Obituaries 2020

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Christopher Walker 2020
Christopher Ross Walker

Christopher Ross Walker, age 34, of Odessa passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born in Rankin, TX on Thursday, September 12, 1985 to Becky Perry and Ross Walker.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Megan Walker; sons: Cohen, Colten, Jordan and Dak Walker; parents: Ross Walker and wife Rebecca and Becky Wilson and husband Donnie; paternal grandmother-in-law: Alicia Loe; paternal grandfather-in-law; Cruz Loe; paternal grandmother: Billie Jo Walker; maternal grandmother: Peggy Perry; brothers: Daniel Loe, Clayton Walker, Colby Walker and Christopher Wilson; sisters: Raeley Wilson, Penny Wilson and Nicole Walker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Jack Perry and paternal grandfather: Joe Walker.

Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Davis, Austin Velasquez, Blake Graves, Jon Melendez, Albert Martinez and Robby Barriga.
Public visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Saturday January 4, 2020 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, January 6, 2020 at Odessa Bible Church, officiated by Pastor Bob Thayer. Burial will follow at the Odessa II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ray Stuart McCorkle 2020
Ray Stuart McCorkle

Ray Stuart McCorkle, age 81, of Odessa, departed for his heavenly home from Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  He began his earthly journey in Mineral Springs, AR on Thursday, August 25, 1938 born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee McCorkle.  He served in the US Marines.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of 42 years:  Carol Brown McCorkle of Odessa; son:  Jon E. Busick of Peyton, CO; three daughters: Candace Zielinski of Odessa, Rayetta Lantzy of Colorado and Georgeann Cerda of Colorado; sister: June McCorkle; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son:  Lon D. Busick.

Memorial services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  Pastor Mike Bartlett will officiate.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Bobbye Fisher 2020  Bobby L Fisher 2020
Bobbye Loyce Fisher

Bobbye Loyce Fisher, age 76, of Midland, passed away at Midland Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  She was born in Monahans, TX on November 1, 1943 to the late Jesse Edmond and Loyce Mildred (Suggs) Sims.  Bobbye was a retired childcare provider who absolutely loved working in daycare.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be deeply missed.  Some of her favorite hobbies included sewing, scrapbooking, tracing genealogical roots and travel.

Those left to carry on her loving legacy are her sons: Daryn Fisher and wife Angela and Shauyn Fisher; sister: Billye Rider and husband Michael; grandchildren:  Paxtyn and Carsyn Fisher; nieces:  LeNee Grice and Penny Colon; and numerous extended family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband:  George Michael Fisher.

Memorial services will be privately held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Toney Linder 2020
Toney Linder

Tonette Loraine "Toney" Linder, age 64, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2020.  She was born in Odessa on July 1, 1955 to Rupert Ellis Stephens and Juanita Lucille (Williams) Pyburn.  She went to beauty college, then on to become a CNA. Toney was a caretaker at heart, who took pride in her work as a CNA. 

A mother hen, she was a friendly person with a big heart who was always there for you when you needed her.  She enjoyed hosting get-togethers and was the go-to for organizing and decorating for family weddings.  Toney could fix anything that was broken and would help anyone with anything.  A loving wife for 48 years, she was also a devoted mother and grandmother whose grandbabies and great-grandbabies were the apple of her eye.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband: Dennis Linder; mother:  Juanita Pyburn; son:  Dennis Linder II and wife Tandra; daughter: Katrina Wade and husband Steve; brother:  John David Stephens and wife Brenda; sister:  Tammie Stephens; friends and caretakers:  Debbie Edwards and Jesse Carter; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous extended family members and friends.

Toney is preceded in death by her dad: Rupert E. Stephens; brother:  Rupert E. Stephens II; mother-in-law:  Evalo Mosley; and grandpa:  John Moody Williams.

Funeral services are pending at this time. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Alvaro Sanchez Brito
Alvaro Sanchez Brito
Alvaro Sanchez Brito, 75, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Midland, TX. He was born Saturday, February 19, 1944 in Ejido Pocitos Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, MX to the late Nasario and Paula Brito Sanchez.

