Time doesn't go by and certain songs come on the radio that I am not taken back by the wild times we had. You didn't get the credit for my first beer, but you got it for getting me to choking on my first Winston cigarette and swallowing my first Copenhagen dip!
Brotherhoods are forever, but sometimes our lives aren't..... You and Phillip were the two that I figured we would always be seeing each other, but I was wrong. I lost Phillip somewhere after the reunion, but hopefully we will catch up again.
Miss you my Brother!
From Bill & Sheila Mcgee on March 30th, 2014
Your kind and good heart and someone so proud to call a friend is why your memory remains in our hearts, time will never erase your memory.
Mark Amburgey, age 57, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa. He was born Monday, August 28, 1950 in Detroit, MI. He was a welder.
He is survived by his sister: Jaydene "J.J." Amburgey of Goldsmith.
A memorial visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Condolences to the family can be made at acreswestfuneral.com.
Steve lived on the same block as me when we were in elementary, we remained friends after he moved to a different area closer to Crockett Jr. High. I would visit him at his new home and his mother was very kind to me. He had good morales and was an all around great guy!
HAWKINS --- Sonjia Lewis Ayres, 52, of Hawkins, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in Leon County. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Beaty Funeral Home Chapel withthe Rev. Don Majors officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pisga Cemetery in Wood County.
She was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Big Sandy, to John Morris Lewis and Ava Lee Stevens Lewis. Mrs. Ayres was a goat rancher and a member of the Boer Go Association. She was a graduate of the Aurthor Murry Dance Studio in New Orleans and was a current education major at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Mrs. Ayres was preceded in death by her parents, John Morris Lewis and Ava Lee Stevens Lewis; a daughter, Cholla Dee Ayres; two brothers; and one sister. She is survived by a son, Macon E. Ayres of Belle Chasse, La.; a daughter, Sandra Thomas and husband Brian of Plano; two brothers, Billy M. Lewis of Millerton, N.Y., and Bobby R. Lewis of Gardendale; two sisters, Ava M. Stallings of Hawkins and Frances G. Sweatt of Red Oak; six grandchildren; and many honorary grandchildren. Services entrusted to Beaty Funeral Home.
When I think of Lubbock, and when I go to Lubbock; I think of you and "Horsey" , Bud. I try to sneak in to the little cafe where you and the other TTC's ate. The owners remember you well.
There will be another time when we will reunite, my Brother.
ODESSA --- Kim Barnett, 54 years old, passed away, Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton. He was born October 9, 1951 in Odessa to his parents, William D. & Fern Ball Barnett.
Kim graduated from Odessa High School in 1970, where he was a member of the FFA. He attended Tarleton State University and Odessa College, receiving an associate's degree in Safety Engineering. He was employed by El Paso Products and Amoco for a number of years. At the time of his death, he was the Safety Director for Pioneer Drilling and was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Kim was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Odessa where he also served as a Bible Drill leader and director for the College Sunday School department. After moving to the Denton area, he was a member of Southmont Baptist Church in Denton. He married Kathy Fanning August 26, 1972 in Goldsmith.
Kim was a loving husband, faithful father, committed friend, and playful "Big Dog". He is survived by his wife, Kathy Barnett of Krum, his mother, Fern Barnett of Odessa, his son and daughter in law Kris & Kelly Barnett of Fort Worth, his daughter and son in law, Kyla Jo & Zach Kincaid of Wylie, three grandchildren, Kenzie Barnett, Karsen Barnett, and Brianna Kincaid, and another Kincaid grandchild due in November, father-in-law Bartley D. Fanning and wife, Helen of Odessa, sister-in-law, Terri Pace and husband Glyn, sister-in-law, Mava Smith and husband, Mike, and 5 nieces, Stephanie Jones of Midland, Stacie Smith of Lubbock, Melody Pace of Austin, Amy Pace of Austin, and Kathy Pace of Lubbock, and five great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Kris Barnett and Rev. Johnny Young officiating. Private burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens will proceed the service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
I have looked in many different San Antonio area newspapers to find an obituary for Jeff. I cannot find one anywhere. I dated Jeff all through high school and college. Lost track after about 1980.
LUBBOCK --- Andy Coats, 55, of Lubbock, passed away Oct. 17, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at the New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Floydada with Elder Ronnie Hedges, Elder Wayne Venable and Brother Ronnie Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Community Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. Visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.
Andy was born Apr. 2, 1952, in Odessa to parents Wilma Lee (Speegle) and Robert A. Coats, Sr. He proudly attended Odessa High School and later attended Draughon's Business College. On Jan. 21, 1972, in Floydada, he was married to Belinda Gay Neff. They settled in Lubbock, where he was a Systems Analyst, serving as the Coordinator of Applications for L.I.S.D. Andy was a longtime member of New Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Floydada, where he served as a deacon and song leader. He is remembered as a man who was an example above examples.
Survivors include his wife, Belinda Coats of Lubbock; his son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Wendi Coats of Lubbock; his daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie and Christopher Kreger of Alpine, Texas; two grandchildren, Jacob and Connor Coats; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Richie Martin of Odessa; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Dale Anderson Coats of Odessa; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mr. Coats memory to New Salem Primitive Baptist Church and Harmony Plains Singing School, C/O Ronnie Fowler, 4304 45th St. Lubbock, TX 79413.
THE COLONY, TX --- Kathleen (Kathy) Anita Coleman, 52, of 4518 Carr Street, The Colony, Texas, born on March 7, 1952, in Morton, Texas, died on May 14, 2004.
A small memorial service will be held Saturday, May 22, 2004, 1:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in Lions Club Park, The Colony.
She graduated from Odessa High School in 1970, attended Texas Tech University and Odessa Junior College, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, pursuing a double major of psychology and sociology. An employee for 18 1/2 years for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a Loan Workout Specialist and was elected President of the Union.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Kaitlin Melka and Cole Melka, of The Colony; mother, Anita Wood of Odessa; sister, Nancy Hall and family, of Tom Bean; and brother, Daniel Yarbro and family, of Post.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Christian Community Action, 200 South Mill Street, Lewisville, TX 75057 or The Colony Library, 6800 Main Street, The Colony, TX 75056. Kathy will always be remembered for her brilliance, sense of humor, and commitment and dedication to helping and loving others.
