Orval E. Cragle Jr.

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Orval E. Cragle Jr., a resident of Benson, Ariz., since 1971, passed away on July 14, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born March 13, 1931, in Hunlock Creek. He was a son of the late Orval E. and Mildred D. Briggs Cragle Sr.

He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first class for the Army Security Agency after serving 20 years repairing vehicles in the motor pool division.

His love of cars led to Ford Motor Co., where he was employed until retirement. He was a member of the Benson VFW and enjoyed listening to audio books, watching animal shows and listening to old-time country music.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a brother, Arthur L. Cragle.

He is survived by his six children, Orval E. Cragle III and his wife, Cynthia; Laura Cragle Hatch and her husband, Gordon; Paul M. Cragle and his wife, Lisa; Teddy A. Cragle; Marie C. Cragle and Chris A. Cragle; stepchildren, Eric Norton and his wife, Barbara; Melinda Norton and her partner, Diane; and Tammy Bleil and her husband, Mark; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Cora Hoagland, Sweet Valley; and brother Alvin Cragle, Lehman.

The entire family is very thankful for the loving care our brother Teddy gave to Dad for the past few years.

A service was held on July 19 at the Angel Valley Funeral Home, 2545 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson.
Published in Times Leader on July 31, 2013
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