Vincent James Duckworth, 66, of Pearland, passed away on September 20, 2017. Vincent was born on September 1, 1951 in San Fernando Valley, California to parents Walter and Marguerite Duckworth. He married Rhonda Lynn (Freeman) Duckworth on July 4, 1989 in Nevada. He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren, drinking his coffee and snacking on his favorite candy. Vincent created many treasured memories and will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Marguerite Duckworth; brothers, Tim Duckworth, Johnny Duckworth, Don Duckworth and Ed Duckworth; and great grandson Keenan Johnson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Lynn Duckworth; children, Vickie Nichols and husband Wesley, Lyndsy Moorhouse, Tammy Miller and husband Shawn, Heather Johnson and husband Thomas, Alicia Duckworth-Bowman, James Moorhouse, and Stephen Duckworth; brothers, Robert Duckworth and Darryl Duckworth; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. He was loved by his church family at Bay Area Christian Church.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Jeter Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M.
A celebration of Vincent’s life will continue at his home at 17620 County Road 125, Pearland, TX 77581.
Condolences may be sent to the Duckworth family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Michael Dale Leaverton, 59, of Pearland passed away on September 19, 2017.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Bobby Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment will be at Friends Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Leaverton family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Jean Olsen Grubb, 90, of Friendswood, passed away on September 16, 2017. Jean was born on December 31, 1926 in Seattle, Washington to parents Ben and Gertrude Olsen.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Grubb.
She is survived by her children, Jim Grubb, Marilyn Pavone, Keith Grubb, and Robert Grubb; grandsons, Ryan Pavone and Kenneth Grubb; granddaughter Cori Crittenden; and numerous great grandchildren and loving family members.
Services will be private.
Condolences may be sent to the Grubb family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Edward “Eddie” Clyde Wilson, 68, of Pearland, TX passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born February 26, 1949 to Clyde W. Wilson and Virginia A. Riedle Wilson in Houston, TX.
He is survived by his loving wife Janice Crenshaw Wilson; children, Mark Wilson and his wife Tiffany, Thomas Wilson and his wife Amanda and Shirley Shiflet and her husband Joey; bonus children, John Gunnin and his wife Jennifer, Jason Gunnin and his wife Ashley and Amy Walker and her husband Scott; 1 sister; 3 brothers; grandchildren, Preston and Colton Wilson, Xander and Xaria Wilson, Cullen Ramirez, Caitlin and Emma Gunnin, Aubrey and Emery Gunnin and Aaron and Evan Walker; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Eddie was a great father and loving Grampy. He wore many hats throughout his life: he was a steel mill worker, a truck driver, a Randall’s employee for over 25 years and a professional shopper. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. He was an avid Coca-Cola collector and enjoyed cooking, fishing, drawing, writing poetry, and adventure. Above all else he loved his family (but they still weren't allowed in the kitchen).
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200
Reception immediately following service at Butler's Courtyard 122 N. Michigan Ave. League City, TX 77573
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Wilson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
James “Jim” Luther Davidson, 86, of Friendswood, passed away on September 13, 2017. Jim was born on April 10, 1931 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to parents William L. and Rebecca (Hefner) Davidson.
Jim is survived by wife Helen, and daughters, Janet Hatfield and husband Jeff; Julie Matney and husband Ron; sons, Jimmy Davidson and wife Janice and Jeff Davidson and wife Donna; sister Florence Spears; brothers, Calvin Davidson and Lawrence Davidson; grandchildren, Chris Hart, Eric Hart, Chris Tyre, Lisa Tyre, Michelle Edge, Kelli Tenny, Kristina Davidson, Johanna McWilliams, and Janell Amy Franks; numerous nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and other loving family members and friends.
