Donley County Obituaries
CLARENDON - Walter Reese, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003,
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in True Church of God
in Christ with E.L. Demerson, superintendent, and Jeff
Riles, elder, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens
Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mr. Reese was born April 29, 1930, in Corsicana to Robert
and Etta Forney Reese. He attended Dallas schools and had
been a Clarendon resident most of his adult life. He
married Bobbie Jean Gardner on Aug. 25, 1950, in
Clarendon. He worked for Fort Worth &
Denver/Burlington Northern Railroad for more than 30
years before his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, and a son, Keith
Survivors include three sons, Walter Reese Jr. of
Clarendon, Bennie Reese of Waxahachie and Kenneth Reese
of Dallas; a daughter, Margaret Jackson of Mississippi;
two sisters, Erma Lee Scott of California and Lou Ethel
Wilson of Illinois; 10 grandchildren; and 11
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 14, 2003
Lee E. Caskey
CLARENDON - Lee E. Caskey, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 18,
2003, in Olney.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Robertson Funeral
Directors Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Gene Allen of
Pampa and the Rev. Joe Vaughn, pastor of Clarendon
Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in
Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean.
Mrs. Caskey was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Duncan, Okla. She
was a longtime resident of Clarendon before moving to
Olney in June 2002. While a Clarendon resident, she was a
very active member of Assembly of God Church and very
involved in Donley County Senior Citizens Association.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rowena Allen.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Hendricks and
husband, the Rev. Claude Hendricks, of Olney; a grandson,
the Rev. Bryan Hendricks and wife, Traci, of Justin; and
three great-grandsons, Josh, Zachary and Caleb Hendricks,
all of Justin.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 19, 2003
John Allen O'Neal
CLARENDON - John Allen O'Neal, 52, died Friday Dec. 26,
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Clarendon Church of
Christ with Bright Newhouse and Don Stone, Church of
Christ ministers from Clarendon, officiating. Burial will
be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mr. O'Neal was born Aug. 28, 1951, in Pampa and had been
a Clarendon resident all of his life. He was employed for
several years as a custodian for Clarandon Public
He was very involved in Clarendon Church of Christ and in
the activities of Medical Center Nursing Home where he
had resided for the past several years. He was always
eager and willing to help people in any way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James LeRoy
"Boots" O'Neal and Bernice Lee Andis O'Neal;
and a sister, Becky Miller.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Kay Mangum of
Lefors, Beverly Shepherd of Channing, and Patricia Gattis
of Irving; three brothers, Bill "Boots" O'Neal
of Vernon, Wesley O'Neal of Holliday, and Joe O'Neal of
Harrold; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers are Jeff Mills, Joe Gattis, Fred DeLorge,
Ike O'Neal, Mark Miller, Johnny Mangum, Chance O'Neal and
Chris O'Neal. Honorary bearers are special friends.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 28, 2003
was last updated January 7, 2004.