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Bob Booth, 92, died on February 23, 2021 in Bowie, TX. He was born on Feb. 4, 1929 in Nocona, TX to Ira & Hazel Greer Booth. Bob was a hard worker all of his life making a living as a bootmaker and then later he was worked in machine repair. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He also was a member of Jean’s Men’s Bible Class in Nocona and the Montague County Cowboy Church in Montague. He is preceded in death by his parents, and the love of his life Louise Booth. He is survived by his sons, Toby Booth of Nocona, TX, Andy Booth of Everman, TX, sister Nell Long of Houston, TX, 3 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11 A.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joe Caballero officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Jean’s Men’s Bible Class or Montague County Cowboy Church.
Robert Lynn McGaughey, 66, passed away on February 13, 2021 at his home in Nocona, TX. McGaughey was born on March 10, 1954, in Nocona, the son of William Arnold McGaughey and Francis Crownover McGaughey. He was the grandson of Jack & Martha Crownover, longtime residents of Montague County. He is survived by his brother, Jack McGaughey and wife Darlene of Nocona, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and by his dog and companion, Daisey. Robert attended schools in Nocona, and graduated from Nocona High School in 1972. He was active in the Nocona High School Band and FFA. Robert attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BBA in Finance in 1976. During college, he was a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band. Following college, Robert worked for the First National Bank of Nocona and for Joseph A. Banks Men’s Clothiers, before devoting full time to managing the farm and ranch known as Crownover Farms with his grandfather, Jack Crownover. He continued to do so following the deaths of his grandparents for some years. He retired to settle at 104 Wise St., Nocona, TX in his last years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nocona, Texas and the Nocona Masonic Lodge#753 A.F. & A.M. throughout his life. Robert is remembered for his cooking ability and for his numerous acts of kindness and friendship over his lifetime. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel at 2 P.M. with Rev. Dave Woodbury officiating under the direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter in Nocona, TX.
Sidney L. “Sid” Hammons, 74, died at his home in Spanish Fort, TX surrounded by his family on February 19, 2021. Sid was born on September 7, 1946 to Leo “Buck” & Nellie Ruth Cockrill Hammons at the home place in Pilot Point, TX. Sid married the love of his life, RuthAnn Sparkman on June 4, 1965 at Gribble Springs Baptist Church Denton County. Sid was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church and the Montague Holiness Church. Sid was also a member of the Nocona Volunteer Fire Department and Prairie Valley ISD school board. He loved his church family and friends around Nocona, Montague and Spanish Fort. He especially enjoyed his sale barn friends on Wednesday mornings and his Prairie Valley School Board friends. Among some other loves, Sid was a farmer and rancher at heart. He raised pecans and took care of cattle. Education was very important to Sid. Sid never met a stranger and was always ready to pick up a guitar and start strumming. We can know that Sid is in Heaven singing and playing to our Lord Jesus Christ. Sid is survived by his wife, RuthAnn Hammons of Spanish Fort, Texas, daughter, Gina Fain & husband Patrick of Spanish Fort, Texas, Aunt, Wynell Cockrill of Krugerville, Tx, Aunt, Nina Merle Hammons of Pilot Point, TX, grandchildren, Tyler Hammons & fiancé Christine of Spanish Fort, TX, Dylan Fain of Spanish Fort, TX, Danica Fain of Spanish Fort, TX, Hayley Hammons of Wichita Falls, TX, great-granddaughters, Lundyn, Davia and Sailor, cousins, Cathy Compton & Ginny Lou Hawley, nieces, Carla Gibson & Rhonda Ball, brothers-in-law, Dudley Sparkman and wife Raima, Dan Sparkman & wife Becky, sisters-in-law, Jane Sparkman, Lucille Hammons and husband David and Cecile Sparkman, special nieces & nephews, Gwen Williams, Mike Sparkman, Dan C. Sparkman, Milton Sparkman, Stephen Hammons, Dave Hammons, Amanda Frye & Coty Fisher, and numerous great nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Dan Ray Hammons, uncle Sidney Wayne Cockrill and cousins, Wayne Cockrill and Perry Compton. There will be a visitation on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 6 – 7 PM at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11 A.M. at the Montague Holiness Church officiated by Rev. Dan Sparkman & Greg Shaw. Pallbearers will be Doyle Shaw, Richard Haralson, Rondal Duncan, Sam Tompkins, Chris Cane, Big John Hammick & Alan Heugatter. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.
