John R. Flick

John R. Flick, 73, of Fort Worth, Texas, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease at home surrounded by his family on August 22, 2016. John is survived by his wife Gloria of 49 years, daughter Loretta Paris and her husband Michael, son Eric Flick and his wife Amanda, sister Lynda Beargeon, brothers Jay Flick, Michael Beargeon, and Glen Beargeon, and loving grandchildren, Vincent Paris, Laura Paris, and Silas Flick.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family. John was preceded in death by his son Kenneth Lee Flick, parents Elmer Jacob Flick and Dorothy Beargeon, and brother Dan Beargeon.  John was a loving father, grandfather, brother and was a friend to many. John lived, during most of his childhood, in the San Francisco, CA area.  John proudly served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from the Navy, John moved to Hammon, OK where he worked on the family dairy farm.  He married his wife, Gloria, then moved to Oklahoma City, OK.  He lived there until he retired from the General Motors Assembly Plant.  He then moved to Fort Worth, TX to be close to his daughter and grandchildren.  John’s favorite hobby was building and working on computers. Per John’s wishes, there will only be a small family service held in California.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The donations will be used‎ for research to cure this cruel disease.  Checks may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 2630 W. Freeway, Ste. 100, Fort Worth, TX  76102 (please include a note stating the donation is made in John’s name so the family will be notified of your donation).  Donations can also be made over the phone 817-336-4949 or at http//:www.alz.org, credit cards are accepted.  (Please remember to let them know it is in memory of John.)  All donations are tax deductible.   John’s family wants to give a special thank you to Hospice Plus for their loving care and support.

Billy Joe “BJ” Jordan

Billy Joe “BJ” Jordan 06 October 1936 – Rice, Texas 14 July 2016 – Fort Worth, Tx. Korean War, U.S. Army 1957-1970 Retired Military Police Police Officer – Lancaster, Texas The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Shirley Ann Jones

Shirley Ann (Pirkle) Jones passed away peacefully in her home, after a battle with cancer on August 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Shirley was born in Fort Worth, TX on March 27, 1940. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Clara Mae Pirkle and Tommie Lee Pirkle of Fort Worth, TX. She was one of four children, Tommie Howard “Buster” Pirkle, Linda Penn and Paulette Butler. Shirley is survived by her husband, James Olen Jones, married since October 24, 1959. They have four children, Kari Lynn Templin and her husband Tommy Templin,  James Craig Jones and his wife Casey Jones,  Seree Ann Martin and David Grant Jones and his wife Gina Jones;  ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren. She graduated from Tremble Tech High School, became an Air Force wife for four years in California and supported her husband and children as a homemaker. She was a very creative and talented woman, the original Martha Stewart. She dedicated her life to taking care of her loved ones in many different ways and was the backbone of the family. Shirley’s funeral service will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Please send flowers to  Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N Sylvania Ave Fort Worth, TX 76111  In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to a cancer charity of your choice.

