Charles  Renfro
Charles Melvin "Lum" Renfro, 84, a longtime Dawson resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Lum was born Aug. 7, 1934 in Waco to Dewey and Jennie (Miller) Renfro. He lived most of his life in Dawson and was a 1952 graduate of Dawson High School where he was a multi-sport athlete. Lum worked for Texas Telephone and Telegraph and later served as the Tax Assessor/Collector for Dawson ISD as well as being the groundskeeper for the school district and took great pride in the grooming of the football field in particular. He was active in community affairs and served as the Mayor of Dawson. He was also a proud veteran having served his country in the Army and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann (King) Renfro of Dawson; daughter, Robin Harkins of Dawson; two sons, Colin "Bud" Renfro and wife, Kim of Dawson and Darren Renfro and wife, Jana of Waxahachie; four grandchildren, Jordan Renfro of Dallas, Nicholas Renfro of Mount Vernon, Parker Renfro of Waxahachie and Peyton Renfro of Waxahachie; brother, Bill Renfro and wife, Babe of Coppell; mother-in-law, Ima King of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Brenda King of Tyler; several nephews and other extended family members; a host of wonderful friends and his beloved dog, Charley Rufus. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with interment to follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. Ronald Wilson and Texas Home Health for their support and compassionate care. Please sign the memorial guestbook for Lum at Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Published on August 15, 2018


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