Charlene "Smokey" Tormolen
October 25, 1934 - November 30, 2014
Charlene “Smokey” Tormolen went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2014. She was born October 25, 1934 in Sherman, TX to Charlie and Jesse Jenkins. Smokey grew up in the Dallas area and showed artistic talent at a young age. After graduating from High School, Smokey worked at Wilson Engraving Company as an artist designing packaging for major products. It was at this time that she met her husband, Hans. Smokey was very involved with the art community in Irving, Brownwood and other art associations around the world. She served as president of the Southwest Watercolor Society and other art associations and won many competitions over the years. She was widely known for her ability to see fine detail in animals and flowers and was able to transform her vision into remarkable paintings. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hans Tormolen; sister, Linda Joyce Voss and brother, Parkland “Parkey” Jenkins. Survivors include, brothers, M.L. “Buddy” Jenkins and wife Joyce, Don Jenkins and wife Donna; many nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends and associates involved with the art community. There will be a Graveside Service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving, TX.
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John R. McVay
February 25, 1926 - November 30, 2014
John R. (JR) McVay, age 88 of Irving, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. He was born on February 25, 1926 in Archer City, Texas to John H. and Ruth McVay. John grew up in Sulphur Springs, TX and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School then went to SMU where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during WWII. John was employed by Bell Helicopter and LTV before owning his own heating and air-conditioning business, then retiring from Lennox. John was a devout Christian who loved reading his bible and being a good Christian example for his family that meant the world to him. He is preceded in death by his wife, Annette Glover McVay; son, John Glover McVay; granddaughter, Melissa Ann McVay. Survivors include, daughters, Molly Campbell and husband Jim, Ruth McVay-Autry and husband Utah, Laurie Rogers and husband Randy, and Scott Dean and Ann Burks; grandchildren, Wes Campbell, Jessica Campbell, Jacob Rogers, Joey Rogers; great-grandchildren, Daci Darling and Anndi Jones. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3rd at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 4th at First Baptist Church of Irving with interment at 3:00 p.m., at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas.
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April 6, 1934 - November 17, 2014
Jane Barker age 80 of Irving, TX, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Lanai, Hawaii on April 6, 1934 and married Bennie B. Barker on July 6, 1953. Jane was a sport enthusiast and could name any score to any given game. She was passionate about her family and enjoyed having get togethers consisting of food and playing cards. Jane is preceded in death by children, Patricia Barker-Bowen and Bennie Barker, Jr. Survivors include, husband Bennie Barker; daughters, Ann Rogers, Sandra Waltman; sisters, Sybil Whitaker, Kay Ito; brother Howard Nakamura; grandchildren, Ben Wolf, Kelly Green, Jeff Wolf, Chris Rogers, Crystal Waltman, Andrea Rogers; Great-grandchildren, Leslie, Zachary, Kayman, Joseph, Alexis and Jacob. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 19th at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be , Thursday, November 20th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with interment following at Restland Cemetery.
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Bert Wayne Walthall, Sr,
December 21, 1926 - November 15, 2014
Bert Wayne Walthall, Sr., age 87 formerly of Irving, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was born on December 21, 1926 in McKinney, TX to William Stanley and Dora Lee Wheeler-Walthall. Bert was a United States Navy veteran serving just after WWII. He was a long time active member of First Baptist Church of Irving and started the Videos for the Homebound ministry there. Bert enjoyed mentoring others and had the gift of never forgetting a face. He worked for TXU as Supervisor of Transmission, retiring in 1984 after 43 years of service. Bert loved his family and was always up for a good game of dominos. He is preceded in death by Geraldine, his loving wife of 55 years, who passed away in 2004, and by his brothers Ernest, Raymond, and Alvin Walthall. Survivors include, sons, Bert Wayne Walthall, Jr. and wife Peggy, Terry Lynn Walthall and wife Marcia; sister, Faye Nell Marshall; grandchildren, Kevin Walthall, Brooke Walthall, Bradly Walthall, Jennifer Walthall; great-grandchildren, Cortland Walthall and Grahm Walthall. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 21st at Chism-Smith Funeral Home with visitation being held one hour prior to services. Interment will take place at 2:30 on Friday at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas with Military Honors. The family requests charitable donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Margaret Faye Alcorn
October 30, 1933 - November 8, 2014
Margaret Faye Alcorn , age 81, of Burleson, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014. She was born on October 30, 1933 in Pecan Gap, Texas, the daughter of Elmer and Mamie Newman. Margaret kept score and coached for the Irving Girls Softball League. In 1966 she coached the first team in IGSL to become the State Champions. Margaret devoted her life to her family, and she loved her life. She was a fighter till the very end. Margaret is preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Robert M. Alcorn; and parents, Elmer and Mamie Newman. She is survived by her children, Dolores Martin, Robert W. Alcorn and wife, Patricia, Aaron W. Alcorn and wife, Vicky; grandchildren, Shauna Daubenspeck, Tiffany Savory and husband, Daniel, Marc Alcorn, Travis Alcorn, Justin Graves and wife, Sam, Ryan Graves, Noah Alcorn; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Caitlin, Riley, Raiden, D.J.; among numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.
Bob Doyle White
August 20, 1929 - November 4, 2014
Bob Doyle White of Irving, Texas passed away on November 4, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1929 in Benton, Arkansas to Doyle and Myrtle Treece White. The family moved to Leslie, Arkansas until he was 9 years old. Bob enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1948 and served for two years. In 1950, he met the love of his life, Melba Felty, with whom he was married for 57 wonderful years. In 1951, he re-enlisted in the Navy and served an additional 3 years. In 1957, he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 1963 became a Professional Engineer. Bob worked for several defense contractors, including Bell Helicopter and Vought Aerospace, from which he retired.
Bob and Melba had 4 children: Barry, Diane, Mark and Leland. They were also blessed with 5 grandchildren, Angela Gilland, Brad Golightly, Ashley, Brittany and Camryn White and 1 great granddaughter, Parker Gilland, all of whom he was immensely proud. Bob and Melba attended the First Baptist Church of Irving for over 50 years and provided endless contributions to the church family. He loved being active in the church and his extended family there. Bob was a very loving and Godly man, who taught his children strong Christian values. He was a husband, father, grandfather, friend, teacher and role model. He loved to travel with his family and share his time and engineering skills with anyone who needed him. He was our dad.Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at First Baptist of Irving. Interment will be at 10:15 am in Lane B at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Friday, November 7, 2014.
Boyce Dewayne Shaw
B. Dewayne Shaw of Irving, Texas moved to heaven on October 28, 2014 at the age of sixty-six after a sudden heart attack. He was born on October 10, 1948 to Naomi Beatrice Luttrell and Ernest Franklin Shaw on the Dexter Boggle Farms in southeastern New Mexico and he remained a farm boy at heart his entire life. Dewayne was one of six children and the oldest son. He began working at the age of ten, hoeing cotton, and swiftly moved into upper management following a hostile takeover on his part, but he and his sister reconciled before dinner.
After graduating from Hagerman High school, he traveled to Canada and had many other adventures with his childhood best friend, Frank Green. Dewayne joined the National Guard and served in the Army Reserves as a staff sergeant while working for the Artesia, New Mexico Police department as a patrolman. One day, he met a bell-bottom-wearing hippie girl in the park and fell in love. So, he married Vicki Clem on April 11, 1971 at the First Baptist Church in Artesia and they moved to Roswell where he continued working for the local Police Department before becoming a Sherriff’s deputy in Chavez County. Dewayne concluded his New Mexico law enforcement career as an Investigator for the State of New Mexico’s Fraud and Abuse department.