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Charles Garlington

Charles (Mike) Michael Garlington (1943 2015)   Mike Garlington, 71, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. A memorial service will be held at the American Legion, 1245 N. Industrial Blvd, Bedford, TX 76021 on Friday, July 3rd at 11 AM. Mike was born to Charles and Ponnie Garlington in Little Rock Arkansas. He grew up in El Dorado Arkansas and graduated from El Dorado High School and the University of Arkansas with a Masters Degree in English. Mike loved his country and served honorably in the U.S. Army from February 1968 to October 1969. Mike had a long career in direct mail marketing from which he retired but his true passion was music. He was a singer as well as a guitar and harmonica player for the bands; The Jokers, T C & the Slicks and Mike & The Misfits from the 1950’s through 2015. His music career took him to New York City, Montreal, Toronto, New Orleans and Hollywood movie studios. While in Vietnam, Mike served with the Command Military Touring Show. The CMTS entertained troops in places where the USO could not go. Mike was an active member of the American Legion Post 379 and served as Adjutant for two terms. He married his soul mate, Gail DeCarli on June 22, 1990. They shared 25 wonderful years together. Mike was a gentleman who loved people. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He lived his life, his way and embraced every moment. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ponnie. He is survived by his wife, Gail; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Loy Lofton; daughters and step-son, Regina Curtis, Jennifer Garlington and Nicholas Mezin; grandchildren, Jordan, Conner, Olivia, Chloe and Ethan (Kash); mother-in-law, Norma DeCarli; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and David Lowery; nieces, nephews and countless friends.  

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Sherell Boren

Sherell Lee Boren   Sherell Lee Boren (born November 30, 1940), a retired salesperson, went home to be with Our Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 14, 2015.  He was 74 years old.  A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m.  Address is 7120 W. Cleburne Road  Fort Worth, TX.  76133.  If desired, the family requests donations be made to Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of sending flowers in his memory. Sherell was born November 30, 1940 to Velma Mae (nee’ Kirkman) and Rex Martell Boren in Pocatello, ID.  He was the oldest of 11 children.  During his adult years, he worked for various companies as a salesperson in the grocery and pharmaceutical industries.  His interests included: automobiles and watching automobile racing, home improvement projects, and vacations to tropical destinations. He also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play (when they were winning).  He also enjoyed desserts of all kinds. Sherell had a witty sense of humor, a warm personality and never met a stranger.  He could hold a conversation with anyone and make them feel important.  He was always energetic and the type of person who wanted to be occupied.  This often led to him taking on projects around the house and working on cars.  He would always find “creative” ways to “make things work”.  In his retirement years, he enjoyed a quiet existence at home and often enjoyed visiting with those around him. Sherell was preceded in death by both parents, 3 siblings – Janet Boren, Deanna Boren, Derena Boren Survivors: Loving wife of 17 years, Harriett Boren, Siblings  Kent Boren, Janele Ann Boren Clegg, Bruce Boren, DeNiece Boren, Lorilei Boren Bair, Kirk Boren, Rex Reed Boren – ; Children – Greg Boren and wife Shauna, Perry Boren and wife Judy, Brett Boren, and Kelly Boren Goff, and husband Matt.  He also has 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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Ronald Beesley

Ronald Ray Beesley was born on May 5th, 1969 in Fort Worth, Texas.  He passed away June 2, 2015 in Johnson County.  Ronald is survived by his wife Kristi White, son Ronald Ray BeesleyII, son Xavier, Mother Alice Diane Miller, sister Patricia and brother in law Grady Ford, sister Diana Smith, Sister Teresa and brother in law Aaron Lynch, Aunt Denise & husband Jerry Lockaby, Aunt Patricia Lester, Uncle Donald and wife Carol Beesley, Nephew Justin Ford, Joshua and wife Jamie Ford and niece Stormy Ford and many cousins, extended family and close friends.  Ray was loved by so many friends,family and will forever be missed.

