Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1940

James Russell JAMES C. RUSSELL, 83, a resident of Stroud, OK was born in Ranger, TX, on Jan. 5, 1922 & departed this life in Stroud, OK on May 27, 2005 at the age of 83 years, with burial in the Stroud Cemetery. James was the son of Clara Estes & Hugh Russell. James was a resident of Stroud most of his life. He graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1940, retired from American Dynamic Oil Co., and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stroud. He was in the U.S. Army where he served in WWII. James married Billie Raye Webb in Sept. of 1999 at Evergreen, CO. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Wilma in 1989, parents, and a brother, Lee C. Russell (RHS-1932). Survivors include: wife, Billie Raye of the home; two sons, Warner Webb of Houston, TX, and Vincent Webb of Little Elm, TX; two daughters, Kris Ann Russell of Idledale, TX, and Tracie Russell Jones of McKinney, TX; & two grandchildren, Travis Webb and Austin Jones. James C. Russell had an adventurous spirit, a quick wit and wry humor, a meticulous exacting nature, and the eye and hand of the true artist. He became an impressively self taught individual. He was a Baptist Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Master Mason, roustabout, boss, VP of an Oil & Gas Company and an accomplished artist. He was a dear friend, steadfast husband and loving father.