Miscellaneous Parker County, Texas Obituaries


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Louis Nichols
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 21 at the White's Funeral 
Services: 11 a.m., Thursday, October 22 at White's Chapel of Memories 
in Weatherford with Reverend V.A. Trussell officiating. 
Interment:Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. 
Arrangements: White's Funeral Home, Weatherford; 596-4811. 
Louis Nichols, 51, of Weatherford died at his residence on October 19,1998. 
Mr. Nichols was born in Weatherford on September 18, 1947 and was a lifetime resident of the area. He married Rose Anderson on November 6, 1989. 
A member of Aledo Baptist Church, he was a retired tile setter in the construction business. 
Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Rose Mary Nichols of Weatherford; his son, Jody Nichols of Fort Worth; his step-son, Robert Moore of Weatherford; his daughter Renee Prewett of Weatherford; his step-daughter Mary Snell of Fort Worth; and his mother Louise Nichols of Weatherford. 
He is also survived by his sisters Donna Chane of Weatherford and Judy Fincher of Garner. His grandchildren are Ryan Nichols, Shelby Prewett, Lauren Prewett, Katelynn Prewitt, Jonathan Snell and Paige Gaskill. 
Morris A. Probes 
Morris A. Probes, 87, of Benbrook, Texas, passed away at his residence on Friday, November 6, 1998. 
Mr. Probes was born in Aledo on August 27, 1911. 
Mr. Probes' family came to the Annetta area in east Parker County in 1890. He was a Parker County resident for many years and since 1953 he lived in Tarrant County. He became a resident of Benbrook in 1955 and was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church. 
Mr. Probes was preceded in death by a son, William M. (Bill) Probes in 1993. 
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sarah Helen Oakley Probes of Benbrook. 
Mr. Probes is also survived by: son and daughter-in-law Robert and Vickie Probes of Benbrook; daughter and son-in-law Sammie and Howard Vance of Benbrook; daughter and son-in-law Helen Marie and Hank Lopez of Emory; brother Wilson A. Probes of Weatherford; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchilden; many nieces and nephews. 
He is also survived by many friends from both Parker and Tarrant Counties. 
Services were held Monday, November 9, at 2 p.m. at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. The Reverend Gary Carroll and the Reverend John Murphey officiated. 
Interment was at Aledo-Brown Cemetery in Aledo. 
Arrangements by White's Funeral Home. 
Effie M. Renfro 
Family visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, October 12, 1998. 
Services: 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 13; White's Funeral Home, Weatherford. 
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford 
Arrangements: White's Funeral Home; 596-4811 
Effie M. Renfro, 99, died Saturday, October 10, 1998 at a Fort Worth nursing facility. 
Mrs. Renfro was born June 26, 1899 in Weatherford. Her husband and she developed the Highland Park area east of Weatherford. She continued as a home builder after his death in 1962. 
She is survived by her daughter Charlotte Evelyn Neal and son-in-law George Neal of Fort Worth and two sisters, Lorena Wehunt of Weatherford and Leona Schaeffer of Wichita Falls. 
Her survivors also include grandchildren Geroge Neal, Jr. and his wife Donna of Fort Worth; Karen Ann Doyle and her husband Fred of Colleyville; Ronald Neal and his wife Debbie of Irving. 
Mrs. Renfro is also survived by great-grandchildren Christopher and Michael Neal, Brandi Petsick, Daniel Doyle and his wife Andrea, Jeffrey and Scott Doyle, and Ashley, Lauren and Courtney Neal. 
Maria Salas, 87, of Benbrook passed away Monday, July 20. A homemaker, Mrs. Salas was born January 28, 1911 in Zaragosa, Mexico. Mrs. Salas came to the United States when she was eight years old, settling with her family in Del Rio, Texas. She was a member of El Tabernaculo Assemblies of God church there for more than 50 years. Active in church work, she made quilts for a hobby. Later she lived in Fort Worth, where she attended Riverside Community Nazarene Church. She was known for her excellent cooking. She is survived by three sons, Dr. Abel Salas of Post, Texas; Fred Salas and his wife, Sylvia, of San Antonio, Texas; and Gilberto Salas and his wife, Maria Elena, of San Antonio. She is also survived by one daughter, Rebecca Golden and husband Lee of Benbrook, Texas, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service and interment at Aledo Brown Cemetery 10 a.m. Wednesday. Arrangements by White's Funeral Home. 
Smart, Vernon E.
Chief of Police, Hudson Oaks

Visitation: Monday, July 27, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Family will be present to greet visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services: Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.; Victory Baptist Church; Weatherford, Texas. Rev. Charles Wetherbee offficating.

