Gary Rodman Cranor

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Gary Rodman Cranor, 73, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on May 21, 1940, in Owensboro, Kentucky, as the only child of Mabel Whitaker Cranor and Louis Rodman Cranor. He had been a longtime resident of Beaumont and was a charter member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Sally Cranor of Beaumont; daughters, Ann Bernard and her husband, Donald, of Beaumont and Susan Breitling and her husband, Daniel, of Hendersonville, Tennessee; sons, William Cranor and his wife, Valarie, of Austin and David Cranor and his wife, Allyson, of Washington, D.C.; and grandchildren, Carey Cranor, Joseph Bernard, Meghan Bernard, Parker Breitling, Ryan Breitling, Molly Breitling, Jackson Cranor, Graham Cranor, and Isaac Cranor. He is also survived by his Godmother, Cece Currie; and many other beloved extended family members. A gathering of Mr. Cranor's family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil to follow at 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2013, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. In death, as in life, he wanted to give of himself to help others, he accomplished this again by donating his body to The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Cranor's name to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church Prison Ministry, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706; Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Southeast Texas Chapter 292, 2115 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701; or Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, 5950 Kelly Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707. Complete and updated information may be found at

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Broussard's Mortuary
1605 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX 77713
(409) 866-3838
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 5, 2013
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