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Willette Rosson

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Lindsay Willette Rosson, 82, of Crockett, passed away on Sunday, September 15th in Crockett, TX. Willette was born September 24, 1936 in the Wesley Chapel Community to parents Chester Arthur Rosson and Hattie Mae Rosson. He graduated from Latexo High School in 1954. After moving to Dallas, he met and married his wife of 63 years, Hattie Annette Chapman, on July 20, 1956 in Dallas, TX.

Willette furthered his education during his tenure at Lakewood Bank in Dallas, graduating from The University of Wisconsin NABAC School, where he was President of his graduating Class of 1968. He attended the University Of Oklahoma School Of Commercial Lending and the School of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University.

Willette had a distinguished career in banking for over 35 years in the Dallas area. He entered the banking business at Lakewood Bank & Trust. He briefly left the bank for an opportunity as a Lineman at Dallas Power & Light before returning to Lakewood Bank 3 years later. He was responsible for operations and eventually became Vice President during his eleven years at Lakewood Bank. He advanced his career by moving to Oak Cliff Bank & Trust as VP of Operations and later to Prestonwood National Bank where he held the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, and Secretary to The Board of Directors. He partnered with an investment group to purchase Allen State Bank where he served as President. This bank later sold to Texas American Bank, where he continued as President for nine years.

He was involved in numerous civic organizations in Allen, TX. He served as the Director of The Rotary Club of Allen, the President of Allen Chamber of Commerce, and President of Allen Industrial Foundation. Other community involvement included committee leadership with the Collin County Planning Board, Allen Main Street Studies, the United Way, Boy Scout Fund Drive, and Allen Independent School District Teacher of the Year.

In 1989, he realized his dream of retiring to his hometown of Crockett, TX. He loved his family life, worshipping and serving in the church, and he had a passion for the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the country life of raising cattle, driving his tractor, baling hay, working in the garden, and harvesting pecans.

In retirement, Willette served as Master Mason and member of the Lothrop Lodge No. 21 and President of the Consolidated Water Board in Crockett. He and Annette are long time members of Grace Street Church of Christ, Crockett and Richardson East Church of Christ in the Dallas area. He taught adult Bible Study classes and served as a Deacon at Grace Street until his health declined with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Willette is survived by his wife, Hattie Annette Rosson,; daughter, Karen Moore and husband Mike, daughter, Teresa Lucas and husband John, both of Peoria, AZ; son, Michael Andrew (Andy) Rosson and wife Julie Annette of Crockett; grandchildren, Kendall Wayne Moore, Connor Rosson Moore and wife Allison Kay, Alexander Ross Lucas, Lauren Olivia Lucas, Avery Annette Lucas, Yeva April Rosson, and Stella Augustine Rosson; great-grandchildren, Jayla, Kaia, Mariah Moore; sister, Loveta Wood of Houston and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Chester Arthur and Hattie Mae Rosson; brother, Chester Clyde Rosson and wife Selma; sister, Vera Dishongh and husband Herman; sister, LaVerne Logsdon and husband Arlie (Shug); brother, Charles Edward Rosson and brother in law, John Wood.

Services to be held at Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett, TX on Saturday, September 21 at 11 am with visitation at 10 am, officiated by Brother Tony Dominguez. Pallbearers: Mac Dishongh, John and Alex Lucas, Mike, Kendall and Connor Moore. Interment at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Association, 3776 FM 229, Crockett, TX 75835.

Online condolences can be made at www.callawayallee.com

 

CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME

5 Comments
  1. Annette and family’ I am so sorry for your loss. I know that it has been so hard on all of you but you kept the faith and kept on living. Annette and I go way back so I feel like I know this family very well. Know that I love you and am keeping you in my prayers love Wanda

  2. So sorry for your loss thinking of ya’ll RIP uncle Willett

  3. Annette and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, we will miss seeing Mr.Rosson and you at dinner time. Praying God comfort and peace during this time and the days ahead.

    In Him

    Sheila Ross and Winsel Salmon

  4. On behalf of myself, Bryan, Emilee and Paige, we wish to share our deepest, most sincere sympathy and love to the entire Rosson family. From reading the above, Mr. Rosson was blessed with a successful career in banking, he gave generously of his time and commitment to others, and he had a wonderful large family that I am certain gave him great pride and happiness. I hope the Rosson family takes comfort in the fact that he lived a long, full life, with many successes and accomplishments, and certainly had many opportunities of having positive impact on others as a Rotarian, Mason, and Christian. We are personal friends with Teresa and Karen, and their families. Although we have not had the pleasure of meeting their brother Andy, nor Mrs. Rosson, based on our friendship with Teresa and Karen, we understand the legacy Mr. Rosson left with his family with instilling such values of love, respect, tradition, family commitment, kindness, and generosity. Mr. Rosson is sure to be honored and remembered for many years to come, through those who loved him.

    Our condolences to you.

    Love,
    Donna, Bryan, Emilee and Paige

  5. Mrs. Rosson and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Rosson’s passing. He raised an amazing family with strong values. May the memories comfort you during this difficult time. Hugs, Debbie

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