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2017 Obituaries

Reverend Duane Udell Farris W5SHN
January 9, 1920 – April 30, 2017


Reverend Duane Udell Farris, age 97 of Mountain Home passed away Sunday evening in Mountain Home. He was born January 9, 1920 in Bellefonte, Arkansas to Hugh and Mayme (Eoff) Farris.
Reverend Farris was a long time member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home and a member of the local Masonic Lodge.
Reverend Farris is survived by one son, Gregory Scott Farris of San Jose, California, two granddaughters, Nina Nicole Farris-Herrera (Gabe Herrera) and Jessica Lynn Farris (Matthew Herrera) and four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Layla, Gavin and Daniel. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Joy Farris, two sons, Randall Lee Farris and Jerry Leon Farris, one sister, Hazel Farris and one brother, Don Farris.
Visitation will be 12:00 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home. Services will follow at 1:00 pm at the church with Reverend Michael Clark officiating. Burial will be private in the Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas. Please feel free to donate to a charity of choice in Duane's name.
Thanks to  George NC5G 
for informing us  
NOVEMBER 29, 1920 - DECEMBER 20, 2017

Charles “Bill” Dickey, 97, of Topeka, died peacefully on December 20, 2017. He grew up in Wytheville, Virginia and reared by Charles W. and Lula (Bourne) Dickey. 

He married Glada I. “Cossie” Costello in Bristol, Virginia on January 15, 1944. She predeceased him on September 16, 2008. A granddaughter, Lisa also preceded him in death. Bill is survived by four children, Patrick (Jane) Dickey of Topeka, Ann (Mike) Betty of Tecumseh, Michael (Lorrie) Dickey, Mark Edward Dickey of Topeka along with five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Bill graduated from Wytheville High School in 1940, and set the Virginia high school record in the javelin his senior year. A track scholarship to William and Mary University, Virginia, was interrupted by his desire to pursue aviation mechanics and become a pilot. Bill served his country as a pilot and flight instructor during World War II, in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He received his honorable discharge in 1946.

He was a member of the American Legion Capitol Post #1, a lifetime member of the Topeka Capitol City radio control airplane club and as a licensed ham radio operator since 1947 was known as W0EZQ. In 1985 he was featured on the cover of Model Aviation magazine in recognition of his design and build of a radio controlled airplane he called the Four Stroke Rooster. In 1993 Bill was honored by The International Forest of Friendship, Atchison, Kansas, with a granite plaque bearing his name, placed in the forest’s Memory Lane, for his contributions to aviation. 

Bill retired after 35 years of working for federal government aviation administration agencies, and finished his career at Topeka Billard Airport where he was an Air Traffic Controller. 

Bill will lie in state at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Friday, December 22, 2017 after 2:00 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the International Forest of Friendship, Atchison, Kansas, or Explorer Scouts and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603.


Brennan – Mathena Funeral Home
800 SW 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Thanks to K5BMR for informing us  

Michael Joseph Mosier  WD5IOM
July 16, 1940 – December 3, 2017

Michael Joseph Mosier passed away, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1940, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to the late Edith (Rositis) Mosier and Fern Samuel Mosier.   

Michael is survived by his spouse, Sharon Mosier of Alamogordo, one brother, Roger G. Mosier of Las Cruces, two daughters, Kimberly Skaggs of Las Cruces and Deborah Adeogba of Seattle WA. Mike and Sharon have four grandchildren: Kimberly has two sons, Christopher Morris and T J Skaggs. Deborah has a son, Femi Adeogba, and a daughter, Sophia Adeogba. 

He served in the United States Air Force from 1962 through 1966. He then attended Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1969. 

He moved to Alamogordo in 1970 where he was employed as a Systems Engineer for the Department of Defense, Radar Backscatter Division (RATSCAT). He resigned in 1982 to take over the family business, Woven Stitch Crochet, which is still an active entity to this day.   

