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Donald Earl Wirsdorfer Jr

FORT WORTH-Donald Earl Wirsdorfer Jr passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the age of 83.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Ridglea Christian Church, 6720 Elizabeth Lane, Fort Worth, Texas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alzheimers Association or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Donald was born June 5, 1935 to Donald Earl Wirsdorfer Sr and A. Irene Wirsdorfer in Chehalis, Washington. Don graduated from Chehalis High School, Chehalis, Washington. He then attended Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1957. He and his family then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he attended Texas Christian University. Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1961. He continued at Brite Divinity School at TCU, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1964. Don was an ordained minister for the Disciples of Christ Church. He served for over 50 years in the ministry, beginning with First Christian Church, Las Animas, Colorado. He then served churches in Texas, which include First Christian Church, Spearman, First Christian Church, Albany, First Christian Church, Lockhart, and First Christian Church, Burleson. Even after retirement, he continued to serve as an interim pastor at Disciples of Christ churches in Quanah, Kilgore, Mineral Wells, and Bethany Christian Church, White Settlement. Don’s love of people even carried over to his interests. Don was an avid runner who ran numerous marathons for the Leukemia Society. He also loved swimming. Don coached and taught swimming lessons at Las Animas, Colorado and later in Spearman, Albany, and Burleson, Texas. Even in his off time, he was enjoying ministering and helping others. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors: Loving wife of 63 years, Faye Arleen Wirsdorfer; son, Donald Earl Wirsdorfer III and wife, Debra; daughter, Donna Shoop and husband, Steve; son, Nicholas Wirsdorfer and wife, Shawn; daughter, Jane English and husband, Kenny; brother, George Wirsdorfer and wife, Sydney; grandchildren, Bryan, Samantha, Joshua, Victoria, Toni, Nathan and Molly; great-grandchildren, Trevon, Aewa, Aaiden, Aaniyah, Makayla and Zaelia; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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Juana Reyes

Fort Worth-Juana Reyes passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 59.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday before the service at the funeral home.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Juana was born April 3, 1959 in Coahuila, Mexico to Cesario Zapata and Margarita Sanchez. She loved dancing, singing, knitting, and karaoke. She will always be remembered for how she enjoyed life and she will be dearly missed by many loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin David Reyes and sister, Rosy Zapata.
Survivors: Son, David Reyes and wife, Naomi Reyes; son, Sylvester Reyes and wife, Gloria Reyes; daughter, Elizabeth Reyes and husband, Ricardo Mora; sister, Blanca Garcia; sister, Carmela Zapata; grandson, Anthony Reyes, grandson, Abraham Reyes; grandson, Eric Calderon; granddaughter, Alondra Reyes; granddaughter, Linda Reyes; grandson, Ricardo (Gordo) Mora; granddaughter, Angelina Mora; grandson, Rey Mora; grandson, Rene Reyes; grandson, Stephen Gonzales; grandson, Jesse Martinez; great-granddaughter, Airabella Reyes; great-grandson, Paxton Reyes along with many other extended family and friends.

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

Billie Louise Duke

FORT WORTH-Billie Louise Duke passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the age of 88.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Interment: Billie will be laid to rest in Caddo Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD. 21741-5014 Michaeljfox.org
Billie was born October 11, 1930 to the late William and Martha Brown in Bailey County, Texas. She graduated from Sherman High School. Her career started in bookkeeping and eventually she was moved into a position of bank teller. She loved crocheting, painting, crafts of all kinds, blue grass music and the Texas Rangers Baseball team. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Billie Duke and grandson, Bryan Charles Coleman.
Survivors: Son, Monte Chambliss and wife, Joan; daughter, Pamela Coleman and husband, Bryan; daughter, Gayla Churchman and husband, Michael; grandson, Wayne Coleman and wife, Teresa; grandson, Brock Coleman and wife, Crystal; granddaughter, Traci Gomez and husband, Paul; granddaughter, Johna Trantham and husband, Justin; granddaughter, Jamie Miller and husband, Matthew; granddaughter, Heidi Brink; granddaughter, Melissa Jones and husband, Harold; granddaughter, Jennifer Coleman; brother, Wilford Brown; brother, Perry Brown; step-son, Bobby Duke; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

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

Patricia Vale Carr

Fort Worth-Patricia Vale Carr, born December 19, 1935, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the age of 82.
Visitation: Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral Service: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Pat Carr was a wonderful example of Christ’s love, as a mother, a wife, and a church member. Pat was a reliability engineer at Bell Helicopter from 1966 until 2006.
Survivors: She is survived by her husband, Glenn Carr; 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; brother, Buzz Vale; nephew, Aaron and niece, Kristen along with many friends.

