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Birth Date: 1953-12-23
Deceased Date: 2020-09-22
Corbin Edward ANDERSON
DECEMBER 23, 1953 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Corbin Edward Anderson, 66, of Plano, TX, passed away on September 22, 2020 at Richardson Methodist Medical Center. Born December 23rd, 1953 in Ashtabula, OH, he was the son of Edward and Sara Anderson.

A 1971 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, TX, Corbin went on to graduate with a degree in Business Administration at the University of North Texas in 1976. After graduation, he began a career in sales for U.S Electric Motors and finished his career in sales with Abloy Security. Beyond his professional career, Corbin was a devout husband, father, and grandfather.

Corbin was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Sara Anderson. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Genie Anderson of Plano, TX; their four children, Sara Clanahan and her husband Sean, Joseph Anderson and his wife Kelli, Katie Anderson, Josh Anderson; his grandchildren Holly Clanahan, Grace Clanahan, and Elinor Anderson; his siblings Kitty McIntire and her husband Ben, Karen Zecher and her husband Jack.

A private celebration of Corbin’s life will be held by immediate family.
Tom Lucas - September 25th, 2023
Corby and I rushed the same fraternity together and our friendship grew stronger during our freshman college school year. I didn’t see him much in later years and always wondered where he settled down. I was shocked that both he and I lived in the same suburban city and never knew it or ever ran into each other. May Corby rest in peace for eternity. Tom Lucas


Birth Date: 1953-07-18
Deceased Date: 2021-08-15
Services for Pamela Sue Andrews, 68, of Martins Mill, will be held 11 am Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Ben Stevens officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Ms. Andrews passed away August 15, 2021 at her home. She was born July 18, 1953 in Dallas to Ebbie John "Andy" and Elsie Florene Ridling Andrews.

Pam married Jimmie Rowe Tinsley Jr. in 1977 and had one son, Trey. Pam was a member of Walnut Hill Church of Christ. She worked for the Dallas County Sheriff's Department from 1976 until she was diagnosed with LAM and had to retire after 24 years of service. At that time she moved back to her homeplace in Martins Mill. She loved watching and feeding deer and birds and country life. She always had her fur babies and dearly loved them.

Pam is preceded in death by her parents, Ebbie John and Elsie Andrews; and her brother, Ronald Andrews. She is survived by her son, Jimmie Rowe "Trey" Tinsley, III and his wife, Melissa; and two grandchildren who called her "Nali," Brooks Dean Tinsley and Claire Andrews Tinsley; sister-in-law, Chrystal Luongo Andrews; nephew, Dr. Cody Andrews; and her best running buddy, Dottie Hines.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmie Rowe Tinsley Jr.

Pam would also like to thank Dottie for her loving friendship, she was blessed to be included with Dottie’s children and family. They embraced her and were always there when help was needed.
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Birth Date: 1952-10-21
Deceased Date: 1998-08-21
 DENNIS E ARMONOct 21, 1952Aug 21, 1998Last residence: 42701 (Elizabethtown, Hardin, KY)
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Birth Date: 1952-11-05
Deceased Date: 2020-11-04
We rejoice that our beloved wife, mother, sister, and aunt, Scottie Asbury Smith, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 4, 2020, at the age of 67 but forever 39. Scottie Asbury Smith was born on November 5, 1952, in San Antonio, TX to Edgar Allen Asbury, Jr., and Idabell Rogers Asbury. She is a descendant of Jesse Chisholm of the famous Chisholm Trail and a proud tribal member of the Chickasaw Nation. The family relocated to Dallas, TX in 1953.

Her partner in crime was her younger sister, Cindi Asbury Sanchez. When their parents were out, license, or no license, they would “borrow” their mom’s car. Also, they’re “knockdown drag outs” were epic. They liked shopping, playing games, and just enjoyed being together. Their war stories included the “joys” of raising kids and husbands.

She attended F.P. Calliet Elementary School, E.H. Cary Junior High School, and Thomas Jefferson High School all in Dallas. She was a cheerleader at E.H. Cary Junior High and on the drill team at her beloved TJ. She was very active in the high school choir participating in school musicals. She was part of the 1971 graduating class, where she served as the class secretary. She also attended North Texas State University where she made a lifelong friend Dianne Berg. She then pursued her passion for interior design at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

She married Keith Smith on April 4, 1987, in San Antonio, TX. They resided there until 1994 when they relocated to Plano, TX.

She remained very close to her high school classmates over the years. She mostly enjoyed her girl’s trips with her high school friends known as the Junk Gypsies: Cathy Freeman, Shannon McKinley, Patti Hill, Debbie Jarma, Stef Cobb, and Laura Buchanan. One of the highlights of her year would be their yearly girl’s trip which started in 1985. Her favorite trip was to Palm Springs, CA. She also cherished the times everyone would gather around the piano to sing and share laughter.

She was a devoted soccer mom to Jordan and Andy from 4 years old to college. Her favorite place to be was on the sideline cheering on both kids whether they were on the field or Jordan coaching at Plano Senior High School.

Scottie was very creative, artistic, and loved musical theater. Her love for the arts and music led her to be one of the biggest Barbara Streisand fans. She loved live entertainment, TV, movies and she never missed an episode of Gilmore Girls.

