Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1926 RJC

Floyd Killingsworth JAMES FLOYD KILLINGSWORTH died on Nov. 29, 1986. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1926 and Ranger Jr. College at Ranger, TX. He operated the Killingsworth Hardware & Furniture business and later the Killingsworth Funeral Home in Ranger for many years. The hardware business was first established as Killingsworth & Cox being operated by J.T. Killingsworth. At his death, the management was taken over by his son, Floyd. Floyd married Edith Evelyn Hearn of Eastland. She died on Jan. 12, 1989. They had a daughter, Karen Killingsworth McBride (RHS-1960) & her two children are Melanie O'Donnel & Jim McBride. FATHER: J.T. KILLINGSWORTH , 48, died on May 24, 1931. He was was born in Wise County near Alvord, TX in 1883. He married Lyona Arrington at Alvord in 1906. To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy and a son, Floyd, who is to graduate at Texas University next month. Mr. Killingsworth was one of the most prominent men in Ranger, being President of the Board of Education, a member of the Lions Club, a member of the Methodist church in which he was a member of the board of steward and a trustee. He was very active in church and civic work and was a booster and worker for every move that meant for the betterment of Ranger. He was the principal owner of the hardware, furniture and undertaking firm of the Killingsworth, Cox & Co., who has the largest hardware and furniture store in the section, and a firm that has been serving Ranger for the past 12 years. Mr. Killingsworth is survived by his wife & a son Floyd Killingsworth. He was the oldest of a family of 12 children, & is survived by his father, I.D. Killingsworth of Haskell, five brothers and six sister. The surviving brothers and sister are: W.O. of Childress, C.E. of Dallas; I.D. Jr., of Dallas; Roy of Haskell, and H.L. of Ranger, Mrs. Alford Pearson of Haskell; Mrs. J.P. Payne of Haskell; Mrs. Grady Roberta of Chillicothe; Mrs. McPherson of Vernon, and Mrs. Tommy Ballard, Haskell, all of whom were present at the funeral. Early hearst at Killingsworth FH