Obituaries

Juan Manuel Hernandez

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Juan Manuel Hernandez (Baby Bull) 67 of San Saba passed away on May 25, 2020, in San Saba, Texas. He was born in San Saba, Texas, to Pioquinto and Evangelina Hernandez on January 26,1953. He attended school in San Saba. He graduated from Abilene Christian University. He was a teacher and football coach at Memorial High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he retired in 2013. Juan was a kind man who always had a smile on his face. His students remember him as a great coach, mentor, and teacher. When the students asked why he stayed teaching in MHS, he would always say it was because he loved the kids at his school. He worked in the NYC program for four years. Juan also worked for Central Texas Manpower, Central Consortium and Central Texas Collage. He had a passion for sports, weightlifting to stay fit, and he loved to go fishing.

Gerald “Jerry” Reavis

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Jerry Reavis, age 86, of San Saba, Texas, passed way on May 21, 2020, in Llano, Texas, in the loving arms of his wife, Charlene. Jerry was born on July 1, 1933, in Locker, Texas, in San Saba County to Raymond and Arba (Salsberry) Reavis. Jerry attended San Saba High School and upon graduation joined the United States Navy. When Jerry returned, he attended and graduated from South Eastern Oklahoma with a Bachelor Science. Jerry married Charlene (Broyles) on July 7, 1979, in Bend, Texas. They made their home there and liked being a part of the Bend Community. Jerry worked for several state agencies including the County of San Saba as Treasurer, and San Saba I.S.D. Jerry loved being outside, and he had a special kitty named O’ Bibber. He also liked to pick pecans, garden, and lay rocks. Jerry was always smiling and talking to everybody; he never met a stranger.

Bob Crim

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Bob Crim, age 50, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020, in San Saba, Texas. Bob was born on April 16, 1970, in San Saba, Texas, to Robert “Edward” Crim and Betty (Mills). Bob attended San Saba Schools where he graduated in 1989, and he loved to play football. He loved to fish in the San Saba River and hunt deer. Bob worked for several businesses in San Saba as an automotive technician.

Alvin Jay Pavey

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Alvin Jay Pavey passed away peacefully at his home in San Saba, Texas, on May 1, 2020, after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by many of those he loved so much. Alvin was born at home, midnight, February 2, 1945, in Lampasas to parents, Jay Pavey and Minnie Welch. He was a gifted guitarist who enjoyed sharing his music. For years he visited area nursing homes to play gospel music for the residents. His talents were also heard at the Gatesville Country Hall of Fame. Alvin loved old country music. He had a deep sense of joy playing gospel songs that projected his Faith in the Lord. He was a kind and bold witness of that Faith to his family and to most anyone he met.

Mary Ruth Lindsey

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Mary Ruth Lindsey, age 77, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on April 29, 2020, in San Saba, Texas, surrounded by her three daughters and those who loved her. Mary was born at home in Liberty Hill, Texas, on August 25, 1942, to Jewel and Dorothy Wilson. She married Archie Lindsey on May 25, 1979, and together they operated Lindsey Electric in San Saba, Texas, for years. Mary enjoyed quilting, sewing, and painting as well as raising birds and rabbits in her earlier years. She loved spending time with her family and was always busy doing some kind of craft. Mary sewed for the public and was also known to do alterations for San Saba Band for many years. She was known to her grandkids, great grandkids, and many others as Mamaw.

Mike Cradduck

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Mike A. Cradduck age 73, of San Saba, Texas, passed away on May 3, 2020, in Marble Falls, Texas. Mike was born on February 9, 1947, in Lubbock, Texas, to James Cradduck and Mozelle (Blair). He attended Tarleton State University where he got a Bachelor of Science to become an Agriculture Teacher and Coach. He taught in Corsicana, Texas, for 30 years and Mildred, Texas, for a short time. Mike married the love of his life, Sherri Escoubas, on December 30, 1971, in Hearne, Texas. Mike enjoyed yard work and hunting.

Barbara Ann Owen Gilger

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Barbara Ann Owen Gilger, 81, of San Saba, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020, after a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born October 1, 1938, in San Saba, Texas. She was the daughter of Kelly and Anita Owen. She graduated from San Saba High School in 1957 where she was greatly loved and recognized as the “Class Favorite” girl. Barbara went on to attend Texas Tech University and Howard Payne University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1961. While at Howard Payne, Barbara met the love of her life, David Gilger. They were united in marriage on June 18, 1960.

Bobby Roy Gossett

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Bobby Roy Gossett passed away on April 3, 2020, in Tow, Texas, at the age of 72. He was born in Llano, Texas on August 29, 1947, to James and Cleo Gossett. Bobby grew up in San Saba and joined the United States Air Force in 1965, where he served four years as a medic. He married his High School sweetheart, Jessie Hulme, on May 27, 1967. Together, Bobby and Jessie had two children, Roy and Vikki. As a family, they loved to travel and go camping. Bobby never met a stranger and was always eager to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. He loved playing cards and dominoes with friends and family. Bobby raised his children in San Antonio, where he was an optician, and then moved to Tow, where he welcomed two grandchildren into the family. Bobby loved to travel and support Heather and Hailey in all of their activities, and was very proud to share stories of their adventures and accomplishments. Bobby loved to golf and fish, and was able to do both quite often.

Mary Sophia Riggs

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Mary Sophia Riggs passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. She was born to Alexander Jefferson House and Mary Ellen (Choate) House in Rising Star, Texas, on May 10, 1921.