Obituaries 2006

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Carl Joe Wilson
Carl J. Wilson, 68, of Odessa has passed from this life on earth to eternal life in Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, February 23, 2006. He was born in Paducah, Texas on November 8, 1937, the son of Bill and Josie Wilson. He grew up in Carlsbad, NM. He was a self-employed carpenter who worked for many people around the Odessa are. He was preceded in death by his father; grandson, Chris; daughter, Sherrie and mother-in-law, Inez.

Carl leaves behind many, many friends. Some were people he knew all of his life and some were ones who would look at Carl and say, “I want what you have”, meaning his peaceful, loving, helpful Christian spirit. He would tell them that Jesus Christ is all there is.

He’s leaving behind his loving wife of 33 years, Edna Wilson, a daughter, Linda Linder of Odessa, his son-in-law, Lex Allgood of Midland, sister-in-law, Evie Moseley of Odessa; his mother, Josie Wilson of Washington; brothers, Bob Wilson and wife Shirley of Oklahoma and Wayne Wilson of Washington; sister, Janet Marshall of Washington; grandsons, Gary Martin and wife Angi and Jimmy Martin and wife, Tiffany of Odessa; granddaughters, Mona Billingsley and husband Doug of Abilene, April Kelly and husband, Gary and Lisa Hancock and husband, Luke of Midland; and eight great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who he thought of often.

A special thank you to Odyssey Hospice, especially Rhonda Thompson who he loved like a daughter and Nancy, Owen, Laverne, Wanda, Cyndi and Carrie. They were a source of strength for us. We also want to thank West Texas Cancer Center for their care and compassion.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, February 27, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, Odessa, TX. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery with Owen Sharp officiating.

Sidney Meeks
Sidney Meeks, age 68, of Andrews, passed away Friday, February 24, 2006, at Midland Memorial Hospital. He entered this life Thursday, March 25, 1937 in Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, the youngest of seven born to the late Dan and Elizabeth (Hall) Meeks.

Sidney retired as a Field Supervisor from Pool Company in 1997 after 32 years of service.  An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and was a member of the Andrews Bass Club. Sidney served as past Scout Master and Cub Master and was an envoy member of the Beta Sigma Phi since 1972. He was a hard worker who loved his granddaughter.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife Tillie Meeks of Andrews, two Sons, John Daniel Meeks of Mineral Wells, and Roger Wayne Meeks and wife, Jeanette of San Angelo, one Brother, Hall Meeks of Walnut, Mississippi, one Sister, Sybyl Settlemire of Ripley, Mississippi and his granddaughter, Pamela Alexandria Meeks of San Angelo.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761.

Graveside services are scheduled for 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at Andrews North Cemetery in Andrews, Texas with Rick Doyle officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Zeferino "Zefe" Ortega
Zeferino "Zefe" Ortega, age 67, of Odessa, passed away MondayMarch 6, 2006, at Home Hospice in Odessa. He was born February 2, 1939 in Cuchillo, Mexico.
Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa.  Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his Wife, Tomasa Ortega of Odessa two sons, Oscar Ortega and Zeferino Ortega, Jr both of Odessa; four daughters, Modesta Cervantez, Estella Hernandez, Rosa Ortega and Veronica Garcia all of Odessa; four brothers, Juan Ortega of Odessa, Clemente Ortega of Gonzales, LA, Manuel Ortega of Pecos and Juan Ortega of Odessa and eleven grandchildren.

Tomas Rodriguez Muniz
Tomas Rodriguez Muniz, age 90, of Odessa, passed away TuesdayMarch 7, 2006, at his residence in Odessa. He was born March 71916 in Candelario, Presidio County, Texas.
Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 and for 7 pm, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 1:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2006 at St Theresa Catholic Church in Presidio.  Interment will follow at Desert Hill Cemetery in Presidio.
He leaves behind four sons, Manuel T. Muniz, Jose T. Muniz, Ruben T. Muniz and Benjamin T. Muniz all of Odessa; eleven daughters, Alecia T. Muniz, Juanita T. Perez, Tomasita Serna, Jesusita M. Barriga, Maria M. Aguirre, Elva M. Porras, Emma M. Porras, Elvira M. Rey, Elia M. Rubio and Norma Castillo all of Odessa and Marisella M. Olivas of Presidio; fourty-five grandchildren; eighty-five great-grandchildren and fifteen great-great grandchildren

Jerry Dale "J.D. Touch Down" Dixon
On Tuesday, March 7, 2006, after fighting the good fight, Jerry (Touch Down J.D.) Dixon went home to claim his prize from his Heavenly Father at the tender young age of 46 surrounded by his loving family and friends at The Hospice House in Odessa, Texas.