Jerry Dewayne Hatcher

A Celebration of Life Jerry Dewayne Hatcher Mr. Jerry Dewayne Hatcher, son of the late Hubert Bill Hatcher and Earline Younce Hatcher. Jerry was born December 19, 1955 in Waco, Texas. He attended the public schools of Waco ISD and was a graduate of Richfield High School in 1974. At an early age of ten he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and later in life fell in love with Christ and wanted everyone around him to know Jesus and have a relationship with Him. Jerry was a member of South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth and was active in several ministries, especially with children. He participated in Vacation Bible School and was active in the Children’s Church care. Jerry Hatcher was also an active member of Cancer Care of Tarrant County over the past five years. According to Jerry, his friends at Cancer Care were some of the most beautiful people he had ever met. Being healed of cancer in 2002, Jerry knew that his place in this world and his testimony was served best by sharing with people. His greatest impact was felt by those that were experiencing something that Jerry had been through, conquered and defeated! His testimony helped encourage so many people who were afflicted by cancer. Jerry had always given Jesus the glory for his healing and wanted others to know that power of God as well as medical care. However, the most important message that Jerry shared was that having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ brought peace, a true and lasting peace. Jerry Hatcher was one of the most generous people you would ever meet. If someone needed his time, he was available. If someone needed financial help, it was available. If someone needed a prayer, it was given. If someone needed Jesus, he was always prepared to share his witness. If someone needed to just talk, Jerry was there. Jerry was loved by many. His Christian life was sincere, beautiful and bold and his influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him. Jerry, 60, quietly departed this life on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Baylor All Saints Hospital “Vitas” in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Gary Hatcher, Tommy Bailey, Sisters: Juanita Cook, Mary Ann Schoffler, Sandra Hill, special niece Nikki Cook and nephew Michael Adams. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his family: Sisters Rene Martin of Hewitt TX, Donna Hatcher of Keller, TX, Brother Larry Hatcher and wife Rosemary Hatcher of Fort Worth, TX, Brother James Hatcher, Nephew (Son) Gerald Schoffler and wife Kristal Schoffler and their children Baylee Schoffler, Gavin Schoffler, Kinleigh Schoffler and Brantley Schoffler of Fort Worth, TX, his friend Pastor Bob Proffitt and wife Beth Proffitt of Fort Worth, TX. Tom Owen Pastor and Best Friend of Waco, TX, Best Friends of “Cancer Care” include: Victor Garcia, Claude Lawson, Lena Trotter, Mary Lehman, Julina Hodge, Karla Petrick, Dixie Paden, Debbie Hibscher, …

Robert James Ganoe

Bobby Ganoe, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went to heaven for eternity. Born during the roaring twenties to Arthur and Pearl in Greenville, Tennessee. As a young man, he worked with his father in the Printing business. Later he joined the Army and then the Air Force. Stationed at Carswell in Fort Worth. He was self-employed. Bob created a unique style modeling and remodeling homes and businesses. Cooking was his forte. He loved planning meals for the entire Air Force base. Making chili with his “Almost a Ranch” cook off team and preparing family and holiday meals. He loved playing games, shooting pool, playing golf, darts, and horseshoes.   Scrabble was his favorite and he always liked a good game of cards or dominos. Preceded in death are his parents, daughter Judy, great granddaughter Laura Ann, sister Marti, brothers Bill, Tom, Steve, and John. He is survived by his daughters Susie and Perry, Carolyn and Sam, Grandchildren Bobby and Kristen, Camille and Matt, Nicki and Sam and Randall. Great granddaughter Vivian. Sister Mary and Joseph and Patty. Brother Ted and numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends. He will remain in our hearts forever and missed deeply.     *Burial Pending*

Melton Eudy

MELTON ” LEROY” EUDY Melton “Leroy” Eudy, 76, Passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. from a Massive Heart Attack. Leroy was born, March 9, 1940, in Paris, TX and was a life long resident of Fort Worth. He was retired. He is proceeded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Ruby. Sons, Garry and wife, Beverly. Scooter and wife, Charlotte. Dud and longtime girlfriend, Shilah, and Bobby. Daughters, Neva and longtime boyfriend, Steve. Vella. Judy and husband, Donnie. Peggy and husband, Robert. He had 17 grandkids and numerous great-grand kids. And numerous nieces and nephews. Some of his hobbies were going to yard sales and setting up at a Flea Market. He will be loved and missed by each and everyone of his family members and by all of his 4-legged furry babies. He was loved by many and will be missed so very much.

Stanley Opposs Memorial

Stanley Opposs passed away peacefully on 6/10/2016 in Keller, Texas. He was born 1/9/1939, in London, to Fanny and Isadore Opposs. He met his wife Irene, of 50 years, in London.  Together they made a trip across the pond to to start a new life in Nevada, Iowa.  He spent his early years working apparel retail and vehicle sales. In 1987, at his wife’s side, he spent over 14 years operating an amazingly unique upscale women’s retail store in Ames, Iowa, Irene’s Boutique. Then finally retiring in Texas.  This Limey was well known for his love of MGBs and Jaguars. He would spend hours making sure his cars were in perfect condition.  He always found a way to bring humor to our lives and befriending everyone he met, every sales person and store manager;) He is now at peace and spending eternal life with Irene, the love of his life and the center of his universe. Leaving behind to honor his memory: his furry companions Paco and Tato, children Brigitte (Nick) Milhous and Tony Opposs, grandchildren Noah and Jordyn Milhous and Seth Trotter, Nephew Anthony Pellerin (Leigh Nixon)Sister Louise Opposs and Aunt Rita Kreft.

