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Dr. Thomas E. Cain
HOUSTON - Funeral services for Dr. Thomas E. Cain, 64, former Plainview resident, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Chapelwood United Methodist Church with Dr. James F. Jackson, pastor, Dr. Kelly Williams, and the Rev. Carey B. Sayers, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial oaks Cemetery by Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home.
Dr. Cain died Sunday, June 9, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Houston after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1932 in Plainview, the son of the late W.T. and Edna Cain, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He received degrees from Texas Tech and the University of Colorado and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Galveston in June 1956.
He interned at Jefferson Davis Hospital and did his residency at Baylor College of Medicine with a one-year fellowship at the University of Iowa. He was in private orthopedic practice for 33 years and served on the staffs of Methodist Hospital, Hermann Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hospital Systems, the Veterans Administration Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Ben Taub General Hospital, Diagnostic Hospital, Jefferson Davis Hospital, park Plaza Hospital, and Twelve Oaks Hospital.
Dr. Cain had served as Chief Surgeon and Chief of Staff at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled children since 1981 and he was credited with contributing to the overall success of the new Shriners Hospital, which was dedicated Sunday. He was a leader in pediatric orthopedics and education and was a mentor to both the medical staff and residents. His leadership was reflected in the doubling of patient clinics and surgery days, new outreach clinics in Amarillo and El Paso, pioneering the Ilizarov technique in children and many new and successful changes in scoliosis, chest and thoracic surgeries.
Dr. Cain served as primary physician for the Houston Oilers Football Club from 1974 to 1994 and was an innovator in the field of Sports Medicine. He was the first doctor to perform arthroscopic surgery in Houston. He was a Clinical Professor at Baylor University College of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas Medical School. He also was an examiner for the American Board of Arthopaedic Surgery.
He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Western Orthopaedic Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association, Clinical Orthopaedic Society, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, Houston Orthopaedic Society, International Society of the Knee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, NFL Team Physicians Society, Texas Team Physicians Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He also held many offices in these organizations.
He was a member of S.P. Waltrip Masonic Lodge #1328, a 32nd degree Knight Commander, Legion of Honor of the Houston Scottish Rite, a member of Arabia Shrine Temple, and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Court #136. 
Dr. Cain was an avid hunter and had hunted extensively in North American and had traveled to Africa five times on Safari. He was a member of the Houston Safari Club, Safari Club International, and the Garwood Hunting Club of which he served as president 1987-1989.
He married Theresa Arnold.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Thomas E. Cain Jr. of Houston; a daughter, Julie Anne Cain of Houston; a brother, Dr. Harold Dean Cain and his wife, Carol, of Austin; nephews Brian Cain and wife Wendy and Matthew Cain, all of Austin; a niece, Sarah Cain of Austin; and several cousins, including Janie Carter of Plainview.

Stella Chitwood
SEAGRAVES - Funeral services for Stella Chitwood, sister of Ollie Smith of Olton, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Loop Church of Christ with Danny Walker, a grandson, and Don Fleming, officiating. Burial will be in Loop Cemetery by Connally Funeral Home.
Mrs. Chitwood died Saturday, June 8, 1996, in Linden Municipal Hospital in Linden.
She was born on May 2, 1907, in Mount Ida, Ark. She lived in Hughes Springs before moving to Seagraves. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked in Loop school cafeterias for 21 years.
She married Renfred Chitwood in October 1930. He died on Dec. 22, 1941.
Other survivors include four daughters, Marjorie Terry and Virgia Walker, both of Hughes Springs, Wanda Owens of Loop and Freda McNew of New Deal; three other brothers, Fred Smith of Loop, Everett Smith of Brownfield and Owen Smith of Seagraves; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Ila Crites
LUBBOCK - Funeral services for Ila Faye Crites, 70, daughter of Mrs. L.Q. Oswalt and sister of Ed Oswalt, both of Abernathy, will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Resthaven Chapel with the Rev. Wilburn Coffman, associate minister of Southcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park By Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mrs. Crites died Saturday, June 8, 1996, in St. Mary Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1925, in Lubbock. She graduated from Lubbock High School and received her nursing training from Lubbock Memorial Hospital. She worked as a nurse at West Texas Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Lubbock State school and Odessa Women's and Children's Hospital. She was a member of Southcrest Baptist Church.
She married Ed Vivian Crites in 1946 in Lubbock. He died on Aug. 2, 1955. She married John Gray. He died in 1965.
Other survivors include two sons, Bill Ctites and Lee Q. Crites, both of Lubbock; two daughters, Lota Diane Crites of Lubbock and Linda Sheppard of Abilene; two stepsons, Tom Crites and Jerry Gray, both of Lubbock; a stepdaughter, Laura Yoes of Lubbock; another brother, James Lee OSwalt of Lubbock; and nine grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or to Lubbock State School.

