Class of 1956

1956 Maroon SpotlightAlbert Cawood
Albert Cawood

F.F.A. 53-56, Wrestling 53-54.

Albert Earl Cawood

March 23, 1938 – February 15, 1999

Albert Cawood, 60, was retired from the Armed Forces and was a Vietnam Veteran.

He was born March 23, 1938, on a farm near Orlando, OK, the son of Howard James and Tollie Lena (Leach) Cawood.

Cawood died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Stormant-Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Church of the Christ in Perry. Rev. Duane Springer will officiate and burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.

Cawood was engaged to be married to Esther Martha Wagner Smith. He has been a truck driver for HEB Grocery Company, J. B. Hunt and National Freight; and had lived in Texas before returning to Perry.

Cawood attended the Perry Church of Christ and was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Perry Lodge No. 2629.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for heart research.

Survivors, in addition to hi fiancée, Ester Smith, include two daughters, Davita Cannizzaro, Suisun City, CA, and Linda Proft, San Antonio, TX; one son, David Cawood, Falls Church, VA; two brothers, Marvin Cawood, Oklahoma City, and James Cawood, Springfield, MO; two sisters, Willa Dell Rossio and Leigh ”Clove” Harrison, both of St. Charles, MO; three grandchildren; and his fiancée’s son, Paul Smith, Perry, and his fiancée’s daughter, Adele Springer, Bayard, NM.

Casket bearers will be David Cannizzaro, David Cawood, Bob Bolay, Ken Box, Larry Jarrett and Clarence Rolling. Richard Dunford is honorary bearer.

Cawood was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren.