Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1938 RJC

Raymond Landtroop RAYMOND LESTER LANDTROOP, 93, passed away May 22, 2014 at his Irving home. He was buried with military honors at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. He was born on July 19, 1920 in Burleson, TX to Green Franklin Landtroop & Bertha Edith Lester Landtroop. Raymond attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1938 at Ranger, TX & was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps serving during World War II. He obtained the rank of Captain after flying 31 missions in a B-24 Bomber over France, Germany and England. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars and an Air Medal with three Oak Leave Clusters. Raymond married Helen Rose Green, the love of his life, in June of 1958 in Dallas, TX. Raymond was the founder & owner of Triple L Machine Company in Irving. He moved his family to Irving in 1968 where he was a longtime member of First Covenant Church. He was a member of Tannehill Lodge #52 A.F. & A.M., Hella Shrine Club and Irving Shrine Club for many years. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Rose Landtroop, his parents, three brothers, Homer Landtroop, Loyd Landtroop (RHS-1931) and Marshall Landtroop; and one sister, Lois Angus. At the time of his death, he was survived by his son, Larry Lester Landtroop and wife, Linda Gayle Landtroop of Duncanville, TX; two grandsons, Ryan Lester Landtroop of Irving, and Jason Elliott Landtroop and wife, Christy of Mansfield, TX; and three great-grandchildren, Abigayle Marie Landtroop, Calleigh Sue Landtroop and Kirkland Elliott Landtroop.