She is preceded in death by her parents Edgar Allen Asbury Jr., Idabell Rogers Asbury, and Jessie Sue Rogers (grandmother). She is survived by husband Keith Smith, daughter Jordan Smith, son Andy Smith (Plano, Texas), sister Cindi Asbury Sanchez, brother-in-law Sonny E. A. Sanchez (Edmond, OK), niece Erin Sanchez and nephew Sonny Sanchez (Oklahoma City, OK).
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Birth Date: 1953-04-28
Deceased Date: 2016-05-18
Marilyn PATTON - February 24th, 2018
John was the kind of guy my mother loved.  Even so, we got into a couple scrapes.  Going to the concert at Texas International Speedway was one.  I came home sunburned and was busted by the obvious.  

I talked to him around the time of the last reunion but never saw him.  I will always regret it.


Birth Date: 2023-08-30
Deceased Date: 2023-08-30
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Birth Date: 1953-02-07
Deceased Date: 2007-02-03
Sammie Malcolm Blakely   |   Visit Guest Book BLAKELY, , SAMMIE MALCOLM Sammie Malcolm Blakely, born on February 7, 1953, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2007 at the age of 53. Sam was adopted at an early age by Howard Blakely, who predeceased him in 2000. Sam is survived by his mother, Esta Pansy Blakely of Boerne, Texas, and his father, Billy Joe Faust of Texas City, Texas. Sam is survived by his two wonderful sons, Jared Ellis Blakely of San Antonio, Texas and Jonathan Andrew Blakely, also of San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Sam is survived by four brothers, Blake Howard Blakely of Bandera, Texas, George Faust of Houston, Texas, Jeffrey Faust of Houston, Texas and Robert Faust of Texas City, Texas as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Sam was raised in the Dallas, Texas area and spent most of his youth at Lake Texoma, where he enjoyed roaming the great outdoors. Sam graduated from Dallas Baptist College in 1971 with a Religion and Philosophy Degree and thereafter attended Southwestern Theological Seminary. Sam served 13 years in the military, serving both in an airborne unit and as a Commander of an M-1 tank platoon. Subsequent to his honorable discharge, Sam spent 5 years in church ministry as a Minister of Education and Business Administrator for First Baptist Church in Boerne as well as other churches in the San Antonio area. Shortly after leaving Boerne, Texas, Sam joined USAA and served as a manager and instructor for over 13 years in San Antonio, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. While employed by USAA, Sam touched the lives of many of his co-workers and developed life long friendships. Sam loved serving Jesus, teaching adults, teaching the Bible, table games and spending time with his sons. Additionally, he had the opportunity to take part in an archeological dig in Israel and traveled most of Western Europe. Sam will be dearly missed by his friends and family but we all rejoice that he is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be a celebration of Sams life held on the 14th of April, 2007 at Lake Texoma. For details, please call (830) 796-9151.  
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Birth Date: 1953-04-02
Deceased Date: 2020-10-24
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Birth Date: 1952-12-22
Deceased Date: 2015-02-22

Steve Clark, age 62, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Nacogdoches, Texas, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Dec. 22, 1952, to Jacqueline Kearby and Richard Clark in Oklahoma City, Okla. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas, and joined the United States Army in 1973. After basic training, Steve was designated by the Seventh United States Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy as a distinguished graduate. He was awarded recipient of the Commander in Chief United States Army Europe, Seventh Army Award and winner of the General George S. Patton Award for Excellence. He was named No. 1 in academy. His additional recognitions include National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2D Award, Expert Rifle, Expert Hand Grenade, and he was ultimately discharged with honors in 1978. He received a Bachelor of Science in aviation management in 1978 from The American International University in Pasadena, Calif. His official transcript at Embry-Riddle/Cameron University credits him with 45 hours from 1975 to 1977. The United States Army Academy Flight Operation credits him with 30 hours. In 1996, Steve was inducted in the International Order of Phi Theta Kappa Society. In 1997, Steve received an Associate of Science degree in pre-medical, summa cum laude, along with an associate degree in biology, summa cum laude. Steve successfully completed a post graduate course of study and certificate of completion from Parker School for Professional Success in 1997. In 2000, he satisfied requirements for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic. He was further recognized in 2001 with The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, as authorized and licensed to practice the art and science of chiropractic. He was additionally awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2002. In 2002, Steve owned and operated a Chiropractic Clinic in Garland, Texas. After an introduction to the oil and gas industry in 2005, Steve relocated his family to Nacogdoches, Texas. Steve had a deep love for his family and friends. He was the best cook ever, bar none, and that was matched only by his wit and humor. Steve began piloting airplanes at age 16 and shared his love of the Lord in his church and prison ministries. Steve was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. Steve is preceded in death by his father, Richard Clark. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife, Debora Yvette Holloway, whom he wed on Feb. 15, 1984. He is survived by loving daughters, Christy Clark Reyes and husband, Frankie, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Wendy Leighanne Clark of Keller, Texas, Steffanie Renee Stewart and husband, Neal, of Celina, Texas, and Demi Yvette Nugent and husband, Jake, of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Steven Andrew Clark of Nacogdoches, Texas; mother, Jacqueline Kearby Clark of Oklahoma; and brothers, "Boots" Jack Clark of New York and John Clark of Yukon, Okla. He is also survived by grandchildren, Blake James, Emily Clark, Presly Stewart, Payton Miller, Stacey Clark, Kinley Stewart and baby Nugent; his mother-in-law, brothers and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. "Have I told you lately that I love you?" Laird Funeral Home.
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Birth Date: 1953-07-17
Deceased Date: 2007-05-14
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Birth Date: 1953-04-15
Deceased Date: 2000-06-07
PATRICK W COOMEYApr 15, 1953Jun 07, 2000Last residence: (not specified)
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Birth Date: 1953-08-30
Deceased Date: 2023-03-26
"Well Done Faithful Servant.

