Dateline: March 16, 2006
McCord, age 96, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Anson, Texas.
firefighter honors were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in the
First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Norman Rushing, Baptist minister
from Childress, officiating. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon
with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.
McCord was born March
16, 1909, in Howe, Texas, and was a Clarendon resident for more than 66
years. He married Frances Marie Hearn on August 13, 1939, in Groom. He had
been a farmer and rancher, worked at a local service station, ran a milk
delivery route, and managed a local lumberyard at various times throughout
his life before his retirement.
He was a devoted
member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department for more than 60 years,
having held several offices and was in charge of many projects throughout
his membership. He was a former member of the city council and a former
member of the Elks Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church,
where he had served in various capacities including church treasurer.
He was preceded in
death by his wife, Frances, on January 18, 1997.
He is survived by two
daughters, Mary Louise Morrow, and husband, John Tom, of Littlefield, and
Sue Hardy of Canyon; one son, Lloyd Lynn McCord, and wife, Jessica, of
Hawley, Texas; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were T.W.
McAnear, Jiggs Mann, Jim Roberts, Ray Pinkerton, Buddy Wootten, and Burl
Hollar. Honorary bearers were the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department
The family requests
that memorials be made to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box
364, Clarendon, Texas 79226-0346.
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