Posse Memorials
                                                
Sound Track: Flute Music-Amazing Grace    

                                            "The Posse is saddened  and we remember and salute each one of our fallen Posse Members. We honor and respect the years and contributions to the Posse, our community and their part in preserving the western heritage. A very special     
                                             thank you to each. May God Bless You and your families".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Fred Thomas
Died  June 13, 2017 ((1940-2017, Age 77)
Joined the Posse 1976 (41 years)
Served as Wrangler 1986
Served as Corral Boss 1993
Served as Captain 1997

Received 25 Year Award 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2016

 

Charles F "Rick" Merritt Jr
Died  March 22, 2017 ((1943-2017, Age 73)
Joined the Posse 1976 (41 years)
Served as Rodeo Chairmain 1984
Served as Captain 1987

Received 25 Year Award 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2016

 

Bob Elder
Died December 23, 2016 (1930-2016, Age 86)
Joined the Posse 1974 (42 years)
Served as Captain 1991
Received 25 Year Award 1999
Served as Rodeo Chairmain 2001
Received 40 Year Award 2014

 

Bob Perkins
Died May 1, 2016 (1932-2016, Age 83 )
Joined the Posse 1973 (43 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1973
Received 25 Year Award 1998
Received 40 Year Award 2013

 

Charlie Johnson
Died January 25, 2016 (1933-2016, Age 82 )
Joined the Posse 1954 (62 years)
Served as Sec/Treas 1959
Received 25 Year Award 1979
Received 40 Year Award 1994
Received 50 Year Award 2004
Received 60 Year Award 2014

 

Bob Lambert
Died July 10, 2015 (1937-2015, Age 77 )
Joined the Posse 1978 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1980
Received 25 Year Award 2003

 

Ken "Poss" Hamilton
Died January 25, 2015 (1930-2015, Age 84 )
Joined the Posse 1970 (45 years)
Served as Wrangler 1979
Served as Lieutenant 1980
Served as Captain 1982
Received 25 Year Award 1995
Received 40 Year Award 2010

 

Francis Nichols
Died September 11, 2013 (1941-2013, Age 72 )
Joined the Posse 1976 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1978
Served as Lieutenant 1981
Received 25 Year Award 2001

 

Leroy Schoonover
Died August 6, 2013 (1932-2013, Age 81)
Joined the Posse 1976 (37 years)
Served as
Wrangler 1979
Served as
Lieutenant 1982
Served as Captain 1986
Received 25 Year Award 2001

 

J. P. Binion
Died January 23, 2013 (1922-2013, Age 90 )
Joined the Posse 1959 (54 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1961
Served as Lieutenant 1972
Received 25 Year Award 1984
Received 40 Year Award 1999
 Received 50 Year Award 2009

 

James T. Barnett
Died February 7, 2012 (1928-2012, Age 83 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (45 years)
Served as Sec-Treas 1992
Received 25 Year Award 1995
 Received 40 Year Award 2007

 

 

R.L. Dugan
Died April 29, 2011 (1923-2011, Age 88 )
Joined the Posse 1970 (41 years)
Served as Wrangler 1971
Served as Corral Boss 1977
Served as
 
Lieutenant 1984
Received 25 Year Award 1995
 
Received 40 Year Award 2010

 

 

Sam Nash
Died April 22, 2011 (1941-2011, Age 69 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (44 years)
Re-Joined the Posse 1984
 
Received 25 Year Award 2009

 

 

R.D. (Ray) Todd
Died March 21, 2011 (1925-2011, Age 85 )
Joined the Posse 1967 (44 years)
Served as Corral Boss 1971
 
Received 25 Year Award 1992
Received 40 Year Award 2007
 

 

Holton Riddle
Died February 18, 2011 (1931-2011, Age 79 )
Joined the Posse 1974 (37 years)
Served as Wrangler 1975
 
Served as Captain 1981
Received 25 Year Award 1999
 

 

Jack Borden
Died January 19, 2011 (1908-2011, Age 102)
 1947 Charter member (64 Years)
Received 25 Year Award 1972
Received 40 Year Award 1987
Received 50 Year Award 1997
Received 60 Year Award 2007

 

Jimmy Hemphill
Died December 1, 2010 (1930-2010, Age 80)
Joined the Posse 1963 (47 Years)
Served as
Lieutenant 1970
Served as Captain 1972
Received 40 Year Award 2003

 

J.G. (Buck) Thomas
Died November 14, 2010 (1929-2010, Age 81)
Joined the Posse 1971 (39 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1974
Served as  Corral Boss 1979
Received 25 Year Award 1996

