Nancy Carolyn Gentry ( Shutters)

Nancy was born in Sherwood, TN on May 15, 1950.  She was proceeded in death by husband Lewis Gentry, numerous brothers and sisters, her mother and father and her beloved grandson Jimmy Gentry.  Nancy is survived by four sons; John L Gentry, Wife Misty and their daughter Sandra.  Michael L Gentry; wife Sonji and their children Hayden, Morgan, Christopher Brown and his wife Jamie.  William Gentry and wife Janie, Richard Gentry, wife Lisa and their children Crystal, Lil Richard and Ashley.  Numerous Great Grandchildren which were so near and dear to her heart, Her brother Martin Shutters and wife Pat of TN, Many nieces and Nephews; Len Davis, Teresa Westbrook, Tammy Battenfield, Arthur Battenfield, Claudia Bell, Lee Bell and Lil Jake Shutters.  She was passionate about her church and her Pastor Johnny Dodd to which she had  known  since she was fifteen years old.  We All Love You Very Much.  May you Rest In Peace our Precious Angel until we meet again.

Kenneth Randall Bayles

Kenneth Randall Bayles, of DFW, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 9:20 AM surrounded by all four of his children and his brother Scott at the Community Hospice of James L. West of Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth was born to Jessie and Leslie Bayles on January 27th, 1962 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenneth was a compassionate Christian that honored the lord and was a devoted servant. He lived with his family in Grapevine, Texas most of his adult life. Kenneth’s legacy lives on through his four children and their families, Tiffany and Robert Morgan of Keller, Texas, Delaine Calvert of Grapevine, Texas, Ryan and Jessie Bayles of Keller, Texas, and Lauren and Erick Ridley of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his brothers, (Leslie) Scott and Mary Bayles, of Biloxi, Mississippi and (Gregory) Todd Bayles of Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenny loved spending his time with his dad, brothers, son and nephews on the golf course. He had a great love for deep sea fishing and the beach. In addition to his children, Kenneth is also survived by his grandchildren, Zoe Morgan, Brayden Calvert, Liam Bayles and his nieces and nephews, Kyer Bayles, Jared Bayles, Cory Bayles, Tanner Bayles, Brynae Bayles, Jessika Bayles, Camden Bayles, Arianna Bayles, Julian Bayles and Jordan Bayles.   A special thank you to the wonderful staff of doctors and nurses of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance for their exceptional care and support during this time.   Services to honor Kenneth will be held Friday, February 9th at 1:00 PM at the Church Angels Funeral Home, 6301 Granbury Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76133. This summer there will also be a celebration of his life in South Padre, Texas on the beach that he loved.  

Joseph Brown George

  Joseph Brown George November 4th, 1946 – February 2nd, 2018   Joe George, a business man and resident of Azle, TX died unexpectedly on February 2, 2018 at the age of 71. Joe is survived by his 4 sons, Joey George, Rick George, Mike George and Bobby George; their wives, Marcy George, Amy George, Danielle George and Natalie George; 8 grandchildren, Ally, Cole, Clay, Steve, Evan, Everhett, Nate and Leland; 5 siblings, adopted sister Lisa Hrzic, Jean Smootz, Roy George, Helen Zanetti, Jimmy George and Margie Peaster. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Robert and Bernice George; brother Jerry George. Joe was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on November 4, 1946 to Robert and Bernice George. He graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa and later studied at North Texas State University. On August 5th, 1967 he married Patricia McCauley, who he met as a church camp counselor at Camp Deer Run. From 1969 to 1979 they brought his 4 sons into the world. He loved them all dearly and always spoke about how proud he was of his sons and grandchildren. Joe was a devoted father, an Army veteran, an avid reader and master joke teller. He enjoyed working on classic cars and trading them for his next “toy”. He especially loved driving old Cadillacs while listening to classic country music. Joe was always a good salesman, but wanted folks to get a fair deal and feel good about the agreement. He was quick to help out those in need and would give you the plaid shirt off his back in a heartbeat. Joe had a deep faith in God and gave some of the best blessings anyone had ever heard. Growing up in a large military family taught him at an early age to appreciate what you had and that it’s the time spent with loved ones that really mattered. He will be deeply missed by friends, family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to go towards his medical expenses. Any additional proceeds will go towards a foundation set up in his name with the American Cancer Society.