ODESSA Cindy Jennings Cooper, 58, of Gardendale, went to be with her Lord and Savior Nov. 5, 2009.
Cindy was born Sept. 4, 1951, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to M.L. and Virginia Jennings. She was a graduate of Odessa High School, Class of 1970. She grew up in Temple Baptist Church, where she was a lifelong member. When not spoiling her grandbabies in Houston, Texas, Cindy played the piano for Gardendale Christian Fellowship and was so loved by all the members of the church.
Nobody is perfect on this earth, but Cindy was as perfect as you could get. She was a devoted Christian. She had a five-page typed prayer list that she went through at least once every day. She read her Bible daily and spent her evenings reading to her grandchildren about Jesus and teaching them how to pray.
Anyone who knew Cindy never forgot her. Whether you knew her 10 minutes or a lifetime, Cindy blessed your life. This earth has truly lost an angel.
Cindy is preceded in death by her father, M.L. Jennings; her stepfather, Clinton K. Dozier; and her grandmother, Willie Fulton.
Cindy is survived by her mother, Virginia Jennings Thomasson; stepfather, T.O. Thomasson; sister, Martha Lemons and husband Mike; brother, Marvin Jennings; brother, Ricky Jennings and wife Diane; her children, Houston Bright, Ginger Corey and husband Scott; and her beautiful grandbabies, Tiffany, Steffany, Cameron and Kinsey Corey.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at CrossRoads Fellowship Church in Odessa, Texas, with the Rev. Kim Gray officiating. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday evening Nov. 10, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel.
Cindy was a wonderful person and friend! We were boyfriend and girlfriend at the old (now demolished) Crocket Junior High School when I was a 9th grader and she an 8th grader. I loved going to her home on Yukon (I lived on John Street) to visit, attend parties, and visiting with her mom. We rode the same school bus...same route for years! Cindy loved life and especially her many, many friends. I continue to be devistated by her death and miss seeing her occasionally. The last time I saw Cindy was at the Cooper - OHS game, at Ratliff Stadium around 1990 or so. What an amazing person!!! May God Bless Cindy and her family!
Jack Nall Abilene
From Lynda Main on June 9th, 2010
Cindy was such a sweet person. I still remember the big bash she had at her house on Yukon Road many, many years ago. Her dad was in the hospital down the hall from my dad just before they both passed away. God Bless her heart!
From Claudia (Coggins) Hobbs on June 3rd, 2010
Cindy was in the Sorrella's , with me and she was such a great role model. I knew she would become one of best friends from the moment I met her. She will be greatly missed .
From Ginger Corey on May 20th, 2010
As I sit here looking through your annuals, seeing what your classmates wrote you almost 40 years ago, I realize what a beautiful person you always were (even before you became my mother). Everyone thought so much of you. Each and every day is difficult without you here with me, but I know you are at peace. You would have had so much fun at this reunion, I know you were looking forward to it.
ODESSA --- Danny Lee Crosby, 45, an accountant, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, in Houston. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Life Challenge United
Pentecostal Church with Rev. Dan Smelser officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in McCamey and was a resident of Lewisville. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Parents, C.L. & Fern Crosby of Odessa; daughters, Shannon Coad of San Angelo and Lauren Crosby of Carrollton; and sisters, Joyce Watts and Mary Dixon, both of Odessa, Sandra Crosby of Austin and Clara Arocha of Slaton.
ODESSA --- Billie Marie Tindol Curtis, 52, of Odessa passed away, May 15, 2003,at Midland Memorial Hospital. A visitation to receive friends will be Friday, May 16, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003, at University Parks Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Hull officiating.
She was born May 9, 1951, in Wichita Falls, to Walker and Margaret Tindol. She married Richard Curtis on October 17, 1970, in Odessa. Her favorite pastime was taking care her family and crafts.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Curtis;daughter, Missy Shepherd and husband, Otis; sons, C.B. Curtis, Michael Curtis, all of Midland; brothers, Carl Tindol of Odessa, Charles Tindol of Mobile, Ala., Jr. Tindol and Ricky Tindol, both of Odessa; sisters, Marylyn Grantham and husband, Casey, of Willis; Sandra Sweeden of Odessa;grandchildren, Rebecca, Avery and Shae Shepherd. Active pallbearers include Sam and Casey Grantham, Randy Perry, Gordon and James Tindol, and Ronnie Martin, and honorary pallbearers are Ricky and Thomas Tindol, and Benny Sweeden.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
ODESSA -- Robbie Jo Dobbs, 56, of Odessa, died Monday, Dec. 8, in Houston.
She is survived by her mother, "Granny" Hazel Dobbs of Odessa; children Jason and Allyson Ann Richardson, Allie Richardson, Mike and Keena Richardson, Brooke Davison and Keetowah Davison, all of Odessa; the father of her children, John Richardson, of Colorado; brother Danny Dobbs, of Odessa; and sisters Jackie Beth Dobbs, of Odessa, and Gerry and Bill Richardson of Albuquerque, N.M.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Mike Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
My greatest memories of you are when I think about all of the scrap iron drives all of you girls had. My Dad would let me and Joe Commander load out your cars and trucks with scrap, but you and a few of the others had those 'looks' to where we would add a little more to your loads.
The other great memory is going to the store and visiting with you, getting something to drink, and visiting with you and your Mom.
I came back to Odessa, one week too late. When I got there, they told me you were gone.
You will always be in my memories.
From Claudia (Coggins) Hobbs on June 3rd, 2010
Robbi was a good friend and Art buddy to me. We loved our Sr year in Art class. I miss her
GARLAND --- Timothy Mack Dry, born March 7, 1952 in Ector County, TX, died of pancreatic cancer on April 1, 2012. His services were held in Garland, TX on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He leaves behind wife Kathy, son Cody Dry (Dallas) and daughter Mandy Hummell (CO).
ODESSA --- Timothy Dale Eckel “Papa”, 62, passed into the arms of his Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at home in Odessa, Texas. He was born November 29, 1951 to Emery and Norma Eckel in Odessa, Texas. â
ODESSA --- Frank Earl Fahlstrom Sr., age 56, passed away at Hospice House of Odessa on Monday, December 8, 2008. He was born June 14, 1952, in Odessa and was a lifetime Odessa resident.
He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army. He worked a variety of jobs. He was a diesel mechanic, a taxi driver and a cook.
