Obituaries 2019

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Elidora Arevalo de Ramos 2019
Eliodora Arevalo de Ramos

Eliodora Arevalo de Ramos age 75, of Presidio, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Friday, July 19, 2019.  She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on November 27, 1943 to the late Uriel and Elisa (Zubia) Arevalo.

She is survived by her husband:  Gabriel Ramos; four sons:  Eduardo Ramos, Elei Ramos, Gabriel Ramos, Jr. and Edgar Ramos; three daughters:  Alma DeAnda, Noemi Muniz and Otillia Arazate; seven brothers and seven sisters; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico with burial to follow at Colinas del Eden. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.

Andrew Garcia 2019
Andrew Joel Garcia

Andrew Joel Garcia, age 24, of Odessa, passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Tuesday, February 7, 1995 in Pecos, TX to D’Andra Florez.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Safire Benavidez Garcia; daughter: Izariah Garcia; son: Ajaceon Garcia; mother: D’Andra Palomino; grandmother: Susan Palomino; brothers: Robert Fernandez and Mark Anthony Paiz; and sister: Cassie Paz.

Visitation at the funeral home begins Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Jerry Whittington 2019
Jerry Lynn Whittington

Jerry Lynn Whittington, age 75, of Odessa, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 21, 2019.  He was born in Comanche, OK on August 25, 1943 to Johnny Francis Whittington and Dora Ollie (Barner) Whittington.  Jerry married Nelda LaVonne Fuller in Odessa on September 19, 1980. 

Jerry worked in the oilfield as a pipeline welder. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. He was a true hardcore American, unwavering in his love and faith in God and our country.  He loved his family dearly.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Nelda Whittington of Odessa; his children:  Ronda Richardson and husband Terry of Taylor, TX, Diana Olson and husband Ron of Liberty, TX, Cindy Whittington-Smith and husband Clayton of Fort Pierce, Florida, April Ann Frazier and husband Chris of Manor, TX, Dori Clapp and husband Ryan of Midland, TX, Tamera Scott of Odessa, Deedra Chadwick of Odessa, Wynter Monette of Scottsdale, AZ, and Celeste Reynolds and husband Bryan of Troy, TX; and four sisters: Zela Krista of Dayton, NV, Reta Crawford of Odessa, Jean Mikel  and husband Charles of Gladewater, TX and Aloha Smith and husband James of Farmington, NM; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents:  Johnny and Dora Ollie (Barnes) Whittington; grandparents; step-son:  Bradley Wiginton; four brothers: Billy, Johnny, Alonzo and Paul Whittington; and four sisters: Linda Newberry, Janice Holt, Anita Mann and Ruth Ann Robertson.

A celebration of life with military honors will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Donnie Rollie.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jeremy R Walsh 2019
Jeremy Ryan Walsh

Jeremy Ryan Walsh, age 33, of Odessa, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was born Tuesday, April 8, 1986 in Anaheim, CA to William Judson and Nancy Ann Walsh.

Jeremy had a big laugh and an ever bigger heart. He loved his cartoons, reptiles, snakes and hunting anything reptile related. At one point, Jeremy owned around 250 reptiles. He was very talented and owned his own granite business at one point.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Kimberly Nicole Mooney Walsh of Odessa; sons: Jacob, Jerett, J. and Judson Walsh all of Anaheim; daughter: Kassie Walsh of Odessa; father: William Walsh and wife Cynthia of Placentia, CA; mother: Nancy Walsh of Odessa; brothers: Jason Walsh and fiancé Robynn Moore of San Antonio; James Walsh and wife Kylee of South Oggden, Utah; and Joseph “Joey” Walsh of Tacoma, Washington; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Jack Eugene Walsh and Mildred and John Sedlucky.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lydia Lopez Soto 2019
Lydia Lopez Soto

Lydia Lopez Soto passed away at her home in Odessa on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the age of 78.  She began her earthly journey in San Angelo, TX, born May 29, 1941 to the late Isabel Lopez and Antonia (Sosa) Martinez.  She married Panfilo Almendares Soto in Odessa April 10, 1958 and together they raised six children before separated by his death in 2009. Lydia was self employed as a care taker.

Lydia loved shopping, especially dollar store bargains.  Her passion was cooking and she enjoyed crafting her own homemade delights.  She loved Thanksgiving and everyone loved her homemade stuffing.  Lydia took great pride in her appearance. She got up early and always carried herself well.  She enjoyed social media, especially Facebook.  A caregiver, she took care of elderly people and loved to help.  She took great satisfaction in caring for her family. Her grandbabies and great-grandbabies were her greatest joy.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Edward "Eddie" Soto and Robert Soto, both of Odessa; daughters:  Yolanda Hidalgo of Odessa and Gloria Soto of Houston; numerous brothers; three sisters; sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband:  Panfilo "Pete" Soto; and two sons:  Henry Soto and Richard Soto.

A prayer service will be held at Acres West on Thursday at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at Odessa II Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will include David Delao, Daniel Delao, Juan Juarez Jr., Henry Soto Jr., Richard Soto Jr., Edward "Eddie" Soto, John Jacob and Raquel Arenivas.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David C Salazar 2019
David Cruz Salazar

David Cruz Salazar, age 66, of Odessa, passed from this life at his home in Odessa on Monday, July 22, 2019. He was born in Lubbock, TX on Thursday, December 4, 1952 to Jose J. and Espiria (Cruz) Salazar.  David was a diesel mechanic.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter:  Vida Salazar; son:  Daniel Salazar and wife Tara; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers:  John Salazar and wife Frances and Joe Salazar and his wife Rosa; and six sisters:  Irma Salazar, Hilda Tagle and husband Roy, Linda Araiza, Doreen Natividad and husband Benito, Sally Tenorio and husband Eddie, and Irene Lucero and husband Pete; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Jose and Espiria Salazar, his brother:  Lionel Salazar, and his sister:  Rosalinda Salazar.

