Obituaries 2018

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Colonus Roberson Jr 2018

Colonus Roberson, Jr.

Nick-Name "JR" or "Junior"

Colonus Roberson, Jr. received his call on December 22, 2018 when our Lord and Savior called his name. He was born to Colonus Roberson, Sr. and Elnora Roberson on January 2, 1951 in Odessa, TX. He only missed being a New Year’s baby by a few minutes.

He attended ECISD public school at Douglas and Milam Elementary, and graduated from Ector High in 1969. Meanwhile, he was an excellent baseball and pool player. As a teenager he worked for the Robinson Gulf Station on Dixie Ave. He became one of the best mechanics to know; which coupled with his adamant desire to be an entrepreneur.  He was the proud owner of the Village Market, Wanda’s Deli and West Texas Drug and & Alcohol Testing. Previous employment was the Clover House.

He attended the Church of Christ located at Highland & Bunche.

Junior was preceded in death by both parents and all of his siblings. Siblings are as followed: May Medlock, Columbus (Lum) Medlock, AD and RD Medlock, Maxine Medlock and Joyce Marie Thomas.

Surviving are his aunts: Edna Fields and Altha Mae Rand.

He also leaves to cherish a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Homegoing Celebration will be 10:00 am Friday, January 4, 2019 at Highland and Bunche Street Church of Christ, officiated by Bro. Gene O. Collins. Interment follows at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Paul Kent Johnson Jr 2018
Paul Kent Johnson, Jr.

Paul Kent Johnson, Jr., age 58, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, December 22, 2018.  He was born in Odessa on Wednesday, December 14, 1960 to Paul Kent Sr. and Mary Olive (Burdine) Johnson.  He was a Permian High School graduate and had participated in the Permian choir. Kent's work career spanned a variety of jobs including time share property manager, box manufacturer, tow truck driver and (most recently) a drill collar inspector for his dad's business, Johnson's Inspection Service.

Kent loved country music and enjoyed singing.  He was a talented singer and had sung at the Wylie Opry.  Kent had a giving heart and a soft spot for children.  He loved to shop and give gifts and could be depended upon to spend hours filling Easter eggs for the church Easter egg hunt every year.  In recent years, he helped to care for his parents and was attentive to their needs. Kent enjoyed spending time in Ruidoso. He would spend all year planning his next creative homemade ice cream concoction for the Collier family reunion where he loved to spend time with his extended family - especially his Arkansas cousins.  

Those left to cherish his memory are his son: Jensen MacKenzie "Mac" Johnson of Abilene; parents:  Paul and Mary Johnson of Odessa; sister: Sharon Allmon and husband Tommie and their sons:  Drew Allmon and his wife Rachael and Ryan Allmon, all of Bryan, TX.

His maternal grandparents:  Clyde and Georgia Burdine and paternal grandparents:  Ken and Pauline Johnson and Vonna Johnson, precede him in death.

The family will receive friends in the parlor of the Odessa 1st Church of the Nazarene Friday evening, January 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Memorial services will be held at the Odessa 1st Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Rev. Terry Pierce and Rev. Deborah Puckett will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Youth Ministries at Odessa 1st Church of the Nazarene would be greatly appreciated.

Jerry W Holt 2018
Jerry Wayne Holt

Jerry Wayne Holt, age 61, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Sunday, December 30, 1956 in Nashville, TN to Lonzo Wesley Holt and Naomi Jean Mansfield.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Georgette Holt; mother: Naomi Dayney and husband Richard; daughters: Lena Lozano and husband Julian, Jeania Martinez, and Jerri Levario and husband Roland; brother: Darryl Laurenzana; sisters: Diana Tank, Janet Williams and Sherry Cassel; grandchildren: Monique, Alexandria, Victoria, Yolanda, Dylan and Mark; and great-grandchildren: Derek, Nathanael and A’zariah. He was also loved and will be missed by his cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father and brothers: David Holt and Mark Laurenzana.

Memorial service will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 28, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Susan Kay Harrison Jones 2018
Susan Kay Harrison Jones

Susan Kay Harrison Jones, age 65, was born August 19, 1953 in Odessa, TX to Wayne O. Harrison and Edwina Wood. She passed away December 25, 2018 after a long battle.

Susan graduated from Odessa High School in 1971. She retired from Medical Center Hospital after 21 years of service. She loved and cared for her dogs: Cool Hand Luke, Outlaw Josie Wells, Miss Terra and Buster Bear so much. She was an amazing grandmother and loved to hear her grandchildren call for “Nana.”  Susan will be forever missed and remembered by her best friend and husband, and her memory will be cherished by the many people she touched with her kindness.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years: Winton “Dick” Jones; sons: Clayton Bob and Blake Bryan; daughter: Jennifer Jones Feeler and husband Caleb; mother: Edwina Harrison Kenney; brothers:  Byron Harrison and wife Sherri, and Alan Harrison and wife Darla; and sister: Diana Beth Harrison; and grandchildren, Isabell and Blake Bryan, and Carter Feeler.

She is preceded in death by her father: Wayne O. Harrison; and grandparents: Alvin and Mozelle Wood.