Jim started work at 10 years old as a bicycle delivery boy delivering bread and pastries. At 12, he worked at a local hamburger joint for Clarence Webb, where he was required to figure the tabs in his head. He also began to barter and trade things on the side, once trading his first form of transportation, a mule, and a little bit of cash for his first vehicle, a Model A Ford. He attended school at Saint Joseph's Academy, finishing one year early, he graduated valedictorian on his class. He then worked for a railroad on a track maintaince crew. He married Joan Pilllers on June 21, 1950. They moved to Houston to be near Joan's parents. He found work at Hugh's tool as a machinest. During a down turn in oil, he was laid off and began working for the City of Webster in their maintaince department. Established in Webster, he made life-long friends with the Myers and Vickers families. That bond remains to this day and can be desbribed as family. As small nearby towns grew, he went to work in municiple utility districts as a water man. Sometimes worker, sometimes boss. He finished his career with Gulf Coast Authority in charge of the Blackhawk Waste Treatment Plant. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Another significant deal he brokered at an early age was the purchase of 40 acres in the hills of Oklahoma. There, he and the family spent many years of camping. Preparing for retirement, he built a small mountain home, where Joan's ashes were eventually laid to rest in 1997. His hobbies included model trains, making jewelry, rough ceramics, leather work, wood-working, videography and photography. It wasn't a family gathering if Jim hadn't taken a picture of everyone. His favorite place to eat was over the kitchen sink. For relaxation, he would work on brain-teasers. On Sunday afternoons, family would gather for dinner at the house in Friendswood. Everyone knew it was time to go home when he would put on his pajamas and brought out the “penny digging can” for the grandkids. Another interest he had, was avaition. He would often take the family to watch the planes take off and land, and at times they would take airplane rides over the Gulf Coast region. He even helped one of his grandsons take flying lessons. In 1999, he married Helen Burtschi. One of their interests were watching ships come in at Seawolf Park. Jim was an exceptional story teller. He would often recount instances from times past and present them in humorous and interesting ways. He was always ready for a good joke and would usually counter with an even better one. He was respected in business, loved by his family he will be greatly missed.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the Davidson family on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Jeter Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Joe Schwenk.
Condolences may be sent to the Davidson family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Rose Marie Newsom, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at the age of 84. Rosie was born on October 2, 1932 in San Antonio, TX to Marguerite Neill and Joseph Terry. She met the love of her life, Max Newsom, at the age of 13, while in Junior High School. Rosie and Max attended Edison High School, and married on June 5, 1951. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in May of 1956, where they raised their four children and lived for forty years before retiring in the San Antonio area.
Rosie was an accomplished seamstress, artist and quilter. While living in Albuquerque she was a guest artist at Yucca Gallery, part owner and artist in Tumbleweed Gallery and was selected for membership in the National League of American Pen Women. When she returned to Texas, she was a member of the Universal Quilters Guild in Universal City, and was the Social Chairman at Scenic Hills in Schertz, TX for several terms. Throughout her life Rosie was involved in her children’s many activities including the Coronado Club Swim Team Boosters, and the Manzano High School Booster Club. She also served on the board of the New Mexico Young American Football League for a number of years, and was always her children's greatest cheerleader. She loved to sew, paint, garden and travel. Her fun loving personality, love of life and steadfast devotion to the people that she loved will always be remembered.
Rosie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Max Newsom.
She is survived by daughter Terri Newsom, husband Mike Anderson, grandchildren Jeff, Greg and wife Amber, and great grandchildren Sam, Lucas, Ruby, and Benjamin; daughter Cherri Porter, husband Al, grandchildren Mike, Kyle, Chelsea and husband Brandon Moss, and great grandchildren Hudson and Winston; son Mike Newsom and wife Cathy; and son Tom Newsom, wife Teri, grandchildren Nick and Jacob Newsom, Brittany and husband Dylan Filiano and great grandchildren Emma Newsom and Cameron Filiano.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 am on September 23 at Emerald Oaks Retirement Community, 20302 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Rosie's name to the Port Aransas Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund at https://www.youcaring.com/portaransastexasresidentsbusinesscommunity-919189
We'd like to thank the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center for the excellent care that Rosie received there, and our heartfelt thank you to Dr. Carlos Jimenez for his unending support, guidance and care.
Condolences can be sent to the Newsom family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Judy Ann Dare, 77, of Pearland, passed away on August 26, 2017. Judy was born on November 24, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Harry J. and Martha M. (Riedel) Dare.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2206 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, TX 77581 with Rev. Carl James Courville officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 P.M. at South Park Cemetery, 1310 N. Main St., Pearland, TX 77581.
Condolences can be sent to the Dare family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
B.H. Parrack went home to the Lord on Friday, September 8, 2017 after a hard fought battle with lung disease, he was 83 years old. He lost his wife and best friend Nancy Parrack just 16 days earlier. The two of them were married right at 63 years and are now together again eternally. B.H. was born in Ganado, Texas on July 25, 1934 to Henry Alexander and Alta Lee Parrack. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Parrack, and is survived by his sister Norma Scott. Raised in West Columbia Texas, B.H. was known as an avid outdoorsman who loved being in the woods and on the water. He was a quiet believer in God, and spoke that “God doesn’t hold lying against you as long as it is about huntin or fishin.” He had a wonderful sense of humor to the very end.
