PANTHERS WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY

LastName

MarriedName

FirstName

MiddleName

Nickname

PreferredName

Comments

AHNERT

RIVERA

JO

FRANCES

AHNERT JO FRANCES

Passed away 11/1/2012 according to Edward Ahnert in Ancestry.com

ANGELL   CHARLES R   ANGELL CHARLIE

Charlie Angell died on Monday, January 17, 2022, at age 73 in Burleson, TX of liver cancer.  “Charlie had a heart as big as Texas,” says cousin Sarah Gehlert.  “He had a temper. After all, he was an Angell. But, he was very kind to people and immensely understanding. I really loved him.”
As a toddler in 1951, Charlie’s family had moved to Union, Missouri after his mother died.   Aunt Mary and Uncle Charlie Gehlert became substitute parents and their daughter, Sarah Jane—barely two weeks older than Charlie—particularly bonded with Charles.
Charlie’s dad, Herb, married again to Polly Hedinger ,and the family moved to Texas and then to Missouri, Illinois, and, finally, Fort Worth.  After graduating R. L. Paschal High School, Charlie schooled at Tarrant County Junior College in Arlington, though he remained an avid Texas Christian University fan his entire life.  Charlie found joy in working with his hands:  piano, guitar, cooking, woodcarving and carpentry.
He moved to Colorado in the 70s and worked as a carpenter-cook for the traveling chautauqua association.  After several years in the mountains—including living in a tipi and a dome and learning the art of foraging (Note: brother Jim says Charlie was an avid naturalist, learning all the birds, flowers and trees)—Charlie returned to Fort Worth, married Lynn Nelson, became step-father to Dominic Nelson, and also had a much-cherished daughter, Jessica Ellise.  While Charlie’s marriage failed, his bond with his daughter grew stronger. He took great joy in her and, later, in her son, Ryan, to whom he became PawPaw (a term he had previously disparaged but came to treasure).
An extremely bright fellow with perfectionist tendencies, Charlie did carpentry projects from the ground up, designing, building and finishing sheds, garages and barns as well as creating fine furniture and chess sets with intricate wood inlays. An innovative worker, he once turned a circular saw into a table saw by situating it upside down on his lap. Though Charlie was a precise craftsman, he admitted to being a poor businessman and renounced self-employment and worked almost a decade as a foreman for MBS Construction. He had an ear for musical notes, perfect pitch, and loved singing and listening to music. His love for music carried over to his daughter, Jessica, who cannot sing as he could, but loves listening to music of all genres, more so from her dad's era than her own!
Charlie loved helping people and was very outgoing.  He generously shared his skills by constructing “Lincoln logs” and toolboxes for children as well as closets, porches, garages, basement bedrooms, recreation rooms, bathrooms, and hidden rooms with and for many relatives and friends.  When he found himself in a nursing facility due to a stroke, he insisted on pushing less-mobile, wheelchair-bound patients to their destinations while entertaining them with his droll sense of humor.
Charlie’s family will hold a summer celebration of life on brother Jim’s ranch in South Dakota.  Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Marye Angell (neé Norton) and step-mom Polly Hedinger; younger brother Jerry Angell; and by his good friends Ron Linn, Lynn Baker and Jim Bass.  Left to remember Charlie in laughter and tears are his daughter Jessica E. Angell and grandson Ryan Shields, brother Jim Angell (Karen Hossack), sister Bev Oliver (Jim), sister-in-law Margie Angell, and cousins Dr. Sarah Gehlert (Dr. Roy Wilson) and Chod Hedinger (Sari), as well as two generations of nieces and nephews and his lifelong friends Terry Hudson, Greg Thomas (Tracy Helmick), Kent Weeks, Kelly Schurman, and many others.
If you wish to memorialize Charlie, enjoy grapes or a vanilla milkshake, take your family on a wildlands walk or bike ride and share “Charlie stories.”

ARMSTRONG

RICHARD

ARMSTRONG RICHARD

Died August 4, 2003 as a result of lung cancer.

ASHURST III

KEAN

H

ASHURST KEAN

BALDWIN   DWIGHT GENE   BALDWIN DWIGHT Dwight Baldwin went to be with our Lord on January 26 in Oklahoma City, OK due to stroke complications at the age of 73.
Dwight was born in Bethany, OK on July 11, 1948. His family lived in Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, and Ponca City, OK where he was on the state championship football team in 1965. Dwight attended Bethany Nazarene College (now SNU) from 1966-1970 and graduated with a degree in math and physics. During his time at BNC, he married his high school sweetheart, Delynda Johnson Baldwin, in 1969. The couple moved to Lawrence, KS for grad school at Kansas University for Dwight to pursue a graduate degree in solid state physics.
Dwight was hired by the 3M corporation in 1977 and Dwight and Delynda moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. While there, their children Kirk, Elizabeth and Emily were born. The Baldwin family moved to Austin in 1989 for Dwight to continue his career with 3M. There he earned 15 patents in his work with overhead projectors in the 1990's. He won several awards with 3M and retired after a 38-year career. He relocated to Oklahoma City 2 years before his death.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Delynda Baldwin; his 3 children and their spouses, Kirk and Stephanie Baldwin, Elizabeth and Keith Fischborn, Emily and Joel Wiley; and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by his father, Frank Baldwin, and his brother, Jerald Baldwin. He was preceded in death by his mother, Audie Baldwin.
A family celebration of life will occur in February in Oklahoma City.
BARKER HEABERG ANDREA JEAN   ANDREA HEABERG At our 55th class reunion Andrea was reported to have passed away but we have no more information than that.
BARNES SCOTT BEVERLY KAY   BARNES BEVERLY  

BERGSMA

ROGER

LYNN

BERGSMA ROGER

Confirmed with Lloyd Bergsma, who lives in Amarillo, that his son Roger Bergsma died in August 2003.

BETTS

GREEN

NORA

JEANNE

BETTS NORA JEANNE

Died 2/24/2000 in Bedford, Texas

BLACK

RICHARD

LYNN

BLACK RICHARD

Died May 27, 1968 in Hempstead, Texas. Was struck by an auto while crossinga street on the Texas A&M campus in Brazos County.

BLAKNEY

REITMANN

SANDRA

LEE

BLAKNEY SANDRA

Died April 6, 1997 in Round Rock, Texas. After graduating from UT Austin she had been a nurse.

BLEVINS

MORRIS

BLEVINS MORRIS

Died April 17, 1989 in Johnson County, Texas at the age of 41.

BOGGESS

PAMELA

DIANE

BOGGESS PAM

Died November 24, 1965 on the Paschal campus when an auto ran into her.

BOWEN

ROBERT

GLEN

BUD

BOWEN BUD

Died Dec. 2, 2000 in Dallas, TX. After graduating from TCU and UT Law School he had a private law practice in Dallas. He was survived by is wife Abby, son Robby and mother Sallie.

BRADFORD   MARK ALAN   BRADFORD MARK At 55th class reunion Mark was reported to have passed away in January 2021 by Skip Humphrey but we have no more information than that.

BULLARD

VICKIE

FAYE

BULLARD VICKIE

BURGESS   TONY LAMBARD   BURGESS TONY Died January 21, 2022, in Homer, Alaska, age 73, from complications of cancer.
Tony survived 22 years of multiple cancers believed to be linked to Agent Orange exposure during his US Army service in Vietnam. 
Revered PhD professor at TCU 2004-2013, renowned desert ecologist, designer of Botanical Research Institute of Texas’ green roof,
University of Arizona Desert Laboratory scientist and author, co-designer of the Biosphere2 Project and
professor of Columbia University’s Earth Semester Program at Biosphere2.  In 1983, he returned temporarily to Fort Worth to help
design the rooftop dessert display at the Caravan of Dreams Project in historic downtown, planting an interpretive garden of
succulents under the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome and a dramatic terrace garden of giant yuccas. images\Deceased\Tony Burgess Obit.pdf

BURKE

STEPHEN

KEARNS

STEVE

BURKE STEPHEN

passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012, after battling cancer for several years and was survived by his brother, Ranny and sister Laurel. Celebration of life at Yupp's, 4111 Wedgway Drive. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea until 1972.

BUTLER

McBRIDE

BARBARA

ANN

BUTLER BARBARA

Passed away at home Mar. 23, 2006. She had owned and operated Snoopy's Saloon, graduated from Michigan State University and was survived by her husband, Gene and sisters Linda and Pat.

CARGAL   WARREN LANNIER   CARGAL WARREN Passed away - details to follow later. Owner: Acupuncture Atlanta, Inc.

CHAMBERLAIN

BRADLEY

FROST

BRAD

CHAMBERLAIN BRAD

Died Apr. 19, 1988 in Tarrant County, TX and was buried in Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale, TX

CHAMBERS

STEINFELDT

MARGARET

LYNN

LYNN

CHAMBERS LYNN

Died Jul. 10, 1991 in Cartersville, GA

CHATHAM

STEPHEN

E

CHATHAM STEPHEN

Died Feb. 20, 2008 in Selma, OR

CHERVENAK   JULIET ANN JULIE CHERVENAK JULIE October 26, 1948 - February 8, 2021
Fort worth, Texas - Julie passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her home. Survived by her life partner Jimmie Tuttle and beloved pets. No services are planned due to covid. Her wishes are in lieu of flowers/gifts donations be made to Bat World Sanctuary 299 Highpoint rd., Weatherford, Tx. 76088 and Planned Parenthood.

COE

EDGAR

RAY

RAY

COE RAY

Died 10/9/2006 and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park. He was a Viet Nam veteran and was survived by his daughter Tamara and 5 grandchildren.

COFFEY

CLARK

CATHY

IONE

COFFEY CATHY

Passed away at home Jan. 15, 204 after a lengthy illness and was buried at Laurel Land. She was survived by her husband of 38 years, 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 grand daughters and 1 brother.

COMPTON

RONALD

COMPTON RONALD

Passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Arlington. Worked for General Motors for 32 years.

CONARD   JOHN THOMAS   CONARD JOHN Passed away Jan. 1, 2022.  born August 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas to Bill and Marg Conard. The family moved to Fort Worth where John was raised and remained during his entire life. John attended Morningside Elementary School, Morningside Junior High, Wedgwood Junior High and graduated from Paschal High School in 1966. He furthered his education at TCU, Fort Worth Christian College and graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1973 with a Bachelor's degree in education. John met Tracey Kirk as a youth member at Rosemont Church of Christ, and John and Tracey were married in August 1973. Two days later he became an art teacher at Stripling Middle School where he spent his entire teaching career, retiring after 34 years in 2007. According to a former Principal at Stripling, "John was a huge part of what made the culture of Stripling so warm and inviting."  With his humor and warm personality, John never met a stranger. He collected friends of all ages, including colleagues, students and even the children of former students. He made his friends feel special by giving unique nicknames to them. Along with collecting friends, he had an extensive collection of knives and firearms. John enjoyed dove hunting, fishing, shooting at the range and painting wildlife, still life and abstract pieces for his home and the homes of friends. He also enjoyed visiting his father's relatives in Kansas and his mother's relatives in Houston, always bound to get into mischief with his cousins on both sides of the family. John was an avid sports enthusiast and he enjoyed watching football and baseball. He loved those Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. His childhood favorites included the Milwaukee Braves, Hank Aaron and Ted Williams. As an adult he counted Nolan Ryan as a favorite player. John was able to recite batting averages and ERAs of many players.  John and his family were active members of Worth Heights, Rosemont and Alta Mesa Churches of Christ. John and his wife Tracey enjoyed being members of the chorus at Rosemont and were also active there with the youth of the Church.  John was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Marg Conard and younger sister Barbara Conard. He is survived by his loving wife Tracey Kirk Conard, son Kirk Conard and his wife Wendy of Charlottesville, Virginia, and grandson Dylan, as well as cousins and too many close friends to count.

CONDRAY

BALCH

PEGGY

ANN

PEGGY ANN

CONDRAY PEGGY ANN

Passed away Mar. 4, 2013 and was buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. She was survived by her son, Ben, 3 sisters and a granddaughter, Alexis.

Last known address: 2306 LONG RIDGE LN, ARLINGTON, TX 76014-1023

COOK

HARDCASTLE

KAY

ANN

COOK KAY

Died Aug. 16, 2002 in Fort Worth, was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne, TX and was survived by her husband.

CROSS

TURNER after EAKINS

JEAN

ELLEN

CROSS JEAN

Died on Mar. 19, 1999. Buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth.

DAUGHTRY

ANN

DAUGHTRY ANN

Died at home June 14, 1977 and buried at Laurel Land. Survived by her sister Marilu. She was a secretary at Nieman Marcus Department Store.

DAVIS   JOEY     DAVIS JOEY Joseph “Joey” H. Davis, 70, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, from cancer. 
Joey was married to Michelle Colleen Bazil for 32 years.  He is survived by his son, Derek Joseph Davis, of Fairfax, Va.; daughters Rachel Noelle Davis and Jacqueline Michelle Davis, both of Moscow; wife Michelle Colleen Davis, of Lewiston; and sister Mary Catherine Davis, of Lubbock, Texas.  Joey was preceded in death by his father, Joseph H.F. Davis, and his mother, Ora Aline Davis.

DAVIS

THOMAS

BRABSON

TOM

DAVIS TOM

Passed away Dec. 11, 2010 in Corpus Christi leaving his wife and 2 daughters.

DEATON JR

JOHN

CARLYLE

DEATON JOHN

John's mother reported that John died of heart attack 1/1/2000 leaving a wife, who has since remarried, and 2 sons. He was a carpenter.

DICKERSON

CONWAY

TOMMY

SUE

DICKERSON TOMMY SUE

Passed away Feb. 23, 1999 in Arlington, TX.

DODSON

JOHN

STEELE

DODSON JOHN

DONAWHO JR   VINSON WILIFORD   DONAWHO VINSON Passed away 3/24/2019.

EBERT

LUZ

EMILY

JANE

EBERT EMILY

Died peacefully March 10, 2011 and was interred at Greenwood in Fort Worth. She was survived by her husband, son and brother.

EICHELBERGER

MARTIN

LINDA

LANELLE

EICHELBERGER LINDA

Died Sept. 7, 1999

ELMORE

HIVELY

JOYCE

MARGARET

JOY

ELMORE JOYCE

Died Feb. 11, 2000. Divorced from Hively and had a sone, Jason and a daughter, Jerilynn

EVANS JR

EVAN

ROBERT

EVANS EVAN

Died Jan. 14, 2006 in Fort Worth

FANCHER

TIMOTHY

PATRICK

TIM

FANCHER TIM

Died Feb. 20, 1978 and buried in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario Calif. Had one child.

FARKAS

FRANK

CHRIS

CHRIS

FARKAS CHRIS

FARLEY

JAMES

WINIFRED

JIM

FARLEY JAMES

Died Mar. 30, 2007.

FRIDYE

MAYES

MARY

PATRICIA

PAT

MAYES PAT

Died 4/2/2005 in Houston

GAYLER

JACK

GENE

GAYLER JACK

Died 8/4/2011 in Fort Worth and entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. Survived by wife, son, 3 daughters, brother, mother and 10 grandchildren.

GIBBINS   PAUL ALAN   GIBBINS PAUL Passed away 10/23/2021 in Fort Worth due to Parkinson's disease.  Survived by his wife, Jerre Rogers Gibbins, sons, Wylie Gibbins, and Tim Gibbins and wife, Rachel; two adored grandsons, Levi Gibbins and Owen Gibbins; brother, Doug Gibbins and wife, Elaine; sisters, Kathy Shelly and husband, Richard and Carolyn Gibbins; sister-in-law, Judy Haskell and husband, Richard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

GIBBS

DONALD

PETE

PETE

GIBBS PETE

Passed away in Houston on 9/18/2015 in Houston, TX.

GILBERT   BURTON HAROLD   GILBERT BURTON Passed away 2/21/2020.
GLIDEWELL   STEPHEN PHILIP STEVE GLIDEWELL STEVE  

GOLDSMITH

JOSEPH

M

JODY

GOLDSMITH JOSEPH

Died April 3. 2009 according to his brother, James B. Goldsmith.

GREENSLADE   JOE EDWIN   GREENSLADE JOE Passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Oct. 23, 2019.  Click here for an article on Joe written by our own Rix Quinn.

GREER JR

ROBERT

LEE

BOBBY

GREER BOBBY

Died Jan. 1, 2010 after 12 year battle against a brain tumor. He was a registered nurse in respiratory therapy.

GUINN

GEOFFREY

KYLE

KYLE

GUINN KYLE

Deceased 7/27/2009

GUTKOWSKI

HERMAN

GUTKOWSKI HERMAN

Died Jun. 19, 2006 and buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX.

HAMMER JR.   LEONARD     HAMMER, JR LEONARD Passed away 4/3/2016.

HARE

FUSELL

KATHRYN

SUE

HARE KATHRYN

Died Mar. 22, 2013 and buried at Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, TX. She was survived by her husband, 3 daughters, Kim, Tracy and Michelle, brother James and sister Pamela, 11 grandchildren and on great-granddaughter.

HAYES

GEORGE

MARTIN

HAYES GEORGE

Died May 7, 1993. He was a sporting goods salesman in Fort Worth.

HELMS   STEVE LYNN   HELMS STEVE Steve worked in the Remote Control Hobby Industry his entire life until retirement in 2013. He lived in Texas, Arizona, California, Pensacola Florida, and Alabama with his various jobs. He was active for many years in competition aerobatics with his remote control model airplanes and a member of 3 USA teams participating in the World Championships in Acapulco Mexico, Avignon France & Pensacola Florida. Steve was Marketing director for Futaba Corporation of Huntsville for many years until his retirement and was still active with the Huntsville Heli Flyers Club. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mollie Brown Helms, granddaughter, Magnolia Mazo, son-in-law, Michael Mazo, and nephew, Donny Bush.

HILLIARD II

POWELL

ZACK

ZACK

HILLIARD II ZACK

died at the age of 62 on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, after several years of poor health due to multiple illnesses, injuries and conditions.

HOFSTEIN

 

MARK

HOWARD

SINGER AUBREY

Died May 21, 2014 of Bone Cancer in Apopka, FL.
Musically, Aubrey aka Mark played in many bands growing up. He had played in the marching band at Paschal and later went to college at North Texas State in Denton. He moved to LA in the early 70's where he played flute, piano, saxophone, and sang in a group called Earthquire which was under the Motown label. It was at that time, Mark changed his name to Aubrey Singer. His son, Joshy has followed in his footsteps and is a singer. Aubrey had the kindest heart. His was my big brother and I will miss him, forever.
Survived by his son, Joshy Singer, a sister, Dale "D" Steinek, his brother Michael Hofstein sister-in-law Marian Hofstein.

