Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1966 RJC

David Dunson DAVID HALE DUNSON, 56 of Ranger, TX died Aug. 29, 2003 in Ranger at his residence, with burial in the Alameda Cemetery near Ranger. Born in Ranger Dec. 14, 1946 to Hale and Bobbie (Coats) Dunson, he was a Class of 66 Ranger High School Graduate, earned an Associates Degree from Ranger Junior College. He joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam, was injured and received the Purple Heart & Combat Infantryman's Badge. After his honorable discharge he married Jana Henson in Old Mexico in 1974. They moved to Fort Worth where he worked for Adair Inc in the sheet metal business. He was employed during the construction of DFW Airport. The family moved to Ranger in 1981 where he coached Little League baseball and supported his children in their activities. He worked for GE Rail-car as a rail-car inspector, Eagle Construction and CMR Corp. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ranger, National Rifle Association and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, gun-smiting and knife making. He was preceded in death by Jana, his wife in 1999. At the time of his death, he was survived by daughter and son-in-law; Lisa and Ian Davis of Kentucky, son; David Scott Dunson of Ranger, parents; Hale and Bobbie Marie Dunson of Ranger, brother; Daniel Dunson (RHS-1971) of Stephenville, TX, sister; Daisy Marie Dunson (RHS-1971) of Marble Falls, grandchildren; Nathan Hale Davis, Cody Scott Dunson & Chase Scott Dunson, and several nieces and nephews. FATHER: HENRY HALE DUNSON, 79, of Ranger, died April 23, 2004 at a local nursing home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX. Hale was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Ranger to Henry M. and Daisy D. Dunson. He was the 10th sibling. He attended school in Ranger. Hale married Bobbie M. Coats in Jan. of 1946 in Eastland. He worked as a commercial printer for the Ranger Times for 45 years including making football and rodeo programs, stationery letterhead and wedding invitations. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Ranger. He was preceded in death by a son, David Hale Dunson (RHS- 1966). Survivors at the time of his death are his wife of 58 years, Bobbie Dunson of Ranger; son, Daniel Lee Dunson (RHS-1971) of Stephenville; daughter, Daisy Marie Thomas (RHS-1971) of Ranger; and a number of grandchildren & great-grandchildren. MOTHER: BOBBIE MARIE COATS DUNSON, 83, passed away May 29, 2014 at her home in Ranger, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Bobbie was born on June 12, 1930 in Houston, TX to Thomas E. and Donnie (Daniels) Coats. She married Hale Dunson in Jan. of 1946 in Eastland, TX and they made their home in Ranger. Bobbie was a cook working at nursing homes and Ranger Jr. College for many years. She loved to cook for her family and many friends. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hale; a son; and 1 brother. Survivors at the time of her death include her son, Daniel (RHS-1971) & wife Debbie Dunson of Stephenville; 1 daughter, Daisy Thomas (RHS-1971) of Ranger; 2 brothers, Darrell Coats of Detroit, TX, & Jerry Pinkston of Nevada.