Frank was a loving father, brother and grandfather. He was always happy and spent as much time as he possibly could with his grandchildren. He enjoyed football, wrestling and fishing. He may have been stubborn and ornery, but was an essentially a really good guy.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Frank Earl Fahlstrom Jr. "Bubba" of Odessa; two daughters, Heidi Torres of Odessa and La Tonya Arenas (who is with her husband stationed in Germany); one sister, Nita Thomas of Odessa; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Bjorn Fahlstrom Sr. and Joan Hetrick Fahlstrom; and two brothers, Phillip Fahlstrom and Leonard B. Fahlstrom Jr.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Dr. Jimmy Braswell.
Pallbearers will be: John Thomas, Frank Ordunez, K.C. Watson, Mike Seguro, Jack Ingram and Johnny Tarin.
Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
ODESSA Billy Sam Fife passed away at home on August 22, 2012.
The family will have visitation on Friday, August 24, from 2-4pm with funeral services and burial immediately following, all to be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pastor Steve McMeans officiating.
Sam was born January 19, 1952, to J.M. and Betty Fife in Odessa, TX.
He married Janie Lynn Wagner June 12, 1971. Sam loved his family above all. He never hesitated to put them first and did all he could to take care of them. Sam was a people person and he loved a good story. He was the heart and soul of Goldsmith and rarely wanted to be where he couldn't see the flare.
Sam left this world somewhat unexpectedly. He was dearly loved by many and will be sorely missed. Sam was truly one of a kind.
Sam is preceded in death by his father, J.M. Fife, and his brother, Craig Fife.
Sam is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janie, his daughters Janae Willhite and husband Kevin, Leigh Haas and husband Shane, his brother, Tom Fife and wife Melinda, his mother, Betty Fife, mother- in-law, Mona Wagner, his grandchildren , Colton Williams, Julia and Madelyn Haas, Brooke and Cash Willhite, niece Leesa Thomas and husband Mickey, nephews Doug Fife and wife Stephanie, Dan Fife and wife Amanda, as well as numerous other close friends and family.
HOUMA, LA. --- Teresa Irene Fuentes, 59, of Houma, La., died Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Houma.
She loved her family; they were everything to her. Most of all her grandchildren.Teresa was always the life of every party, and never met a stranger.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Simon (Sam) V. Fuentes of Houma, La.; mother, Wanda Shugart of Odessa; brother, Clyde Shugart and wife Anne Shugart of Odessa; daughter, Laura Vestal and husband Scott Vestal of Odessa; sons, Trey Trainor and wife Lucy Trainor of Round Rock; Tom Trainor and wife Jennifer Trainor of Odessa; Michael Fuentes and wife Marsha Fuentes of Monahans; and thirteen grandchildren, all the light of her life.
Services to be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 7601 N. Grandview, Odessa, Texas. Following the service, a gathering will be held at Clyde and Anne Shugart’s house, #59 La Promesa Circle, Odessa, TX.
Arrangements are by Chauving Funeral Home of Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity.
Terry was my beloved sister and best friend. I will never have as much fun with anyone else, because she was one in a million. Terry and her only grandchild, a beautiful little girl of 12 named Prairie Liane, were killed in an automobile accident in Utah. We had just talked on the phone only a couple of hours before. Those of you who were blessed to know her will remember how sweet, how funny and how genuine she was. I will never stop missing her until we meet again in heaven.
Dennis Wayne Graham, 63, of Odessa, passed away on February 25, 2015 in Odessa, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Dennis W. Graham was born in Arkadelphia, Ar. to Dois and Norma Jean Graham on February 1, 1952. He went to school at Odessa High School, and went on to get his BBA from Texas A&M University. He married Mary Grace Graham “Mimi” on December 22, 1972 in Oklahoma City, Ok. He worked as a regional managing salesman for Fiberglass Systems for 15 years.
Dennis is survived by his wife Mimi, son and daughter –in-law Dennis and Cristi Graham, son Eric Graham, his brother Mike Graham, his mother Norma Jean Graham. He has two grandchildren Hannah and Andrew Graham.
Memorial may be given to The American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
The Graham family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all friends and family.
ODESSA --- Donna Fisher Harrington passed from this life on April 28, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Amos Harrington of Gardendale, Texas, as well as her father, James C. Fisher, and brother, Bobby C. Fisher.
Donna was born in Odessa on January 25, 1953, to James C. Fisher and Bobbie E. Fisher. She attended high school at OHS and married Amos Harrington in 1970.
Donna is survived by her two children, her daughter, Amanda Summers and husband, Brian Summers, and her baby granddaughter, Aubrie Summers, of Gardendale; her son, Joshua Harrington, also of Gardendale; her mother, Bobbie E. Fisher of Odessa; two sisters, Terrie Stelly and husband, Blain Stelly of Opelousas, La., Sue Reeves
and husband, Mac Reeves of Odessa; and one brother, Ricky Fisher and wife, Cathy Fisher, of Odessa.
Donna was a faithful Christian and was a member of The Cowboy Church of the American West. Until her death, Donna was a true and loving mother, grandmother and a beloved friend of Ron and Paula Norris.Donna had many friends in this journey through life and loved her family. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Connor of The Cowboy Church of the American West will officiate.
VICTORIA --- Michael D. Herring, 49, of Victoria, a salesman in the oilfield industry, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in a Victoria hospital. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel with Roy McLaurin and Dan Spaeth officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Rockwood Cemetery in Rockwood. Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria.
He was born in Odessa and was a member of Central Church of Christ. SURVIVORS: Wife, Bonnie J. Lawson Herring of Victoria; mother, Melba Johnson Bettis of Odessa; daughters, Sheryl Harris and Melissa Herring, both of Victoria, and Janna Herring of Austin; stepdaughter,Catherine Alexander of Odessa; son, Michael Earl Herring of Victoria; stepsons, James Crawford and William Billy Crawford, both of Odessa;
sisters, Shaye Loving of Victoria and Alisia Steward of San Diego; brother, David McClure of Odessa; and four grandchildren.
ODESSA --- Dee Hollingsworth Mabry was born in Odessa on April 3, 1952. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1970 and went on to live many happy years in Westwood, California where she worked as a Property Manager.
