Obit Star-Courier, 5 Nov 1925, Page 1
  "J.H. Rasor Passes Away  J.H. Rasor died at his home in the Rowlett community this morning following a several weeks illness.  He was an early settler and successful farmer of that section.  He was the father of Postmaster, C.D. Rasor, of this city.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press hour."
 
Obit Star-Courier, 12 Nov 1925, Page 1
"ANOTHER LONG TIME CITIZEN PASSES AWAY JOHN RASOR HAD BEEN RESIDENT OF COLLIN COUNTY FOR HALF CENTURY
 
John H. Rasor, veteran farmer and extensive land owner of Southwest Collin, died last Thursday forenoon at his home four and on-half miles west of Allen after a period of several months' illness.  His death had been expected for several days and his children and other relatives were all at his bedside when he passed away.  The deceased was one of the most extensive and successful farmers our county has ever had and accumulated nearly twenty-two hundred acres of land in the county, all lying almost in a solid body.
 
NATIVE OF INDIANA  The deceased was born November 22, 1849, in the state of Indiana.  He moved from that state to Kentucky and then to Iowa and from the latter stated in 1883 he came to Texas and rented the farm on which he died, from the late Senator James. R. Gough.  He later bought the farm and much other land surrounding it.  At the time of his death he was 75 years, 11 months and 1 days old.  He was married in Meade county, Kentucky, to Miss Mary Ratchford, a cousin of W.W. Stiff of McKinney.  She died six years ago. Mr. Rasor and wife came from Iowa to Texas forty-two years ago.  They came to McKinney with W.W. Stiff and wife, when the latter first moved to Texas.  The deceased made an unusual success at farming and gradually extended his farming and stock raising operations, making money at the business and prudently investing it in land in the same neighborhood.  He was the father of twelve children, ten sons and two daughters, nine of whom survive as follows:  Willis, John S., Ernest, Jesse, Boss, Carl and C.D. Rasor and the two daughters are Miss Lucy Rasor, a music teacher of McKinney and Miss Debby Rasor at home who tenderly cared for her father in his old age and feebleness assisted by three of her single brothers:  Jess, Boss and Carl Rasor, all at home also.  C.D. Rasor is the present Post Master at Plano.  The three children dead were boys, Willie, Frank and Con Rasor.  Two of them, Con and Frank Rasor were married and left families when they died.  The deceased is also survived by one brother William T. Rasor of Crowell, Texas who was at his bedside when he passed away.  His only surviving sister, Mrs. George Summers, of Oklahoma City was not able to come to her brother's bedside.  He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, several of them he was raising after the death of their father.  The deceased was a director of the Allen National Bank and a stockholder and director in other enterprises and business ventures.  He was regarded as a man of untiring industry and zeal, of ruggedly honest character and shrewd man in all his arming and other business enterprises in which he engaged.  His funeral was held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at Rowlett church conducted by Re. J. Ben Snider, after which his remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground in that cemetery.  The passing of this widely and favorable known Collin county citizen will cause regrets and sorrow in many hearts.  He was a generous hearted neighbor, loyal friend, and a man who believed ardently in supporting his country, it's laws and who practiced the golden rule in all dealings with mankind in every relation of life.  The pall bears were the seven surviving sons and Frank Cothes.  Many beautiful floral offerings cover all his newly made mound and evidenced the high esteem and respect in which he was held by his numerous relatives and friends."