From his sister, Dale Steinek, dsteinek1@aol.com.

HOGAN, Jr

ROYAL

DEAN

HOGAN ROYAL

Died 11/28/1986.

HUDGINS

ANDREA

RHEA

ANDEE

HUDGINS ANDREA

Died Nov. 30, 1998. She was a horticulturist.

HUGGS CORSO JUDY VERLE   HUGGS JUDY Passed away on March 3, 2022. Predeceased by her parents, Edward Clark Huggs, Lt. Col. USAF (ret) and Verle Florence Parker Huggs. Lovingly remembered by her former spouse, Andrew Corso, Col. USAF (ret), her daughter, Stephanie Corso, granddaughter, Molly Corso, and sister, Beverly Bojanowski. Her enduring joy, sense of humor, warm heart, and generous spirit will be deeply missed. Her memory will forever be a blessing to all who knew her.
HUNNICUTT   WILLIAM LEE BILL HUNNICUTT BILL Bill passed away in his sleep 8/19/2019. A brother of Jack Hunnicutt, and the third youngest brother in the family. Still active in his Denver law firm, Hunnicutt and Appleman. A memorial service will be held at Montview Presbyterian Church in Denver.

HURLEY

VINCENT

ALDEN

DINNY

HURLEY DINNY

Died Nov. 15, 2004 at home in Fort Worth.

HURST

VIVIAN

LEE

HURST VIVIAN

Died Feb. 22, 1992 in Fort Worth and was buried at Laurel Land.

HUTCHESON

REX

HUTCHESON REX

Died May 4, 1987 in Tarrant County and was buried in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, TX. He had been a commissioned Warrant Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

JAMES

BRASHEAR

PAM

JAMES PAM

Passed away Jun. 26, 2014 in Fort Worth with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Survived by her husband, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

JEFFRIES

DONALD

WESLEY

JEFFRIES DON

Died 3/8/2008, buried 3/14/2008 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. This from his step-son, Kevin.

JOB

BASS

FRANKIE

LYNN

JOB FRANKIE

A Frankie Lynn Bass passed away Jan. 6, 2006 in Muskogee, OK and buried in Fort Worth at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery. She had divorced Jimmy Roland Bass in 1983.

KESSEL MARK HARRISON     MARK KESSEL Mark passed away on August 17, 2022. Mark was a sound engineer/audio producer at Fort Worth’s KTVT-Channel 11 while getting his business degree at the University of Texas-Arlington. From 1976-1985 he was a sales rep for Ampex videotapes, calling on stations in three states. He worked for Reliable Music Company in Longview for several years while completing his nursing certification at Kilgore College. Since 1996 he has served at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview and several other locations as either a hospital or clinic nurse. Mark, always strong and energetic, had just passed a physical with flying colors – never expected to be felled while doing things he loved, working outdoors and helping others. These activities gave him spirit and purpose. Word spread quickly among classmates and friends after his August 17 death. Most remembered his clever mind, kind heart, immaculate appearance, and generous spirit. A great father – patient and supportive. A nursing professional. A community helper. Mark Kessel spent a lifetime helping friends and volunteering in the church and community. He made friends easily in all his community involvement and endeavors. Mark is survived by his two children, daughter Leigh Kessel of Greenville, North Carolina and son Dustin Kessel and his wife Lisa of Huntsville, Texas and their mother Karen Kessel of Apalachicola, Florida; granddaughters Addyson and Kaylee; his brother Dr. Keith Kessel and his wife Wendy; half-brother Fred Hofstetter; brother-in law and sister-in-law Jere and Helen Kelly; his nieces and nephews.

KIMBLE

JONES

JANET

KAY

KIMBLE JANET

Passed away June 9, 2013 in Hutto, TX
Work: Hutto High School Hutto, Texas 78634 512-759-4700

KITE

ROY

KITE ROY

Letter from daughter confirming his death.

KOLAR

DALE

JEROME

JERRY

KOLAR DALE

Died in 1993.

LARUE

DANA

FRANK

LARUE DANNY

Danny LaRue, 65, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Danny was born May 22, 1948, in Fort Worth. He retired from the Fort Worth Police Department in 1994. Danny was a decorated officer and homicide detective. He received the Fort Worth Police Officer of the Year Award in 1990 and was nominated for the Parade Police Officer of the Year Award in 1987 receiving honorable mention. Danny was preceded in death by his father, Dan B. LaRue Jr. Survivors: Mother, Margaret LaRue; son, Greg LaRue; daughter, Stephanie LaRue; and his beloved dog, Zero.

LASKOSKI

RAYMOND

MICHAEL

RAY

LASKOSKI RAY

Died of cancer on Jan. 16, 2003. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda Williams.

LEDOUX

CHERYL

LEE

CHERI

LEDOUX CHERI

She died 7/3/2011. Graduated from UT - Austin. She worked at Osteopathic and JPS Hospitals in Fort Worth.
Info from Jerry Grantland.

LOWRANCE

CARL

LOWRANCE CARL

Passaway Sept. 13, 2010, buried at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Survived by his wife, and 3 stepchildren and 2 brothers. Last known address: 5405 MACK RD, FORT WORTH, TX 76117-2039

