Ray Clawson, age 94 of Gatesville, formerly of the Owl Creek community, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022 in Gatesville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Blake Kimbrough officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Flint Creek Cemetery.
Ray Clawson was born on December 25, 1927 in the Pleasant Ridge community near Flat in Coryell County, to the late James Franklin and Julia Josephine Doolittle Clawson. He graduated from Flat High School in 1945. In May of 1945, he entered the US Army Air Corp and served until his discharge in 1946. He married Joy Wall on Thanksgiving Day of 1947. He worked for Fletcher Enterprises, Blackland Grain and Storage, and owned and operated Clawson Incorporated. He served as a director of Texas Bank in Temple. He also farmed and ranched in the Owl Creek community. He and his brothers owned and operated Triple C Realty. He was a member of the Bell County Sheriffs Posse. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Flat.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Joy Clawson; and two brothers, two sisters, five half-brothers and two half-sisters.
Mr. Clawson is survived by his sons, Jamie Clawson and wife, Kim; John Clawson and wife, Natalie; brother, Judge J. F. Clawson; sister, Nova Festervan; five grandchildren, Charis Clawson and husband, Matthew Meador, David Clawson and wife, Savannah, Joy Anne Clawson and husband, Brett Johnson, Sarah Clawson, and Lena Clawson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Flat, P.O. Box 87, Flat, TX 76526 or Flat Community Center, P.O. Box 61, Flat, TX 76526.