Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1935

Rankin Britt A. RANKIN BRITT, 85, of Ranger, died on March 5, 2001 at his home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. He was born on April 11, 1915 in Erath County to Clayton Adolphus and Bertie Browning Britt. Rankin was a graduate of Ranger High School & a graduate of Texas A&M University. He taught and coached football in Waco and Ranger at Young School. For a time he was on the Ranger Police Force. He served on the Ranger City Council as a street commissioner. He was a member of Ranger Lions Club and Retired Teachers Association. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 to 1970 during WW II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He married Helen Louise Sharpe (RHS-1933) in 1936. She preceded him in death in 1995. At RHS, Rankin played football and was All-District in 1932 and received many votes for All-State in 1933. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Ledbetter in July of 2000. At the time of his death, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Arie C. and Gayle Britt of Flower Mound, TX; a sister, Oleta Henry (RHS-1932) of Ranger; one grandson, Clay Britt of Bryan; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Heather & Richard Hughes of Mt. Pleasant,TX; and several nieces and nephews.