Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

JESSE C. "PETE" HATHCOCK, 82, life long resident of Ranger passed away on Aug. 21, 2004. Burial was with military honors was at Colony Cemetery. Mr. Hathcock was born on Aug. 21, 1922 in Ranger, TX, to Charley E. & Nannie Gladys (Thomas) Hathcock. He was a graduate of Colony High School in 1939 as a salutatorian. He attended 2 years of college at John Tarleton College. He then entered the Army Air Corps serving during World War II in Hawaii as an aircraft mechanic. He was a rancher all of his life. He married Joyanne Smith (RHS-1959) in Feb. of 1989 at Ranger. Pete was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ. He was also a member of the local Farm Bureau and served in all offices over the years. Pete is survived by his wife Joyanne S. Hoover Hathcock of Ranger, step-children Scott Hoover of Ranger, John Hoover and wife Pamela of Weatherford, TX, and Valerie Cook and husband Jay of China Spring, TX. Brothers John Thomas Hathcock and wife Winnie of Fort Worth, TX, Buster Clyde Hathcock and wife Betty of Ranger, sisters Mary Ann Hathcock Guess of Fort Worth, and Joy Key & husband Glen of Aledo, TX. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces & nephews. BROTHER: BUSTER CLYDE HATHCOCK gained his wings July 15, 2018 after a long battle with cancer and living a long life to the age of just short of 92. He finally went home to his wife of 65 years Elizabeth (Betty) Hathcock, with burial at the Colony Cemetery northwest of Ranger. Buster was born July 28, 1926 to Nannie Gladys & Charles E. Hathcock in Eastland County. He was a high school graduate. After graduation he went into the US Navy and was honorable discharged in 1947. He then went to work for Bell Helicopter and eventually retired from American Airlines. In Jan. of 1953 he married the love of his life in Eastland County Elizabeth (Betty) Evans. After retirement he moved back home to Ranger, TX to live out his life on his farm. Buster was a great man who loved his family and never let you down. He was a man that everyone could count on. He was admired by many and everyone aspired to be like him. He helped a lot of people through his life and made many friends. He taught us about life. He will truly be missed and never forgotten. Buster was survived by his daughter, Karen Hooper and her husband Mark of Euless, TX and their children Christi Hooper, Jennifer Robinette and Jonathan Hooper, 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Jane Hathcock, grandson, Richard Wayne Hooper, sister, Mary Ann Guess and two brothers, Jesse Hathcock and John Hathcock.