Bonnie Margaret “Missy” Davis, BS ’70, MSEd ’75, of Waco passed peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019. On December 5, 1947, a little girl was born to Jefferson Vester “JV” Davis, Sr., and Eunice Ledbetter Davis in Speegleville, Texas. An aunt commented on what a little “Missy” she was and her nickname was set for life. Missy was welcomed home by her brother Jefferson “Jeff” V. Davis, Jr., and her sister, Carolyn. Celebration of Missy’s life will be Saturday, December 28, at Lake Shore Baptist Church at 5801 Bishop, Waco TX 76710, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Visitation and reception will follow the service. A private interment service will be held at a later date. Missy graduated from what she called “Old Midway” High School and attended McLennan Community College, when it was at the site of the former James Connally Air Force Base. She held a BS in home economics and MS in school counseling from Baylor University. Missy was a tireless teacher, cheerleader sponsor and school counselor for Penelope ISD, Waxahachie ISD and Riesel ISD. Missy was wholly invested in each student’s journey to reach his or her full potential. She was passionate about assisting her seniors in obtaining college scholarships. Although Missy never had children, she loved all her students. Missy retired from education in 2003 after 32 years and then worked for the Waco Foundation MAC Grant program, continuing her life’s work to ensure students could attend college. Her strong Christian faith guided her entire life as she was kind and caring to everyone who passed her way. Missy had a special love for music and animals. She especially enjoyed singing along with Sandi Patty, Elvis, Barbara Streisand and songs from movies. Missy had no patience for the mistreatment of animals. Missy was predeceased by her parents; sister-in-law, Billie Joyce “BJ” Davis; sister, Carolyn Love; brother-in-law, William Love; and her precious cats, Little Bit, Krystal and MJ. Missy’s loved ones left to cherish her life are her wife of 30 years, JoLeen Eiklenborg; her cat, Ginger; her brother, Jeff Davis, Jr., and wife, Jean, of Shiloh; her nieces, Joycie and husband, Gary Pustejovsky, of Abbott and Donna and husband, Dub Holmes, of Crawford; her uncle, John Ledbetter of Speegleville; her step-nephews, Mark Perry and wife, Tammy, and Scott Perry and wife, Margaret; and her step-niece, Diana Stodola and husband, Mark; along with her grand nieces and nephews and numerous cousins and friends, whom she dearly loved. Special thanks to Ridgecrest Retirement and Healthcare, especially Lucia Parra, RN, Sheri Stratton, RN, and Mark Stratton, CNA; as well as to Bluebonnet Hospice, Angela Crow Jones, Social Worker, and Jessica Jones, RN, for Missy’s extraordinary care. In lieu of flowers, Missy requests that we help her continue to give only the best care to animals with donations to Waco Humane Society, American Humane Society, or Fuzzy Friends of Waco.
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John Harvey Griffis Jr., BA ’70, of Waco, loving husband and father of three children, passed away Nov. 6, 2019, at age 72. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation being held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, at First Baptist Church of Waco, where he attended for 45 years. Pastor Matt Snowden is officiating. John was born on November 28, 1946, to John Harvey Griffis, Sr. and Elizabeth Allen Griffis. He was a lifelong Waco resident with family ties to early McLennan County settlers Ed Brown and John W. Griffis, his great-grandfathers. John graduated from Richfield High School in 1965, and Baylor University in 1970. At Baylor he met his wife of 50 years, Marlene King. They raised two sons, Judson and John, and one daughter, Mary Annelle. John believed strongly in cultivating personal relationships, developing friends from all walks of life. He had a servant's heart, and willingly gave his time and energy to others. Compassion Ministries benefitted from over 15 years of his volunteer services. He was a member of Lodge #92, the Scottish Rite and was a former Karem Shriner. Throughout his life John had a passion for business. He started with a small jewelry store in downtown Waco, operated several businesses along the way, and eventually moved into the real estate industry. Rather than money, his primary motivation was the game as he searched high and low for the next deal. John is survived by his wife, Marlene King Griffis; daughter, Mary Annelle Hammer and husband, Bryon; son, John Griffis III and wife, Katy; son, Judson Griffis and wife, Haley; grandchildren, Lauren Hammer, Meredith Hammer, Andrew Hammer, Sarah Hammer, Preston Griffis, Vivienne Griffis, Mitchell Griffis, Catherine Griffis, Caroline Griffis, and Rhett Griffis; sister, Clara Sue Arnsdorff and husband, Gordon; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. John will be truly missed by all. The family would like to thank his excellent care givers Uni Murphy and Ana Varela. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Compassion Ministries, 1421 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701 or a charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at www.WHBfamily.com. "The Lord will not send for you. The Lord will come to get you."
Roy Estill Miller III, BA ’70, of Whitney, TX, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. He was 72. FUNERAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. MEMORIALS: Memorial donations may be made in his name to Hill County Paw Pals or Alzheimer's Association. Roy was born in Spartanburg, S.C., on Sept. 2, 1947. He attended Baylor University and subsequently enlisted in the Navy. After 30 years of service, he retired as a captain. Roy worked in the warehouse distribution industry and lived in Arlington for 40 years. They retired to Whitney and were active in their community. Roy was preceded in death by his infant son, Matthew, and his parents. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Iva (nee Johnson); his son, Roy Eben; his daughter-in-law, Sara; and his grandsons, Maddux, Kellan and Vaughan.
