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Jackie Ray Gill

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September 13, 1950 – October 24, 2020
Jackie Ray Gill passed away on Oct. 24, 2020.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Bellevue School Gymnasium in Bellevue with the Rev. Robert Slayton, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bellevue, officiating. The visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta. The burial will be in the Vashti Cemetery in Vashti under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.
Jackie was born on Sept. 13, 1950 in Bowie to Raymond and Georgene (Davis) Gill. He married Anna Abbott on Aug. 20, 1983 in Vashti. He was employed at Bellevue Independent School District, where he worked for more than 20 years. During his time at Bellevue, he made many lifelong friends through the faculty and students. He also was a cattle rancher and a member of the Vashti Baptist Church. Jackie was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He was a community member of Vashti and Bellevue all his life. He always waved. He always worked hard even up to his last minutes with us here on this earth. His work ethic and generosity were his greatest character traits. If you needed either he was always available.
As a dad, he did all he could to provide. He passed on his knowledge and work ethic to each of us. We did not become the farmer he was, but we will always have that old farm in us. His experience became wisdom and we will miss the advice he would give. As a grandpa, he became the one they all knew would show up to whatever event was important to them. grandkids loved grandpa and the farm and projects and fun. As a husband, he was a partner and a best friend. No words can express how he will be missed. As a brother, he left so many memories, both funny and good, provided guidance, whether solicited of or not. Most of all, he loved.
Jackie Gill was preceded in death by his dad, Raymond Gill, mom, Georgene Gill, grandson, Cason Gill and granddaughter Raylee Gill.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Gill; sisters, Kathy Gill and Paula Jones and husband, Ken; nephew, Brady Mac Jones and wife, Sammie; niece, Kelli Jones; children, James Gill and wife, Jana, Lance Gill and wife, Amanda, Darrel Gill, Maggie Gill, Shelly Detamore and husband, Michael, Shane Gill and wife, Lainie, Jamie Gill and wife, Chrissi and Chrystal Gardner and husband, Jay; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandkids.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at davisfuneralhome.net. Memorials may be made to Bellevue ISD at PO Box 38, Bellevue, TX 76228.
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Jack J. LeClair

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September 14, 1946 – January 28, 2023
SAINT JO – Jack J. LeClair, 76, died on Jan. 28, 2023.
A rosary led by Tom and Denise Koranek was at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Scott Funeral Home. The eulogy was delivered by Jack Lyons. A mass of Christian burial by Fr. Joe Keating was at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Muenster. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 14, 1946 in Ponca City, OK to Jack J. (Chief) LeClair and Grace Jeanette LeClair. He married Dianne Sicking Clegg in 2000. They moved to North Texas and set up a cow/ calf operation with a dedication to managing the native wildlife.
He graduated from Pharr San Juan Alamo High School in 1964. He went on to attend the University of Texas on a baseball scholarship, then to Pan- American College for undergraduate work, where he was a teacher at Ed Couch Elsa Schools. He graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville in 1975 with a master of science in range science and management. He began his career in field development and tech service with Chevron/ Ortho Chemical in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He also did some doctoral work at Texas A&I.
From 1982-1999, he worked in development and was an integral part of the DuPont Development team that was responsible for introducing new active ingredient chemistry for cotton, cereal, corn, rice, soybeans and range and pasture. From 2000-2003, he was in field development for United Ag Products. Going back to DuPont in 2004, he became part of the DuPont Crop Protection team as a range and pasture specialist. Once again, he developed active ingredient chemistry for range and pasture brush and weed control. He retired from DuPont after 27 years of service. In 2014 he began a three year stint with Bayer Environmental Services in range and pasture sales. He was a longtime member of The Society for Range Management.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pamela Sue.
He is survived by his wife; brother, Joe LeClair, Oklahoma City; children, Jeff LeClair, Portland, Stephen LeClair, Gonzales and Ashli LeClair, Austin and one grandson.
Memorials may be made to Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.

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David Womack

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April 1, 1958 – January 27, 2023
NOCONA – David Womack, 64, died on Jan. 27, 2023 in Nocona.
A private family service will take place at a later date.
He was born on April 1, 1958 in Nocona to Eldon Womack Sr. and Patty Walker Womack. He worked in the oilfield most of his life doing many jobs, but mainly as a pumper. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Nocona.
He is survived by his children, Bryan Womack, Dumas, TX and Beth Schnick, Wichita Falls; brothers, Donnie Womack, Nocona and Dale Womack, Nocona; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona.

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Johnnie Lowell Chappell

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May 17, 1936 – January 27, 2023
BOWIE – Johnnie Lowell Chappell, 86, died on Jan. 27, 2023.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 3, at the White Family Funeral Home. A memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. on Feb. 4, at Freedom Life Church in Bowie.
He was born in Henrietta on May 17, 1936 to Lee Olan and Mary Cleo (Hays) Chappell. On May 30, 1955 he married Frances Jones Chappell in Byers, TX. He grew up in Henrietta on his family’s farm. He was an accomplished businessman, farmer and racing sponsor and an avid automobile enthusiast.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his daughters, Darla DeAnn Chappell, Toni Carol and Lisa Marie; one great-granddaughter; one daughter-in-law and sister, Deleen Ruebush.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances Chappell; sons, Lowell Chappell, Bowie and Adam Chappell, Springtown; daughter, Sheila Duggan, Fort Worth; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Shiflet, Argyle and Glenda Buck, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bowie Senior Citizens Project at 501 Pelham St. Bowie, TX 76230.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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