Henry Bostick of Moody died late Wednesday night, January 9, 2002,
in Moody at the age of 64. Funeral services were 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January
12, 2002, at Cole Funeral Home, Moody Chapel of Cole Funeral Home, 304
Eighth Street, Moody, with Rev. Marion Ford officiating. Masonic grave
side services and interment followed in Moody Cemetery under the auspices
of S.Z. Teague Masonic Lodge #568.
Mr. Bostick, was born July 8, 1937, in Moody, Texas, the son of Albert
Clark and Lizzie Merle (Morgan) Bostick. He was a 1956 graduate of Moody
High School where he was a member of the Bearcat Football Team. On August
8, 1958, he married Naomi Elizabeth Bottoms. She preceded him in death
July 23, 1973. Much of his life was spent as a supervisor for Capitol Cement
in San Antonio. In 1989, he retired and returned to Moody. For 30 years,
he was a member of S.Z. Teague Masonic Lodge #568 in Moody. He was known
as a “good little buddy” who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing dominos.
Survivors include his mother, Merle Bostick of Moody; 2 daughters,
Debbie Smith of Moody, Paula Gillis of McGregor; 8 grandchildren and one
great great grandchild.
Casketbearers were members of S.Z. Teague Masonic Lodge in Moody.
For those desiring, the family has suggested S.T. Teague Masonic Lodge
or Scott and White hospice or Moody Ambulance Association, for memorial
Rev. W.A. Criswell
The Rev. W.A. Criswell passed away from life into death at the community
out in the Panhandle. Criswell had always wanted to be a Pastor of some
church ever since he was a little boy. Rev. Criswell was converted at an
early age and when he got out of high school, he attended Baylor in Waco.
He also went to the Fort Worth Seminary. Pecan Grove Baptist was about
the first church he preached when going to Baylor in Waco. He also had
the Mound Baptist Church part time. Bro. Criswell preached at Pecan Grove
Church which was called a quarter time church back in those days. At the
time W.A. did not have a car and had to ride with other people to get to
Pecan Grove near Gatesville.
Times were hard back then and not many had money. Bro. Criswell was
payed $10.00 every Sunday he preached. Pecan Grove only had a tabernacle
to have Sunday service in an old wood bleachers to sit on and an alter
made out of rock. J.T. Davidson who was living at the time said” People
came in their wagons, buggies and on horse back to hear Criswell preach.”
The revival at Pecan Grove was a week or so and many camped out by the
tabernacle on the Coryall creek and had a service every morning and night
and did their cooking over a camp fire. When the weather was cold or bad,
the members of the church had service in the Pecan Grove School building.
Rev. Criswell baptized many people in the Coryall Creek. A few years
later, the members of Pecan Grove gave what they had in money and helped
build a new church on the banks of the Coryall creek. The work was done
by the church members. Bro. Criswell helped also and where the church stands
today. Pecan Grove Church also got Rev. Criswell a car so he would have
a way to come to church. The church has been remodeled since those days.
It still has a church bell on the top of the church like Criswell wanted.
Rev. Criswell is survived by his wife Betty and daughter Mable ann
and grandsons Cris Criswell and Paul Daniel Jackson. He also was the president
of the Southern Baptist Convention for 2 terms. His funeral service was
at the First Baptist Church in Dallas where he preached for 50 yrs.
Luther K. Mars
Luther K. Mars of Moody, died Sunday, January 13, 2002, in Temple at
the age of 94. Grave side services and interment were 10:00 A.M. Wednesday,
January 16, 2002, at Moody Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral
Home, Moody Chapel, 304 Eighth Street, Moody, with Rev. Marion Ford, Jason
Dean and Max Marrs officiating.
Mr. Marrs was born May 31, 1907, in Moody, texas, the son of the late
George Pleasant and Rosa Lee (Goad) Marrs. He was a 1926 graduate of Moody
High School and continued his education at F-C Business College in Waco.
On October 2, 1933, he married Fay Rancier in Belton. She preceded him
in death December 26, 1988. During WW II, he served his country in the
United States Army from 1942 to 1945 and was decorated with the South Pacific
and Philippines Campaign Metals. He was a member of the American Legion
in Temple, # 133, where he served as a Past Commander. For 44 years, he
was employed as an accountant with the Eastern Division of Texas Power
and Light in Tyler. Upon his retirement, he returned to Moody in 1993.