Lindell Marmaduke, 69, died on Feb. 3, 2021 in Wichita Falls, TX. He was born on Feb. 1, 1952 in Nocona, TX to Herman & Geneva Admire Marmaduke. Lindell was a hard worker working for Weber for 30 plus years. He married Linda Baumwart on Oct. 27, 2001 in Nocona, TX. He loved his family and supported them whenever he could. He is survived by his wife, Linda Marmaduke of Nocona, TX, children, Christopher Marmaduke & wife Jacklyn of Gainesville, TX, Amanda Alred & husband Daniel Alred of Virgina, Reva Pace-Chalk & husband Mike of Valley View, TX, grandchildren, Emily, Ella, Ava, Addison, Amelia, & Geneva. There will be a visitation on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 1 P.M. until service time at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A funeral service will follow at 2 P.M. in the chapel officiated by Rev. Dave Woodbury. A private family interment will follow at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Assn. or American Cancer Society.
Frances Waters went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 2, 2021. She was born on January 21, 1930, in Dawson, Texas to Willie and Thelma (DeMoney) Bruce. At a young age she moved to Waco. Frances trusted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 13 at Oaklawn Baptist Church. She graduated from Waco High School, and then attended Baylor University where she met N.A.Waters, Jr. They were married and had 2 sons, Nathan Bruce Waters and Norman Ragan Waters. She graduated from Baylor in August 1954 and began teaching in Waco. In 1957 the family moved to Nocona where she continued teaching until 1990.
Frances spent much of her life volunteering and helping others. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she worked in VBS and the children’s van ministry. She was also a member of the Friends of the Library and spent many hours working in the literacy program. In addition, she delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. She was also active in the Maids and Matrons club and served in many capacities, including as Pioneer District President.
In 1991 Frances was named Woman of the Year by the Nocona Chamber of Commerce, and she received the Distinguished Volunteer of Nocona award in 1998. The Masonic Lodge also presented her with the Community Builder award.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her 2 brothers, Wayne Hogan and Kenneth Hogan.
She is survived by her 2 sons, Nathan and wife Mary of San Marcos and Norman and wife Barbara of Nocona and daughter-in-law Martha Miller of Nocona. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Jason Waters and wife Renae of Nocona, Sarah Dillon and husband Mike of Cibolo, Sally Stanley and husband Jeremy of Corpus Christi, Christina Harrington of Terrell, OK, Benjamin Waters and wife Julie of Coppell, and Bonnie Hubbard and husband Cody of Decatur.
She also had 16 great grandchildren, Austin, Rowdy, and Bailey Waters, Zach and Sadie Dillon, Peyton Stanley, Josh, Daniel, and Juliet Waters, Caiden, Maggie, Aaron, and Allison Hubbard, and Kobe, Kelsey, and Konner Harrington.
Special thanks go to Cherry Street Village for the loving care they provided.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or the Nocona Friends of the Library.
