Billy Doyce Gaston
Billy Doyce Gaston, age 73 of Saint Jo, TX, passed away on January 25, 2001 in Muenster Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gaston was born on April 28, 1927 in Montague Co., TX to Elmer James and Della Ferguson Gaston. He was born and raised and lived in the Saint Jo area all of his life except with working in the oilfield. He was a plumber for over 40 years. Mr. Gaston was a family man and really enjoyed his grandchildren. He really enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports. He married Peggy Jo Sandlin on October 26, 1949 in Gainesville, TX.
Services for Mr. Gaston were held on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel in Saint Jo with Rev. Ricky Kerr officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Survivors include: his wife, Peggy Gaston of Saint Jo, TX; two daughters, Tracy Lynn Davis of Saint Jo, TX and Tammy Morris of Paulís Valley, OK; one son, Mike Gaston of Rowlett, TX; one brother, Jimmy Gaston of Grandview, TX; and six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Pamela Gayle; and one son, Eric Dale Gaston.
Pallbearers were Doug Gaston, Jana Gaston, Jay Gaston, Mike Hofbauer, Mike Preuinger, and Darla Preuniger.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Hall, Gene and Pauline Parker and Jean Dennis.
Jake Robbins, age 61 of Forestburg, TX, passed away on January 21, 2001 in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Robbins was born on January 27, 1939 in Nocona, TX to Raymond and Beulah Robbins. He was a member of the Church of Christ faith. He was a lifetime member of the Reddy-McClellan VFW Post #8789 in Bowie. Mr. Robbins was a longtime resident of Bridgeport, Chico and Sunset, TX before moving to Forestburg one year ago.
Graveside services for Mr. Robbins were held on Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Jamie Reed officiating. Burial was under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: three daughters, Deborah Sue Tadlock of Panama City, FL, Theresa Ann Hoepfner of Henrietta, TX, and Angela Dawn Robbins of Chicago, IL; five step-daughters, Teresa Kay Little, Lori Cade, Louise Glasgow, and LaDonna Chamberlain, all of Wichita Falls, and Cindy Wells of Lake Arrowhead, TX; two sisters, Ruth Walker and Alice Robbins of Forestburg, TX; and seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.
Mr. Robbins was preceded in death by one son, Richard Carl Robbins, Jr. and his parents.
Pallbearers were Chico Gardener, Jabo Hale, James Henry, Norman Engram, Charley Grisham, and Jerry Williams.
Glena J. Walsh
Glena J. Walsh, age 76 of Bowie, TX, passed away on January 24, 2001 in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Walsh was born on October 12, 1924 in Bowie. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Baptist Church in Bowie. She married William Charles Walsh on April 5, 1947 in Henrietta. Mr. Walsh passed away in 1984.
Graveside services for Mrs. Walsh were held on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Paul A. Henderson officiating. Burial was under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: two sons, James E. Walsh of Mesquite, TX and Charles Walsh of Bowie, TX; one daughter, Gail Cason of Kadane Corner, TX; two brothers, Gene Park of Bowie, TX and Bobby Park of Holiday, TX; two sisters, Sandra Canasco of Bremerton, WA and Donna Aaron of Wichita Falls, TX; and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. Walsh was preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Gladys Park; husband, Charles Walsh; one sister, Mildred Park; and one great granddaughter, Megan Davis.
Buna Clark, age 90 of Bowie, TX, passed away on January 24, 2001 in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Clark was born on June 7, 1910 in Stoneburg, TX. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie. She married Welden A "Bud" Clark on December 24, 1931 in Bowie, TX.
Services for Mrs. Clark were held on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie with Rev. Dick Hennings officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: husband, Weldon A. "Bud" Clark of Bowie, TX; one son, Jim Clark of Argyle, TX; one daughter, Sue Garcia of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bob Fry, Tom Dobbs, Charles Blanton, and Carol Magee.
Michael Earl Myers
Michael Earl Myers, age 53 of Bowie, TX, passed away on January 20, 2001 in Bowie Nursing Center.
Mr. Myers was born on August 4, 1947 in Ft. Worth, TX. He worked from 1967 to 1978 in the Houston-Galveston area as a carpenter before moving to Bowie in 1978. He was a carpenter and plumber in Bowie until he became disabled in 1985.
A memorial service for Mr. Myers was held on Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Lawson officiating. He was cremated.
Surviving relatives include: one son, Wade Myers of Bowie, TX; one daughter, Denise Truax of Bowie, TX; six grandchildren; parents, Robert "Bob" and Mary Myers of Bowie, TX; two sisters, Carol Williams of Ft. Worth, TX and Bobbie Johnson, Alvardo, TX; one brother, Gene Myers of Hurst, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eula Deaton, age 85 of Bowie, TX, passed away on January 26, 2001 in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Deaton was born on November 18, 1915 at Harrison, AK. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God faith. She and W.R. "Bill" Deaton were married on April 17, 1937 in Loco, OK. Mr. Deaton passed away on May 10, 1998.
Services for Mrs. Deaton were held on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Loco, OK with Rev. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial was in the Loco Cemetery in Loco, OK under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: one son, Kenneth Deaton of Bowie, TX; one step-son, Billy Bob Deaton of Comanche, OK; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; one sister, Marie Wilson of Ridgecrest, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Deaton was preceded in death by her parents, John & Creola Harris; husband, W.R. "Bill" Deaton; one brother, Ervin Harris; and five sisters, Grace England, Jane McCutchin, Bertha Cavendar, Martha Sullins and Cynthia Bryan.
Pallbearers were C.P. Watson, Johnny Phelps, Edd Sutton, Red England, Perry Morrow, and John Hamilton.
Walter Russell Johnson
Walter Russell Johnson, age 78 of Bowie, TX, passed away on January 25, 2001 in Bowie Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Johnson was born on January 17, 1923 in Salona, TX. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and a member of the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ in Bowie. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He married Rosalinde Barbara Roth on June 30, 1942 in Bowie, TX.
Services for Mr. Johnson were held on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Lake Church of Christ with Rev. David Hall officiating. Burial was in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Linda Johnson of Bowie, TX; two daughters, Gloria Bell of Tuscola, TX and Doria Counts of Graham, TX; one son, Steve Johnson of Bowie, TX; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Troy Johnson and Bobby Joe Johnson, both of Bowie, TX; one sister, Frances Quimby of Bowie, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Edwards, Bob Holloway, Jimmie Gaskins, Jim Hickerson, Brent Husfeld, and Harry Shaw.
Honorary Pallbearers were Hobert Bullard, George Hoeldtke, Walter Husfeld, Larry Sharp, and Russell Sharp.