John Embry Bevil, BA ’71, JD ’73, went home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2019. He was 73. John was born on May 22, 1946 to Claude and Oleta Bevil in Alice, Texas prior to moving to Beeville, Texas during grade school. John was a graduate of the class of 1964 from A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, where he was a standout athlete, particularly in baseball, leading the Beeville Trojans to a district title in 1964. He was later inducted into the Beeville Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. John’s baseball prowess led him to Baylor University, where he was a scholarship student-athlete. Upon graduation in 1968, John was able to continue his baseball pursuit with a stint of minor league baseball in the Detroit Tigers farm system. Following his baseball career, John returned to Baylor University, where he earned his law degree from Baylor Law School in 1973 before moving to San Antonio as a practicing attorney. In 1988 John moved his young family to New Braunfels, where he opened up his own private practice, which has operated for the last 31 years. John was an active member of First Baptist Church throughout his time in New Braunfels, where his passion for the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ allowed him to teach an adult Bible Study class for the last 30 years. John was also highly involved in local youth sports, serving in both leadership roles and as a volunteer coach in support of his children’s pursuits. John enjoyed traveling and had a knack for adventure, but was always most at home in the company of his family, who he selflessly served and provided for. He will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, mentor, and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Oleta Bevil; father-in-law Jack Scales. Survivors include his wife, Carri Bevil; children, Brad Bevil and wife Lesley, Ashley Head and husband Win, Cody Bevil, Embry Bevil, Farley Bevil; step-children Cade Mercer and Michaela Mercer; grandchildren Ava Head, Ayden Head, Kaleb Bevil, Eliza Bevil, Lydia Bevil; mother-in-law, Nona Kay Scales, sister-in-law Tambi Pahmeier and husband Gene and son Jonathan, as well as a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you direct donations to the furtherance of the spread of the Gospel to the nations by contributing to First Baptist Church New Braunfels. for the International Missions Board.
Stephen Louis Burkett, BBA ’71, JD ’72, of Corpus Christi, TX, went to see Jesus on November 16, 2019 after valiantly wrestling with a long illness. Steve was born May 4, 1949 in Waco, Texas, the son of a Baylor Bear and the first of four boys. He would go on to have four boys of his own. After graduating from Ray High School in 1967, he attended Baylor like his father, earned a law degree, and met his wife Belinda. In his practice of law, Steve zealously advocated for the injured and downtrodden in South Texas from 1975 until his retirement in 2000. Both during his career and thereafter, he devoted his time to being a loving husband and father, scout leader, baseball coach, Sunday school teacher, world traveler, unabashed cut-up, and uplifting presence for anyone in need. Steve is survived by his wife of forty-six years Belinda; his sons Nathan Burkett, Aaron Burkett, Adam Burkett and Ausencio Pereida; grandchildren Luca and Margot, and brothers David and Jason Burkett. He was preceded in death by his father Perry E. Burkett, his mother Dorothy Jane Burkett, and his brother V. Paul Burkett. Steve would often sit at the breakfast table drinking his coffee, reading the Caller-Times and humming an uplifting tune. If you listen carefully, you can hear him lifting us all up with his song of a life. We will celebrate Steve's life at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Steve.
Sanford Lugene Jones, BBA ’71, age 82, passed away on Thursday October 17, 2019. Sanford was born April 8, 1937, to Minnie and S.U. Jones in Reagan, Texas. Sanford graduated from A.J. Moore High School and shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Nettie Mae Armon. They were married on August 16, 1957 in Waco, Texas. A servant leader, Sanford enlisted in the Air Force in 1958; and was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. After serving three years and ten months, he received an Honorable Discharge to attend college. Sanford received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree on December 21, 1971 from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He made a lifelong Career as a District Sales Representative for Ralston Purina Company in Richardson, Texas. Sanford was also an Author, and Published Spiritual books focused on Repentance, Holiness, Sanctification and Deliverance. A devoted Christian, he accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. Sanford is preceded in death by his parents and step mother, Ester, brothers, Jack McCullough, George McCullough, Leroy McCullough, Doriece McCullough and Garner McCullough and sister Betty McCullough White. Sanford leaves a number of family members to cherish his memory, his wife Nettie; siblings, Floyd McCullough (Mae), James McCullough, Catherine McCullough and Ruth McCullough Hood, Barbara Cotton (Donald), Opal Stevenson and Joyce Strickland; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many other relatives and friends.
Wallace Edward “Eddie” Lunn Jr., BA ’71, of Brentwood, TN, passed away on January 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Saralu Thompson Lunn for 49 years; father of Leigh Marie (Craig) Holder and Eddie (Jordan) Lunn, III; and grandfather of Eddie Lunn, IV, Davidson Lunn and Hunter Lunn. A native Nashvillian, Eddie became a musician and composer at a young age. He was the co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Good News, a Christian folk musical written in 1967 and credited in 1984 by Dr. Hugh McElrath, an esteemed hymnologist, as the fifth turning point in the history of Southern Baptist church music. Eddie also graduated from Battle Ground Academy in 1967 and Baylor University in 1972. Eddie began his career at Boiler Supply Company in 1972 in Sales and Service, was the President and Chief Executive Officer from 1978 until 2007 when his son, Eddie, III took on that position. From 2007-2015 Eddie served as Chairman of the company. During his career, Eddie was awarded the Cleaver Brooks Representatives Association "Brooks Award". He served as Chairman of the Tennessee Board of Boiler Rules, Trustee of Belmont University, served on the Board of Directors of The American Institute of Musical Studies, Board of Directors of First Tennessee Bank and Chairman of Board of Trustees at Battle Ground Academy. Eddie was a longtime member and past president of the Nashville Kiwanis Club, member and past president of the Nashville Booster Club, past president of the Cleaver-Brooks Representative Association, Brentwood Academy Parents Association member, was a senior member of the United States Service Academies - Congressional Selection Committee and member and past chair of the Baylor University Greater Nashville Leadership Committee. Outside of his professional and civic endeavors, Eddie was an assistant coach of the Battle Ground Academy Scholastic Clay Target Program, a skeet instructor of the National Skeet Shooting Association and was a member and served on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Gun Club. In addition, he enjoyed flying and photography. Eddie and his family have been active members of Brentwood Baptist Church since 1984 where he served in many areas of the church. To celebrate his life, Dr. Michael L. Glenn will conduct a service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3 at the church. His family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Brentwood Baptist Church, Embrace, A Special Needs Ministry, 7777 Concord Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027 or Battle Ground Academy, on behalf of the class of '67, 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin, TN 37069. Honorary pallbearers are the BGA Class of '67. An online guestbook is available at AustinFuneralService.com 615-377-0775.
