John Michael Harmon (1966-2013)

John Harmon photoJohn Michael Harmon, 47, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a continuous battle with pancreatitis Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Michael was born Feb. 3, 1966, in Fort Worth. He attended Brewer High School and lived in White Settlement all his life. He had a multitude of friends and was always there to lend a helping hand. He loved working on his home and tinkering with anything mechanical. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny M. Harmon, and brother, Tony Wade Harmon. Survivors: Mother, Sandra Harmon; and a host of family and friends.

Wayne Burt (1934-2013)

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Wayne Burt, former mayor of White Settlement, 79, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation was held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Wayne was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Crossville, Ala. Wayne served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked many years in the aircraft industry as a photographer. Wayne was very civic minded as he also served as former president of the White Settlement Little League in addition to his several terms as mayor. Wayne was also employed for 45 years with General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin. Wayne and his wife, Sue, were members of the First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Sue Burt; sons, Garry Burt and Charlie Burt; daughter, Lisa Autry and husband, Mickey; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mabel Moore; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of close friends.


Claud Carl Boyd, Jr.


Boyd_Claudie_Obituary_2Claud Carl Boyd, Jr. passed away Saturday July 13, 2013 at the age of 53.
Graveside service: Claud will be laid to rest beside his father, Claudie Boyd, Sr. at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Survivors: Mother, Shirley Shertzer and husband Howard Loudamy; sister, Dellon Miller and husband Lance Wingo; sister, Lorri Story and husband Howard; nieces, Alicia Edge and Shyanne Story; nephews, Thomas Miller and wife Robin, Gideon Whitehouse and Houston Story; and numerous other family members and friends.

James Stephen Cooper (1948 – 2012)

James S. Cooper passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Service: Private at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. James proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors: Wife, Margery K. Cooper; sister, Mary Ann Sherman; and numerous family and friends.

Tom Wilcox (1949 – 2012)

Tom Wilcox, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas—much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend—passed away peacefully at his home October 23, 2012, with his family by his side. Tom bravely confronted and fought cancer resulting from chemical exposure in Vietnam. He was born September 29, 1949, in Bemidji, Minnesota, and resided in Fort Worth, Texas, for the past 20+ years.

Tom was a man who lived life on life’s terms with God’s strength and wisdom. Respected and admired for his great love of his country and family, he was an inspiration to us all. Giving one’s life for your country is the highest act of patriotism possible, and Tom was a true patriot. His bravery and valor are evident.

He was a caring and compassionate person as well. Clearly, he was a brave soul—even in his passing—for during his final moments, his concerns were for his loved ones. Tom was a giver, lover, father, friend, and will be deeply missed.

Ultimately, Tom died defending freedom for the country he loved so dearly. He was proud of his involvement in AA since 1976.  Tom loved golf and his golfing friends. He was an avid fisherman and the ultimate Boy Scout, always prepared and making sure everyone else was prepared and had what was needed. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

Tom was in the US Armed Forces Bravo Company, 4/31 196th Light Infantry Brigade (LIB) 1970-1975, and received an Honorable Discharge. Tom also received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and Armed Commendation Medal Expert M16, Sharpshooter M60.

Tom is survived by his wife of 9 years, Keri Anne Wilcox of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Hunter Wilcox of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Nicole Wilcox of Fort Worth, Texas, and Kelly Wilcox of Minnesota, and grandson, Miles Guin; son, Dan Wilcox, wife, Lea, and granddaughter, Kaitlyn of Washington; stepchildren Emily Cosper of Fort Worth, Texas; Megan Irons of Fort Worth, Texas; Zachery Irons and wife, Kristie of Fort Worth, Texas; mother, Iyone Wilcox Bartles and stepfather, Arlen of Minnesota; sisters, Brenda Wilcox Bohler of Minnesota, Lydia Wilcox Marohn and husband, Wayne of Minnesota, Colleen Wilcox Kokesh and husband, Mark of Minnesota; brother, Bruce Wilcox and wife, Terra of Minnesota; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Don Wilcox; niece, Crystal Wilcox; and brother-in-law, Gary Bohler.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at Castleberry Baptist Church, 1250 North Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76108. The viewing is at 10:30 a.m., services at 11 a.m. Graveside will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211. The Celebration of Life (following graveside service) will be hosted at 3 p.m. at the Wilcox family home, 10221 High Eagle Trail, Fort Worth, Texas 76108.

“He fought a good fight, he kept the faith, and he won the race!”


Walter Ray Timms (1956 – 2012)

 Walter Ray Timms, 56, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Walter was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Fort Worth to Betty and Gene Timms. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at Lake Fork at his cabin. He also enjoyed motorcycling and serving with the Yahweh Riders Motorcycle Ministry. Survivors: Wife, Angela Timms; father, Louie Gene Timms and Judy Bass; sons, Walter Timms Jr. and wife, Robyn, Derrick Gene Timms and wife, Karen, and Jeremy Dale Timms; daughter, Shelby Raylynn Timms; sisters, Linda Daniells and husband, Melvin, Donna Kay Aslinger and husband, George, and Debbie Talmont and husband, Ed; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



jane klecanc

Jane Klecan, 91, passed away Saturday, January 26. She was the owner of La Plaza Apartments in White Settlement.  Mrs.Klecan is survived by 8 children and 12 grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her.

Sherry Kersh Kite 

Sherry KiteccSherry Kersh Kite, 54, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 after a tough battle with cancer. Sherry was born in Weatherford and moved to White Settlement when she was 3 . She loved the outdoors and family and friends.  Survivors include: Husband Robert Kite, daughter Brandy Gonzales and husband John, mother Doylene Ricketts, brothers Mike Kersh and wife Marisa, Monte Kersh and wife Sissie, Pat Kersh and wife Phyllis, stepbrothers Steve Ricketts and wife Vonda, Greg Ricketts and wife Barbara, Dennis Ricketts and wife Connie. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Sherry Kersh Kite memorial fund at Omini American Bank. Memorial service at West Freeway Church of Christ, 8000 Western Hills Blvd in W.S. TX 76108, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1:00 p.m.