VisitationHainesville Baptist Church
Mineola, Texas 75773
Funeral services for Donald Lee âDonâ Cranford, 72, of Pine Mills, TX are scheduled for 11 A.M. Friday, May 10 at the Hainesville Baptist Church with Brother Terry Davis officiating under direction of Lowe Funeral Home of Quitman. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church. Graveside service will be held Saturday, May 11 at Rolling Oaks Cemetery in Coppell, TX at 10 A.M.
Don was born February 19, 1947 in Dallas, TX to Vernon Lee and Clara Mae Haverkorn Cranford and died May 6, 2019 in Quitman. He was a retired civil engineer working for the City of Dallas 24 years, Dallas County 12 years, and for the Texas Department of Transportation 5 years. Don earned his bachelorâs degree in Civil Engineering and was a registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas, was an Eagle Scout, and loved to fish, hunt, and build things.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons Corbin Thompson, Logan Seals, Hadley Seals, Connor Hargrove, Mason Hargrove, Hunter Romer, and Jordan Verastique.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rebecca Jean Cranford; and brother-in-law, Willis Dingess, Jr.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Marsha Elaine Cranford, of Pine Mills; daughter Catherine Denise Cranford and spouse Andrea of Poplarville, MS; step-daughters Melanie Thompson of Flower Mound and Michelle Hargrove and fiancÃ© Eric Burisky of Grapevine; step son, Russ Seals and wife Karen of Grapevine; sister Barbara Ruth âBobbieâ Dingess of Richardson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Alma and Ronald Montgomery of Hot Springs, AR; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.