Obituaries 2014

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Guadalupe Granados
Guadalupe Granados

Guadalupe Granados, age 83, of Odessa, passed away at her home on October 7, 2014.  She was born in Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico on December 11, 1930 to the late Seferino and Josepha (Vega) Garcia.  She was Catholic.

Guadalupe was a homemaker, who loved to cook and sew.  She took pride in keeping her home clean and beautiful with flowers and plants.  Her family was everything to her.  She had a sweet tooth and enjoyed watching her novellas. 

Her parents, husband:  Paulino Granados, and daughter:  Manuela Lujan, and her siblings, all precede her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons:  Gaspar Granados and Gustavo Granados, both of Odessa, and Manuel Granados of Ojinaga; daughters:  Delma Galindo  and husband Carlos and Martha Carrasco and husband Carlos, all of Ojinaga, Teresa Bueno and husband Jaime of Andrews, and Nancy Nieto and husband Jesus of Odessa; twenty-three grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren.

Rosary was recited at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Secundino Razo 
Secundino “Nino” Razo

Secundino “Nino” Razo, age 93, of Odessa, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at his home.  He was born in Ft. Davis, TX on January 15, 1921 to the late Secundino and Basilia (Jasso) Razo.  He married Herminia Dominguez in Ft. Davis on July 6, 1940.  He was Catholic.

Secundino was a true cowboy.  He worked as a ranch hand for 55 years.  He loved working with horses and was a first class camp cook, famous for his biscuits – especially at Bloys Camp Meeting.  He was first choice for the cook on roundups.  A hard working man, he spent much of his time riding the range.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Herminia Razo of Odessa; son:  Secundino “Sonny” Razo and wife Delpha of El Paso; daughters:  Elena Martinez and husband Manuel of El Paso and Teresa Sailler and husband Russell of Odessa; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Rosary will be recited at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ft. Davis at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 11, 2014 with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 am, officiate by Father Robert Coby.  Interment follows services at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Elsie E Underwood  Elsie Underwood
Elsie Elaine (Smith) Underwood

Saturday morning, October 11, 2014, God called home one of the strongest women that He ever created:  Elsie Elaine (Smith) Underwood, 68, of Odessa.  She was put on this earth to take care of all of us – born in Weleetka, OK on April 25, 1946 to Marybelle Elsie (Ehrhart) Smith-Gaddis and the late Albert Anderson Smith.  She put everything into making sure that we were all okay and had the patience of Job.

Elsie enjoyed life and never complained about anything.  She took in anyone who needed anything, putting the needs of others before her own.  She loved without boundaries and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren beyond measure.  Family was always her first priority and she could be counted on for a sympathetic ear or a helping hand, without judgment or conditions.  A people person, she loved to talk and visit, and traveling was a favorite pastime.

An active member of her community, Elsie served for many years in the Order of the Eastern Star and was a longtime member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church.  She was a charter member of the Pilot Club of Odessa and participated for over 25 years.  She and her husband, Frank, owned and operated Auto Kool of Texas for 45 years.  After retirement, and until the very day she left this earth, she worked for Domino’s Pizza on West University – where she loved her coworkers and enjoyed her job.

Elsie will be met at the pearly gates by her Lord and Savior.  Also welcoming her to her heavenly home will be her husband:  Franklin R. Underwood, her father:  A. A. Smith, brother:  John Smith, Sr., and her granddaughter:  Brittney Elaine Underwood.

She is survived by her mother:  Marybelle (Smith) Gaddis and husband Harold, daughter:  Tammy Underwood Duke and husband Mark, and god-son:  David Mallow and wife Tiffany, all of Odessa; granddaughters:  Ashley Llanez of Odessa and Kathy Llanez of Arkansas; great-grandchildren:  Elaine Thompson, Ross Blevins, Natalie Frasier, Shyanne Blevins, Jameson Simons, Austin Llanez, Harley Simons, Kalliope Highfill, and Brittan Highfill; brother:  Joe Albert Smith and wife Dorothy of Odessa; and a multitude of family and friends who loved her dearly and knew her as “Grandma”, “Mom”, and “Aunt Elsie”. 

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, officiated by Pastor Clark Racca.  Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at the Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Abilene. 

The family requests memorial donations to the Benevolence Fund at Grace Christian Fellowship Church.