The Honorable Judge David Allen, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Montague County, Texas passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Decatur, Texas at the age of 73. He was born on February 19, 1947 in Spanish Fort, Texas to CK and Eunice Richardson Allen. He was one of nine children. He enjoyed a lifetime of memories with wife, Linda Kay Thomas, for 54 years. They were married on December 29, 1966. He was a lifelong resident of Nocona. David was a 1964 graduate of Prairie Valley ISD and also a member of the State winning basketball team. He also attended Technical Vocational School and worked for Ray Walker for 15 years before owning and operating his own TV repair business for 35 years. David was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for over 40 years. He served on the Nocona ISD School Board for two terms. Judge Allen was elected Justice of the Peace in 2010 and held that office from 2011 until present. He was serving his third term in office and was a member of the Justice of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas. David had a servant's heart and the patience of Job. He is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter, Dava Allen Bailey of Bowie, Texas, son, Darrin Allen and wife, Michelle of Houston, Texas. He has three grandchildren, Jack Bailey and wife, Crystal of Bowie, KayLinn Bailey of Bowie and Tyler David Allen of Houston, and one great grandchild, Wyatt of Bowie. He is also survived by siblings, Alice Harper of Bowie, Texas, Minnie Walker of Ringgold, Texas, Joan Tettleton of Nocona, Texas and Barbara Ice of Bonita, Texas. He was preceded in death by sisters, Betty, an infant, Mary, a young child, and brothers, Sam Allen and Doie Allen as well as his parents, CK and Eunice Richardson Allen. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church in Nocona, Texas. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., officiated by Lamoin Champ and Patrick Hill. Interment will follow at Nocona Cemetery. Pallbearers are nephews: Mike Allen, Chris Tettleton, Steve Tettleton, Bradley Ice, Scott Ice, Marshall Thomas, Scott Thomas and Donald Bond. Honorary Pallbearers are: Tommy Davis, Thomas Lutton and members of Jean's Men's Bible Class. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 310 7th St., Nocona, Texas 76255 or Jean's Men's Bible Class, 106 Main St. Nocona, Texas 76255
Lodwick “Lad” Davis, 75, died on Jan. 22, 2021 in Muenster, TX. He was born to Lonnie Davis & Emma Myers Davis on October 1, 1945 in Jal, NM. Lad was a family man always supporting his children and grandchildren. Besides his family his passion in life was dancing. He worked in the laundry industry and was also a locksmith. He was a member of Nocona Hills Community Church. He is survived by his significant other, Julie Durst of Nocona, TX, sons, Russell Davis of Sanger, TX and Howard Davis of Houston, TX, and 3 grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date for Lad. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James Gordon McKinley, was born in Terral, Oklahoma on October 27, 1934 to Gracie Pauline (Jackson) McKinley & John Gordon McKinley. He was raised primarily by his grandparents, John F. Jackson & Dessie Jackson in Terral except for brief periods of time. He went to school in Terral except for one plus year in Illinois, while living with his father. Upon his return to Terral he opted to join the Navy during the Korean War rather than graduate with his class. He spent over 10 years in the Navy and it was the pride of his life to serve his country. James married Sue Harrison of Terral on November 16, 1966 in Durant, OK. Over the years they lived in Oklahoma City, OK, Ardmore, OK, Salt Lake City, UT, Austin, TX and Houston, TX while he pursued a career in trucking. He loved those “Big Rigs” whether driving them or managing them. James leaves behind his wife, Sue of the home, his sister, Paula Whitsett of Conway, Arkansas, his half sister Marsha Hinchee of Platte City, MO, his Uncle Joe Bailey McKinley and wife Dee, his adopted family brother, J.W. Harrison, Jr. and wife Monica, sister Manya Reid and husband Mel, numerous nieces and nephews and kidlets who are all very special to him. Also his adored and adoring ShooShoo McKinley, his golf cart buddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, half sister Janet Lundy, half brothers Larry & Johnny McKinley and half sister Donna Bloemer. He was a gentle man who loved people from all walks of life and loved a good visit, woodworking, kids, fishing and beer. He left this world for a better one on January 19, 2021 in Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan, OK. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2 P.M. at Terral Cemetery, Terral, OK. Memorial donations may be made in his name to Jeffco Helping Hands Food Pantry, 100 Circle Dr, Waurika, OK 73573.