He was very active in our community and a member of the following organizations: 

Space City Evening Sertoma Club, Alamogordo Astronom Club, Rio Grande Yacht Club, Alamogordo Radio Control Flyers Club, Otero County Bowhunters Club, American Legion, Post 44, Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) under callsign WD5IOM until he became a silent key on December 3, 2017.  

The funeral service for Michael Mosier will be held at 2:00 pm Friday December 8, 2017 at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.  

The Mosier family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.


Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home - Alamogordo
1334 N. Scenic Dr. Alamogordo, NM 88310

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 7, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018 

Thanks to K5BMR for informing us


Sammy Ray Baldwin  N5SRB
December 30, 2017  

Sammy Ray Baldwin, 63, of Little Rock, passed away December 30, 2017. Born in Helena, Arkansas to Ernest and Gertrude (Matney) Baldwin. He was President of the Alumni Association for the Arkansas School for the Blind, a ham operator (N5SRB), and a member of Alexander First Baptist Church. He was honored to serve as the first blind dispatcher with A1Ambulance.  

He is survived by his sister, Venita Williams (Joe) of North Little Rock and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.  

Visitation will be Saturday, January 6, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.), (501)224-2200. Sammy’s online guestbook may be signed at


Little Rock Funeral Home
8801 Knoedl Ct
Little Rock, AR  501 224 2200

Thanks to WA5NSU & K5NP for informing us

September 29, 1937 – December 15, 2017  

Alton John Feeney, age 80 passed away in a San Antonio hospital December 15, 2017. 

He was born September 29, 1937 in Biddeford, Maine to Joseph and Edith Fogg Feeney. He served his country honorably for over three years in the United States Navy. He married Jean Mary Curtis on May 29, 1958. They were long time residents of Bandera, Texas. 

Alton was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Sharon Farless and his wife of over fifty eight years Jean.

He is survived by his daughters Patricia Huber, Sheila Sandford and Michelle Halford. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, extended family members and many friends.

Alton will be laid to rest with his wife Jean at a later date at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Maine.

All are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM


Grimes Funeral Chapel
1214 Mulberry
Bandera, TX  78003

Thanks to AA5LT  & N5QGD for informing us  

James Robert Brunson  W5TUK
December 3, 1921 – November 15, 2017  

NOTE:  W5TUK was 7290 Net Manager for many years in the 1970's.

CMSGT James Robert (Jim or Bob) Brunson passed through death into eternal life on Nov. 15, 2017,  just a couple of weeks short of his 96th birthday on Dec. 3.  He lived a full life that included experiencing the Great Depression, Texas farm life, rescue and recovery service during WWII, a 29 year career in the United States Air Force in communications and security service, a loving family, wonderful friends and travels around the world.

Jim was born in 1921 in Mineral Wells, Texas, but also lived in Canyon and Bronte. He attended Bronte High School and played football, the French horn in the band, and performed in One Act and the Senior plays.  He went on to McMurray College on a football scholarship but his education was interrupted by WWII. 

During the war, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater and “flew the hump” with one of the crews that dropped supplies and performed rescue missions over China. Of the 100 planes in his squadron involved in these missions, by the end of the war,  his was one of only 16 that survived the treacherous flights of the heavy cargo aircraft over the Himalayan Mountains. So many failed to clear the Hump that the flight path was dubbed the “Aluminium Highway.”

After WWII, Jim (Bob) was stationed in Alaska where he was also involved in rescue missions such as the infamous “Clobbered Turkey” incident.  Here,  he began his duties in communications which led to his long-time involvement in amateur radio and his affiliation with the Military Auxiliary Radio System (M.A.R.S.).  It was in Alaska that he met and married Norma Allison Short in 1948.

Texas, Puerto Rico, Japan and England. Although daughter Terry lived with her mother in California, she often visited and spent an entire year with the family in Misawa, Japan.

Sgt. Brunson reveled in communications professionally and in his private pursuits. As a member of M.A.R.S., he relayed messages overseas before the advent of computers, email or texting, and he participated in field day training that equipped him to help save lives during crisis. While stationed in Puerto Rico, he helped set up a radio network that allowed children at Ramey Air Force Base to speak with Santa Clause. One of his proudest accomplishments was earning his private pilot’s license.  While stationed in Washington. D.C., he actually flew above and along Pennsylvania Avenue, a feat he certainly could not have accomplished today! 

