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Larry B. Peabody

FORT WORTH-Larry B. Peabody passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the age of 67.
Memorial service: To be determined.
Larry was born in Texas on January 20, 1951 to the late David Carroll and Frankye Jo Peabody. He retired after 28 years of dedicated service from General Motors. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Gail Peabody; daughter, Christy Standefer and husband, Troy; granddaughter, Sophia Standefer; twin brother, Harry Peabody; brother, Bill Peabody and wife, Jeanie; sister, Trisha Faust and husband, Jerry; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Ruby Mae Hodges Walker

FORT WORTH-Ruby Mae Hodges Walker passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the age of 88.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday prior to service time.
Interment: Ruby will be laid to rest in Emerald Hills Memorial Park at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Ruby was born June 25, 1930 in Hackett, Arkansas to the late Frank and Mattie Haley. She will be remembered for her beautiful doll collection and her love for helping people.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Garcia; daughter, Pam Green; and son, Ernest Frankie Mangus.
Survivors: Grandson, Danny Garcia; granddaughter, April Garcia; grandson, Chris Garcia; grandchildren Frankie and Lena; and great grandchildren.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Charles “Chuck” Jessup, Jr.

Venus-Charles “Chuck” Darrell Jessup, Jr. passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas at the age of 54.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 in Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Burial: 2 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 in Venus Memorial Park in Venus, Texas.
Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the funeral home.
Chuck was born October 23, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas. He really loved drag racing and he loved sharing it with his best friends, his father, Charles and brother, Tim.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Mae Jessup.
Survivors: Daughters, Dana Jessup, Brandy, Jessup and Stacy Jessup; grandchildren, Isaiah Jessup and Damari Jessup; dad, Charles Jessup, Sr. and wife, Melinda; brothers, Tim Jessup, Sr. and wife, Freida, David Jessup, Sr., Jody Jessup and Michael Jessup, Sr. and wife, Sherrie; step-brother, Nathan Johnson; step-sister, Misty Johnson; uncle, Ted Jessup and wife, Kathi; nieces, Crystal Jessup, Callie Bruce and husband, Justin, Robin Fraga and husband, Juan, Kari Beason and husband, Jimmy and Megan Jessup; nephews, Tim Jessup, Jr., Harley Fitzgerald, David Jessup, Jr., Chris Jessup and Michael Jessup, Jr.; friend and mother of his daughters, Brandy and Stacy, Renelle Jessup; friend and mother of his daughter, Dana, Missy Player and many other friends and extended family members.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

SFC Donald Rice

FORT WORTH-Sergeant First Class (SFC) Donald Rice, 78, died peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Memorial service: A military memorial with full honors will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Celebration of life: To be determined at a later date in California.
Donald was a veteran of the Vietnam War, his third tour of duty he was an assistant recon leader with Special Operations Group attached from 5th Special Forces Group and was awarded the Bronze Star. SFC Rice was born November 14, 1939 in Los Angeles, California to Malcolm and Serena Rice. In 1957, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the Army base camp in Fort Ord, California. After graduating from special training in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he was assigned as a paratrooper to the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Germany as a Private, He eventually served three combat tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1978, SFC Rice was discharged with full honors. In 1980, he served as a mail carrier with United States Postal Service until his retirement in 1998. He spent his remaining years taking care of his ex-wife and spending time with his grandchildren. SFC Rice was a brave and loyal soldier, as well as a supportive and loving father. He married Vita Medrano in Okinawa, Japan in 1969. A natural problem solver, he often was working on some kind of puzzle whether it was a crossword puzzle, word jumble, sodoku puzzle, or a math problem. He enjoyed competition in a variety of sports and games to include running, tennis, racquetball, pool, ping pong and golf.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Serena Rice.
Survivors: Ex-wife, Vita; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Donald; two grandchildren, Daryn and Shaylin; and his three sisters, Patricia, Susan and Roberta; and one brother, Glenn.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Jeffrey Joe Zimmer

BURLESON-Jeffrey Joe Zimmer, 63, made his transition from this life on Friday, November 2, 2018 after a brief illness.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at First Bible Baptist Church in Kennedale, Texas. Burial will be at the Hampton Cemetery in Hampton, Iowa.
Jeffrey was born July 19, 1955 in Hampton, Iowa to Robert and Betty (Flickinger) Zimmer. He graduated in 1974 from Hampton High School. He attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa and graduated in 1977 as an electronic service technician.
On September 6, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Marcia Ann Diemer. They moved to Texas in May 1982. To this union he had two daughters, Rebecca Jo and Tamara Ann. In July, 2018, Jeff retired as an elevator mechanic with 36 years plus in the trade. He was a proud member of IUEC Local 21 in Dallas-Fort Worth. He received his IUEC Honorary member gold card on October 11, 2018. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved music, the Iowa Hawkeyes, his Ford Diesel truck, Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs, Texas Rangers, Nascar and a restaurant in Burleson called Our Place.
Jeffrey is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ruth (Flickinger) Zimmer; father, Robert Owen Zimmer; and sister, Janice Louise Zimmer Cuvelier.
Survivors: Loving wife, Marcia Zimmer; his loving daughters, Rebecca and Tamara; his loving grandchildren, Hailie, Braylen and A.J.; his loving brother, John Zimmer and wife, Joy; his loving sister, Joann Zimmer Stockdale; his loving niece, Jonna Cuvelier Gutknecht; and all the loving nieces, nephews, cousins; and many close friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Glenn Earl Carr