Later, she returned home to Texas to care for her father, Cecil Jack "Papa" Hollingsworth. In 2006, she moved to Bedford, TX where she worked as Hotel Manager for La Quinta Inns. Dee loved bringing a smile to those around her. On October 6, 2012 Dee passed away after a lengthy illness.
Dee is survived by her son, Jamison Ryan of Round Rock, TX; two sisters, Aretha Hughes Ferrell of Frisco, TX and Tammy Hughes Detwiler of Conroe, TX.
We thank you Dear Lord for blessing us with Dee and all the love she gave us. She will be missed.
ODESSA --- William Perry Hopkins was born on July 28, 1951, in Odessa, Texas. "Bill" entered Heaven on May 4, 2010, after succumbing to natural causes at the age of 58.
Bill was a loving father and brother.
He was very educated and had degrees in Theology, as well as being a licensed electrician. Bill also served several years as the Constable for Precinct 3 in Ector County.
He is preceded in death by Ola Powell (grandmother); Maxine Green (mother); William Lester Hopkins (father); Nita Palmer (sister); he is also preceded in death by Mary Helen Reynolds and Tommy Hopkins.
Married on Nov. 18, 1976, to Lucy F. Hopkins, and father of only descendant, Anthony William Hopkins, Bill is survived by both as well as sisters, Patricia Kennedy and Lequietta Barnhart of Odessa, Texas. Others include aunt and uncle, J.E. and Neta Coffey of Brackettville, Texas, and Ray, Larry and Loda Hopkins, as well as Arlene Stanley and Leslie Greenwood, all from Oklahoma. Bill is also survived by his favorite companion and friend, his dog, "Hoppy."
Bill's final residence was at Lincoln Tower Retirement Home in Odessa. He was loved by many of its staff and residents. He will be missed.
Viewing will be held all day Friday at Odessa Funeral Home. A special rosary prayer and memorial will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. Family has requested cremation following the Mass.
HOUSTON --- Kenneth V. Kelley went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2013. Ken was born July 8, 1952, in Odessa, Texas, to Melza and Helen (Lafferty) Kelley. Ken was a graduate of the University of Texas, Ken worked as an accountant, where he served clients in the Houston area and beyond, doing individual and small business tax work. Ken was a long time member of Jersey Village Baptist Church. He took joy in his work on Sound and Light Team and Music Ministries through his years of service of JVBC and at other Houston area churches.
Ken married Connie (Scoggins) Kelley on January 10, 1997. Together they loved “all their children.” Ken is survived by son, Kevin D. Kelley (born to Ken and Peggy Weston-Kelley Echols) and Kevin’s wife, Jennifer; Melissa Fellers and husband, Michael; daughter, Hannah; Christa and Kyle Signor. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Scott Scoggins. Ken is also survived by his brothers, their sons and families: Robert and Patricia Kelley (Odessa) Dan and Kathy Kelley (Austin). He is also survived by mother-in-law, Mary Scoggins, brother & sister-in-law, Bo & Nancy Keithley (Waller) and numerous loving family and friends.
ODESSA --- Ken Kiker, an environmental specialist, age 49, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at his residence in Odessa. He was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Odessa to Kenneth Lloyd and Mary Juanita Kiker.
Services are scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Ken was a member of the Class of 1970 at Odessa High School. He married Brenda Bolinger on Dec. 24, 1976, in Odessa. For many years, he worked for Citgo, EOTT, and Enron as a welder. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
His son, Jeremy, preceded him in death in 1991. Survivors include his wife, Brenda of Odessa; sons, Kenneth Ronald Kiker Jr. of Bartlett and Toby Kiker of Odessa; parents, Kenneth and Juanita Kiker of Odessa; brother, Danny Kiker of Odessa; grandchildren, Kiley and Kalen Kiker of Cristoval; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Dustin, Stacey and Lauren.
Memorials can be made to Home Hospice and M.D. Anderson for research. Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
DEL RIO --- Richard Wayne Lewis, 22 of Odessa, drown while fishing in a stock tank April 13, 1974. Lewis, an OHS graduate, played for the Bronchos football team and participated in track. He was employed by Ref-Chem Corporation at the time of his death.
Survivors included his wife Becky and their daughter Rebecca; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis; one brother, Billy Lewis of Odessa; three sisters, Judy Grass of California, Mrs. Bice Lewis of Fort Worth and Carol Lewis of Odessa; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kinslow of Oklahoma and Mrs. Alice Marler of California.
From Larry Richardson on April 11th, 2010
Lou and I first met Sam Fife, Terry Strode, Reed Toles, Mark Green on the football field, Bonham vs. Crockett. In preparation of game, we were constantly drilled to contain Fife and Strode. Don't let them get outside of their ends.
Both players had ankle injuries but were able to play. It didn't take long to be stunned in the actual game what speed Terry had. He came around their end, caught me inside, and sped on down the field.
Lou was fast and caught Terry from behind, thwarting a touchdown. If Terry had been 100 percent would Lou have been able to catch up with Terry? I would like to think so.
Both these boys have passed on but have left a lifetime of memories.
Butch was a good guy. We grew up in the same hood, with a long list of others, and attended the same elementary, junior high, and high schools. In looking back over school and summer pictures, Butch was always there with me whether they were pictures with our classmates or sports group pictures.
Butch was a tough, lanky kid. He partook in football, baseball and track. Most boys were bigger and weighed more but Butch held his own. He could run like the wind but it was his jumping ability that made him a track star. His broad jumping skills were incredible. I can vision him still running down the track, planting his foot on the broad jump board and launching himself up and out. He was all arms and legs. When he landed in the sand pit and you looked back to where it started, you knew this guy had talent and was special. Not only did Butch have talent but also possessed grace and charm. His exterior character was tough and he was tough, but on the inside, Butch was a marshmallow. I enjoyed being in his company.
May God bless you, Butch. May you rest in peace. You were and are loved by many.
You were right. I couldn’t whip you. I could always count on you being my friend. I miss you Butch. You occupy a special place in my heart.
CANYON LAKE Father, husband, and friend Marion "Butch" Logan of Canyon Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in New Braunfels, Texas. He was born March 24, 1952, to Marion and Frances Logan in Okemah, Okla. Butch graduated from Odessa High School in 1970 and lived in Odessa for many years. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Butch is survived by his beautiful wife, Quay Logan of Canyon Lake; sons, Marion "Lucky" Logan of Honolulu and Matthew Logan of Houston; sister, Mary Kay Taylor of San Marcos; and mother, Frances Logan Mitchell of San Marcos.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Hill Country Bible Church of Canyon Lake. Son and Pastor, Marion "Lucky" Logan will deliver the eulogy.
