Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1934 & RJC

Jesse White JESSE WASHINGTON "JESS" WHITE, 86, passed away October 20, 2002 at his home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Mr. White was born on May 20, 1916 in Stone County, AR, to Ernest Claude and Fannie Elizabeth Bagwell White. He graduated from Ranger High School & attended Ranger College. He married Margaret Frances Hatton in October of 1952 in Ranger. He began his career with Community Public Service in Ranger, and then went on to work in Texas City with Community Public Service, where he was employed during the time of the Texas City Explosion. After leaving Texas City, he was affiliated with the Gulf and Magnolia Pipeline Companies in Breckenridge, then in 1955 he went to work with the Eastland County Water Supply District where he served as plant superintendent, and was employed there for 40 years until his retirement in 1995 at the age of 79. Mr. White had been a member of the Ranger Lions Club for 35 years, where he served as club secretary and treasurer and received the honor of Lion of the Year in 1971-1972 and again in 2001- 2002. He was a member of the Ranger College Board of Regents for 17 years. Mr. White was a 50+ year member of First Baptist Church in Ranger where he also served as Training Union Director and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was also a charter member of the Water Works Association Research Foundation, and a charter member of the Ranger Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors at the time of his death include: wife, Margaret White of Ranger; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Sue and Lou Guardino of Gun Barrel City; daughter, Diane Wilson of Ranger; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Debra White of Midland; daughter-in-law, Beverly Cherry of Midland; sister, Alma Quinn (RHS-1931) of Midland; grandchildren, Jeri Ann Shlemon of Tampa, Florida, Steve White of Tampa, Florida, Cindy and Tim Seymore of Heath, Vicky and Tim Gibbs of Garland, Tracy and Jerry Archer of Rockwall, Jay and Kellee Abbott of Arlington, Ben White of Lubbock, Jacob White of Midland, and Johnathan Wilson of Ranger; and nieces, Guy Lynn Keeton and Babeth Darner, both of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Jerry Don White (RHS-1956) in 1969. Jesse White at A&M, Margaret White Jesse White attending A&M Margaret White attending honors for Front row, 2nd from R end. RHS State Football Champs in 2003 WIFE: MARGARET HATTON WHITE, 78, of Ranger passed away on Feb. 2, 2005 in Eastland. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Margaret was born on July 24, 1926 in Colbert Co. AL, to Benjamin & Mattie (Morgan) Hatton. She came to Ranger in 1952 from Leighton, AL; Margaret married Jesse White in October of 1952 in Eastland County. They made their home in Ranger where they both were very active in the community. She was a member of the Garden Club, Flower Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, director of the Baptist Student Union at Ranger College, attended Community Bible Study in Eastland, active member of First Baptist Church in Ranger where she was a Sunday School teacher and leader and served on many committees including the decorating committee. She owned the Smart Shop a ladies clothing boutique for many years. Margaret will be remembered for her devotion to her family and the people of Ranger that she loved so much. Her family wishes to thank Karen Moseley, Juanita Hamilton, Girling Hospice, and the nurses at Eastland Memorial Hospital for the care and compassion they expressed during her illness. She is survived by her children Brenda Guardino & husband Lou of Mabank, Dianne Wilson of Ranger, & Brad White & wife Debra of Midland, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, grandchildren Jeriann Shelmon of Tampa, Fl, Steve White of Arlington, Cindy Seymore of Heath, Vicki Gibbs of Rockwall, Tracy Archer of Rockwall, Jay Abbott of Arlington, Ben White of Lubbock, Jacob White of Midland, & Johnathan Wilson of Ranger. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse White and son Jerry Don White.