Our family will be giving donations for a scholarship in honor of our brother/son. Steve graduated in May of 1976, just days before he was taken from us. It is our wish, if possible, for this to be announced as the class is announced/honored during half time so that he could be honored/remembered with his classmates.
The family of Steven Wayne Bricker Son of Johnnie & Scharleen Bricker Brother of Sherry (Ford), Jimmy, Kemberly (Ragle), Susan (Powell DeArmond) & Niki
I have fond memories of Steven as a classmate, teammate and friend. I will always remember his drive in whatever he did if it was out at the Ag barn or scrabbling for a loose ball in a basketball game. He was my first life lesson that we never know when it is our time to go so cherish each day. See you on the other side Steven.
Wilma Pauline Johnson, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Jacksboro, Tx. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Church of Christ in Jacksboro with Joel Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Graford Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Coker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Graford to the late Arthur Melvin and Tennie Mae (Penick) Wiley. She married to Charlie Robert Johnson in Boston, Mass. She was a retired school librarian and teacher and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Johnson; a brother, R.V. Wiley; and a sister, Janie Storm.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Wayne Johnson and wife Laura Elaine of Jacksboro; a brother, =Orval Wiley of Graford; and three grandchildren.
Benny Royce Light, 62, died April 19, 2012, in a Decatur, Texas, hospital. Service is 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Worship Center with Father Balaji Boyall and Tim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Graford Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Mineral Wells, the son of Royce Sammy and Marilyn Frances Wilson Light. He married Kathleen Haag on Oct. 6, 1973, at PK Lake. He was a lifetime resident of Palo Pinto County and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He was a painter and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. He was in Little League for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Light, of Mineral Wells; children and spouses, Lynae and Mark Vosberg, of Saginaw, Texas, Larry and Donna Marx of Suffolk, Va., Amy Light, of Mineral Wells, and Sammy and April Light, of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Tiffany Alexander, Mason Glover and Avery and Cara Strube; sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Butch Cason, of Graford, and Shannon and Tim Smith, of Trinidad, Colo.; special uncle, Jerry Wilson, of Graford; his special friends at the round table at Graford Café; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister. -
I graduated with Levi and he was my roommate at Midwestern. Matt Pruyn( Palmer) and I go by Levi's grave once a year on our way to PK for an annual "remember the old days" weekend. we remember Levi fondly and he is still missed by his friends to this day.
Frank, or Snake as he was more often called by those who knew him best, was a wonderful husband, loving dad@heart, devoted son and brother, beloved uncle, cousin & friend. If you knew him, it's guaranteed you'll never forget him.
Joe Frank Moore Jr., 56, of Caddo, Texas, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Service was Monday, July 26, at First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Tom Moore officiating. Interment followed in Caddo Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary.
Joe Frank Moore was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Mineral Wells to parents Joe Frank Moore Sr. and Minnie Pauline Parks Moore. He grew up in Salesville, Texas, and graduated from Graford High School in 1973. Frank married Elizabeth Treonne Couch on June 2, 1987, in Mineral Wells. They made their home in Graford and later Salesville before moving to Caddo in 2004. Frank worked as a self-employed woodcutter most of his life and later worked at The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Breckenridge.
Frank is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Moore, of Caddo; three adopted daughters, Brittany Gonzalez and Elizabeth Cross, both of Mineral Wells, and Kelsey Goble of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Randall Moore and wife, Lavona "Bucket" Strain, of Graham and Auther Moore and wife, Debbie, of Graford; four sisters, Loretta Eidson and husband, Larry, of Mineral Wells, Donna Akins and husband, Travis, of Possum Kingdom Lake, Sheila Hamilton and husband, Darin, of Salesville and Reba Moore and special friend, Randy Smith, of Mineral Wells; three grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
Elbert Orval Wiley, 93, died March 31, 2011, surrounded by his family at his home in Graford.
Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Graford Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Barton Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.
The sweetest man you will ever know, Elbert went to be with his Lord and beloved wife on the third anniversary of her passing.
He was born in Finis, Texas, located in Jack County, on March 7, 1918. He was a carpenter by trade, and was also in boat, cabinet and gas station businesses with his father and brother; he retired from the Mineral Wells ISD maintenance department in 1983. He served proudly in the U.S. Army from March 1941 to June 1945 in the 5th Medical Supply Depot. He moved from Strawn to Graford with his family when he was 8, and lived there all his life.
He was a dedicated Christian and member of the Church of Christ in Graford his whole life. He loved his family and friends so very much, and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Morgan and husband, Terry, of Graford; son, Carlton and wife, Sandy, of Weatherford; grandsons, Matt Ogdon of Graford and Josh Morgan, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Stephanie and Shelby Wiley, of Weatherford, and Ashley Ogdon, of Graford; great-grandchildren, Jacob Wiley, many cousins, nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Betty Rainey, of Mineral Wells.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Lou Rhodes Wiley; parents, Melvin and Tennie May Wiley; brother, Roy Vernon (RV-PeeWee) Wiley; and sisters, Wilma Pauline Johnson and Melva Jane Storm.
Sarah Lou Wiley, 73, left this world for heaven March 31, 2008.
Service is 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel. Burial will follow in Barton's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1934, to Bird and Pheba Rhodes in Jack County. She graduated from Graford High School. She married Elbert Orval Wiley on June 7, 1957.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Graford, and was an Avon representative for 20 years. She had many friends. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and loved to cook for them. She loved vegetable and flower gardening. Mom, Grandma we love you, you will live in our hearts forever.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Orval Wiley of Graford; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Terry Morgan of Graford; son and daughter-in-law, Carlton and Sandy Wiley of Weatherford; grandchildren, Matt and Ashley Ogdon of Graford, Stephanie and Shelby Wiley of Weatherford, and Josh Morgan of Graford; sister, Betty Rainey of Mineral Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bird and Pheba Rhodes; brothers, Wade, Newt (Dusty) and Amon Rhodes; and sister, Ann Perkins.