Interment: Peaster Cemetery; Peaster, Texas.

Arrangements: White's Funeral Home, Weatherford. 817-596-4811.

Vernon E. Smart, age 71, of Poolville, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 24, 1998 in a local hospital. He was born in Weatherford on April 9, 1927.
Mr. Smart served in the United States Army for two years during World War II. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He was also retired from the Parker County Sheriff's Office and the County Attorney's Office. At the time of his death, Mr. Smart was Chief of Police for the City of Hudson Oaks.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Smart of Poolville and their children: Denise Foster of Springtown; Renee Briseno of Willow Park; Jeff Smart of Weatherford; Amy Smart Rosenbam, Scott Smart and Robert Smart of Poolville. Mr. Smart is also survived by his sisters Bobbye McBride of Fort Worth and Nona Friery of Romayor, Texas. 
Glen Lester Smith 
Glen Lester Smith, 77, of Aledo, died Sunday, November 8, 1998. 
Mr. Smith was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 6, 1921. He married Caroline Schaumann on March 23, 1951 in Rochelle Park, New York. 
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Air Force. 
Mr. Smith, who lived in the area since 1969, was an engineer for Boeing in the aerospace field for 20 years and retired. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. 
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Caroline Schaumann Smith of Aledo. He is also survived by his daughters Kathy J. Barthen of Saginaw, Texas, and Janine C. Hickman of Aledo, and his son Mark H. Smith of Aledo. 
Survivors also include his grandchildren: Charlie, Meghan, Michael and Noah Smith of Aledo; Jason Hickman of Aledo; Caroline Barthen of Weatherford; and Michael, Alex, and Josh Barthen of Saginaw. 
No services were planned. 
Arrangements by White's Funeral Home. 
Edward Angeles Sosa
Co-owner, Bearcat Cafe in Aledo

Services: 10 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 1998
Holy Family Catholic Church, Fort Worth.

Edward Angeles Sosa, 54, of Aledo died Wednesday, August 12, in a Weatherford hospital. He was born in San Antonio on November 28, 1944.
Mr. Sosa was the co-owner of the Bearcat Cafe in Aledo. He was also the retired owner of Sosa's Mobile Wash-Rite and CPS Security Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuela Angelez and Edward T. Sosa, and by his son, Eric A. Sosa.
He is survived by his wife, Inez D. Sosa of Aledo; a daughter, Elisa S. Graves of Atlanta, Georgia; and three sons, Daniel Sosa of Fort Worth, Joe Sosa of San Angelo, and Edward Sosa, Jr., of Aledo.
Survivors also include: brothers, Ruben Angelez of DeSoto and Johnny Sosa of Eagle Pass; sisters, Lupe Johnson of Fort Worth and Rosa and Olga Sosa of Eagle Pass; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Baumgardner Funeral Home, Benbrook. 
Shane Allen Stacks 
Family Visitation: Wednesday, September 23; call White's for time 
Services: 2 p.m.; Thursday, September 24, 1998 
White's Funeral Chapel Springtown 
401 North Main Street 
Arrangements: White's Funeral Chapel, Springtown 
Shane Allen Stacks, 26, of Springtown died Monday, September 21, 1998, at a Fort Worth hospital from injuries he received in an automobile accident. 
Stacks was born September 15, 1972 in Hurst. He lived in Springtown for the last four years and worked for Mike Byrd Automotive in Aledo since 1996. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen Stacks of Springtown; his son David Kennedy of Springtown; and two daughters Shelly Kennedy of Springtown and Barbara Gilbert of Pell City, Alabama. 
Stacks is also survived by his mother Sandra Yates of Springtown, his father Melbourne Stacks of Joshua, and his brothers Jon Stacks of Joshua and Melbourne Stacks of Fort Worth. Survivors also include his grandmothers Betty Gomez of Fort Worth and Dorothy Hill of Weatherford. 
Leroy Ben Steel, Sr.