He was a family man who raised 4 children, had 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. B.H. lost his oldest son Gregg in 2015 who was survived by wife Bonnie. Living are daughter Debbie McCormack and husband Bob, son Brian Parrack and wife Marlene, and son Chris Parrack and wife Aleta.
To the younger family members he was called Pa. His grandchildren were Spencer McCormack, Mandy McCormack, Candace McCormack, Caroline Reed, Katie Frausto, Bobby McCormack, Jordan Parrack, Leah Parrack, Roy Knight, Deena Russell, Danny Parrack, Drew Parrack, Deborah Parrack, Julia Parrack, Christopher Parrack and Colton Parrack. Great grandchildren were; Taylor McCormack, Kaci Parrack, Jana Rudy, Nolan Rudy, Landon Roeker, Maverick Parrack, Sydney Parrack, Norah Parrack, Haddie Parrack, Winnie Parrack, Etta Reed, Louise Reed, June Frausto and Raegan Russell.
B.H. worked many jobs in his younger years. He got his first paying job at 13 years old driving a truck delivering live chickens to the packing house. To provide for Nancy and his young family, he was a hunting and fishing guide, construction worker, alligator hunter and eventually ran a corporate hunting and fishing club for Tennessee Gas Company. He moved his family to Friendswood in 1973 and began the last phase of his career where he sold welding supplies well into his 70’s. He knew everyone from the welder’s helper’s to the CEO and treated them with equal respect. B.H. had many friends who always had a good story to tell about his quotes, or things he did as a young man. He was the cause of a lot of laughter in his lifetime.
A casual Celebration of Life for B.H. and Nancy will be held from 1 to 4pm Friday September 15th at Joe’s Banquet Hall next to Joe’s BBQ in Alvin, Texas. Lunch will be served.
Condolences may be sent to the Parrack family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Diane Lee (Keller) Templeman, 84, of Pearland, TX, passed away on September 10, 2017. She was born October 18, 1932 in Chicago IL to parents Lee and Ida Keller. Over the years, Diane worked as an accountant and a sales associate, but her favorite occupation was when she worked as an Operations Crew member at Space Center Houston.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Templeman.
She is survived by her children: Jill Del Re and husband Richard, Jack Templeman and wife Lou Ann, Joyce Pollock and husband Glen, Jeff Templeman, Julie Danley and husband Ray, Jerry Templeman and wife Aluska; 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood TX (281) 992-7200. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Scott Niemeier officiating.
Condolences can be sent to the Templeman family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Anthony (Tony) Phillip Lucia, 95, of Pasadena, TX passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. He was born February 3, 1922 to Victor Lucia and Mary Caruso Lucia in Houston, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life Mary Nell (Creppon) Lucia.
Tony is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Day; his son Richard Lucia and his wife Margaret; sisters, Carrie Richards and husband James; grandchildren, Melissa Ramsey, Philip Lucia, Erin Lucia and Amanda Lucia; great-grandchildren, Emily Pearson, Austin Pearson and Briana Augustinos; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
He served his country during WWII in the Navy as a water tender 1st class aboard USS Craven (DD382). Medals include European African Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Occupation Service, and the American Campaign. He loved to tell his navy stories to his family. Tony always had shined shoes and sharply dressed – perhaps from his Navy days or from lessons learned in the great depression.
He retired from Ethyl Corporation, traveled for awhile then settled into his garden and the garage where he could be found most of the time.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Forest Park East Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598.
Condolences may be sent to the Lucia family in care Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Lura Mae Perron Richie, 92, passed away on September 1, 2017 in Friendswood Texas.
Lura was born September 5, 1924 in Plaucheville, Louisiana and passed from this world into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the One who she longed for.
She will join those loved ones who have gone on before her and leaves behind a great host of many dear cherished family, relatives and great friends.
Lura was preceded in death by her husband R.J. and her eldest child, Rick and his wife Diane and by her brother Larry Perron and sister June Summers.
Lura is survived by seven children, George, Robert, Jeff, Karen, Heliana, Joe, and Michelle, and their spouses, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and by her sister Roberta (Bobbi) Perron.
