrin by Reverend W.H. McQueary, who also married his parents. He graduated Perrin High School in 1957 and then attended Texas A&M and Weatherford College.
Weldon was a farmer and worked with his dad on the family farm growing up and until his dad's death in 1965. He and Dorothy had their own farming operation and also owned and operated the Perrin Grocery for several years. He owned an independent insurance agency in Jacksboro for 15 years and returned to full-time farming. His happiest days were working with his wife and daughters on their farm. Weldon loved God and instilled in his children the value of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He also encouraged them to work and to be active in 4-H where life lessons were also learned. He helped them and inspired them with their own projects showing lambs and calves at livestock shows.
Weldon was a member of First Baptist Church Perrin. His legacy is his family and his cheerful spirit, always smiling. He enjoyed life and nature. He and Dorothy enjoyed traveling in their RV and shared may happy memories. He also loved the mountains.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine Seay and husband, Dan, of Mineral Wells, Lyndie Stephens and husband, Alan, of Cowgill, Missouri; the pride and joys of his life, his grandchildren, Rance Seay and wife, Ashley, Dr. Rachel Hunter and husband, Dr. John Hunter, Aaron Stephens and wife, Suzan, and Andrew Stephens; precious great-granddaughter, Vera Mae Stephens; and soon-to-be second great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Mary Clark; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; and extended family and friends.
Weldon loved his family and will be sorely missed by them and his many friends.
The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses at Mineral Wells Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kindred Hospice of Mineral Wells, Comfort Care Hospice of Cameron, Missouri, and special caregivers, Melissa McMinn and Kayla Carter.
If so desired, a memorial by be made to First Baptist Church, Perrin Building Fund, P.O. Box 38, Perrin, TX 76486; or Perrin Memorial Gardens Cemetery, P.O. Box 91, Perrin, TX 76486.
Coker Funeral Home
Published on February 14, 2020


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Mary Sue Casey
Feb 16, 2020
Thinking of you Dorothy and family. He was a wonderful man.
G Caveness
Feb 16, 2020
The photo shows Weldon checking the results of Dwayne's barbecue at the 50-Year Reunion, Perrin HS Class of 1957 in Fredericksburg. Many will miss him.
J. and Gail Beasley
Feb 16, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Weldon's passing. Hugs to you all.
J. and Gail (Zuma)
Feb 15, 2020
What a kind man. He will be missed.