Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948 RJC

W.T. Eaton W.T. EATON, 79, of Cisco, TX passed away on May 28, 2009 at his residence, with burial in the Eastland City Cemetery. W.T. was born on Sept. 8, 1929 in Cisco, TX, to Silas Thomas & Eva May McGlothlin Eaton. They moved to Ranger TX were he attended and graduated high school in 1948. He attended Ranger Jr. College for two years as well. W.T. married Lois Petree in Nov. of 1950 in Eastland at the First Baptist Church, where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Nov. of 2000. They made their home in Ranger and W.T. began working for Lone Star Gas, starting in sales in 1952, and later as manager of the Ranger office in 1961. He then transferred to Cisco in 1973, where he spent the remainder of his career as Service Technician Specialist in distribution. While in Ranger he was president of the Ranger Little League for 13 years, served on the Ranger Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, he was a member of the Ranger Rotary Club, Ranger Boy Scouts, and was Past President of the Ranger Independent School District. He also supported the Ranger F.F.A and 4-H programs for many years, and was a member of the Ranger Fire Department. In Cisco, W.T. was well known for his Christmas decorations, most of which he made, and was one of the founders of the Cisco Christmas in May program. He served many years on the Cisco Fire Department, some of those as Chief. You could say that W.T.'s hobbies were taking care of his yard and going to games and activities that his grandkids and great-grandkids played, as well as all of the other kids in Cisco and Eastland. He loved helping people. W.T. was preceded in death by two sisters Gladys Eaton McCrary & Elnora Eaton Overstreet. W.T. is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Eaton of Cisco; three children, Clinton Eaton (RHS-1971) and wife Janet, Sandra Mangum (RHS-1972) and husband Robert, and David Eaton and Jill Stephens all of Eastland; a sister, Opal Eaton Elrod (RHS-1943) of Eastland; eleven grand-children; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; & several nieces and nephews. SISTER: MARTHA EATON OVERSTREET, 81, died on Sept. 23, 1999, with interment at the Eastland City Cemetery in Eastland, TX. Mrs. Overstreet was born in 1918. She lived in Crosbyton, Moran and Olden. She married Randall Overstreet in 1947 in Odessa. They returned to the Eastland, Ranger & Gordon area, where they owned & operated several cafes, including the White Elephant, the Village Coffee Shop, the Regal Café in Ranger and the Gordon Junction Truck Stop. She was a beautician for 62 years, operating the Unique Beauty Shop and others. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors at the time of her death include a son, David Overstreet of Eastland; a daughter, Barbara Sue Huffman of Dallas; a brother, W.T. Eaton (RHS-1948) of Cisco; a sister, Opal Elrod (RHS-1943) of Eastland; three grand- daughters and a great-grandson.