Weldon Vaughn Huckeba
Weldon Vaughn Huckeba, 59, of Odessa passed away in Odessa on October 12, 2014. Weldon was born to the late Charley E. Huckeba and Bernice (Morrison) Huckeba on March 6, 1955 in Odessa. Weldon worked as a laborer in the oil field.

Weldon was very sweet. He used to pick on Sharon and Debbie when they were young. Weldon was a workaholic and loved to work in the oilfield, he also used to work with his brother Charles in Tyler Texas.

Survivors are his son: Hunter Huckeba of Woodward Oklahoma, two brothers: Charles R. Huckeba of Odessa and Morris D. Huckeba and wife Freida of Ruidoso, NM. Nieces: Debby McCollum, Sharon Trout both of Odessa, Cindy Johnson of Midland, Stacie Huckeba of Nashville TN. And four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Sunset Cemetery on October 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. officiated by the Reverend Jimmy Braswell. Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa.
Brad Prentice
Brad Lee Prentice

Brad Lee Prentice, age 21, of Odessa, passed away on October 14, 2014 in San Angelo, TX. He was born in San Angelo, TX to Robert Earnest and Tina Annette (Byrne) Prentice.

Brad always had a can do attitude. Most of the time, he wanted to do things despite his handicap. He loved life and never met a stranger, even animals were attracted to him. Brad was an avid game player and dreamed of designing his own game one day. He was a very generous person, would give his shirt off his back, food off his plate, and even his video games and toys because he knew other kids didn’t have any. This was true even in at the end, when he signed up for the donor registration. Because of this, someone can now see, breath and even live and love longer due to his thoughtfulness and kindness.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his parents:  Robert and Tina Prentice; brothers: Skyler Prentice, Colby Pogue, Bryan Prentice, Jayson Prentice, all of Odessa, TX, and David Myrick and Kyle York, both of Midland, TX; sisters: Ryan Richardson of San Angleo, TX, Kathy and husband Donnie Fredrick of Odessa, Sherry and husband Rudy Carrillo of Corpus Christi, TX, and Tonya and husband Ronnie Hofer of Kerrville, TX.

Brad was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Lorette Denton, paternal grandparents: Herman and Jean Prentice, and his brother: Shawn Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at First United Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1 pm, officiated by Pastor Terry Pugh. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Pablo Fierro
Pablo S. “Paul” Fierro

Pablo S. “Paul” Fierro, 84, of Odessa was called to heaven on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital. Paul was born April 20, 1930 in Marathon, Texas to the late Francisco Aguilar and Maria (Sarabia) Fierro.

Paul loved wrestling and baseball, two of his favorite pastimes that he just couldn’t do without. He enjoyed doing yard work, listening to Spanish music and dancing. Paul was a simple man who loved sharing his many stories.

Those left to cherish his memories are two sons: Joel Fierro Rodriguez of Odessa and Paul Fierro, Jr. of Fort Stockton; two brothers: Pete S. Fierro (Clara) of Fort Stockton and Frank S. Fierro of Virginia; two sisters: Margarita Galarza of Pueblo, Colorado and Irene Miranda (Teodoro) of Monahans. He also leaves behind lots of nieces and nephews.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 PM, Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial to be held Monday, October 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

McKayl Flores
McKayla Kay Flores

McKayla Kay Flores, an infant, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa on October 16, 2014. McKayla was born to Michael Paul Flores and Claudia Melina Esquivel Flores on October 16, 2014 in Odessa.

Survivors are her parents: Michael Paul Flores and Claudia Melina Flores of Odessa, paternal grandparents: Ray Flores of Lubbock and Gladys Nunez of Odessa, two brothers: Michael Ray Flores and Kevin Angel Flores of Odessa; and three sisters: Mia Flores, Lydia Flores and Natalie Flores all of Odessa.

Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Los Angeles Gardens of Ector County Cemetery at 9:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Alma Olivas.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa Texas.

Daniel Vasquez
Daniel S. Vasquez
Daniel S. Vasquez, age 65 of Odessa, went to be with his Lord on Friday, October 17, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born April 4, 1949 in Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Cresencio and Margarita (Samaniego) Vasquez.

Daniel was a music enthusiast. He loved to sing and play guitar. And the best part of it all was singing and playing music all day with his brother in law, Reynaldo.