Sue Curtis Lewis Salas

Sue Curtis Lewis Salas– Sue Salas, 67, was a Denton, Texas Native who peacefully passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Bonner Clyde Curtis “Blackie” and Margaret Beyette. She is survived by her children: Loundon Lewis of Sweeney, Texas; Heidi Lewis of Denton, Texas; Jesiah Salas of Miami, Florida; and Matt Salas of Los Angeles, California. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Hannah Speight, Sage and River Lewis, Billy Hinckley, and Brandie Wright. Sue was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death and throughout her life. She was a free spirit who loved nature. She was talented; she not only created art but also played the guitar and piano. She also collected Native American artifacts (arrowheads) and tattoos. She adored her children and her grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. ~Q A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm-4:00pm at 2 Charlies 809 Sunset St. Denton, TX 76201.

Jc Porter

JC Porter Age 80 passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was a godly, loving and caring man. He wanted everyone to know God and become a Christian. JC was born November 28, 1937 in his home in Azle TX to Bill Porter and Neville (Johnson) Porter. He is the youngest of 12 siblings. He served in the United States Air Force From 1957-1959. In 1964 he began his career as a Fort Worth Police Officer, where he later retired in 1990. Soon after retiring he went on to be a Tarrant County bailiff for 8 more years. He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Tristan husband Mark, Leslie Shoemaker husband Jim and mother of his daughters Elizabeth Porter. Grandchildren Cody Tristan, Autumn Tristan, James Webb, Khristy Webb, Jennifer McDonald, Brandon Shoemaker, Joseph McDonald, and Summer Shoemaker. Siblings Newt Porter, Mary Ann Porter, and Irma Lee Gouyton. 19 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild He is preceded in death by his father Bill Porter, mother Neville Porter and Daughter Barbara Webb. Visitation will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania Fort Worth TX 76111 from 1-3pm. Funeral will be held Monday January 22, 2018 at Ash Creek Baptist Church 300 S Stewart St Azle TX 76020 at 11 am.

Travis Zane Adian

Travis Zane Adian beloved Father, Son, brother and uncle left us too soon on December 23, 2017. Travis was the hero of his children, light of his mother’s eye, strength of his father’s heart, his sister’s best friend in life, and an inspiration to his nieces. Travis graduated in 2009 from the White Settlement school district. Travis worked with his father in the family business. Travis was preceded in death by his sister Tricia Daun Adian; Grandparents Charles Maloy Adian, Betty Jean Adian, and Claudia Jean Kirby. Survivors: Travis was survived by daughter Emery Grace Adian- mother Erica Emmett, daughter Kynlee Kay Adian and son Carder Zane Adian- mother Charla Davis and her daughter Journey. Mother Barbara Kay Adian, Father Bobby Zane Adian, and sister Jessica Adian Orozco, Brother in Law Angel Orozco and nieces; Mckayla, Trinity, and Aaryona Orozco.His Uncle Charles Adian (Scooter) As well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Service is a Celebration of Life at First Baptist Church of White Settlement at 1:30pm Saturday December 30, 2017. Viewing will be at 12:30pm prior to the service. Those who knew Travis are encouraged to come celebrate his life and speak if moved to do so.

