Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1970 RJC

Tommy Bott CHARLES TOMMY BOTT JR., 56, of Abilene, TX passed away on May 27, 2008. He was born on Sept. 18, 1951 in Ranger TX to Charles Toots and Nancy Lucille "Cindy" McNabb Bott. Tom was a graduate of Ranger High School, afterward he attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated in 1977 with a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Houston and received his pharmacist license. Tom was a pharmacist in Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Strawn and several other locations until ill health forced him to retire. He attended the Methodist Church and had a strong faith, reading the bible on a regular basis. Tom was not a social man, however, he was a kind and gentle man. The profession he choose, showed that he was a caring man, concerned with others well being. One of his great joys was collecting and trading guns and swords. Tom was preceded in death by his father Charles Toots Bott. He is survived by his mother Nancy Lucille "Cindy" Bott of Ranger, a son Jonathan Christopher Bott of Abilene, a half-sister Nancy Jones (RHS-1958) and husband Mac Jones (RHS-1956) of Ranger, and numerous extended family and friends.


Toots Bott FATHER: CHARLES "TOOTS" BOTT 85, of Ranger, TX died on April 2, 1997, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. He was born on July 26, 1911 to Thomas Ed and Mamie Reasoner Bott in Thurber, TX. He worked at the Thurber Drug Store when Thurber was a city of 10,000. He attended school in Thurber and played in the Thurber band. He graduated from Strawn High School and attended Ranger Junior College. He graduated from Landig School of Mortuary Science in Houston in 1938 and worked for 19 years as a mortician and funeral director for Morris Funeral Home in Ranger. He married Nancy Lucille "Cindy" Graham in May of 1949 in Stephens County. He served for four years during WWII after graduating from Randolph Field Aviation School of Medicine as a flight surgeon assistant. After retiring from Morris Funeral Home, he worked for Swaney’s Pharmacy, later, Brown’s Pharmacy. He was one of the first in Eastland and Stephens Counties to raise registered Brahma cattle. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ranger. Survivors at the time of his death include his wife, Nancy L. Bott of Ranger; a daughter Nancy (RHS-1958) & her husband Mac (RHS-1956) Jones; a granddaughter, Kay and her husband Mark Dobbs, all of Ranger, and their children, Clayton and Kakki; a grandson, Cody and his wife Theresa Jones, and their children, Cody Jr. and Clinton; a granddaughter, Kellie and her husband Gary Dobbs, and their children, Jerry and Cole; a son, Tommy Bott (RHS-1970) and his wife Donna Bott of Abilene, and their children, Jonathan Bott, Jeremy and Jayce Veal. Note: His brother, Ted R. Bott, was born on Oct. 14, 1907 and died in Ranger on April 15, 1994.