Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1944

Gene Lyon GENE ARNOLD LYON, 69, was born in Dallas on Feb. 17, 1927, and died June 1, 1996, in Rising Star where he lived with his wife, Reba Nelson Lyon, formerly of Fort Worth. He was in the Ranger High School Class of 1944 at Ranger, TX. Gene married Johnie Eaves (RHS-1945) in 1945 at Eastland and she died in 1986. They had two daughters, Paula Roberts of Braintree, MA and Marilyn Jordan of Littleton, CO, and one son Jack who is now deceased. His second wife, Reba had two sons, Royce and Charlie by a previous marriage. Gene was a mortician and had been for about 50 years. The last nine years he worked for Higginbotham Funeral Home in Rising Star. Gene and Reba moved to Rising Star in 1987. They were married in Fort Worth in 1986. Gene was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd Mason & belonged to the Moslah Shrine in Fort Worth.