Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1945

Herman Blackwell HERMAN LEROY BLACKWELL, 87, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2015, surrounded by family, with interment in Emerald Hills Memorial Park at Kennedale, TX. Herman Blackwell was born on June 2, 1928 to Elmer & Ruby Blackwell in Ranger, TX. and grew up in Ranger graduating from Ranger high School in 1945. He married Lucy Lee Medlin in Aug. of 1960 in Alamogrdo, NM and they had one son, Lyndon Bryan Blackwell. Herman served several years in the Army Medical Core during the Korean War and continued to server our country until 1962. Herman spent many happy years working in the hotel industry until he retired in 1993. He often spoke of how he met all kinds of famous people and how much he enjoyed meeting new people all the time. Herman was an active member in his church for many years. He loved Jesus and was a true servant of the Lord in all he did. Herman lead his life by the scriptures which he read daily and many times you could hear him singing hymns of praise and praying to worship the God he loved so much. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Lee Blackwell; parents, Elmer and Ruby Blackwell; sister, Maurine Eastland. Survivors: Son, Lyndon Bryan Blackwell and wife Nancy; granddaughter Ashley Newton and husband Ronald; great- granddaughter, Haley Newton all of Hurst, TX. ; brothers, Ray Blackwell of Abilene, TX, Ed Blackwell and wife Virginia of Panhandle, TX, Virgil Blackwell (RHS-1961) and wife Dixie of Iowa Park, TX; sister, June Blackwell Ice (RHS-1950) and husband Jim of Abilene, TX and many nieces and nephews.