LUSKEY

HENRY

LEE

LUSKEY HENRY

Henry Lee Luskey, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, his 65th birthday, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Graveside service: Private. Memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S. Hulen St. The family will receive guests immediately following the service in the Zale Auditorium. Bearers of his casket: Louis Baldwin, David Freirich, Arnold Gachman, Sidney Geller, Jerry Heller, Marvin Krasner, Jack Labovitz, Dan Lowrance, Alvin Luskey, Fred Reynolds, Dr. Edward Sankary and Marty Wender. Honorary bearers: John Dean, James Dunaway, Brian Eberstein, Dr. Jay Fierke, Robert Havran, Peter Reaka and James Taylor. Memorials: The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Henry's honor to Dr. Frederick Lang's Brain Tumor Research, in care of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486. Henry was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Fort Worth to Sonya and Ben Luskey. He attended Paschal High School, graduating in 1966. Henry graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970, earning a BBA with an accounting and finance major. He was very active in his years at the university, serving as rush captain for Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity for two years and as social chairman, planning many memorable activities. Henry excelled in all intramural sports, winning the national handball championship (doubles) his senior year. Upon graduation, Henry married the love of his life, Jeanie Hirsch of Marshall. They moved to Fort Worth in June 1970, beginning a beautiful 43-year journey through life together. They had two wonderful, devoted children, Steven Eric Luskey and Valrie Luskey Eberstein. Henry's first job after graduation was in public accounting with the firm Arthur Young. He immediately earned his CPA, while Jeanie taught kindergarten. In February 1971, Henry and Jeanie opened their first retail store, Henry's Jean Scene. Over the next 23 years, Henry expanded his retail operation throughout Texas, opening 19 stores. This included Cambridge Clothiers and Seville Shop, which were well known and loved by all of Fort Worth. Henry was admired for his attention to detail and his keen business acumen. His employees affectionately referred to him as the "hawk eye" because nothing escaped his attention in any department of his business. During his retail career, Henry was the primary supplier of private school uniforms for the greater Fort Worth area. He developed this niche within his retail operation, encompassing everything from manufacturing to sales. Henry's creative abilities enabled him to expand this aspect of the business tremendously. Working 60-plus hours per week, Henry still found the time to give back to the community that supported him. He served on the board of directors of Ridglea Bank for many years, and loved his association with such a fine group of businessmen. He also served on the board of Lena Pope Home and was a member of the board of directors of Country Day School for six years. Henry was a past president of Congregation Ahavath Sholom Synagogue and had been chairman of its finance committee for over 25 years. Henry was co-chairman of the capital campaign for Ahavath Sholom's new building, and took great pride and satisfaction in moving his congregation from Eighth Avenue to Hulen Street. Henry loved his involvement in many additional civic and social organizations including Steeplechase, Jewel Charity, Shady Oaks Country Club and Magnolia League, just to name a few. In 1994, Henry ended his retail career and followed his true passion in finance and the stock market. He became a financial advisor with Prudential Securities and earned numerous awards for his achievements from the onset of his financial career. He achieved the Chairman's Club status, which includes the top 100 producers nationwide, after only a few years in business. He and Jeanie traveled extensively with this group for years, making lifelong, treasured friends. Henry chose to move his financial group to Morgan Stanley in 2006, and was currently executive director of The Luskey Group. Henry again attained the Chairman's Club status, demonstrating his strong work ethic to all who knew him. For the last four years, the business publication Barron's selected Henry to be on its list of "Top 1000 Financial Advisors" in the country. This listing recognizes an elite group of top financial advisors who are passionate about their mission to provide exceptional wealth management services to clients. Henry's love for his family knew no bounds, and he always believed that "family comes first." One of his greatest joys in life was being a grandfather to his two grandchildren: Simon and Charlotte. He became a grandfather five years ago, and took tremendous pride in being a fun and loving "Poppi." Henry will be affectionately remembered for his unwavering loyalty and commitment to his family and friends. His selfless love and constant care for others are true examples for all who were blessed to know him. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to his caregivers from Community Hospice of Texas and to Dee Dee Jones. Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Sonya and Ben Luskey; his in-laws, Phyllis and Joe W. Hirsch; and his brother-in-law, Dr. David Weisman Hirsch. Survivors: Those left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his wife, Jeanie Luskey; son, Steven Eric Luskey of New York, N.Y.; daughter, Valrie Luskey Eberstein and husband, David Martin Eberstein, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Simon Joseph Eberstein and Charlotte Paige Eberstein; sister, Rossi Luskey Solomon and her husband, Dr. Gary Solomon, of Dallas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and David Freirich of Mission Hills, Kan.; nieces and nephews; and host of extended family and close friends. Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 12, 2013

MADDOX

MORRIS

JANE

SYLVIA

MADDOX JANE

Jane Sylvia Morris passed away November 23, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jane was born on April 30, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to her parents, Allan Maddox and Helen Sharp. During her schooling, she attended Dallas Baptist University, Baylor University School of Nursing, and Southern Nazarene University which led to a culminated effort of her Bachelor's degree. She was a proud member of the First Baptist Church in Tulsa as well as Beta Sigma Phi.

MASON GRAY BETTY CAROLINE   MASON BETTY Passed away March 3, 2019.

MASSEY

HILL

FREDERICKA

RICKI

MASSEY RICKI

Died Jan. 20, 2005 in San Jose, CA. She is survived by her 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Last known address: 1699 GRIZILLA, SAN JOSE, CA 95124

FRIDYE MAYES MARY PATRICIA PAT MAYES PAT Died 4/2/2005 in Houston

MCELROY

JOHN

PATRICK

JOHNNY

MCELROY JOHNNY

According to his brother, William, Johnny died in December 1992 from a cerebral hemorrage. He was survived by his 2 brothers.

MCSWAIN

MICHAEL

RAY

MCSWAIN MICHAEL

Died 1/1/1997 in Granbury, TX. He was a band director in Alaska and was home for the Christmas holiday. He had either a stroke or heart attack, as per Andy Magnus. He was a veteran of Vietnam War.

MCTAGGART

DEERING

ALYCE

ELIZABETH

MCTAGGART ALYCE

Died 9/1/2005 of Leukemia

MITCHELL

GLOVER

SHERRY

SUE

MITCHELL SHERRY

Passed away from liver cancer May 3, 2003. She was survived by her son Michael and 2 granddaughters.

MOODY

DONALD

WALTER

DON

MOODY DONALD

MOORE

MELBOURNE

MOORE MELBOURNE

Died Jun. 6, 1967 in Mineral Wells, TX in an auto accident.

MORRIS

RICHARD

HAROLD

MORRIS RICHARD

Died Nov. 5, 1995

MORTON

ROBERT

HAMILTON

BOBBY

MORTON ROBERT

Bobby died at a Fort Worth hospice facilty on Sept. 4, 2004. He was an Army veteran and retired in 1999 from the Fort Worth Police Department after 30 years. He was survived by his son and grandson.

NEECE

PAUL

MARION

NEECE PAUL

Paul died Feb. 16, 2013 and was survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindy, a son and daughter, 2 grandsons, his father, brother and other family members.

NUGENT

GADILL

PAMELA

BEA

PAM

NUGENT PAM

Died Jan. 6, 2012 in Weatherford, TX and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, TX. Pam was survived by her son, Raymond and a grandson, Gage.