Alvaro was a jokester with a lot of friends. He was always happy and loved music and dancing. He loved life and cherished every moment with his family. Alvaro enjoyed playing guitar and gathering with friends. His son Mauro was his hero and would light up his world. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and loved his family dearly. He loved going on long drives with his wife Irene by his side. Alvaro was a people person who enjoyed just sitting around and talking with friends.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Irene Acosta Sanchez; son: Mauro Sanchez and wife Sara; daughters: Sandra Payan and husband Silvino, Lourdes Saenz and husband Luis, Ofelia Carrasco and husband Rey, and Claudia Vega and husband Geronimo; grandsons: Melchor Payan and wife Adriana, Luis Saenz, Jr. and wife Arcy, Edgar Carrasco, Mauro Sanchez, Maximiliano Sanchez, Geronimo Vega, Jr., David Vega, and German Vega; granddaughters: Sandra Payan, Ivetth Marquez and husband Ernesto, Adriana Carrasco, Leslye Saenz, Sara Sanchez and Gemma Sanchez; great-grandchildren: Melchor Payan, Jr., Nathan Marquez, Daniel Marquez, Adalee Saenz and Jiovanni Carrasco; and numerous family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Agapito and Leonardo Sanchez; and sister: Guadalupe Sanchez Prieto.
Burial will be at Colinas del Eden, Ojinaga, Chihuahua.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.
Dustin Junior Garcia
Dustin Junior Garcia

Dustin Junior Garcia, age 19, was born in Arlington, TX on January 13, 2000 to Cecil Garcia Jr. and Camille Yvonne Paz.  He passed from this life unexpectedly in Odessa, TX on Saturday, January 4, 2020. 

Dustin was a fun loving person with a beautiful smile.  He enjoyed going to the lake, going shooting, listening to music, and spending time with his dad, mom and siblings.  He loved his two baby girls dearly and always made sure they were well cared for.  They were his world.  He always enjoyed family get togethers. Family time was so important to him!  His first priority was his family and he put their needs before his own.  Dustin loved playing games, which was especially fun for him because he always managed to win.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his precious daughters:  Jerelie Naya Garcia and Jadalynn Nevaeh Garcia and their mother Maria Mendoza; father:  Cecil Garcia Jr. and wife Celia; mother:  Camille Paz; grandparents:  Mary Ysasi Garcia and Jesse and Yolanda Paz; great-grandmother: Viola Martinez; brother:  Cecil Garcia III and two step brothers; sisters: Lorissa Garcia Mata and two step sisters; uncles: Joe Garcia, Mike Garcia, Jimmy Mireles, Manuel Lopez, Jesse Paz, Jr., Joshua Paz and Poncho Ramirez; aunts:  Mary Lou Jensen, PollyAnn York, Ruth Mireles, Gloria Lopez, Adriana Rico Garcia and Patty Ramirez; nieces:  Annaleigh Garcia, Itzabella Mata and Iliana Mata; nephews:  Izaiah Mata and Ivan Mata, Jr.; brother-in-law:  Ivan Mata; sister-in-law:  Alondra Tamez and cousins: Cody Lopez, Christopher Lopez, Courtney Garcia, Caleb Garcia, Brek Paz, Kaylee Paz, Branson Stork, Brenden Stork, Jennika Paz, Jase Paz, Jordan Paz and Kendra Paz.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents:  Cirilo "Cecil" Garcia and Mike Martinez; great grandparents: Jose and Refugia Ysasi; great-great grandparents:   Francisco and Guadalupe Balli; uncles:  Willie Ysasi and Martin Ysasi; aunts:  Delia Perez and Raquel Hillman; and cousins:  Rodney Cobb, Adan "Blue" Contreras and Pedro Martinez Jr.

A public visitation will be held from Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dustin - your passing has broken multiple hearts, but your memory will always live within our hearts.  It will never be the same without you.  We all love you so very much!  You were and always will be Daddy's Baby Boy.  You are loved and will be greatly missed.

Gary D Thorp 2020
Gary Daniel Thorp

Gary Daniel Thorp, 23, of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born Sunday, November 17, 1996 to Vicky (Hoffman) Thorp.

Daniel loved to play with his toys above his bed, watching cartoons and action movies which were his favorite. He was very sneaky and would give his nurses a hard time. He loved to smile and being tickled by his nurses. When Daniel would break his toys, he would always get so excited, laugh and feel accomplished when the nurses would come and set them back up. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his brothers: Devin, Keith, Diego and Victor Thorp; sisters: Alexis Thorp, Casey Thorp, Shandi Quinton and Tina Mungia; friends and caretakers: Ty Rodriguez and Mary Ann; nurses: Mary Katherine Lane, Stephanie Sherrin, Desiree Taylor and Celia Duarte.