lois Kathrine Schmidt

Lois K. Schmidt Beloved Mother: Lois, 76 passed away quietly in her home with her family beside her from a long battle of cancer in Fort Worth, Texas on 12/12/2017. Lois was born on 08/17/1941 and was one of 11 children, she grew up in Bismarck North Dakota and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, then attended Mary College of Bismarck and was employed at the Employment Security Bureau, she raised 4 children with help from a large, loving family, she then obtained her real estate license and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, she retired from ATX Technologies and in 2005 received commendation and awarded Employee of the year, she was an avid pool player and received many trophies for winnings, she was a member of the American Legion for a number of years and served as secretary, vice president and President of the Women’s Auxiliary. Grateful to have shared their lives with and blessed to have her as a Mother are daughter, Kerri VerHoeven (Texas), son, Daniel VerHoeven (Nevada), daughter, Kelly Heilman (Texas), 2 grandchildren, Chet VerHoeven (North Dakota), Randi VerHoeven (Texas), 3 great grandchildren Korbin, Kylynn and Asher VerHoeven (North Dakota) 4 sisters, Irene Doerr (North Dakota), Sharon Whitten (California), Gloria Vigil, (California), Rita Karlin (Montana) and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Proceeded in death are 2 children, Chet and Patrick VerHoeven, Mother and Father, John and Katherine Werner and many other brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Our Beloved Mother May you rest in peace until we meet again.

Charles Robert Jernigan

Charles Robert (Bob, Bobby ,U.B ) Jernigan of Richland Hills, passed away on December 8, 2017. He was born in Wichita Falls Texas, on Friday February 13, 1948.   He was preceded in death by his parents,  Lewis and Mildred Jernigan, his older brother Lewis III, his brother in law Fred Faustina, and his sister in law, Sandy Drennan.   He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda, sister Carol Faustina, brothers in law, Tommy and Neal Drennan, and many nieces and nephews, including greats and great greats. His two four legged babies Angel and Kylie.  Besides Family, he also leaves a host of friends. He was a retired safety Inspector, and was active in many civic organizations including Masonic Lodge, Smithfield Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was also an enthusiastic volunteer with the Scottish Rite Children’s  Hospital in Dallas. He will be remembered at a later date with a Masonic Service at Handley Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital Of Dallas. He is no longer in Pain.

Gerald Dale Eckler Sr.

March 31, 1945 – December 3, 2017 Bedford, Texas. Gerald “Jerry” Dale Eckler, Sr, 72, born in Amarillo, Texas passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. No Service. Jerry retired from a career of 35 years in telecommunications and his hobbies were computer programming, private pilot, and animal lover. Jerry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Jerry will be deeply missed by his family and is now in the hands of his savior. Survivors: Wife, Edith Eckler. Children, J. Lee Eckler and wife Christie, and Gregory Joe Eckler and wife, Audrey, and his three grandchildren, Chelsea, Kayla, and Fayth. Predeceased: Parents, Rose and Claude Eckler. Children, Gerald ‘Dale’ Eckler and Mollie Eckler. Psalm 31:5 Irish Blessing May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Leslie E Russell (Eddie)

Leslie E Russell (Eddie) Eddie Russell born January 4, 1958 passed away at a Fort Worth hospital December 3, 2017 he was 59 years old. The visitation is Thursday December 7th, 6-8 pm at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft Worth. Eddie was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Euless and lived in Chico, TX and was a member of UBMC in Chico. He was preceded in death by his son Charles E Russell, Parents L.A. Russell, and Mary Russell, Sisters; Lela Wright, Linda Colbert, Barbie Russell and Brothers Charles Faries and Ricky Russell. Eddie was a great husband, father, brother and uncle and grandpa. Survivors: Spouse Barbara Russell, Step Mother, Virginia Russell Rockport, Brothers, Tommy Russell of Lipan; Sisters, Patty Mouton of Theriot, LA, Beth Hughes of N Richland Hills, Daughter Hope Salazar of Fort Worth, Step sons Henry Davis, Earl Pickard, Jon Delgado and Step Daughters Jenny Castleberry and Theresa Jailet and many grandchildren nieces and nephews.