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Reagan James Caraway, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1941
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1993
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Rites for Reagan Caraway Jr., interior designer, are today

Services for Reagan James Caraway Jr., an interior designer who specialized in the classical French and English schools of design, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Caraway, 52, died of an accidental fall Saturday at his Dallas home.

The Tyler native's interest in interior design was sparked during his early teens while visiting antebellum mansions in the South and the chateaux and historical estates of Europe.

He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1959 and studied at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Parsons School of Design in New York and Europe.

In his early 20s, Mr. Caraway's collection of slides depicting period architecture and design was the most extensive on file with the Library of Congress.

In 1967, he was presented with the French Medallion of Honor for his work with the decorative arts of the Napoleanic Empire.

Mr. Caraway received an award in 1993 for his work in the historical preservation of Natchez, Miss., where he refurbished Lans-downe Plantation, restored a bedroom at Stanton Hall and refurbished bedrooms at Longwood.

His work has been featured in many periodicals, including Architectural Digest, Texas Homes, Interior Design, Dallas-Fort Worth Home & Garden and in the current issue of Southern Accents.

Survivors include two sisters, Kathryne Rene Neitzel of Dallas and Geneva Lege of Middleberg, Va.; a brother, Lloyd Caraway of Dallas; and his stepmother, Kathryne Bell Mangold of Dallas.

Memorials may be made to Sir Victor Sasson (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, P.O. Box N1706, Nassau, Bahamas, or to the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, P.O. Box 4872, Jackson, Miss. 39216.

Dallas Morning News, The (TX), November 23, 1993, HOME FINAL, 20A

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Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Pioneer Garden
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Record added: Jul 19, 2013
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Reagan James Caraway, Jr
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