Kenneth Ringo of Dumas went home on August 11, 2020. He fought the good fight and is now with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents; Doris and Arch Ringo from Dalhart, his first wife, Ruth Ann Crowell from Canyon; his brother Arnold and sister-in-law Pauline Ringo from Dalhart; his brother Leldon and sister-in-law Gina from Irving; and his granddaughter, Jennifer Harris from Dimmitt.
Kenneth was born on the farm-place on September 12, 1932 in Hartley County. He attended Colony School east of Dalhart and Kelly Hill Elementary School, then graduated from Dalhart High School. Ringo attended West Texas State University on a football scholarship. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corp. And was honorably discharged and returned to the Texas Panhandle with his wife Ruthie and their toddler Kenny.
Mr. Ringo coached and taught science at Boys Ranch, Littlefield, Spearman, and Waco; settling in Levelland where he earned his master’s in counseling administration. Kenneth was a school counselor at Levelland, Dimmitt, and Canyon. After retiring from education from Dumas, Mr. Ringo worked as a vocational counselor in the Windham School District serving the incarcerated at Pampa and Amarillo prisons. After Ringo’s second retirement, he began driving a school bus in the Cactus community.
Kenneth married Debbie Cargill on September 23, 1986 in Amarillo. Mr. Ringo and his wife have been active members of the Church of the Nazarene in Dumas.
Ringo was dearly loved by his family. He is survived by his wife Debbie Ringo of Dumas; two sons, Kenneth David Ringo and wife Sharon of Azle, TX and Michael David Phillips and wife Cherie of Bradford, Rhode Island; four daughters, Cynthia Feldman and husband Walter of Albuquerque NM; Deborah Harris and husband Eddie of Dumas; Micki Piatkowski of Dumas; Malena Elliott of Huntsville, TX; two sisters, Wanda Ritchey and husband Raymond of Dumas and Anne Short and husband David of Vidor, TX; a brother Elvin Ringo and wife Gracie of Dalhart; eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 14 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 North Maddox. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Dalhart. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.