J.R. Donaghe
CLOVIS, N.M. - Funeral services for J.R. Donaghe, 37, former Floydada resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Mack Barnard, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in LAwnHaven Memorial Gardens by Huffley Funeral Home.
Mr. Donaghe died Wednesday, June 5, 1996.
He was born in Tripoli, Lybia and had lived in Clovis most of his life until ming to Floydada where he worked as an auto mechanic for Don Hardy Engines. He was a member and prior lecturing Knight of Elk's Lodge No. 1244 and a member of First Assembly of God.
He married Jennifer Yeary in 1994 in Farwell.
Survivors include his wife; a stepson, O'Bryan Barker of Floydada; his mother and stepfather, Anneliese Donaghe and J.C. Robertson, both of Farwell; a brother, Roland Donaghe of Farwell; three sisters, Susie Chesser of California, Jill Pagh of Alabama and Roberta Clinch of New York; and three grandchildren.

Copalee Evans
Funeral services for Copalee Evans, 80, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kent Bird, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.
Mrs. Evans died at 12:30 a.m. today, June 10, 1996, in Prairie House Living Center.
She was born Copalee Hayes on Feb. 8, 1916, in Pope County, Ark. She moved to Plainview in 1941 from Tulare, Calif., and farmed. She moved to Graham in 1973 and back to Plainview in October 1986. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She married Wilbur Clutis Evans on April 21, 1934, in Henrietta. He died on Oct. 7, 1986.
Survivors include one son, Mervin Evans of Plainview; one daughter, Mrs. Hoyt (Joyce) Burnam of Tulia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the Mervin Evans home, 2512 Itasca.

Ann Handley
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Ann Lou Handley, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney and the Rev. Gene Hawkins, officiating. Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.
Mrs. Handley died Sunday, June 19, 1996, in St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock.
She was born on May 13, 1907, in Indian Territory in Oklahoma. She graduated from high school in Altus, Okla., and attended Texas Tech University. She moved to Floyd County in 1925. She taught school and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Lockney Senior Citizens and First Baptist Church and the Dorcus Sunday School Class.
She married Harmon Handley on May 29, 1931, in Clovis, N.M.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Gene Handley of East Wenatchee, Wash.; one daughter, Elizabeth Litsch of Altus; three brothers, Raymond Kelly of Tucson, Ariz., Bud Kelley of Lubbock and Bill Kelley of Arlington; four sisters, Edna Wiese of Lorenzo, Esker Dixson of Prescott, Ariz., Eloise Coebel of Lubbock and Nita Sexton of Manford, Okla.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church building fund or to a favorite charity.

Marie Louthan
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Marie Louthan, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor, and Silas Short, Church of Christ minister at Post, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview by Freeman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Louthan died at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 1996, in Hi-Plains Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1912, in Carey. She moved to hale Center in 1920 and graduated from Hale Center High School in 1930. She worked as cafeteria supervisor for Hale Center ISD from 1957-1972. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Senior Citizens Association and served as secretary for her Sunday school class. She was an active member of the Hale Center Band Booster Club.
She married William Lloyd Louthan on Dec. 20, 1940, in Plainview. He died in 1977.
Survivors include three sons, William Lloyd Louthan Jr., Gary Louthan and Tommy Louthan, all of Hale Center; one daughter, Jullie Sullivan of Columbia, Md.; and three grandchildren.
Two brothers, Curtis Johnson and Jack Johnson, and two sisters, Della Gaither and Effie Ritchey, are deceased.
Pallbearers will be Don Brown, Eugene Carter, Jim Bob Curry, Don Dejarnet, Dick Lemond, Floyd Tiffin, Carl Joe Williams and Kenny Campbell.
The family suggests memorials to Hale Center Senior Citizens Association, Box 205, Hale Center 79041.

