Long time Bangs resident Howard Lee “Rusty” Rambo died on May 25, 2016 after a long illness.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Bangs Cemetery under the direction of Davis Morris Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Redmond officiating and Ben McCleery assisting.
Rusty was born in Brownwood on Jan. 21, 1940, to Roy Lee and Mildred Wagner Rambo. He graduated from Farmington, New Mexico High School in 1958. He later proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He married Sharon Young on Aug. 6, 1966. Rusty was an employee of the Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years and told many stories of his adventures “riding the rails”. He was a member of the Bangs Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and the Bangs United Methodist Church.
Rusty leaves behind his wife Sharon; daughters, Laura Lee Gambino and Leslie; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to employees of Brownwood Regional Hospital, Oak Ridge Manor and Kindred Hospice who showed such kindness and compassion during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to West Texas Rehab, 4601 Hartford, Abilene TX, 79605, or charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood, TX.