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Jerry Weldon Cantwell

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May 24, 1942 – November 27, 2021
BELLEVUE – Jerry Weldon Cantwell, 79, Bellevue, TX, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 24, 2021.
A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27 at Vashti Cemetery with Pastor Mike Henson officiating.
Jerry was born on May 24, 1942 in Bowie to Robert Ivy “Beetle” and Zona Berniece (Joplin) Cantwell. He grew up on his family’s ranch, where he was taught by his father and brother an incredible work ethic, how to be independent, how to persevere through tough times and how to adapt in any environment. His loving mother led both of her children and her husband to Christ, which produced a domino effect in the Cantwell family where parents teach their children about God’s love through His son Jesus Christ.
He graduated from Bowie High School in 1960, where he was active in football, basketball, baseball, track and the Future Farmer’s of America. He received a scholarship to Texas Tech University to play football, and graduated with a degree in Ag-Business.
Jerry married Carolyn Gay Allen on June 24, 1961, she was the love of his life, best friend and partner in raising a family, as well as, their business interest. They were together for 60 years. Jerry and Carolyn own and operate a branch of Circled Bar Ranch in Bellevue, where they taught their children and grandchildren the values of work, love for each other and salvation through Jesus Christ. They also were owners of Cantwell Oil Company in Bowie, until they sold the business.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bowie, where he was baptized on Aug. 30, 1953 and he enthusiastically served the Lord in many areas, including deacon, choir member, several committees and Sunday School teacher in the youth department, where he mentored many of Bowie’s youth over a substantial period of time.
Jerry lived his life as a servant leader not only to his family and church but also as a board member of Wise Electric Cooperative and trustee on the Bowie Independent School District Board. His passions in life were to love and serve God, to love and sacrifice for his family and friends, and to love and mentor young people.
He is preceded in death by his parents, “Beetle” and Berniece Cantwell and his beloved grandson, Calvin York.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Cantwell, Bellevue; children, Rowdy Cantwell, Bellevue, Jodie York and husband, John, Muenster and Rayce Cantwell and wife, Shelly, Bowie; granddaughter, Jaycie York, Dallas; brother, James Cantwell and wife, Joan, Bowie; sisters-in-law, Patsy Choate, Bowie, Paula Brooks, Bowie and Darlene Oberhofer and husband, Jim, Stevensville, MT; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bowie’s Building Fund or Youth Department.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.
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David Allen Prater

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October 7, 1957 – November 16, 2022
CASSVILLE, MO – David Allen Prater, 65, passed away on Nov. 16, 2022 at Mercy Hospital Cassville.
A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
David was born Oct. 7, 1957, in Attica, KS to James Allen and Opal Florene Hurst Prater. He attended Bowie High School and after graduation attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX studying animal husbandry and veterinarian medicine. After college he worked for various ranches and oil fields. He later went to work for Bowie Industries as a welder. He also did underwater welding in Japan and was a member of the Texas Army National Guard.
David enjoyed traveling, being an outdoorsman, rodeoing, leather crafts and making his own boots, saddles and gifts for others. At the age of 14 he became the youngest professional rodeo clown, known as “Bandy.” He was proud to have been an Eagle Scout, a 32nd degree Mason of Moslah Temple Shrine in Fort Worth and a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shriners in Springfield, MO. Every year he would grow his hair long and donate it to Locks of Love in memory of his mother. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Bowie.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife and son.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Smith, Bowie.
Contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX, 75219 or Cowboy’s Last Ride, c/o Lee Allen 403 West Wise Street, Bowie, TX 76230.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, MO.

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Robert Fayon (Tuck) Scott

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October 2, 1951 – October 27, 2022
FORESTBURG – Robert Fayon (Tuck) Scott, 71, died on Oct. 27, 2022 at his home.
A memorial service will be at noon on Jan. 7, 2023 at Dolly and Leo Orrell’s home.
Scott was born to Roberta Earle and Frank Bunday Scott on Oct. 2, 1951 in Muenster. He graduated from Forestburg High School. He enjoyed hunting, auctions, garage sales, trade days and traveling.
Scott is preceeded in death by his parents, Frank and Roberta Scott; brothers, Alvin Scott, Delmar Scott, Harry Kendall and Frank B. Scott; son, Robert Anthony Scott; sister, Maxine Pomeroy and two sister-in-laws.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Linda Scott; sister, Dolly Orrell, Forestburg; brothers, Jerry Scott, Krum, Blake Scott, Lewisville and William Scott, Forestburg; one grandson; one sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

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Lonnie “L.D.” Dee Sirman

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August 31, 1942 – November 20, 2022
FORESTBURG – Lonnie “L.D.” Dee Sirman, 80, passed away on Nov. 20, 2022 in Fort Worth.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Nov. 25, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 26, at the Montague County Cowboy Church with Pastor Joe Caballero officiating. Burial will follow at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg.
L.D. was born on Aug. 31, 1942 in Bowie to Woodrow and Minnie Chesser Sirman. L.D. graduated from Forestburg High School and joined the United States Army. He served at the missile base in Denton where he met and married Sue Snider. The couple would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in March. He was so proud to be celebrating 60 years of marriage.
L.D. was an owner and operator cattle hauler for 30 years. After retiring from trucking, he worked in Denton, delivering new Peterbilt’s to every state in the U.S. and all outer provinces of Canada. He was known for his beautiful and well-kept trucks and his spotless appearance. Someone was always commenting that he looked too neat to be a bull hauler.
He loved his wife, children and grandchildren more than anything. He was a member of the Montague County Cowboy Church and was baptized just two months ago. He was a proud American and loved his country. He was always ready to help anyone, not wanting thanks or recognition. He was a quiet man with a huge, giving heart. He will be missed by so many.
He is preceded in death by his parents; younger sister, Mary Blocker and brothers-in-law, Arlon Alexander and Joe Snider.
L.D. is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Sue Snider Sirman, Forestburg; daughter, Page Sirman, Forestburg; son, Bart Sirman and wife Hollie, Rhome; sister, Sue Alexander, Shallowater; his most prized possessions, his grandchildren, Tyler Sirman and Drew Martin, Eugene OR, Sloan and Ethan Morman, Fort Worth, Hannah and Hunter Geer, Cody, WY, Slate Souther, Fort Worth and Seth and Mandi Sirman, Chico along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

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