ROGER ALLEN RUTLEDGE, 26, was killed in a plane crash
near Ranger, TX on Sept. 27, 1979, with interment at
Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
He was born Nov. 4, 1952, in San Francisco, CA and
graduated in 1971 from Ranger High School, where he
played football. He married Sandra K. Eaton (RHS-1972)
in August of 1973, in Ranger. Mr. Rutledge was past
president of the Ranger Junior Rodeo Association. He
was owner of Rutledge Welding and Oil Field Equipment
in Ranger and a member of the Baptist Church.
His mother was Mrs. Margie Richards of Euless. He had
four brothers, Tom Fox (RHS-1970), Buzzy Rutledge (RHS-
1970), Billy (RHS-1972) and Darrell Rutledge, all of
Ranger; 4 sisters, Mrs. John Barnett, Rossie Richards,
Jeanie Richards and Sue Richards.
MOTHER: MARGIE BELLE RUTLEDGE FOX RICHARDS, 84, passed
away on Aug. 22, 2017 at her home in Ranger, TX, with
burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Margie was born to Clyde A. Mattes & Lela Belle Juby
Mattes in San Francisco, CA on April 1, 1933. She
was the oldest girl in a family of 5 girls and 2 boys.
Her two brothers preceded her in death. Her four
sister are still living.
Margie worked all her life in retail sales and was
the owner for a time of the old Ranger Hill Truck
Stop and the old Exxon Service Station (now Ranger
Ms. Richards was preceded in death by husbands Thomas
M. Fox Jr. in 1975 and Joe F. Richards in 1991. She
was also preceded in death by son Roger Rutledge (RHS-
1971) in 1979, step-son Thomas M. Fox III (RHS-1970)
in 2010, and daughter Reta Rutledge Stowe (RHS-1969)
Survivors include son, Darrell Fox and wife Trish; son,
John “Buzzy” Rutledge and wife Barbara, and step-son,
Billy Fox and wife Pam all of Ranger. Grandchildren
include Roger Rutledge (Tracy) of Eastland; Jeff (Wendy),
John (Shandy), and Ronny Rutledge of Ranger; Matt Fox
(Chelsea) of Ranger; granddaughters, Kristen Fox of
Ranger, Amanda Clark of Acton and Annette Doyle of
Kearney, MO. She is also survived by a number of