Michael Earl Welch
May 9, 1967- May 5, 2013
Michael Earl Welch was born on May 9, 1967 in Dallas, TX to Robert Earl and Shirley Faye Welch. He went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2013. Michael was full of character, love, and compassion for others. A true man of honor. He loved his Lord and Savior, his family, friends, and everyone he met. He saw the good in everyone. Michael never met a stranger; he considered those who were unknown as, "A friend I haven't met yet". His kids was his love and foremost the most important thing in his life. He was a family man - nothing meant more to him. Michael lived in Midlothian most of his life. He graduated from Midlothian High School in 1985. Michael was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed!
Visitation is from 5-7pm on Sunday May 12th at the Midlothian Funeral Home. Services will be at 11am Monday May 13th at the Midlothian Funeral Home.
Virginia "Jenny" Carol Thompson
September 21, 1943- May 8, 2013
Memorial service is at 2pm Saturday May 11 at the Oaks Church, 777 S. IH 35E, Red Oak TX.
Don Marcus Holley
December 7, 1947- May 6, 3013
Don Marcus Holley, 65, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 after battling cancer for 3 years. He has suffered enough and is now whole again. Don was born in Waxahachie, Texas on December 7, 1947 to Billy and Barbara Holley. He loved his family, all children and softball. He coached softball in Midlothian for years and loved working with the girls. Don owned and ran his own concrete pumping business in the 80’s and was a very hard worker. He loved his concrete pumps. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Holley and his brother, Dennis Holley. Don is survived by his wife, Bobbie Kay, children, Gary Don and LeAnne, Tony and Kellie, Brandi and Julie and Jessie, mother, Barbara Holley, siblings, Darla and Robert and Dale, grandchildren, Logan, Gracie, Bryan, Trini, Christian, Laycee, Adam, Emily and KK, nephews, Shawn, Jason and Trey and close friends, Chuck Shultz, Lamuel Kemp and Joyce Freudiger. He will be greatly missed, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Visitation will be 6-8 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home.
Robert Wayne Spann
July 29, 1945- May 3, 2013
Robert Wayne “Bob” Spann, 67, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 in Midlothian, Texas after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends. Bob was born in Dallas, Texas on July 29, 1945 to John Clovis and Evelyn May Spann. Bob grew up in the South Oak Cliff area of Dallas where he graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1963. He was an avid football player and member of the “Dirty Thirty” where he was known as “Spider”. After high school, Bob attended the University of North Texas. He enjoyed spending time with friends, riding motorcycles, water skiing and any time he could get on the lake to fish. It was during his many fishing excursions that he became known as “Bobby Bass” to many friends and family. Bob spent a few years working in different jobs before he went into business with his father as a co-owner of Graphic Engraving, Inc. This was where he spent most of his career before retiring in 2006. After retirement, Bob went back to some of his favorite pass-times, fishing for bass and playing cards with his friends most Wednesday nights. In addition he took up traveling and bought a RV for road trips with friends and family. Bob is survived by his wife, Rhonda Young Spann, children, John David Spann, Jason Patrick Spann and wife, Janet, Michael Wayne Spann, step children, David Benedict, Darren Benedict, grandchildren, Ashley Benedict, Taylor Lindsey Spann, Nathan Patrick Spann, Jacob Ryan Spann, Tyler Jackson Spann, sister, Gwen Kay Maroney and husband, Don, and nephews and nieces, Mark D. Williams, Tammy K. Walker and Matthew Williams. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, “Pete” and Evelyn Spann.
Memorial services will be Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. on May 7, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home.
William Chandler "Dub" Sharp
August 30, 1930- April 30, 2013
William Chandler “Dub” Sharp, 82, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Waxahachie after a long battle with cancer. Dub was born at home in Waco, TX on August 30, 1930 to Oran and Jessie Belle Sharp. Dub grew up in Bellmead, TX where he was active in just about every sport one could imagine. He would carry that love of sports for the rest of his life. From age 6, Dub loved music and learned to play piano and guitar completely by ear before any formal training. His involvement in music extended to church, school and even a local band. Upon graduating from high school, Dub enrolled in Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, Dub enlisted with the US Air Force and was deployed to Korea, where he served on the 32nd parallel as a radar operator for 1 year and in Japan for 1 year. Upon his return from Japan, Dub served in the Air Force reserves, during which time he finished his education and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Baylor. Beginning a trend that would continue throughout his life, Dub worked in several jobs, including managing the bowling lanes at Ellis Lanes, where he met Joyce Powell. After dating for about 6 months, Dub and Joyce were married on December 23, 1961, in Waco. In the mid 1960’s, Dub touched countless lives through his teaching and coaching career. He was a band director and coached football and basketball. This devotion to education continued after his teaching career with an appointment to the Midlothian ISD School Board, where he was an advocate for the good of the students and the community. For the next 30 years, Dub ran Sharp Furniture; his furniture is in many of your homes even today. He was a friend to many and highly respected as a local businessman. Dub and Joyce were blessed with 3 daughters, Sherilyn Kay, Donna Leanne and Leah Elaine. He loved spending time with his children, and later, his grandchildren. Dub was a quiet leader whose actions always spoke louder than his words, and a patient and kind father. He loved the Lord and was a founding member of the Midlothian Bible Church. He will be missed, but we know he has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Donations may be made to your local church or to preventcancer.com.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Saturday May 4, 2013 and a private graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Midlothian Cemetery.
