Services: 3 p.m., Saturday, September 12
Las Vegas Trail Church of Christ.
Interment: Aledo Cemetery
Arrangements: Benbrook Funeral Home, 249-3330.
Bonnie Damron, 57 of Willow Park, died at her home on Thursday, September 10, 1998.
She was born March 23, 1941 to Alverse and Maewood Johnson in Speight, Kentucky. She lived in the Fort Worth area for 35 years and was a member of the Las Vegas Trail Church of Christ.
Mrs. Damron is survived by her husband John of Willow Park and her daughers Bonnie Cunningham of Boerne and Amanda Albright of Fort Worth.
She is also survived by: her sisters Brenda Tackett of Brownstown, Michigan and Terri Carter of Robinson Creek, Kentucky; her brothers James Johnson and Jerry Johnson of Virgie, Kentucky; her parents Alverse and Maewood Johnson of Virgie, Kentucky
Wallace Michael "Mike" Davis
Wallace Michael "Mike" Davis, 63, passed away peacefully at home September 30 after a short illness.
Mike was born in Big Spring on December 12, 1936 and grew up in Odessa. He attended school in Odessa and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1955. He received a degree in Journalism from TCU in 1961 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta.
Mike was actively involved in the development of the Fort Worth Stockyard National Historic District. He brokered the original sale of the former Right Hotel, which became the internationally known Stockyards Hotel of today; subsequently he served the purchaser of the hotel as General Manager. While in that capacity, Mike began his penchant for volunteering to assist in the production of many of the events that have become synonymous with the Stockyards.
Mike served as a volunteer with the Fort Worth Pioneer Days trail Ride, as a Director of the North Fort Worth Business Association, as a Vice President of Chisholm Trail Round-Up, Inc., and as a Director of the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. Mike's efforts were persistent in the cause of Cowboy Authentic, and they will be sorely missed by the true fans of what the Stockyards has come to represent for the City of Fort Worth.
Survivors are his wife, Linda Lou Moore Davis of Weatherford; daughter Tiffany David Hoffman and husband Jim of Weatherford; son Patrick Michael Davis of Fort Worth; stepson Daren Johnson of Wichita, Kansas; grandsons Christopher George and Matthew Davis Hoffman of Weatherford.
What a blessing the Lord gave to us in our husband and dad. He was a multi-faceted and multi-talented man. He was the greatest and was loved by us all. Mike said it best in a message to some of his fellow trail riders:
"Los Cabelleros de Los Amigos de la Paseo de Primavera
It was prophetic that Dink and Max nominated me to scout trails for next year's ride. However, since Palo Duro, I have been diagnosed with a rather nasty cancer from which I will, most likely, not recover. I, therefore, WILL scout trails but these will be well beyond the Great Divide. But, I assure you that they will be well marked and that there will be lots of good grass, cool water, and plenty of firewood. I'll be waiting there astride old Flop and will lead you to camp and grub.
"Remember me when you gather next year. Lift a cold beer to our good times,
good company and good horses. Remember what Augustus McCrae said in Lonesome Dove, '...there ain't nothin' better than ridin' a fine horse over new country...' and I look forward to doing just that. Keep the group together and going. It is really a unique and worthy group.
Funeral was held October 6 in Weatherford at All Saints Episcopal Church. Memorial can be made to the W. Mike Davis Memorial Fund, First National Bank, P.O. Box 730, Weatherford, 76086.
Arrangements by White's Funeral Home
Paul Eugene Dickson, Jr.
Memorial services: Monday, October 5 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Aledo.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that any memorial gifts be given in Paul's name to Cook Children's Medical Center, Office of Development, 801 Seventh Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Paul Eugene Dickson, Jr. died October 1 after a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.
Paul was born May 11, 1989. He was a fourth grader at Aledo Intermediate School, a baseball player and active in his church.
He is survived by his parents Kyndall and Bryan Cunningham and Paul and Julie Dickson, his sisters Taylor Dickson and Emily Cunningham, his grandparents Linda and Cecil Blankenship, Mary and Larry Cunningham and Christolene Dickson, and his great-grandparents Annie Belle Greer and Norman Ferguson.
Survivors also include numerous aunts, uncles and cousins including Joyce, Dale, Jennie and Matt Parks and Kirstin Webster.
He was preceeded in death by his grandfathers William F. Webster and Lonnie J. Dickson.
Paul's family will miss him greatly thanks the staff at Cook Children's Hospital for their loving support and care. A special thank you to Dr. Sami Hadeed, Janet Garbarz, the CF staff and all of the people who helped take care of Paul.
Cecil Wayne Dixon
Cecil Wayne Dixon, 54 of Willow Park, died Thursday, April 12, at a Fort Worth Hospital. He was born August 27, 1946 in Fort Worth, and was a resident of the area all his life. He was an auto parts salesman. His father, Marvin F. Dixon, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Dixon of Willow Park; daughters, Misty Dixon of Aledo and Amie Dixon of Willow Park; sons, Jeff Dixon and wife Katherine of Denton; Jarrod Dixon and wife Jennifer of Michigan, and Randy Dixon of Willow Park; mother, Jena Mae Thedford and husband Junior of Weatherford; sister, Tracey Geron and husband Robby of Weatherford; grandson, Will Dixon; and nephews, Clinton Humphrey and Jacob Geron.
Interment is in Annetta Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel handled arrangements.
Wallis R. Dixson
Journalist, Radio and TV Broadcast/Newsman
Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 9 at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Services: 9 a.m., Friday, July 10, Graveside Service at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Wallis "Wally" R. Dixson, 68, of Fort Worth died Wednesday, July 8, 1998.
Mr. Dixson was born in Fort Worth on February 1, 1930.
He attended North Texas State, TCU and UTA. He began his career at KGBC radio in Galveston. Later he worked as a newsman for WBAP-TV in Fort Worth, The Fort Worth Press (newspaper) and the Galveston News Tribune.
He also served as news director for KFDM-TV in Beaumont and free-lanced for newspapers in Spain and London.
Mr. Dixson won the Associated Press Managing Editors Award and several UPI awards.
In the Korean conflict, he served with the First Cavalry Division as a radio operator.
He was a former member and officer of the Council of Foreign Affairs and a member of DeCordova Bend Country Club in Granbury.
Mr. Dixson is survived by his daughters Dorothy Dennie of Aledo and Daphne O'Neal of Fort Worth and his son-in-law, Major David L. O'Neal of Fort Worth.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Chuck and Courtney Dennie of Aledo and Meredith O'Neal of Fort Worth.
Fred H. Fischer
Arrangments: Guardian Funeral Home; 293-8477
Fred H. Fischer, 72, of Willow Park died September 18, 1998 from a heart attack at a local hospital. Mr. Fischer was born May 5, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.
He served nearly three years in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1950 with a B.A. in Accounting. He was also a certified financial planner. He retired as the Business Manager of Education Service Center Region II. He married Jo Ann Knopp on November 15, 1946 and moved to Willow Park in 1975.
Gardening and traveling were two of Mr. Fischer's hobbies. He is remembered as a devoted and loving husband and friend.
Mr. Fischer is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Fischer of Willow Park and by his brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Penny Fischer of Kansas City, Kansas.
His extended family includes Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Nesci of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Don Orr of Tucson, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to charity.