You have fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith." This was the welcomed words that Pastor Stephen Cotten heard when he went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2023.
Stephen was a truly great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family, that loves him dearly.
He was an incredibly selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones. His ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love will be forever engrained in all who knew him.
Stephen, the most loving and devoted father and grandfather is survived by his daughter, Marla and husband Dexter; son, Timothy and his wife Jolie; grandchildren Brayden, Ryan, Jackson, Logan, Hudson, Evangeline and Noah; His brother David Michael and his wife, Paula and sister Mary Ruth, alongside his many nieces and nephews; and last but not least, his faithful feline companion, Shadrack.
A celebration of life service will take place at 10 a.m. on April 6 at First United
Methodist Church of Kaufman, 208 S. Houston St., Kaufman. 
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Birth Date: 1952-12-28
Deceased Date: 2010-06-07
Richard Currin II   |   Visit Guest Book CURRINRichard Neil Currin II, age 57 of Castroville and a member of New Fountain United Methodist Church, passed away June 7, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Dec. 28, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents: Attorney Richard Neil & Jean Ann Currin of Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife who stood by his side until his passing, Debbie Currin; brother, Kevin Currin; sister, Melissa Currin-Sorrells & brother-in-law Jesse Sorrells, children, Richard Neil Currin III & Jennifer Renee Currin & step-daughter, Michelle Renee Varney. Richard was a driver for Jose Cuervo and was a driver for Bud-Co. and was there # 1 Driver in 1993 Then went on to D & D Contractors. There will be a celebration of his LIFE held at 102 CR 572 Castroville,Texas 78009 on June 26, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m. Donations will be welcomed. A service will be held at New Fountain United Methodist Church on July 10, 2010 4 miles E. of Hwy 173 on FM 2676 in Hondo,Texas.Hondo Funeral HomeHondo, TXPublished in Express-News on June 26, 2010
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Birth Date: 1952-06-12
Deceased Date: 2019-01-09
Larry's funeral is next Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:00am,  at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, TX.
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Birth Date: 2023-09-08
Deceased Date: 1995-09-08
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Birth Date: 1953-09-24
Deceased Date: 2020-12-30
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Birth Date: 1953-04-13
Deceased Date: 2007-02-28
Surrounded by the love of his family Bryan Edward Dixon, age 53, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Medical Center of Lewisville.He was born April 13, 1953 in Dallas to Olin and Geneva Parkerson Dixon and married Penny Biggs on May 11, 1979 in Lewisville. He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Dixie Dixon-Lee and husband, Shaun of Denton and Rosalee Dixon of Flower Mound; parents, Olin and Geneva Dixon of Dallas; sister, Debbie Zinser and husband, Reverend Joe Zinser of Flower Mound and by numerous extended family members.Bryan worked in construction but farming was always his passion. He had a great love for the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing, which led to many memorable times with his friends and family. Bryan was a blessing to his family and friends and he will be greatly missed.Funeral service will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound. Interment will follow in Chinn’s Chapel Cemetery in Copper Canyon. Reverend Joe Shafer and Reverend Joe Zinser will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Jack R Bragg Jr - September 27th, 2023
Best friend, best hunting buddy, best fishing buddy… see you in heaven brother.


Birth Date: 2023-09-08
Deceased Date: 2023-09-08
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Birth Date: 1953-01-11
Deceased Date: 1997-10-01
REGINA E ROGANTIJan 11, 1953Oct 01, 1997Last residence: 75220 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)Last benefit: 27520 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)
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Birth Date: 1953-06-13
Deceased Date: 2013-09-21
Brian Freis passed Sunday, September 22, 2013, from complications from lung surgery.


Mr. Brian Freis, 60 of Greenville, Texas passed away September 22, 2013. Brian was born in Joliet, Illinois June 13, 1953, to Robert Charles and the late Marie C. Freis. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Gayle Freis of Dallas, son Jason and girlfriend Amanda Geuder, son Chris and wife Kristen; brothers Brad and wife Donna, Gary and wife Nancy, Mark and wife Sharon, Scott and wife Linda; sisters Debbie Schoeberl and husband Gary of Jamesville, Minnesota and Kim Hutchinson and husband Mike of Austin; along with many nieces and nephews, (and his loving dog Peanut.) He will always be loved and truly missed by many friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 4:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30p.m


