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Jan 10, 1934 - Feb 7, 2014 EDMOND "Having fought the good fight and finished the race, and having kept the faith," Jack Doyle Rawdon, age 80 years, passed from this journey to the next in his home, with his family by his side, in Edmond, OK, on Friday, February 7, 2014. Jack was born to Charles Irwin and Grace Maude (Fout) Rawdon, who predeceased him. He was born in Stroud, OK on January 10, 1934. After graduating from Denver City HS in Texas, Jack proudly served in the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged, he went on to earn a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University as well as earning the highly coveted and prestigious designation of Professional Engineer (P.E.). During his career, Jack worked for a number of prominent oil and gas companies in both Texas and Oklahoma. Following a successful career as an oil and gas executive, Jack went on to utilize his artistic and creative talents during his so-called retirement as a professional home builder and award winning wood carver. Jack is survived by the love of his life and bride of 59 years, Mary (Bailey) Rawdon. He was predeceased by infant son, Danny Shane Rawdon. He is honored by his beloved son, Jackie Charles Rawdon, and daughter-in-law Dr. Andrea (Key) Rawdon; as well as, his most adored and favorite daughter, Terri Lynn McCaleb, and son-in-law, Caleb McCaleb. Always a great source of pride and abundant love and always their biggest (and usually most vocal) sports fan are his seven grandchildren: Melissa Ann Fair and husband, Dr. Richard "Deuce" Fair, of Gainesville, FL; Andrew Charles Rawdon and wife Diana, of Edmond, OK; Brett Thomas Rawdon, of Oklahoma City; Joshua Carter McCaleb, of Edmond; Braden Rawdon McCaleb, of Dallas, TX; Kylie Lynn McCaleb, of Edmond; and Elizabeth Key Rawdon, of Edmond. Precious and delightful gifts are Jack`s four great-grandchildren, Savannah Ann Fair, Ethan Charles Rawdon, Cameron Presley Fair, and Kathryn Grace Rawdon. He will also be missed by sisters: Joy Rawdon Rutledge, of Albuquerque, NM; and Janice Rawdon Scott, of DeSoto, TX. Jack is the nephew of Aline (Fout) Orcutt, of Yukon, OK; and cousin, Sherry (Rawdon) Connelly, of Wellston, OK. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12 at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond. The funeral service will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church on February 13, 2014, 2 p.m. with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by phone to the , 1.800.DIABETES (1.800.342.2383) or by mail. To read a more detailed life story or to leave condolences for the "Rawdon Family," please visit www.crawfordfuneralservice.com www.crawfordfuneralservice.com
Published in The Oklahoman from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2014
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