John Knappick

John Earl Knappick, 53, of Haltom City, TX passed away peacefully on April 16, 2015.  John was born on June14, 1962 in Odess, TX to Alvin Edward Knappick and Barbara Ann Gault.   John was preceeded in death by his father, Alvin Edward Knappick; brother, Richard Knappick; siter, Dana Dobbins.  He is survived by loving partner Donna Singleton; daughter Chelsea Ordway of Jamiliton, Tx and grandchildren Austin Perkins, Colton Perkins, and Jasmine Ordway; mother, Barbara Ann Gault; brothers, Alvin Knappick, Bob Knappick, Billy Dobbins, Chuck Klinger, Michael Gault; sisters, Cheryl Boggess and husband Phil of Silisbee, TX; Helen Ard of warren, TX; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other friends.    

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John Bowman

  John Edward Bowman   On the morning of May 6, 2015 John passed after a hard battle with cancer while being surrounded by family in Haltom City, TX. John was 54 years old.  John Bowman was born in Hammond, Indiana on December 17, 1960. He was the third child of eight born to Beverly and Eddie Bowman. John was raised in Phoenix, AZ for most of his life. After moving to Merkel, TX in 1990, John surrendered to the Ministry shortly after. John then moved to the Metroplex to begin Seminary and took on his first church, Hilltop Baptist in Weatherford, TX.  After serving as a youth minister for many years in multiple churches, John went on to serve in the healthcare field as a Maintenance Director at Weatherford Health Care.  Two years ago John moved to Haltom City, TX where he was an active member at Birdville Baptist Church.    John is survived by: Wife: Whitney Fagan Bowman of Haltom City, TX. Children: John Bowman of Fort Worth, TX. Allyse Bowman of Salt Lake City, UT. Chase Bowman of Fort Riley, KS. Bobby and Crystal Davis of Keller, TX. Garrett Wright of Azle, TX. Grandchildren: Tyler, Bobby, Cheyenne, Mina and Aaron. Siblings: Tom, Barbara, Amy, Andy, Scott and Robert of Phoenix, AZ. Linda of Montpelier, VA. Three beloved pets: Shiner, Hope and Kiki. And many more nieces, nephews and close friends.       Services will be held Saturday May 16, 2015 at 4:30PM at: Alpine funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania Fort Worth, TX 76111     Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or to the residence at: 3221 Cheryl Lane Haltom City, TX 76117     Donations can be made in John Bowman's name to: Cancer Care Services of Fort Worth 623 South Henderson Forth Worth, TX 76104 cancercareservices.org    

Douglas Larson

Douglas William Larson   ·         DOB:  May 15, 1963   ·         Born in Missoula, Montana   ·         Wife:  Billie Larson   ·         Father:  Al Larson   ·         Sister:  Diane Larson   ·         Many nieces and nephews   ·         Alumnus of Carl Farley’s Boys Ranch (1981)   ·         Spent 2 tours in Iraq as part of Haliburton/KBR   ·         DOD:  March 3, 2015           Douglas William Larson, 51, of Azle, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015.   He was born in Missoula, Montana on May 15, 1963.  Doug graduated from and was a proud alumnus of Carl Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.  He married his wife, Billie Larson, in April of 1993.  He served two tours in Iraq as part of Haliburton/KBR.   Doug is survived by his wife, Billie; his father, Al Larson; his sister, Diane Hoopman; and many nieces and nephews.   He will be missed.

