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Obituaries 2016
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Juan “Johnny” Manuel Urias
Juan “Johnny” Manuel Urias
Juan “Johnny” Manuel Urias, age 57, passed on Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home in Kermit, TX. He was born in Kermit, TX on November 25, 1958 to Ramon and Felix (Orona) Urias.

Juan was known to most as “Johnny”. At a very young age he fell in love with music. He played the accordion and the bajosexto. Playing music with his family brought him great joy. He enjoyed karate and Elvis. He was known for being very clumsy and playful. He will always be remembered for being a loving father.

He is survived by his wife Gloria Urias of Kermit, TX; his son: Jozabad Urias of Kermit, TX; two daughters: Hailey Urias of Kermit, TX and Priscila Urias of San Angelo, TX; his mother: Felix Urias of Kermit, TX; two sisters: Rosie Ramirez and husband Camilo of Wink, TX and Mary Gutierrez of Kermit, TX; five grandchildren: Kaleb, Andrew, Keeva, Madelyn and Alek.

He was preceded in death by his Father: Ramon Urias and two brothers: Joe Urias and Ray Urias.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Family Service Funeral Chapel in Kermit. Private burial will follow at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Margret F. Valeriano
Margret F. Valeriano
Margret F. Valeriano age 48, of Jal, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Lubbock, TX. She was born October 21, 1967 in Fisher County, TX to Jose R. and Genevive (Fuentez) Florez. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jal.

Margret loved to sew, watch TV, and play with her grandchildren. She enjoyed going on trips with her sisters. Margret was a selfless woman, a caregiver, and always had a smile on her face. She loved caring for others and was known to be a mother to all of her friends and her children's friends in Jal. Many of those who called her "Mom" also remember leaving their mark on her special board of correction. She was very proud of her sons and their accomplishments in life. Margret did not know a stranger she would open her home to anyone. She showed no fear in life and left her family saying, “We are Strong”.

She is survived by her husband: Trinidad Sauceda Valeriano of Jal, NM; father: Jose R. Florez of Kermit, TX; grandmother: Belia Rodriguez Florez of Kermit, TX; three sons: Michael Zachary Valeriano and wife Ally of Charlotte, NC, Adrian Rene Valeriano and wife Cynthia of Colorado Springs, CO, Levi Alberto Valeriano of Jal, NM; three brothers: Joe Florez and wife Lupe of Jal, NM, Albert Florez of Wink, TX, and Juan Jose Florez and wife Gina of Jal, NM; six sisters: Mary F. Valeriano and husband Jose of Jal, NM, Connie Romero and husband Martin of Jal, NM, Eva F. Martinez and husband Pablo of Jal, NM, Stephanie Bahena and husband Jesus of Jal, NM, Isbel Torres and husband Abraham of Lubbock, TX, and Marisela Florez and husband Allan of Lubbock, TX; seven grandchildren: Aliya, JoAnnie, Aalyiah, Andreya, Julian, Nadia, and Michael Zachary Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Genevive Florez; and her paternal grandfather: Faustino Flores.

A Rosary will be held starting at 7:00 pm, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, MST, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Jal, NM with Pastor Jodie O’Briant officiating.

Pallbearers will include: Michael Zachary Valeriano, Adrian Rene Valeriano, Levi Alberto Valeriano, Albert Florez, Joe Florez, Jose Florez Jr., and Juan Florez. Honorary pallbearers will include: Enriquez Bahena, Trey Moya, Anthony Bahena, Luis Navarrette, and Ruben Arredondo.

Interment will follow at Jal Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Juan L Garcia
Juan Luies Garcia
We dwell not on his absence in our lives, but of his presence in our hearts. Juan Luies Garcia, age 62, of Kermit, was called home Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Odessa, TX. He was born August 24, 1953 in Gonzalez, TX to Feliciano R. and Siria (Pena) Garcia. Juan married Olivia S. Garcia on January 29, 1972, and they celebrated 44 years together. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Juan was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 25 years. He enjoyed working on cars and was a very good cook. People knew him for his fajitas and menudo. Juan was a very giving and loving man. He was an extremely hard working, very outspoken, and very compassionate with everything he did in life. Juan had two priorities that he centered his life around, the first was God and the second was his family.

