Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1934

COL CHARLES HICK PORTER, SR., 95, passed away on Feb. 12, 2011 in Temple, TX, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Park at Early, TX. He was born on Oct. 3, 1915 in Brownwood, TX to Charles W. & Myra Hicks Porter. Charles attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1934 at Ranger, TX. In Aug. of 1939, he married Louise Burk in Brady, TX. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps (1941-1945)and served three years overseas with the 13th Jungle Air Force in the 390th Bomb Squadron during WWII. He attained the rank of colonel. He worked as an aircraft inspector for General Dynamics; for the Lone Star Gas Corporation; and was a rancher. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blanket. Charles served as a past president of the Brownwood Lions Club, served on the Blanket School Board, was a Cub Scout leader and was a member of the Blanket Masonic Lodge, VFW and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife. His siblings were Jack Porter and Gladys Porter. Survivors include a son, Charles Porter of Troy; three daughters, Martha Mauldin of Round Rock, Colleen Davis of Fayetteville, NC, and Laura Leatherwood of Dublin; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.