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Family Funeral Home
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Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 335-4557

Nathan Edward Collamer

FORT WORTH-Nathan Edward Collamer passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the age of 35.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Candle Light Ridge Park, Fort Worth.
Celebration of life: 12 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Cassie’s home.
Nathan was born August 25, 1983 in Pierre, South Dakota to Lawrence and Pamela Collamer. He loved sports, hockey, NFL, baseball, playing video games, Dungeons & Dragons, magic cards. He also loved ice cream, mac & cheese and most of all, God. He will be deeply missed by us all.
Survivors: Wife, Paulichia Collamer; parents, Lawrence and Pamela Collamer; sister, Cassie Collamer; brother, Sean Collamer; nephews, Nicolas Rodriguez and Landen Collamer; and many friends.

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

John Charles Hamm

FORT WORTH-John Charles Hamm, better known in the rodeo world as “Pork Chop”, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, after a long illness.
Memorial service: Arrangements are pending at this time.
John was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 28, 1939 and began breaking and training horses at the age of 14. John was a member of the CRA (Central Rodeo Association) and worked for Roland Reid and Bernis Johnson as a rodeo pickup man and livestock truck driver helping to put on rodeos in Texas and other parts of the United States. His wife, Daphne also helped with the rodeos, working as a team to help with the shows. John will be deeply missed in the rodeo world and by his many friends.
Survivors: John is survived by his wife, Daphne Hamm; three sisters, Johnnie Fay Alsup, Wanda Hamm and Barbara Perreault; brother, James Hamm; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Johnnie H. Ramsey Jr.

FORT WORTH-Johnnie H. Ramsey Jr. passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 84.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The Met Church.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment: Johnnie will be laid to rest in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Johnnie was born in Vernon, Texas on April 16, 1934 to the late John H. and Lelon Vester Ramsey. He was a Baptist minister for more than 60 years. Johnnie had a kind heart, a lovable spirit and a great sense of humor and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Daughter, Deborah Erwin and husband, H. W.; sons, Bill Ramsey and wife, Cindy; and John Ramsey III and wife, Janet; the mother of his children, Ellen Lou Ramsey; brother, Donald L. Ramsey and wife, Shirley; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

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

Charlie Douglas Hatcher

Fort Worth-Charlie Douglas Hatcher passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the age of 44.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 18 at Brown Owens & Brumley.
Charlie was born in Fort Worth, Texas on November 5, 1973 to Douglas Wayne Hatcher and Darlene Davis..
He enjoyed to fish and hunt, as well as go bowling. He also loved the 4th of July, fireworks, and his family.
Charlie was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors: Wife, Chandra Hatcher; son, Jon Hatcher; step children Laila and Xavier Sanchez; sister, Teresa Hatcher; nephews, Tyler Sharpe and Jamie Wilbanks; cousins, Clayton Gifford and Mandy Riddle; and many friends.

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

Preston Cory Skinner

ARLINGTON-Preston Cory Skinner passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 43.
Celebration of life: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Ozona Grill & Bar.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Crossroads Christian Church.
Preston was born in Arlington, Texas on August 3, 1975 to Gary and Carol Skinner. He went to Red Oak High School and Duncanville High School and also Stephen F. Austin State University. Preston grew up playing baseball and living life to the fullest with his Duncanville boys. He loved Mama’s Pizza, eating too many tacos and trying to find the hottest hot sauce he could find. More than anything else, Preston loved his kiddos, Peyton and Presley.
Preston is preceded in death by his father, Gary Skinner; grandparents, Rowena and Ralph Skinner and John C. and Marie Crozier.
Survivors: Son, Peyton Skinner; daughter, Presley Skinner; ex-wife and the mother of his children, Laurie Gallaway Skinner; mother, Carol LaMotte; sister, Kasey Collins and husband, Darren; nieces and nephews, Andrew, Katie, Addiley and Haley; aunt, Margaret Faughtenberry and husband, Jerry; and best friend, Chuck Greeson.

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

James Paul Workman Jr.

FORT WORTH-James Paul Workman Jr. passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 65.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment: A private interment will follow at a later date at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury, Texas.
James was the sole child born August 23, 1953 in Marshall, Texas to James P. and Helen L. Workman. James was a dedicated Paramedic in the Fort Worth area for as long as his health would allow and was known and loved by many in the medical profession around Fort Worth. He will always be remembered for his gentle spirit, love for his family, and collecting junk. He will be deeply missed.
James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Workman.
Survivors: Wife, Debra Workman; children, Steven and wife, Rebekah; Carissa and husband, Larry; James and wife, Brittany; and Rebecca and husband, Jonathon; grandchildren, Julie Ann (17), Steven Paul (16), Rachel Lauren (14), Ronnie D (13), Hayden Randel (12), Ryan Michael (12), Cody Thomas (11), Conner Matthew (10), Alexis Kate (10), Laney Jolene (8), Cade Jacob (6), Bryson Lee (5), and Kyleigh Faith (1); and many friends.

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