BARBARA NADINE LEWIS JONES, 65, died on
March 31, 2007, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery
at Ranger, TX.
Barbara was born on April 22, 1941 in Ranger
to Leon Lewis Sr., and Delia Hewing Lewis. Mr.
Lewis was a longtime employee of Montgomery Wards
in the auto tire department. She was a graduate
of Ranger High School and received a Bachelors
degree from Cisco Junior College and a Masters
degree from Tarleton State University. She married
Johnnie Jones in November of 1965 in Eastland,
TX. Barbara worked part-time for the Ranger
Junior College in the library and later as a
professor teaching history for some 31 years.
She was also a member of the Church of God of
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents,
Leon Lewis Sr., Della Lewis, and a son Adrian
At the time of her death, she was survived by her
husband Johnnie "Red" Jones of Ranger, children;
Christopher "Chris" Lewis of Ranger, Gerald Lewis
(RHS-1982) of Fort Worth, Famous Johnson of Ranger,
Billy Jones, Rickey Ray Jones and Johnnie Ray Jones,
all of Dallas, three brothers Donald Ray Lewis (RHS-
1963) of DeSoto, Leon Lewis Jr., and David Lewis
both of Ranger, four sisters; Wineford Harden of
Dallas, Wanna Lewis of Weatherford and Della Carey
and Susy Robinson both of Ranger. Two grandchildren
Diamond and Jasper Lewis both of Katy. Numerous
nieces and nephews.
HUSBAND:JOHNNIE JAMES "RED" JONES, 90,
went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 27, 2023,
with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
He was born Dec. 23, 1932 in Bishop, TX to the late
Charles Jones & Elia (Miller) Jones. Red, as many
knew him, was a down-to-earth, all-around great guy
and friend. He was a people person and made friends
wherever he went. Red was an amazing cook and could
“Fry barbeque ribs on the grill”! He was known for
his homemade chili and spaghetti. Red had a smile
and laugh that was contagious to anyone around. When
you walked in the room, you were naturally drawn to
him. He would give the shirt off his back to help
others in need and didn’t like trouble. If someone
had a problem, Red had a way of settling it before
it ever came through the door. He was a one-of-a-
kind, good-hearted, family man and friend and will
be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Those left to cherish his love and memory are his
sons: Andy of Ranger, Larry of Austin, Henry and
Lawrence of Dallas, and Famous, Ricky and Chris of
Ranger; one daughter: JoAnn of Dallas; and numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
cousins, and many, many friends.
He was met at the Pearly gates by his wife: Barbara
Nadine Jones; parents: Charles and Elia Jones; sons:
Adrian, Gerald, Johnnie Ray, Iris, Billy, Harold;
brother: Charles; sisters: L.E and Frankie Mae.
MOTHER: DELLA LEE LEWIS, 83, of Ranger, died
June 4, 2004 after a lengthy illness. She was a 68
year resident of Ranger. She was preceded in death
by her husband Leon Lewis in December of 1961.
While it is known that Della Lewis attended schools
in Ranger, her class year is not known.
Della is survived by her 8 children, Barbara Lewis
Jones (RHS-1958) of Ranger, Donald Ray Lewis (RHS-
1963) of Modesto, CA; Wineford J. Harden of Dallas,
Wanna Lewis, Della Lewis Carey (RHS-1970), Leon Lewis,
Jr. (RHS-1973), Susy Robinson and David Lewis, all of
Ranger; 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and
a host of special relatives and friends.