A. RANKIN BRITT, 85, of Ranger, died on March 5, 2001
at his home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in
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.