Esther Bertina Robinson Davis, BA ’72, of Waco, passed away in Round Rock, Texas, on November 21, 2019, after a brief hospital stay. She was 91 years of age. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 26th, First Baptist Church, Waco, where she had been a member for nearly fifty years. Esther was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and graduated from high school there. She was studying music at Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas, when she met Hugh Davis, recently returned from overseas duty with the US Marines in China. He bought an ice-cream for her and they were married two years later. As the wife of a career Marine, and raising three children, Esther lived a lot of places in the US, but she and Hugh settled in Waco when he retired. She finished a degree in Library Science at Baylor (class of 1972), and was employed at Moody Library there after she graduated. She later worked as the First Baptist Church librarian for a number of years. She was active in the church and community, delivering Meals on Wheels for many years, and supportive of her friends and family. An avid Baylor sports fan like her husband, she particularly loved the Lady Bears basketball team, rarely failing to remind anyone handy of their accomplishments. She liked people and loved the church and anything to do with books and reading. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers, particularly gladioli and irises. Hugh and Esther traveled extensively throughout the U.S. during their retirement, enjoying the national parks, wildflowers, and the Texas coast. Her husband passed away in 2017. She is survived by two sisters and a brother; two sons and a daughter; four granddaughters, a grandson and two great-grandsons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Waco-McLennan County Library.
Charles “Michael” Heath, BA ’72, of College Station, TX, passed away on November 17, 2019. He was 69. Mike was born in Clifton Texas to Charles Edwin Heath and Johnnie Hardison Heath on February 18, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Gary Heath and Kelly Heath. Mike is survived by his wife Janet Wilkerson Heath, two daughters Roseanna Heath and Jennifer Lynn Heath, brother Preston Heath and wife Connie, grandchildren Christopher Marquez, Helena Marquez, and William Demaree, and uncle Jim Hardison, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He married Janet Wilkerson Heath on June 2, 1972 in Whitney Texas and their marriage was a strong and loving relationship of 47 years. He attended school in Whitney Texas and graduated from Baylor University in 1972. After graduation he started a management training program with Piccadilly Cafeteria chain. Mike and Janet Heath moved to College Station where Mike accepted an assistant food buyers’ position for the Department of Food Services at Texas A&M University.
Larry W. Monaghan, BBA ’72, of Waco passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Memorial Information: Larry will be remembered during a memorial visitation Monday, January 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Larry was born February 18, 1945 in Waco, to Orland W. and Velma (Burleson) Monaghan. He spent years in the building supplies business and retired from Gross Yowell. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and was also a Baylor Bear Alumni and fan. Larry was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his children, Kalie Monaghan and Lawrence Monaghan; sister, Carolyn Vicha and husband, Ted; and several other relatives and friends.
Donald Brent Burdick, AS ’73, of Bellevue, MI, age 72, died Jan. 14 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital with his daughter Christine at his side. He was born November 11, 1947 at Leila Y. Post Montgomery Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan to Donald Buell Burdick and Sonia (Horosko) Burdick. In 1965 he graduated from Oceanside High School in Oceanside, California. After graduation he returned to the Battle Creek area and worked as an ambulance service driver. In 1969, he joined the U.S. Army where he studied Basic and Advanced Clinical Laboratory Science and held an Associates in Science degree from Baylor University. While serving in the Army, he worked as a Medical Lab Specialist and an X-ray Specialist at a number of base hospitals, both in the states and overseas. During his service time he received a National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Rifle M-16 Marksman Badge, and Good Conduct Medal (4th Awd). He later received a commercial truck driving license and drove long hauls in his school bus yellow Kenworth Sleeper with his dog Molley. Over the years he partook in multiple hobbies including flying small aircrafts, playing guitar, fishing, song writing, staying active in politics, riding his motorcycle, and writing and drawing cartoons for the local papers. He is survived by his daughters Christine (Burdick) VanBruggen, Sarah Burdick, and Rebecca (Burdick) Olson; his sister Nancy (Burdick) Maguire and brother Paul Burdick; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Donald and Sonia Burdick, son Matthew Brent Burdick, granddaughter Kayla Crespi, brother John Oliver Burdick, and his faithful companion Molley (a.k.a. Grandpa’s Dog). Per Donald’s last wishes cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be planned at a later date. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a memorial contribution to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005
Jesse Carrillo, JD ’73, of Austin passed away Oct. 12, 2019, at the age of 72. Jesse, as everyone who knew him can testify, was a good man and a good lawyer. You could always rely upon what he said and he worked hard for his clients. Jesse was born on November 15, 1946, in Austin, Texas to Margarito and Isidra (Guerra) Carrillo. He received his degree in Journalism from the University of Texas in 1969 and then was admitted to Baylor Law School. However, he was drafted and served until 1971. He often said "the Army took away my law books and gave me a rifle." Jesse returned to Baylor, obtained his law degree in 1973 and opened his law office on South Congress where the Embassy Suites is now located just south of Barton Springs Road. Jesse practiced law there alongside Bob Perkins and Pat Hammonds. Jesse had a very successful practice but in 1979 he heard the call of public service and moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Department of Justice. In 1984 he returned to Austin and practiced law here for the rest of his life. Jesse grew up in East Austin and attended Allan Jr. High and Johnston High School, graduating in 1965. One of his schoolmates was Lupe Zamarripa who also became a lawyer. Lupe and Jesse were the Sports page editors of the school newspaper and Lupe remembers how much Jesse loved basketball. He remembers Jesse practicing basketball outdoors even in the heat of July. Lupe also remembers how Jesse always