PADGETT

MILEY

DIANA

LEE

PADGETT DIANA

Died Mar. 4, 1999 at a Dallas hospital and was buried at Laurel Land in Fort Worth. She was a licensed professional counselor receiving 2 masters degrees. She was also an avid hot air balloonist and a member of the Plano Balloon Association.

PAINE

GARY

LEE

PAINE GARY

Mar. 9, 2000 Gary may have died from an auto accident in Pike, Ohio.

PARKER   JOHN MICHAEL MIKE PARKER MIKE

"Mike," 68, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 27 after a courageous eight year battle with cancer. Mike was born on April 15, 1948 in Waldo, Arkansas to John I. and Mary Louise (Teague) Parker and four years later joined by a sister, Suzanne. Mike, a brave and fearless soul already at the age of 12, saved his little sister's life when her nightgown caught on fire using his own hands to extinguish the flames. Mike's family moved to Fort Worth, TX when he was eight, where he later graduated from Paschal High School class of 1966. He later married, had two children and in 1975, moved his family to Aurora, CO to take a job with Contech and start anew. Mike loved the Colorado outdoors and took his family camping, fishing and hiking as often as he could. He was also deeply religious and enjoyed the years he was an active member of Central Baptist Church. After many years as a manager in manufacturing businesses, he moved to Fort Collins to open A.K. Machining, a successful manufacturing business which thrived for nearly two decades.
Mike enjoyed tinkering with and riding motorcycles and was always up for some serious car talk especially when it came to his beloved corvettes.
The last years of his life were devoted to being an amazing grandfather while fiercely fighting cancer - which he did up until his very last breath. Mike was known for his sense of humor, strength in adversity and love of family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include daughters Lisa Marsden (Adrian) and Jennifer Parker, grandchildren John Andrew Parker, Emma and Isabel Lawrence, sister Suzanne Hardgrove (Mike) niece and nephew Scott and Heather Hardgrove; former wife Pat and his faithful, devoted canine buddy, Skritch.
Local memorial service to be announced later. Interment will take place in Fort Worth, Texas on March 14,2017.
In lieu of flowers, Mike requests donations be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth http://www.fortworthkids.org/ where he spent much of his time as a kid.

PATTERSON

MARTIN

LEE

PATTERSON MARTIN

Died May 10, 2013 and intered at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Sgt. Patterson served 4 years in the U. S. Air Force stationed in Germany and granduaated from Texas Wesleyan. He worked for the US Postal service for 29 years, was a Mason and a Shrine clown. He was survived by his wife of 44 years, son Justin, daughter, Jennifer, 2 grandchildren, his father Joe and brother, Grady.

PENDERY

LEONARD

RAY

RAY

PENDERY RAY

Died Nov. 28, 1990 in Tarrant County and was buried in Union Cemetery, Gustine, TX

PITTMAN   DON ALVIN   PITTMAN DON Rev. Dr. Don A. Pittman, William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions Emeritus and husband of the Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman, died Saturday evening (June 26, 2021) at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He is survived by his wife Nancy, mother Eve and 3 daughters.  More information

POORE

LEVERIDGE

TROY

L

POORE TROY

Passed away Feb. 25, 2012 and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park. She was survived by her son, Lewis, father, brother and 2 grandchildren.

POWELL   ROGER KENT   POWELL ROGER Passed at the hospital about three hours after a car accident and heart attack on July 28, 2017.

PRIDDY III

H

T

HT

PRIDDY H. T.

died August 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, proud father, successful business entrepreneur and former longtime resident of Fort Worth, Texas.

PRINZ SAMFORD KAREN JOY   PRINZ KAREN  

PROCTOR

CHERRY

ANNE

PROCTOR CHERRY

Passed away Nov. 13, 2013 in Hidewway, TX. and was survived by her sister, Emma. She is buried at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, TX.

PRUETT NELSON CHERYL     PRUETT CHERYL Cheryl passed away on March 10th, 2018 from an 18 year battle with breast cancer.

RALL

RICHARD

CRENSHAW

RALL RICHARD

Passed away Nov. 9, 2015

RIDINGS

LONG

SHERRY

LEA

RIDINGS SHERRY

Died in 2011 in Johnson County TX.

SCHWARTZ BROOKSBY RENÉE     SCHWARTZ RENÉE Died Aug 9, 1994. Buried in Littleton, CO
SEBESTA   CHARLES LEWIS   SEBESTA CHARLES Passed away January 22, 2021 after a courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after a lifetime career in commercial real estate lending and retirement in 2016 from BBVA. Survived by his wife, 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Memorial serviced wiill be held on his birthday, 8/12/2021.
SHAVER   GARY HOWARD   SHAVER GARY Gary Howard Shaver, 69, of Joshua passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Gary was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 24, 1947 to Treva and Kline Shaver. He was a loving husband and father who also served his country in the Army.
He is preceded in death by his son, Kyle Edward Shaver.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathryn Shaver; daughters, Robin Lee Shaver and fiancé, Spencer Sullivan and Angela Christine Ballard and husband, Jerry Ballard; son, Mike Broyles; brother, Brent Shaver; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

SHIELD

THOMAS

GRAVES

TOMMY

SHIELD TOMMY

Drowned Aug 15, 1970 at Lake Weatherford. He was survived by his wife and 2 daughters.

SIMPSON

ATWELL

GAY

LYNN

GAY LYNN

SIMPSON GAY LYNN

Died Jun. 6, 2005 in Fort Worth.

SINGER HOFSTEIN MARK HOWARD   SINGER AUBREY Died May 21, 2014 of Bone Cancer in Apopka, FL.
Musically, Aubrey aka Mark played in many bands growing up. He had played in the marching band at Paschal and later went to college at North Texas State in Denton. He moved to LA in the early 70's where he played flute, piano, saxophone, and sang in a group called Earthquire which was under the Motown label. It was at that time, Mark changed his name to Aubrey Singer. His son, Joshy has followed in his footsteps and is a singer. Aubrey had the kindest heart. His was my big brother and I will miss him, forever.
Survived by his son, Joshy Singer, a sister, Dale "D" Steinek, his brother Michael Hofstein sister-in-law Marian Hofstein.
From his sister, Dale Steinek, dsteinek1@aol.com.

