Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1954

Raymond Thompson RAYMOND EARL THOMPSON, 73, of Watts, OK, died on May 22, 2008. He was born July 9, 1934 in Necessity, TX to Allis Cero & Ira Jewel Bearden Thompson. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1954 at Ranger, TX and married Barbara Jean Harper (RHS-1956). Raymond was a member of Kountry Kuzzins Square Dance Club in Tahlequah, OK, and the Proctor Riding Club. He was a Baptist. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Barbara Thompson; a son, Robert Earl Thompson of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Becky Monk of Tulsa, OK, and Sue Riley of Haria, MO; a brother, Billy Thompson of Eastland, TX; four grandchildren; & seven great-grand- children. BROTHER: BILLY GEARLD THOMPSON, 89, of Eastland, TX passed away Feb. 21, 2017, with burial in the Eastland Cemetery. Billy Gearld was born Oct. 2, 1927 in Stephens County, TX to parents Allie C. & Ina Jewell Thompson. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1946. He married Wanda Jean Tankersley in May of 1949. They started their family with the birth of their daughter Eva Jean in 1950, and then added Ricky Alan in 1952, Peggy Ann was born in 1953, Nancy Lynn joined the family in 1958, and Loretta Kay was born in 1964. Billy & Wanda raised their family at their country home in Stephens and Eastland counties. In 1948 Billy began his career with Lone Star Gas and retired in 1986. He owned and operated a coin operated laundry in Breckenridge from 1960 to 1965. In addition to his company job of nearly 39 years he was a full time farmer and rancher. Above all, his greatest joy was his family and church family. Billy was a member of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ in Eastland, where he served as a deacon. During the time he was a deacon he helped establish the Christian Service Center which he oversaw for many years. He later served as an Elder for the Church for 15 years. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ann; two brothers Curtis W. Thompson, Raymond Earl Thompson (RHS-1954), and one sister Loretta Faye Thompson Weaver (RHS-1937). He is survived by his wife Wanda of 67 years; a son Ricky Thompson and wife Jean of Eastland; and daughters Eva Dyer and husband Darrell of Eastland, Nancy Landon & husband Darrell of Breckenridge, Kay Montgomery and husband Mike Eastland. He is also survived by and dearly loved by his twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; Cathy Boone and husband Lanny, Casey Dyer, Tiffany Coleman and husband Ray, Josh Thompson, Sara Noll and husband Patrick and their son Patton, Julie Gillentine & her two daughters Kilah Green and Breann Jackson, Katie Weldon and husband John and their two sons Beckam and Parks, Jamie Ethridge and husband Ryan and their two sons Gage & Grayson, and Parker Landon, Colin Montgomery, Cassidy Montgomery, and Ty Montgomery, and by numerous nieces and nephews.