For over 50 years, he was a member of the Knob Creek Masonic Lodge #401
in Temple. He was also a member of the Karem Shrine in Tyler and the Order
of the Eastern Star in Temple. He was a member of First Baptist Church
Survivors include 36 nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and
great great nieces and nephews.
For those desiring, the family has suggested the charity of the donor’s
own choosing for memorial contributions
Josephine Miracle of Eddy, died Monday night at the age of 92. Funeral
services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 17, 2002, at First Baptist
Church of Eddy, with Rev. Wayne Stork officiating. Interment will follow
in Eddy Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home Moody Chapel,
304 Eighth Street, Moody. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the
Mrs. Miracle was born December 13, 1909, in Salado, Texas, the daughter
of the late Burnie Mims and Amy (Norwood) Watson. In 1920, she moved to
Eddy from Salado where she was a 1927 graduate of Eddy High School. On
February 4, 1928, she married Cecil Miracle in Eddy. He preceded her in
death October 5, 1978. For about 25 years, she was employed with the Eddy
Coop Gin as a bookkeeper. She later worked at Miracle Food Store in Eddy
for 18 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Eddy.
Two brothers, Billy Watson and Jack Watson also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Bob Miracle of Eddy; 1 daughter, Nancy Deviney
of Bruceville; one brother, Burnie M. Watson of Beaumont; 4 grandchildren
and 7 great grandchildren. Casketbearers will be John Fisk, Jeff Odle,
Doug Roming, James Tolbert and John Wortham.
Mrs. Joann Rea, age 79, of Plano, Texas passed away February 4, 2002,
at the Medical center of Plano. She was born March 20, 1922, in Norman,
Oklahoma, to Ralph and Ethel (McCamy) Irvin. She married Charles Rea, Sr.,
on September 30, 1945, in Longview, Texas. She served in the U.S. Army
during WWII. Mrs. Rea was a registered nurse, having graduated from Scott
& White Nursing
School. She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her son, Charles Rea, Jr. and his wife, Pat of Plano,
Christine Smithhart, of Dallas, Texas; and sister, Marie Reid of Waxahachie,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rea, Sr.; grandson,
Dean Rea; and sister Doris Irvin.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 6, 2002,
in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Allen, Texas, with visitation
prior to the service. A graveside services followed Wednesday afternoon
at 3:00 P.M., at Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, Ok.
I lost another good friend this week. Dub King was laid to rest on
We go back a long way, working together on various projects. When he
was PR for the HOT Fair we got good cooperation. He often wrote stories
for us about sporting events. He had interviewed many big names in sports
He often spoke to the Beverly Hills Lions for me. At one meeting, I
found out Baylor was minus a Sports Information Director (SID). I said
I'll bet you get a call the next day to fill in. Sure enough he did.
This is one of the many positions he held during his working lifetime.
He lived a long and productive life. He helped many people along the
way. He helped me with Miss Waco contests when we were doing those. He
put together the Heart of Texas Smile Girl competition which was very successful
for many years.
Going way back before computers, when he was doing the sports show
on KCEN-TV, I made 3 inch letters so he could post the scores. Of course
today this is all done in minutes on the computers.
If memory serves me right Jack N'Jill was one of the sponsors and he
would have the smile girls poke their head through a large donut and get
some of the chocolate topping all over them.
Later in life he took on many unpaid jobs around our church, First
Methodist. One of these was delivering Meals on Wheels. The Methodist Home
was a favorite of his. He promoted the annual Texas High School Baseball
Coaches Association Convention in Waco.
He had an amazing recall on names, especially sports figures all the
way from high school through the pros. At the Lions club we would have
a contest. He came up with questions and the loser got a pie in his face.
(I lost now and then!) Many times he would bring some of the Smile
Girls to liven up the Lions meetings and they did! No telling how many
lives he touched and enriched.
Dub did manage to get a book published with some of his favorite stories.
He named it "Dub King Recalls". In November he was here for a book signing.
He had moved to Fort Worth so his family could assist him better after
he became ill.
Dub is survived by his wife Christine, daughter Katherine King Barr
of Fort Worth and son Andy King of Austin.
We'll miss you Dub!
Waco Optometrist, Dr. Lionel Moore died Sunday
Waco Optometrist, Dr. Lionel Moore, 63, died Sunday Feb. 3, 2002 at
Baylor University Medical center in Dallas, Tx.
A service celebration of his life was held at First United Methodist
Church in Waco at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday Feb. 9th. Visitation followed
the service in the Chapel.
