Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1951

Billy Simpson BILLY WILSON "COACH" SIMPSON, 79, of Lubbock, TX, passed away Sept. 6, 2013. Burial was in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Billy was born March 13, 1934, in Ranger, TX and attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1951. He married Billye Pauline Brock (RHS-1951) in April of 1952 at Ranger. After a brief career with Shell Oil Company, Coach Simpson began his teaching/ coaching career with LISD in 1964. After pursuing his passion for 32 years with LISD, he retired in 1996. Coach Simpson made an impression on many Lubbock school students during his career at Carroll Thompson Junior High, Evans Junior High, and Irons Junior High. Preceding him in death in 2005, was his wife of 52 years, Pauline. Surviving family members include sons, Marvin Simpson, Jim Simpson and wife Maria; daughter, Paula Griffith; grandchildren, Marcus Simpson (Katie), Tamara Tate (Matt), Michael Simpson, Ashley Griffith; and three great-grandchildren.