Graveside Services will be 10:00 am Friday, December 28, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Glen Turnbo 2018
(Eldon) Glen Turnbo

(Eldon) Glen Turnbo, age 88, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Midland, TX. Glen will be remembered by his family and friends for his ready wit, his sense of humor, his loyalty to his friends, and his love of life. But of his many admirable qualities, the most outstanding was Glen’s generous spirit. His wallet was always open to anyone who needed a helping hand - family, friends, students, or strangers. His philosophy was, “If I have the money and someone needs it, it’s theirs.”

Glen was born January 5, 1930 in Amarillo, TX. He was the third of eight siblings born to Yokley Elbredge Turnbo and Janet Bernice Boulware Turnbo.

In January 1951, Glen married his long-time sweetheart Olga Celesta Arnold while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. They had two children, Steven Glen and Gaila Lynn. Glen and Olga were married for 42 years before her death in 1993.

After he was discharged from the Navy, Glen earned a degree in Industrial Arts from West Texas State College in Canyon, TX. He hadn’t planned to teach, but a job as an “emergency” 5th grade teacher in Panhandle, TX landed him in the middle of a 33-year career in education. For 28 of those years he taught in Kermit, TX as an industrial arts teacher and in Wink, TX as a drafting and auto mechanics teacher.

During his career, Glen was recognized but the Texas Industrial Arts Association as the “Outstanding Regional Industrial Arts Teacher of 1972”. This was a fitting accolade, because Glen was a master in construction and especially in fine woodworking. All he needed for a project were vision of it in his mind and the proper tools and materials.  But his main “awards” came from the respect he earned from his many students. He touched lives of his students in ways that were sometimes life-changing and dramatic.

Glen spent his leisure time in activities he loved: woodworking, playing golf and especially hanging out at Lake Amistad where his family spent many pleasurable hours fishing, boating and entertaining friends.

Glen married Sharon Terry Winn in 1994, and they spent 21 years traveling and doing the things retired people enjoy. Sharon passed away in 2015.

Glen is survived by his son: Steve Turnbo of Wink; daughter: Gail Couser and husband Carl of San Antonio; brothers, Harold Turnbo and wife Faye of Oklahoma City, OK, Jimmy Turnbo of San Antonio, and Joe Turnbo and wife Carol of Midland; sisters, Wanda Johnson of Lubbock and Betty Lou Merrick and husband Clarence of Pampa; grandchildren: Danna McFadden and husband Mike of Colorado Springs, CO, Eldon Glen Turnbo, II of Llano, Celesta Yoder and husband Mike of Houston, Sarah Turnbo of Wink, Aaron Morris and wife Brittney of Houston, and Christopher Morris and fiancée Kat Brazil of Houston; and great-grandchildren: Riker Seats, Reina Seats, Caseton Yoder and Claire Morris.

He was preceded in death by one brother: Nathan Turnbo and sister: Priscilla Norris.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 2 PM at Kermit Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow on Friday, January 25, 2019 at a time and location to be determined in San Antonio.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.

Stephanie Velasquez 2018
Stephanie Alicia Velasquez

Stephanie Alicia Velasquez, age 31, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born Tuesday, February 24, 1987 in Crane, TX to Michael Velasquez and Ofelia Dominguez.

“Munkey” was a very outgoing people person who loved to joke and laugh. She had a very unique and contagious laugh. She was loved and loved everyone and nobody was a stranger to her.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her father: Michael Velasquez and wife Gabbie of Odessa; mother: Ofelia Dominguez and Eric Pifer of Waco; brothers: David Dominguez and Adrian Dominguez of Crane, and Kaleb Lozano of Odessa; sisters: Courtney Soto and husband Matt, Pricilla Madrid and husband Adam, and Jacquelyn Velasquez all of Odessa; grandparents: Manuela Velasquez of Odessa, and Eduardo and Francisca Dominguez of Crane; uncle: Lonny Velasquez and wife Laura of Odessa; aunts: Olivia Pacheco and husband Saul of McCamey; Olga Morris and Oralia Sanchez and husband Jaime of Crane, Elizabeth Holcombe and husband Jayson, Leslie Thurman and husband Darren, and Alissa Rodriguez, all of Odessa, and Rebecca Velasquez of East Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather: Robert Velasquez.

A Rosary will be recited 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 3, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church will the interment to follow at 1:30 pm at Crane Memorial Cemetery in Crane, TX.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Francisco A Llanez 2018
Francisco Albidrez Llanez

Francisco Albidrez Llanez, age 62, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Tuesday, July 24, 1956 in Lamesa, TX to Eraclio H. Llanez and Librada Albidrez.

Francisco was a good person who always wanted to help. He loved to joke around and play pranks on everyone. He was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and camping on his time off. He collected hot wheels and loved fishing around for antiques of every kind. Francisco loved estate sales.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Angel Llanez and Francisco Pasdar-Shirazi (Co-May); brothers: Pedro Llanez (Mary), and Mario Llanez and (Patricia); sisters: Catarina Flasshoff (Freida), Conrada Elsa LLanez and Adela Garza (Rene); and grandchildren: Angel Jr. (Isabel) Llanez, Auron Pasdar- Shirazi and Hanna Pasdar Shirazi.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Ursulo and Liborio Llanez; and sisters: Beatrice Ojeda and Clara Llanez.

Viewing will be from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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