Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

BILLY RAY ELDER, 88, of Midland, TX, passed away at home on July 5, 2013. Billy was born March 23, 1925 in Crawford, TX, to J.W. & Josie Lee Elder. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1943 at Ranger, TX & married Jean Marlow in Jan. of 1947. Together they had two children, Steve & Kathy. Billy served in WWII in the US Navy. He had a career with Mobil Oil from 1947 to 1984. Upon retiring he then worked with Law Buck Compressor until his death. Billy enjoyed working, hunting, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his son Steve Elder, his parents and three brothers. Billy is survived by his bride of 66 years, Jean Elder, sister Mary Ann Elder Mara (RHS-1954), daughter Kathy and husband Bill White, grandchildren Coby & Cory White, Courtney Warden, Ryan, Jeremy, Cody, Kyle, and Matthew Elder. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.