Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1930

Roland Chadwell ROLAND J. CHADWELL, 91, of Lake Livingston, TX, passed away April 11, 2005, in Houston. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Florence E. Bryan (RHS-1931) and son, Larry J. He was born May 24, 1913, in Cleburne, TX, and later moved to Ranger, TX, with his family. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1930. Roland began a career in the oil field supply business, and during WW II, he served his country by working at a defense plant in Grand Prairie. After the war, he returned to his career becoming a field store manager for Homco, his employer for 36 years. He was transferred to Houston in 1959 where he was purchasing manager until he retired. He and Florence retired to Lake Livingston in 1979, where he enjoyed his life long passion for fishing and socializing. He lived there independently after Florence's death and enjoyed the friendship and support of many neighbors at the lake. At the time of his death, Roland is survived by three sons, Roland G. and wife Karen, James R., Thomas W. and wife Rosemary, sisters Helen James and Esther Kile, and brother Bert, as well as nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.