Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941

Aaron Howton AARON E. HOWTON, JR., 77, of Ranger on Dec. 1, 2001, at Weatherford. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mr. Howton was born on July 2, 1924 in Ranger, TX to Aaron E. and Lillie A. (Bradford) Howton, Sr. He attended school at Frankell Community & was a graduate of Ranger High School in 1941. He worked for North American Aviation before entering the Army Air Corps in 1942 in Mineral Wells, Texas. Serving during World War II as a fighter pilot in Germany and France. He was discharged from France in 1944. He met and married Betty Bargsley in August of 1947 in Mineral Wells, TX. They lived in Ranger where he served on the Ranger School Board. He went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, transferring to Weatherford where he spent 20 of his 35 years. When he retired in 1982, he moved back to Ranger. He was a member of the Ranger Masonic Lodge #738 AF & AM for over 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger. Survivors at the time of his death are his wife, Betty Howton of Ranger; a son and his wife, Eddy and Nelda Howton of Salado; two daughters and husbands, Peggy and Jerry Puckett of Page, Arizona and Brenda and Bobby Hall of Weatherford; one brother and wife, Lloyd (RHS-1939) and Marjorie Howton of Plano; six grandchildren, Stacy and husband Chris Randolph of Plano, Jason A. and wife Niki Howton of Round Rock, Colton Puckett, Clayton Puckett both of Page, Arizona, B.J. and Luke Hall both of Weatherford; 3 great-grandchildren, Peyton Randolph, Haley and Hunter Aaron Howton; numerous nieces & nephews.