William Dittmar Rawlings, rancher in Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas, departed from this life on May 30, 2019.

He was born June 15, 1937 in Fredericksburg, Texas to the parents Harper Rawlings and Lydia Dittmar. Mr. Rawlings graduated from Marfa High School, served in the Air Force from 1956 – 1958, and graduated from Sul Ross State University.

He married Syree Payne on July 29, 1960, and is survived by children Twila S. Gleason, Trudy M. Rawlings; grandchildren Kara S. Crisp and husband Emmitt Crisp, David D. Dougan, Paden C. Higgins and wife Katherine Higgins, Hunter C Higgins; great-grandchildren Jaycee Crisp, Reid Crisp, Tiffany Crisp, Brittany Crisp, Tyler Higgins, Christian Higgins, Katherine Higgins, William Higgins; and brothers Robert “Bob” Rawlings and Kenneth Rawlings and wife Gina Rawlings and numerous cousins and friends.

One of his greatest loves was his horse Tom. He enjoyed his travels to Mexico, Peru, and Spain. He also had a love for scuba diving, playing guitar, and stock shows.

Visitation will be all day on Friday, June 14 at the Shaffer Pioneer Funeral Home in San Angelo with the family present from 6-8pm. Graveside services will be held at 10am Saturday, June 15 at the Rawlings Ranch Cemetery in Robert Lee, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home, and online condolences can be made at www.shafferpioneer.com.

The Big Bend Sentinel

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