Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1983

Adam Lopez ADAM DIAZ LOPEZ, JR., 46, of Ranger, TX passed away on April 21, 2010 in Ft. Worth, TX, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Adam Diaz Lopez Jr. of Ranger, TX was reported early morning on April 21, 2010 to have been involved in a traffic accident. He was Care Flighted to ICU at St. John Peter Smith Hospital, in Ft. Worth, TX. As we all know he was a fighter, and fought until his last heart beat. He was pro- nounced dead at 5:01 am. Adam was our Hero & hero to many throughout his lifetime. He was a loving father, son, brother and uncle as well as a grand- father. Adam was a big part of the community of Ranger and well known. He was born Feb. 8, 1964 to Adam Sr. & Rachel Lopez in Abilene, TX. He attended Winters Elementary. In 1977 his family moved to Ranger. He joined Ranger Volunteer Fire Dept in 1981. He loved the excitement of fire fighting and helping his community. Mainly just helping other. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1983, where he played football, basketball and ran track. He was a Ranger Fire Dept Volunteer fighter for 16 years. In 1996 he received Fireman of the Year award. He loved hanging out at the fire station in his spare time...when he wasn't out making a dollar. His motto was always, “Another day, another dollar.” He worked for Fina Gas Station in his high school years. In 1986 he went to work for Sun Oil Company and quit to go to work for the City of Ranger for a year. He then was elected Commissioner of the Water department of Ranger and then off to Freddys Wrecker Service. As his children grew up in Ranger he participated in coaching T-ball, little league baseball and pee wee basketball. Adam also attended every Ranger football game he could. He was a long time member of the Ranger Historical Society, & attended many city hall meetings. Adam is survived by two sons Andrew Lopez (RHS-2005) and Aaron Hoodie of Ranger, TX, his daughter Gabriella, and his girlfriend Teresa Abila of Ranger, TX, mother Rachel Lopez of Ft. Worth, TX, his father Adam Lopez Sr. of Olden, TX, one brother Anthony Lopez (RHS-1985) of Aledo, TX, one sister Michelle Lopez (RHS-1992) of Ft. Worth, TX, two nephews Lane Adam Lopez, Landon Lopez, one niece Madison Lopez. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Nathaniel, and Kassidy Hoodie. Adam had many aunts, uncles and cousins in his family as well as friends. Adam will be very missed by all who knew him and those who loved him.