Robert R. Montgomery
TULIA - Graveside services for Robert R. Montgomery, 66, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Ronald Huckeby, a lay minister, officiating. Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. Montgomery died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 1996, at his residence.
He was born on May 30, 1930, in Amherst. He grew up and attended schools in Amherst and graduated from Amherst High School. He was a television repairman.
Survivors include two nieces, Dorothy Swindler of Killeen and Nell Poston of Longview.
Two brothers, William R. Montgomery Jr. and Robert V. Montgomery Sr., are deceased.

Romulo Ruiz Sr.
Funeral services for Romulo Ruiz Sr., 66, are pending with Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Ruiz died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 1996, in St. Anthony's Hospice in Amarillo.

Miguel Villa
Funeral services for Miguel Villa, 71, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Frank Castillo, pastor of Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lockney Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Lemons chapel.
Mr. Villa died at 4:25 a.m. today, June 10, 1996, in Heritage Home.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1924, in Dinero. He grew up in Dinero and Beeville and worked for the Pawnee ISD. He moved to Plainview in 1960 and worked as a farmer, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church.
He married Isabel Villa on May 28, 1947, in Mineral Wells. She died on Nov. 14, 1976 in Plainview.
Survivors include five daughters, Rosa Asabedo of Quincy, Trinidad Mares of Itasca, Simona Juares of Lubbock and Esther Parrish and Sarah Diaz, both of Plainview; one son, Luis Villa of Providence; four brothers, Andres Rodriquez of Halfway, Juan Rodriquez and Joe Rodriquez, both of Gruver, Okla., and Dimas Rodriquez of Plainview; one sister, Elogia Coronado of Amarillo; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Rae Groce
PETERSBURG - Funeral services for Rae Groce, 78, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Pogue, former pastor; the Rev. John Lowrie, pastor, and the Rev. Kerry Groce, pastor of First Baptist Church in Axtell, officiating. Burial was in Petersburg Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home of Plainview.
Mr. Groce died at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 1996, at Possum Kingdom Lake after an apparent heart attack.
He was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Byrdstown, Tenn., where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Petersburg in 1939 and farmed until retiring in 1982. He was a member of First Baptist Church and had served on the building committee. He also was a former member of the Petersburg School Board.
He married Gladys Coe on Feb. 12, 1938, in Byrdstown.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Gaylord Groce of Petersburg; a sister, Mrs. Shorty (Sally) Robertson of Petersburg; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

James Lawson
TULIA - Funeral services for James Wayne Lawson, 65, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Wallace Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jan Horne, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery by Wallace Funeral Home.
Mr. Lawson died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday in High Plains Baptist Hospital in Amarillo.
He was born Dec. 26, 1930 in Erath County and married Alice Endebrock on Jan. 28, 1951 in Hamilton.
He attended schools in Lampkins and Pottsville and graduated from high school in Pottsville. He moved to Hamilton and worked at the A&P Grocery Store. After his marriage, he lived in Hamilton and moved to Tulia in 1960.
He had farmed for a number of area farmers until 1981, then worked for Big 'N' Fertilizer, Tulia Wheat Growers and was working for Edmonson Wheat Growers as a truck driver. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Brenda Edwards of Amarillo, Janice Shugart of Plainview, Pam Lawson of Fort Worth and Betsy Lawson of Tulia; his mother, Pearl Lawson of Stephenville; a sister, Evelyn Patterson of Stephenville; a brother, Bob Lawson of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren, Michael Edwards and Susan Edwards of Amarillo and Kevin Blount of Olton.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Blount, Don Ketchum, Royce Duckett, Harold Berner, Wendell Edmonson and Jeff Edmonson.
The family suggests memorials to the building fund of Christ Lutheran Church in Tulia. 

Cledia Neeley
Funeral services for Cledia Neeley, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Foote, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Floydada Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Neeley died at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 1996, in Methodist Hospital Plainview.
She was born Aug. 31, 1903 in Wolfe City and married Horace Ives Neeley in 1926 in Floydada. He died Feb. 14, 1974 in Amherst.
She grew up in Floydada, attended schools in Mt. Blanco and Fairview and worked on the family farm in Floyd County. She moved to Dimmitt in 1955, to Amherst in 1956 and to Plainview in 1994. She was a Baptist.
Surviving are a daughter, Kittie Ann Bankston of Tow; a son, Robert of Plainview; two sisters, Mae Jones of Stockton, Calif. and Johnnie Belle Neeley of Mountainair, N.M.; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A son, Carl James Neeley, died in July of 1928.

