Christopher David Moore

Christopher David Moore, 42, passed away on Monday, November 14th, 2022, after losing his battle with congestive heart failure.  He was born on March 29th, 1980, in San Diego, California, to Elizabeth (Weigele) and David Moore.  Chris was one of two children, alongside his sister, Tiana (Moore) Atkins.  The family later settled in Fort Worth, Texas, where Chris lived for most of his life. Growing up, Chris excelled in academics, music, and sports.  He was an honor student, played the tuba, and mastered the German language (with help from the family’s foreign exchange student, Malte Seidel).  He was also an avid golfer and played soccer for many years. After high school, Chris attended Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, on a band scholarship.  This is where he met and married Jillian Crawford.  They later returned to Fort Worth to start a family, which included two daughters, Morgan Crawford-Moore and Makayla Moore. For most of his adulthood, Chris worked as an independent contractor in the construction industry, which took him all over Texas and the U.S.  He never met a project he couldn’t tackle and enjoyed a good challenge.  He was a quick learner and mastered numerous handyman skills, which he would put to good use for friends and family until the very end. Outside of work, Chris enjoyed spending time with friends, family, and his two German Shepherds, Ruger and Kinder.  He nurtured several hobbies and interests, including 4-wheeling, power tool collecting, cooking, and singing.  He also enjoyed playing dominos, card games, and ping pong.  He was known for his big heart, sense of humor, and love of the color “orange”. Christopher is survived by his daughters (Morgan Crawford-Moore & Makayla Moore), sister (Tiana Atkins), brother-in-law (Wil Atkins), niece (Harper Atkins), nephew (Hudson), a multitude of other relatives and countless friends.  

Shirley Ann Phillips

Shirley Ann Phillips Died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 87. She was born on May 9, 1935 to Roy L. and Jessica “jessie” Alexander in Tyler, TX. Shirley Attended Bethany Nazarene College in OK. She worked and retired from IBM Corp. Shirley loved playing piano and singing in church. She played piano for 50 years. During her lengthy illness she was surrounded and lovingly cared for by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Doyle Phillips. Shirley was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on December 10th at 11:00 A.M. at the Northside Church of the Nazarene, 6750 Denton HWY, Watauga TX, 76148.

Carolyn Hope Wilmoth Kincaid

Carolyn Hope Wilmoth Kincaid was called home by her Savior on November 17, 2022. Carolyn was born in Etowah, Arkansas on February 1, 1943, to Robert Henry “Bob” Wilmoth and Myrtle Narcissus (Harrison) Wilmoth, as the youngest of their 10 children. Carolyn dearly loved and admired her “beautiful, talented, and accomplished” brothers and sisters. She looked up to all of them her entire life.   She was a beloved and favorite Aunt by many of her nieces and nephews, often being a confidant and friend as well as taking them in to live with her over the years.  Her daughter is named after her nieces, Cathy and Linda. Carolyn had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest in her way, on her terms. She lived her life with “no regrets” and often described herself as an “old hippie”.  She was a Christian and considered herself the “one lost sheep” that Jesus came to find each time she wandered away. She encouraged many people in their faith walk with her personal testimony of redemption having a special connection with single mothers. Carolyn was a pioneer in special education and taught high school in Title 1 schools in the classroom for over 50 years until her retirement at 72 with “chalkdust still under her fingernails”.  She loved her “little chickadees” and their families, and often said that “God has given the world these kids to teach us how to be better humans”.  She taught all levels of special education and was a gifted teacher and fierce advocate, often being able to achieve surprising results from her students.  She was recognized for her creativity in the classroom with multiple grants and an award for International Innovations in Special Education.  She wanted every student to be able to attain their highest level of independence and success.  Carolyn taught students in Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Nevada before retiring to Arizona where she continued to encourage and advise parents with special needs children. She is survived by her daughter Linda Katherine “Katie” (Wilmoth) Sutton, her son-in-law, Darren Sutton, and her three  grandchildren, Isaac Sutton, Timothy Sutton, and Max Sutton, as well as her sister, Sally (Wilmoth) McMechen. Carolyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Bob Wilmoth, Jane (Wilmoth) Anderson, Sue Wilmoth, Catherine “Dink” (Wilmoth) Kroepfl, Andy “Gump” Wilmoth, Jean (Wilmoth) Martin, Bettye “Mac” (Wilmoth) Webb, and Billie Ann Wilmoth as well as her niece, Cathy Duke, and nephew, Eddie Webb. Going Home Celebration to be held on Sunday, November 27th, 2022, at 3:00pm at Etowah Baptist Church, Etowah, Arkansas. Memorial donations in honor of Carolyn’s passionate dedication to special education can be made directly to classroom teachers doing similar work by visiting www.CarolynWilmothKincaid.com

