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Annabelle Kirkpatrick
TULIA - Graveside services for Annabelle Kirkpatrick, 75, of Dimmitt, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kirkpatrick died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in Canterbury Villa in Dimmitt.

She was born April 15, 1924, in Spearman and married James Stewart Kirkpatrick on Sept. 14, 1945, in Detroit, Mich. He is deceased.

A homemaker and farm wife, she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Martha Matzen of Ute Park, N.M.; a son, Jim Kirkpatrick of Tulia; two brothers, Ray Barbour of Tulia and Dr. Larry Barbour of Wheeler; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A brother, Van Barbour, is deceased.

The family suggests memorials to Rose Hill Cemetery Fund.

William Henry Smith

AMARILLO - Funeral services for William Henry Smith, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Schooler-Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 Bell.

Burial will be in Kress Cemetery at noon.

Mr. Smith died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Aug. 1, 1908 in Paris, Texas. He married Ida Bell Taylor on Jan. 29, 1940. She died Nov. 4, 1979.

Surviving are three sons, Glen Smith of Kress; Joe Walker of Lubbock and Terry Smith of Arkansas; three daughters, Jane DeLeon of Lorenzo, Vickie Shackelford and Louise Helms, both of Amarillo; a sister, Ola B. Mason of Lubbock; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

His second wife, Opal Odneal, and a grandson, Ronnie Walker, are deceased.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Larry and Shon Walker, Tim and Mike Smith and Isaac and James DeLeon.

William ´Bill´ Starkey

OLTON - Graveside services for William “Bill” Starkey, 95, of Foster, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Olton Cemetery with John Starkey officiating.

Arrangements are by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Homes of Olton.

Mr. Starkey died at 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, in Foster, Okla.

Born Jan. 5, 1904, in Indian Territory (Oklahoma), he married Lillie Faye Malone and they made their home in Farmington, N.M. She died in 1970.

Mr. Starkey was a plant operator at Plateau Refinery for many years.

In addition to his wife, a son, William J. Starkey, one sister and six brothers are deceased.

Survivors include another son, Earl Starkey of Foster, Okla.; two daughters, Amenia McElreath of Cuero and Leota Gore of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Nola Myrick of Friona; two brothers, Lee and Raymond, both of California; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bertie Wright

ABERNATHY - Graveside services for Bertie Miller Wright, 70, of Amarillo, will be at 2 p.m. today in McBee Cemetery with the Rev Scott Latham officiating.

Burial will be by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Wright died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999.

She was born June 13, 1929 in Earth and lived in Amarillo and Dumas for many years before moving to Ovalo in 1995 and to Abernathy in 1999.

She was a sales associated for several retail stores in Amarillo and Dumas. She worked for Dillard´s in Amarillo for 10 years before retiring in 1995. She was a member of the “Honeybees” in Lawn, Business and Professional Women´s Club, and First United Methodist Church of Abernathy.

Surviving are a son, Larry Wright of Abernathy; a daughter, Judy Wright McKee of Missouri City; two brothers, Marvin Miller of Roggens, Colo., and Charles Miller of Collinsville; a sister, Mildred Bolinger of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hendrick Hospice Care, Box 1922, Abilene TX 79604-9938 or Tuscloa United Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 205, Tuscola, TX 79562.

Thomas Young

LORENZO - Funeral services for Thomas W. Young, 68, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold Harrison, pastor of First Baptist Church in Whiteface.

Burial was in Lorenzo Cemetery by Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Young died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center. 

He was born July 5, 1931 in Clarksville, moved to Lorenzo in 1941 and graduated from Robertson High School. He married Glendean Hubbard on Jan. 17, 1953 in Clovis, N.M. He was a truck driver and farmer and was a member of First Baptist Church and the Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department and had worked with Boy Scouts.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Ted Douglas Young of Lockney; a daughter, Carrie Dean Young of Whiteface; a brother, Glenn Young of Lorenzo; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lorenzo EMS, Box 430, Lorenzo, TX 79343 or Lorenzo Senior Citizens, Box 571, Lorenzo, TX 79343. 