He is survived by his wife: Olivia Garcia of Kermit, TX; three sons: Daniel J. Garcia and wife Brandy of Midland, TX, Albert J. Garcia and wife Esmeralda of McKinney, TX, and Mario S. Garcia and wife Alexa A. of San Antonio, TX; one daughter: Siria M. Dutchover and husband Anthony of Midland, TX; six brothers: Jose M. Garcia and wife Janie of Amarillo, TX, Antonio Garcia and wife Diama of Sequin, TX, Manuel Garcia and wife Margie of Brownfield, TX, and Erasmo Garcia, Ernest Garcia and Ray Garcia, all of Lubbock, TX; five sisters: Lenora Deanda and husband Joe of Amarillo, TX, Bule Rea and husband Antonio of Shafter, CA, Janie Bustos and husband Juan of Grand Prairie, TX, Emma Young and husband Lynn of Lubbock, TX, and Ana Sanders of Lubbock, TX; twelve grandchildren: Sara, Joey, Emery, Macey, Abney, Mateo, Sydney, Keoni, Isabella, Lilliana, Natalia, and Francesca; and six great-grandchildren: Aaliyah, Michael, David, Xia, Carlos Jr., and Illiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Feliciano R. and Siria Garcia; brother: Feliciano Jr. Garcia; and sister: Julia Garcia.

A Rosary will be held starting at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by the Knights of Columbus. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, TX, with Father Mark Salas officiating. Pallbearers will include: Daniel Garcia, Albert Garcia, Mario Garcia, Alonzo Urquidi, Amador Figueroa, and Alejandro Zepeda. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Julian Sanchez, Lorenzo Figueroa, Anthony Dutchover, Joey Hernandez, Edward Sepeda and Robert Rosales. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Bonnie Burton
Bonnie Lou Burton
Bonnie Lou Burton, age 60, of Wink, passed from this life on Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was born to Earl and Bernice (Schmidt) Burton, in Chicago, IL on October 30, 1955.

Bonnie was a woman of few hobbies. She enjoyed watching her shows on TV, her favorites included HGTV and QVC. She had a very compassionate heart and was always rescuing stray dogs from around town. She enjoyed cooking and supporting her nephews and the Wink Wildcats. Bonnie loved to help others. She was a registered nurse and helped run Rural Home Health in Kermit.

She is survived by her sister: Betty King of Wink, TX; nephews: Mark Winemiller and wife Amy, Michael Winemiller and Nathaniel Salazar; nieces: Debbie Winemiller, Kathleen Austin, Kristene Augusta, Bay Leah Burton, and Barbara Burton.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Earl and Bernice Burton; sister: Barbara Winemiller; and brothers: Danny Burton and Dickie Burton.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Mary Partin
Mary "Bernadene" Partin
Mary Bernadene Partin, age 87, passed from this life on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Mitchell Co. Nursing Home in Colorado City, TX. She was born in Munday, TX. on September 15, 1928 to Bernard and Mary (Rogers) Stodghill.

Mary (or as everyone called her Bernadene) was a 50+ year member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was also a school teacher in Kermit for 33 years. Bernadene loved to camp, fish, shop, and play bridge. She was a very active member of the Community Church, where she was a teacher and played piano. Bernadene loved her grandchildren and was known as “Mimi & Nana” by all her friends and family.

She is survived by her son: Patrick Partin and wife Dana of Colorado City, TX; daughter: Amy Peck and husband Jeff of Divide, CO; and three grandchildren: Keri Partin, Samuel Peck, and Alex Peck.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Maurice Partin; parents: Bernard and Mary Stodghill; and brother: Charles Stodghill.

Memorial Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Community Church in Kermit, with Reverend Royce D. Clay officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Tommy Smith, Patrick Partin, Jeff Peck, Linda Smith, Charles Stodghill, and Charlie Stodghill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mary’s name can be sent to the Mitchell Co. Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Attn. Activities Director, 1941 Chestnut St. Colorado City, TX. 79512.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Mattie Tucker
Mattie Tucker
Mattie Tucker, age 79, passed away on Monday, August, 2016 in Jal, NM. She was born in Lakeland, GA on October 05, 1936, to James J. and Jewel (Fountain) Kirby. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jal located in Jal, NM. Mattie married James "Jim" Tucker on October 31, 1970 and the celebrated 45 years together.

Mattie loved the outdoors. She kept a nice yard and enjoyed fishing, caring for animals, growing flowers and collecting rocks. She was a very likable person. She was a nurse for over 30 years. She had a tender heart and always showed compassion when caring for patients. She was quiet and easy going. Mattie loved her grandkids and was a fantastic cook, homemaker and wife.