Service: 2 p.m., Monday, September 14, 1998
White's Funeral Home Chapel, Azle: 
phone 817-444-3211.
Burial: Azleland Cemetery, Reno, Texas.

Leroy Ben Steel, Sr., 70 of Azle, died Friday, September 11, 1998 in a Fort Worth hospital.
Mr. Steel was born January 20, 1928 in Ryan Oklahoma. He married Ruby Mae Burch in 1946.
He was an Azle resident since 1954 and a prior resident of Fort Worth.
He retired from General Dynamics,where he worked in the receiving and shipping department, in 1983. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Steel was preceded in death by his grandson, Danny Carl Steel, Jr. in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Steel of Azle; his daughters Yolanda Sue Fratzke of Azle and Janice L. Dalrymple of Syracuse, Kansas; his sons Leroy Ben Steel, Jr. of Weatherford and Danny Carl Steel, Sr. of Azle.
Survivors also include his sister Nellie Cowden of Lake Worth, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Carl Wingo
Carl Wingo 82 a Maintenance Supervisor, died Wednesday, October 25, in Temple.
He lived In Weatherford area most of his life until 1990. He was a WW2 veteran serving In the Navy. He was retired from U.S. Corp of Engineers where he worked In maintenance He was a Methodist.
He is survived by son Kevin and his wife Anne Wingo of Bellville; Woody and his wife Jan Wingo of Weatherford; daughter Diane and her son Gerry Steele of Temple; 12 grandchildren; brothers Clyde Wingo of Dallas, Gene Wingo of Cedar Hill; and sister June Vermillion of Van Alstyne.

Robert E. Langley 
Robert E. Langley, 68, a retired mechanical engineer, died Friday, April 13, in Aledo after an extended fight with leukemia. 
Robert E. Langley was born May 18, 1932 in Kansas City, Kansas. He served 11 years in the Naval Reserves and was a retired engineer as well as a devoted and loving husband and father. Robert also held a chair with the Aledo City Council, was involved with the water development for Southeast Parker County and enjoyed flying and reading. 
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Letha Langley. 
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Sue Langley of Aledo; sons, Kirk, and two grand-dogs of Fort Worth, Gregg and his wife, Paula, of Gun Barrel City; granddaughter, Stephanie of Weatherford; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Wes Hoy of Smithville, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law, Ben F. Langley, Jr. and Nancy of Fort Worth; as well as nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Burial is in Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville, Kansas.
Donations may be made to Aledo United Methodist Church, Box 126, Aledo, Texas 76008. 

John Wesley Bray
John Wesley Bray,41, an office manager for George Bray and Associates, passed away July 22 at home.
Funeral is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, at Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Hudson Oaks Fire Department, in memory of John Wesley Bray.
John Wesley Bray was born April 2, 1959, in Fort Worth. John graduated from Aledo High School, where he played football, and attended John Tarleton State University. He was a member of Aledo United Methodist Church. He felt a deep commitment to serve his community and was a longtime member of both the Willow Park and Hudson Oaks Volunteer Fire Departments. The members of the two respective departments will serve as pallbearers and honor guards. 
He was preceded in death by his father, John T. Bray, in 1983, and by his mother Nell R. Bray, in 1997.
John is survived by his sister, Barbara Bray Blue of Lilburn, Georgia; uncles, Lem Bray and his family, Paul Bray and his family; aunt, Alliene Shanks; and many friends in the fire department community whom he considered family and they likewise.

Clyde W. Howard
Clyde W. Howard, 79, a retired production supervisor for Tandy, died Saturday,
March 24, at a Weatherford hospital. He was born March 29, 1921 in Sanger to John and Alice Howard. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a faithful member of Annetta Methodist Church.
In lieu it flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Campbell
Memorial Hospital for heart and diabetes research,
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jewell Howard of Aledo; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Wayne Jackson, also of Aledo; and
grandchildren, Stacy, Dawn and Josh Jackson.
A private inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hood County. Services were under the direction of Benbrook Funeral Home

