Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947

Dean Poynor DEAN "PEEWEE" DORMAN POYNOR, JR., 87, passed away on Dec. 3, 2016 peacefully, from a brief illness. He was born Dean Dorman Poynor, Jr. on Nov. 21, 1929, at home in Ranger, TX, to Dean Dorman, Sr. & Nancy Jane Kiser Poynor. PeeWee graduated from Ranger High School in 1947 and took a bus that very night to West Texas where he started working the next day. He started his career as a truck driver early & hauled cattle/sheep for Arky Glidewell before settling down in Big Lake, TX. PeeWee married Darlyne Miller in Aug. of 1950; they remained in Big Lake and together raised a family of four boys. In 1957, due to his strong work ethic and determination, he purchased a single bulldozer that he successfully transformed into a family business known as D.D. Poynor Construction. Over the years, he worked his sons and raised them around the business, where they shared his same values and principles. He also employed several family members and gained life-long friendships with other employees and businessmen around West Texas. He was a one-of-a-kind role model and friend. Throughout his time, PeeWee served as a Director at Reagan State Bank and was named Businessman of the Year by the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was known throughout West Texas for his hard work, generous spirit, and his love to sit and share stories. He was an avid Cowboys fan and enjoyed many years of season tickets, especially during Tom Landry's time. He also had a soft heart for animals and brought home many strays, including dogs, cats, goats, deer, rabbits, and even prairie-dogs. He is rejoicing in Heaven with three sons, Buddy, Wayne, and Winn Poynor; his parents; three brothers, Willie Poynor, Wesley Poynor, and Jack Poynor (RHS-1950); and a special nephew, Ricky Poynor. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Darlyne; one son, Joe D. Poynor and wife Debbie of Breckenridge, TX; two daughters-in-law, Letha Poynor of Big Lake, and Marla Poynor and husband Britt, also of Big Lake; his beloved grandchildren, J.D. Poynor and his wife Carrie of San Angelo, TX, Shane Poynor and his wife Sarah of Breckenridge, Amy Poynor Evans and her husband Kelly of Midland, TX, Shawn Poynor & his wife Anita of San Angelo, and Whitney Poynor Brandon and her husband Jacob of San Angelo; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Franklin of Graham, TX; as well as several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Dean Poynor SISTER: RUTH POYNOR FRANKLIN, 94, passed away in Graham on March 20, 2017, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Ruth was born Sept. 9, 1922 in Mason, TX to the late Dean Nancy (Kiser) Poynor. She married Olan Maurice “Reese” Franklin in Nov. of 1942 at in Valparaiso, IN. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1987. She worked in the Paramount Hotel during the war. After that she went on to work for the Ranger Social Science, Ranger Times newspaper, and then Brown’s (Swaney’s) Pharmacy. She retired from Brown’s Pharmacy in 1987. She moved to Graham to be with her daughter in 2013. Ruth was a member of the Eastside church of Christ in Ranger until moving to Graham in 2013 where she became a member of the Hillside church of Christ of Graham. Her greatest love was her ministry to her Lord. She never missed a day of reading and studying her Bible or praying for her loved ones. She was always ready to jump in a car and head out to a gospel meeting whenever she could. She delighted in going to church services and singing praises to the Lord. Ruth also loved working in her yard and being outside where she would walk up to three miles a day and wave at all her friends until her health failed her. Her friends, family, and neighbors were everything to her. Out of 94 years, she never missed any Poynor Family Reunions. She loved to cook, can, and bake things to take to others. She was known for her mother’s Angel food cake and hot rolls. Her greatest joy was when she saw her children and grandchildren walk through the door for a visit, but more important than that were her great-grandchildren. She always had a meal ready to eat with hot rolls, black eyed peas, squash, okra, cake or cobbler or whatever else she could dream up when she knew someone was coming. In her later years, she loved feeding the birds from a window upstairs where she lived. Survivors include: son, Barry Franklin and wife Karla of Bedford; daughter, Darla Van Dyke and husband, Garland of Graham; Grandchildren, Haydn Franklin and wife, Jennifer of Highland Village; Kaci Goodman and husband, Jimmy of Austin; Jodi Wagner and husband, Lance of San Antonio; Joshua Christian and wife, Angela of Seabrook; Shane Van Dyke & wife, Jennifer of McKinney; and great grandchildren, Dylan Boyd Franklin, Rocco and Santino Goodman, Katie Woods, Kayla Christian, Keira Christian and Andrew Van Dyke.