Bruce G Shuster
1948- April 28, 2013
On Sunday, April 28, 2013, Bruce lost his battle with cancer. Bruce was born in 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, 1 ½ years after his brother, Ken. He grew up camping, fishing and loving life. Bruce went to school and became an electrical design engineer, a field he stayed in until he became ill in 2012. In 1978, he met Kathy Taylor, his future wife and in 1980 their first daughter, Jennifer was born. A second daughter, Stephanie, was born in 1983. Bruce had an opportunity to be a part of a project that meant moving his wife and daughters from Hilliard, Ohio to Texas. In 1991 the Shuster’s came to Midlothian and Bruce began his career with the Superconducting Super Collider. When the SSC closed, he moved on to designing baggage handling control systems and then centrifuges. His career allowed him to travel the world; New Zealand, Mexico, the Bahamas and Barbados as well as nearly every state in the country. He collected coffee mugs from each place he visited. Bruce enjoyed his family traveling with him on many trips throughout the years and he was devastated when his illness forced him to leave his position at Andritz a little less than a year ago. Bruce was a devoted husband and father. Whether it was Girl Scouts, softball, 4-H, science projects, marching band or bringing home animals, he supported them in everything they did. Bruce loved classic cars, the outdoors and spending time with his friends and family, especially his 2 year old grandson, Braden. Bruce is survived by his wife, Kathy, children, Jennifer Ramirez and husband, Juan and Stephanie Shuster, brother, Richard Kendall Shuster and wife, Judy and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Bruce was a good man and will be missed by many. Memorial services will be Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. on May 4, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home.
Samuel Newton Jackson, JR.
August 2, 1946- April 29, 2013
Samuel Newton Jackson, Jr., born August 2, 1946, passed away peacefully April 29, 2013 in Venus, Texas. Passionately devoted to friends and family alike, Sam never met a stranger and always had time for others. Born in Shreveport, LA, Sam was a 1964 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas. He earned his business degree in 1969 from North Texas State University in Denton and later served in the U.S. Army. A retired salesman, Sam was an active member with the Midlothian Bible Church. In a life brimming with personal and professional accomplishments, Sam was proudest of his faith, his family, his innumerable friends and his triumph over alcohol in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Sheryl Jackson of Venus, son, Sam Jackson and wife, Emily of Richardson, daughter, Stephanie Jackson of Midlothian, son, Rick Miskimon and wife, Sheri of Venus, sister, Sara Mulvin and husband, Nevin of Plano, grandsons, R.J., Nathan, and Owen, granddaughter, Elizabeth, cousin, Mike Early of Henderson and countless friends. Memorials may be made to Midlothian Bible Church, UT Southwestern Medical School or to cardiac or cancer research.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013 and services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Burial will follow immediately at Ozro Cemetery
Diana Rae (Jefferson) Waldrop
April 4, 1942- April 24, 2013
Diana Rae (Jefferson) Waldrop, age 71, of Midlothian, Texas, formerly of Gaston, Indiana, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her home. Diana was born on April 4, 1942 in Alexandria, Indiana to John H. and Vernabel Mansfield. She was employed as a LVN nurse for 20 years in the Sherman/Denison, Texas area until her retirement in 2006. She moved to Midlothian so she could be closer to her daughter, Lea-Ann, and her 2 grandchildren. Diana was preceded in death by her father, John H. Mansfield, husband, Ronald K. Jefferson and daughter, Amy Beth (Jefferson) Rhea. She is survived by her mother, Vernabel Mansfield, daughter Lea-Ann (Jefferson) Miller, son-in-law, Damon Miller, sister, Durinda Harris and husband, Donnie, sister-in-law, Phyllis (Jefferson) Metcalf, brother-in-law, Jeff Jefferson, 2 grandchildren, Cayn Jefferson Miller and Mykl AmyLee Miller and several nieces and a nephew.
There will be no funeral services per her request.
Mark Edward Wolfe
February 21, 1963- April 25, 2013
Mark collapsed while working in his yard on a beautiful Thursday morning. He had spent 50 years putting rays of sunshine in others’ lives. Mark had an easy smile and extremely compassionate heart, caring for and picking up every stray.
