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In Memory of

Walter Robert Crain

October 29, 1939 - September 7, 2017

Obituary


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Robert Crain, known as "Butch" to his friends and family ,on September 7th, 2017, he was 77 years old.
Butch was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on 10/29/1939 and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1957 where he was Co-Captain of the Highland Park Baseball Team that went to state in 1957. His many Baseball honors include, All State in 1956, First Team All District 1955, 1956, 1957 and All American Greater Dallas his junior and senior years....

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Walter Robert Crain, known as "Butch" to his friends and family ,on September 7th, 2017, he was 77 years old.
Butch was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on 10/29/1939 and raised in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1957 where he was Co-Captain of the Highland Park Baseball Team that went to state in 1957. His many Baseball honors include, All State in 1956, First Team All District 1955, 1956, 1957 and All American Greater Dallas his junior and senior years. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin where he played baseball for the Texas Longhorns and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
He was president of Two States Oil Company which was founded by his father, John Calvin Crain.
He raised four daughters and spent so much of his time involved in their activities and also loved fishing, hunting, and camping with his friends and had many great memories at Possum Kingdom Lake!
For many of us who have known him, we felt very blessed to have him in our lives and he left a legacy. He was our rock and hero and we will love him forever. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Henderson Crain of 52 years, his daughters, Cheryl Crain Johnson of Coppell, Monette Crain of Dallas, Collette Crain Wolff of University Park and Ashley Crain of Dallas, his grandchildren Samantha Crain Johnson of Austin and Tripp and Garrison Wolff of University Park, and two surviving brothers, Michael Crain of University Park and Charles Crain of Austin, TX. Butch was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Piggott, father, John Calvin Crain Sr., sister, Patricia Crain and brother, John Calvin Crain Jr..
A memorial in celebration of Butch's life will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 1:30pm, Highland Park Presbyterian Church located at 3821 University Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75205.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Autism Speaks, Inc.