Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1941

Thomas Elwood THOMAS ELWOOD, 82, a retired Air Force major, died June 13, 2006, in Weatherford, TX. Burial was in East Greenwood Cemetery. Thomas was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Ranger, TX. He was a resident of Parker County for several years. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1941. Mr. Elwood graduated from North Texas Agriculture College in Arlington and then served three years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a graduate of Le Tourneau Technical Institute in Longview in 1949. Thomas was a machinist at Chance Vought and TEMCO in Grand Prairie until his recall to active duty in October 1950, serving in Japan, the Philippines and Korea and retired in 1967. Thomas was employed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service from 1968 to 1970 at the Saigon Depot during the Vietnam War. He was an avid aviation enthusiast and soloed a Piper Cub at age 17, loved designing, building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes and designing, building and racing radio-controlled model cars. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Elwood (RHS-1943). Survivors: Wife, Ella V. Sosebee Elwood of Weatherford; son, John Elwood of Riverside, CA; daughter, Peggy Elwood Scherer of Richland, WA; step-children, Connie Tucker and husband, Glynn, Ronnie Montgomery and wife, Pat, and Nancy Yeager and husband, Mickey; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.