Thomas Lee Bond
Graveside services for Thomas Lee Bond, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Plainview Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Bond died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.

He was born Dec. 11, 1906, in Mangum, Okla., where he grew up. He moved to Plainview in 1928 and was a house painter.

On Jan. 29, 1928, he married Agnes Marie Whitfill in Plainview. She died Sept. 3, 1989.

Survivors include seven daughters, Sondra Kennon of Plainview, Ramona McLaughlin of Alpine, Rogene Pemberton of North Richland Hills, Helen Baucum of Eunice, N.M., Mary Davis of Reno, Nev., Patricia Carrol of Wylie and Vickie Evans of Ennis; two sons, S.R. Bond of Aubrey and Carl Bond of Lubbock; one sister, Florence O. Shure of Palm Desert, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Lloyd Sparks, Jacob Wayne Sparks, Cory Lee Skwerks, Dan E. McLaughlin, Steve T. Tucker, Larry T. Tucker, Aaron Lee Evans, Aaron K. Tucker, Todd L. Tucker, Wesley Chad Tucker, John Palmer, Joseph Palmer, Tracy Hinson, Kevin Hinson, Craig Kennon, Kevin Kennon, Bret Davis, Patrick Davis, Craig Gause, Luke Taylor Davis and Morgan Cole Davis.

John Henry Dick

TULIA - Graveside services for John Henry Dick, 61, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Henry Jackson of Jackson Chapel officiating.

Burial arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mr. Dick died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Colgate, Okla., where he grew up and attended schools. He moved to Tulia in 1950 and attended Tulia schools. He farmed for Tommy Evans and also worked for Jim Doan. He lived in Palestine for several years, returning to Tulia in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Dora; six children; a brother, Leroy Dick Jr. of Tulia; and three sisters, Gertrude Gardner and Mary Etta Kelly, both of Tulia, and Leona Carpenter of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Milton Dixson

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Milton Dixson, 44, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Seth Ward Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Ritter, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Dixson died at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999.

He was born Oct. 26, 1955, in Olton and grew up in Plainview where he graduated from high school in 1974. He attended West Texas State University and farmed in the Plainview area from 1976-1981. He was a house supervisor at Cal Farley´s Boys Ranch from 1982-1991 and from 1991-1997 he drove a truck for Affiliated Foods. In 1997, he began work as a contract driver for Plains Trucking. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Julia Dixson of Houston; two sons, Brandon Dixson and Cameron Dixson, both of Houston; his parents, Yvonne and Vinson “Buddy” Dixson of Plainview; one brother, Jerry Wayne Dixson of Decatur; and two sisters, Belinda Dixson of Maryland and Kelley Pettit of Plainview.

O.E. Nix

Funeral services for O.E. “Gene” Nix, 70, are pending with Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Mr. Nix died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Covenant Hospital.

Charles R. Tarkenton

Funeral services for Charles Raymond Tarkenton, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Bartley-Silva Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eli Cooper, a Baptist minister from Breckenridge, and the Rev. Don Robertson, pastor of College Heights Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in a Plainview cemetery by Bartley-Silva Funeral Home.

Mr. Tarkenton died at 2:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Hi-Plains Hospital in Hale Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Waurika, Okla. He was a staff sergeant and served as a personnel affairs consultant with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. 

In the early 1940s, he lived in Lubbock and was associated with Rix Funeral Directors where he sold insurance. He moved to Plainview in August 1951 from Lubbock and worked with Lemons Funeral Home for 10 years, selling insurance, and was in the insurance business for 32 years.

He was an active member of College Heights Baptist Church, a life member of the Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM and was a Master Mason and a 50-year member of Lodge #709.

On Jan. 12, 1946, he married Cora Lee Garrison in Lubbock.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Janet Reeves of Plainview, Nicki Charlene Cates of Houston and Carey Rhea Clingan of Topeka, Kan.; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Masonic Home for Children in Fort Worth.

Douglas Chapman
LUBBOCK - Graveside services for Douglas “Doug” Chapman, 87, of Abernathy, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Abernathy Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Currie officiating.

