Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1939 RJC

Buford Waggoner BUFORD WAGGONER, 86, of San Angelo, TX passed away on Dec. 19, 2007, with burial at Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Buford was born on Nov. 21, 1921 in Ranger to Charles W. & Alta Wells Waggoner. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1939. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He flew 35 missions over Germany operating as a B-17 "Belly-Gunner". He was awarded a Purple Heart having been wounded over Colblenz, Germany in 1944. He married his wife of over 67 years, Roselle Nicholson (RHS-1939) in July of 1940 in Ranger. At the time of his death, Buford was survived by his loving wife Roselle of San Angelo; sons, Richard Waggoner of San Angelo and Alan Waggoner and wife Lois of Vernon; a daughter, Susan Waggoner Clark and husband Larry of San Angelo; five grand- daughters, Shelley Waggoner Boyd and husband Joe of San Angelo, Leslie Waggoner Hayes and husband Lex of Corsicana, Lacy Clark of San Antonio, Christy Waggoner DeLeon and husband Trent of China Springs and Mary Megan Clark of San Antonio; one great grandson, Cody Wayne Hayes; a brother, Charles Loyd Waggoner of New Orleans; one brother- in-law, Lynn Nicholson and wife Beverly of Lake Leon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, H.O. Waggoner (RHS-1932) & Woody Waggoner (RHS-1930), and a nephew Brad Alan Nicholson.