At Lura's request, a private service for the family/relatives will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546. The private visitation will begin at 1:00 pm. A private reception for the family/relatives will follow the service at Mary and Robert's home; 1739 Randons Point Dr, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Caroline Lydia Abernathy Anderson, 85, of Houston, TX passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 in the early morning. She was born January 17, 1932 to Charles Abernathy and Lydia M. Ruoff Abernathy in Santa Ana, CA. Caroline grew up singing in her church choir and loved the Lord. She met her husband, Werner Lee Anderson at YWCA, an event to honor the United States Marines Corp. They danced the night away and Lee swept Caroline off her feet. They married on August 9, 1952 surrounded by family and friends. After the war, they moved to Houston and had their two sons, Rodney and Mark and attended Evangelistic Temple where she sang in the choir. The family of 4 moved to Lake Charles and had their daughter, Paula, and attended the Assembly of God where she also sang in the choir. She loved to sing and worship the Lord.
The new family of 5 moved to San Antonio where she worked at an insurance agency that allowed her to be very active in her children’s sports and activities such as baseball games and twirling competitions. They were one of the founding families of the Trinity Assembly of God then later became Cornerstone Church with Pastor John Hagee. Some years later, they moved back to Houston where Caroline served as Visiting Angels taking care of the elderly. She had a passion to help others who could not help themselves.
The family that survives her knows her passion and spirit well as she always showed them the greatest amount of love anybody could give. She was compassionate, heartfelt, and always wanted the best for anyone, even strangers she saw on the street. You could always see her in the grocery store talking to anybody and everybody and spreading her love and warmth like wildfire. Caroline was also a beautiful seamstress. She made outfits for her daughter for twirling competitions and made many dresses for family and friends. On a Sunday, her family could sit with her and watch her sew and knit beautiful blankets and quilts for her grandchildren whom she loved and cared for with a deep passion. Moreover, she just loved to be of service to anyone whether that meant making clothes, delivering food to people in need, making beautiful dinners for her family, or serving the elderly as a point of light. We are all blessed to have known Caroline, a beautiful soul with a caring spirit whom has left the world a much happier place.
Caroline was preceded in death by her mother and father, Charles and Lydia Abernathy, and grandson, Timothy Anderson.
She is survived by the father of her children Lee Anderson, her son, Rodney Anderson and wife, Amy, son, Mark Anderson and wife, Cathy, daughter, Paula Anderson, sister Ruby Grebel and husband Wayne, grandchildren, Missy Maynor and husband, Gary, Megan Galla and husband, Zac, Bryan Goodwin and wife Sheryl, Lauren Goodwin, Taylor Anderson, Rodney Anderson, Leah Kozel and husband, Andrew, Jordan Anderson and wife, Marie and six Great-Grandchildren.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14: 1- 4
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.
Condolences may be sent to the Anderson family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Francis Marlene Redding, 85, of Pearland, Texas, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born in Start, Louisiana, on May 7, 1932. She married the love of her life, George Boman Redding, in 1951. They lived in Pensacola, Florida, until George finished his time serving in the United States Navy. They then made their home in Corpus Christi, Texas, where they raised their three children, Danny, Brenda, and Tammy. Loving as they were, Marlene and George moved to Pearland in 1994 to spend more time with their children and grandchildren.
Marlene was welcomed to the Kingdom of Heaven by her loving husband, George Boman Redding; father, Walter R. Taylor; mother, Oreta Taylor; and brother, James D. Taylor.
Marlene is survived by her son Danny Redding of Baytown, Texas; daughter Brenda (Lee) Raney of Pearland, Texas; daughter Tammy (Don) Barringer of Pearland,Texas; sister in laws Rosa Lee Corbell, Vera Dee Redding, & Mary Taylor; grandson Will (Lindsay) Redding of Houston, Texas; grandson Kyle (Cassie) Raney of Junction City, Oregon; granddaughter Amanda (Aaron) Fritch of Leandor, Texas; granddaughter Kelli (Mark) Davies of Marblehead, Ohio; step grandchildren Michelle (Mark) Kuhn and Diana (Steven) Lee; 18 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Family, friends, and loved ones are invited to come as you are in casual dress to celebrate the life of Marlene and rejoice in her joining our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 A.M., with Rev. Steve Daily officiating. A private burial ceremony will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family in care of the Redding family at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Florencio Alexander Bernardo IV, 23, known to family and friends as Alex, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Alex was born September 15, 1993 in Nassau Bay, Texas, the beloved son of Gigi (Bernardo) Rowbottom. He attended Clear Creek schools and graduated from Clear Springs High School in 2012. He was enrolled at RC Health Services studying to become an EMT.
