Mr. Norman Dale "Bud" Crandall of Bronson, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
Bud was born Nov. 17, 1929, to the late Frank and Doris Crandall in Graham, Oklahoma. He had challenges early in life--born with a rare eye disease and he lost his mother when he was 5-years-old. He and his late brother, Doyle, farmed for several years together. They were close and remained close throughout their lives.
He went to work for Florida Natural Gas Company. He worked for many years until his eyesight no longer permitted.
Bud began writing to a woman (Margurett) that lived in Kentucky. They wrote each other for 1 1/2 years. He left Texas to drive to Kentucky and had told his dad if all goes well, I will be bringing home a wife. He did just that. They were married Oct. 8, 1960. They had two daughters, Terry and Tina. That’s what started this big wonderful crazy family that we have.
Bud had many hobbies he enjoyed, such as woodworking, fishing, hunting, and playing gospel hymns on his harmonica. He Loved the outdoors. Bud and his wife started a small business venture making and smoking beef jerky. They went to "trade days" in Livingston and Winnie twice a month for many years and were quite successful. Bud would lead worship services at both trade days. It was a special time for him.
Bud took his Christian walk very seriously. He was quick to talk about his Jesus and wanted to know your relationship with the Lord. His prayer always was, "Whatever the Lord's will was, that was what he wanted for his life." He lived a very blessed life. It came with a lot of medical crisis but the Lord carried him through them many times. Bud now has finally heard those words he has worked for... "Well done my good and faithful servant."
His survivors include his wife, Margurett Crandall of Bronson; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Zane Spanhanks of Bronson and Tina and Lynn Barnes of Chester; a sister, Elizabeth Gail Smith of Crosby; 9 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Frank and Doris Crandall; and brothers, Doyle Frank Crandall and Ronald Wayne Crandall.
A celebration of life memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Trinity Baptist Church.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine.