Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1959

Jack Rawls JACK ALLEN RAWLS, JR., 67, born Feb. 14, 1941, to Jack Allen (RHS-1932) and Reba Belle Callaway (RHS-1934) Rawls, passed October 8, 2008. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Born in Ranger, TX and graduated in 1959 from Ranger High School, attended college at University of Texas, Austin with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Jack worked at Texas Instruments Inc. as a developer of the lap top computer in Austin, TX until moving to Belton TX to become a founding member of the Texas Instruments plant. His achievements include the "mark of excellence" for the portable 2000 by PC magazine and also the Texas Instruments Plant in Temple TX. Included is an "honorable mention" by the World News Magazine for his outstanding and continuing works in the field. He retired to Weatherford with his wife and mother to further his career in oil research as vice president of West Inland Energy Inc. and Chief Financial Officer for Meridian Oil and Gas. He married in 1961 to Jennie Lou Walton (RHS-1961) also from Ranger. They had two sons, Jack A Rawls III (Allen) and Thomas L. Rawls (Tommy). His hobbies included golf, fishing, hunting, camping and gardening. His passion in life is loving the Lord and his unending devotion to his family. Immediate family members include: Reba Rawls - mother, Jennie Rawls - wife, Jack Rawls III and his wife Arlene, Thomas Rawls and his wife Amay. Grandchildren are: Michael S. Rawls and his wife Kelly, Mindy Gonzales and her husband Jason, Alexandria and McKenna Rawls, and great-grandchild, Kiley Gonzales.