Cremation arrangements are by Abell Funeral Home.

Mr. Chapman died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in the Lutheran Home of West Texas.

Her was born Sept. 9, 1912, in Godley. He moved to Abernathy in 1933 from Amarillo.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He was a Methodist.

In 1938, he married Jennia V. Curry. She died Feb. 20, 1977.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Davenport Harral of Abernathy; and one brother, W.B. Chapman of McKinney.

Dorothy Dixon

AMARILLO - Funeral services for Dorothy Dixon, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Neal, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Warford-Walker Mortuary.

Mrs. Dixon died Nov. 5, 1999.

She was born in Dallas and moved to Amarillo in 1948. She attended Carver High School and worked for the Texas Highway Department, Levi Strauss and was a private caregiver.

She was a member of St. John Baptist Church and active in Women´s Ministry.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Dixon; three sons, Walter E. Dixon, Timothy Dixon and Wesley Dixon, all of Amarillo; three daughters, Pamela S. Young and Maurine E. Johnson, both of Amarillo, and Sedalia Jackson of Plainview; a brother, Louis Harrison of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Fabian Flores Jr.

LEVELLAND - Funeral services for Fabian Carrasco Flores Jr., 16, of Post, were at 2 p.m. today in St. Michael´s Catholic Church with the Rev. Glen Rosendale officiating.

Burial was in City of Levelland Cemetery by Head Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Flores died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Post.

He was born Nov. 8, 1983, in Lubbock and moved from Levelland to Post in 1995. He was a sophomore in Post High School.

Survivors include his mother, Irma Carrasco of Post; his father, Fabian Flores Sr., of Olton; a brother, Roy Flores of Levelland; two sisters, Norma and Florinda Flores, both of Irving; and his grandparents, Fabian Flores of Morton and Juan and Elisa Carrasco of Phoenix, Ariz.

Mason Paul Gillis

TULIA - Graveside services for Mason Paul Gillis, infant son of Matthew and Shauna Gillis, were at 2 p.m. today in Silo Cemetery in Silo, Okla., with the Rev. Freddie Walrep officiating.

Burial arrangements were by Brown´s Durant Funeral Home in Durant, Okla.

The child was born and died in Amarillo.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Sierra Gillis of Tulia; his grandparents, Gerald and Mary Brown of Silo, Charles and Sally Holland of Caddo, Okla., Beverly Gillis of Savanna, Okla., and Don Gillis of North Chelmsford, Mass.; and his great-grandmother, Beda Boudreauz of McAlester, Okla.

Charles Nelson

FLOYDADA - Funeral services for Charles Everett Nelson, 69, of Lubbock, were at 10 a.m. today in Floydada First Baptist Church with Michael Holster, music minister, officiating.

Burial was in Floydada Cemetery by Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home.

Mr. Nelson died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in University Medical Center from injuries received in a car-truck accident on Oct. 23 in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Hugo, Okla., the son of the late Thomas Felix and Amanda Melissa Pryor Nelson. He moved to Floyd County in 1942 from Paris, Texas and to Floydada in 1946 where he attended schools. He had managed B.E. Needles & Son Tire Store in Floydada and had worked as a salesman at Cloverlake Dairy in Lubbock.

He served with the U.S. Army and was a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, Richard D. Nelson of Daingerfield; two daughters, Branda Meyers of Floydada and Charlotte Harte of Daingerfield; two brothers, Gene Nelson of Lubbock and Lloyd Nelson of Hugo, Okla.; three sisters, Irene Reeves of Floydada, Catherine Lester of Hugo, Okla., and Lois Cowan of Wilmer; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Dwight Royal

SAN ANGELO - Funeral services for Dwight Royal, 45, were at 2 p.m. today in Park Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. James Miller, pastor, officiating.

Graveside services will be in Robert Lee Cemetery at 4 p.m. today by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Mr. Royal died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in a Dallas hospital.