SLATKIN

RICHARD

A

RICKIE

SLATKIN RICHARD

Private investigator slain in Benbrook on 10/1/2013.
http://blogs.star-telegram.com/crime_time/2013/10/private-investigator-slain-in-benbrook-police-trying-to-learn-motive.html

SMITH

JAMES

DONALD

SMITH JAMES

These comments are from Mike "Red" Young. "Guitarist from Ft. Worth and member of the popular high school band "The Committee" Smith died in 1985 of cancer (other members were Danny Hukill on drums, myself on piano and Ralph Goad on bass - we played the Candy Stick a Go Go, the Blue Cat across from Paschal and many other functions). He was also a member of the "Sundown Collection" and later on backed up Lloyd Price and then started his own band called the Cold Cuts. We had a couple of benenfits for him - one in Houston with Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Vaughn and Kim Wilson (of the Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Delbert McClinton. I played on that one and then put together a benefit at the Caravan of Dreams with help from David Hickey (who still books Delbert). That one had my band, Red and the Red Hots with Delbert singing a couple of songs, the Juke Jumpers with special guest T-Bone Burnett and a few others whom I can't recall at this time. We raised enough money to cover all the hospital expenses and some left over which his wife started a Jimmy Don Smith scholarship which last time I talked to his wife had excess of $35,000 in it. One of my big memories was in 1982 when I was touring with Eric Burdon and Jimmy's band opened for us (with Freddie Cisneros) at the Agoura in Dallas."

STANDIFER JR

JAMES

WILLIAM

STANDIFER, JR JAMES

Died June 28, 1973 and buried and Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX.

STEED   JOHN SCOTT   STEED JOHN Passed away 2/2/2019

STEVENSON

LARRY

CECIL

STEVENSON LARRY

Passed away at home from natural causes April 27, 2003 and is buried in Skyvue Memorial Garden. He was an artist, poet and amateur genealogist. As a long time member of Narcotics Anonymous, he helped countless suffering addicts find recovery and was a founding member of the Fort Worth Twenty-Four-Hour NA Group.

STOLTZ CONNER CAROL ANN   STOLTZ CAROL Found drowned in her hot tub on March 3, 2016.
TAYLOR HOUSEWRIGHT BEVERLY ANN   TAYLOR BEVERLY Passed away March 8, 2020.

TAYLOR

VERNON

TAYLOR VERNON

Passed away Nov. 19, 2002 in Twin Falls, ID

TERRY   DAVID A   TERRY DAVID David moved to Louisiana in 1968 finding his calling in the oil and gas industry, where he worked for over 30 years. He started out as a roustabout, then production lead operator, then equipment manufacturing foreman, and finally owning and operating Coastline Production Process Equipment, Inc., in Lafayette, La. A self-made millionaire, he retired in 1998. He then moved to Natchitoches for several years and lived on the Cane river enjoying fishing, boating on his party barge, and playing golf. He next moved to Shreveport, where he met the love of his life and spent 14 wonderful years with Jo-Ann Camden. In retirement, David enjoyed playing near scratch golf and shooting pool. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, with a passion for cooking for his friends and family. Watching football was another thing David enjoyed, and he rooted for the New Orleans Saints, the LSU Tigers, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a successful gambler and enjoyed playing blackjack, and betting on horses. David was incredibly loved. He was a devoted father, a caring brother, and a loving, supportive partner. David was preceded in death by a son, Dustin Alan Terry, and daughter, Andrea Terry Hebert.
THOMPSON   LEE MERRITT   THOMPSON LEE
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf
Lee Merritt Thompson, son of CDR Guy Merritt Thompson Jr (U.S. Navy, Ret.) and Rita-Marie Spaulding Thompson, died Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, of heart disease, at his residence in Dallas. Born January 27, 1948, Lee grew up as a military child. He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and attended schools in Rhode Island, Tenn., and Hawaii before moving to Fort Worth in 1959. There he graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1966, and Texas Christian University, class of 1970. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1982, including a tour in Vietnam. After the Air Force, he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in Dallas and held assorted positions in security. Survivors: Mother, Rita-Marie Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron Peck of Belleville, Ill.; and 13 cousins in the Fort Myers, Fla, area. Interment: Friday, Feb. 17, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with his fellow veterans. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=lee-merritt-thompson&pid=184161742&#sthash.Z7pU0R4m.dpuf

died Feb. 7, 2017 of heart disease at his residence in Dallas.  Graduated from TCU in 1970 and proudly served as an  officer in the United States Air Force until 1982, including a tour in Vietnam.  After the Air Force he worked for the Sewell Automotive Group in  Dallas and held assorted positions in security.  He is survived by his mother, Rita-Marie of Fort Myers, Fla. and former teacher at Paschal, a sister and brother-in-law, Anne Peck and Ron of Belleville, Ill, and 13 cousins in the Fort  Myers area.  He was interred at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetary in Arlington with his fellow veterans.

THORNTON PATRICIA ANN NAIL   PAT NAIL Patricia passed away on July 27, 2022, in Tyler, TX. Patricia was born on March 28, 1948, in Ft. Worth to the late Lloyd and Ann Katsak Thornton. Pat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Baylor University in 1970 and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Biochemistry from Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX in 1978. Patricia met the love of her life, Roland Nail, Jr., while at Baylor University, and they were married on January 24, 1970, in Fort Worth. Patricia had a life-long love for nutrition and health. As a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, she provided nutritional counseling to her family, friends, and many others. In addition, Patricia taught school, was a co-owner of a business called Foresight Foods in Arlington, TX, and she worked in the family business, Thornton Steel Company in Fort Worth, TX. Also, Patricia was a shareholder and served as a current board member of Southview Corporation, a commercial real estate venture in Corpus Christi, Texas. After moving to Panola County in 2011, Patricia became an avid bird-watcher and joined the Texas Bluebird Society and currently served on the Board of Directors. Patricia thoroughly enjoyed tending to the many bluebird nest boxes that are scattered all over their farm. Patricia’s love of animals extended beyond birds. She and Roland also enjoyed tending to their cattle, dogs, and cats. Patricia and Roland were avid Baylor fans and supporters. They were season ticket holders for Baylor football and Baylor men’s and women’s basketball. They loved their tailgating group and had many memorable occasions attending Baylor sporting events and other Baylor functions. She and Roland went on several mission trips overseas to Ukraine, Armenia, The Republic of Georgia, Romania, and Bulgaria. Two of her most enjoyable trips were to Israel, Egypt, and Greece in 1983 and to lower South America and Antarctica in 2009. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Roland Nail; daughter, Shelly Weber and husband Fred; daughter, Karen Coulter; brother, Robert Thornton and wife Margie; sister, Cheryl Surber and husband Charles; and granddaughter, Jenna Weber.

