Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1960 RJC

Johnny Pirkle JOHN A. PIRKLE, 55, was killed in an automobile accident on a Dallas freeway as he was traveling home from work on March 28, 1998. A semi-trailer truck towing another vehicle was stalled in both South bound lanes of the highway & a third vehicle hit Mr. Pirkle's automobile from the rear & drove him completely under the truck. He was dead at the scene. Interment was in the Bullock Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Johnny was born in Ranger, TX on July 24, 1942. He attended school in Ranger, graduating from Ranger High School in 1960. He attended Ranger Jr. College and worked with his dad at Strawn Motor Company until he went to work in Grand Prairie in 1968. He later went to work for what then was Western Electric (now Lucent Technologies) at their Mesquite plant. He worked there for over 20 years. Mr. Pirkle was member of First Christian Church of Ranger. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bobby, one brother, William Gaylon, and his dad, B.G. Pirkle. At the time of his death, he is survived by his mother, Alberta Windham Pirkle of Arlington; aunts, Clara Martin of Fort Worth, Rosa Hatton of Ranger and Edith Daniel of Goldthwaite; uncles, Henry Martin of Fort Worth, Tom Faulkenberry of Bracketville, and Raymond Mitchell and Walton Daniel of Goldthwaite. Alberta Pirkle MOTHER: ALBERTA "PEACHES" WINDHAM PIRKLE, 81, of Goldthwaite, TX and formerly of Ranger, passed away on Nov. 7, 2001 with burial at Bullock Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Alberta was born Oct. 23, 1920 in Eastland County, TX to James Albert and Annie (Adams) Windham. She married B.G. Pirkle in 1949 in Ranger and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1977. She was a beautician in Ranger for several years and worked as an office manager for Dalworth Oil Company and also a bank in the Metroplex area. She was a member of the Professional Beauticians Guild and the First Christian Church in Ranger. She was preceded in death by three sons, Johnny Pirkle (RHS-1960), James Robert, and William Gayland Pirkle. Survivors at the time of her death: brother, Raymond Mitchell of Goldthwaite; sister, Edith Daniel also of Goldthwaite; brother-in-law, Tom Faulkenberry of Brackettville; five nephews; three nieces; & numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.