He was born September 14, 1959 in Odessa, Texas and attended John Ireland Elementary, Nimitz Jr. High and Permian High School. He was preceded in death by his loving maternal Papaw T. A. McMurry, Aunt Patsy Parum, and paternal grandmother Carlene Bullock.

He is survived by his mother Ginger Dixon, his father and step-mother, W. C. & Becky Dixon, sister, Lori Dixon Courtney, brother, Ricky Dixon and wife, Brenda all of Odessa, Billy Dixon and wife, Pam of Las Cruces, New Mexico, special sister-in-law, Janice Turner and special brother-in-law, John Turner of Odessa, his maternal grandmother, Wenona McMurray, best friends, Jimmy Fincher and Amanda Warner, nieces, Chashann “Nikki” Dickson, Candice Dixon all of Odessa and Chelsea Dixon of Las Cruces, New Mexico, nephews Christopher Turner and Cody Dixon both of Odessa,  Michael Dixon of USS Marine Corp., Sean Dixon of Austin, and his second family and friends in Jackson and Bristol, Tenn., and his pet/child Cinder “Cindy” Dixon, all of whom he loved dearly.

Jerry J. D. Touch Down Dixon was a Christian who loved Christ with all of his heart. He lived in Jackson Tenn., and actively attended Skyline Church of Christ and Partner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn. He left this place with nothing more than wanting to know his family and friends loved Christ as much as he did and they would one day be reunited in heaven in a joyful celebration. His love for Christ and faith in God is shown best in the following poem he wrote himself and shared with all he met.

The Storm Will Bring the Blessings


Sometimes the sun seems hidden

When our lives are filled with pain,

Yet God sees us clearly

As His promises remain.

Sometimes we pray for something

That He doesn’t seem to give,

But He knows exactly what we need

To help us grow and live.

Finally when the sun shines

And the clouds are there no longer,

We see how much he blessed us

Because the storm has made us stronger.

A Joy Graduation Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 13, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University in Odessa, Texas with Mr. Bob Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Cody Dixon, Sean Dixon, Jimmy Fincher, Billy Dixon, Ricky Dixon and Danny Dickson. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Martin, Danny Jackson, Glen Pendergrass, Danny Walker, Tom Palmer and Sam Bopps all of Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following: Home Hospice Foundation, 903 N Sam Houston Ave, Odessa, TX 79761; Skyline Church of Christ, 1024 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN, 38301 or Partner’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, PO Box 38525, Edmontown, TN, 38183.

Kenny Ray Allen, Jr

Kenny Ray Allen, Jr, lifetime resident of Odessa, died Thursday, March 23, 2006. He was born Friday, April 5, 1974 to Kenneth Allen and Janice (Canterbery) Blank.

Kenny enjoyed tinkering with stereos and speakers, and loved driving fast, doing donuts and peeling out. He also liked to go arrowhead hunting, but going to the lake with his family and playing with his kids were his favorite pastimes. He was a good provider to his family and a loving father, husband, son and brother and was considered as being “One hell of a roughneck”.

We little knew that morning,

God was going to call your name;

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone;

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories.

Your love is still our guide;

And though we cannot see you,

You are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.


Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife Crystal Allen; four Daughters, Kendra Marie Allen, Kayla Jean Allen, Karissa RaeAnn Allen and Cori Lee Allen; his mother and step father, Janice and Bill Blank; two Brothers, Joshua David Felkins and Jeremy Daniel Felkins and one Sister, Brandy Diane Blank all of Odessa. He also leaves behind his extended families, the Daniels, Tuckers, Bartletts, Herreras, Greens and Greys.