Olan Poteet
LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Olan Poteet, 85, will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Abney, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ralls Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home of Ralls.
Mr. Poteet died Thursday, June 13, 1996.
He was born May 22, 1911 in Estelline and married Georgie Christien Fuller on Dec. 24, 1931 in Ralls. She died Oct. 14, 1993.
She was a member of Lockney First Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows where he was a past grand master.
He was a peace officer from 1947-1991, serving as Floyd County chief deputy and was a constable, a night watchman and city marshal of Lockney.
Survivors include two sons, Layne and Dwayne, both of Austin; two daughters, Pat Turner of Shreveport, La. and Beverly Willson of Abernathy; a brother, Odell of Lubbock; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

E.S. "Russ" Russell
Funeral services for E.S. "Russ" Russell, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with David Milstead, a deacon at First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mr. Russell died at 3:49 p.m. Friday, June 14, 1996, in the emergency room of Methodist Hospital Plainview.
He was born July 1, 1922 in Granqueria, N.M. and married Helen Batteas on July 2, 1942 in Rotan. He grew up in Roystone. He joined the Army and served from 1940-45. He then farmed in Roby.
He moved to Lubbock in 1948 and worked for ASA Driller, then moved back to Roby in 1948 and worked in the oil field. He worked for Don Cook Drilling from 1952-60 when he joined J.O. Tenery in Plainview. He started his own company, E.S. Russell Drilling, in 1963.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Randy Abbott of Plainview; two sons and daughters-in-law, Monty and Debra Russell of Amarillo and Greg and Kari Russell of Plainview; three brothers, Marvin and Tommy, both of Green Forest, Ark., and Ferrell of San Antonio; a sister, Sylvia Parmer of Green Forest, Ark.; seven grandsons, two step-grandsons and one granddaughter.
A daughter, Annetia Sue Russell, and a brother, Merl Russell, are deceased.

Eldon Smith
Funeral services for Eldon Smith, 61, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Lemons Memorial Chapel. The body was cremated.
Mr. Smith died Friday, June 14, 1996, at 5:30 p.m. at the Heritage Home of Plainview. 
He was born June 27, 1934 in Fresno, Calif. He grew up in Casa Grande, Ariz. and attended schools there. He moved to Artesia, N.M. in 1953, graduating from Artesia High School. He married Wanda Crume on May 29, 1955, in Artesia.
Following marriage, the couple lived in Casa Grande, where he farmed. In 1976, he moved to Clear Lake, Calif, where he owned and operated an airport. He moved to Plainview in 1980, and was employed at the Crume Gin in Providence.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Denise Hutchinsen of Kelseyville, Calif., Minday Riza of Arlington, and Lisa Burks of Happy; two sons, Mike Smith of Sonoma, Calif., and Randy Smith of Cumming, Ga.; two brothers, Richard Smith and Gene Smith; four sisters, Oweeda, Afreda, Loraine and Cleo; and 11 grandchildren.

D'Ann Witkowski Tingle
ARLINGTON - Memorial services for D'Ann Witkowski Tingle, 58, former Plainview resident, were held Monday in St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Tingle died Friday, June 7, 1996, in Arlington Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 22, 1937, in Plainview where she grew up and attended schools. She moved to Floydada and graduated from Floydada High School in 1955 and attended McMurry College.
She married James W. Tingle.
Survivors include her husband; one son, James W. Tingle Jr. of Lubbock; two daughters, Randhi Shuck and Lauri Potts, both of Arlington; her mother, Margaret Witkowski Foust and stepfather, Luther Foust of Plainview; a brother, John Witkowski of Allen; a sister, D'Lene Tanner of Fort Worth; a stepbrother, Walter Foust of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.
Her father, Vernon Witkowski, is deceased.