Sherry Gutkowski

Sherry Lin Gutkowski was born in Hurst, Texas on Jan. 30, 1971.  She was a loving daughter, sister, & fiancée.  Sherry loved life & believed in living it to the fullest right up to the end.     She grew up & lived her entire life in Arlington, TX.  She graduated from Arlington HS in 1989.   Sherry got a job by chance through a friend at the Will Rogers Coliseum that sent her down her chosen career path.  Starting with a few classes at TCJC and UTA, she transferred to Texas Wesleyan University as a full time student and graduated in 2000 with a degree in sports management.  Working as an events and promotions coordinator /sales manager was the perfect job for Sherry.  She interned at the university and then went to work for the Fort Worth Cats when they were just starting the team back up.  She worked for her beloved Texas Rangers and for “The Ticket” radio station for awhile.  With every job, she honed her skills.  When Sherry landed at the Arlington Hilton hotel, she really shined.  She was truly in her element, doing the work she loved and at the same time being paid to work with the sports teams she loved.  She was lured away from her longtime Hilton job by the Bowling Proprietors Association of America in 2014, her current employer.  Sherry loved her work.      Sherry loved sports – Baseball especially – she could quote stats with the best of them sometimes knowing more than the guys. She loved the outdoors – anything that would take her outside, camping, fishing, tubing, skiing, bungee jumping, zip lining…..she had done them all and would try nearly anything.  She was fearless and full of life.      Sherry leaves behind the love of her life, her fiancé, Mark Montgomery.  Work brought her joy into her life and it also brought her love.  She met Mark when they both worked at Hilton.  What began as coworkers and friendship, ended up as a lifetime relationship and commitment with a wonderful man.       Sherry leaves behind by her parents, Ron& Lee Ann Gutkowski;  her mother, Dona Houk;  her sister & best friend Renee Barton; brothers Troy Gutkowski & Josh Houk; her nephew Jacob Barton (her best little buddy & her favorite baseball player) & multiple uncles, aunts and cousins. There is her “other family”- the entire Montgomery family, who loved her like she was their own.  And then there are her friends, so very many friends.        Sherry Lin Gutkowski brought joy and laughter to nearly every place she went and nearly everybody she met.  Sherry loved life and she was always the life of the party.  She believed that you should live life to the fullest and then some.  No regrets, no doubts, no apologies.  She died doing something she loved.  She was loved and will be missed more than words could ever express.      Graveside services will be held at Mt. Olivet cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave, Ft. …

Emma Harris

Emma Maxine Harris, 72, passed away on Feb. 14, 2015 in Bedford, TX; surrounded by her loving family.             Viewing will be held at Alpine Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX on Feb. 20, 2015, from 6pm-8pm.  Graveside Service will be at 2:00 pm on Feb. 21, 2015 at Pleasant Point Cemetery on County Road 401, Lillian, TX 76061.             Emma was born March 9th, 1942 in Hamilton, TX.  The daughter of Jeremiah Lee Harris and Glaydene Bates. Emma’s two brothers Norman Dwayne Harris and M.C. Harris were both in heaven awaiting her arrival.  Emma loved her animals, being outdoors, and loved her jalapenos with every meal.             Survivors include daughter; Letha Thompson of Bedford, TX, son-in-law; Bob Thompson of Bedford, TX, Faye McDonald of Arlington, TX, and Elizabeth Diane Dunlap of Sulfur Springs, TX.  Five grandchildren; Billy Leon Horton, Chris Horton, Robert Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Jeanie Dunlap. As well as several great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Billy Leon Horton, Robert Thompson, Brandon Thompson, and Bob Thompson.

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Lydia Napolitan

Lydia Napolitan was born April 30, 1940, to Maria de Jesus Jimenez and Martin Guerrero.  She entered into our Savior's kingdom Jan. 1, 2015.  Survivors include: Son:Tony Napolitan; Grandchildren: Stephanie Puchleitner, Samantha Napolitan, and Nickolas Napolitan; Grandson: Isaac Puchleitner; Sisters: Grace Gonzales, Martha Cevallos; Several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, her brother Johnny Guerrero, and her sister Margaret Moralez Visitation/Memorial Service will be Saturday, Jan. 10th, at 2:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111. You may send flowers directly to the funeral home using the link on this site. Please feel free to leave your messages for the family on this Memorial Wall.  Note: You must create a login to post stories, pictures, or videos.  It's very easy – just follow these steps: 1. In the top right corner, click the "+ invite someone to join this memorial"  2. Click Sign up 3. Register menu will appear. Fill in all fields then click Next. 4. You MUST upload a picture to your profile in order to post (security measure). 5. Finish, then log in with new account.  In Search field, type "Napolitan".  Click on her name/community. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.