Bobby Joe Carlisle, age 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 16, 2018. Bobby was born on June 8, 1937 in Shelby County, Tennessee to Isaac Chambliss Carlisle and Lelia (Brashear) Carlisle. Bobby spent his working career as a freight salesman for ABF, receiving many awards for his hard work. After retiring Bobby spent time traveling, playing dominoes and enjoying the beauty of nature. He loved watching wild life and even adopted four cats. He owned Corsicana Motors where lunches on Thursdays were legendary. Bobby was a devoted and life-long Christian. Bobby is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bennie Carlisle; and wife of 25 years Joan Carlisle. Left to cherish his memory are children Mike Carlisle and wife Jennifer, Dennis Carlisle and wife Kim, Karen Courson and husband Mike; grandchildren Ronnica, Janet, Dylan and wife Linda, LeAnn, Nickolas, Zackary, Michael; great grandchildren Carlisle, Ryker, Elena; nephew Kevin Calcote; life-long best friend Shelba Carlisle; beloved feline companion Marcella; as well as many other extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends from 9:00am – 10:00am on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75061. A funeral service will follow at 10:00am at the funeral home with an interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to ResCare – Crowdfunding, going to the care of Kevin Calcote; Bobby’s nephew. You may leave the family a note of condolence or make a donation by visiting our website at www.brownmem.com.
Mary R. Jones, Age 81, entered Heaven’s Gate on Monday, November 12, 2018. She was born in Dallas, Texas to Otis Henry and Sara Kathryn (Laxson) Bonner on Tuesday, June 29, 1937. Mary was a loving and giving person, working as a volunteer at Irving Cares for many years. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family, the love and care she showed especially to her grandkids, never missing a birthday or a holiday. Mary is reunited in Heaven with her parents Otis and Sarah, her husband of 52 years, Jimmy Jones, grandson Tyler Wayne, and brothers J.W. and Jerry Bonner. Left to cherish her memory are son Steven Jones and wife Tracy; daughter Laura Gautreau and husband Steve; grandson Daniel Smith and wife Michelle; granddaughter Chelsea Hampton and husband Foster; granddaughter Casey Price; granddaughter Allison Jones; brother Don Bonner & wife Gustina; brother Lee Bonner and wife Joyce; brother Michael and wife Shirley; sister Patricia Byers; sister Linda Darr; sister Sharon Koehler; sister Pamela Boyles and husband Jack; 3 great grandchildren along with numerous extended family and many loving friends. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00pm, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving. A graveside service will be held 10:00am, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mtn Creek Pkwy in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to Irving .Cares, in Mary’s honor, donations or a note of condolence can be left for the family by going to our website at www.brownmem.com. or Irvingcares.org
“Danny” Daniel Franklin Messerly, age 70, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio to Frank Durant and Eleanor (McBride) Messerly on Saturday, September 4, 1948. Danny proudly served in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War and continued his devote patriotism to his country even after his honorable discharge in 1974. Although he was not a fan of large crowds, he loved spending any time he could with his family, especially his only granddaughter Danica, whom he adored. Danny will be lovingly remembered for his extremely loving, humble and easy-going personality, great sense of humor and his inability to pass up a good joke. He was a simple man who enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and cooking. Danny was a skilled carpenter, and was the epitome of a tinkerer, he was always messing or fixing something. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Eleanor, sister Judy Smith, nephew Michael Messerly and step father Bill Bracken. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 45 years, Sheila Messerly; daughter Laura Smith and husband Eric; son Dan Messerly and wife Brandi; granddaughter Danica Messerly; grandsons Jake and Luke Smith; sister Sue Smithey; sister Linda Gates Sneed and husband Arlis; brother Mike Messerly and wife Tammi along with numerous nieces, nephews, additional extended family and many loving friends. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd in Irving, between 11:00am and 1:00pm, on Friday, November 23, 2018. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held 2:15pm, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mtn Creek Pkwy in Dallas on Friday, November 23, 2018. To honor Danny’s patriotic personality, the family request memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations and condolences can be left on our website at www.brownmem.com.
Sharon Kay White, age 73 died on Friday, November 9, 2018. Sharon was born on February 16, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to Jack Davis Zinn and Bernice Dean (Barrett) Zinn. Sharon was a simple woman, who loved her family and serving others. She loved tulips, roses and beautiful colors. She had a special calling on her life to take care of children. She owned her own childcare business from 1972 until 1990. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and husband Edgar Ray White. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Linda Kay Werla, Mary Elizabeth Edwards; son in law Steven Edwards; grandchildren Jacob Werla, Luke Werla, Allie Edwards, Gabby Edwards; sisters Beverly Koehler, Norma Schumacher and spouse Loren, Jackie Barnes and spouse Don, Diane Paulsen; as well as numerous other extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75061. A funeral service will follow at 2:00pm at the funeral home with an interment immediately following at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. You may leave a note of condolence for the family or make a donation by visiting our website at www.brownmem.com.
Kenneth Walker, age 78 died on Friday, November 9, 2018. Kenneth was born on July 18, 1940 in Dallas, Texas to Vernon Walker and Ruby (Herbst) Walker. Kenneth was a loving father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a true sportsman; he loved hunting, fishing, baseball and football. His favorite teams were the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Kenneth honorably served in the United States Coast Guard. He spent his working career in construction as an excavator. Kenneth was loved by many and loved many. He was a simple man who enjoyed life. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, wife Carolyn Walker (2010) and brother in law Terry Vaughan. Left to cherish his memory are daughters Kim Horn and husband Jim, Mitzi Owens and husband Mark, Lisa Kennedy and husband Ryan; sisters Shirley Vaughan, Peggy Sanders, Pam Baker and husband Ron; brothers Gene Walker, Larry Walker; grandchildren Samantha Horne and husband Jeremiah, Dillon Horn and wife Lauren, Lauren Smith and husband Roy Bob, Emily Owens, Madison Owens, Kater, Kennah, Karlee, and Karyss Kennedy; great grandchildren Mason, Jake, Brayden, Lee, Berkleigh; as well as numerous other extended family and loving friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Oak View Baptist Church, 1004 S Story Rd, Irving, TX 75060. An interment will immediately follow at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, Texas 75060. You may leave a note of condolence for the family by going to our website at www.brownmem.com.