kept his word. Jesse withdrew from a runoff for Student Body President despite the fact that several people believed he would have won. He had given his word to a friend that whoever ran second between the two would support the leader and since Jesse placed second to his friend he withdrew. Jesse was an athlete---while living in Washington he took up jogging and accidently entered and finished the Marine Corps Marathon with no prior long- distance- training. He always said that was the most exhausted he ever felt. Later in life he became a writer. His first book was When Enchiladas Fly. In 1989 Jesse met the great love of his life-- Minerva Perez. Minerva, originally from Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, moved to Austin in 1992 and they started dating and they married three years later. Jesse was preceded in death by his father, Margarito, his mother Isidra, his brother, Margarito Jr. and his sister Lina Carrillo. He is survived by his wife, Minerva, and their five children, Minerva Guadalupe, Leslie, Silvestra, Jesus, and Samuel. He is also survived by his brother, Arturo. Jesse was buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on October 31st. There will be a Celebration of Jesse's life at El Mercado Restaurant on South 1st Street on Thursday, November 14, from 4pm to 6pm. Friends and Family are welcome to attend.
Dr.Sam P. Hooper Jr., MA ’73, PhD ’76, of Mineola, TX, lost his life to cancer on November 12, 2019. He was 71. He was born in Nacogdoches and raised throughout Texas, completing his B.A. at Austin College and his doctorate at Baylor University. A consummate clinical psychologist for over 40 years, Dr. Hooper worked first as a clinician, then as an educator. He taught in graduate medical education at Texas Tech, UT Southwestern, and Christus GSMC. A kind-hearted, generous and compassionate man of keen intellect and insight, he devoted his life to the relief of suffering. He loved cooking, was a voracious reader, and had a hilarious dry wit. The last 10 years of his life working his homestead farm and exploring Hawaii were his happiest. He is preceded in death by George Jordan, Margaret Lee Chambers, Drs. Edward and Melinda Wortz and his father, Sam Sr. He is survived and dearly missed by his chosen family and family of friends: the love of his life and wife of 25 years, Kathryn Wortz, his loving and devoted children Dr. Marissa, Matthew and Kristen Marchioni, granddaughters Barbara Marchioni and Maggie Wise, nephew Sam Patrick Hooper, and dear friends Jennifer O’Neil, Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, Alice and David White, Dr. Ivan Pawlowicz, Tammy Mitchell, Justino Lopez, Dr. Loui Gatdula, Dr. Tiffany Egbe, Dr. James L. May and many other fine associates. He is also survived by his beloved given family: Mary Beth Ferguson, Mary, Laura, Melissa, Rachel, Terry, Alex and Mark Hooper. In the end he forgave their absence and left this world unburdened. A celebration of life service will take place near his home in Mineola after the Thanksgiving Holiday. His ashes will be interred at Byodo-In Temple, Kane’ohe, Hawaii, mixed with Kathryn’s ashes upon her passing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the East Texas Food Bank. Good night, Sweet Prince. God’s Peace be with you always. Namaste.
Rex Richard Selters, PhD ’73, of Mount Calm, TX, died Nov. 25, 2019. He was 80. Rex was born May 26, 1939, the third son of Beula and George Selters of Macomb, Illinois, where George was superintendent of schools. Rex graduated from Western Illinois High School in Macomb in 1957. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina. He completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, in 1962 and a Master of Arts degree in psychology from Columbia University in New York City in 1968. Moving to Waco in 1969, Rex earned his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from Baylor University. Rex and Anita Lorene Harvey met in college at Bob Jones University and were married December 28, 1961, in Springfield, Ohio. God has blessed them with 58 years of marriage and two wonderful sons, George Alan and Daniel Harvey. George, CFP, currently is vice-president and senior financial advisor with Raymond James in El Paso, Texas. Dan has worked in the aerospace industry at Johnson Space Center, Northrop Grumman in San Diego, and Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. At Lockheed Martin he was part of the team that created collision avoidance software which was recently awarded the Robert J. Collier trophy placed in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Rex was a member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association, and Kiwanis International. He was a life sponsor of Ducks Unlimited. Rex was ordained a Presbyterian minister in Illinois and served as pastor in Aledo, Illinois, and Brooklyn, New York City. He also preached at many churches in Texas and led youth and adult workshops and retreats. After completing his doctorate, he spent the rest of his career as a psychologist first with MHMR and then in private practice. During this time he taught seven courses in psychology at Baylor University. He called himself a "pinch hitter" for professors who were away from the university. One of the delights of his career was serving as the primary supervisor of 27 doctoral students in psychology. In this position a student spent a year with the supervisor two days per week witnessing the teacher in practice, and then the teacher supervised the student in performing psychological practices. During this time Rex was also appointed as an adjunct professor in Community Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. One of the most interesting tasks of his career was working with local police departments. All Texas law enforcement officers must undergo a psychological evaluation to help determine their suitability for the positions. Dr. Selters conducted hundreds of such evaluations in this county. He also taught in the Waco Police Academy such topics as stress management, race relations, and shotgun employment. The Selters were members of the Baylor Bear Club for many years and enjoyed Baylor baseball season tickets since the opening of the new stadium. Rex maintained contacts with many friends and professional peers since his graduation from Baylor. Rex was preceded in death by his father, George; his mother, Beula; and his brother, Larry. He is survived by his wife, Anita; his older brother, Weldon of Glendale, California; his son, George and wife, Sylvia; grandchildren, Linday Selters and husband, Justin Atteberry, Dane Selters, Brianna, Carley, and Carlos Granillo; and his son, Dan. The family wishes to thank Michael Harvey at pulmonary rehab and Matt Pattillo, M.D., of Waco Lung Associates for their special care and help during Rex's illness. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Waco, Texas, and Providence Hospice Place, 300 Highway 6, Waco, Texas 76712.