Memorial Donations may be made to CRRC of Canyon Lake www.crrcofcanyonlake.org. Please designate the "Rental Assistance Program." Arrangements are with: Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, Texas 78130. (830)625-3434.
Butch was one of those who ran with such ease and made it look effortless but yet he ran like the wind. Those long legs made him the envy of all long jumpers because he would stretch you out beyond your limits.
Butch was very humble and never bragged about his successes even though he was always at the top of his class. I can still see him running down the track.
You left us before your time my friend.
ODESSA -- David Wayne Love, 48, of Odessa passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born October 9, 1951 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Sixth & Jackson Church of Christ. Roy Smalling will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements are by Odessa Funeral Home.
David graduated from Lubbock Christian University and held a Masters Degree from University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He married Jana Rogers Nov. 22, 1975, in Lubbock. He was a longtime resident of Odessa.
David was a teacher in the Ector County School District, teaching 11 years at Odessa High, eight years at Bonham Jr. High, and one and a half years at Permian High School. He was a district board member and local chapter president of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.
He was presented the College Board Award. He taught and participated in many Calculus, Pre-cal, and Algebra workshops around the country, along with grading the the AP Calculus Exam for three years. He was also a Deacon at Sixth & Jackson Church of Christ. He preached in Laredo and Garden City.
Survivors include his wife, Jana Love of Odessa; three sons, David Love Jr., Darin Lee Love and Jay Dustin Love, all of Odessa; his parents, Bill and Anita Love of Odessa; a brother, Jerry Love of Abilene; two sisters, Kathy Jones of Odessa and Debra Goodheer, of Abilene; mother- and father-in !aw, Jay and Jo Rogers of Lubbock; brother-in-law, Jay Don Rogers of Vancover, British Columbia, Canada; and a sister-in-law, Judie Reed of Lubbock.
The family will have visitation at Odessa Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Memorial gifts may be made to the Mission Fund of Sixth & Jackson Church of Christ or Odessa Christian School.
ODESSA Donald Lee Mathis, 63, of Odessa, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at his residence.Graveside services and burial are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Odessa Funeral Home.He was born in Ranger. He was self-employed, working on mechanical seals. He was a Christian.SURVIVORS Brother, David Ray Mathis of Fort Worth; sister, Joyce Mathis of College Station; and two grandchildren. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oaoa/obituary.aspx?n=donald-lee-mathis&pid=172552708&fhid=11368#sthash.QHs6OVpb.dpuf
Randy was born in Abilene, Texas to Ambers and Ollie Maye Mayfield on March 21, 1952. He is survived by his wife of 37 1/2 years, Marla Mayfield, two sons and their families: James Mayfield and wife, LeeAnn and four children' James, Shayla, Levi, and Wade and Michael Mayfield and wife, Rochelle and one daughter; Ashlyn. Randy is survived by one brother Kerre, and two sisters; Marsha Bowling and Becki Goyne. Randy grew up in Odessa, attended OHS and Odessa College as a machinist. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era in Germany till 1972. He worked as plant operator for almost 40 years at Foster Plant, Rexene, Huntsman, Flint Hills Resources and finished at Occidental Petroleum in Fort Stockton Texas.
Arrangements were made by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Randy Mayfield of Odessa, Texas died Wednesday, December 26th at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, December 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM Associate Pastor of Worship and Celebration of First Baptist Church, Curtis Brewer will officiate at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 6801 East Business 20, Odessa, Texas.
ABILENE --- Jo Kincanon Mitchell was born in Odessa, Texas to Louis and Joy Kincanon on September 28, 1951. She was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven and received her wings on August 15, 2013, in Abilene, TX. She married her soul mate Jim Mitchell, Sr. on April 1, 1971. Together, they had four children; Lil Jim, Misti, Kristi, and Stormy. She graduated from Abilene Christian University and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. She worked faithfully for the Betty Hardwick Center of Abilene, TX for 28 years of service retiring as their Chief Financial Officer in 2012. They became her second family even watching her children grow up. She was one of the co-founders of the Willow Creek Wedding Chapel in 2006. She took great pride in the Chapel and loved helping brides prepare for their big day.
Her unfailing faith is what her husband, children, and grandchildren are reminded of when they think of her. She attended Beltway Park Baptist Church, had an unstoppable love for the Lord and trusted Him in every aspect of her life. She didn’t just believe the written word but she would strive to live it daily setting an example for all of whom she came in contact with. Christ is her Lord and Savior and although she was a private person, she wasn’t afraid to share her faith and love with others. Likely, what most would have seen as their darkest hour, she used for the glory of God to minister to others who were facing the same obstacles. She faced each new challenge that arose with a smile on her face and faith that God would carry her through.
You were an Earthly Angel and now you are a Heavenly Angel.
I got to know you way back in Crockett and remained friends through all of the years.
It was good reconnecting with you after moving to Abilene. Enjoyed taking with you, when my work and your work gave us some time.
Now, when I go by the Betty Hardwick Clinic and the Wedding Chapel, I think of you.
You are missed by many.
Sharon Kay Pinkstaff was born on 12 Jun 1952 in Monahans Ward Co. TX and died on 25 Jun 1980 in Odessa Texas at age 28. Sharon married Jimmy Dale Newman on 29 Jul 1971. Jimmy was born on 13 Dec 1949 in Wheeler TX. Children from this marriage were: Cory Dale Newman , Elisha Kay Newman was , Amanda Jenee Newman
ODESSA- -- Joe Pat Parker was born on April 18, 1952 in Lamesa, Tx. He died in Odessa, Tx on September 19, 1985. He was the son of Jimmie Holcombe and Hollis Parker. Survivors included his parents, borther Rodney and sister Pamela. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.
RAPID CITY --- Mary Ann Peyton, 61, of Rapid City, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Auxiliary Hospice House. Mary Ann was born January 9, 1952 in Odessa, Texas to George F. and Vera (Johnson) Cory. She was raised in Odessa, but lived all around the world until she settled in Rapid City in July of 2010. Mary Ann was a homemaker and later volunteered at a no kill animal rescue. She loved to travel, fish, camp and create crafts.
Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Peyton, her daughter Crystal Nunn , and son in law Marvin, her grand daughter Miracle Nunn, all of Rapid City, her brother, John Cory, Sr., Lubbock, TX and her sister, Neva Smith, Capitan, NM and many nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; George and Vera Cory. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Serenity Springs Funeral Chapel with Chris “Byrde” Jendersee officiating. Inurnment of her ashes will be at a future date in the Church of the Nazarene Cemetery in Capitan, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Justin’s Run to benefit Storybook Island and Mended Little Hearts of the Black Hills.
George Edward Poston, age 62, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at his home. He was born in McAllen, TX on March 6, 1952 to the late William Cleburne Poston and Willene (Harber) Poston. He worked in construction.
George was a free spirited man who loved music and dancing. He once moved to Austin to be a part of a hippie commune, but later left that life when his family needed him. He was an adventurer, who enjoyed camping and fishing. However, when you would expect him to be fishing or visiting with the adults, instead you would find him playing and swimming with the children. He loved animals and children. Very family oriented, his kids always came first. He was a very funny man and George loved to make people laugh. A lover of fast cars, his Shelby Cobra was special to him and when he lost it, he kept the seatbelts with him always.
He is survived by his son: Brice Poston of Arlington; daughter: Susan Harber Poston Smith and husband John of Lake Charles, LA; brother: Dan Poston and wife Nell of Longview; and two grandchildren: Christian Lennon Poston and Grayson Lee Smith.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory
ODESSA --- Clarence Wallace Pruett Jr., 48, known to his friends andfamily as "Speedy," was pronounced deceased Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, after search and rescue crews found his downed plane near Rolla, Mo.
Speedy was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Wichita Falls to C.W. "Red" and Catherine Pruett. After graduating from Odessa High School, he married Wanda Joyce Young in 1971 and after serving four years in the U.S. Navy, the couple settled back in Odessa. Speedy was the former owner of Pruetts Jewelry and the owner and operator of the Ector County Fixed Base Operator known as Pruett Aviation Inc.
A multi-talented man, Speedy spent many years as a small business owner crafting custom jewelry for his customers and over that time became an amateur pilot. His love for flight later brought him to a full-time career in aviation. He will be remembered for his passion for flying and for his ability to help develop the same passion in others.
Survivors include his parents "Red" and Catherine of Gardendale; his wife, of 29 years, Wanda; his daughters, Robin Pruett, currently serving in the U.S. Navy, Heather Pruett and her husband, Paul
Almquist, of Odessa and Brandy Mitchell and her husband, Dwight, of Fayetteville, Ark.; his grandson, Dustin Pruett-Keese; his sisters, Cheyrice Brumfield and her husband, Larry, of Kingsland and Charlotte Pruett of Midland; and numerous other family members.
A celebration in memory of his life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in the main hanger at Schlemeyer Field in Odessa.
MIDLAND --- Donna Raglen, 60, went to be with her parents on June 18, 2011. She was born in Kermit, TX on December 14, 1950. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1970. Donna lived in Midkiff, Rankin, and Midland during her life. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, John H. Raglen and Floretta Downing Raglen. She is survived by her brother, John H. Raglen, III of Rankin, TX; sister, Sheryl Wescott and husband, Mike of Mertzon, TX; niece, Kelli Councilman and husband, Randy of Mertzon, TX; nephew, Casey Wescott and wife, Candyce of Granbury, TX; as well as great niece, Channing Wescott, and great nephews, Kaden Councilman and Cannan Wescott. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home of Midland, TX. Condolences can be made out at www.ellisfunerals.com.
LAMPASAS --- A memorial service for Jimmy Lynn Rhodes, 52, of Lampasas was March 26, 2004, at Community Church of Christ with Minister Reid Schaub officiating, assisted by Danny Rodgers. Mr. Rhodes died March 25 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 11, 1951, in Pampa, to Jimmy Dewayne and Geneva May Cassity Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was a graduate of Odessa High School and worked for Brown Well Service until 1981. He was a roofer.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Don Rhodes, of Waco; three daughters, Marci Lynn Coe, of San Antonio, Donnett Jean Rhodes, of Hondo, and Sandra Luann Rhodes, of Austin; five grandchildren, Kelci Elizabeth Wilson and Nathan Andrew Rhodes, both of Bandera, and Madisson Elizabeth, Rebakah Diane and Jimmy Sawyer Rhodes, all of Waco; his parents of Odessa; two brothers, Donny Rodgers, of Odessa, and Danny Rodgers, of Dallas; and two sisters, Marylin Yost and Kim Chaeney, of Midland. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Todd, in 2000. Arrangements by Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Directors of Lampasas.
RUNAWAY BAY --- Deral Richard, 59, of Runaway Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Decatur.
Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.
He was born in Odessa. He was a supervisor for Aspen Oil and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Bridgeport.
SURVIVORS Parents, Charles and Rena Richard of Marrero, La.; wife, Pam Richard of Runaway Bay; daughters, Laura Richard-Molloy of Charleston, S.C. and Tracie Richard-Russenberger of Richardson; step-daughters, Jennifer Hill of Aubrey, Christina Jasso of Decatur and Melody Jasso of Bowie; step-sons, Jerry Jasso of Denton and Michael Jasso of Saginaw; brothers, Craige Richard of Marrero, La., and Charles Richard Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Charlotte Richard of Marrero, La.; and five grandchildren.
I miss you and your parents my good friend. I wonder what you would look like today, 37 years after your passing. We had our 40th reunion this weekend and paid a tribute to you and all our fellow classmates. It was a very touching service and brought a few tears and lumps in throats.
Larry Don Sebolt, age 57, went home Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Seminole, TX to Lloyd and Bertha Sebolt on February 2, 1951. He was a tool pusher and a member of Zion Christian Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife: Tommie Sebolt of Odessa; parents: Lloyd and Bertha Sebolt of Odessa; three sons: Heath Pierce of Sudan, TX and Damon Bara and Thomas Sebolt, both of Odessa; two daughters: Heather Smith and Lodainer "Deenee" Sebolt, both of Odessa; three brothers: Robert Sebolt of Corpus Christi, TX, James Sebolt of Odessa, and Terry Sebolt of San Antonio, TX; five sisters: Ellen Smith, Barbara Richardson, and Carolyn Massey, all of Odessa; Linda Tuck of Flower Mound, TX, and Sharon Dutch of Clyde, TX; and eight grandchildren: Jonna Wilson, Savanah Wilson, Morgan Smith, Jason Sebolt, Montgomery Sebolt, Kara Pierce, Colby Pierce, and Devyn Navarette.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, July 25, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins. Interment will follow at Western Roses Memorial Park 4100 N. FM 1788. Pallbearers will include: Steven Richardson, Joshua Blevins, Curtis Richardson, James Blevins, Bill Thomas, and Dewey D. Blevins, III. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Zion Christian Fellowship Building Fund.
