Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

Billy Lawson BILLY C. LAWSON, 55, of Werthiem, Germany, formerly of Ranger, TX, died in Silver Spring, MD on May 26, 1995. He was taken back to Germany for burial. He was born Aug. 29, 1939 in Ranger to J.W. & Treta Hilburn Lawson. He grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School in 1958. He joined the U.S. Army in 1958 and went overseas in 1959. He married Elke Siefert in Wertheim, Germany. He served in Vietnam and remained in the military receiving the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring after serving over 20 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Elke Lawson of Wertheim, Germany, two daughters, Treta Marie of Nordlingen, Germany and Deborah Lawson of Wertheim; three stepsons, Tomas, Andrias, & Edmund; two brothers, Robert Lawson (RHS-1944), of Eastland. Joe C. Lawson (RHS-1955) of Atascosa County; sister, Florence Lawson Cogburn (RHS- 1942) of Eastland; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.