TINER

JOHN

CLARY

TINER JOHN

Died June 1, 1985 in Fort Worth and buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

TRIPLETT

SELL

ELLEN

TRIPLETT ELLEN

Passed away Sept. 28, 2008 in Farmers Branch, TX and buried in Restland Cemetery. Ellen received her BS in Home Ecconomics from Texas Tech University and retired after 37 years as a flight attendant with American Airlines.

UNANGST

BEGLEY

GAIL

JOYCE

UNANGST GAIL

Died 1/28/2015 in Oswego, Illinois. She is survived by two sons, Mark Begley of Germany and Ryan (Ailene) Begley of Lacey, Wash.; two daughters, Shay (Ken) Jacobson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Stephanie (Matt) Restelli of Oswego; a brother, Guy Unangst of Jacosonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Kayla, Tristan and Steffi Begley, Justin Begley, Charlotte Jacobson and Vienna and Gianna Restelli.
Deceased are her husband, Charlie Begley, and a brother, John Unangst. Thanks to Gloria Pine Hall for this.

VAN DYKE

MURPHY

KAY

ELLEN

VAN DYKE KAY

Kay passed away Jan. 17, 2011 in Austin, TX. She was survived by her husband, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, her mother, Pat and her brother, Eddie.

VINSON   JON KIRK   VINSON JON Passed away due to cancer March 30, 2021. This from his daughter Kate Vinson Arbelo.  Jon was a simple man. He loved his family and loved telling us stories of the past.  Funeral services will be privately held at Friendship Cemetery in Corrigan, Texas. Memorials may be made to Sam Houston State University.  A resident of Fort Worth for much of his life, Jon was born in Burbank, California, to Antoinette Ruth Kuykendall Vinson and Matthew Lafayette Vinson, Jr. on February 23, 1948. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 1970. He worked in retail for most of his life, including a position in New Orleans, Louisiana, that he loved dearly.  Jon was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Matthew L. Vinson, III.   Jon is survived by his children, son Kirk R. Vinson and wife, Sarah, daughter Kate Vinson Arbelo and husband, John. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Maddox Vinson, Kimberlin Vinson, Dru Eanes, and Trinity Arbelo.  He is also survived by his brother Mark B. Vinson and sister-in-law Laura, and sister Suzanne Vinson Nettles, and brother-in-law Richard.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

WALKER

WILLIAM

CRIEG

WALKER WILLIAM

Died after a short illness Mar. 22, 2005 in Port Arthur, TX and was buried in either Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, TX or Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, TX. He was a Marine and veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a grain elevator supervisor.

WALTERS

RICHARD

EUGENE

WALTERS RICK

Cynthia Walters mailed stating Richard is deceased.

WILBANKS

TIMOTHY

TIM

WILBANKS TIMOTHY

Marine Lance Corporal Killed in Vietnam War August 4, 1968 from friendly fire.

WILKERSON

BONNIE

CAROL

WILKERSON BONNIE

Passed away at her home in Austin from complications of cancer.

WILSON   JOHN THOMAS SONNY WILSON JOHN John "Sonny" Thomas Wilson III of Fort Worth, TX passed away on Friday September 16th in his home at the age of 68. John was reared in the TCU area, and was saved and baptized at Travis Ave. Baptist Church as a youth. John graduated from Pascal High School in 1966 and went on to earn his B.B.A. in business and math at TWC and his undergraduate at the University of LaVerne in LaVerne, CA. with a Master of Management. He worked in major hospitals in the Ft. Worth area and in California for a few years installing computers and linking them all together. He later went to work in the Aerospace Industry for Lockheed Martin until he retired in 2008. John’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, golf, shooting pool and trading camera equipment. He did all things well, i.e. shooting pool, playing golf etc. John was very competitive and put a lot of time, effort and practice into his hobbies and his work. John loved Christmas, giving gifts to his abundant family of nephews and nieces. In a nutshell, John enjoyed people and living life.

WITTENEBEN

ALBERT

REED

WITTENEBEN ALBERT

Passed away Nov. 24, 2002. He was a family doctor in Edna, TX since 1989. Survivors were his wife, son, Sean, daughter, Colleen, sister, Carol and a grandson.

WOOD PORTER DAVID     WOOD DAVID David passed away on Feb. 17, 2022.  He was a much-lauded and loved, and somewhat feared, figure in Lake Highlands for 47 years: teacher, tennis coach, and education advocate. The sign over his classroom door not only foreshadowed his AP English syllabus but also set an ominous tone: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here." His students lovingly referred to him as "Dark Lord" and "Fearless Leader." But under his tough exterior and dark humor were deep compassion and a bottomless dedication to his vocation. An icon in the Lake Highlands community, it was common for former students to flag him down to reminisce or express gratitude for his impact on their life. His style was irreverent, and he kept people on their toes with incisive sarcastic wit. More than literature, he taught critical thinking. He saw the potential in every student and worked with them until they saw it too, shepherding them to achieve more than they believed they could. He was generous with others, providing support in all manners imaginable, even when his own resources were limited. He loved music and sharing it with those around him, blasting it at home, in the classroom, or his car. He could sing like a rockstar. He loved to cut a rug and to the delight of those lucky enough to take a spin in his arms, was a great dance partner. He was an avid tennis player, read ravenously and was a beautiful writer in his own right. He was an always hopeful Longhorns and Cowboys fan, and he cooked unparalleled meatballs. His children inherited many of his interests and talents. His herald was his whistle, and the tune was whatever happened to be in his head and his heart. David was born on September 4, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, raised mostly in Fort Worth, Texas, and ultimately made Dallas his home. He was the unceasingly proud father of Alex, Kate and Spencer, grateful and adoring brother of Rosie, still friend to his former wife Tina, and the devoted dog owner of Floyd.
YANDELL   DONNIE RAY   YANDELL DONNIE Donnie served in the US Army where he received a Purple Heart in the Vietnam War. He was married to Karen Evans.
Interment: DFW National Cemetery in Arlington.
YARBROUGH BRUTON CONSTANCE JOANNE   YARBROUGH JOANNE Constance Joanne Bruton, 68, entered eternal rest on May 16, 2016 at McAllen Medical Center.She is preceded in death by her son Christopher Chen.