JESSE C. "PETE" HATHCOCK, 82, life long resident of
Ranger passed away on Aug. 21, 2004. Burial was with
military honors was at Colony Cemetery.
Mr. Hathcock was born on Aug. 21, 1922 in Ranger, TX,
to Charley E. & Nannie Gladys (Thomas) Hathcock. He
was a graduate of Colony High School in 1939 as a
salutatorian. He attended 2 years of college at
John Tarleton College. He then entered the Army Air
Corps serving during World War II in Hawaii as an
aircraft mechanic. He was a rancher all of his life.
He married Joyanne Smith (RHS-1959) in Feb. of 1989
at Ranger. Pete was a member of the Eastside Church
of Christ. He was also a member of the local Farm
Bureau and served in all offices over the years.
Pete is survived by his wife Joyanne S. Hoover
Hathcock of Ranger, step-children Scott Hoover of
Ranger, John Hoover and wife Pamela of Weatherford,
TX, and Valerie Cook and husband Jay of China Spring,
TX. Brothers John Thomas Hathcock and wife Winnie
of Fort Worth, TX, Buster Clyde Hathcock and wife
Betty of Ranger, sisters Mary Ann Hathcock Guess
of Fort Worth, and Joy Key & husband Glen of Aledo,
TX. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Numerous nieces & nephews.
BROTHER: BUSTER CLYDE HATHCOCK gained his wings
July 15, 2018 after a long battle with cancer and
living a long life to the age of just short of 92.
He finally went home to his wife of 65 years Elizabeth
(Betty) Hathcock, with burial at the Colony Cemetery
northwest of Ranger.
Buster was born July 28, 1926 to Nannie Gladys &
Charles E. Hathcock in Eastland County. He was
a high school graduate. After graduation he went
into the US Navy and was honorable discharged in
1947. He then went to work for Bell Helicopter
and eventually retired from American Airlines.
In Jan. of 1953 he married the love of his life
in Eastland County Elizabeth (Betty) Evans.
After retirement he moved back home to Ranger, TX
to live out his life on his farm. Buster was a great
man who loved his family and never let you down. He
was a man that everyone could count on. He was
admired by many and everyone aspired to be like him.
He helped a lot of people through his life and made
many friends. He taught us about life. He will truly
be missed and never forgotten.
Buster was survived by his daughter, Karen Hooper
and her husband Mark of Euless, TX and their children
Christi Hooper, Jennifer Robinette and Jonathan Hooper,
15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Jane
Hathcock, grandson, Richard Wayne Hooper, sister,
Mary Ann Guess and two brothers, Jesse Hathcock
and John Hathcock.