DAVID DOOM PICKRELL, 72 was born Jan. 22, 1893 in
Austin, TX & died Dec. 24, 1965. He was the son of John
Henry & Annie Doom Pickrell. He had a daughter by an early
marriage. He married Mildred Irene Barnes in 1932 and they
had one son, David Doom Pickrell II, born in Ranger, TX who
was in the Ranger High School Class of 1961. The Pickrells
moved to Ranger in 1941 when Mr. Pickrell took over the
position of Superintendent of the Premier Oil Refining Plant.
Mr. Pickrell was a graduate of the University of Texas Law
School. Other than his work in the oil industry he later
owned and managed insurance and real estate firms in Ranger
and had a great interest in ranching and farming. Civic
minded, Mr. Pickrell helped start Lake Leon and he served
on the Board of Regents of Ranger College and the Board of
the First Methodist Church, was a member of the Rotary Club
and a past president of the Ranger Chamber of Commerce.
WIFE: MILDRED IRENE BARNES PICKRELL, 87, was
born Sept. 12, 1905, and raised in Peru, NE, where she was
educated. Her father was a druggist in Peru and Mildred
and her sister Gwendolyn later went to live with their
Mother, Ada Conger Barnes in Kansas City where they worked
as secretaries. She was an accomplished violinist. In 1932
she married David D. Pickrell. They had one son, David Jr.
who was in the RHS Class of 1961. Mrs. Pickrell died in
Feb. of 1992. Prior to her death she continued to work
with the Pickrell insurance and real estate businesses
and to live on the family farm, south of Ranger. Her sister,
Gwendolyn Mae Meacham died in 1968 and was buried in Eastland.