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Birth Date: 1953-11-07
Deceased Date: 2010-11-07
MICHAEL ALAN FRYARNov 07, 1952Nov 07, 2010Last residence: 75007 (Carrollton, Denton, TX)
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Birth Date: 1953-01-11
Deceased Date: 2003-09-07
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Birth Date: 1953-03-24
Deceased Date: 1980-12-10
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Birth Date: 1952-11-27
Deceased Date: 2005-01-21
01/25/2005Per Will Giddens...I Wasn't Called Till Saturday Morning And Informed Of Cindy's Death Out Of Consideration To My Own Condition. My Family Was Also Afraid I Couldn't Make It There In Time. They Know I'd Have Tried To Break The Sound Barrier Getting There Too. hehe Bear With Me Cause I'd Like To Describe Cindy's Death As It Was Described To Me:(Excuse Some Of The Spelling As I'll Have Tears As I Type) The First Hour Of The Last Hour And A Half Of Cindy's Life Was Pure Hell. She Had A Downright Knock Down Drag Out Fight With An Imaginary Character. Swinging Her Arms, Kicking Her Legs, Trying To Wrestle Her Way Loose And Out Of The Bed. Telling Them, "I'm NOT Ready!", "I Can't Go Now, I'm NOT Going!" My Bro In Law Said He Was "Beside Himself". He Called Paramedics And My Parents When He Had A Moment To Do So. Other Than That He Spent The Hour By Cindy's Side Trying Desperately To Help Her With Pain Meds As She Was Also In A Great Deal Of Pain. He Was Unsuccessful With The Meds Due To The Wrestling Match Cindy Seemed To Be Having. The Paramedics Still Hadn't Arrived When My Parents Arrived For The Last 30+Minutes Of That Hour And The End. Mom Said She Fought To Stay Alive With Everything She Had Left In Her But That At 9p Everything Calmed Down. My BIL Said It Was As If God Or Jesus Had Arrived In The Room. Everything Was Calm. Cindy Was Resting Easy. Then At 9:20, Cindy Raised Her Arms To The Ceiling, Raised Her Torso Up With Her Head Cocked Back Passing What Was Described As A Death Girgle(sp?). With That, Her Soul Passed From Her Body As She Fell Back Into The Bed. My BIL Said That As The Coroner Prepared To Wheel Her Body From The House, He Could Swear He Could See Cindy Smiling...I'm Guessing That Her Struggle With Her Relationship With God Had Been Settled And She Could Finally Be At Peace.  We We're A LOT Alike In That We Never Give Up. That Comes From A God Blessed Rearing That He Gave Our Parents To Pass On To Us Kids. Cindy Would Have Never Given Up On Me. I Never Gave Up On Her. The Fruits Of That Rearing Paid Off Well Too. Cindy's In No Pain And I'm Without Any Doubt That She's By God's Side.Cindy And I Were 10 Months Apart In Age. She Was My Play-Pal As We Grew Up. I Imagine A Lot Of Brothers And Sisters Are Like That. I'll Miss Her For A Long Time And I'll Continue To Love Her Dearly. Will Giddens Sindy Lester Lemons (Cindy Louise Giddens)Nov. 27 '52 - Jan. 21 '05 
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Danny Senkow - September 9th, 2011
I remember Richard Giddings as a very quite student and nice. I think a good friend of his back then was John Puro.
nathan margolis - March 17th, 2011
Another guy that not lots of people knew as he attended St. Monica until transfering to TJ as a sophmore.  We were neighbors.  He was probably the first "hippie" at TJ.  Remember after graduation night, we stayed up into daylight talking about our first girlfriends, and then had breakfast at Denny's (could have been Sambo's) on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane.  Remember we looked at each other and said, "What are we going to do now with our lives."  I went off to college and Richard sadly died within 12 months of graduation from a brain tumor.  He was the first friend that I had that passed away.


Birth Date: 1953-03-10
Deceased Date: 2015-01-17
Services for Thomas Alexander Gilbreath Jr., 61, of Tyler, will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Bascom Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilbreath passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Tyler. He was born March 10, 1953, in Dallas to Thomas Alexander and Betty L. Lawrence Gilbreath Sr.
Tom graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. He was inducted into the High School Football Hall of Fame. He graduated from the University of North Texas, where he belonged to Kappa Sigma Fraternity of North Texas. He was a member of the East Texas Area Claims Association. As an avid outdoorsman, Tom loved to fish and hunt.  
Tom was preceded in death by his god parents, Kathryn "Tat" and Bill Hill.  
He is survived by his loving family including former wife of 33 years, Loraine Gilbreath; daughters, Melissa Barker and husband Jeff, of Whitehouse, Meredith Archie and husband Kenny, of Tyler, and Meghan Beasley and husband Jason, of Whitehouse; grandchildren, Payton, Rylan, Paige, Blake, Logan, Caden and Paxston; his parents, Tom and Betty Gilbreath, of College Station; sister, Cindy Harrington and husband Jim, of Georgetown; and his dog, Stella.  
Pallbearers will be Joey Applewhite, Chuck McCool, Dan Emerson, Greg Williams, James "Bull" Durrum, Alfredo Hermosillo, Dale Acker, Payton Troyer and John Freeman.
Honorary pallbearer will be Tommy Lucas.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
Tom Lucas - September 25th, 2023
This is one of the toughest posts I've had to make to our TJ Website.  Tom and I were roommates for two years in college and have been best friends for over fifty years.  I have so, so, so many fond memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Everytime we either got together or just talked on the phone, one of us would make the comment "Do you remember when..." and all of a sudden we were going down memory lane and laughing about our ventures and time together only the two of us could remember.  I will miss you my best buddy.  It will be so difficult not hearing your voice or your laughter or taking your calls!  I will treasure the way we always ended our conversations by saying to one another "I love yah Buddy."  Well,
I love yah Buddy....  Tom Lucas


Birth Date: 1953-09-24
Deceased Date: 2012-01-22
Nancy Tomberlin 
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Tomberlin, Nancy Glennan Nancy Glennan Tomberlin earned her angel wings and flew home on January 22, 2012. Born September 24, 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi, Nancy moved to Dallas in 1959. She graduated from TJ High School and began her dream of traveling. She graduated from Braniff International Airlines in 1973 and spent her career as a flight attendant. Her passions included friendships throughout the world, animals and their unconditional love, and her two precious grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Tomberlin and her father, Kenneth Glennan. She is survived by her mother, Sally Glennan; her daughter Alison Davidson Slaton, husband Sean, children Douglas and Hudson; sister Elizabeth Glennan, brother Michael Glennan, and extended Braniff family. The memorial service will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 at 12:30pm at Restland's Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Paws Across Texas.