Jim (Bob) retired from the Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant in 1969, having been decorated in war, awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and named Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer of the Year at Chicksands Security AFB in England.

During his military career, he and Norma and their three daughters, Bobbie, Darlene and Patti, traveled the world while stationed at Air Force Bases in Arizona,

He and Norma were married 37 years before her death in 1985.  In 1988, he married Wanza Lou Chase, and at his death, Jim and Wanza had been married almost 30 years. They enjoyed many good years of travel and family. In 2010, Jim and Wanza moved from their Robin Lane home in New Braunfels to McKenna Village (now Rio Terra) Independent Living.  When Jim’s health required greater attention, he moved into assisted living there in Rio Terra where he received much loving care from the staff as well as caregivers with Hope Hospice. His family is eternally grateful for these “kind, compassionate angels on earth.”  Until the end, Jim enjoyed visits with his family, especially his young great-grandchildren, watching football and golf, and eating pizza, being in touch with friends, keeping up with current events and listening to good music. A special visit with his grandson Darren blessed Jim’s life just weeks before his death.

James Brunson is preceded in death by his parents Joshua Otis Brunson and Dora Marie Goodbar, his brother and sister, Norman and Darlene, and by his nephew Bill Brunson.  Also, Betty Winters, his first wife and mother of his eldest daughter, and wife Norma Allison Short.  His daughter Darlene Elizabeth Brunson also preceded her father in death.

In addition to Wanza, his wife of nearly 30 years, he is survived by three daughters, Terry P. McLaughlin and husband Richard of Mosley, Virginia; Barbara (Bobbie) J. Maddox and husband Marvel of Seguin, Texas; and Patricia Ann Bulgerin and husband Randal, also of Seguin. His grandchildren include Darren Robert Bruns and sister Lisa Bruns, both of Sacramento, California; Michelle Leigh (Maddox) Smith and husband Chris of Austin, Texas; and Jennifer Ann Bulgerin of Portland, Oregon. Great grandchildren are Kasey Green, Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Samuel James Smith, Hannah Rose Maddox Smith and Miriam Leigh Smith. In addition, “Uncle Bob” is survived by loving nephews Troy Brunson and wife Linda; Eric Van DeLaughter and wife Pat, Richard DeLaughter, and Donald DeLaughter and wife Harriett, as well as niece Norma Gene Hessley.  He is also survived by countless friends.

Those who wish to honor him with a donation may do so by making a contribution to a church or charity that supports veterans, active military, or end-of-life care.

A memorial service will be held at Rio Terra Senior Living, 2294 E. Common Street,  New Braunfels, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. with Hope Hospice Chaplain Peter Olsen officiating.  After the memorial service, the family will travel to Ft. Sam Houston for internment with full military honors.


Printed in the Herald Zeitung
549 Landa St
New Braunfels, TX  78130

Thanks to W5NT for informing us

Nelson Irl Hamilton  KD5HOV
March 23, 1953  -  October 28, 2017   

Nelson Irl Hamilton, age 64, of Corpus Christi, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

He was born March 23, 1953 in Uvalde, Texas to Edwin Irl and Helen Morgan Hamilton. He grew up in Crystal City and Carrizo Springs area of Texas.

He retired from Flint Hills Refinery after 35 years of service. He was a certified ham radio operator “KD5HOV”.

His passion was spending time with his family and friends. He loved UT Football, fishing, hunting, golfing, BBQ, and kayaking. He loved being outdoors and spending time on the water.  He was always the life of the party and be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a cousin, Johnny Flanagan.

