Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1922

Brownie King B.H. "BROWNIE" KING, 87, of Lake Leon died on Oct. 23, 1993, after a boating accident, with burial in the Eastland City Cemetery in Eastland, TX. Mr. King was born June 15, 1906, in Santa Anna, TX. He moved to Ranger, TX in 1918 where he attended school. He worked for Western Union Telegraph, Lone Star Gas and later he & his wife opened King's Cafe in Ranger, which they operated until 1961. He moved to Odessa where he worked for Ref-Chem until 1963 when he moved to Lake Leon & worked for G.Q. Salmon as a pumper until he retired in 1989. He was a member of the Mesquite and Rusk Street Church of Christ in Ranger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Jean Rayford King, in Dec. of 1975 and by two sisters, Mary King Brinkley and Olene King Hittson. Survivors at the time of his death include two daughters, Mrs. Clemie Strong, and Mrs. Kay Tibbels (RHS-1958), both of Ranger. A son, B.H. King of Odessa; four brothers, F.R. King of Ranger, R.O. King of Houston, Bob King of Green- ville, SC, and Herb King of Dallas; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. King was an avid fisherman. He always said he felt closer to God while out on the lake fishing than anywhere else he had ever been. He was trying to get a grappling hook loose after it got caught on some brush when he was pulled from his boat. This poem was read at his service. FISHERMAN'S PRAYER God; grant that I may live to fish until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast I then most humbly pray. When in the Lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep, That in His mercy I be judged As big enough to keep. King Family (photo taken Dec. 25, 1941) King Family (L-R): Robert Burrow "Bob" King; Herbert "Herb" King; R.O. King; R.O. King, Sr.; Lillie Brown King; Lillie Olene "Olene" King Hittson; B.H. "Brownie" King; F.R. "Johny" King; and Mary Grace King Parks Brinkley.