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1933 T 2023

T J Crayton

November 25, 1933 — February 10, 2023

T J Crayton, 89, of Sugarland, passed away Monday, February 10, 2023 in Sugarland. He was born November 25, 1933 in Longview, Texas to his late parents, Thomas Jefferson Crayton and Sybil Scott Crayton.

T J had lived in Sugarland for the last two years, previously lived in Dayton and Austin, was a retired HVAC control technician, member of the Baptist faith and Pipefitters Local #211 and was an Air Force veteran. He was involved in the Dayton Historical Society and Dayton Senior Citizens Center, was a professional drummer and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and reading history books.

Mr. Crayton was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Crayton and sisters, Lavaile Crayton and Valerie Morris.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Wanda Crayton; sons, Thomas Jay Crayton and his wife, Denise and Doug Ray Crayton; grandchildren, Justin Crayton and his wife, Renea, Amanda Schafer and her husband, Mani, Nicole Moura and her husband, Ryan and Megan Crayton; great-grandsons, Nolan Schafer and Mason Moura; niece, Mary Gotcher and her husband Joe and many more nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton with Rev. James Langston officiating.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 1403 N. Cleveland, Dayton, Texas 77535, 936-258-5300.

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1304 N Cleveland St, Dayton, TX 77535

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