Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Pearl Otto Hatley PEARL OTTO HATLEY, SR. was principal at Hodges Oak Park Elementary School in the mid-30's & was Ranger High School principal in 1941 at Ranger, TX. He married Youree Cereta Long and they had three children, two daughters, Martha Francine Hatley McCauley (RHS-1940), & Laura Jane Hatley Rogers and her husband Tom Ralph Rogers of Georgetown and one son, P.O. Hatley Jr. & his wife Mary Faith Hatley of Longview. Laura and Ralph were both born in Ranger. SON: P.O. HATLEY, JR., a longtime resident of Longview, TX died in June of 2012. Burial was at Rosewood Park in Longview, TX. P.O. was born Dec. 29, 1930, in Ranger, TX, to P.O. Hatley Sr. & Youree Long Hatley, and passed away on June 10, 2012, in a local hospital after an extended illness. P.O. graduated from Rusk High School, attended Lon Morris Jr. College and then received both a BS & MS in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. After college, he joined the U.S. Navy where he attended Officer Candidate School. He then served as Gunnery Officer aboard the U.S.S. Rendezvous during the Korean War. He loved the Navy dearly and served as the Commanding Officer of the Tyler, TX, active reserve unit, retiring as a Captain after 30 years of service. He was a 30-year employee of the Social Security Administration, having worked in McAllen, Texas, and Lawton, OK, before spending 28 years in the Longview office. Being not only a U.S. government employee for many years, he was also a longtime landowner & cattleman in Gregg, Cherokee and Smith counties. He was a member of the Naval Retirees Association, the Texas Cattleman's Association and the Texas Forestry Association. His love for the Longview Lobo football team is indescribable. He was a season-ticket holder and had not missed a Lobo game, including playoff games, for over 40 years. Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Francine Hatley McCauley (RHS-1940). Left to cherish his memory is his wife of nearly 52 years, Mary Faith Stoddard Hatley of Longview. Also surviving are his sons, Dr. Richard Hatley and his wife, Deborah, of Paris, TX, Randall Hatley of Longview and Ronald Hatley and his wife, Valerie, of Austin, TX. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Jonathan and Madeleine Hatley of Paris; a brother-in-law, F.G. Stoddard of Bonham, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane Hatley & Tom Rogers of Georgetown, TX; along with several nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and a host of cousins.