Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

KENNETH BAILEY HOLMES, 88, died June 12, 2004, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. He was born in Bonita and was raised in Medicine Mound. He graduated from High School in Chillicothe. He served in the U.S. Army & received the American Theater Campaign Medal, Eame Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He married Imogene Dixon and worked as an oil jobber for Phillips 66 Oil Company. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Before retiring in Midland, they lived at Lake Leon for a number of years. Imogene was a sister to Gaston Dixon and Belva Dixon, both of the Ranger High School Class of 1927, both deceased. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife; daughters, Patricia Hindman of San Antonio and Debra White of Midland; sons, Ronald Holmes of Abilene, and Donald Holmes of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. WIFE: IMOGENE DOLORES DIXON HOLMES went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2013. Born Aug. 10, 1925, in Ranger, TX, she spent most of her life in Van Horn, TX, where she met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Bailey Holmes, who passed away in 2004. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. She was a devoted wife and mother who is survived by her four children and their spouses, Patricia Holmes Gunn and Tom Kennedy, Debra Holmes White and Brad White, Ronald and Leta Holmes and Donald and Karen Holmes; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Shai Sparks Frietze and Hector Frietze, Kenneth-Ross and Angela Sparks, Benjamin and Meredith White, Jacob White, Linsey Holmes, Rachael Holmes, Bailey Holmes & Kenna Holmes; seven great-grandchildren, Eric, Christopher, Debra Nicole and Matthew Wood, Sterling and Sloan Sparks & Nixon White. A member of First United Methodist Church of Midland, Imogene had been a follower of Christ since she was 13 years old. Known as the "songbird" in high school she played piano and organ and sang in the church choir most of her life. She also was an avid crocheter and knitter. She loved any sporting event and received a basketball scholarship to SMU. DAUGHTER: DEBRA HOLMES WHITE, 64, was called home on Jan. 27, 2018. She was born Feb. 6, 1953 to Kenneth & Imogene Holmes of Van Horn, TX. Debra loved her family, cherished her children, adored her grandchildren and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. An avid sports fan, she loved watching the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Midland Christian Mustangs and Texas Tech Red Raiders. Debra enjoyed skiing, dancing, lake living, music, animals, laughing, loving and finding fun in everything she did. With a heart of gold, Debra always cared for others before herself. She was a wonderful wife, mother, mother- in-law, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to countless individuals. She lived a full and busy life and will be missed dearly by the many whose lives and hearts she touched. Debra was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth & Imogene Holmes. She is survived by husband Brad White (RHS-1969) of 43 years of Granbury, TX; son Ben, wife Merideth, grandchildren Nixon and Briggs of Plano, TX; son Jacob, wife Macy of Oklahoma City, OK; sister Pat Kennedy, husband Tom of San Antonio, TX; brother Ron Holmes, wife Leta of Abilene, TX; brother Don Holmes, wife Karen of San Antonio and several nieces, nephews and cousins.