ODESSA Joseph W. Shook III, 54, of Midland, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Hospice House.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Newton officiating. Military burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was born in Odessa. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
SURVIVORS Wife, Delisse Shook of Midland; son, Joseph W. Shook IV of Midland; daughter, Michelle Chitty of Odessa; mother, Vivian E. Shook of Odessa; brother, Col. John E. Shook of Mansfield; and five grandchildren.
I won't tell anyone, but I know your S.S. Number by heart! I remember we skipped lunch that day and we went and got our numbers together! (My number is the one ahead of yours!). We had a lot of good times together. Miss you my friend.
From Carolyn Short Henson on June 15th, 2010
Joe was in my home room sitting in front of me. Mike Shipman was also sitting behind me. I have such fond memories of both these men. We were always cracking jokes and pulling pranks on each other.
From Bob McSpadden on June 10th, 2010
I meet Joe in the 7th grader at the Crockett band hall. We both played Baritone. He was one of the worst players I ever knew and one of the best friends I ever had. Joe and I did a lot of stuff together and he almost got me killed a couple of times. He will be missed.
From Claudia (Coggins) Hobbs on June 3rd, 2010
I always thought highly of Joe Shook and his friendship to me. He was a kind and gentle friend and he will be missed .
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. Fred Arthur Stout III, 57, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Jan. 30, 2010, at his residence following a three-year battle with cancer.
He was born March 12, 1952, to Fred and Kathlene Stout of Odessa, Texas. Growing up, Art was an outstanding student, athlete and musician who received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy upon graduation from Odessa High School in 1970. After two years at the Academy, he moved to Arizona and earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Arizona State University. It was at ASU where he met Kim Clark of McLean, Virginia, his wife of 31 years.
In 1979, Art began his nearly 30-year career with Intel Corporation. He traveled the world for Intel, supervising construction of their chip fabrication plants in Ireland, Japan, Israel, the Philippines, China, Malaysia and in the United States (New Mexico and Arizona). In addition, Art had a passion for architecture. Using his talents he built or remodeled several of his own homes in Arizona, New Mexico, and California.
He was happiest while on his boat, or snow skiing, golfing, racing his car or just watching the ocean while sitting on his front porch in La Jolla, Calif.
Art leaves behind his wife, Kim; four sisters and their spouses, Anne and Jerry Tyre of Jacksonville, Fla., Laura and Terry Williams of Odessa. Mary Stout of Odessa, and Noell and Mark Ince of Gonzales, Texas; as well as seven nieces and nephews.
In a private service Art's ashes will be scattered in the ocean he loved.
My first real date was with Fred--to the Sweetheart Ball at Bowie Junior High School. This picture was taken that night in 1965. He will always have a special place in my heart. Someone so intelligent and talented should not be taken so soon.
From Luanne Walker on June 11th, 2010
Fred and I went out together several times, just as friends. I will never forget the first time he came into the small house where I grew up. My parents, two sisters, and my brother were all snuggled down in the living room watching TV. Fred sat down on the couch between two of them and watched like he'd known them forever. It was the first time he had met any of them. My parents loved him after that.
HOUSTON --- Dr. Austin Dale Taggart II, 59, of Houston, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, surrounded by the love of his family. Dale was born January 6, 1952, in Odessa, Texas, to Austin D. Taggart and Evylinn Abercrombie Taggart. He was married to Darren (Dara) Brandt Taggart and worked for Shell Oil Company for thirty years as a chemist.
A Celebration of Dale's Life was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at Peace Lutheran Church, 6435 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77505. For those desiring, memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.
Dale, there is hardly a day goes by without my thinking of you...your quirky sense of humor and your snickery laugh. It is hard to know I will never hear your voice on the phone again.
I miss your friendship.
From Cynthia Harris on June 2nd, 2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Dale at U of H summer 2001 both of us taking the same science course. Over that summer we became friends until he lost his battle with cancer. My daughter and I lives were enriched having to known this man. He was a great father, student, professor and friend. To my daughter he was like a second father.... God blessed us with Dale being in our lifes for 10 years....
ODESSA Norma Thompson, age 58, passed from this life on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 17, 1952, to William Allen and Refugio (Orozco) Strange. She was an angel to those she served as a nurse at Medical Center Hospital. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was Catholic.
Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband of over 37 years, Robert Thompson of Odessa; son, Jimmy Thompson of Louisville, Ky.; four daughters, Chantal Yvette Williamson, Amy Ruth Garcia and Danielle Lynette Thompson, all of Odessa, and Sarah Elizabeth Thompson of Grandfalls, Texas; one brother, William Strange, Jr. of Odessa; four sisters, Bertha Lahart of Odessa, Connie Ballenger of Austin, Texas, Rita Coulson of Brownwood and Irene Holthaus of Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services to honor her memory will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Emmit Beasley. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory and online condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.
VICTORIA --- Benny Harold Trimble, 53 of Victoria, went to his lord and savior March 11, 2005. Benny was born March 2, 1952 in Ector County to Treasy and Benjamin Trimble. He was the third of four children and the only son. Benny was a graduate of Odessa High School Class of 1970. He resided in Victoria for 19 years and was employed by Weatherford as a welder.
He was a big hearted man, loved by everyone. Benny loved to drink beer while fishing and barbequing.
He is preceded in death by his mother, his daughter Jessica and his father. Benny is survived by his children, daughter Shera Davis of Houston, sons Benny John Meyers, Jeremy and Cody Trimble of Victoria; 7 grandchildren; 3 sisters JoAnn Tellus, Jean Jones and Vicki Nordman; 5 nieces; 3 nephews; 15 great nieces/nephews and tons of cousins.
