GRANGER,, DICK BUCKINGHAM Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on November 10, 2007. Dick was born November 11, 1917 to his late parents Eleanor Buckingham and Elbert Garry Granger. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Frances Lillian Granger, Aunt Mary Buckingham and brother Garry Granger. Survived by his daughter and son in law Debbie and Jim Moore, son Richard B. Granger. Grandchildren James Richard Moore and wife Melissa, Richard B. Granger, II and Brianna L. Granger, nieces and nephews. Dick was born in Dallas and attended Woodrow Wilson High School where he was a member of the R.O.T.C. Dick received a degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University then joined the US Army where he was stationed in Europe during World War II. Dick retired from the army reserve in 1967 as a LT. Colonel. Dick retired from Gifford Hill American in 1987 after 25 years of service and was member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dick began running at the age of 50 and was a member of the Cross Country Club of Dallas, he completed 46 marathons as well as numerous duathalons and races. Dick was an active member of the Church of the Incarnation for over 50 years serving the church in various roles over the years. Dick began helping families in need from the surrounding neighborhood in the 1960's, which evolved into the Dick Granger Neighborhood Ministry at the Church of the Incarnation. Services will be held at the Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave. Dallas, Texas, Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 10:00am. Memorials in lieu of flowers to charity of choice. Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home (214) 340-8008
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2007.