Alex was known as an easy-going guy. He was an avid video gamer, a lover of dogs, and a connoisseur of food. He also enjoyed working out and keeping fit. His memorable laugh, sweet smile, and distinguishable voice will be greatly missed.
Alex is survived by his parents, Gigi and Allen Rowbottom of League City, Texas; younger sister, Victoria; maternal grandparents, Florencio and Virginia Bernardo of Friendswood, Texas; paternal grandmother, Nancy Rowbottom of St. Louis, Missouri; aunt, Anne Bernardo of Friendswood; aunt and uncle, Mae and Denish Belvis and their children Allie and Joseph of League City, Texas; uncle and aunt Russ and Cindy Rowbottom, and their children Ryan, Brandon, Alyssa and Allie; aunt and uncle, Rachelle and Dan Meyer, and their children Danny and Nicole; uncle and aunt, Aaron and Donna Rowbottom, and their children Lauren and Carson all from St. Louis, Missouri.
Friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation with the family from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546. A Rosary and prayer will begin at 7 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Mary Queen Catholic Church. 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Sibi Kunninu, M.S. officiating.
Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Nancy Parrack of Friendswood, left peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday August 23, 2017, she was 79 years old. She was born September 22, 1937 in Fort Worth Texas to Charles and Imogean Davis. She was the second of four little girls and always stayed very close to her two surviving sisters Jeanene Shiver and Jan Davis. While living in West Columbia Texas, she married her high school sweetheart B.H. Parrack in 1954. She is survived by B.H. and the two of them loved each other unconditionally, they would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on August 25th of this year. Nancy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many.
She was a wonderful mother to her 4 children, although she tragically lost her son Gregg Parrack in 2015 who was survived by wife Bonnie. Living are daughter Debbie McCormack and husband Bob, son Brian Parrack and wife Marlene, and son Chris Parrack and wife Aleta.
Always known as Nana, she was a grandmother to 16 special grandchildren; Spencer McCormack, Mandy McCormack, Candace McCormack, Caroline Reed, Katie Frausto, Bobby McCormack, Roy Nnight, Jordan Parrack, Leah Parrack, Deena Russell, Danny Parrack, Drew Parrack, Deborah Parrack, Julia Parrack, Christopher Parrack and Colton Parrack.
In addition, she is survived by her 14 precious great grandchildren; Taylor McCormack, Kaci Parrack, Jana Rudy, Nolan Rudy, Landon Roecker, Maverick Parrack, Sydney Parrack, Norah Parrack, Haddie Parrack, Winnie Parrack, Etta Reed, Louise Reed, June Frausto and Raegan Russell.
Nancy retired from the Friendswood Independent School District several years ago where she enjoyed helping the kindergartners at Cline Primary, however her passion has always been spending time with family and friends and cooking good food and having good fellowship with them. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
A casual Celebration of Life for B.H. and Nancy will be held from 1 to 4pm Friday September 15th at Joe’s Banquet Hall next to Joe’s BBQ in Alvin, Texas. Lunch will be served.
Condolences may be sent to the Parrack family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Leslie "Les" J. Ming, 81, departed this life after a long battle with peripheral artery disease on August 21, 2017 in Friendswood, TX. Les was born in Scituate, RI on February 10, 1936 to Leong Fook Ming and Eng She. Les was an alumni of Roman Catholic High School and Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia. His career included IBM Federal Systems Division and United Space Alliance where he wrote and approved software for the NASA shuttle program.
Les was preceded in death by a daughter and three brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Colette; sister, Rose; brother, William; children, Jacqueline, Christopher, Theresa, and Quintina; one grandson, one great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, with a praying of the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546, with Rev. Sibi Kunninu, M.S. officiating.
Condolences can be sent to the Ming family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
William “Lynn” Bennett, 57, of Friendswood, passed away on August 22, 2017 after a two year battle with bone cancer. He fought courageously and was a warrior all the way. Lynn was born on August 29, 1959 in Texas City, TX to parents William Everett Bennett and Constance Anita Bennett Little. Lynn grew up in Alvin, TX and graduated from Alvin High School in 1977. He then graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. He then attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. He passed the bar on his first try. He then received his Federal Law License. Lynn practiced law in San Marcos his first year. And while there, met the love of his life, Lisa. One of his favorite pastimes was cooking and was a very good cook! Lynn was an avid Longhorn fan and enjoyed their football games win or lose.
