Darlene Harris

Our beautiful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Darlene Harris, passed away on April 15, 2021. She was 73 years old. Her life was shared with a large, loving family and wonderful friends. Darlene Joy Searcy Harris was born on August 23, 1947, to parents James and Lucille Searcy in Fort Worth, Texas. She was their only child, but Darlene had 3 older siblings from her mother’s first marriage. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1965. One month later, she married the love of her life, Larry Harris, following a 5-year courtship.  Larry and Darlene were married on June 11, 1965. They lived in Tarrant County, during their 55 years of marriage.  They had three children, Bryan, Kevin and Alysha.  Darlene worked in a variety of jobs over the years, including as a nurse’s aide at Harris Methodist Hospital, in customer service at J.C. Penney’s, in various office support roles in a few locally-owned small businesses, and finally as a transcriptionist for Radiology Associates.  She retired in 2009.  Before she became disabled, she loved spending time fishing and camping with her husband in their trailer, traveling, and she was a fan of both the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.  However, it was her family that was most near and dear to her heart. Darlene is survived by her husband, Larry Harris of Watauga, Texas; her son, Bryan Harris of Dallas, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Harris of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter and son-in law, Alysha and Larry McCaskey of Keller, Texas; her brother, Jack Jones of El Cajon, California; and her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Hoyler of Arizona City, Arizona.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Billie Moga of Fredricksburg, Texas, but survived by a brother-in-law, Dick Moga.  Darlene had six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family. A celebration of life memorial will be planned for a later date.

Johnny Norman Butler

Johnny Norman Butler – Saginaw, Texas Johnny Norman Butler known as Johnny, Norman, Johnny B, or JB to family and friends passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 68 years of age.  He was born on December 05, 1952 to John V and Elsie Butler of Fort Worth, Texas.   He graduated from Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in 1971 and attended Tarrant County College. He was an avid outdoorsman, Motorcycle enthusiast, and Nascar fan who enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends.  During his 38year membership in the Loyal Order of Moose he became part of the Moose Legion of Service and earned the Fellowship Degree of Honor while a member of the Haltom City Moose Lodge. He was a talented Machinist, Industrial Engineer, and Maintenance Technician, who worked at Tandy Corporation, Nokia, and Lockheed Martin before retiring in 2019. Norman won the heart of everyone who met him; he was charming, loveable, and a great friend. His desire was to have his Family and Friends enjoy a Celebration of his Life and his wishes will be honored later this year. Norman was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors: Wife, Donna Butler, Daughters Debra Davis (Jason), and Vicki Deiman (Scott), Grandchildren Chantry Rayl (Betsy), Connor Rayl, Colton Rayl, Bailey Deiman, Dakota Davis (Karena), and Raylen Davis. Great Granddaughter Nora Jean Rayl, Brother David Butler (Vicki), Nieces Richelle Densmore (Kyle) and Ashley Holt (Jeffrey), and numerous close Friends he considered Family. The Family requests that, in lieu of flowers, Donations be made in his memory to Moose Charities (moosecharities.org) or Community Hospice, 1111 Summit Avenue, Ft Worth, Texas 76102.

James T. Barrientos

James T. Barrientos passed away Saturday April 10th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 5pm Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at Roca Viva Church, 4017 Deen Rd, Fort Worth.  James was born in Fort Worth Tx on August 15th, 1945 to James Barrientos and Rosa Triana. He was proceeded in death by his father, James Barrientos and mother Rosa Barrientos and his wife Jaunita Barrientos. SURVIVORS: children, Patricia A. Barrientos-Sosa, James P. Barrientos. Nathan P. Barrientos, Gaston Sosa and Megan Scroggins; seven grandchildren and two great grandchild.

James T. (Jim) Smith

James T. (Jim) Smith, 77, formerly of Cody, Wyoming, went home to his Lord and Savior on April 7, 2021.  He succumbed to melanoma in Fort Worth, TX with his family by his side.  Jim was a very quiet and unassuming person who loved the life he lived in Wyoming enjoying God’s creation.  Jim was born and raised in Meridian, MS.  He attended Mississippi State University for his undergraduate and master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He then attended Pennsylvania State University for his PhD degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.   Jim began his teaching career at Mississippi State University and later served as Chairman of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University.  He loved teaching and training young men and women for professional careers.  After leaving the academic world he was a consultant training engineers for various international and domestic oil companies.  Over his career he taught and inspired thousands of students.   Cody, Yellowstone, and the mountains of Wyoming were home to him for the last twenty-four years. He always enjoyed camping, hiking, and photographing in this beautiful place.  He loved the beauty of the area and the quiet life he and Sherry lived there.   He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sherry, his daughter Stephanie Phelps and her husband David of Fort Worth, TX, grandson Ethan and granddaughter Caroline.  He was preceded in death by his father Billy Smith, mother Ouida Smith Raulins, and brother Jerry Smith.  At his request, there will be no public service.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James T. Smith Endowed Scholarship, MSU Foundation, PO Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Erasmo Alejandro Mendoza

Erasmo Alejandro Mendoza, “Lamito”, was born on September 6, 1981 in Juan Adalma, Zacatecas. He was the son of Erasmo Mendoza and Maria De Rosario Perez. He was a beloved brother to Miguel, Maria Guadalupe, Belinda and Dalila. He was an amazing husband to Maria Mendoza and loving father to Alejandro and Natalie Mendoza. Lamito was a very hard-working man and very determined. He dedicated himself to his job for many years and was driven to always provide for his family and friends in need. Lamito had a huge heart, always happy and always had a big smile that lighten up the whole room. Lamito’s number one passion was music. He loved to buy speakers and sound system equipment. All his family and friends knew they could count on him as a DJ for parties and occasions. He loved to go shopping with his wife and kids but could never leave the store empty handed for himself. He loved to buy sneakers with really bright colors. Lamito’s favorite sport was soccer, he went for the team “Chivas”, a soccer team in Mexico. He loved to spend time with family and friends. His family and friends will miss him very dearly. Miss his personality and person over all on this Earth.   A church service is being held on Tuesday, April 12,2021 at St. Anne’s Church at 11am. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 12,2021 at Oakwood Cemetery following after.

Micheal Hanks

Micheal Hanks   Micheal Allen Hanks, 50, of Haltom City passed away Thursday, April 8,2021, after suffering a fatal stroke on Sunday April 4, 2021.  Mike was a proud son, father, husband and friend. In his 50 short years on this earth he touched, affected and changed more lives than any of us could imagine.   Mike was born August 5, 1970, to Sharon Williams, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was well known in the auto collision industry, and was a proud employee of Reads Auto Collision for nearly 15 years.  Mike never met a stranger, never had an enemy, and never refused to help someone in need.   When Mike wasn’t working or helping others, he enjoyed many outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, and camping, but spent most of his time bragging on his kids and watching them grow into amazing humans. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Charlie and Velma Williams. He is survived by his wife, Laci, of Haltom City, his mother Sharon of Mineral Wells, son Ryan, of White Settlement, son Charlie and fiance Samantha of Boyd, son Bryson and daughter Raelyn both of Haltom City, 5 grandchildren, Bryson, Sophia, Evelyn, Kylie, Tucker and one on the way, and 1 sister Bambi and husband Mike of Carrollton and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Carlton Ethridge Jr.

Carlton Ethridge Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son and uncle returned home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday March 27, 2021. He was 73 years old. He was born on September 4, 1947 in Hampton, Arkansas to Carlton Ethridge Sr. and Bernice Idell Depriest. He was the youngest of 5 children and is now with his parents and his siblings; JB (Odessa), Onie May, Reba Faye and Marvin (Pauline).   Junior (Carlton) graduated from Fordyce High School in 1965 and was involved in many clubs including the Projectionist Club and the Future Farmer’s of America. The summer after graduation he was working at the local grocery store. One of the managers of the store,Lee Sanders had a cousin, 15 year old Carolyn Sue Holton. One day that summer she came up from Eagle Mills to do some grocery shopping. Carolyn was standing at the magazine rack when Junior came up to her and saw that she was wearing a boy’s class ring. Junior told her to take that ring off because I will be down to your house on Sunday. That Sunday, sure enough Junior was down at her house. They were engaged in the summer of 1967 and got married at 11:30 pm in Fordyce at the home of Reverend Ramsey on December 1, 1967.   Years later, after Junior and Carolyn became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they were sealed for time and all eternity and then sealed to their children Mark and Sabina in the Provo Utah Temple on January 27, 1990.   During the Vietnam War, Junior wanted to join the Navy while still in high school, but his father would not let him because he was not yet 18. He later joined the Army National Guard in 1966 and served 6 years as a cook.   Junior had worked several years in the grocery store industry and had other jobs as well throughout his life. He had been retired for many years at the time of his passing.   He enjoyed raising his family, dancing with his wife, bowling and playing pool. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much and was always excited to see them and to hear what they were doing. He will be missed by everyone and left this life knowing that he was loved.   Junior is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Ethridge, his son Mark Ethridge (Lynette) of Spanish Fork, Utah and daughter Sabina (Phillip) Burt of Saginaw, Texas. He is also survived by his six grandchildren (Aaron, Zachary, Jessalyn, and Jacob Ethridge and Landon and Layla Burt) and four great grandchildren (Sawyer, Adelyn, Blakely, and Rosamund Ethridge) with a fifth one coming this August. He was also a loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews.   Services will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Meetinghouse at 300 Ridgecrest Drive, Saginaw, Texas on April 17, 2021. The viewing …

Carol Joyce Knight

Carol Joyce Knight (Kokoszka) died at home in Fort Worth, Texas on March 25, 2021. Carol was born on November 16, 1943 in Chicago, IL. She moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 2007 and lived with her daughter and  her family.  She leaves behind her daughter Heather Patterson (Knight) and son-n-law David Patterson and her grandchildren Andrew, Katelyn and Nathan.  She also leaves behind her daughter Lynn, son Larry; grandchildren Kaci, Brittany and Marcus and great-grandchildren Hazel and Kimber.  She is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Knight, her daughter Kimberlee, her mother Charlotte, father Edward and sisters Elaine, Sandy and Kathy.  After a private visitation she will be cremated as it was her wishes to not be buried with the worms and bugs.  We love you Mom (Granny) and will always miss you!

Pamela Diane Stotts

Pamela Diane Stotts passed from this earth, following a battle with COVID, to enter into heaven on March 5, 2021. She was born on February 28, 1959 in Fort Worth as the daughter of Carl and Merle Brickey, and graduated from Diamond Hill High School.   Pam married her high school sweetheart, Garry Stotts in 1976, and they raised two children, Crystal and Jonathan. Pam’s family was her life and happiness. Her grandchildren were her treasures. Pam adored them as they did her. Her heart had no limits.   Pam was predeceased by her parents – Carl and Merle; and her sister, Charlotte Steele.   Pam is survived by her husband, Garry Stotts; daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Kris Zschirnt; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Kasi Stotts; four grandchildren, Jaxson Stotts, Parker Stotts, Mason Zschirnt and Zachary Zschirnt; sister, Renee Tijerina; and her brother, Leslie Brickey. Pam is also survived by her mother-in law and father-in-law, Irene and Bill Bertram; father-in-law and mother-in-law Harry and Laura Stotts; and bother-in-law, Larry Stotts.   A celebration of Pam’s life will be held March 27, 2021 at Marion Sansom Park (Inspirational Point Pavilion), 2501 Roberts Cut Off Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114. Friends and family are encouraged to come at 1pm to pay their respects, a ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm followed by a butterfly send-off at 3:00pm, performed by her four grandsons.  

Jacqueline Rene’e Elliott

Jacqueline Rene’e Elliott born September 22,1970  of Fort Worth, TX went home to be with the Lord on March 7,2021 in her hometown of Fort Worth at the age of 50. Jacqueline was preceded in death by her father John Elliott of Everman,TX. Her Stepfather Lawrence Stanley of Fort Worth,TX. Her Grandaughter Kyleigh of Waco,TX. Her survivors include her Mother Rebecca Stanley of Fort Worth,TX, Her sister Tammy Elliott of Waco,TX, her children Douglas Fisher JR. 28 of Fort Worth,TX, Tylar Finley 27 of Forth Worth,TX,  Kaila Garcia 23 of Waco,TX, Kevyn Fisher 21 of Fort Worth,TX. Her 3 Granddaughter’s and her Grandson each of Waco,TX. Her dog who was another child in her eyes as well as her Best friend, Lilly Rene’e Elliott of Fort Worth,TX, and  NUMEROUS Aunts,Uncles,Nieces and Nephews as well as Countless friends. Jacqueline will always be remembered by her Fulfillment of energy, and care for others.