Ruby Ross Crume
Funeral services for Ruby Ross Crume, 91, will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Perry Hunsaker, chaplain for Hospice of the Plains, officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Crume died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 1996, in a private nursing home.
She was born Ruby Moyers on July 13, 1904, in Eldorado, Okla., in Indian Territory where she grew up and attended school. She moved to Byers, Texas in 1939. She moved to Artesia, N.M., in 1943 and to the Providence Community in 1957 where her husband operated the Crume Gin.
She moved to Plainview in 1975. She was a homemaker and attended First Church of the Nazarene.
She married Everett Crume on Dec. 15, 1928, in Altus, Okla. He died Sept. 22, 1978 in Plainview.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Smith of Plainview and Betty Clayshulte of Los Cruces, N.M.; one son, Harlan Crume of Plainview; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Vela M. Hardin
BOWIE - Funeral services for Vela M. Hardin, 85, former Plainview resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Stevenson, minister, and the Rev. Donald Haney, a Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery by Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hardin died today, Friday, June 21, 1996, in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 28, 1911 in Caddo Mills. She had lived in Plainview from 1947 to 1974 when she moved to Bowie. She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Church.
She married Ellis Myrl "Hap" Hardin on Feb. 2, 1930, in Frederick, Okla. He died on Sept. 6, 1988.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Freda) Foreman of Moore, Okla., Mrs. Vinson (Yvonne) Dixson of Plainview, Mrs. Albert (Lucretia) McClanahan of Bowie and Mrs. Darrell (Ella) Holsted of Moore, Okla.; three sisters, Wilma Smiddy of Lawton, Okla., Nell Bingle of Wichita Falls, and Bobbie Holdren of Garland; one brother, Billy Ray Weatherley of Melissa; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.

Foy T. Lewis
HALE CENTER - Funeral services for Foy T. Lewis, 72, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Hale Center Church of Christ with Silas Short, Church of Christ minister from Post, and the Rev. Gene Meacham, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hale Center Cemetery by Freeman Funeral Home.
Mr. Lewis died Thursday, June 20, 1996, at 1 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital in Lubbock.
He was born July 5, 1923, in Chalk, Cottle County. He lived in Little Elm from 1968 to 1987 when he moved to Hale Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Italy during World War II. He was a member of the Hale Center Church of Christ.
He married Marie McKinney on June 10, 1968, in Floydada.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Robert Lewis of Little Elm; one daughter, Sue Smith of Windom; three stepsons, Braxton McKinney of Lubbock, Donnie McKinney of Plainview, and Eddie McKinney of Hale Center; two stepdaughters, Jeannie Forrest of Lubbock and Kathy Sherrod of Lubbock; one sister, Ruth Evans of Bryan; two brothers, Paul Lewis of Lubbock and R.B. Lewis of Hughes Springs; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Hershell Thompson
WICHITA FALLS - Funeral services Hershell Thompson, 70, brother of Dalton "Red" Thompson of Beaumont, formerly of Plainview, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta with burial in Blue Grove.
Mr. Thompson died Sunday, June 16, 1996, in Henrietta after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 14, 1925 in Blue Grove. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
He worked for Texas Electric, Byron Jackson Pump Co. and Keesey Oilfield Supply in Wichita Falls. He was a Baptist.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dr. Lisa Craft of Nashville, Tenn. and Shirley Thompson of Dallas; two sons, Steve of Denton and Jim of Lewisville; two sisters, Margie Coale of Wichita Falls and Patty Green of Conroe; and three grandsons.

Jasper O. Scheer Jr.
EDMOND, Okla. - Funeral services for the Rev. Jasper O. "J.O." Scheer Jr., former Plainview resident, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Maramec with burial in Maramec Cemetery by Baggerley Funeral Home.
Rev. Scheer died Wednesday, June 19, 1996, in Edmond.
He was born April 28, 1921, in Sparks, Okla. He grew up in Maramec where he graduated from high school. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Fort Hays State, Kan. University and was ordained and licensed by the Maramec Baptist Church in May 1941.
He pastored churches in Sumner, Silverlake and Delaware, Okla., and was instrumental in the establishment of the Kansas Southern Baptist Convention. He served as vice president of that convention for a number of years. While living in Kansas he pastored churches in Columbus, Hoisington and Liberal in addition to establishing churches in Osawatomie, Coffeyville, Hill City, Colby, Ellis, Oakley and Hays.
While living in Plainview he served as an interim pastor to area churches.
He married Maxine Allen on Aug. 26, 1941. She died this year.
Survivors include a son and his wife, John M. and Linda Scheer of Topeka, Kan.; a daughter and her husband, Linda and James Shaw of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Virda Hahn of Edmond and Captola Berg of Morrison, Okla.; a brother, Emery Wayne Scheer of Lindsey, Okla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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