William was preceded in death by his father, Bill Bennett; grandparents, Howard and Stella Chapman, and Claude L. and Myrtle Bennett.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lisa Bennett; mother, Anita Little and husband Lester; sons, Connor W. Bennett and Hunter C. Bennett; sister, Kandace Kohler and husband Tom; and many family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Connor W. Bennett, Hunter C. Bennett, Dominic Merino, Thomas W. Kohler, Tim Brown, and Thomas Wm. Kohler.
Friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation with the family at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Jeter Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M., with Rev. Howard Huhn officiating. Interment will be at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org and the Alvin Museum Society at www.alvinmuseum.org.
Condolences can be sent to the Bennett family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Robert Lee Wisnoski, (Bobby, Dad, Pop, Uncle, and friend) 64, of Manvel, Texas was called to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Bobby Wisnoski was born in Houston, Texas, on November 26, 1952. Bobby was a devout Catholic; He and his wife, Mary, enjoyed attending Catholic mass wherever life brought them. Bobby worked alongside Jim Stinson in the asphalt industry for 51 years. In his earlier years, he volunteered for the Manvel Fire Department and Manvel EMS. Outside of work, Bobby was a dedicated family man who could always be found cheering on his grandchildren in their endeavors. Bobby was also passionate about the outdoors and loved every opportunity he had to hunt with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Lucy Wisnoski and mother-in-law, Estelle Doherty.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Mary Wisnoski of 44 years. Bobby will forever be remembered by his daughters, Misty and Mindy, and their respective husbands, Jeff Singleton and Spencer Rippstein. He leaves loving memories behind to be cherished by his grandchildren Presley, Parker, Trevor, Wylie, Morgan, Emerson, and Sloan. Bobby also leaves behind brothers, Eddie and Frankie, and their respective wives, Cindy and Peggy; grandmother-in-law, Norma Bumb; father-in-law, Frank Doherty; sister-in-law, Annette Vavrecka; sister-in-law, Kitty Wilbanks and her husband Scott; sister-in-law, Maureen Doherty; sister-in-law, Telly Kreft; niece, MeLisha Lopez and her husband Michael; nephew, Eddie Wisnoski and his wife Stephanie; close family, Landon, Lauren, Lance, Carson, Hayden, Landry, Mason, and Ellyson; and many other loving relatives as well as friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with a Celebration of Life to begin at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Richard Reyes officiating at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the St. John-Baptist Catholic Church, 110 E. South St., Alvin, TX 77511 with Rev. Thomas V. Ponzini officiating. Family and friends will gather at the Parish Hall after mass until 4pm. Burial will follow at Manvel Cemetery.
As many of you know, Bobby was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending his free time with his family hunting and fishing. In remembrance of Bobby, the family has decided to honor him by donating to Trinity Oaks which is a nonprofit organization that provides services for underserved populations – such as veterans, youth, terminally ill and disabled – who benefit immensely from the outdoors, but otherwise would not be able to afford the experience. Bobby would love to see others enjoying the outdoors as much as he did. You can go to https://trinityoaks.org/donate/ to make a donation. Please add Bobby’s name in the notes box. Bobby was also a big fan of the Manvel Lions Club and baseball. The MLC is in process of developing a baseball park and we would like to support the construction project in Bobby’s name. Donations can be mailed to Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Charities Foundation, Inc., PO Box 678, Manvel, TX 77578.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for all the love, prayers and support during this difficult time.
Condolences may be sent to the Wisnoski family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Dinah Ann Boykin, 47, of Friendswood, Texas crossed over into glory peacefully on August 19, 2017 while at home with her family.
Dinah was a wonderful wife and dedicated mother to her three beautiful daughters. She lived every day with purpose and touched countless lives during her journey here on this earth. Only heaven will see the results of the lives she changed.
She is survived by her husband and children, her brother, and her parents, as well as hundreds of loving extended family members and friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life service at Bay Area Church, 4800 W. Main Street, League City, Texas 77573 on Saturday, morning September 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to a ministry at Bay Area Church (https://pushpay.com/pay/bayareafirstbaptistchurch) or Christian Helping Hands (http://www.christianhelpinghands.org) where she volunteered.