She is survived by her husband James "Jim" Tucker of Jal, NM; two sons: Charles Richard Harmon and wife Sherry of Oklahoma City, OK and James Lamarr Tucker Jr. and fiancÚ Brandi Martinez of Jal, NM; one daughter: Michelle Lee Constancio and husband Larry of Hobbs, NM; two sisters: Juanita Ryan and Lillie Davis both of Jessup, GA; seven grandchildren: Ricky, Natasha, Ashley, Avina, Asia, Steven and Michael; several great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was one sister: Mary Frances Wompener and her parents: James and Jewel Kirby.

Graveside memorial services will be 10:00 am MST, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Jal Cemetery officiated by Jodie O'Briant

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mattie's honor may be made to Relay for Life, 2304 West Wadley, Midland TX 79705.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Alfred O Shiplet
Alfred O. Shiplet
Alfred O. Shiplet (Al), 97, passed away peacefully in the Graham County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Robbinsville, NC on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

Al is survived by his wife of 23 years, Bernadine Fields Shiplet of Robbinsville, NC; his son: Matt Shiplet (Michelle) of Robbinsville, NC; his daughter: Debra Milburn (Jeff) of College Station, TX; three step-daughters: Valerie Fields, Terry Elmore (James), and Shelley Sachs (Gary); eight grandchildren: Heather Elias (Will), Tamara Bell (Ryan), Laura Cherney (Tom), Misty Shope, Kimberly Tipton (Jerry), Matthew Milburn, Terra Fouts (Josh), and Michelle Muenich (Stephen); fifteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 43 years: Hope McCoy Shiplet; his son: Ross Shiplet; his parents: Lee Ander Shiplet and Margaret Evalyn McGlothlin Shiplet; and 6 brothers and sisters.

Al was born in San Jon, NM in 1918 as the youngest of 7 children to Margaret Evalyn McGlothlin and Lee Ander Shiplet. He was known for his athleticism and played basketball at Eastern New Mexico State University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps.

Serving in the military throughout WWII, he was stationed in Guam, working as the crew chief of a B29 bomber. He achieved the rank of Staff Sgt.

After WWII was over, Al worked as a dispatcher for El Paso Natural Gas Company first in Jal, NM and then in El Paso, TX. He accrued over 30 years of service there, being well known for his affable personality, wise judgment, and solid integrity.

Though Al was a talented golfer, a coach for several years for his church's men's softball team, loved playing volleyball and basketball, and could out-shoot just about anyone on the yearly family quail hunts, Al's greatest love was winning people for the Lord. He accepted Christ as his Savior as an adult. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jal, NM and served God from that time on by teaching the Bible, visiting people in their homes, dedicating himself to the Gideon's Bible distribution, assisting his wife, Bernadine, during evangelistic chalk talks, and serving as a deacon church leader until age made those ministries impossible for him to continue to do. He truly never retired from serving God, and was a marvelous example of a servant of the Lord for his family and those around him. Even while in the nursing home, he touched many who served him with his twinkling eyes and kisses on the hand. He will not soon be forgotten.

Visitation with the family will be at the Townson-Smith Funeral Home in Robbinsville, NC, Friday, August 19, 2016 for 5-7 pm with funeral to follow. Visitation with the family will be at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, TX, Sunday, August 21 from 5-8 pm CDT with a graveside services held at the Jal Cemetery on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 am MST in Jal, NM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's International.
Frances R Clark
Frances Ray Clark
Frances Ray Clark, age 87, of Kermit, passed from this life on Thursday, August 18, 2016. She was born in Rising Star, TX on May 29, 1929, to Roy and Ruby (Folk) Rutledge. Frances married H.D. Clark on November 1, 1946 in Baird, TX and they celebrated 45 years together before his death in 1992.

Frances loved to sew and crochet. She enjoyed ceramics and spending time with her family. Frances loved her animals like family. She was a loving grandmother and known to her grandchildren as “Ginny”. Among her siblings, she was called “Sister”.

She is survived by two sons: Gary Clark and wife Judy of Odessa, TX; and Bobby Clark and wife Patti of Wink, TX; two sisters: Oma Button of Missouri; and Joy Dillard of Cross Plains, TX; three grandchildren: Joni, Chad and wife Jennifer, and Chris; and three great-grandchildren: Hannah, Cristian, and Alexa.

She was preceded in death by her husband: H.D. Clark; daughter: Ruby Lois Clark; parents: Roy and Ruby (Folk) Rutledge; five brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Kermit Cemetery with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances's name can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Guadalupe Dominguez Lujan
Guadalupe Dominguez Lujan
Guadalupe Dominguez Lujan age 96, of Kermit, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. She was born December 12, 1919 in La Coyota, TX. to Patricio and Erlinda Dominguez. Guadalupe married Alberto Lujan on December 24, 1940 and they spent 47 years together before being separated by his death in 1987.