Mary Carolyn Goodwin, BA ’74, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on December 28, 2019. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born on March 10, 1952, in Dallas, Texas to Dr. and Mrs. Joel F. Goodwin, Sr.. Carolyn was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Dallas. Carolyn graduated from Baylor University with a degree in education and later earned her masters degree from East Texas Commerce. She loved teaching. She taught kindergarten for 38 years and retired from Dan D. Rogers, the school she and her brothers attended. She was a phenomenal teacher, was voted Teacher of the Year, and received many other accolades during her tenure. Carolyn is survived by her brother, John Goodwin and wife Julie of Dallas; niece Alicia and Jacob Browning of Carrollton; niece Natalie Goodwin of Dallas; niece Amanda and Stephen Cardwell of Frisco; brother Gene Goodwin and wife Laura of Coppell; nephew Drew Goodwin of Houston; nephew Michael Goodwin of Denton; and niece Allison and Nathan Drake of Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. and Mrs. Joel F. Goodwin, Sr., and her brother Dr. Frank Goodwin, Jr.. The Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Colleyville with a reception to follow in the Bluebonnet Hills Family Lounge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church of Dallas. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com.
Martha “Marty” Sue Montgomery Reiswig, BA ’74, of Southlake, TX, was peacefully called to Heaven on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, where she continues serving her Lord and Savior. Marty served several lifetime roles as mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, talented pianist, ardent community supporter, real estate professional, board member, Baylor Alumni, mentor and business owner. Whatever role Marty accepted, she performed it exceptionally well with purpose, love, commitment and compassion. Marty was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Sumter, South Carolina. She was the daughter of an Air Force pilot during her childhood, stationed in Germany, California, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Nebraska and Texas. She graduated from Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas and proudly completed a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Baylor University (Sic'em Bears!). Marty was a former resident of Wichita Falls, Arlington, Colleyville and Southlake, Texas. Marty was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Smith Montgomery Head; father, Col. Robert S. Montgomery, III, and stepfather, Col. Robert L. Head. Survivors: She leaves a loving immediate family of Kathryn Montgomery Reiswig Smith (Christopher), Michael J. Reiswig and Robert S. Montgomery IV "Bob" (Caron); along with several nieces, nephews and extended family. A special word of gratitude is extended to the experts at Freedom Hospice and Discovery Village in Southlake. A special thanks is extended to Marty's closest friend and sister in Christ, Holly Pagnotta and her husband, Mark. Each of those in care of Marty provided unconditional love and support during her extended illness. Marty loved the communities where she resided and selflessly gave of her time, talent and resources. Marty's passion focused on positively impacting children and families of need. Memorials: The family requests in lieu of flowers, friends show their love and appreciation for Marty with a memorial gift in her name to an organization she served with distinction: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, 3218 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111 817-834-4711 - https://www.bgcgtc.org. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4
Mona Faye Read, JD ’75, of Houston passed away May 25, 2019. She received her law degree from Baylor Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975. Read was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1982. She was an assistant in a private practice in Dallas from 1975 to 1978; a writing attorney in the Social Security Compensation Office of Hearings in San Antonio in 1978; and an administrative judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Houston, retiring in 2013. Read received a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and received the flag flown at half-staff in 1984 at Johnson Space Center. She enjoyed reading and collecting coins and Native American artifacts. Read is survived by her mother, Juanita E. Read.
James Paul Smetak, MSEd ’75, of Waco passed away early Wednesday afternoon, December 18, 2019 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. He was 71. Memorial Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at West Brethren Cemetery, with Rev. Aryn Mojica officiating. James was born February 21, 1948 in West, the son of Alfonse and Mary (Pinter) Smetak. He attended schools in West and was a 1966 graduate of West High School, where he played on the 1965 West Trojan Football Team that was 10-0 in district play. He was also on the Track Team and won the Mile Run at the district track meet both his Junior and Senior years. James then attended the University of Texas in Arlington, North Texas University in Denton and received a Masters in Science Education from Baylor University 1974. James proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp and Reserves. He was a coach and taught History and Special Education for the West, Hillsboro, Connally, Waco and LaVega School Districts until retiring in 2010. James enjoyed traveling, teaching, and working with youth. He loved helping with WestFest. James is also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfons Smetak Jr. and Marcell Smetak; and a sister, Margaret Smetak. Survivors include his brother, Hank Smetak; his sister, Pat Hancock and husband Don; nine nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lakeview United Methodist Church, 701 Avenue C, Waco, TX 76705. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of James in our memorial guest book found at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com. Aderhold Funeral Home in West is in charge of arrangements.
