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From: "cathy shelley" <>
Subject: [GANNAWAY] Obit
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 20:20:41 -0600


Dallas, TX
06/04/2000

W. P. Gannaway

GANNAWAY W.P. ``PAT'' age 84, died unexpectedly Sunday June 4, 2000. He was
born in Whitney, Texas on February 3, 1916. Pat was a member of Hyde Park
Baptist Church. Pat graduated from Whitney High School and later attended
Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He moved to Dallas,
Texas where he was a city police officer until he entered the Army through
the Selective Service in September, 1942. He was commissioned a second
lieutenant at the Army Engineer Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir,
Virginia on July 7, 1943 and assigned to the 328th Engineer Combat Battalion
of the 103rd Infantry Division, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He went overseas
with this division as a platoon leader of 3rd Plt, Company A, 328th Engineer
Combat Battalion. While with this division he was awarded a Bronze Star
Medal and one Oak Leak Cluster for his contribution to the successful
completion of the division's mission as reflected in general orders 44 and
142, 103rd Infantry Division, 1945. After the 103rd Division captured
Innsbruck, Austria he was transferred to the 45th Infantry Division and
designated company commander of Company A, 120th Engineer Combat Battalion.
When the 45th Division was demobilized he was placed on inactive status as a
captain CE-AUS. He returned to the Dallas Police Department but continued
his military training in the USAR. He transferred to the Army Intelligence
Service and retired as a lieutenant colonel Al-USAR on February 3, 1976. He
also retired from the Dallas Police Department with the rank of Director in
July 1971. After retirement he moved to Austin, Texas and became Coordinator
Against Organized Crime for the Criminal Justice Department. He served in
this position until he retired in 1978. He was preceded in death by Betty
Gannaway in 1977 and by his daughter, Lynne Gannaway in 1984. He is survived
by his wife, Lucille Gannaway of Austin; daughter, Patsy Celman and husband,
Vic of Houston; son, Billy Gannaway and wife, Carolyn of Cedar Park; Linda
Dooley of Bryan, Texas; grandchildren, Stephanie Hart and husband Justin of
Highland Park, New Jersey, Melissa Patsley of Austin. The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 from 6:00 p.m. to - 8:00p.m. at
Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar. Services will be at 11:00 a.m.,
Thursday, June 8, 2000 in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home,
with Reverend Paul Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at
Cook-Walden/Capital Parks. Military graveside honors conducted by local
veterans associations. For those desiring, memorials may be made to your
favorite charity. Cook-Walden Funeral Home Austin, Tx 512-454-5611

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