Douglas J. “Doug” Miller, 66, died on Jan. 16, 2021 in Nocona, TX. He was born on Dec. 9, 1954 to Joseph & Naomi Bishop Miller. Doug was a hard worker all of his life owning a construction business. He married the love of his life, Susie Newsom on Dec. 8, 1973 in Wichita Falls, TX. He is survived by his parents, Joseph & Naomi Miller, wife, Susie Miller of Coppell, TX, sons, Douglas Joe Miller Jr. of Coppell, TX, Richard Allen Miller of Coppell, TX, sister Darla Atkinson of Carrollton, TX, brother, Jim Miller of Lake Charles, LA, and grandchildren, Isabella, Joseph, Caroline and Declan. There will be a graveside service for Doug on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 11 AM at Center Point Cemetery in Montague County Texas.
Doie Allen, 80, died on January 15, 2021 in Nocona, TX. He was born on August 17, 1940 in Spanish Fort, TX to Clarence & Eunice Richardson Allen. Doie was a strong support of Nocona and the surrounding communities. He was a member of Bonita Baptist Church, a Past Master of Saint Jo Masonic Lodge# 483 A.F. & A.M., Maskat Shrine in Wichita Falls, and a founding member of Jean’s Men’s Bible Class in Nocona. He was a hard worker, working mostly in the oil field having his own business. He married the love of his life, Peggy Hurley on Aug. 31, 1968 in Roosevelt, OK. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Allen of Nocona, TX, daughter, Stacy Gamblin & husband James of Bowie, TX, sisters, Alice Harper & husband Mike of Bowie, TX, Minnie Walker of Ringgold, TX, Joan Tettleton of Nocona, TX, Barbara Ice of Bonita, TX, brother, David Allen & wife Linda of Nocona, TX, and grandchildren, Jordan Pigg, Taylor Pigg, Abbi Gamblin, & Cooper Gamblin. There will be a service Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2 P.M. at Nocona Cemetery officiated by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Bob Langford & Dr. Brent Meridith. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Jean’s Men’s Bible Class, Jeff Roberts, Greg Mahotchi, & Gary Hunter. Memorial donations may be made to Lucky Paws Animal Shelter, PO Box 595, Nocona 76255 or Meals on Wheels, Carpenter’s Shop, 400 Boston, Nocona, TX 76255.
Frances Marie Lavy Pults, 70, died on January 13, 2021 in Decatur, TX. She was born on August 19, 1950 in Henrietta, TX to Maxey D & Olena Newsom Lavy. Family and friends came first for Frances. She was an amazing cook and known as the cookie baker. She is survived by her mother, Olena Perkins, husband, Richard Pults of Nocona, TX, children, Lana Roberts & husband Kip of Nocona, TX, Tammie Kupper & husband Darrin of Gainesville, TX, Jimmy Dan Pribble & wife Lydia of North Carolina, sisters, Barbara McFadden, Elaine Grose, Linda Coffey, Melba Martin, brothers, Don Lavy, Leon Lavy, Johnny Lavy, Robert Lavy, Tommy Lavy, G.W. Perkins Jr., Delbert Don Perkins, Billy Wayne Perkins, grandchildren, Jim Roberts, Dirk Mitchell, Dani King, Brittan Shoemaker, Holt Mitchell, Kellyn Martin, Elle Pribble, Anna Pribble, great-grandchildren, Bodee Roberts, Blakleigh Shoemaker, Brantley Shoemaker and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, step-father, G.W. Perkins, step-daughter, Danna King, sisters, Cynthia Lavy, Joyce Hardee and brothers, Harold & Jerry Lavy. There will be a vigil service on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6 P.M. at Jerry Woods Chapel in Nocona. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nocona for family officiated by Father Albert Francis. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery for the public. Pallbearers will be Jim Roberts, Dirk Mitchell, Holt Mitchell, Cody Shoemaker, Clint Grose & Jimmy Bussey. Memorials may be made to Nocona High School Booster Club or St. Joseph’s Catholic Altar Society.
