RONNY RAY POWELL, 53 of Ranger, TX, passed away
Nov. 3, 2017 in Mineral Wells, TX.
Ronny was born Feb. 20, 1964 in Abilene to Burris
Ray Powell & Lillian Estelle Patterson Powell. He
graduated from Merkel High School, Cisco Jr. College,
McMurray University, and received his Master's Degree
from the University of New Orleans. He taught drama
at Merkel High School, Tahoka High School, & several
universities before retiring from Ranger High School.
While at CJC, he had the opportunity to play in the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He acted in several
commercials and movies, including JFK with Kevin
Costner. He was in the Abilene Repertory Theatre for
several years. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic
Church in Ranger, and Sons of Confederate Veterans
Camp 1864 in De Leon.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors
include two brothers, Gary Straach (Kari) of McKinney,
TX, and Richard Straach of Port Aransas; four sisters,
Linda Picon of Mishawaka, IN, Deanna Greer of Zephyr,
TX, Chyree Jones of Odessa, TX, and Cindy McElyeh of
Ovilla, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and wonderful
Ronny's family wishes to extend their gratitude and
appreciation to longtime friends Chip and Wynelle
Lang. They shared vacations, passion for history and
teaching, & were there through all of the challenges
Ronny faced with his health these last few years.
They have been angels here on earth.