Obituary and Services for E. B. Raley

By Vivian Christensen on Dec. 19, 2019 at 09:11 AM

E.B. Raley of Crawford passed away suddenly Tuesday evening Dec. 17, 2019, at the age of 90.  A memorial visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Friday Dec. 19, 2019, at Crawford United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday Dec. 21, 2019, at Crawford United Methodist Church with Rev. Robyn Young officiating.

Mr. Raley was born March 29, 1929, in Valley Mills, Texas, the son of the late Elzie Berry Raley, Sr. and Zuma Annie (Odle) Raley.  E.B. was a 1947 graduate of Valley Mills High School and continued his education at Baylor University and Mississippi College.  On Dec. 17, 1954, he married Francis Ann Walker in Crawford.  During the Korean Conflict, he served his country in the United States Army in the tank division for a few years.

Mr. Raley was a longtime active member of Crawford United Methodist Church where he served on various committees through the years.  E.B. raised sheep dogs and was a member of the Texas Sheep Dog Association for about thirty-nine years.  Out of those years, he served as president and gained a lifetime membership.  Through the years, he enjoyed horses, writing, admiring wild flowers and various types of rocks.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, one sister and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Francis Raley;  two sons, Berry Raley and wife Marda, Charles “Chuck” Raley and wife Ronda; three daughters, Janet Schmalriede and husband Terry, Darlene Hodde and husband Roger, Maria “Chiqui” Sanchez; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

For those desiring, the family has suggested Crawford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 209, Crawford, Texas 76638 or Cal Farley Boys Ranch, 600 SW 11th Ave. Amarillo, Texas 79101, for memorial contributions.

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