Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1981

Rusty Neville RUSSELL RAY "RUSTY" NEVILLE, 47, of Ranger, TX passed away on Aug. 24, 2010 in Ranger. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1981. Rusty was born on Dec. 19, 1962 in Snyder, TX to Donald R. Neville and Angel P. Thomas. His father and the family operated a machine shop on Hwy 80 across from Mark Wheat for the past 35 years. Rusty married Thilena Diann "Toby" Sanders in May of 1992 in Ranger. He was a machinist and enjoyed riding Harleys with his wife and friends. He loved fishing, hunting, wood-working and working with his hands. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael "Mikey" Neville (RHS-2003) in 2008. Survivors include his wife, Toby Neville of Ranger; a son, Nick Neville and his wife Miranda of Ranger; a daughter, Jessica Evett of Ranger; grandchildren, Alli Neville and Cade Neville both of Ranger; parents, Don & Pauline Neville of Ranger; sisters, Donna Neville (RHS-1974) of Ranger, Paula Dunn (RHS-1974) & her husband Daylon of Proctor and Jennifer Maddle (RHS-1986) and her husband James of Ranger; a nephew, Tom Dunn of Proctor; and a niece, Katy Dunn of Proctor. MOTHER: PAULINE THOMAS NEVILLE, 81, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 27, 2017 in Ranger, TX. Pauline was born June 19, 1936, in Megargel, TX to Chester & Virginia Rhea Thomas. She married Don Neville in Feb. of 1955, in Lovington, NM and moved to Ranger in 1967 where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker who loved raising her kids & 2 of her grandson. She loved the outdoors, camping and fishing and was an amazing deal finder at garage sales. Pauline was a Baptist. Pauline is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Don Neville, daughters; Donna Neville, Paula Dunn and husband Daylon, Jennifer Maddle and husband James, daughter-in-law, Thilena Neville, brother, Jim Thomas and wife Marie, sisters; Margaret Bradley and Polly Ann Neville. She is also survived by grandchildren; Nicholas Neville and wife Miranda, Thomas Dunn, Katy Dunn and Jessica Baker and great-grandchildren; Allison, Cade, and Kathryn. She was preceded in death by her son Rusty Neville, grandsons; Mikey Neville and Stevie Dunn and a brother, Charles Thomas. FATHER: DON R. NEVILLE, 86, passed from this life to the next on Feb. 27, 2021. Don was born on Sept. 17, 1934 in Brownwood, TX to Russell T. & Iva Mae Perkins Neville. He married Pauline Thomas in Feb. of 1955 in Lovington, NM, and she preceded him in death in 2017. Don proudly served his country in the US Navy. He was the head chef at Café 66 in Snyder prior to moving to Ranger in 1967 where he became a machinist and established the long running family-owned Neville Machine Shop, which he operated until his retirement. Don loved the outdoors, tending to his cattle and fruits trees, and also hunting and fishing. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Neville, Paula Dunn, and Jennifer Maddle; grandchildren, Nick Neville, Thomas Dunn, Katy Dunn, and Jessica Baker; and great-grandchildren, Alli and Cade Neville, JJ Dunn, and Katherine Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years; son, Rusty Neville; brother, Bob Neville; sisters, Nancy Tumlinson and Patsy Steigle; and grandchildren, Mikey Neville and Stevie Dunn.