Lonnie Lynn Busby, MHA ’76, age 73, formerly of Oil Trough, AR, died November 19, 2019 in Dallas, TX, following a long battle with a rare neurological disorder. He was born August 19, 1946 in Newport, AR. Mr. Busby graduated from Oil Trough High School in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1968, where he also received the designation of ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate. He graduated with a Master of Healthcare Administration from Baylor University in 1976. He was a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He joined the United States Army in 1968 and served in a variety of assignments in the United States and Germany, as well as a combat tour of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and two Army Commendation Medals. He was honorably discharged in 1978 at the rank of Captain after completing his military obligation. After leaving the military, Mr. Busby amassed over 30 years of domestic and international experience in senior level management positions in the healthcare industry. He worked as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Board Member, management consultant, and entrepreneur. Prior to working as a consultant and entrepreneur, Mr. Busby worked at the executive level in hospitals located in Newport News, VA, Benton, AR and El Paso, TX. As President of the Midwestern Division for HCA Healthcare Corporation, he had responsibility of all operations within a three-state region encompassing Colorado, Arizona and Nebraska. Mr. Busby was the consummate do-it-yourselfer. His projects ranged from home remodeling, deck building, and rebuilding an automobile engine to learning to play guitar. He was a lifelong Razorback fan; liked watching NASCAR races and attending auto shows. He also loved music, enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karen Brackett Busby, of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Heather Busby and her fiancé, Christian Watkins, of Henderson Kentucky; a sister, Barbara Norris of Newark, AR; one brother, Richard (Rick) Busby, and wife Cyndi, of Augusta, GA; nephews Brandon Busby and wife Kimberly, of Augusta, GA; and Lucas Martin of Little Rock, AR; a sister-in-law, Deena Kelley of Houston, TX; and a niece, Becky Kelley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lonnie L. and Fannie Mae Busby; a brother, Max Busby; and nephews Jonathan Busby and Aaron Martin; his father-in-law, Herbert C. Brackett, and mother-in-law, Veona Ramsey Brackett. Services will be conducted at the White River Baptist Church in Oil Trough, AR on Thursday, Dec. 5. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM, with the memorial service to follow at 2:00 PM. Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.Memorial donations for maintenance of Hindman Cemetery may be made to Catherine W. Harris, 680 Departee Creek Lane, Thida, AR 72165.
Gordon Elliott Davenport Jr., JD ’76, of Friendswood, Texas, was born June 8, 1951, in Texas City, Texas, to loving and excited new parents, Gordon Elliott and Jean Ellis Davenport. Gordon was kind, compassionate, honorable, and generous beyond measure. His unexpected passing on August 25, 2019 has left an unfillable void in all of our lives. Gordon was the oldest of four children. His sisters and brother (Andrea, Lucinda, William Fielding) adored their big brother who made everything fun. He constructed magnificent flying kites, built treehouses, taught them to ride bikes, and rescued them from any nightmares. Later, he cheerfully drove them on countless errands and was a glorious source of help on homework assignments. His patience, love, and kindness were infinite and freely-given, extending to the care and companionship he provided during Gordon Sr.'s final years of life. Throughout his life, Gordon demonstrated a curiosity and thirst for knowledge. He was a voracious reader on every topic imaginable. In high school, his academic success resulted in selection as delegate to Texas Boys State and National Youth Council. Gordon was also an outstanding athlete and loved competitive sports of all types, particularly baseball and basketball. At Alvin High School, he was recognized as Most Outstanding Athlete, regularly earning All-District basketball honors. As an adult, Gordon skied, ran marathons, was a certified SCUBA diver, was an avid golfer, and enjoyed swimming and playing tennis. Following high school graduation in 1969, Gordon attended Rice University on a scholastic scholarship, graduating in 1973. He earned his J.D. with honors from Baylor Law School in 1976. He was editor of the Baylor Law Review, president of his graduating class, and a repeated Dean's List honoree. Gordon began his career at the Galveston law firm of McLeod, Alexander, Powell, and Apffel. He later returned to Alvin to practice at Brown, Todd, Haygood (subsequently Brown, Todd, Haygood, and Davenport.) A tireless supporter of his hometown community, Gordon remained in Alvin to establish his own law practice, Davenport Law Firm, in 1992. An exceptional trial lawyer, Gordon received many accolades during his professional career, including selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the American Board of Trial Advocates. In addition to formal honors, Gordon also held the respect of his colleagues throughout his career. His children, Gordon III and Alexandrea, were his pride and joy, and gave him great happiness throughout his life. A devoted and proud dad, Gordon was firm, disciplined, and set high expectations, but also showed tenderness, compassion, and selflessness. Gordon taught his children that life's endeavors should be guided by a commitment to kindness, excellence, and a consideration for others. He was an engaged and attentive father: shooting hoops together in the driveway, tossing a ball around while discussing classes or books, attending Boy Scout trips, or traveling on long drives for tournaments and competitions. He could also let his carefree spirit shine through, singing along to the car radio, wind in his hair, his warm smile and Wayfarer Ray Bans on full display. Throughout their lives, Gordon offered his children guidance without judgment, allowing their relationships with him and one another to evolve and strengthen over time. Gordon's life was marked by generosity. He made wherever he called home a place of fun and refuge for family and friends. Gordon loved his family and never missed an opportunity to share a laugh and spend time with his niece and nephew, Rachael and Jason, or his grandson, Lyle, (who called Gordon "Opie," short for the Autobot hero Optimus Prime). Beyond official lines of kinship, Gordon served as a role model, providing encouragement or counsel, to many throughout his life. We are eternally grateful to him for enriching our lives and