Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1933 RJC

Lee Russell LEE C. RUSSELL, 88, died October 1, 2003, at Bowie, TX. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery, Bowie. Mr. Russell was a resident of Bowie, TX for 12 years. He was born on Dec. 27, 1914 in Stroud, OK. He was a retired oilfield gauger. He married Ella Hamilton, Class of 1931, in July of 1933, in Ranger, TX. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie where he was a member of the Gideon Sunday School Class. He was a former resident of Ranger where he grew up & graduated from Ranger High School in 1933 and was a graduate of Ranger Junior College. He was a member and served as a deacon and treasurer at the First Baptist Church in Ranger. He also served as music director for several years. He served for 25 years as a member of the Board of Regents at Ranger College. He was active in Boy Scouts and the Ranger Lions Club. After his retirement from Occidental Petroleum he worked in real estate and insurance. Survivors are his daughter, Peggy Lee (RHS-1953) and her husband Charles Blanton of Bowie; a son, David M. and his wife Betty Russell of Burney, TX; 4 grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Michael Ferguson of Dallas, Russell Lee and wife Jamie Blanton of Bowie, Michael and wife Barbie Russell of Houston and Sherri Lynn and husband Charles Durning of Abilene, six great-grandchildren; one brother, James C. and wife Ray Russell of Stroud, OK, one niece and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Ella Mae Russell on February 28, 1995.