Published in Dallas Morning News from January 25 to January 26, 2012

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Deceased Date: 1970-08-30
Ted Dillard - July 15th, 2011
Joe was a very close grade school friend.  I remember Joe telling one morning at Kerry Jr High, that he had Leukemia and what he had read about the disease.  He lost his battle during high school.  He remained kind hearted throughout those tough times.  He was a good friend, and cared about other people


Birth Date: 1953-05-01
Deceased Date: 2021-03-06
A private memorial service will be held for Dennis Edward Hagar, 67, of Bonham.  Wise Funeral Home is in charge of the cremation arrangements.  Dennis passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Carrolton Regional Medical Center in Carrolton, Texas.  
Dennis was born May 1, 1953 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Paul Angelo Hagar and Mary Edith Cunningham Hagar.  He was a 1971 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas.  Dennis was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.  He married Leslie Ann Ingalls on September 13, 1980 in Dallas.  Dennis was a contractor for Hagar & Associates and enjoyed watching westerns, woodworking and making wine.  He was a member of the Constantine Masonic Lodge #13 and the Knights of Columbus.  Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,  Dean Hagar.
Mitchell "Ted" Dillard - March 24th, 2021
I have known Dennis since Junior High School.

My entire Family adores Dennis.  He was a very good person, a true fiend and always showed how much he cared for Leslie, his Wife, Matthew and Patrick, his Sons, his six Grandchildren, and all of his many Friends.

Dennis will be sorely missed by all of us!

May God Always Bless the Hagar Family.



Birth Date: 1953-08-28
Deceased Date: 2005-09-07
HAGOOD, DAVID WAYNE, Age 52, joined our Lord in Heaven on September 7, 2005. Survived by the love of his life; Judy Riley, parents; Laura and Ralph Hagood, sister; Lee, brother; R.J., and many more family members and friends. Dave, we all will forever remember how much you enjoyed laughing, how much you enjoyed living; and, we most of all thank you for the incredible gift of giving and leaving a piece of your love and yourself instilled in our hearts and lives for eternity. Memorial Service will be held at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church, Saturday at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or The American Heart Association. Dignity Memorial Sparkman Dickey Dallas N. Tollway at Trinity Mills (972) 407-6070
Tom Lucas - March 12th, 2011
In the summer of 1967, David, Rob Till  I snuck out David's parents car & went joy riding around Sparkman Club.  We got caught.  David's dad was so mad, he told David that if he enjoyed driving so much, he could drive the "lawnmower" everyday for 30 days!  After graduation, everytime we saw each other we would laugh about that event.  We were friends since first grade at F.P. Caillet. We will miss David Hagood.  Rest in Peace friend.


Deceased Date: 1970-08-30
Mark Canfield - August 21st, 2013
One of my favorite best friends, Reuel and I were inseparable the last few years of his life.Since Reuel left us back on Friday 21 1970. His memory has been in the forefront of my thoughts.I missed out on an on going relationship with him and his family. After 43 years I just found his little brother Michael In Greely kansas.
Rest well my friend ,someday we will meet again near a warm camp fire and share the good times. My God Bless you and may peace be with you.

Lou Anton - January 23rd, 2012
 Ruel was truly and nice guy. He sat behind me in spanish and we visited every day. He played poker with my husband and lived a street over. I miss Ruel, he was taken to early from this world.
Steve Taylor - July 15th, 2011
As I was getting ready to head for the reunion Ruel came to mind. A goiod friend taken away much too soon.
Tom Gilbreath - June 23rd, 2011


Birth Date: 1953-09-28
Deceased Date: 2019-04-16
Joy Harper Bryant passed away in Austin, Texas on April 16, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Joy was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 28, 1953. She was the daughter of the late Truett Howell Harper and the late Mercedes Garillo Harper.
Joy grew up on air force bases all over the United States and in the Philippines. She attended high school in Tainan, Taiwan, and she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1971. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 1975 and taught elementary school in San Antonio, San Francisco and Rodeo, California, and Dallas.
Joy married David Bryant in 1976, and they lived together in Austin, San Francisco, Dallas, and Denison, Texas. Their 43-year marriage was blessed with three daughters, Cassie, Joanna, and Amy. Joy was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, who will be missed by so many who knew her.
Joy is survived by her husband; her daughters Cassie Hay and husband Rob of Austin, Joanna Garner and husband Matt of Denison, and Amy Winston and husband Mike of San Francisco; by two grandsons, Monroe and Ollie Hay of Austin; and by sister Josefina Isaacs of Garland.
A memorial mass for Joy will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 314 North Rusk Avenue, in Denison, Texas at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, followed by a reception in celebration of Joy's life at Fulbelli's Restaurant, 115 South Travis Street, in Sherman, Texas at 6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Joy Bryant Scholarship through the Grayson College Foundation, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020.
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Birth Date: 2023-09-08
Deceased Date: 2018-03-06
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Birth Date: 1953-05-11
Deceased Date: 2022-10-22
William “Billy” Michael Hasse, age 69, died in his home at the Choctaw Nation in Talihina, Oklahoma on October 22, 2022. He was born on May 11, 1953 in Dallas, Texas.

He grew up in Dallas, but got out of the city as quickly as possible. Throughout his life, he lived many places, but always outside of town. Some notable things about Billy, he worked on the pipeline in Alaska, enjoyed fishing and wildlife, and was a member of the Choctaw nation. He enjoyed participating in Powwows and war dances with fellow tribal members. Billy always had hummingbird feeders at his house, and those little beauties visited often. He had most recently been involved in God’s Country Cowboy Church in Talihina.

