Van Alstyne Public Library-genealogy records
Thursday, January 11, 1996
Leland Strawn of Dorchester, 54-year-old lifelong farmer and rancher,
died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, in Dallas.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Friendship Methodist
church in Sherman, with the Rev. Jeffery Pruitt of the church officiating.
Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.
Mr. Strawn was born on June 28, 1941, in Sherman, the son of Ernest
and Leona Taylor Strawn. He was a 1959 graduate of Sherman High School.
He married Linda Groner on June 30, 1971, in Sherman.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Martinek, Ben Barton, Tony Dudley, Charlie
Hill, David Catching and Mike Edwards.
Honorary pallbearers will be L.O. Croft, Ronnie Hunt, Robert Catching,
Dr. Joe Stout, Phillip Wildman and Louis Groner.
Surviving are his wife, Linda of Dorchester; sons, Chandler, Spencer
and Brent Strawn, all of Dorchester; daughter, Ruth Ann Strawn of Dorchester;
father, Ernest Strawn of Sherman; brothers, E.B. and Taylor Strawn, both
of Dorchester; sisters, Lucy Walker of Amarillo and Linda Russell of Dallas;
aunts, Josie Allen of Crosby, Winona Clements and Annie Cumming, both of
Sherman, and Ola Brown of Dorchester; and uncles, Jack and T.L. Taylor
The family was at Waldo Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday,
and other times, they will be at the residence.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Methodist Church.