Daniel is lovingly remembered by one son: Daniel Gonzalez of Denver, Colorado; three brothers: Santos Vasquez of Phoenix, AZ, Carlos Vasquez (Maria) of Dona, TX and Ramon Vasquez (Estella) of Liberal, KS and one sister: Lilia Valenzuela (Reynaldo) of Odessa.

Prayer services are scheduled for 7:00 PM, Monday, October20, 2014 with Funeral Services scheduled for 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Acres West 24 Hr Chapel with Pastor Ray Ochoa officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa.
JoAnn Sparks
JoAnn Sparks

JoAnn Sparks, age 75, passed from this life on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born on May 26, 1939 in Loraine, TX to L.D. and Lillian (Gayle) May. She married Gerald Sparks, Sr. on March 23, 1958 and spent 53 wonderful years with him until his passing in June of 2011.

JoAnn was an awesome woman who cherished her family. She loved family gatherings, watching the rain and enjoyed traveling with her husband. She was a people person and was always ready to give helpful advice. She will be missed dearly but we find comfort in knowing she is united with her Lord and her beloved husband.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons: Steve Sparks and wife Wendy and Gerald “Sandy” Sparks, Jr.; one daughter: Darnell Jones and husband Trevis; two brothers: Larry and Robert May; four grandchildren: Tiffany Patterson, Blake Sparks, Keisha Arnold and Mason Sparks; and three great grandchildren: Trinity Sparks, Serenity Sparks and Braydon Patterson, all of Odessa.

Preceding her in death are her husband: Gerald Sparks, Sr.; parents: L.D. and Lillian May; and one grandson: Bradley “Brad” Sparks.

Memorial services will be privately held. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Johnny Henderson  Johnny L Henderson
Johnny Lee Henderson

Johnny Lee Henderson, age 66, of Voss, TX passed away at his home on Sunday, October 19, 2014.  He was born in Leonardtown, MD on January 24, 1948 to the late Carl and Laline (Hallmark) Henderson.  He was a US Army Veteran and worked in the oilfield in flow testing.

Those left to cherish his memory are two sons:  Tim Henderson and wife Trista and Zachary Henderson, all of Odessa; daughter:  Brenda Merritt of Lubbock; brother:  Joe Henderson and wife Shelly of Odessa; sister:  Francis Farrell and husband Joe of Gladewater; two grandchildren:  Coreban Merritt and Rylee Rose Henderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, his son:  Michael Henderson, and his brother:  Gary Henderson, precede him in death.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday, October 24, 2014 at Acres West Funeral ChapelArrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Thomas A Jones III
Thomas Alexander Jones III, “Tad”

Thomas Alexander Jones III, “Tad”, age 74, of Odessa, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Cisco, TX on October 26, 1939 to the late Thomas Alexander Jones, Jr. and Christine Dalah (Eoff) Jones.  He was a substitute school teacher.

He is survived by his niece and nephew:  Cathy Cagle Miller and Chris Cagle of Odessa.

His parents and his sister:  Kay Loy Cagle, precede him in death.

Graveside memorial services will be at a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Santos Polanco
Santos Polanco

Santos Polanco, 91, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Odessa. He was born in Mulato, Ojinaga, Mexico on Thursday, November 2, 1922 to Teofilo and Cipriana (Ibarra) Polanco. Santos met the love of his life, Maria (Galindo) Polanco and married her in August of 1962 in Rancho La Virgen, Mexico.

Santos was a wonderful and social man. He loved people. Santos enjoyed being outside; he liked to take care of animals and he greatly enjoyed horseback riding. Santos was very strong man with an incredible will to live. He had a strong and unwavering faith. Santos was an extremely organized individual, and with a great memory to boot. He loved to sing. Santos also enjoyed keeping in contact with his family, it was very important to him. Santos was a very smart and intelligent man, and he enjoyed doing word finds and reading a good book or two.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter Antonia and husband Eustacio Ramirez of Odessa; brother Prudencio and wife Florentina Polanco of Odessa; sisters Elva Polanco of Odessa, and Cuca Polanco of Marfa, TX; and grandchildren Adaly and Daniel Ramirez, both of Odessa.

Santos was preceded in death by his wife Maria (Galindo) Polanco and parents Teofilo and Cipriana (Ibarra) Polanco.

There will be a rosary held on Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23, 2014 at 7 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be 9 am, Friday, October 24, 2014, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and will be officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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