Billy is preceded in death by his mother, Ida Lee Freeny Price, his father Warren Hasse and wife Mary Lou Hasse. He is survived by his brother John Freeny and wife Glenda, sisters, Christi Mora and husband David, Kathy Collins and husband Tim, and Kellie Hammonds and husband Chuck, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Gethsemane Cemetery in Caddo, Oklahoma, officiated by Pastor TJ Martin from God’s Country Cowboy Church.

Rudy L. Flores - September 21st, 2023
Billy was my neighbor and knock around buddy. A truly kind and friendly guy. Always smiling and would offer a hand if you were knocked down. He introduced me to Johnny Winters over a set of headphones and a stereo system he had gotten for Christmas. A one of a kind friend.


Deceased Date: 2003-11-28
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Birth Date: 1953-03-18
Deceased Date: 2008-07-07
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Deceased Date: 1972-03-27
MARK MONTGOMERY - June 28th, 2011
Jay Wortham - June 24th, 2011
Tom could have been another George Carlin . Squamos cell carcinoma in the sinus cavity , eye patch , nasty surgery , and all ; he could always make you laugh . His tribulations never sank his sense of humor .


Birth Date: 1951-11-26
Deceased Date: 2020-11-04
James E. Hodges passed away peacefully November 4, 2020 in Irving, TX at the age of 68. He was born November 26, 1951 to mother, Lucille Catherine Poston, and father, Claude Neal Hodges in Dallas, TX. His family will always fondly remember camping trips at Lake Joe Pool every Summer. James loved making holiday traditions with his children. Their fondest holiday memories are decorating the Christmas tree while singing Christmas carols. The traditions James gave to his family will live on in his memory. James is preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Claude Hodges; sister, Kathleen Rogers; and brother, Neal Hodges. Left to cherish his memory are sister, Carla Buhler; daughter, Telissa Renee Davis; son, Jason Howard LeRoy; daughter, Catherine Michelle Parr; son, James Neal Hodges; grandchildren: Breyanna Nichole Parr, Dalton Cole Davis, Sydney Adel LeRoy, Ravynn Dulce Parr, Raegan Grace Davis, and Jake Hanson LeRoy; the mother who blessed James with his children, Martha Kathleen Hodges; as well as numerous other family and friends who will all miss James dearly.
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Birth Date: 1952-04-04
Deceased Date: 1977-10-26
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Birth Date: 1954-01-17
Deceased Date: 2011-12-08
Jeri Elaine Hodges   |   Visit Guest Book Hodges, Jeri Elaine The school children of Texas and educational technology have lost a strong advocate. On Thursday, December 8th, Jeri Elaine Hodges passed away after a long battle with Cancer. She was born January 17, 1954, in El Dorado, Arkansas. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas and Texas Tech University where she graduated with a degree in education. She holds masters degrees from Texas Woman's University and East Texas State University. Jeri began her career with the Dallas Independent School District as a special education early childhood teacher at W.W. Bushman Elementary School in Oak Cliff. Jeri was then promoted to resource teacher and, at that time, realized very early on the potential for the utilization of computers in education. She then embarked on a 15-year career to integrate technology and the teaching capabilities utilizing computers into the entire education process throughout Texas. In the early 1970's Jeri realized the potential for utilizing computers in the education of children. She began to formulate visions and initiatives, which integrated technology as a strong and limitless teaching tool. As she formulated those ideas, she began to rise through the ranks of the Dallas Independent School District to the point where she held the position of Executive Director of Instructional Technology from 1992-2000. As the Education Technology Specialist, she designed a district-wide program for the integration of technology into special education classrooms. The program was recognized as a first recipient of the National School Boards Association "Innovative Uses of Technology in Education" award in 1990. In 1986 she launched the Special Technology Advisory Committee, which was a one-of-a-kind initiative, which brought special educational personnel from various instruction disciplines to receive training in computer basics, utilization of software, and this program became an unprecedented element for teachers in the state of Texas. Her journey in education moved to the Texas Education Agency as the Technology Consultant and Grand Administrator on projects such as the Technology Applications Teacher Network (TATN, 2000-2010), the Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP, 2002-2008) and Vision 2020 (2008-2010). She really loved this work and was a champion for technology grants in rural and disadvantaged districts. As an early visionary of educational technology she took tremendous pride in being present for the rollout of laptop and technology grants. She would travel to the far reaches of Texas to make sure children were given every advantage. She would come home so fulfilled by the expressions of kids entrusted with their first computer. The visionary became witness to the vision. As a lover of the outdoors, Jeri became very involved in the construction of the homestead family ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, on the cliffs overlooking the Brazos River. Her greatest joy was spending time among the wildlife at the family ranch. She took a great interest in wildlife of all types, and was the founding secretary and organizer of the conservation movement that became the quail tech alliance through Texas Tech University. Her guidance and skill in providing the documentation for this program has added greatly to her legacy. Jeri became an accomplished hunter and wing shooter and has become an accomplished pheasant hunter, the highlight of which is the annual to South Dakota with her husband. Jeri loved travel and the arts. She served for many years as a board member of the Equest Therapeutic Riding Program based in Dallas and contributed to it's growth as an organization, promoting therapeutic riding for individuals of all disabilities. The impact of her vision and accomplishments will be manifested in educational programs throughout the state of texas for generations to come. Her pioneering leadership with regard to the emersion of technology into the educational process has enabled school children throughout the state for multiple generations to benefit and have every advantage, whether from urban upbringings or the poorest school district. Hodges spearheaded initiatives to ensure that all children of Texas had opportunity to the finest technology available. As a mother and new grandmother, Jeri was steadfast in her provision of limitless love and caring for her family. To her daughters, she served as guide, counselor and friend. She took great pride in the arrival of her first grandchild in November of 2009. Abigail Elaine Berger became to true light of her life and the recipient of Jeri's unending love and kindness. She was a truly remarkable woman who carried herself with a sort of strength that most can only aspire to possess. Jeri is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles M. Hodges, Dallas, two daughters, Courtney Lee Hodges, Dallas, and Christian Hodges Berger and husband Jonathan Berger, Dallas, and granddaughter Abigail Elaine Berger, Dallas, one sister Sherri Gill, Springvale, Minn., and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Shirley and Gerald Howell, Dallas. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 3:00pm at University Park United Methodist Church located at 4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75225. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeri Hodges Memorial Fund at American Bank of Texas, P.O. Box 1619, Frisco, Texas 75034. If you wish to make a donation, please specify if you would prefer your donation to go to the Jeri Hodges Wildlife Endowment at the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University or the Jeri Hodges Technology in Education Scholarship at Region 10 Education Service Center. 
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Birth Date: 1953-09-08
Deceased Date: 2009-10-14
Paul Hunnicutt Hunnicutt, Paul R. Passed on Oct. 14. Born in Dallas Sept. 8, 1953. Attended UT Arlington & worked for British Airways. He will be missed by his family and friends. Survived by sister, Nancy Morgan and husband Al, nephews Kevin, Kyle, Jeremy & wife Marci Morgan. Preceded in death by parents Gereda & Matthew and sister Bettye Jayne. Graveside service Thursday, 10:30AM Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Ave.  Published in Dallas Morning News on October 20, 2009 
Lou Anton - January 23rd, 2012
 I knew Paul from elemenary school all the way to high school graduation. He always had a ready smile. I truly believe he was one of the nicest people I have known. I visited with him @ our 20th reunion, looking back I am so grateful I spoke with him. Will miss you Paul.
MARK MONTGOMERY - June 28th, 2011