He was born May 6, 1954, in Plainview. He graduated from Arizona State University and was a teacher and coach at Lakeview High School. He was a member of Park Heights Baptist Church and an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; four sons, Brock, Brian, Brent and Brodie Royal, all of San Angelo; his parents, Lawrence and Betty Royal of Plainview; a brother, L.A. Royal of Edmonson; a sister, Judy Waller of Hale Center; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Marisela Arredondo
Funeral Mass for Marisela Arredondo, 54, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Rey Sorgon, pastor of the Hale Center and Olton Catholic churches, officiating.

Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. today in Lemons Memorial Chapel.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Ms. Arredondo died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 1999, at her residence.

She was born June 17, 1945, in Mertzon and moved to Plainview in 1955. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include her mother, Georgia Arredondo of Plainview; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sylvia Arredondo Jr. of Waco; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Cira Arredondo and Dominga and Pablo Aguirre, all of Plainview, and Ada and Carlos Ortiz of Oklahoma.

Douglas Ethridge

PROGRESS - Funeral services for Douglas Ethridge, 71, of Fritch, will be at 2 p.m. today in Progress Baptist Church with the Rev. Trey Roberson, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Fritch, officiating.

Burial will be in Bailey County Cemetery by Brown Funeral Directors.

Mr. Ethridge died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Caldwell County. He was a retired farm mechanic and a Baptist.

His wife, Alice, died in 1995.

Survivors include five daughters, May Wright of Fritch, Frances McKay of Athens, Ala., Barbara Arriaga of Amarillo, Bobbie Kelly of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Bonnie Ethridge of Floydada; three brothers, Ray Ethridge of Dimmitt, J.R. Ethridge of Fort Worth and Edward Ethridge of Hillsboro; a sister, Fay Densmon of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo, TX 79101.

Erma Griffith

MORTON - Funeral services for Erma Estelle “Sherry” Griffith, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Jackson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Griffith died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 25, 1909, in Rose Hill, Ark. She moved to Morton in 1945 from Wellman. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and also was a member of Cochran County Senior Citizens.

On May 26, 1934, she married J.K. Griffith in Roswell, N.M. He died in March 1995.

Survivors include a son, Curtis Griffith of Lubbock; a brother, Dallas McCurry of Littlefield; a sister, Edith Weaver of Petersburg; and two grandchildren.

Frances Irene Kokel

KRESS - Funeral services for Frances Irene Kokel, 65, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul´s Lutheran Church in Plainview with the Rev. John E. Hill, pastor of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Casper, Wyo, and the Rev. Robert W. Hill, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Memorial Park by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

Ms. Kokel died at 10 p.m. Monday, July 12, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Lockney, the daughter of the late Edwin and Hilda Kokel. She was a teacher for 40 years and had taught Lutheran Day School in Waco, Houston, Taylor and Amarillo. She retired in May after teaching 21 years in Kress. She was a member of Lutheran Women Missionary League.

Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Hill of Plano and Edwina Johnson of Trophy Club; and one brother, Monroe Kokel of Kress.

Maggie Stewart

TULIA - Memorial services for Maggie “Peggy” Stewart, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Wilborn officiating.

Burial will be Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery. Cremation was by an Oklahoma funeral home.

Mrs. Stewart died July 10, 1999, in Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore, Okla.

She was born Maggie Bozeman on Aug. 11, 1910, in Pampa, the daughter of the late George P. and Annie Lou Kuykendall Bozeman. She lived in the Valley View Community until 1940 when the family moved to Tulia.

She worked for Huxford´s Department Store, Heard & Jones Jewelry Department and Lavelle´s Department Store, retiring in 1974. She moved to Ardmore in 1994 to make her home with her daughter.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church.

On Oct. 18, 1928, she married Archie Stewart. He died in 1978.

Survivors include one daughter, Rheta Lee Doyle of Ardmore; five grandchildren, including Cindy Comer of Silverton; and nine great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Geraldine Sutherland, died in 1997. Two sisters, Lorene Walker and Hazel Cox, and a brother, George Bozeman, also are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church, 119 N. Briscoe, Tulia, TX 79088.