He is survived by his loving companion, Sandra Cleveland; children, Nih Hamilton, Morgan (Jim) Foucar and Sandra’s children (whom he thought of his own), Ashley Cleveland, Travis Cleveland, Tucker Cleveland, Marissa Cleveland; brother, Mark Hamilton; sister, Margaret Hamilton and Elaine Hamilton; grandchildren, Victoria Hamilton, Nih Hamilton, Devon Hamilton, Avery Foucar and Rowan Foucar.

Memorial Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell officiating.

An Irish wake will be held following the services at 9862 Daisy Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

Thanks to AA5LT for informing us

Robert "Bob" Dockendorf   W5BTO
May 4, 1937 - May 19, 2017


Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Dockendorf, 80 of Palestine, will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at First United Methodist Church Palestine, with Rev. Alex Lupo. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.   

Mr. Dockendorf passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, in Tyler. He was born May 4, 1937, in Joliet, Illinois, to Edward Christopher Dockendorf and Cora Mae Wightman Dockendorf.   

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1959. He was an insurance salesman, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, and was active in the Lions Club, Anderson County Ham Radio Club, and the Boy Scouts of America.   

Mr. Dockendorf was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Loretta Presnell. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Carolyn Crawford Dockendorf of Palestine, two sons; William Dockendorf and wife Elizabeth of Garland, and Dr. Brian Lee Dockendorf and wife Noreen of Shreveport, two grandchildren; Matthew Dockendorf and wife Caitlyn and Kyle Dockendorf.  

Condolence calls will be received one hour prior to service at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Music Department, 422 S. Magnolia, Palestine, Tx. 75801. 


Bailey and Foster Funeral Home
Palestine, TX  

Thanks to K5BMR for informing us

George 'Ed' Higganbotham N5AUK
May 29, 1924 – July 16, 2017

Funeral for George "Ed" Higganbotham, 93, of Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Cameron Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Teel officiating.

Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery following his funeral, under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. 

Mr. Higganbotham passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Lawton. 

Ed was born in Oklahoma City, on May 29, 1924, to Louis Ernest and Agnes Monica (Mosley) Higganbotham. He grew up in Oklahoma City, where he attended school. 

In 1942, Ed entered the Army Air Force as a airplane engine mechanic. During his time in the service he was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. For his service he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, a Good Conduct medal, and an Army Service Ribbon. 

In 1943, while on weekend pass, Ed was traveling by bus from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Oklahoma City. The bus stopped in Lawton to pick up passengers to take to Marlow.  Several passengers boarded the bus and this is when Ed met the love of his life, Mable Riley. Mable was on her way from Lawton to Marlow to visit her family. On Sept. 16, 1944, they married at the Baptist Church in Troy, Kan. Throughout their 72 years of marriage; they  lived in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma. Then in 1964, they settled in Lawton.  

After leaving the Army Air Force in 1946, Ed began college. In 1953, he  graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Oklahoma City University. He was a Certified Public Accountant. From 1953 to 1956 Ed worked for the Oklahoma Transportation Company, and from 1956 to 1962 he for worked for Halliburton as an accountant. In 1962, he went to work at Fort Sill for the Federal Government as an auditor. Ed worked his way up to being the post's chief of accounting, a position he held until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1988.  

In his leisure time Ed was an amateur radio operator who had obtained the highest FCC radio operator license, the amateur extra. His call sign was N5AUK. At the age of 19, he joined the national amateur radio organization, the American radio relay league. When Ed was not on the radio he could be found bicycling. He was an avid bike rider and enjoyed participating in local road rallies. 

Ed volunteered with the Oklahoma Southern Baptist  Disaster Relief Organization; he also helped prepare taxes for the public free of charge through the AARP tax aide.   

Ed is survived by his son, Tom Higganbotham of Magnolia, Texas; his daughter, Nancy Ann and son-in-law Billy Paul Eakins of Elgin; his grandchildren: Billie Anne and Bob Whipp of Lawton, Robert and Lisa Eakins of Elgin, Janet and Nick Wiley of Elgin, Clint and Melani Higganbotham of Longmont, Colo., and Tara and Eddie Mayes of Magnolia, Texas. He also has 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves behind his dear friend, Erica Messer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mable; two sisters: Dorothy King and Marie Davis; and two brothers: John Higganbotham and Alfred Higganbotham. 