Dickey J Cox, 77, died on December 29, 2020 in Wichita Falls, TX. He was born on March 6, 1943 in Montague County, TX to Stanley & Estelle Long Cox. Dickey was a good, hard working man working for Lonestar Gas for thirty-one and a half years. He married Helen Green on Nov. 29, 1990 in Sunset, TX. Dickey was a member of Montague Baptist Church. He was a strong supporter of his community serving 4 years as county commissioner for Montague County. While in high school he was a member of the state qualifying basketball team of 1960-1961. His passion in life was working on his farm and running cattle. He was a farmer since he was a young boy until his health made him quit. He is survived by his wife, Helen Cox of Montague, TX, daughter, Mona Tompkins & husband Keith of Bowie, their children Dylan, Tyler, Rachel, Melody, Jacob and Kasey. Step-daughters, Monica O’Neal of Nocona, her children Lauren Fuller and husband Greg, Lexi Thompson and husband Travis, Tanner O'Neal and wife Miranda. Melinda Whittaker & husband John of Corpus Christi and her sons Kyler Hooper and Conner Hooper. Amy McDonald of Sunset and children Kayleigh Tillery, Cole Tillery and McKenna Russell. Also surviving are 8 great grandchildren.
Paul bearers are: Greg Fuller, Travis Thomspon, Keith Tompkins, Tanner O'Neal. Luke Fuller and Dylan Tompkins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at 2 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona, TX officiated by Rev. Mickey Miller. Interment will follow in Montague Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christ Can Food Bank, 976 S. Johnson Loop, Montague, TX 76251
Ronald Franklin Davis, 73 of Nocona passed away peacefully from this earth to enter his eternal home on January 2, 2021.
Ronnie was born on December 26, 1947 in Gainesville Texas. The first of three sons to be born to Odis and Mary Lou Davis. Ronnie was raised in Nocona with his twin brother Donnie and younger brother Jerry Dan. Ronnie graduated from Nocona High School in 1966. After high school, he attended college at Cooke County College where he received his associates degree.
Ronnie served his country in the National Guard at Fort Polk, Louisiana for 5 years. When he finished his service to his country, he returned back to his home town of Nocona. While living in Nocona, he was the owner of Davis Jewelry Store for 35 years before his retirement.
Ronnie served his community as a board member on the Nocona Chamber of Commerce for 30 years as well as the Nocona Housing Authority Board.
Ronnie loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. They were his pride and joy and he lived to tell their stories of success. He was known as "Uncle Ronnie" to not only his nieces and nephews but all of the community. He will be remembered by the town of Nocona for his love of jewelry and constant service to his community. Ronnie never met a stranger and welcomed everyone he met into the community of Nocona. He was always ready, willing, and able to help anyone in need.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his father Odis, and beloved sister- in-law Mary Beckman Davis. He is survived by his loving mother Mary Lou, brothers Donnie and wife Carrie, and Jerry Dan and wife LaDonna. Nephews Shawn and wife Colby, Jarret and wife Julie, Zachary and wife Sommer. Nieces Branda and husband Michael, Erica and husband Shawn, Kristyn and husband Ryan. He also leaves behind 16 great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday January 5th at 11 am at the Nocona Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mary Beckman Davis Downtown Park at Wells Fargo Bank in Nocona, or the Tales and Trails Museum of Nocona.
Barbara Lane Ramsey Gideon
Barbara was born October 30,1947 to Marie and Al Ramsey in Paris, Texas. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 23, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was 73yrs of age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Gideon of 22yrs,her father, Al Ramsey and infant sister, Phyllis Collen Ramsey. Barbara is survived by god daughter, Abi Zimmerman and husband Josh and their daughters, Sophia and Olivia from Crete ,Il. Mother, Marie Tiffee Ramsey from Nocona, 4 brothers, Rickey Ramsey and wife Fay from Whitesboro ,Tx Jacky Ramsey and wife Louise from Montague, Tx. Roger Ramsey and wife Virginia from Nocona, Tx Ronnie Ramsey and wife Rose from Decatur ,Tx 2 Sisters, Karen McNew and husband Dwight from Bluegrove, Tx. Diane Carpenter and husband James from Nocona ,Tx. She is also survived by numerous nieces ,nephews, cousins and friends. Barbara was also an active member of Crown Heights Baptist in Oklahoma City, Ok. as nursery coordinator, ladies fellowship, WMU, youth and Christmas Shoe Box. Barbara was employed at Oklahoma Receivership Office for 31 yrs. There will be a funeral service on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at 11 A.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery with her family acting as pallbearers. Masks are required to attend any portion of the service.
