Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948

O.G. Lanier 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- children. 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 nephews. 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 remember. 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 of Idaho.