Mark had spent most of his life in the Midlothian / Venus area, graduating from Midlothian High School in 1982, where he enjoyed track, football and volunteering in the office with Mrs. King. In his adult life he shared a passion for motorcycles with his son, Brad. Mark worked for and highly respected his friend and boss, Bill Blair, at Excell Machinery for 26 years, as a machinist.
Mark is survived by 2 children:
Son – Bradley Aaron Wolfe and fiancée Valerie Hernandez
Daughter – Corinne Dionne Wolfe
Parents – Hollis and Corrinne Wolfe
Brother – Kenneth and wife Shari Wolfe
Sister – Shirley Smith and fiancée Donald Wright
Sister – Faith Phillips and husband William
The mothers of his children: Stephanie Forsythe and husband Clay and Brenda Plaisted Wolfe.
Several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends: Scott Shepherd, Robert Wyatt, Robin Neely and Kim Sinclair, plus friends and relatives, including YOU.
Mark never met a stranger; he considered those who were unknown as, “A Friend I haven’t met yet”.
Officiated by Eddy Pitchford, former preacher at Midlothian Church of Christ, now preaching at Coahoma, TX.
Interment at Midlothian Cemetery, where all are encouraged to share personal memories.
September 29, 1924- April 19, 2013
Harry T. Keenan, 88, passed away on April 19, 2013 in Clermont, Florida. Harry was born on September 29, 1924 in Washington, New Jersey to Harold and Ellen Reilly Kennan. He attended high school at Washington High School and married the love of his life, Marjorie, on December 11, 1943 in Biloxi, Mississippi and their only daughter, Ellen, was born in 1945. Harry was in the Army Air Corp where he served as a B-25 bomber mechanic during WW II. The Keenans lived together in Delaware, New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania for more than 40 years, North Carolina for several years, back to Easton, PA and finally to Orlando, FL for their last years. He worked for the Coca Cola Company and Tastykake before going to work for Firestone Tire Company. He was an exceptional salesman and received many awards for the best sales nationally. Harry and Marjorie were a co-owner of a BF Goodrich store in Dover, DE and then owners of a Firestone store in Kennett Square, PA. Harry loved to laugh, tell jokes and stories and play cards – especially poker and pinochle and he rarely missed an opportunity to buy a Lotto ticket. Harry and Marjorie were married for nearly 70 years before she passed away just a year ago on April 27, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Ellen Poppitt, grandchildren, Eddie, Eric, Evan and Evonne Poppitt, great-grandchildren, Taylor and Thomas Ellett, Nicholas Castle, Caitlin, Sierra, Autumn and Emma Poppitt, great-great-grandchild, Trenton Dallas and brother, Donald Keenan. Nap, Dad or Pop as he was known to all of us will live in our hearts forever.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Midlothian Cemetery, Midlothian, Texas.
Eloise O. McFadin
November 21, 1923- April 21, 2013
Eloise McFadin from Springfield, Missouri, who has resided in Waxahachie, Texas for the last 8 years, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was born on November 21, 1923 to Rufus and Rinia Alexander in Webster County, Niangua, Missouri. Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph McFadin and daughters, Beverly Slavens and Oleta Cannon. She is survived by her son, Greg McFadin and finance’, Kim Jones of Waxahachie, Texas, son-in-law, Mark Cannon of Midlothian, Texas, sister, Ernestine Brown of Marshfield, Missouri, grandchildren, Billy Joe Slavens and Angie Slavens of Springfield, Missouri, Jeff Cannon of Waxahachie, Eric Cannon of Midlothian, Kimberly Carrel, Tiffany Willis and Amanda McFadin all of Midlothian, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Services will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Black Oak Cemetery in Marshfield, Missouri.
Jeanette Marie Powers
July 29, 1970- April 11, 2013
Jeanette Marie Powers, 42, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Arlington, Texas after a long illness. Jeanette was born in Bitburg, German to a military family on July 29, 1970. Her early years were spent growing up and learning in Albuquerque, NM and Wichita Falls, Texas where she graduated from Hirschi High School. In 1992 Jeanette earned the US Air Force dental assistant certificate and worked as a dental assistant for four years. She received an Associate of Science in Business Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Indianapolis, IN. She continued her studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX where she was a member of the pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. For ten years Jeanette worked at GM Financial previously, Americredit Financial, as a funding specialist and then as credit review analyst-fraud investigator. She also trained new hire fraud investigators. While applying her knowledge of fraud, research and investigative skills, Jeanette received numerous awards and accolades for her work. She was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Arlington, Texas. There she taught Sunday School and served in the Eucharistic and Liturgy Ministries. Jeanette was a cherished, loving daughter and mother. Her daughter, Hannah, was the most important thing in her life. Being kind-hearted and unselfish, Jeanette rescued several cats and dogs and kept them as pets. Her smile and humor made it a pleasure to be around her. The joy that Jeanette gave her family for forty-two years cannot be measured. She will be greatly missed by all but has gone to be with her Heavenly Father. Survivors include her daughter, Hannah Ansted, mother, Patricia Powers of Colorado Springs, Co, father, John T. Powers and wife, Fran of Wichita Falls, TX, brother, John P. Powers and children, Haley, Karley and Conner of Helotes, Texas, grandmother, Jean Powers of Green Springs, OH, step-brother, Jason M. Bone and wife, Jamie and children, Allison and Travis of Spring, Texas; close family friend, Marty Cooper of Colorado Springs, CO and aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family with friends will have a celebration of Jeanette’s life at Midlothian Funeral Home with Rev. Layne A. Mershimer of Midlothian Bible Church officiating on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be given to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 105, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Arturo Quintero, Sr.