Kenny was preceded in death by his father, his grandmother Helen Womack and his brother Brandon Blank.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, March 27, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

Jose Luis Nieto
Jose Luis Nieto, age 50, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas, went to be with his Lord Friday, March 31, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital.  Jose entered this life June 21, 1955 in Chuchillo, Parado, Mexico, the son of the late Apolinar and Natividad (Rivera) Nieto.  He married Maria V. Chavez in January of 1977.  Jose was a welder.  He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed the outdoors.  He was an active man who jogged and loved to dance.  Jose loved to spend time with his family, especially his beloved grandson, Meñito.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Maria Victoria (Chavez) Nieto, One Son, Jose Nieto, Jr. of Odessa, Texas; three daughters: Marilu Melendez, Gladys Olivas, and Edith Nieto of Odessa, Texas; three brothers: Thomas Nieto of Odessa; Erasmo Nieto of Juarez, Mexico, and Apolinar Nieto of Freeport, TX; three sisters:  Teresa Gabaldon of Freeport, TX, Petra Rivera of Corona, CA, and Eva Cabral of  San Jacinto, CA; and one grandchild: Manuel Melendez, Jr. of Odessa.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm Monday, April 3, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 am Tuesday, April  4, 2006.  Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Odessa.  Pallbearers will be Jose Nieto, Jr., Tomas Nieto, Erasmo Nieto, Apolinar Nieto, Manuel Melendez, and Manuel Olivas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Ricky Lynn Davis
Ricky Lynn Davis, age 36, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006.  Ricky was born in Odessa, TX on October 11, 1969.  He spent a good part of his adult life showing his compassion for others by caring for clients at MHMR.  Ricky also had a passion for the arts, and he was incredibly talented musically.  Everyone who knows Ricky knew his love of reading, and he never lacked for conversation about a good book.

Ricky is survived by:  Buddy and Gloria Davis (father and mother) of Odessa, Eddie Davis (brother) of Odessa, Chris and Kristi Davis (brother and sister-in-law) of Humble, TX, Maxine Hylton (Meemaw) of Odessa, Queena Bigbee (fiance) of Merkel, TX, aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.   Ricky was a friend, a nephew, an uncle, a grandson, a brother, and a son.  His loyalty to his friends and family will be devastatingly missed - always and forever in our thoughts - We love you, Rick.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, April 2 at Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa with Reverend Robert Lamb, Jr. offiating.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Rafael V. Rodriguez
Rafael V. Rodriguez, an honorable son, brother, husband, father and friend, passed away at age 69 early Sunday morning, April 2, 2006 in his home in Odessa. Rafael was born in Mexico on October 7, 1936 to his late father, Juan Manuel Rodriguez and now 92 year old mother, Julia Valenzuela Rodriguez.

He married his wife, Raymunda Gomez in Ojinaga, Mexico on April 26, 1958; on that date this year, they were to have completed their 48th year of marriage together. He resided in Odessa for 47 years and worked as a pipeline construction worker to support his family. He was deeply and passionately devoted to his family and they will always remember him for his strong words of wisdom and loving instruction.

Those to have survived him in his grateful family include his mother, Julia Valenzuela Rodriguez of El Paso, his wife, Raymunda Gomez, his four children and their families; son, George and Cecilia Rodriguez, son, Johnny Rodriguez, son, Rafael and Marta Rodriguez and daughter, Alma and Scott Clements all of Odessa. He is also survived by his brothers, Salvador Rodriguez of Odessa, Fernando Rodriguez of El Paso, Rodrigo Rodriguez of Odessa, Armando Rodriguez of El Paso and Simón Rodríguez of El Paso; as well as his sisters Elida Rodríguez, Lupe Rodríguez, Margarita Villareal and Julia Mendoza, all of El Paso. He will be lovingly remembered by his twelve grandchildren, nine great-granchildren and his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. His Christian Burial Mass will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

His family would like to thank all of those that have lent their support throughout his passing for their thoughts and prayers.

Francisca Gallegos Hernandez
 Francisca Gallegos Hernandez, age 93, of Odessa, passed away TuesdayApril 4, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Wednesday, February 19, 1913 in Maijoma, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Ernesto Hernandez in 1930 in Ojinaga.
Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are three sons,  Guillermo Hernandez of Presidio, Valentin Hernandez of Ojinaga, Mexico and Enrique Hernandez of Kermit; five daughters, Guadalupe Bonilla of Eastland, Tx, Margarita Juarez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Matilde Luna and Angelina Salazar both of Odessa and Angelia Alvarado of Midland, six sisters, four brothers and numerous Grandchildren, Great and Great-Great Grandchildren.
Francisca was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Crensio Hernandez.
Rosary was held WednesdayApril 5, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. Interment followed on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Monte Bustillos Cementario in El Mulato, Ojinaga, Mexico.

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