Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Evelyn Blackwell Wheat MYRTLE EVELYN BLACKWELL WHEAT, 91, of Cisco, TX was called to her Eternal home on Feb. 14, 2023, with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. Evelyn was born Feb. 10,1932 to Willis Curtis and Permelia Frances (Cox) Blackwell in Ranger TX. She graduated from Ranger High School in the Class of 1949. In Feb. of 1949, she married Byron Barnett (Barney) Wheat Sr. in Clovis N.M. Barney preceded her in death in 1994. As a licensed dietician Evelyn worked as a manager in the food service industry. She was employed at Ranger Jr. College, Cisco Jr. College, Cisco Senior Citizens Program, Lone Cedar Country Club, & Jamie's Restaurant. She was a wonderful cook & made delicious cakes and sweets. She also served in the 1970s as Cisco Municipal Judge. If you asked her to take on a job, she would do it. Evelyn was a member of I-20 Church of Christ and also Mesquite & Rusk Church of Christ in Ranger. She was a loving Christian woman and raised her children in a Christian home. She was preceded by her parents, husband Barney, two children Latricia and Bo & one sister Lanora Blackwell Johnson (RHS-1947). Left to cherish her memories are her children: DeVonna Wheeler of Cisco, and Cheryl Robinson and husband David of Cisco. Grandchildren: Christi Chapman & husband Mike of Snyder, Felicia Ragsdale of Cisco, Jamie Lambert and husband Bobby of Cisco, Jeremy Robinson and wife Sylvia of Breckenridge, Charles Robinson and wife Rebekah of Cisco. Great- grandchildren: Shelby, Corbin, Tucker, Mystic, Ryker, Trace and Morgan. Great-great-grandchildren: Zack, Reagan, Reese, Piper, Millie and Piper. SON: BYRON "BO" BARNETT WHEAT JR., 61, of Cisco, TX passed away peacefully at his residence on April 18, 2018. Bo was born Feb. 2, 1957 in Ranger, TX to Byron Barnett Sr. & Myrtle Evelyn (Blackwell) Wheat. Bo was a building contractor and self-employed. He enjoyed fishing and loved animals especially his dog. He enjoyed helping others & was a kindhearted soul. Survivors are his mother Evelyn Wheat of Cisco, two sisters; DeVonna Gayle and husband R.H. of Eastland and Cheryl Robinson and husband David of Cisco. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Byron Barnett Wheat Sr, and a sister Latricia Lucas.