FORT WORTH-Glenn Earl Carr died Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 79.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment: Glenn will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Patricia Carr in Everman Cemetery.
Glenn was born February 26, 1939 in Fort Worth and graduated from Everman High School. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy for 7 years. He graduated with a degree in math from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He moved to Fort Worth and went to work for Bell Helicopter. While at Bell, he met a single mother of two, Patricia Halvorson. He married Pat in December 1969. Later he received a Master’s degree from TCU. He retired as a programmer from the U.S. General Services Administration. Throughout their retirement they devoted themselves to serve their longtime home church, King of Glory Lutheran. Glenn followed Pat, the love of his life into Heaven 9 days later.
Glenn is survived by his children, David Halvorson and wife, Janet, Donna Kopacki and husband, Jon; grandchildren, Jordan, Robin, Sean, Krystle, Luke, Cassie, Grace, Esther; great- grandchildren, Mackenzie, Mason, Shiloh, Gabrielle, Dani, Judah; nephew, Aaron; niece, Kristen; along with many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Jozelle A Cherry

FORT WORTH-Jozelle A Cherry, 88, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Jozelle was born on June 30, 1930 in Graford, Texas to Robert A Homsley and Dessie M Goree Homsley.
Survivors: Daughter, Laura Danner, Betty Cherry, Ann Marie Johnnie; sister, Barbara Thomas; grandson, Jay Lyerla; granddaughters, Jennifer Rudd, Teresa White, Jamie Rodriguez, Brandi Cherry, Heather Rue, Amy McDole; great grandsons, Ryan Lyerla, Cayden Lyerla, Chris Rudd; great granddaughters Maddison Rudd, Chloe Rudd; great grand sons, Angus Sylvester, Patrick Sylvester, Nathaniel Bendorf, Draego Rodriguez, Draven Rodriguez, Preston Lovins, Jahdiel Mercaro-Cherry, Ezra Rue; great grand daughters, Iris Rue, Skylar Weeks, Cloie Weeks, Bailey McDole.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Paul David Foster

FORT WORTH-Paul David Foster passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 64.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Donations may be made in David’s memory to the Hurst Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association, HCFAAA , 2100 Precinct Line Road, Hurst, Texas 76054.
David was born November 20, 1953 to Rose Housley and the late John Paul Foster. David attended college at TCC and was a Hurst Firefighter for 28 years. David enjoyed playing golf, loved cars and riding motorcycles.
David is preceded in death by his father, John Paul Foster; brother, Jay Foster; and sister, Jeannie Hale.
Survivors: Wife of 24 years, Debbie Foster; daughter, Amanda Ragsdale and husband, James; son, Cody Hodge and wife, Leah; daughter, Kristen Welsh and husband, Matt; daughter, Rachel Foster; mother, Rose Housley and husband, Willard; grandchildren, Rachel, Charlotte, Catherine, Caleb, Connor, Colton and Henry; brother, Brian Foster; sister, Pam Ford; brother, Will Housley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Gregory Gene Lawler

FORT WORTH-Gregory Gene Lawler, 54, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Visitation: A visitation will be held locally for family and friends on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Formal services will be held Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gashland Baptist Church  (601 NE Barry Road,  Kansas City, Missouri 64155). Celebration of Life Gathering will follow the service at Nick & Nino’s Pub (10024 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153).
Memorials: The family asks that memorial donations in memory of Greg be made to the ALS Association in honor of his mother.
Greg was born on August 14, 1964 in Galveston, Texas to James Grant and June Lawler. He graduated from Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas, in 1982. He was the General Superintendent Transportation for BNSF Railway, where he had worked since 1985. Greg was a loving father, husband, friend and mentor who loved to ride his Harley and his golf cart, both a matching shade of Sedona orange. He loved being outdoors and being surrounded by his family and friends. Greg had a great sense of humor and was happiest putting a smile on the faces of others. He married his wife, Jill Lawler, in June of 2016.
Survivors: Wife, Jill Lawler; brother, Jay Lawler; three children, Brittney Lawler, Brennan Lawler and Brelann Lawler; three step-children, Lauren Rasmussen, Kailey Rasmussen and Jeffrey Rasmussen; and one granddaughter, Shailon Song; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Patricia Gail Meek DeLeon

FORT WORTH-Patricia Gail Meek DeLeon passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at the age of 66.
Celebration of life: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Lakeview Fellowship Church.
Visitation: 5 to 7 Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Patricia was born October 15, 1952 to the late Emsley and Sarah Meek in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a graduate of Angelina State University where she earned her degree in nursing. She was a nurse and all around caregiver to many. Patricia will be remembered for taking in stray animals and loved birds, gardening, fishing but most of all she loved being with her grandchildren.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; son, Roy Rea; brother, Jerry Don Meek and grandson, George Esquivel.
Survivors: Husband of 20 years, Christopher Jon DeLeon; son, Ryan Rea; brother, Gary Meek; grandchildren, Alicia Hernandez; Christian Rea, Christopher Rea; Sarah Rea; Catherine Rea and Alexandria Rea; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557