 

Ernie B. Rutledge
Died October 25, 2010 (1932-2010 Age 78)
Joined the Posse 1979 (31 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1982
Served as Corral Boss 1985
Served as
Lieutenant 1987
Received 25 Year Award 2004

 

Thomas E. Riddle
Died July 23, 2010 (1942-2010 Age 67)
Joined the Posse 1974 (36 Years)
Served as Corral Boss 1976
Served as Captain 1979
Received 25 Year Award 1999

 

 

 

W.R. "Dub" Riddle
Died March 30, 2010 (1930-2010, Age 79)
Joined the Posse 1955 (55Years)
Served as Corral Boss 1958
Served as Captain 1973
Received 40 Year Award 1995
Received 50 Year Award 2005
 

 

Boley Pearson
Died March 20, 2010 (1923-2010, Age 86)
Joined the Posse 1949 (61 years)
Served as Sec-Treas 1952
Served as Lieutenant 1959
Served as Captain 1961
Received 50 Year Award 1999
Received Life Member Award 2000

 

Lee Roy "Buddy" Sullivan
Died March 8, 2010 (1926-2010, Age 83)
Joined the Posse 1964 (45 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1967
Server as Director 1972-1973
Received 40 Year Award 2004
 

 

Herman Woodard
Died December 2, 2009 (1920-2009,Age 88)
Joined the Posse 1963 (46 Years)
Served as Captain 1990
Received 40 Year Award 2003

 

Derrell D. Young
Died November 4, 2009(1928-2009, Age 80)
Joined the Posse in 1980 (29 Years)
Served as Wrangler 1996
Received 25 Year Award 2005

 

Bill McDavid, Jr
Died June 5, 2009 (1939-2009, Age 69)
Joined the Posse 1959  (50 Years)
Received 40 Year Award 1999
Received 50 Year Award 2009

 

William Melvin "Mel" Mallory
Died March 31, 2009 (1921-2009,Age 88)
Joined the Posse 1971 (38 Years)
Served as Carrol Boss 1974
Received 25 Year Award 1995

 

W. P. "Punk" Koonce
Died October 16, 2008 (1020-2008, Age 88)

 

Weldon C. Jordan
Died October 7, 2008 (1913-2008, Age 95)
Joined the Posse in 1948 (60 Years)
Served as Lieutenant 1954
Served as Wrangler 1960
Served as Captain 1963
Received 50 Year Award 1998
Received Life Membership 2000

 

Marvin Cecil Thomas
Died January 6, 2008 (1920-2008, Age 87)
Joined the Posse in 1968 (40 Years)
Served as Captain:  1976
Served as Corral Boss:  1972

 


Curtis Andrew Guess
Died December 30, 2007 (1924-2007, Age 83)
Joined the Posse in 1984 (23 years).



 

 


Richard F. "Ric" Williamson
Died December 30, 2007 (1952-2007, Age 55)
Joined the Posse in 1980 (27 years)

 

 

 

Buddy Joe Newsome
Died November 26, 2007  (1941-2007, Age 66) 
Joined the Posse in 1965 (42 years)
Served as Wrangler: 1969
Served as Secretary/Treasure: 1970
 

 

Thomas Edward "Tommy" Lackey
Died October 5, 2007 (1946-2007, Age 61)
Joined the Posse in 1984 (23 years).

 

Joe Ernst
Died in 2006
Joined the Posse in 1983 (23 years)

 

Tony Lavite
Died in 2005
Joined the Posse in 1974 (31 years)
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1999

 

D. C. "Dude" Woodruff
Died in 2005
Joined the Posse 1969 (36 years)
Served as Captain: 1975
Served as Carroll Boss: 1973
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1994

 

J. W. Ford
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse in 1959 (45 years)
Served as Sectary/Treasure: 1960
Served as Lieutenant: 1963

 

 

Joe W Ross
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse in 1985 (19 years)
 

 

 

Willard Thomas
Died in 2004
Joined the Posse 1947 (57 years)
Served as Secretary-Treasure: 1949
Received 50 Year Plaque: 1997

 

 

Bennett Piester
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1973 (30 years)
Received 25 Year Plaque: 1998

 

 

Sam Skiles
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1956 (47 years)
Served as Secretary-Treasure: 1958
Served as Corral Boss: 1962
Served as Captain: 1968

 

 

Doyle Hutchison
Died in 2003
Joined the Posse in 1956 (47 years)
Served as Corral Boss: 1959

 

Bill Todd
Died in 2002
Joined the Posse in 1980 (22 years)
 

 

 

 


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