ORVILLE EARNEST "JACK" BLACKWELL, 73, of
Ranger, TX, died on March 8, 1986, with burial at
Cross Roads Cemetery near Ranger.
He was born on June 17, 1912 to James W. & Lenora
Ainsworth Blackwell. He attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1933 & married Marie Charlene Nerger.
Their children were Jimmy Blackwell (RHS-1971), Jerry
Blackwell (RHS-1974), Helen Blackwell Cooper (RHS-1962),
& Charlene Blackwell Simpson (RHS-1963). His siblings
were Thomas W. Blackwell, John Earl Blackwell, Willis
Blackwell, & Curtis E. Blackwell.
WIFE: MARIE CHARLENE NERGER BLACKWELL, 92,
of Ranger, TX, went home to be with her Lord & Savior
on Sept. 5, 2017, with burial in Cross Roads Cemetery
Marie was born March 21, 1925 in Ranger to Herman A.
Nerger & Helena M. (Manthey) Nerger. She married O.E.
"Jack" Blackwell in Sept. of 1941 in Ranger. Together
they both worked hard in the gasoline industry where
she was the secretary for 17 years. Marie was an amazing
seamstress that loved to sew, arts and crafts and was
a great cook. She was no stranger to carpentry, and was
a Shakely Distributor. Most of all Marie was a devoted
Christian who attended the Church of Christ until she
could not attend anymore.
Marie is survived by sons, Jimmy and Jerry Blackwell;
daughters, Helen Cooper and Charlene Simpson; sisters,
Polly Martin & Evelyn Reese; grandchildren, Lisa Cooper
and Chance Simpson and wife Susan; and great-grandchild,
Adalynn Simpson. She is preceded in death her parents,
husband, brother, Chock Nerger, & grandson, Lance Cooper.