Condolences may be sent to the Boykin family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
William Lemuel “Bill” Guthery, 42, of Alvin, TX passed from this life on August 19, 2017 following a long illness. He was born on January 9, 1975 to Lemuel Edward and Evelyn Jo Guthery in Stillwater, OK.
Bill was a graduate of the T.H. Rogers School in Tanglewood. His favorite pastimes were visits with family, listening to music and watching PBS and westerns.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Lemuel Edward Guthery; grandfather, J.D. Whisenhunt; grandparents, Mark and Helen Guthery; uncles, Justin, Derald, Jimmy and Gene; and cousin, Justin.
He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Jo Guthery; brothers, Joseph Edward Guthery and wife Nelda, and Samuel Alexander Guthery; grandmother, Donnie Whisenhunt; aunts, Arlene, Carol, Kathy, Gena and Jan; one uncle, James; and many cousins and great aunts and uncles.
A private service will be held by the family. Condolences can be sent to the Guthery family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneral home.com.
Gerald “Jerry” Lee Harryman, 72, of League City, TX passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born August 30, 1944 to Alfred J. Harryman and Alice Anderson Harryman in Galveston, TX.
He was a former member of the Lions Club; Rotary Club President; Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce; owned and operated Santa Fe Insurance Agency and Maximum Business Brokers Inc. He was a disabled veteran having served in the United States Army and received the Bronze Star V in Vietnam.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Annette Harryman; his daughter Nicole Harper; his son Jay (Gerald Lee Harryman, II); sisters, Elaine Coleman and Lenora Bruns; brothers, Jim Buckner, Tom Harryman, and Wayne Harryman; grandchildren, Pierce Harper, Chase Harper, Erik Harryman and Kate Harryman; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Southeast Church of Christ, 2400 West Bay Area Blvd., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rick Fyffe officiating. Interment will follow at the Southpark Cemetery in Pearland, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Hope for Haiti’s Children at www.hopeforhaitschildren.org.
Condolences may be sent to the Harryman family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
James Joseph Welby, Jr., 71, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born July 18, 1946 to James Joseph Welby, Sr., and Theresa Dolores Costa Welby in Cambridge, MA. James enjoyed boating, gardening, music, nature and birdwatching.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Tracey Welby.
James is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Welby; daughters, Lisa Welby and Leslie Welby; sons, Anthony Welby and his wife Chihiro and Jeff Engbrock; sisters, Catherine Welby; brothers, Ron Welby and his wife Chris; grandchildren, Ryan Roberson and Morgan Roberson; 5 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and cherished friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve O’Donohoe officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX.
Condolences may be sent to the Welby family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Robert “Bob” Adams, 87, from Alvin, TX passed away on August 12, 2017. Bob was born on June 29, 1930 in Waynesboro, PA to William G. and Lillian Adams. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Chemistry and went to work for Sun Oil Company (Delaware) in 1952. He entered the service shortly thereafter and worked in Army Intelligence. After serving his country, he returned to work for Sun Oil. In 1969, he was transferred to Amoco Chemicals Chocolate Bayou Plant. He remained with Amoco until his retirement in 1992.
Bob actively served in the First United Methodist Church in Alvin, the Alvin Museum Society, American Legion, the Alvin Evening Lions Club and the Alvin Library League. He enjoyed spending time with family and stayed in contact with childhood, college, Army and workplace friends throughout his life.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Joanne; brothers, Bill and Ken.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby; his children, Bobby Adams, Kim Hickman (Brian), Becky Llenos (Mike); his grandchildren Laura, Brian and Sarah Hickman; Ruby’s children, Charlie Marken (Nancy), Jimmy Marken (Kim), Donald Marken (Laurie) and Elizabeth Rombs (Jeff); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family members.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a memorial visitation with the family at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South Street, Alvin, TX 77511. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M, with Rev. Mike Mayhugh officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to FUMC Alvin or any of the above organizations where he served.
Condolences can be sent to the Adams family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.
Jeter Memorial Funeral Home is family owned and managed by Greg Jeter since it was established on February 15, 1995 by Greg Jeter and has proudly served the Friendswood, Alvin, Pearland, Clear Lake, Houston and League City, Texas areas with all of your funeral needs. If we can be of assistance, please call us at 281-992-7200.