Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Hudson Hightower SEEBORNE HUDSON HIGHTOWER, 88, of Whitney, TX, passed away Jan. 15, 2018 in Waco after a brief illness, with burial at Hillcrest Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. He was born in Big Spring, TX, on Dec. 23, 1929 and moved shortly thereafter to Hillsboro. His family moved to Eastland County in 1933. A 1949 graduate of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX, Hudson went on to graduate from Ranger Jr. College in 1951. He served in the Texas National Guard in the 49th Armored Division in Ranger and later in Hillsboro. In 1953, he moved to Whitney with his parents and worked for 40 years with Texas Power & Light until his retirement. Hudson had many friends in the Hill County area and was well known as he was a meter reader in several counties. He took great pride in knowing every house and all the roads in the area. He loved his family and friends dearly. Hudson was a devoted son to his parents, Seeborne and Blanche Hightower, always helping them with transportation and providing care to his mother during her last years. Hudson enjoyed making model cars and had numerous pickup trucks, hot rods, 18-wheelers, and armored vehicles, all in miniature form. He was especially proud of his craftsmanship and loved to share his treasures with everyone who visited his workshop. He was a faithful member of the Aquilla Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother- in-law, Ben Blitch. Survivors include his sister, Dortha Bell Hightower Blitch (RHS-1949); nieces, Nicki Beeler and husband, Allen, and Kitzi Fulgham and husband, Pat; nephew, Jeff Blitch and wife, Joyce; great-nieces, Jenna Farrell, Randi McPhate, and Holly Denny; great- nephews, Jeff Beeler, Dan Beeler, and Matt Fulgham; cousin, Jo Nell Bryan; and faithful friend, Ladean Hill.