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1926 Red 2022

Claudie Ray Gruben

March 11, 1926 — March 8, 2022


Funeral Service for Claudie Ray "Red" Gruben, Sr. will be held at 2 pm Friday, March 11, 2022, at Brownfield Funeral Home Chapel.

C.R. was born on March 11, 1926 in Rotan to Epkie and Minnie Gruben. He served in the Navy during WWII. He played Wahoo with his children every chance he got and had a tendency not to lose. He enjoyed gardening, tending to his cows and chickens and working on old tractors. C.R. was retired from Terry County Road Maintenance. Although he was retired, he still got up early every morning and cooked breakfast for him and his dogs. C.R. was preceded in death by wife, Billie Jo Gruben; 2 sons, Claudie, Jr. and Epkie Lee Gruben; daughter, Sherry Kay Gruben; 4 brothers; 2 sisters and 5 grandchildren.

C.R. is survived by his son, Carl Gruben and wife Jan of Brownwood; daughter, JoAnna Dawson and husband Gary of Brownfield; 10 grandchildren; 12 great- great grandchildren; 2 great- great- great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


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Friday, March 11, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Brownfield Funeral Home

120 W. Tate, Brownfield, TX 79316

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