Guadalupe was known as “Ama” to all of her friends and family. She was a member of La Hermosa Pentecostal Church. She never had an empty house. Ama always had food on the table and if you came to her house as soon as you walked through her door she would say "ya comites"? She always enjoyed having a lot of company. Rosa Velez was Ama's caregiver for thirteen years. Ama was a mother to everyone, taking care of not only her children; but also raising her grandson: Lino Lujan and her niece: Sylvia Lujan Galindo, as her own. She loved to sew, cook, and read her Bible; but her family would say spending time with her grandchildren was her most passionate hobby.

She is survived by her son: Florentino "Tino" Lujan and wife Vickie of Kermit, TX; daughter: Delia Aranda and husband Rogelio of Kermit, TX; grandson: Lino Lujan of Kermit, TX; niece: Sylvia Lujan Galindo of Kermit, TX; fourteen grandchildren; thirty nine great-grandchildren; and twenty great- great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Alberto Lujan; two sons: Aniseto Lujan and Chonito Lujan; parents: Patricio and Erlinda Dominguez; four brothers and five sisters.

A Rosary will be held starting at 7:00 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, Kermit, TX. with Noami Donato, Ruben Sanchez, and Evangelina Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Adrian Aranda, Derek Marrufo, Marco Aranda, Joshua Lujan, Isaiah Lujan, and Nathaniel Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will include: Daniel Marrufo, Jacob Valerncia, Lino Lujan Jr., Artmio Galindo, and Caden Jay.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Jacqueline Thames
Jacqueline Marie Thames

Jacqueline Marie (Smith) Thames, age 83, passed from this life on Friday, September 9, 2016 in Odessa, TX. She was born in Buffalo, KS on February 20, 1933 to Guy and Fern (Sissom) Smith. Jacqueline married Rayford (Rex) Thames on December 30, 1961 in Midland, TX., and they celebrated 33 years together until separated by his death in 1995.   

Jacqueline was a member of the First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working in the church and singing in the choir. Jacqueline was a devoted wife and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved photography, playing cards and board games with her friends. Jacqueline loved to watch game shown and Fox New on TV and was the favorite aunt to her nieces.      

She is survived by her son: Tim Thames of Jal, NM; brother: Jack Smith and wife Marilyn of Topeka, KS; brother in-law: Bob Scarth of Amarillo, TX; two sister in-laws: Corky Smith of St. Marys, KS.; and Betty Smith of Kansas City, MO; and two grandchildren: Casey Thames and fiancÚ Jaycie Hefner; and Kyle Thames.  

She was preceded in death by her husband: Rayford (Rex) Thames; her son: Warner Rex Thames; daughter-in-law: Kelly Jo (Dodds) Thames; parents: Guy and Fern Smith; two brothers: Jim and Dick Smith; and one sister: Joan Scarth.   

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm MST., Friday, September 16, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Jal., NM. with Brother Jody O’Briant and Brother Tom Edwards officiating. A private burial was held at the Jal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Jacqueline name may be sent to Mission:Dignity Assisting Retired Minister and Spouses, 2401 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, TX. 75201. www.MissionDignitySBC.org, or the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl. New York, NY 10001 http://www.alzfdn.org/

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Bonita Meinzer
Bonita Meinzer

Bonita Meinzer, born Bonita Wills on April 10, 1926, passed away September 13, 2016 after a long struggle with cancer. Bonita married Carlton Murl Meinzer, May 17, 1947 and they had one son. Bonita was a longtime resident of Kermit, TX and a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church. Bonita worked as a nurse for Dr. Joe D. Heath for many years. 

She is survived by one son: Curtis M. Meinzer and wife Mary of Leander, TX;  one brother: Bob Wills of San Angelo, TX, one sister: Joyce Tredemeyer of Leander, TX; sister-in-law: Reta Wills of Hico, TX; grandchildren: Ryan and wife Jessica,  Natalie, Chet, Nathan and Will; five great-grandchildren: Illianna, Anara, Lainey, Lincoln, and Lilin; She is also survived by those loved as children: Kenny Hix and wife Elsa, Marietta Hix and Becky Hix, the brothers and sisters Curtis never had, and numerous speciel nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husband: Carlton Murl Meinzer, father: Jimmie Wills, two mothers: Lois who passed in 1932 and Lorena, who was a loving mother and one brother: Gauvayne Wills. 

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Parlor with Brother Jess Little officiating. Burial will follow at the Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Bonita's name may be sent to Grace Temple Baptist Church, 220 South Olive Street, Kermit, Texas 79745. 

