Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1948

Thomas Powell THOMAS CLAUDE POWELL, 86, of Arlington, TX died July 24, 2018, with burial in the Parkdale Cemetery at Arlington. Thomas was born on April 19, 1932 in Ranger, TX to parents, T.J. Powell and Claudia Lee Peck Powell. He attended St. Rita's Catholic School in Ranger, TX and may have attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1948 for a short time, then Monahans High School, and later graduated from Texas Tech in 1954. He met his wife, Joyce, in 1959 and they married that same year. The couple just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Thomas was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Arlington where he served as an elder. He was active in the Mid-Cities Chapter of the TX Society of Professional Engineers where he served as President and was honored as Engineer of the Year. He was a loving and involved father and he acted as coach for his daughters softball teams. He loved playing softball and volleyball in the Senior League. He stayed a loyal fan of Texas Tech until the end. He was a member of the Ranger Exes Association. Survivors were his wife, Joyce; daughters, Susan Fisher and her husband, Michael, Diane Corrigan and husband, Keith and Annette Powell; grandchildren, Eric & Michelle Fisher, John and Ryan Corrigan and Nicole Bishop; great- grandchildren, Aiden, Melody & Christian Bishop; brother, Dick Powell; sisters, Karen Cook and Kay Kennedy.