Funeral services will be held on March 14 at 3 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Odessa with graveside services to follow at Sunset Memorial.
MIDLAND Danny Gene Warnick died Feb. 7, 2010 in Travis County, Texas, as a result of a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 1, 1952, in Kermit, Texas, to Austin L. and Betty J. Warnick. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin L. Warnick; and his stepfather, John E. Busick, Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Betty J. Busick of Midland, Texas; and his maternal grandmother, Irene Copeland of Lubbock, Texas; and his brothers, Ricky A. Warnick and Johnny Busick, Jr. of Midland, Texas.
Danny was a 1970 graduate of Odessa High School. Danny had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He also had a great smile. He enjoyed sports, motorcycles and had worked and lived in many places across the United States from Texas to Alaska. At his death, Danny was a member of the Pipefitters Union, Local 430 in Tulsa, Okla.
Danny will be missed by his many friends and his family. He was a professing Christian and we know that we shall see him again in heaven.
There will be a memorial service at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Midland on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Its been over 4 1/2 years since Danny died. I think of him often. I miss him. We could push each other's buttons as only brothers can. We loved one another as only brothers can. I know that we will see each other again. What an incredible reunion when all of our family will stand togehter before the creator of all things created and give Him praise!
I appreciate the folks that set up this site. Thank you.
ODESSA --- Richard Dewayne Westfall, age 60, of Odessa, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2012, in Odessa, TX. Rick was born October 27, 1951, in Odessa, TX. He believed in his Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. He took every opportunity to lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus. He loved his grandchildren and lived to spend every day with them. He cherished every moment with his family. He enjoyed cooking and working outside. He overcame many things in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Virginia Westfall, and his brother, Donald Westfall.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Westfall; daughters, Jennifer Pickett and husband Coy, Jessica Beckworth and husband, Steven; son, Joshua Westfall; five grandchildren, Caden, Riley and Jacelynn Pickett, Aspen Gage, and one on the way; his brother, Mark Westfall and wife, Debbie; his nephew, Aaron Westfall and wife, Anita, and their children. There are many other family and friends that Rick loved.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel.
Special thanks to Texas Oncology, Cheryl Vallie and all the special nurses who helped care for him.
Memorial Donations can be made to Interim Homecare and Hospice of Midland, 1031 Andrews Hwy Ste 200, Midland, TX 79701.
My Army Brother,
I think of you regularly. I go to the wall in Dallas and I leave a marking on your name in remembrance. When I ride my motorcycle Brothers to escort the "Moving Viet Name Wall", I make sure and mark your name so all that see those markings know that you had a Brother and a friend that "Will Never Forget!" you nor any of the others!
"Sleep now my Brother, it is our turn to keep watch!"
ODESSA -- -Larry Glynn Whitmore, 54, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital.
Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Terry Wright officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home
Larry was born November 30, 1951 to D. R. and Suzanne Teague Whitmore in Odessa, where he graduated of Odessa High School in 1970. He married Pamela Jan Owens Whitmore, on April 20, 1993. Mr. Whitmore was a successful Project Designer for Sivalls, Incorporated, in Odessa, Texas.
Larry is survived by his wife, Pam of Odessa; son, Rodney Greene and wife Shea Lynn of Odessa; daughter, Charlotte Long Whipp and husband Jeff; parents, D.R. and Suzanne Teague Whitmore of Odessa; sister, Sue Jones of Odessa; granddaughters Mollie and Macie Whipp all of Mebane, N.C.
Me and Billy went to elementary, junior high and high school together. We lived in the same hood. He would call and visit me when I was in El Paso, Texas.
His dad, Vernon, was good to me as well as other 1970 OHS graduates. One summer when home for a break, he hired me for some summer time work. At the end of the summer, Vernon paid me my drag up check and handed me an invoice.
The invoice was for damages done while working at Texas Flange. The assets I tore up totaled more than all my gross paychecks while employed! Vernon never held me liable for that debt.
His son, Billy, had the same type of humor and forgiving spirit.
FFA came up with some good names, didn't they buddy? Between you and Marvin Chambliss and those two different styles of 'saixy laigs', we got our booze snuck back to this side of the border! I remember Marvin telling that guard that his legs were formed that way and couldn't walk if he was trying to bootleg booze back! It worked! On another side note: David "Boatright Buzzards" got his name from seeing all of those buzzards flying around in the motel room that night! I don't think we won any prizes at the livestock show that year!
We had some good times together through those years. I wish we could have been immortal a little longer in life, so that we could have spent more time together. See you behind the next bucking chute gate, Buddy!
From Clyde Adcock on May 17th, 2015
What a friend Billy was. Everyday at lunch, Billy and I would get in his El Camino and head to the cafe across from Bates Appliance on West County Road. I really enjoyed those lunches together. Billy took me on my first deer hunt. We were hunting one of the leases his dad had when we came upon some other hunters. i wanted to go get where these guys were hunting so we wouldn't be too close when ol Billy said we needed to duck low and get out of there. Seems as those Billy had us on someone elses lease.
And then there was that summer at Texas Flange working for Vernon. As best that I can remember, it was Larry Joe Richardson, Danny Dunaway, Joe Hudson, Billy and myself. Sorry if I've left someone out, but it was quite a summer. Vernon also handed me my last paycheck before going back to school along with a $10,000 invoice to damages on the new air compressor that I turned over. Vernon said he'd been money ahead if he'd just paid all of us at the first of the summer and not put us to work. Great guy, just like his son. You were one great friend, good cowboy, and tough son of a gun. Ask that boy you whipped in the handball court. Some of those so called back street toughies weren't as tough as they thought. RIP old friend and save a spot for me to visit with you someday.
WIMBERLEY -- Richard Williams of Princeton, Texas, passed away on Jan. 5, 1999, at the age of 46. He was born to Floyd and Mary Bell Williamson March 26, 1952, in Odessa.
Mr. Williams is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Williams of Princeton, Texas; parents, Floyd and Mary Bell Williams of Odessa; brother, Robert Williams of Great Mills, Md.; sisters, Donna Miles of Princeton, Texas; Kathryn Frizzle of Andrews, Texas, and Mary Ruth Williams of Artesia, N.M.; and very special friend, Delores Perkins of
Kansas City, Mo.; as well as a host of other friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife Dena Williams.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in the Wimberley Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the funeral home in San Marcos.