Obituaries

Velma Maxine Fox Smith

August 30, 2019

Velma Maxine Fox Smith, 93, peacefully entered eternal rest after a lengthy illness on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in The Woodlands. Velma was born April 24, 1926 in Goldthwaite to William C. and Nettie Leifeste Fox.  She graduated from Goldthwaite

Z. T. Armstrong

August 27, 2019

On Sunday night, August 18, 2019, Z T Armstrong, loving husband, father and grandfather, went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 81. Z T was born in Fruitland, TX on June 6, 1938, to Theodore and Fannie Armstrong. Z T went to school in M

Verne Joseph Labelle

August 26, 2019

Verne “Bud” Joseph Labelle, 77, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Verne was born on February 25, 1942 in Stambaugh, Michigan, to Verne and Mary LaBelle. Following high school Verne enlisted in the United States Air Force being honorably d

Vickie Elaine Rigby

August 25, 2019

Vickie Elaine Rigby finished her final race on July 31, 2019. Vickie was born in Eureka, CA to Harry and Deanie Rigby, a blond haired, blue-eyed firecracker that even at an early age sought adventure. She attended West High School in Bakersfield,

Wallace George Bir Jr.

August 15, 2019

Wallace George Bir Jr, a long-time resident of Creve Coeur, MO, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Wallace was born in Louisville, KY, in 1951, to Wallace Bir, Sr. and Mary Jo DeFuria Bir. After his father’s death in 2006, he and his moth

Buddy Joe Webster

August 15, 2019

Buddy Joe Webster, 90, passed away on August 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lucille Webster.  

Richard William (Red) Nieswiadomy

August 14, 2019

Richard William "Red" Nieswiadomy passed in peace on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the age of 87. The family would like to thank everyone at the Community Hospice of Texas for their compassion and care of our father. He was preceded in death by

Craig Dean Lowell

August 11, 2019

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Craig Dean Lowell, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 75. Craig was born on November 26, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up in Rochester, New York, Craig developed a passion fo

Ann Talcott Hill

August 10, 2019

Ann T. Hill, 76, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Ann was born February 24, 1943, to Theodore and Hilda Anderson. In 1961 she was a member of the last graduating class of Our Lady of Victory Academy in the historic building on Hemphill Stree

Reginald Conrad Phillips

August 8, 2019

Reginald Conrad “Reggie” Phillips, 75, died on August 8, 2019. Reggie was the firstborn of Phil and Betty Phillips.  He was born and raised in Fort Worth, graduating from Poly High School  He worked for a short time at General Dynamics, then

Jacqueline Howell Mehaffy

August 6, 2019

Jacqueline H. Mehaffy died in her home with her loving caregiver, Jada Burkett by her side on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Jacqueline, or Jackie as she was fondly known by all who loved her, was born at home on March 12, 1925, in Fort Worth, Texas,

Nancie Marie Baldwin Day

August 5, 2019

Nancie Baldwin Day, 82, of Grandview, passed away Monday, August 5,2 019 at her home in Fort Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sheridan Day. She is survived by her children, Lisa Day Wylie and husband, Michael, Walter Day,

John Michael Geesbreght

August 4, 2019

John Michael Geesbreght departed this life and stepped into glory on Sunday, August 4, 2019. John Michael Geesbreght was born on April 29, 1944 and raised in an Italian neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.  He was the only child of Josephin

Leta Maye Oudkirk Carpenter

August 4, 2019

Leta Maye Oudkirk Carpenter, 94, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was born May 5, 1925, the daughter of Allie Pearson Oudkirk and Charles Henry Oudkirk. She lived in Fort Worth, Texas until 1974 when she and her husband Bud moved to Arling

Drue Neelley Ware, M.D.

August 3, 2019

Drue Neelley Ware died on Saturday, August 3, 2019 doing what he most loved to do: fishing with a friend. Born on November 21, 1956 in Fort Worth to Mary Helen Neelley and Drue O. D. Ware, a family physician, Neel attended Fort Worth Country Day S

Katherine Williford Kilpatrick Wallach

August 2, 2019

Katherine Williford Kilpatrick Wallach, 98, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. Mrs. Wallach was born March 28, 1921 in Brinkley, Arkansas, to Lee and Annie Williford.  She moved to Fort Worth at the age of nine and attended Polytechnic High S

Thomas Robert Bates

July 26, 2019

Thomas R. Bates, “Papa,” 93, of Fort Worth passed away July 26, 2019. Thomas was born on January 1, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He married Lillian Burman Innes on October 18th, 1944. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, and son, Brian W

Luther B. Clegg

July 25, 2019

Luther Bryan Clegg, 86, retired professor Emeritus at Texas Christian University, died July 25 at home. Luther was born on a cotton farm in Fisher County on April 11, 1933. He graduated from Hobbs High School before attending Southern Nazarene Uni

Janet Lee Brooke Cappuccio

July 24, 2019

Janet Lee Cappuccio died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 following a short battle with cancer after being diagnosed July 1, 2019. Janet Cappuccio was born Janet Lee Brooke, along with twin brother, John Phillips Brooke, on Nove

Thomas Earl Hill Jr.

July 15, 2019

Thomas Earl Hill Jr., 86, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 after a brief illness. Tom was born March 15, 1933 in Burleson, TX to Earl and Ann Hill. He was a star pitcher for TCU and graduated in 1955. He was commissioned in the US Air Force in 19

Johnnie Rhodes Keith

July 13, 2019

Johnnie Rhodes Keith was born to John Wylie Rhodes and Larissa Carmichael Rhodes in Fort Worth, Texas on June 15, 1923, the youngest of three daughters. She attended Fort Worth public schools, and upon graduation from North Side High School, attended

Ann Marie Solomon LaBelle

July 12, 2019

Ann Marie LaBelle, 84, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas. Born December 27, 1934 in, Kalamazoo, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Lola Solomon. She is survived by

Francis McCarthy

July 12, 2019

Francis "Fran" McCarthy passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2019. A man of God and noteworthy entrepreneur, Fran McCarthy was born Feb. 18, 1954, in Springfield, Mass., and was the eldest of seven sons of Patricia and Philip McCarthy. His f

Bernard James (Tut) Bartzen Sr.

July 10, 2019

Bernard James "Tut" Bartzen, 91, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 19 years to the day after his beloved wife, Sara Jane Ledbetter. Tut was born in Austin, Texas.  At the age of 5, Tut’s family moved to San Angelo, Texas.  It wa

Frank Louis Fazzio

July 8, 2019

Frank Louis Fazzio passed away in his sleep, July 8, 2019. Frank was born October 9, 1925, in Haverhill, MA. He served two tours of duty in the Marines, 1943-44 in World War II, and 1950 in the Korean War. Between the two tours of duty, he met and