WADE BARRET DRISKILL, 36, was a native Rangerite.
Born Nov. 10, 1975 to Bobby Lee Driskill & Donna
(Ainsworth) Driskill-Thackerson (RHS-1969). Wade
attended Ranger ISD in the Class of 1994. Completing
his GED, he also attended a couple of tech schools.
Wade turned to the electrical field and was a master
electrician. He was employed with EBBA Iron. Wade was
also the owner of Studio 254 Hair Salon & Tanning in
He passed away on Aug. 2, 2012 at Weatherford, TX,
with interment in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Wade was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and the
Ranger Chamber of Commerce. He was a very giving person
and was involved in supporting youth organization and
high school students.
Anyone who was associated with Wade knew he was a
perfectionist and was always striving on improvement
and that he could be counted on in a time of need. Wade
was known as a prankster and when he wasn't pulling
one he was planning for his next victim. Wade had the
natural ability to make people laugh and feel good
about themselves. Wade utilized each day and got the
most out of every day of his life.
Wade was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee
Driskill, grandparents, Jess and Edna Driskill, Calvin
& Jean Ainsworth, and a brother Jesse Driskill-Collins.
Survivors at the time of his death include his mother,
Donna Driskill-Thackerson and step-father, Roy Thackerson
of Ranger, a brother, Brandon Driskill (RHS-1989) and
wife Tracy of Buffalo, two sisters, Lee Ann Terry of
Centerville, and Teresa Breedlove of Houston, two neices,
Kylyn Graves and husband Josh of Stephenville, and Kynlee
Driskill of Buffalo, a great-nephew, Jaxon Graves of
Stephenville, Ronnie Ainsworth, uncle, and wife Sherri
of Ranger, Delinda Snider, aunt, and husband Larry of
Gorman, cousins, Ronnie Calvin and Sonny Ainsworth and
Jacob and Douglas McCullough, and a very special lady
in his life, Misty Sharp of Eastland.
FATHER: BOBBY LEE DRISKILL, 59, of Abilene, TX died on
Feb. 13, 1999, at an Abilene hospital, with burial
in Evergreen Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Mr. Driskill was born in May, TX, on Dec. 19, 1939, and
lived in Brown, Comanche, Erath and Nolan counties. He
graduated from Highland High School and worked for Dow
Chemical in McCamey. He moved to Ranger in 1963 and worked
for CJB Cattle Co. and as ranch foreman for Hagaman Ranch.
He worked for Slumber J and sold cars in Big Spring and
Abilene in the late 1960s and early `70s. He also worked
for T&P Railroad and Missouri and Pacific Railroad. He
farmed and ranched in the Ranger area and opened Bob's
K&M Service Station and Tire Service and Ranger Hill Pit
Stop and Restaurant, which he operated until retiring in
1993. He moved to San Angelo in 1993 and to Abilene in
1998. He was a Baptist. He married Roxie Kidd in 1959.
He married Donna Ainsworth (RHS-1969) in 1970. He had two
daughters; Lee Ann Terry and Teresa Carol Breedlove, both
of Kingwood; two sons, Brandon Lee Driskill (RHS-1989) of
Stephenville and Wade Barret Driskill (RHS-1994) of El Paso;
two brothers, Jolly Driskill of Tuscola and Modie Driskill
of Eden; four sisters, June Stanford of San Angelo, Jeannie
Driskill of Lewisville, Wanda Fullwood of Lubbock and Mary
Lou Sponable of Brazoria; and nine grandchildren.