Birth Date: 1951-10-14
Deceased Date: 1976-09-10
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Birth Date: 2023-09-08
Deceased Date: 2021-03-07
Here is Billy Jack Jones’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Billy Jack Jones (Farmers Branch, Texas), who passed away on March 7, 2021, at the age of 68, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Isac Jones and Mary Frances Hughes; his brother Bobby Jones (Pat); his nephew Bobby Jones Jr.; and his niece Lisa Jones.

He is survived by : his wife Teresa Jones; his children, Billy Jones Jr., Brandy McClain (Johnny) and Coby Jones; his grandchildren, Peyton Elrod (Haley), Tyler Elrod, Preston Jones, Morgan Morrow, Jace Talbott and Kaylie Talbott; his great grandchildren, Austin Jones, Wyatt Elrod, Hudson Elrod, Liam Elrod, Tuff Elrod, Joel Victory, Mackenzie Morrow and Kash Talbott; and his sister Betty Ditto (Vaughn). He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

God took Billy home March 7, 2021, after spending almost a month in the hospital battling Covid-related pneumonia and other complications.
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Birth Date: 1952-12-27
Deceased Date: 2014-03-07

BORN: Saturday December 27, 1952
DIED: Friday March 7, 2014


Tuesday March 11, 2014 
10:00 AM
Lake Pointe Church, Room A-114
701 East I-30
Rockwall, TX   75087 


Monday March 10, 2014 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel
2500 State Hwy. 66 East
Rockwall, TX   75087 

Michael Douglas Jones, age 61 of Rowlett, TX, passed away March 7, 2014. He was born December 27, 1952, in Joplin, MO, to Harold W. and Betty (Payne) Jones. Michael was a member of Lake Pointe Church where he was part of the Media Team. He was a devoted family man, known as “Pops” to his granddaughters.  Michael enjoyed spending time with his family, especially to do anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, boating and riding his motorcycle.  He was dearly loved and will be missed.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 36 years: Sherri Jones of Rowlett, TX; daughter: Lindsey Knight and husband Austin, and son: Chris Jones and wife Crystal all of McKinney, TX; brother: Doug Jones and wife Danielle of Fort Wayne, IN; sister: Barbara Keesee of Dallas, TX; granddaughters: Camdyn and Colbie Jones and Harper Knight.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lake Pointe Church Room A-114 with Pastor Bob Parks officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

