Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Lynn Gentry LYNN HENRY GENTRY, 74, was born Jan. 13, 1902, and was married to Essie Lucile Lee. He drove a Ranger school bus in Ranger, TX for many years. They had a son, Doyle (RHS-1955), and three daughters, Sandra Lynn Gentry (RHS-1965), Peggy Akers RHS-1957) of Hurst and Gwendolyn Gentry Campbell (RHS-1947) of Grandbury. Two grandchildren also attended Ranger High School, grandson Jackie Gentry (RHS-1978), and granddaughter Kelly Gentry Bond (RHS-1981). Mr. Gentry died in May, 1976, at Ranger. Doyle Gentry died in May of 2002 and Sandra Lynn Gentry died in May of 1996. RANGER MAN TOP SCHOOL BUS DRIVER (Newspaper article courtesy of Kenneth Falls & Jeff Clark) Lynn Gentry, bus driver for the Ranger Independent School District for the past 22 years, was named Texas' Most outstanding School Bus Driver of the Year at the Texas Motor Transportation Association's annual conference in Houston. The 64-year-old Ranger resident was presented a plaque and a $300 cash award, donated by the Shamrock Van Lines of Dallas. Gentry was selected over five other regional winners, who competed with more than 8,000 school bus drivers for the regional honors. "My first concern in driving a bus has always been and always will be the safety of the child," Gentry remarked when he was presented the award at the Houston Shamrock Hilton Hotel. During his 22 years of accident-free bus driving, Gentry has logged more than 250,000 miles. For 21 consecutive years, he has not missed a single bus schedule. Nominations for the TMTA awards are submitted annually by Texas county school superintendents to the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Regional winners received a plaque and a $50 cash award each. They and their wives are hosted at the three-day convention.