Special visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers; memorial contributions can be made to Cameron Baptist Church of Lawton, Senior Adult Department.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at


Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Thanks to Mike WD5USA for informing us

Frank B. Ridlon Jr. K5LVU

March 2, 1933 - July 13, 2017

The obituary for Frank is long.  You may read the entire obituary by clicking here.

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Meinhardus “Mike” Klaas Schenkel  W5VXU
November 11, 1933 - April 13, 2017  

Meinhardus “Mike” Klaas Schenkel passed away peacefully at his home in Hobart, OK on 13 April, 2017 at the age of 83. 

He was born on November 11, 1933 in Wildervank, Groningen, The Netherlands. Mike came to the US from the Netherlands with his family in 1950. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Air Force and retired in 1973 as a MSgt, serving in Communications for over twenty years in Germany, Turkey, Greece and various places in the US. 

His passions were Ham Radio (he was a life member and in 2016 Ham Man of the Year of OK DX Association) as W5VXU, a Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) member and was Librarian for the Radio Tube Library, family genealogy and soccer. He excelled in anything he tried, could build and fix anything, even raising the roof and adding a 2nd story to his home. He was also an Altus School Bus Driver for over 13 years. He will be missed by many. 

Mike is survived by his wife of 64 years Annie (Pryor) Schenkel, children: Barbara (Tom) Diehl of St. Louis, MO, Susan (David) Colston of Kansas City, KS, and Rieks “Rick” Schenkel of Altus, OK, a sister Jeanne (Dick) Olson of Pittsboro, NC, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren across the US. 

He was preceded in death by a son Michael Henry Schenkel, his parents Hinderikus “Rieks” and Nantje “Nancy” (Niemeijer) Schenkel of Escondido,CA and brother Klaas “Nick” Schenkel.

Services for Mike are scheduled for Thursday, 3:00 P.M., April 20, 2017 at the Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home Chapel in Lone Wolf, located at 1400 West Main, 580-846-9018.

Viewing for Mike will begin Wednesday, from 12:00 until 8:00 P.M. On-line condolences can be made by visiting


People's Co-Operative Funeral Home
1400 West Main
Box 146
Lone Wolf, OK 73655
Telephone: (580) 846-9018

Thanks to George K5BMR for letting us know  

Howard Ocie Wise Jr.  WD5IDB
August 22, 1941 - July 14, 2017  

Howard, of Edmond, lost his 13 month battle with cancer on Friday. He loved his family, his friends, and his dogs. He touched many lives and everyone who knew him will feel his absence.  

He was born in Oklahoma City, raised in Edmond, and attended Edmond High School. He pursued his higher education at both Cameron University and the University of Central Oklahoma. Howard was a Sergeant in the US Army and completed two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a licensed Electrical Contractor and owner of Wise Electric in Edmond until his retirement. He was a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.   

Howard has been active in several community groups including: Lions Club, Board of Directors of the Lions Boys Ranch, Edmond Amateur Radio Society, Secretary Treasurer of the QCWA, Oklahoma City Triumph Club, Boy Scouts of America and its honor society Order of the Arrow, as well as playing Santa for the residents of Oklahoma Christian Home for 25 years.  

His parents Clara Wise and Howard O. Wise Sr., and his son Michael W. Wise preceded Howard in death. Howard is survived by his wife, Nancy of Edmond; son, Mark Wise and wife Beth of Edmond; daughter-in-law, Sheri Wise of Edmond; son, Frank of Germany; brother, Lawrence Wise of Guthrie; sister, Frances Coffee of Edmond; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017   10:00 am


Memorial Service
Baggerley Funeral Home 
930 S. Broadway, Edmond, Oklahoma   (405) 341-3737


Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 11:30 am
Memorial Park Cemetery 
13313 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   (405) 755-1111

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Baggerley Funeral Home
930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK  73034  405-341-3737 

Thanks to Sam W5CU for informing us

  Robert Melvin Lathrop  W5ROE  

November 28, 1940 - May 9, 2017 

 Robert Melvin Lathrop, age 76 of Garland, TX, passed away on May 9, 2017. He was born on November 28, 1940 in New London, CT to Melvin and Grace (Everett) Lathrop. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, CT in 1959. The following year, in 1960, Robert joined the military, and he served in the U.S. Air Force until 1968. During that time, he married Peggy Gill. They were married on May 5, 1962 in Haines City, FL. Robert was sent to Okinawa, Japan that same year, and they lived there until 1964.  