the lives of others so deeply. Gordon could connect with people of all backgrounds, from politics to career paths, and his wit and compassion made every conversation memorable. A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alvin, Gordon was an active leader in his community, including planning his 50th high school class reunion in the months preceding his passing. In acts big and small, Gordon rarely brought attention to his own good deeds. He was the first to text "happy birthday" to family and friends and often sent them news clippings relevant to a recent discussion -- small acts that demonstrated his genuine interest in other people's lives. Gordon thrived in his retirement. He was always looking forward to the next concert or overseas adventure. At his home, there was constantly music playing, and he was often found in his backyard garden, sitting contentedly with a cup of fresh coffee. With longtime friends, and newly found kindred spirits, Gordon travelled to play golf on storied courses, attended NCAA basketball tournaments, and kept up a cut-throat weekly shuffleboard engagement. Golf held a special place in his weekly calendar – while a low score or long drive brought a thrill, the relationships and community he built out on the course were the core of his love for the sport. He was fortunate to enjoy an extraordinary and diverse group of cherished friends. We are grateful to each of them for all the good times they shared with Gordon. Gordon's family is also forever grateful to Susan - the love of his life, his confidante, and his true companion. They "lived in the now" and enjoyed trips to places such as Spain, Roatán, Martha's Vineyard, and Napa Valley. At the same time, they often enjoyed the simplicity of a quiet Friday night spent reading books or Saturday bonsai tree-trimming class. Both devoted parents, they enjoyed celebrating each other's families at shared gatherings and celebrations. Gordon was a man whose warm smile and humble confidence made those around him feel safe and uniquely cared for. His example will forever serve as the standard of integrity, honesty, loyalty, selflessness, hard work, compassion and love. He was, and forever will be, a remarkable man. Left to honor his memories are his partner, Susan Repschleger; children, Gordon E. Davenport III (Jackie Benson) and Alexandrea W. Davenport (Meredith Bagley); sisters, Andrea Davenport (Jim Marburger), Lucinda D. Davenport (Fred Greene); brother, William F. Davenport (Cathy Crane); niece, Rachael M. Davenport Greene; nephew, Jason T. Davenport Greene; grandchildren, Lyle F. Davenport and Ellis A. Davenport (b. Oct 28, 2019); and many other relatives and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Jean Davenport. Rev. Joshua Hale officiated at the funeral memorial service held September 6, 2019 at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, with eulogies from his children and longtime friends Dirk Mosis and Peter Koumbis. Following a family graveside service at Forest Park East Cemetery in League City, family and friends gathered at Gordon's beloved lunch spot, Joe's Barbecue. Arrangements were handled by Greg Jeter of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home of Friendswood, Texas. In memoriam gifts may be sent to The Gordon E. Davenport, Jr., Memorial Fund, c/o Friends of the Friendswood Library, 416 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
Virginia “Ginny” Martinez Foster, BSEd ’76, of Lake Jackson, TX, died July 9, 2019.
Richard Martin Leverick, BS ’77, JD ’81, of Rio Rancho, NM, age 65, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019. He was born in Birmingham, AL on June 24, 1954, to Berdine and Alfred Leverick. He received his BA and JD from Baylor University. He married Pamela Ruth Zanetti on May 7, 1994 in Corrales, New Mexico. They were married 25 years. He was owner of Leverick & Musselman, LLC since 1986. He accomplished several precedent setting cases that were heard by the New Mexico Supreme Court. He was an avid Fly Fisherman and was Member of New Mexico State Bar Association, since 1982. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berdine and Alfred Leverick; and daughter, Shannon Leverick. He is survived by wife, Pamela Ruth Leverick of Corrales, NM; daughter, Catlin (Rob) of Houston, TX; mother-in-law, Marilyn Zanetti, Greg, Geoff, Regina and their spouses and families; grandchildren, Logan, Shelby, and Greer; pets, Google and Apple. Mass will be held at10:30 AM, Friday, January 10, 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Rev. Scott Lee Uzzel, BBA ’77, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at his home in Marietta, Georgia. He was 63 years old. Born on August 3rd, 1956 in Tyler, Texas to Glen Cooper Uzzel and Martha Joan Uzzel, Scott
graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, then earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and his M.B.A. from North Texas State University. After more than twenty years as a CPA, financial planner and investment professional, achieving national recognition as one of the top 12 outstanding advisors for a major financial services firm, Scott was called by the Lord to pursue a new career path that was fully aligned with his faith and his loving, compassionate spirit. Over the next ten years, Scott worked part time while attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he earned his Masters of Divinity, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006. After internships at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Georgia, Scott was ordained and became a hospice chaplain. Since then, Rev. Uzzel has provided spiritual care and support to over one thousand hospice patients and their families. His work has brought light and peace into the lives of so many, and he was cherished not only by his family and friends, but by the people he helped and his colleagues as well, many of whom were there by his side to give him love and care as his spirit returned to the Lord. Scott is survived by his wife Patricia Ann (Roohan) Uzzel of Marietta, GA; daughter LeighAnn Vera Uzzel of Marietta, GA; son Jeffrey Scott Uzzel of Ojai, CA, brother Steven Uzzel and wife Pamela of Tyler, TX; sister Elaine Uzzel Conner of Tyler, TX, two step-brothers, Rev. Paul Coleman and wife Christy of Longview, TX, and Perry Coleman and wife Kim of Brentwood, TN; one step-sister, Cindy Coleman Bowling and husband Larry of Mesquite, TX. Services to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Scott Lee Uzzel will take place on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 148 Church St. Marietta, GA 30060, with service at 4pm and reception to follow. Contributions can be made in loving memory of Scott to Bethany Christian Services at bethany.org/get-involved/donate.
