Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1930

J.T. Belknap J.T. BELKNAP of Killeen, TX, passed away on July 16, 2009, three days short of his 97th birthday. Jay was born in Carbon, TX, on July 19, 1912. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1930 at Ranger, TX and married Inez Pounds (RHS-1936) in Ranger, TX, in July of 1938. They had been married for 69 years when Inez passed away on February 12, 2008. A longtime resident of Irving, Texas, J.T. worked as a welder for Lone Star Gas Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1972 as a construction superintendent. After retirement, he and Inez moved to Cedar Creek Lake, where they loved to fish and garden and were actively involved in the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City. In 2000, they then moved to Killeen and became active in Skyline Baptist Church. At the time of his death, J.T. was survived by children, Virginia Cowley (RHS-1957) of Houston, Janice Odom (Jim) of Edinburg, Jim Belknap (Pat) of Fort Worth, and Judy Parker (Mike) of Killeen; sisters, Jo Hans (RHS-1939) of San Antonio, Norma Jetton (Kenneth) of Clovis, NM, and Delpha Potter (Bill) of Belton; and brother- in-law Adron Pounds of Arlington. He is also survived by grand- children, Jeff Cowley (Kim), Bruce Cowley (Aimee), Jenny Berkheimer (Kenny), Jim Odom (Jamie), Gail Hutchinson (Donny), John Parker (Liz), Bryan Parker (Katrina) & Katy Parker; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Inez, he also was preceded in death by parents John & Ruda Belknap, son Jerry Belknap (RHS-1959), daughter Linda, brother Melvin Belknap (RHS-1930), and sisters Lorene Belknap Akers (RHS-1927) and Veda Belknap Parrack (RHS-1934). DAUGHTER: NORMA JEAN BELKNAP JETTON, 89, of Clovis, NM passed from this life peacefully on April 19, 2017, at her home with burial at the Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clovis, NM. She was born on July 29, 1927, to the home of the late John & Sim Ruda Virgie (Lauderdale) Belknap in Ranger, TX. She graduated from grade school at Ranger in the Class of 1944 but no records found that she attended Ranger High School. She married Kenneth Jetton in Oct. of 1969, in Seminole, TX. Norma loved to cross stitch and sew. She enjoyed working in the yard and loved going camping, RV-ing, fishing and on occasion chasing bears. She also enjoyed playing Skipbo with her family. She & her husband served in the Baptist Mission Service Corps and was part of the Baptist Disaster Relief Team. They were there to help others in need during great devastations. Among all, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Ma-In-Law. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her loving children; Terry Lee Rash and wife Sharon of San Antonio, TX, Debra Noorda and husband Brent of Saint George, UT, Gary Wayne Rash of Oberlin, KS, Sandra Fullerton and husband Thurman of Clovis, and Tammy Jetton of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth; her son Kenneth Harold Rash; and numerous siblings.