Robert was a resident of Garland for 40 years, and he attended Northlake Baptist Church and Lavon Drive Baptist Church. He worked for the Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Specialist and was a member of the Amateur Radio Club in Garland. After he retired, Robert had many hobbies to keep himself occupied. He enjoyed flying remote controlled airplanes, and he spent a lot of time repairing computers for friends and family. His rates for computer repairs were quite reasonable at the cost of "only one shiny quarter." Robert loved taking his family to Colorado for some quality time. They would go camping, fishing, and biking. His family was the most important thing to him, and he loved each of them dearly. Robert will be sorely missed by his family and friends, but they will always remember him with love, smiles, and laughter.  

Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Lathrop; daughter, Carol Peterson; granddaughter, Sophia Peterson; and four brothers and their families, Earl Lathrop, Jabez Lathrop, William Lathrop, and Donald Lathrop. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Lathrop and Grace Brown, and one sister, Roberta.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 12, 2017 at Charles W. Smith and Sons Chapel in Sachse with Bob Duckworth and Alan Walraven officiating. Inurnment will follow at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL at a future date.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center at 


Charles W. Smith and Sons Chapel 
Sachse, TX 75048 
(972) 414-5050 

Thanks to Alan N5MSE for the obituary

Joe F. Honovich WJ5H
December 20, 1929 – June 29, 2017

Joe F.  Honovich of Austin, Texas was born December 20, 1929 and passed away June 29, 2017. 

He was an American Maritime Radio Officer for 20 years, a Korean War Veteran and worked on the Japan signal battalion. Joe loved his Catholic faith, family and dogs, ham radios, pick-up trucks, BMW motorcycle and seeing the world aboard tanker ships. 

Services will be held at St Vincent De Paul Church , 9500 Neenah Ave, Round Rock, Tx at 10:30 am on July 10, 2017.


Cook Walden Funeral Home
6100 North Lamar 
Austin, TX  78752
512 454 5611
Published in Austin American-Statesman on July 9, 2017  

Thanks to K2HAT for informing us   

Sam Roy Morgan K5OAI

1947 – March 31, 2017  

Sam K5OAI, 70, became a Silent Key on Friday March 31, 2017 at a local hospital.    

A private memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of the 

Robert Massie Funeral home in San Angelo Texas.     


 Jerry "Jay" Lane Smith  W5DN

March 6, 1946 –  April 9, 2017

Jerry "Jay" Lane Smith, 71, of Conroe, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.   

He was born on Wednesday, March 6, 1946, in Flynn, Texas, to Henry Lane Smith and Lois Raye (Warner) Smith, both of whom have preceded him in death. Jerry "Jay" was also preceded in death by his sons, Jerry Vincent Smith and Kelly R. Smith; brother, Kenneth Ray Smith.   

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Carol Sue Smith; daughter, Joy Faye Gray and husband Rodney; sons, David Michael Frame and wife Cathleen, Wesley Smith and wife, Steven Clyde Baxter and wife Trista; brother, Danny Joe Smith and wife Theresa; 12 loving grandchildren; along with numerous other loving family and treasured friends.  

All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home.  

Thanks to Sam N5AF for informing us



The first memorial service will be at 4 PM, Sunday April 23, 2017 
at the Channelview Tabernacle Church 15809 Ave C in Channelview TX.   
Church phone 281-452-1494.


The second will be at 11 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017 
at the First Baptist Church 25980 FM 2090 in Splendora TX
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