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Birth Date: 1953-04-05
Deceased Date: 2016-11-04
Kay Loretta Sabonis
APRIL 5, 1953 – NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Kay was born on April 5, 1953, the third of twelve children of Marylyn and Marion Karecki. She died of cancer at home on Friday, November 4, 2016. Kay loved life and created a great sense of fun in everything she did, and she achieved stellar heights in her professional life. Kay was a valued member of Xerox Corporation, serving for 36 years and winning the President’s Club award 15 times. Kay was an accomplished equestrian in show-jumping, trails challenge and dressage. Kay was a member of the Southlake Mounted Patrol, a courtesy patrol that worked to preserve and maintain local trails. All of these activities displayed the high level horsemanship that Kay exhibited. She was also a champion bodybuilder, winning 17 competitions in a row, and was approached to turn professional. Kay was a loyal and generous friend. Although not originally from Texas, she chose to remain in Texas after her family moved away when she was 18. There was nowhere else in the world she’d rather live. Kay, we give thanks for your life and the joy you brought to others. All of us miss your free spirit, sassy sense of humor and beautiful smile. You made a special place in the lives of many and your passing will be deeply felt. Kay was preceded in death by her parents Marylyn and Marion, and her sister Jean. Kay is survived by siblings Janet, Amy, Richard, Sue, Ellen, Paul, Mary, Stephen, Beth and David. She will be sorely missed by nieces and nephews Amber, Chad, Abby, Harry, Riley, Spencer, Ruby, Ingrid and Sean, and her beloved horse Sarah. A memorial service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at: Bluebonnet Funeral Home and Memorial Park5725 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville TX 76034 Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends. Farewell to a beautiful sister, aunt, colleague, companion and dear friend
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Birth Date: 1953-04-16
Deceased Date: 2010-09-02
Kinlaw, Joe D. On September 2, 2010, Joe D Kinlaw lost his battle with a devastating, degenerative, terminal, neurological disease. Joe is survived by his beautiful wife Angie, who he was married to for 26 glamorous years, and three wonderful sons; Joe D Kinlaw II, a law student in CA, William Jake Kinlaw, a college student in CO and Jax Deerman Kinlaw, a high school student in Colorado Springs. A brilliant man, possessing an abundance of charm and sophistication. Joe will be remembered fondly to all those who knew him and his memory will be held with honor in our hearts. A private memorial service is to be held this week. Attendance by invitation only. 


Published in Dallas Morning News on September 8, 2010
Rusty George - November 3rd, 2020
I knew Joe as far back as grade school.  Joe was always better than me at everthing except singing ( he was terrible, but you did'nt dare tell him ) His cars were faster, his girlfriends were prettier and he was just downright "cooler".  I never appreciated Joe until we shared an apartment together at Tech.  We became best of friends and enjoyed water skiing, snow skiing, traveling and even a "gorumet club" with my wife Sherry, his then girlfriend Diane Londenberg and other TJ alumni.  Joe became very successful in business.  I was brokenhearted when I heard of his passing.  Yep, Joe was the "Fonz" of TJ but inside that seemingly threatening exterior he was as gentle a soul as Mr. Rogers. 
Will Giddens - May 1st, 2013
Joe Might Have Chosen A Different Path Than Some Of Us, But I Have A Good Memory Of Joe That May Not Be Known By Many. A Different Side Of Joe That Wasn't Seen By Hardly Anyone. At Cary, We Had Just Left School For The Day. I Was Run'n Up A Sidewalk When I Tripped Anf Fell. My Leg Was Badly Injured And Later Required Stiches. I Wasn't Sure It Wasn't Broken. Joe Was Near By And Ran Over To See If I Was OK. See'n That I Wasn't He Actually Swooped Me Up Into His Arms And Carried Me Back Into School To The Nurse. He Asked If I'd Be OK And I Said Yes. I've Never Forgotten Joe For That. He Had A Compasionate Heart.

MARK MONTGOMERY - June 28th, 2011
Philip Thompson - May 28th, 2011
Looking back on our high school years from the perspective that 40 years affords, one thing that amazes me is the degree to which we fractured ourselves into various little carefully-defined and tightly-controlled social groups.  There were "social climbers," "jocks," "hoodlums," etc. -- even a few social outcasts who no one liked or included among their circle of friends.  I certainly don't mean this as any sort of accusation, criticism, or indictment of the TJ Class of 1971; I did the very same thing myself.  However, in retrospect, I'm not sure that organizing/limiting ourselves in that way served us very well.  You all know that Joe Kinlaw was considered by most to be a "hoodlum."  Just speaking for myself, Joe was always so kind and polite to me; I -- just speaking personally -- never saw anything negative or violent or his personality.  (I think Joe liked me because he sensed that, like him, I was rebelling against something, even if neither of us really knew excatly what it was that we were rebelling against.)  Looking back, I wonder now why many people (perhaps including me) had such a negative perception of Joe; he was actually a very good guy.  Let us not forget him, okay?  Philip 


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Birth Date: 1952-10-31
Deceased Date: 1981-07-01
 CHARLES KUERSOct 31, 1952Jul 01, 1981Last residence: (not specified)
Debbie (Phillips) Bard - July 13th, 2011
Charley was my friend for thirteen years and my brother in law for eight years.  He appeared rough and tough but was actually a kind, warm,and compassionate person. He went out early the morning he died to help some friends with a broken down car, came home & had a drink with his roommate, took some pain medication for his arthritis, and never woke up.  Two days after his funeral,July 13,1981, I was kidnapped at gunpoint from my car-terrible things happened. I believe my angel, Charley,was watching over me that night-he was always there for his friends. We love you and miss you so much.
Philip Thompson - May 28th, 2011
Charlie Kuers was a very good buddy of mine when we were both at Cary Jr. High.  I really admired him, and even looked up to him.  The reason was that, although Charlie was as gentle and sweet as a lamb (really), he somehow ran afoul of some Cary Jr. High hoodlums, several of whom engaged him in fist-fights -- God knows why.  Charlie never backed down or ran away from such confrontations (which were not of his own choosing), and in fact he beat the hell out of a couple of bad guys who had come after him -- it was all the talk around Cary Jr. High for awhile.  Here's the "kicker," where things get complicated...  those selfsame qualities, that very noble virtue and quality in his character, apparently led to his death in July, 1981 -- 30 years ago.  He just couldn't back down from a fight in which he was the innocent and aggrieved party.  I don't know, but perhaps there's a lesson there for all of us, in how we should carefully choose our fights.  Let us not forget Charlie Kuers, just because he was taken from us more than half of our lifetimes ago...


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