Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1977 RJC

Rex Thackerson REX HARVEY THACKERSON, 62, Colorado City, TX passed away on April 12, 2021. Born in Gorman, TX on Jan. 27, 1959 to Roy H. Thackerson & Barbara Benton. Rex graduated from Ranger High School in 1977 at Ranger, TX and continued his higher education at Ranger Jr. College and Grayson County Community College. He enjoyed a 30+ year career in the Telecom- munications industry. He was currently employed with TXDOT. He was active in the community by serving on the City Council and the Ambulance Board. Rex married Mary Alice Upshaw in 1978. Rex & Mary had many adventures in their 42 years of marriage. His pride and joy was in his son and daughter, their spouses & his seven grandchildren. Rex was an outdoorsmen who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was best known for his storytelling and "Rex-isms". He always had "one more" story. He was also a skilled musician, often accompanying his father Roy H. Thackerson, even performing at the Grand Ole Opry. Rex lived out the gospel by loving his neighbors. His words of encouragement will be cherished by all that he spoke to. Rex is survived by Mary, his son Matt Thackerson and wife Mandy of Lovington, NM, his daughter Jami Nell and husband Brett of Rowena, by grandchildren Reese, Rylan, Emmalee, Roxie, Sara Nell, Marylee and Kaylee. Also surviving is his dad, Roy H. Thackerson, of Ranger, brother Jeff Thackerson (RHS-1985) of Eastland, & sister Christy Thackerson (RHS-1983) of Eastland, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Rex was preceded in death by his mother Barbara Benton, his brother Albert Thackerson (RHS-1979), and stepmother Barbara Ford Thackerson (RHS-1963).