Russell Wayne Dodd

Russell Wayne Dodd of Fort Worth                   Born February 23, 1962              Passed on November 9, 2022 Son of Beverly Ann Dennie and Ernest Raymond Dodd Russell worked in construction all his life and was never afraid of hard work. Rusty, as his family called him, loved rodeos. He even rode bareback horses for a short time in his younger days. Rusty was loved by many and he was always doing something to help someone else. Preceded in death by Grandfather : JB Dennie Grandmother: Dessie Marie Dennie Father : Ernest Raymond Dodd Survived by Daughter : Melissa DeHart Granddaughters : Cadynce and Paislee DeHart Mother: Beverly Dennie Ramsey SIBLINGS: Raymond Dodd, Ricky Dodd, Randy and wife Shanta Dodd, Rechelle McCans,Christopher Dodd and Angela Dodd Jimenez NIECES & NEPHEWS Stephanie, Rachael, Morgan, Madison, Tyler and Alyssa GREAT-NIECES & NEPHEWS Keely, Jayden, Reagan, Jason, Grayson, Trenton, Hazely, Oliver, Alyssa, Cody, Abigail, and Kate The viewing is at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N. Sylvania Ave Fort Worth Texas Time: November 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm Graveside service at Mount Olivet cemetery 2301 N. Sylvania Ave Fort Worth Texas Time:  November 22, 2022 @ 1:00 pm Directly across the street from Alpine Funeral Home After the service the family will be going to Sammie’s Barbecue 3801 E Belknap St, Fort Worth, TX 76111

James Dwight Whatley

James Dwight Whatley, 73, of Sansom Park, passed away on October 21, 2022. Jim was born on September 14, 1949 and was adopted by David and Faye Whatley. After graduating from Castleberry High School in 1966, he studied at Arlington State College (now UTA) and pursued a career in public service. Jim served as a patrol officer in Haltom City, Lake Worth, and River Oaks, as well as a dispatcher in Haltom City, River Oaks, and Sansom Park. He also worked in private security at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV and in other venues. Additionally, Jim was a retired colonel of the Texas State Guard Association. Jim loved music, Dutch chocolate ice cream, and catching up with friends at the pub. He took pride in being a lefty with impeccable penmanship, and in his extensive collection of die-cast law-enforcement vehicles. Jim loved trivia and never tired of banter with family and friends over any topic of conversation. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and his parents. He is survived by four daughters and their husbands, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many lifelong friends. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at Alpine Funeral Home at 2300 N. Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111, on Thursday, November 10th from 6-7pm

William Dennis Keenan Sr.

We are sad to announce, William Dennis Keenan Sr. passed away at the age of 70 on November 1, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. William (Billy) was Born August 31, 1952 in Jefferson, Iowa. He honorably served and retired from the United States Air Force. Upon retirement, William worked for the United States Federal Civil Service, being awarded several times for his dedication and great service to our country. Billy, as a devoted Christian, dedicated his life to serve God, his family, and others. Billy enjoyed gardening with his wife, Alba, baking, and taking long walks while watching the sunsets.   He is survived by his wife Alba, his children Will, Emily, Lydia, Tristine, Daniel, and Diana, as well as 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Billy was the 4th of 6 siblings: Joseph, dec, Thomas, dec, James, Timothy, and Mary.   Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints”

Billy Gene Decker

On October 4th, 2022, Billy Gene Decker passed away at home. We will miss him very much by his family. Daddy was born in Merkel Texas on May 5th, 1930. He is proceeded in death by his beloved wife Monique Decker, his parents William Decker and Thelma Decker, Doris Beaver (sister), Jimmy Decker (brother), Jerry Decker (brother). Daddy is survived by his two daughters, Christine Decker, and Patricia (Decker) Kinser, his two grandsons Micheal Williams and Charlie Williams, his 2 great grandchildren RJ Williams and Bentley Williams. Also, his brother Tommy Decker, many nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral: Dallas-Fort Worth Nation Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211 on November 3rd at 1pm, anyone attending must be at the cemetery 15 minutes early to be assigned a lane.

William Jeffrey Counts

It is with a heavy heart, we are announcing the death of William Jeffrey Counts. He passed on October 25, 2022 with his loving and devoted wife, Debbi, by his side. Jeff was born on October 19, 1963 to the parents of Leroy and Sylvia Counts in Yazoo City MS. Jeff and Debbi were married for 30 years, having four beautiful children: Audrey Upchurch, Jennifer Albright, Tiffany Counts and Justin Counts. Their spouses and one fiancé listed respectively: Benjamin Upchurch, Christopher Albright, Bethany Counts, Cory Cook. The two were blessed with nine joyous grandchildren: Addison Riley, Bentley and Carter Counts; Ryder and Myles Upchurch; Addyson Paige, Remi, Colby and Emma Albright. Jeff was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia. He is survived by his father LeRoy, sister Penny Turbeville, brother Gearld Counts, along with their spouses respectively: Marty Turbeville and Sonja Counts and seven nieces and nephews.

Jeffrey Kyle “Pooh Bear” Stephens

Jeffrey Kyle “Pooh Bear” Stephens left this earth tragically on October 14th, 2022 at the age of 50. Jeff was born April 25th, 1972 at a whopping 11 lbs (which he’s always been very proud of) to Ralph and Nola Stephens. He had two older Sister’s, Tina and Marlo, who were very excited for him to come home. Jeff attended Diamond Hill Elementary, First Baptist Church of Watauga and graduated from Diamond Hill Jarvis in 1989. A picture in the bathroom led him to the love of his life, Jessica Davis. They married May 23rd, 1993 and never parted for 26 years until Jessica lost her battle with cancer on August 10th, 2019. During this union, Jeff became the proud father to two beautiful Daughter’s, Catrina and Cayley. They were his and Jessica’s pride and joy, they loved them both very much. Jeffrey did different jobs throughout his life such as roofing and construction. His most recent being with Dallas Door and Supply for 7 years. Jeff was a family man, who had a huge heart, loved spending time with family and friends at gatherings, trips, fishing, cooking, watching MMA, and NASCAR. He also enjoyed animals, the great outdoors, loud music, scary movies, looking sharp and smelling good but most of all, he loved to laugh, trying to get others to laugh and if you didn’t, he’d pester you till you did. So remember Jeff today and always in a funny memory, he loved each of you!!! Jeffrey was preceded in death by his Wife Jessica, his Father, Ralph, Grandparents, Marvin Stephens and Edith Guisinger, Charles and Bessie Cook, Great Niece Scottlynn Rose,numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Jeffrey is survived by his Daughter’s Catrina and Cayley, Mother, Nola, Sister’s Tina (George) Gutierrez and Marlo (JD) Allen, Aunt Ella Cook, Nieces Elisha (Jason) Richardson, Shawnee (Michael) Haggard, Alana Franklin, Nephew Anthony Gutierrez, Great Nephew Taylor Gutierrez and Mikey Haggard, Great Nieces Brooke Richardson, Jaclyn Haggard and Aspen Gutierrez along with numerous Cousin’s and his lifelong friend (Brother) of 46 years Jason Sarlow and his second Mother, Jason’s Mom, Carol Ann Jordan, plus several extended members of Jessica’s side of the family. Celebration of life will be held at 11am on November 5, 2022 at Alpine Funeral Home. In lieu of any floral donations, we ask that everyone put that towards donations / money for his two daughters. We will have a card box located next to the guest book before entering the service room. We appreciate all the love, prayers, hugs etc sent to the family. Thank you all so much.

Stuart Alan Kellar

Stuart Alan Kellar, 58, went to be with the Lord on October, 18th, 2022 at 1:13 pm while surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Rachel Kellar, three daughters, Morgan Kellar, Ashton Zingas, Holly Kellar, son in-law, Savva Zingas, mother, Barbara Spoon, Father, Wayne Kellar, Three grandsons, Jay Kellar, Collin Zingas, Arthur Zingas, sister, Cheryl Moore, brother and sister in-law, Stan and Missy Mcgehee, nieces and nephews, Kellar Moore, Hunter Moore, Danielle Wilkinson, Dustin Wilkinson, Jordan Mcgehee, Robby Mcgehee, Paula Windham, Shawn Windham, Brian Mcgehee.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorthy Kellar and Llyod Kellar, brother, Scott Kellar, brother in-law, Ted Mcgehee, and Nephew, Michael Mcgehee. Stuart was born 12-1-1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas where he lived until he was 6 years old. As a young boy he and his family loved to go snow skiing, boating, and camping. He and his brother Scott played on the little league baseball team where his dad coached. His older brother Scott and him liked to give each other a hard time but at the end of the day they had each other’s backs. In 1969 he and his family moved to Fort Worth Texas where he graduated from LD Bell High School. After he graduated, Stuart found his knack in carpentry. He had a gift for building. He started his first framing crew in 1985. Along the way he met his soul mate, Rachel Kellar, and they married in 1987. They started their own business called Kellar Custom Homes. Together they built and remodeled over 65 beautiful homes, including the one his family lives in today. They had three beautiful girls and three amazing grand boys, who called him “pops”. A father, grandfather, and husband like Stuart is one in a million, one that’s generous, fun, wise, talented, and kind. A father like him is one that everyone needs, full of smiles, laughter, and always doing great deeds. Nobody can replace a man like him, but when he gets to heaven, God will be lucky to have him. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. After completing his earthly journey, he was welcomed into the presence of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He now rests in eternal paradise surrounded by saints and angels that have gone before. This is not goodbye, but see you later pops. Friends and family are welcome to come celebrate the life of Stuart Kellar. The memorial service will be on Tuesday, October 25th at 10:30 AM at Living Word Community Church located at 3001 Bewley St, Haltom City 76117. The viewing will be held one day prior, Monday, October 24th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Alpine Funeral Home located at 2300 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111.