August 22, 1960- April 5, 2013
Arturo Quintero, Sr., 52, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Mansfield, Texas. He was born in San Juan, Texas on August 22, 1960 to Pedro and Elvira Quintero, Sr. He had a smile that would light up the room and just make you so happy. He was preceded in death by his father. Arturo is survived by his partner, Audrey Quintero, his wife of 30 years, Mary Quintero, mother, Elvira Quintero, children, Arturo Quintero, Jr. and wife, Teresa, Mario Quintero and partner, Luis, Melissa Quintero and husband, Ignacio, Andrea Cervera and husband, Sergio, Jessica Quintero and partner, Lamanda, and Cesar Quintero, grandchildren, Nicholas James Quintero, Jakob Xavier Quintero, Gabrella Marie Quintero, Destiny Shy’Ann Quintero, Edward Antonio Cervera, Gracy Celeste Galvan and Armani Christian Quintero and his siblings, Pedro Quintero Jr. and wife, Inez, Gilbert Quintero, Rene Quintero, Freddy Quintero, Mike Quintero, Nora Quintero, Rolando Quintero and husband, Scott, Corina Quintero, Cesario Quintero and wife, Mary, Mario Perez and Lupe Perez. He was loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Midlothian Cemetery.
Loyd William "Bill" McCaskill, Jr.
September 20, 1925- April 3, 2013
Loyd William “Bill” McCaskill, Jr., 87, of Midlothian, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born September 20, 1925 in Robs Town, Texas, the son of the late Loyd McCaskill, Sr. and Iva (Ligon) McCaskill. Bill and his brother, Milton, were the owners of the Alamo Laundry and Dry Cleaners in Dallas for 30 years. The business was located on Jefferson Street, which is now well known for being the Bishop Arts District. In his spare time, Bill had a passion for nature. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, bird watching, boating and star gazing. However, there was no place he preferred to be than on the beach or having a salt water fish straighten his fishing line. He shared these loves with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as he took annual trips to Mustang Island. Bill is survived by his doting bride, Eleanor Marie Stockwell McCaskill of 64 years, his four children, Clarke and Linda Wilcox of Irving, Texas, Stephen and Denise Zehnder of Cedar Hill, Mark McCaskill of Midlothian and Dale and Terri McCaskill of Midlothian, 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Knott, Lindsay Howard, Amber Shawver, Courtney Zehnder and Seth and Ryan McCaskill, 9 great-grandchildren and many other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, LaFay Oleson and Milton McCaskill and daughter, Terry Lynn McCaskill. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be 9:30 am on Monday, April 8, 2013 and services will be at 10:30 am on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville, Texas. Burial will be at Mt. Peak Cemetery in Midlothian, Texas.
Fanny Pevehouse Jordan
August 5, 1941- March 29, 2013
Fanny Jordan was born on August 5, 1941 in McKinney, Texas to Ray and Leva Pevehouse. She went to be with her Lord on March 29, 2013 in Waxahachie, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wayne Pevehouse and grandson, Wilson Crossan.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. on March 31, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home and Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Mansfield Christian Fellowship Church.
John Mark Ponder
April 9, 1962- March 20, 2013
John Mark Ponder, 50, of Mansfield, Texas passed away on March 20, 2013 at Mansfield Methodist Hospital. John was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 9, 1962 to John and Patricia Ponder. John, or Mark, as he usually went by, was a loving, generous and positive man who always brightened the room when he walked in. He loved all his children with great passion and had many words of wisdom to pass on. He and his best friend, Ronnie Grubbs, created, over the years, a very successful business in the commercial flooring industry. We are all so proud of both of them. He survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Ponder, of 6 years, daughter, Athena (Brad), grandson, Tristan, daughter, Megan Edwards, sons, Andrew and Dylan Edwards, brother, Robert Ponder and wife, Sherry, sister, Paula Radford and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Mark will be greatly missed and he will forever feel the love of everyone who knew him.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Midlothian Funeral Home and graveside services will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2012 at Midlothian Cemetery.