RYAN CHAD ADAMS
COLLINSVILLE — Funeral services for Ryan Chad Adams, 22, of Collinsville, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Collinsville with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Indian Creek Cemetery.
All service arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Visitation services were held Monday, August 19, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ryan passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Plano, while surrounded by many loved ones.
Ryan was born on June 5, 1991, to Jerry Randall and Karen Sue (Clark) Adams in Sherman.
He married Kaylie Krueger on Dec. 28, 2009, in Marietta, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Collinsville. He loved fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed mechanical tasks and could fix anything. He was an excellent athlete in his youth days and was always up for a competition.
He is survived by his wife, Kaylie Adams; daughter, Marlie Rae Adams, of Collinsville; mother, Karen Westfall and husband Quint of Collinsville; father, Randy Adams of Fort Worth; sister, Kacy Patterson and husband Justin of Collinsville; sister, Landee Adams of Van Alstyne; brother, Colby Westfall of Collinsville; brother, Chase Westfall of Noble, Okla.; grandparents, Gerald and Diane Adams of Rowlett; grandmother, Sherry Matlock of San Antonio; grandmother, Daisy Clark of Collinsville; grandparents, Jim and Saundra Westfall of Collinsville; nephews, Caleb and Nolan Patterson; and mother-in-law, Miki Krueger.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cecil Clark.
The pallbearers will be A.J. Boelens, Brian Clark, Jeremy Clark, Shaun Clark, Mitch Krueger and Pete Rodriguez.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be contributed to a trust fund for Marlie Rae Adams. Please contribute to Marlie’s future by sending donations to Marlie Rae K. Adams, 6605 Carrington Drive, Austin, TX 78749.
Although the family mourns his loss, they will celebrate forever the heroic decision he made before his passing, to be an organ donor. As of this date, five lives have been saved.
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TOMMY DAN BEATY
LAKE KIOWA — Tommy Dan Beaty was carried on angel’s wings into the presence of the Lord on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013; he was 79.
Tom lived in Lake Kiowa. Tom was born on Aug. 27, 1933, in Gorman to Daniel Monroe Beaty and Dona Mae (Lindsay) Beaty.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jimmie C. McElroy (Holt) Beaty; daughter, Suzan (Beaty) Hendrickson and her husband Chuck Hendrickson; son, Dan Beaty and his wife Charla (Roth) Beaty; sister, Dorothy (Beaty) Burks; and grandchildren, Chad and spouse Kendra Hendrickson, Megan and spouse Will Dirickson, Amy Hendrickson and Andrew Ballinger and Lindsay Beaty; and many nephews and nieces.
Tom is predeceased by his parents; brother, Alton Beaty; and sister Allene (Beaty) Bausell.
After Tom graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor of science in petroleum geology, he married Jimmie on Dec. 28, 1957, in Lockney. After serving as lieutenant in the U.S. Army infantry, Tom began his career in the oil patch. He began in the oil field service industry with many promotions and ended his distinguished career with Mobil Oil drilling/environmental management. His career enabled Tom and Jimmie to travel the globe several times to include homes in Montana, Colorado, Texas, Indonesia, Venezuela and ultimately back to Texas. While he was very proud to be selected from all Mobile Drilling Engineers to make a presentation to the Society of Professional Engineers, his greatest joy came from seeing his values, beliefs and life principles passed on and lived out in the lives of his children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, 401 N. Dixon St. in Gainesville, with the Rev. Mark Loewen officiating under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
A reception will follow at the church.
Interment will be at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Tom’s family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research at the Mayo Clinic (https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC or call 1-800-297-1185) or the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org), PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the First Christian Church of Gainesville.
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BARRY BIRT BRITAIN
Graveside services for Barry Birt Britain, 64, of Gainesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the Callisburg Cemetery with Ben Willingham, Callisburg Church of Christ minister, officiating under the direction of Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. Britain peacefully passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
He fought a brief but very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born Dec. 29, 1948 in Ranger to William Birt Britain and Billie June Smith Britain.
Mr. Britain graduated from Gainesville High School in 1968, and Grayson County College in 1992. On Sept. 5, 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Paula Ann Meyer, in Gainesville. He was a member of the Callisburg Church of Christ. He was a journeyman plumber and worked for Britain Plumbing from 1968 to 1978. He was a maintenance technician for Weber Aircraft from 1978 to 1988. He then worked in maintenance for Peterbilt Motors from 1988 to 1989. He was employed by Poly Pipe, working in inside sales and customer relations from 1989, until his death.
First and foremost, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed working on and driving his flamed 1972 pick-up truck, was an avid reader, and enjoyed vacation trips with his wife to Sand Springs, Okla., to rest and relax in a cabin on Keystone Lake. His legacy to his family was researching and organizing a detailed genealogy on the Britain family, which took more than four years. His children, brothers, niece and nephew each received a copy of the completed history contained in a four-inch binder.
Survivors include his wife of almost 44 years, Paula Ann Britain of Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Blaine and Heather Britain and Clint and Tiffany Britain of Gainesville; grandchildren, Blake and Tyler Britain and Alexia and Jacob Britain of Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Mary Jo Britain of Whitesboro and Mark and Devone Britain of Gainesville; niece, Tambra Britain; nephew and niece-in-law, Shane and Katie Britain; great-nephews, Kolsen Morrison and Creek Britain; and great-niece, Gracie Lou Britain, all of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.
Everyone is asked to please arrive driving their classic cars/hot rods/motorcycles.
Honorary pallbearers are Will Bezner, Jim Carter, Joe Case, John Clark, Chris Clark, Earl Dozier, Dan Gaines, Van Knight, Scott Lewis, Mike Maddux, Mark Maddux, Ken McClellan, Jeremy McClellan, Gary Norwood, Jim Scott and Tucker Vaughn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County, 316 S. Chestnut, Gainesville, TX 76240.
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