Lionel Coy Moore, the son of Jesse Claude and Lillian Rohlfing Moore,
was born on July 11, 1938, in St. Louis, Mo. Lionel graduated from Roosevelt
High School in 1957. As a member of LaFayette Park United Methodist Church
in St. Louis, he was active in Methodist Youth Fellowship and was MYF president
for the city of St. Louis. He was active in Boy Scouts. A Danforth Foundation
scholarship provided him the opportunity to learn the fine art of sailing
on Lake Michigan. While running High School track, he set a record time
at Missouri state track meet. He earned his BA degree in physics, mathematics,
and chemistry at Yankton College, Yankton, SD, which he attended on a track
scholarship. Upon graduation, Lionel taught physics at Southwest High School
in St. Louis, then became a junior metallurgist with the Atomic Energy
Commission at Iowa State, Ames, IA. He earned his MA in physical science
at Drake University, Des Moines, IA. where he met Betty Mae Toland. They
were married in Ruthven, IA, on August 15, 1964 and made their home in
Wayne, NE. Lionel was an associate professor of physics and physical sciences,
and also taught aerospace workshops at Wayne state College. While in Wayne,
their marraige was blessed with a son, Todd, in 1970 and daughter, Marlo,
in 1973. At Wayne State, Lionel started Lambda Delta Lambda, a science
fraternity, requisitioned the first laser in the state of NE at that time
for the college physics dept. and became the director of the planetarium.
He was a member of the Wayne, NE, Masonic Lodge # 120 and Chapter # 194
of OES. While in Wayne, Lionel acquired his pilot’s license, enjoyed water
skiing and sailing.
Led by the Lord, in 1974 a career change was made as lionel entered
the College of Optometry at the University of Houston. He earned his Doctorate
in Optometry and stayed as a member of the faculty. In 1978 Lionel joined
Dr. Charles Stewart in his optometric practice in Waco. To date the practice
has continually provided optometric services for over 100 years, now known
as Austin Ave. Eye Clinic. Dr. Moore served as president of the Heart of
Texas Optometric Association for many years. He was president of the Institute
for Optometric Practice for six years and served on the board of directors
for the Foundation of Education and Research in Vision.
Lionel served as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop 308,
worked with ARC, Habitat for Humanity, and was very active in the Waco
Sailing Club. Lionel won many sailing awards, three times winning the King
of the Lake Regatta and even received the honor of Yachtsman of the Year.
He was deeply touched when The Waco Sailing Club sponsored the Charity
Sail for Leukemia in his honor.
As an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Waco, Lionel
was a member of Men for Missions, the Prayer and Praise class and the administrative
board. He had taught in Children’s Church for 11 years. Eyeglasses were
collected for the many years of Vision Mission trips with OMS to Haiti,
Mexico, and Equador for opportunities to give the gift of sight and to
share Christ and the gift of salvation. Lionel was a member of Bible Study
Diagnosed with Lukemia in 1988, Lionel would comment that he was critically
ill but in excellent health. He enjoyed life with family and friends, traveling,
sailing, and flying. He said he was going to “Live tilI I die.” Lionel
felt he was a work in progress and had a button that asked: “Please be
patient, God isn’t finished with me yet.” His legacy would come from II
Tim 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have
kept the faith.”
Lionel was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.
He is survived by Betty, his wife of 37 yrs; son and his wife, Drs. Todd
and Angela Moore of Arlington; daughter and her husband, Marlo and Curt
Collins and grandson, Coy Daniel Collins of Fairfield; brother and his
wife, Charles and Willa Moore of Fayette, Mo.; neices and nephews, numerous
other family members and treasured friends.
Dr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moore Memorial fund
at First United Methodist Church in Waco.
James R. (Jim) Sullivan
James R. (Jim) Sullivan was laid to rest Monday after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife Lee Jorn Sullivan, daughter Toni Cupps and husband
Mike of Corsicana and Ashley Marie Sullivan; step-sons Ty Lockridge of
Myrtle Beach, S. C. and Donald Jorn of Nashville, Tenn; grandchildren Christina
Willingham of Waco, James Willingham of Corsicana and great-granddaughter
Stephanie Willingham of Waco.
Sullivan was owner and CEO of Truckmotive in Waco. He did extensive
travel in connection with the trucking industry. He was past president
and board member of the Texas State Trucker's Assn. and board of Power
Heavy Duty Organization and C.F. S. Member National Republican Congressional
He was born June 16, 1926 in Red Oak to James L. and Rosa Lee Sullivan.
He attended Texas A&M. He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church. Baylor Lodge No. 1235 assisted in his funeral. He was a 32nd degree