Memorials may be made to:
Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child, P.O. 3000 Boone, NC 28607 Phone, 828-262-1980
Keith Emerson Wyatt, 69, died on December 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Keith was born on Jan. 24, 1951 in Nocona to Terence & Doris Bomar Wyatt. Keith graduated high school at McKinney High School in 1969. He was self employed working mostly as a mechanic and truck driver. He married Jeannie Lewis on Nov. 16, 1978 in McKinney, TX. Keith was a member of First Baptist Church in Whitesboro where he and Jeannie lived for many years. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Wyatt of Nocona, TX, daughters, Krystl Wyatt-Heine & husband Stephen, Kandice Prescher & husband Jay, son, Jerycho Jordon Wyatt, sister, Mary Delancey, brothers, Kent Wyatt, Phil Wyatt & wife Sheryl, brother-in-law, Bob Harper, sister-in-law, Donetta Leach, grandchildren, Scott Prescher & wife Courtney, Tyler Prescher & fiancé Emily Nelson, Aaron Prescher, Joseph Wyatt, and great-grandchildren, Guy Prescher, Lennon Prescher and Theo Nelson-Prescher and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul Wyatt. There will be a private family service held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Nocona City & Nocona Rural Fire Dept.
Vernell Lovett, 91, died on Dec. 27, 2020 in Boerne, TX. She was born on Dec. 27, 1929 in Nocona, TX to Dave & Evie Long Heaton. Vernell was a hard worker working as a secretary for the Nocona General Hospital. She married Gilbert Lovett on October 25, 1982 in Wichita Falls, TX, whom then preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2008. She is survived by her step-son, Gary Lovett & wife Amy of Boerne, TX, grandchildren, Sara Gonzales, Tamy Lovett, & Sam Lovett all of Boerne, TX and 6 great-grandchildren. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at 3 P.M. at Nocona Cemetery officiated by Minister Eugene Weldon. Memorial donations may be made to the Tales “N” Trails Museum in Nocona.
Christopher (Chris) Douglas Storey was born on September 28th, 1978 in Wichita Falls, TX. He lived in the Nocona, Tx area all his life.
During his youth, Chris participated in youth baseball and soccer, as well as Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Philmont Scout Ranch and the 1993 National Scout Jamboree. Chris graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1997 where he played basketball and raised show animals.
Chris drove for UPS for a number of years before returning to Midwestern State University, earned a degree in accounting. He later received his MBA from the University of Dallas in 2017.
He was currently employed by Riley Performance Auto in Gainesville, TX.
On November 5th, 2011 he married Candace Coats and was graced with a son, Connor Hugh in 2016. Candace and Connor were the joy of his life.
Chris loved animals and he and Candace devoted their home to rescuing English Bulldogs. Through this effort he had many friends around the country committed to the same endeavor.
Chris is survived by his wife Candace, son Connor, parents Rob and Sandra Storey, in-laws Darryl and Mearllyna Coats, brothers Robin and Joseph Storey, sisters-in-law, Kera Barrett and Kaylee Coats. He also leaves Aunts and Uncles Stacy and Rick Byars, Christy and Mark Watson, Sherrie Wilson and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Jimmie and Ruth James, Dee and Dane Clay and Bobby and Sue Storey.
A Christian Mass will be held at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nocona, on December 30th, 2020 at 11 am, followed by burial in the Nocona Cemetery. A family Rosary, followed by a public Vigil service will be held at Jerry Woods Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, December 29th at 6 pm. The family requests that all attending wear masks. The funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Facebook at Jerry Woods Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, 1011 Finch Ave., McKinney, TX 75069.