Lela Block
SUNRAY - Funeral services for Lela Block, 85, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sunray Baptist Church with the Rev. Winfred Walker, pastor of Highland Baptist Church of Albuquerque, N.M., officiating.

Burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Block died Monday, July 26, 1999.

She was born in Yukon, Okla,. and had lived in Lake Tanglewood before moving to Sunray in 1995.

She was a member of Sunray Baptist Church.

In 1932 she married B.F. Block in Texico, N.M. He died in 1994.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Clark of Austin, Marcia Stevens of Sunray and Pattii Block of Nacogdoches; a brother, Hassler Strickland of Lubbock; a sister, Stella Morton of Kress; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Scholarship Fund c/o Sunray Baptist Church, P.O. Box 550, Sunray, TX 79086.

Mabel Meacham

MEMPHIS, Texas - Funeral services for Mabel Meacham, 95, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neely Landrum officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Memphis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Meacham died Monday, July 26, 1999.

She was born in Leon, Okla., and had been a longtime Hall County resident. She was a sales clerk in retail sales and a Methodist.

In 1922 she married Charlie Meacham in Lakeview. He is deceased.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Hunt Antone of Rupert, Idaho, and a niece, Willie Murel McKnight of Plainview.

Two daughters are deceased.

The family suggests memorials to United Methodist Church.

Marcellus Nance

HART - Funeral services for Marcellus Nance, 79, will be at 10 am. Friday in Foskey-Lilley-McGill Ivey Chapel in Dimmitt with Aaron Lee, minister of Hart Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in Hart Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home in Dimmitt.

Mr. Nance died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Hart.

He was born May 24, 1920, in Banger, Okla. He was a veteran of World War II and a farmer.

On Nov. 27, 1943, he married Lillie Fisher in Georgetown.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Lillie Molden of Plainview, Barbara Watson of Pueblo, Colo., Helen Forester of Sacramento, Calif., and Ida Randon of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Marcellus Nance Jr., of Los Angeles, Calif., and George Nance of Houston; four brothers, Leroy Nance and Hanslee Nance, both of Clovis, N.M., John Nance of Sudan and James Nance of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Fastine Jackson and Beulah Sumerall, both of Denver; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mary Pelts

O´DONNELL - Funeral services for Mary L. Pelts, 82, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Rush officiating.

Burial will be in O´Donnell Cemetery by White Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pelts died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Lubbock.

She was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Stephenville. She graduated from O´Donnell High School and attended Draughn´s Business College. She operated the O´Donnell School Store for 20 years and worked for P&D Products as a bookkeeper.

She was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Sew and So Club and of First Baptist Church.

On Dec. 19, 1936, she married Rody Pelts in Lynn County. He died in 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Roddy Doss of O´Donnell; a brother, A.C. Hamilton of Plainview; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 701 Sandefer, O´Donnell, TX 79351, or to the O´Donnell EMS, Box 458, O´Donnell, TX 79351.

Garland Wallace Sr.

Funeral services for Garland Wallace Sr., 81, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lemons Memorial Chapel with David Milstead officiating.

Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Wallace died at 10:14 p.m. Monday, July 26, 1999, in Baptist St. Anthony´s Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Washataw County, Okla. He grew up in Cordell, Okla., and in the late 1920s he moved to Quanah. He served in the Civil Corp of Engineering from 1936-1939 and served with the Medical Corp during World War II.

In 1939 he moved to Childress and in 1951 to Plainview. He worked as a truck mechanic for Hatch-Isaacs Feed Mill, which later became Wilson Grain & Trucking. He retired in 1980.

On Feb. 14, 1942, he married Elizabeth Simmons in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors include his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas B. and Barbara Wallace of Lawton, Okla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Larry McMurrian of Plainview; two sisters, Allena Nelson of Lela Lake and LaVon Hall of Plainview; six grandchildren including three granddaughters he raised, Rhonda Morton of Plainview, Rene Haarmeyer of Lubbock and Regina Maldonado of Ruidoso, N.M.; and four great-grandchildren.

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