Prayer services will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.  Funeral services will be at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm, officiated by Israel Zavala.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Michael A Nock 2019
Michael Allen Nock

Michael Allen Nock, age 51, of Andrews, TX, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 with his beloved chihuahua, Mr. Piggy in Winkler County. He was born Friday, December 1, 1967 in Andrews, TX to Carol Ann and Charles Joseph Nock, Sr.

Michael was always laughing and telling jokes. He loved to travel, fishing and camping, and working. He was so full of life.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Paula Ann Nock; sons: Michael Lopez and husband Jimmy Cobos, and Matthew Nock and wife Sarah; daughter: Savanna Nock and husband Kevin; mother: Carol Ann Rowe; brothers: Eddie Nock, Charles “Bo” Nock, Jr., Jason Nock and Toby Nock; sister: Elizabeth Suzanne Hayes; grandchildren: Aaidyn, Jasper Kevin, Shawn Mykal, and Wesley; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father: Charles Joseph Nock, Sr.; son: Tanner Allen Nock; and his beloved dog: Mr. Piggy.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David D Dye 2019
David Darwin Dye

David Darwin Dye, 57, of Odessa, Texas passed July 22, 2019.   He was born in Abilene, Texas January 13, 1962 to James Darwin Dye and Evelyn Flanagan-Dye.

David attended school at Judson High School in Converse, Texas.  He lived his youthful years with his father in Big Spring, San Antonio and Marion, Texas.   He spoke fondly of his early youth, and adult years involved in the advertisement business of signs and billboards in San Antonio.   David had many skills.  His many interest included God, yoga, reading, financial, singing, gardening, animal care, and drums.  He fondly cherished memories of old San Antonio, and the Spurs.   Odessa College truck driving school awarded him their highest award the Harold Jenkins Excellence, in 2010, along with their lowest award of Class Clown.  He was self-employed.

David’s mother passed when he was a toddler.  Family said that he would make his own bed and get himself ready for church.  He rededicated his life to Christ January 2014.  David lived life full throttle, until he physically died twice December 2014.  God allowed his body breath again to fulfill his calling.  David often said, “God does many things.  It is not important to how it is done; it is that God did it.” 

He is preceded in death by his father James “Jim” Dye, his mother Evelyn, and stepmother Phyllis.  Brother James Walker.  Grandparents: Dale & Thelma Kohler-Dye of S. D.; William H. Flanagan & Wilma Pruitt-Hollowell of Abilene, and uncle: Erwin Dye of Minn. 

Survivors are his wife and dearest friend Mary Felkins Dye; Step-daughters:  Misty & Justin Ballard, Christine & Daniel Hail, Melissa & Derek Kreutzer, and Cassidy Vail & Travis Norwood.  Step-grands are Katelyn & Justin Ballard, Carson Millsap, Jayden Hail, Logan & Westin Norwood.   Sister: Victoria & Daniel Rodriguez of Abilene, stepsister: Roxie & Scotty Wells of Odessa, Dennis Dye, Carol Dye Scott.  Many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Gathering @ Acres West Funeral Chapel Saturday July 27th @ 2 pm in the Back Chapel.  

David Shipman 2019
David Ray Shipman

David Ray Shipman, age 64, passed from this life Wednesday, July 24, 2019 In Odessa, TX.  He was born Friday, September 10, 1954 in Abilene, TX.

David was the quarterback for the Permian High School Football team from 1970-1973.  In the 1972-73 season David led the Permian Panthers to their second State Championship.  After his great success at Permian He went on to be the quarterback for Texas A&M University. 

David was an avid bow hunter with an extraordinary skill as a bowman.  He had a great time hunting deer, birds, and exotics.  He also enjoyed fishing and outdoor sports.  He was an exceptional outdoorsman.   For David, his sun shines through his grandbabies.  His Aunt Geet remembers taking care of his little malti-poo dog, Bonnie Boo.  Bonnie Boo came into his life in 2016 and has been by his side ever since.  One of David’s favorite moments was when Aunt Geet would make him chicken fried steak. 

David was an electrician by trade and started DSR Electric in 2007.  He built a phenomenal business through hard work, honesty, and a desire to the job right the first time.  He was a brilliant man with a deep seated faith in our Saviour.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Gaye Brammer Shipman; son: Jacob Shipman and wife Brandie of Odessa; daughter: Geni Bell and husband Jimmy of Odessa; and grandchildren: Sophie Shipman, Emilie Bell and J.J. Bell.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Bible Baptist Church (2801 Iola Drive, Odessa, TX 79764).  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Joel Dickson Smith 2019
Joel Dickson Smith

Joel Dickson Smith, age 80, of Odessa, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  He was born in Effington, IL on May 12, 1939 to the late Angus Carlyle Smith and Margaret McNeil Smith.  He was a retired professor.

Joel graduated from Midland High School in 1957 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1962.  He went on to earn his master's degree through UTPB.  He worked as a lab tech at Parkview Hospital in Midland for about 5 years and then for many years at Medical Center in Odessa.  He founded the Lab Technology program at Odessa College and retired from OC after 22 years of service.

He is survived by his brother:  Angus Smith and wife Angela of Alpharetta, GA; sister:  Sheila Throckmorton and husband Dan of Cleburne, TX; four nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his baby sister, Allison.

A Celebration of Life / Memorial Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, officiated by Father Mark Woodruff. 

Interment will be privately held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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