Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947

Jack Cole JACK WELDON COLE, 78, of Duncanville, TX, died Sept. 29, 2008. Interment was at Little Bethel Memorial Park. His sister was Joyce Cole Muse (RHS-1948) of Centennial, CO. Jack was president of his Ranger High School graduating Class of 1947 at Ranger, TX. He was the son of Luetta Pearl Hannah (RHS-1926) & Odell Cole, born in Ranger on Dec. 14, 1929. Jack retired as Manager of the Gas Control Dept. of Lone Star Gas Co. in 1990 after 40 years of service. He was a life- time member of the Methodist Church. Jack Weldon was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel; and a son, Tim. At the time of his death, he was survived by his children, Weldon Cole, Kathy Thomas & her husband David, Debbie Hunt & her husband John, Lydia Center & her husband Wesley, Brian Ethridge & his wife Yvette, Sarita Cole; 13 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; sister, Joyce Muse; and numerous other family & friends. FIRST WIFE: NELDA MYRLENE GRIFFIN COLE was a 1948 graduate of Eastland HS. She was the mother of Richard Weldon Cole, Timothy Gene Cole (deceased), Mary Kathleen Cole Thomas, Debra Ann Cole Hunt, and Sarita Lea Cole. Jack and Myrlene were married in November of 1950, in Eastland. Myrlene died May 8, 2001, in Duncanville, TX. WIFE: RACHEL I. HILL ETHRIDGE COLE was born August 19, 1936, in Port Arthur, TX and died March 11, 2000, at Duncanville, TX. She was married to Jack Weldon Cole (RHS-1947). Lydia Ethridge Center and Brian Lee Ethridge were her children from her first marriage.