Robert Jeffrey Burkhart, BBA ’78, of Dickinson, TX, went to be with his Lord on November 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey Manuel Burkhart and Lorraine Jean Lorenz Burkhart and his beloved dog Lucky. Survived by his wife Helen Louise Burkhart daughter, Kristin Lynette VanHouten, granddaughter, Kaleigh Morgan VanHouten, sister, Cynthia Burkhart Ferrino and brother-in-law Michael Ferrino and numerous cousins. Robert was born on May 3, 1955, in Galveston, Texas to loving parents, Aubrey Manuel Burkhart and Lorraine Jean Lorenz Burkhart. Robert grew up in Dickinson and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1973. Robert graduated with a Finance Degree from Baylor University in 1978. He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma (ƩTΓ) fraternity. Robert began his career at Statesman National Life Insurance Company. While at Statesman, Robert met the love of his life, Helen. They have been happily married for over 28 years. Robert recently retired from American General / AIG Insurance Company. Robert loved fishing offshore and freshwater with his daughter and granddaughter. He was an avid sports fan mostly football and baseball. He loved the Baylor Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Astros. Robert loved animals and will be missed by Eddy-Teddy Bear the dog and Tanner Lee the cat as well as all the neighborhood cats and the Raccoons at his childhood home in Dickinson. Robert was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend to many. In his honor, a visitation will be held, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2019, with funeral services 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, with Pastor Bill Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock.
Rev.Robert Harrison Dilday, BA ’78, of Richmond, VA, passed away December 22, 2019, at age 64. He is survived by his sons, R. Harrison Dilday Jr. and Andrew Christopher Dilday; and his father, Dr. Russell Hooper Dilday. Robert received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Certificate of Anglican Studies from Virginia Theological Seminary. He recently joined the clergy at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice, Venmo: @iacjva, PayPal: email@example.com, Website: www.iacjva.org/give, or make check payable to Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice and mail to P.O. Box 184, The Plains, Va. 20198.
Judy Dianne McWhorter, BMEd ’78, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend peacefully passed on January 15, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Born in Scurry, Texas to Evan and Louise McWhorter on September 21, 1954, Judy went on to graduate from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s degree in music. A devout Christian, she played organ at church for years and even taught piano from the comfort of her home for over 30 years. She was a member of Cross Country Outreach Church in Wylie, Texas. Everyone around Judy knew the love she had for music, travelling with her closest friends, whom she had met in high school, and her rescue dogs that brought her so much joy. She leaves behind her nephews; Brandon McWhorter of Coppell, Texas, Kevin McWhorter of Arlington, Texas, and Vincent McWhorter of Collierville, Tennessee as well as a host of friends who cherished her dearly. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas with a funeral service on the following day, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The committal service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Moore Memorial Gardens followed by a catered reception.
Ronnie “Ike” Eikenberg, MEd ’79, of Camp Wood, TX, passed away Nov. 9, 2019, at the age of 63 years. A native Texan raised in Houston, Ike attended Baylor University and Sam Houston State University, graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and Educational Administration. During Ike’s Baylor tenure at Baylor University, he played under famed coach, Grant Teaff and helped the team to become Southwest Conference Champions in 1974. While at Baylor, Ike met the love of his life, Babette Metcalf. Babette and Ike met on the basketball court where she quickly showed him who reigned supreme on the court. Their love grew from there and they got married on June 17, 1978. In time, the Baylor Bears would raise two cubs, Chris and Amy who would go on to share their parents’ passion for life and Baylor athletics. Ike’s career in education spanned more than three decades. His time in education culminated with the role of Director of JJAEP Schools for Conroe Independent School District. Ike retired in 2014 and along with his wife Babette left the hustle and bustle of Montgomery County for the tranquility of Camp Wood in Real County. Babette and Ike quickly got to work designing and building their dream home at the base of Crown Mountain. While building their forever home, the Eikenbergs ended up building a network of close friends and family that would enrich their lives for years to come. Ike got his feet wet in Camp Wood volunteerism in 2012 by joining the Crown Mountain Water Service Corporation Water Board, but as the years went on and Ike’s passion for the community of Camp Wood grew, his role within the community extended. He served on the Camp Wood Library Board, grew in leadership amongst the community of believers at Saint Mary of Magdalen, and took up the role of Emergency Response Coordinator for Real County. Ike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Babette Eikenberg, children, Chris Eikenberg and Amy Eikenberg Renz, son-in-law Adam Renz, and his big brother, Chuck Eikenberg. Ike was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mudge Eikenberg, and sister Liz Eikenberg. Pallbearers include Keith Crowe, Sam Pat Ferguson, Benny Simpson, Jeff Lane, Rick Garza, Lonny Meadors, Jimmy Briscoe, and Ryan Briscoe. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, November 11th, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Camp Wood, Texas. Family will be present 5 – 8 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. A second visitation will be held 6 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 East White Oak Terrance, Conroe, Texas 77304, 936-756-3311. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, 9:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camp Wood, Texas, with Father Clay Hunt and Father Sady Santana officiating. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery, 1600 Porter Road, Conroe, Texas 77301. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ike’s name can be made to the Camp Wood Public Library at PO Box 138, Camp Wood, TX 78833. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.