Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1958

David Wharton DAVID "DAVE" WHARTON, 80, was born on Nov. 28, 1939 to J.E. (RHS-1927) & Dorothy Dodd (RHS-1934) Wharton in Ranger, TX and passed away on Nov. 25, 2020. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and friends. He grew up in Ranger playing all sports. He excelled in football being on a 1st team all- state as a running back. David attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1958. He went to Hardin-Simmons on a full scholarship and was coached by the legendary Sammy Baugh. After college he joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a 1st Lt. Dave was also on the Fort Hood post football team. After discharge from the Army, he came to the Dallas area and went to work for State Farm insurance company. He retired from State Farm after 33 years' service. He was preceded in death by son, Matthew Wharton and brother, Jerry Von Wharton (RHS-1956). He is survived by sons, Christopher and Randy Wharton, wife Janice and her daughters, Evelyn Linville and Susan Dodge, granddaughter, Emily Wharton, and grandsons, Kyle and Gage Linville. Dave's body gave out, but not his mind. Dave will be laid to rest at DFW National Cemetery. Graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at 11:30AM.