JAMES FLOYD KILLINGSWORTH died on Nov. 29,
1986. He attended Ranger High School in the Class
of 1926 and Ranger Jr. College at Ranger, TX. He
operated the Killingsworth Hardware & Furniture
business and later the Killingsworth Funeral Home
in Ranger for many years. The hardware business
was first established as Killingsworth & Cox being
operated by J.T. Killingsworth. At his death, the
management was taken over by his son, Floyd.
Floyd married Edith Evelyn Hearn of Eastland. She
died on Jan. 12, 1989. They had a daughter, Karen
Killingsworth McBride (RHS-1960) & her two children
are Melanie O'Donnel & Jim McBride.
FATHER: J.T. KILLINGSWORTH , 48, died on May 24,
1931. He was was born in Wise County near Alvord,
TX in 1883. He married Lyona Arrington at Alvord in
1906. To this union two children were born, one
dying in infancy and a son, Floyd, who is to
graduate at Texas University next month.
Mr. Killingsworth was one of the most prominent men
in Ranger, being President of the Board of Education,
a member of the Lions Club, a member of the Methodist
church in which he was a member of the board of steward
and a trustee. He was very active in church and civic
work and was a booster and worker for every move that
meant for the betterment of Ranger.
He was the principal owner of the hardware, furniture
and undertaking firm of the Killingsworth, Cox & Co.,
who has the largest hardware and furniture store in
the section, and a firm that has been serving Ranger
for the past 12 years.
Mr. Killingsworth is survived by his wife & a son Floyd
Killingsworth. He was the oldest of a family of 12
children, & is survived by his father, I.D. Killingsworth
of Haskell, five brothers and six sister. The surviving
brothers and sister are: W.O. of Childress, C.E. of Dallas;
I.D. Jr., of Dallas; Roy of Haskell, and H.L. of Ranger,
Mrs. Alford Pearson of Haskell; Mrs. J.P. Payne of Haskell;
Mrs. Grady Roberta of Chillicothe; Mrs. McPherson of Vernon,
and Mrs. Tommy Ballard, Haskell, all of whom were present
at the funeral.