Douglas Lawrance

Douglas Holway Lawrance passed away on April 29th after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Janet (Baillie), adored dad of Abbeth and Rhys, and loving and supportive step dad to Carly; dear brother of Chuck, Lynn and Mark (Jan) and uncle of Erin, Devin, Scott, Ken and Joe.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Sue and nephew Will.    Born in Indianapolis, IN on December 10, 1956 to William and Bonita Lawrance, he graduated from North Central HS in 1975 and earned his degree in Electronics Engineering from ITT Technical School.  He worked for IBM, Agilysys, Inc/ Tolt Solutions, and most recently Mainstreet, Inc. Although Doug’s title was typically Systems Engineer, in reality he was the “go-to guy” wherever he went.     Doug was incredibly witty, kind, loyal and giving. There was virtually nothing Doug couldn’t fix or do.  He enjoyed working, playing, collecting and/or tinkering with anything electronic, especially computers and amplifiers, bikes, cars, motorcycles, music, guns and guitars.   Services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 10 at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel & Cemetery, 7301 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Doug’s memory to the “Will Lawrance Legacy Art Fund”, c/o The Advancement Center, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or online www.AdvancementCenterwts.org, by clicking “Donate Now”, and selecting the “Will Lawrance Legacy Art Fund” in fund designation.

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Donley Robinson

Donley “Jeep” Robinson passed away on April 18, 2016 in Fort Worth, Tx.  Jeep is preceded in death by his loving parents; Mother Eunice Smith of Blue Mountain, MS and Father Lesley Robinson of Memphis, TN.  Also two siblings; Brothers Fredrick “Cotton” and Jimmy “Punkin”. He is survived by: His brother Pete Robinson, his children; Frank Robinson and Don Robinson and wife Teressa of Fort Worth, Stephen Robinson and wife of Midland, and Scott Robinson and wife Amy of Temple.  Also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand kids, and great grand kids. Jeep was a life long owner/operator as a Truck Drive.  Jeep was one of the most genuine people you could ever meet, anyone that knew him knew he never met a stranger.  The two things he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandkids and entertaining friends in his spare time.  Jeep was loved by many and will be missed by all. Memorial services will be performed at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Tx. 76111 on April 22, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm.  Reception following from 5pm to 7pm.  Location TBD.

Tamara Serna

Tamara Lynn Serna, 55, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2016.   Tamara was survived by her children: Son, Michael Paul Reed and Daughter, Theresa Tennerson.  Her Grandchildren: Cailie Madision Reed, Ashton Reed-Perez, and Kieran Avery Reed.  Also, her siblings; Sister, Renee Reed and Missy Ingle; and Brother, Bruce Reed.  Tamara was preceded in death by her Parents; Paul and Lena Reed and her other siblings: Duke Allen Reed, Paul Michael Reed, and Sandra Faye Reed.   Tamara was born on September 03, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas to Paul and Lena Reed.  Her Father Paul was active in the United State Air Force and the family moved all over the US for years.  Including, New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, and ended in Texas in 1969.   Tamara went to school here in Texas and graduated from Northside High School in 1979.  She spent most of her time participating in the High School Band where she played the clarinet and she enjoyed it fully.  After graduation she devoted all her days to her children in the world of Motherhood.  Tamara had been blessed with 2 children whom she treasured and loved very much.  Son; Michael born in 1979 and Daughter; Theresa born in 1990.    Tamara was a longtime employee of Billy Bobs Texas in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  She certainly loved her job and of course the music as well.   Everyone that knew Tamara, knew her love for the Lord and her passion for writing and singing songs.  Besides loving her family and friends, her other interests involved her artistic side of painting and drawing.  Tamara had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. Her giving nature not once went unnoticed.  She will missed greatly by many.   John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.