He is preceded in death by his mother: Vicky Thorp; brother: Rudy Thorp; and sister: Autumn Thorp.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Ty Rodriguez is officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to thank the Dixon family and Jan Wiese for all the support for everyone at Octopus Kids, and a special thanks to all of the nurses and staff at Octopus Kids for the love, care and support given to Daniel throughout his life.

Henry J Carter 2020
Henry Joe Carter

Henry Joe Carter, 56, of Odessa, passed from this life Monday, January 6, 2020 in Ft. Worth, TX. He was born Monday, June 15, 1963 in McAllen, TX to Roy Wyatt and Betty Jean Carter.

Henry was a jack of all trades. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He was a smartass who loved hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, 4-wheeling, guns and going on cruises. Henry enjoyed cooking outdoors on his smoker and relaxing in his recliner watching his favorite TV shows. He will be missed dearly by all who loved him.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Teresa Carter; sons: Chance and Justin Carter; daughter: Rebecca Elledge and husband Lance; sister: Roxanna Greathouse and husband Buster; grandchildren: Jayden and Jaxson Elledge: nieces: Monica Russell and husband Aaron; nephews: Stephen Greathouse and wife Iris and Jason Greathouse and wife Mirza; numerous family members, friends and all 7 of his fur babies.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Betty Carter.

Public viewing will take place from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10th at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will be held at 7:00 pm, on Friday, January 10, 2020  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Maria Hernandez Garcia Luevano
Maria Hernandez Garcia Luevano
Maria Hernandez Garcia Luevano, age 81, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, January 9, 2020. She was born in Mexico on August 8, 1938 to the late Bernabe Hernandez and Antonia Garcia.

Maria was a hard working woman. She devoted her life to caring and providing for her family. Maria was very much a country girl at heart. She had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her yard. Maria would grow her own chilis and vegetables. She also raised cows, chickens, turkeys and all different kinds of animals. Maria will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Feliz Luevano; daughters: Delfina Luevano and spouse Ramiro Gutierrez; Manuela Luevano, Ana Marie Vasquez, Dolores Martinez and husband Sergio; Esther Martinez and husband Gabriel, Grisleda Pando and spouse Jose Pilar and Lorena Caudillo and husband Hector; As well as 44 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandbaby.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Jose Guadalupe Luevano; parents; sons: Juan Antonio Luevano, Miguel Angel Luevano and daughter: Maria Del Refugio Luevano.

A Rosary was recited at 7:00 pm Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Acres West 24 Hr. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the interment to follow at the Los Angeles Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery.
Deborah Mossbarger 2020
Deborah Lee Snyder Mossbarger

Deborah Lee Snyder Mossbarger was born March 29, 1963 in Marysville, California to Albert L. Snyder and Emily A. Snyder. Upon the death of her mother, at a young age, she was adopted by Karen Efnor when she married Debbie’s father. Debbie passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 in her home in Odessa, Texas.

Debbie was a dedicated Registered Nurse with a career that spanned more than 34 years. She graduated from Baptist Health System School for Health Profession, a diploma nursing school. She practiced in a variety of settings, including the operating room at Dallas Children’s, Hill Country Memorial, and Odessa Regional Medical Center. She also was a nurse educator in an LVN program at Schreiner University. Debbie’s most recent experience was a research coordinator at Texas Tech University Medical School in Odessa, and an orthopedic surgical specialist with Basin Orthopedics.

She was a devoted youth leader in her church and active in the community in Family Promise and the Food Pantry. 

Debbie was married to the Reverend David J. Mossbarger; they had just celebrated 33 years of marriage. They had three children, Emily, Alice, and Aiden. She was a source of light to her family, students, patients, youth group and friends, all of whom she loved with her whole heart. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul, and nephew Joseph Snyder. She is survived by her husband, children and son-in-law, Chase Frost, her brother, Philip Snyder, his wife Beverly, their daughter Elizabeth along with her sister and her family. She will also be greatly missed by her church family at St. Barnabas and St. John’s Episcopal Church, where she had been a member for 17 years.

The Memorial Service for Debbie will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. The Right Reverend J. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Diocese Northwest Texas will be the celebrant and preacher.

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