Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Harold Prescott HAROLD D. "ACE" PRESCOTT, 81, passed away May 4, 2002 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He was with his family when he reunited with his Lord. "Ace" was born on Oct. 18, 1920 in Abilene, TX, to Justice & Ruth McDougal Prescott. He attended school in Abilene, graduating from Phoenix High School in 1939. He attended Hardin-Simmons where he played football and was captain of the 1942 team. After college, he served in the Army during WWII. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. During his service to our country, he was awarded the Purple Heart & the Bronze Star. After the war he played professional football for the Green Bay Packers (1945-1947)and the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles (1948-1949). "Ace" returned to Hardin-Simmons in 1950 and received his master's degree in 1951. "Ace" married Bernice Odell Bush in Nov. of 1949. She preceded him in death in 1991. "Ace" coached football for 37 years, 14 years in high school sports at Falfurrias, Raymondville, Ranger, & Burkburnett. He then coached 23 years at Cisco Jr. College where he retired as Athletic Director in 1987. "Ace's" greatest joy was fishing for large-mouth bass, believing that the only good lure was a 6-inch Creme Purple Worm on a Texas Rig. Survivors at the time of his death include a daughter, Denise Avants & husband James of Cisco; two sons, Harold Prescott Jr. and wife Jill of Cisco, J.D. and wife Sherry of Paradise; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many friends.