Manuel Hernandez II
Manuel E. Hernandez II

Manuel E. Hernandez II, age 85, of Kermit, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Lubbock, TX. He was born October 10, 1930 in Fredericksburg, TX to Manuel  Hernandez I and Leandra (Esparza) Hernandez. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Manuel loved being outdoors riding four wheelers, camping, fishing and traveling. He was a handy man, who could fix and build anything. Everyone called him “Dad” even friends. He was a great storyteller, who enjoyed talking about the “good old days”. He had a special love in his heart for his grandchildren and spent many hours with them.

He is survived by one son: Manuel N. Hernandez III and wife: Maria of Lubbock, TX; one daughter: Pat Hernandez and Husband Hugo of Kermit, TX; one brother: Juan Hernandez and wife Gloria of Plainview, TX; one sister: Connie Deanda and husband Guadalupe of Brady, TX; six grandchildren: Brandie, Brandon, Benjamin, Angela, Manuel IV and Matthew and eighteen great-grandchildren: Omeaga, Gabrielle, Lee Andra, Madison, Meadow, Neaveh, Nathaniel, Daniel, Natalie, Nicholas, Hugo, Serenity, Sebastian, X’Aiden, Alyssa, Urijah, Maylin and Caleb; two great-great-grandchildren: Messiah and Mia.

He is preceded in death by his one daughter: Mayola Hernandez; two sisters: Brigeda Velez and Virginia Hernandez; one brother: Bernardo Hernandez and his parents.

A Rosary will be held starting at 7:00 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, TX, with Father  Mark Salas officiating. Pallbearers will include: Manuel Hernandez III, Hugo Hernandez, Brandon Coronado, Benjamin Coronado, Manuel Hernandez IV and Matthew Hernandez. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Daniel Juarez, Nathaniel Santos, Nicholas Coronado, Hugo Coronado, Sebastian Juarez, X’Aiden Coronado, Urijah Lopez, Caleb Hernandez, and Messiah Armendariz.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Carman
Rita Diane Carman

Rita Diane Carman, age 71, of Wink, passed from this life on Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. on June 12, 1945, to Ezra and Hazel (Pence) McCallister. On May 23, 1964 she married the love of her life, Dale Carman, and they spent 52 glorious years together.

Rita was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wink. She was known by all her friends and family as “Diane”. She was a babysitter extraordinaire for many of the children around town. Her hobbies included cooking and traveling. She also loved attending any event her grandchildren participated in. Diane was an avid Wink Wildcat supporter. Diane had a deep love for God. She taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school for more than 20 years. She was a precious angel around the church and the town.

She is survived by her husband Dale Carman of Wink, TX; two sons: Cary Dale Carman of San Angelo, TX., and Scotty Carman and wife Samantha of Wink, TX; one brother: Dean McCallister and wife Barbara of Grandbury, TX; two sisters: Carolyn Herricks and husband Bradley of Midland, TX., and Tammie Lujan of Wink, TX; two grandchildren: Bryce Carman and Brooke Carman.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ezra and Hazel McCallister.

Funeral Services will be 10 am Friday, October 14, 2016 at The First Baptist Church in Wink, TX officiated by Brother Leslie “Woody” Woodard. Pallbearers will include: Raymond Dodd; Shane Youngblood; Eddie Bogges, Terry Warren, Jerry Graves and Larry Antley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Diane’s name can be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Wink, TX P.O. Box 667, Wink, TX. 79789.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit. 

JOhnny Montoya Jr
Johnny Urias Montoya Jr.

Johnny Urias Montoya Jr., age 69, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at his home in Jal, NM.  He was born in Pecos, TX on  June 24, 1947, to Juan and Josefa (Urias) Montoya.   

Johnny was a very hardworking man. He had a passion for riding motorcycles. He loved living out in the country where he could do some ranching and he enjoyed racing cars. Johnny had a great sense of humor and loved to tell stories. He was a talented musician and singer. 

He is survived by his daughters: Josie Cano of Denver, CO, and Socorro Gardea of Odessa, TX; brothers:  Santos Montoya and wife Rita Molano of Snyder, TX, and Ruben Olvera and wife Esmerelda of Snyder, TX, sisters: Teresa Baeza and husband Ynes of Jal, NM; Gloria Avila and husband Victor of Tooele, UT and Maria Elpidia Garcia of Caldwell, ID; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.                 

Preceding him in death were his parents: Juan and Josefa Montoya; and brother: Samuel Montoya. 

A Private Memorial will be held by the family at a later date. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor