G.W. was born September 22, 1915, in Eldorado to George Willie and Elizabeth Ann (Daniels) Strawn. He was the youngest of three children. G.W. rode his horse "Pat" everyday to the Lincoln School in Jackson County, where he graduated in 1932. When he got home from school, he worked the farm and took care of the mules his family owned. He played as a pitcher on a men"s baseball team in Eldorado as a young man.
G.W. married Nova Bynum March 17, 1938, in Tipton, Oklahoma. After their marriage, they moved to Texas where he worked in the oil fields for a few years. Their only son, Jim, was born during this time. G.W., Nova, and Jim moved back to Eldorado to live on the family farm. He showed registered polled Hereford cattle, planted cotton and wheat, and just enjoyed farming and ranching in general. He was still plowing the fields up until 2007, when an accidental fall at his great-grandsons" ballgame broke his hip and his farming days came to a halt at the age of 91. G.W. was a longtime member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by his wife, Nova Strawn on August 20, 1991, his parents, two sisters, Eunice Strawn Holt and Alma Strawn, and his only granddaughter, Nicole Strawn, G.W. is survived by his son, Jim Strawn and wife Linda of Eldorado; two grandsons, David Strawn of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and Greg Strawn and wife Lori of Eldorado; four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Berritt, and Lilly Strawn of Eldorado, and Tayler Smith of Hollis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to one"s local FFA Chapter.
Funeral Services for G.W. Strawn will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at the Corinth Baptist Church northwest of Eldorado with Reverend Richard Manning officiating. Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Eldorado.
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Corinth Baptist Church
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