O.G. LANIER JR., 92, of Voss, TX died Oct. 3, 2022,
at his residence, with a millitary honors interment
at Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
He was born Oscar Gilbert Lanier on July 28, 1930,
in Ranger, TX to Oscar Gilbert Lanier (RHS-Faculty)
& Dora Elizabeth Mason Lanier. O.G. grew up in Ranger
and graduated from Ranger High School in 1948. He
then attended and graduated from Abilene Christian
College with a degree in accounting. O.G. enrolled
in graduate school at the University of Texas until
he was drafted by the U.S. Army during the Korean
Conflict. After receiving an honorable discharge,
O.G. returned to Texas to continue his education at
the University of Texas.
He married Virgie Dean Halliday on June 23, 1957,
in Ranger. With this union came two sons, Jon and
Joel, along with a lifetime of memories that spanned
64 years. O.G. started working for Herd Oil Company
in 1961 as an accountant business manager and worked
there until his retirement in 2000.
After retirement, O.G. and Dean moved to Voss to be
on their ranch. He was a devout Christian and member
of Elm Street Church of Christ. O.G. was one of the
founding directors of Camp Blue Haven in New Mexico,
giving the youth a wonderful and fun place to learn
about Christ. He also enjoyed playing tennis and
watching all sports. O.G. was a true University of
Texas fan. His love for the Texas Longhorns was evident
by his burnt orange attire and the Longhorn welcome
mat on his front porch. He was a proud member of the
Texas Exes and would proudly say "Hook Em." O.G. was
a wonderful husband, father, & grandfather. He leaves
behind an amazing legacy for his children and grand-
Preceding O.G. in death are his wife, Dean Lanier;
his parents, Oscar & Dora Lanier; and one sister,
Mary Allen Lanier Pruitt (RHS-1943).
He is survived by two sons, Jon Lanier of Midland
and Joel Lanier and wife Kem of Seminole; two grand-
children, Cody Lanier and wife Amanda of Omaha, NE,
and Rusty Lanier of Dickens; and many nieces and
WIFE: VIRGIE DEAN HALLIDAY LANIER 86, of Voss, TX
died on May 14, 2021, with burial at Evergreen
Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
She was born Virgie Dean Halliday on Aug. 11, 1934
in Eldorado, OK to Tom Ed Halliday and Virginia
Rosenbam Halliday. Growing up, her father worked
on the railroad taking them to Sweetwater, Roscoe,
Allamoore, Pyote, and Bartstow. Dean graduated
Salutatorian from Barstow High School in 1952. She
graduated from TCU with a bachelorís degree in
Education. Dean married O.G. Lanier in June of
1957 in Ranger. They have cherished 63 wonderful
years together. With this union, two sons were
born, Jon and Joel.
Dean and O.G. settled in Midland where Dean taught
at Alamo Jr. High School for 29 years. She taught
eighth grade and was also the girlís athletic coach.
Dean coached basketball, softball, volleyball, and
tennis. After retirement, Dean and O.G. moved to
Coleman County where they lived in the Voss community.
She was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ
where she taught Bible class. Dean was an active
tennis player for most of her life. She enjoyed the
competition and comradery of her tennis mates. Dean
was a member of the Texas Cattle Womenís Association,
Texas Retired Teacherís Association, and the Coleman
Retired Teacherís Association. Her most cherished
title was being a loving wife and excellent homemaker.
Dean loved to take care of her family and loved them
immensely. Her husband, O.G., was her biggest fan.
She leaves behind an amazing legacy filled with love
and wonderful memories that her family will always
Preceding Dean in death are her parents, Tom Halliday
& Virginia Halliday, and one brother, Ted Halliday.
She is survived by her husband, O.G. Lanier of Voss;
two sons, Jon Lanier of Midland and Joel Lanier and
wife Kem of Seminole; her grandchildren, Cody Lanier
and wife Amanda of Cameron and Rusty Lanier of Lubbock;
and two sisters, Patsy Greer of Ranger and Edna Good