Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

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.