Ralph Cawley

Ralph Houston Cawley, age 72 of Bogata died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center of Clarksville. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday, October 3 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bogata with Phillip Rolen, Rev. Mark Jones and Rev. Daniel Hines officiating. Interment will be at the Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends beginning at 6pm Tuesday at the First Assembly of God .

Mr. Cawley was born March 3, 1940 in Glendale, Texas the son of Loyd H. and Eula Anderson Cawley. On October 3, 1959 he married Bobbie Lee Roach in Bogata. He was a long standing member of Bogata Community and First Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Lee Cawley of Bogata; two daughters, Becky Lum and husband, Vincent of Bogata and Kristi Cawley of Dallas; one sister, Geneva Cole of Houston and one brother, Billy Burl Cawley and wife, Randi of Bogata; four grandsons, Phillip Rolen and wife, Amie of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Aaron Rolen of Dallas, Aaron Lum and wife, Casey of Allen and Levi Lum of Bogata; a granddog, Pete; 5 great grandchildren, Kaidy, Abby, London, Delaney and Bella; brother-in-law, Don Roach and wife, Gayle of Bogata; two sisters-in-law, Martha Pirtle and husband, Ed of Longview and Mollie Ann Williams and husband, Mike of Bogata; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Nita Redding and two brothers-in-law, Charles Cole and David Townes.

The family has requested memorials be given to Bogata First Assembly of God Church at P.O. Box 628, Bogata, TX 75417 or the Bogata First Responders, P.O. Box 528, Bogata, TX 75417.

Online condolences may be sent to www.woodfuneralhomes.com


  1. David Short says:

    To the family of Ralph Cawley:
    I am so sorry for your loss; he was a good man, and a good friend of mine, and many others in town.
    We all know he is in a better place; however, all who knew him will still miss him.

  2. Randy and Lorrie Lemme says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Bro. Ralph. May the peace of God be with you during this time. He certainly will be missed in Bogata. He was such a blessing to many. You are in our prayers. Randy and Lorrie Lemme

  3. Sammy and Elizabeth Hamm says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  4. Sharon Greer says:

    We are sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Cawley. He sang so sweetly at Momma’s Celebration two years ago; we were blessed. For his family we pray that God will provide peace and comfort.

    Clint, Sharon, and Hollie Greer

  5. Anita Fox says:

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know Ralph will be missed greatly by the family and community. He has brought many a smile and chuckle to those lucky enough to know him. I know he has helped many in their time of need; and will be long remembered for his contributions to the community. Please remember he is enjoying the rewards of heaven and watching over you. Take care.

    Anita Fox

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