Leroy Keck
Leroy Keck, age 66, of Slaton passed away Saturday, May 26, in Covenant Medical Center after a sudden illness.
Mr. Keck was born in Seymour on November 11, 1934, and graduated from Seymour High School in 1953. He married Eva Downes on July 29, 1960, in Vernon. He previously lived in Vernon and Lubbock before moving to Slaton in 1970.
He was an active member of the Slaton Tiger & Tigerette Booster Clubs and was the Department Head for Receiving in the TG&Y Warehouse in Lubbock. He previously worked for Ham's Food Mart and worked for West Mark Realtors in Building Maintenance & Landscape.
Survivors include his wife, Eva, of Slaton; son, Ben Keck of Lubbock; daughters, Susie Keck of Austin, Amy Keck of Plano; brother, Fred Keck of Weatherford; sister, Dorothy Barker of Fort Worth; nephews, Randy Keck of Aledo, Steve Keck of Houston, Rick Smith and Larry Barker of Fort Worth; niece, Carla Duke of Aledo; and one grandson.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Slaton Meals on Wheels, 230 West Lynn St., Slaton, TX 79364.

Elizabeth F. Amos
Elizabeth F. Amos, 80, died Saturday, July 14, in Fort Worth. Mrs. Amos was born May 5,1921 in Fredonia, Kansas.
Survivors include husband of 60 years Clarence 'Butch' Amos; daughter, Teri Steelman and husband, Dr. Ron Steelman, of North Carolina; sons, Steve and wife, Sharon, of Austin, Patrick and wife, Nancy, of Plano, Danny and wife, Jana, of Plano, Mike and wife, Judy, of Grand Prairie, Christopher and wife, Gail, of Aledo, Peter and wife, Bnetsy, of Atlanta; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Huffman of Fredopnia, Kansas, and Sr. Teresina Fulgham of Lubbock and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Burial is in Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, Kansas.
Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home.

Charlene Jean Berger,
Charlene Jean Berger, 57, a licensed vocational nurse, died Thursday, July 12,, at
Charlene Jean Berger was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, and was a resident of Parker County the past 25 years. She was employed many years as a licensed vocational nurse in Parker County.
Survivors include two sons, Dane Riggle and Joseph Riggle; mother, Monnie Barnett; brother, Dan Barnett; two sisters, Twila Parkhurst and Judy Watson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Burial is at Oakland Cemetery.
Cotten Bratton was in charge of arrangements.

Venice Cawthorn
Venice Cawthorn, 68, of Big Spring, passed away June 26 at her residence following a long illness.
Venice was born November 19, 1932 in Big Spring and had been a life long resident. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. Venice married Elmer (E. Roy) Cawthorn on December 8, 1967. She had worked a number of years at Hemphill-Wells and later at 11th Place Laundry. She was a care giver for family and friends the last years of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband on March 3, 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Debra Wasson and Cheryl Shults of Big Spring; three sons, Mike Tolson of Houston, and Larry and Joe Tolson of McKinney; one sister, Lucy Holt of Aledo; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Myers and Smith Funeral Home.

Lena Rae Jones
Lena Rae Jones, age 71, of Weatherford, died early Sunday morning, July 8, in a Fort Worth Hospital. She was Born May 5, 1930 in Jack County and was a resident of Weatherford for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of the South Main Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Jack Jones in 1993.
Survivors: include daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Walter Couch of Weatherford; one granddaughter, Kristi Bench and husband, Clint, of Weatherford; one great grandson, Cooper Bench; step grandchildren, Laura and Lydia Couch of North Richland Hills; sister, JoElla Renfro, and husband, Todd, Perrin, and a number of other loving relatives and friends.
Interment will be in the East Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be sent the Weatherford Christian School, c/o South Main Church of Christ, A Place for Grace or the Willow Park Volunteer Fire department.

Lily Rose Redelsperger McEndree
Lily Rose Redelsperger McEndree, age 87, of Weatherford, died July
7, 2001 in the local hospital. Born December 10, 1913 in Shattuck, OK, a resident of Parker County for ten years. She was married on August 27, 1932 to Marion McEndree and she was a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Marion McEndree of Weatherford, daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Dan Martin of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Janice and Pete Fredricks of Tucson, Arizona; sons and daughters-in-law, Mack and Barbara McEndree, Aledo, Charles and Phyllis McEndree of Phoenix, Arizona, Steven McEndree of Albuquerque, New Mexico; seven surviving brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Pickard Funeral Chapel handled arrangements with interment in the Annetta Cemetery.

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