Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1944

Raymond Howard RAYMOND MORRIS HOWARD, 85, passed away and went to live with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2010. Interment: As a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, he was buried in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Raymond was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Ranger, TX and attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1944. He was a great-father, grandfather and friend. He was known among his Christian family as one of the finest guitar players around & played for 16 years as the lead guitarist for "The Singing Gibbs Family." His music blessed and inspired many people. He was loved by everyone who knew him. His smile & wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Thelma Howard; two daughters, Patricia Diane Deal and Julie Ritchie; and one son, Dale Ritchie. Survivors at the time of his death: daughters, Schatzi Hageman, Sandra Braudaway & Debra O'Keefe; son, Danny Howard; sister, Norma Jean Tow; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.