Cecil Ray “Bob” Towler, age 90 of Breckenridge, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at Merriman Cemetery in Ranger, with Rev. Jason Martin officiating.
Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., today, Oct. 9, at Morehart Mortuary.
Cecil Ray Towler was born February 28, 1923 in Duncan, Okla. to parents, James Towler and Bea Pearce Towler
Mr. Towler grew up in Duncan and graduated from Duncan High School.
Following graduation, Mr. Towler enlisted in the United States Army and Army Air Force in 1942 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Mr. Towler married Wilma Jo Fox on May 26, 1951, in Crane.
The Towler's moved to Breckenridge in 1973 from Fort Stockton, where he was a lease operator for Mobil Oil.
Mr. Towler enjoyed woodworking, welding and was known to be a handy man.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters and one daughter, Dolores Springer and one great-grandchild, Madison.
Mr. Towler is survived by three children: Jerry Whitfield and wife Karen of Tioga, Jimmie Mayers of Alvarado, Shelia Hawkins of Fort Worth; two sisters: Clara Dell Patterson of Oklahoma, Linda Keeley and husband of Duncan, Okla.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and his poodle, Pierre.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.
Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.