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Elaine Hamilton

Jul 11, 1931 - Nov 26, 2023

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Midlothian, TX

Opal "Elaine" Erwin Hamilton of Midlothian, Texas (formerly of Hemphill) passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Midtowne Meadows in Midlothian TX. Elaine was born on July 11th, 1931 in the Goodrich Home in Hemphill Texas to Belvie Erwin and Sally Ruth Holder Erwin. She attended Hemphill ISD where she was a cheerleader and played high school basketball. Her team's picture is proudly displayed above the cashier on the header at Valero in Beanville. Upon graduation, her father Belvie, sold a cow ...Read More

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Janice Lee McClendon Prather

Sep 13, 1931 - Feb 23, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Janice Lee McClendon Prather, 92, of Midlothian, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 23, 2024. Jan was born September 13, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the chosen daughter of Lina Aiken McClendon and Terrell Blake McClendon (birth daughter of Lela and John Ellenburg), and twin sister to brother Jamie. Jan graduated from Stillwater High School in 1949, then earned a BS in Home Economics from Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma A&M). She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and if pictures are proof, she attended every ADPi and Sigma Chi dance, often with her lifelong friends Liz Willson and Margaret Cross, and ultimately with Stan Prather. Jan married Stanley Hugh Prather on January 23, 1953 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Stan and Jan were married for 54 years and were devoted to each other. She was a loving wife and mother. She was ahead of her time, and utilized her degree to plan menus and prepare nutritious, balanced meals. She loved interior design, and created beautiful homes that always featured her signature, teal carpet! (It doesn’t show dirt or dog hair.) Ultimately, she created a home filled with God’s love and peace. Her children remember her as an agent of mercy and a silent gift giver to those in need. She lived out her faith completely (Matthew 6:3-6). She was in constant prayer for her children, and gave godly advice with compassion and discernment (often on the back of an envelope). Mom was always faithful and forgiving. She carried our load as if it was her own; a kindhearted, faithful reminder of what Jesus has done for us. She was the very definition of a walking blessing, always shining the light of Jesus with joy. As a grandmother, Noni loved and supported her grandchildren and their families, traveling to see them at birthday parties, concerts, weddings, births, holidays, gallery showings, theatre performances and productions. She was proud of them all for who they are and prayed for them to love and serve God. Jan especially loved God. She trusted Jesus as her savior, and was saved on September 14, 1971. She prayed for her family and friends, and she loved to study the Bible. Every day she listened to preachers on the radio or TV, and often volunteered as a prayer counselor. She took copious notes, and covered the refrigerator with inspirational quotes and Bible verses. As a member of First Methodist Church Midlothian for over twenty-five years, Jan was active in her Home Group, Sunday School Class, Bible Study, and many church wide events- including supporting numerous youth on mission trips, teaching Confirmation Classes, and praying for all who asked. Although she never held a leadership position, didn’t have a lifelong career, nor win any civic awards, she was loved by young and old and all who knew her. Stan once said that he couldn’t imagine anyone not loving Jan; she was the kindest person he’d ever known. Jan is survived by her children, Roger Prather (Gayla), Douglas Prather, Christia Caudle (Tom); grandchildren, John Mark Caudle (Jenna), Grace Caudle, Annalise Caudle, and Scott Prather (Becky); great-grandchildren, Julia Caudle and Kailey Robbins; and sister-in-law, Beverly Merrill (Lou). Jan is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Jan in death are her husband, Stan, twin brother, James McClendon, and her parents. A visitation will be at First Methodist Church Midlothian on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 12:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm with Brady Johnston and Dr. April Fehler officiating. Pallbearers will be Scott Prather, John Mark Caudle, Tom Caudle, Jason Westbrook, Mark Pollard, and Don Garrett. Interment will be on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

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Mary Louise Abshire

Nov 25, 1929 - Feb 24, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our precious mother, Mary Louise Abshire at her home in Midlothian, Texas on February 24 th , 2024 at the age of 94. We take great comfort knowing she is with our Lord and her loved ones in heaven. Mary Louise Abshire was born November 25 th , 1929 in Houston, Texas to James B. and Mary Katherine Lackey. Preceded in death by the love of her life, Charlie Abshire, to whom she had been married for 58 years. She was selflessly devoted to her family and was the most wonderful mother her children could have asked for. She will be forever loved and missed by her family and all those that were blessed to have known her. 1 Corinthians 13:1 She is survived by one sister, Billie Joy Bradford of Warren, Ohio in addition to her four children: Charles Wayne Abshire and wife Linda of Victoria, Texas Robert (Bobby) Abshire and wife Sue of Angleton, Texas Linda DeCarlo of Mansfield, Texas Dana Marie Sparks and her husband Dana Scott of Midlothian, Texas Multiple family members including: Nine grandchildren; Bobby Abshire, Tori Faryna, Colby Abshire, Michael Hajecate, Kelly Abshire, Alexis Mushinski, Sherri DeCarlo, Justin Walker and Jacob Walker. 20 Great Grandchildren 5 Great, Great Grandchildren Funeral services will be under the direction of Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado, Texas. Family viewing will be held Monday February 26, 2024 from 6-8 pm. Graveside services will be held at Glenwood Cemetery February 27, 2024 at 1 pm to which all friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. To to the family or in memory of Mary Louise (Lackey) Abshire, please

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Mavis Ann Martin Sisco

Jul 19, 1937 - Feb 19, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Mavis Ann Martin Sisco, 86, of Midlothian, Texas, went to her heavenly home and reward on February 19, 2024. She was born July 19, 1937, in Dean Kentucky, to mother Stella Yonts Hall and father Earl Martin. Ann was born out of wedlock and blessed that her mother gave her life. That is why she has always supported pregnancy clinics that promote life instead of abortion. She was the 5th of 11 children. She took care of her 5 brothers until moving to Ohio with her older sisters.In 1954 she was introduced to the love of her life, Robert Houston Sisco, by each of their sisters. She married him on October 19, 1955, after a long journey through 4 states. They moved to Texas in 1960 from Ohio after having their first child. They were visited by members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Oak Cliff, and they were baptized together March 13, 1960. They worked together to build an automotive repair shop business for 40 years. They lived in Duncanville for 57 years and then in 2018 they relocated to Midlothian to live near their daughter. She was married to the love of her life for 66 years until God called him home in 2021.She taught women’s bible studies and prayed for many people that were physically healed. Many of them have thanked her personally, giving God all the glory. She loved studying God’s word and teaching His Word to others, with only a GED. She even had a war room (prayer closet) we found in the Duncanville house when we moved them. She wrote a book about her mother’s love that told of her mother’s choice not to get an abortion for her unborn child out of wedlock. Ann served at many churches faithfully and consistently for all her years but always ended up back at the place that led her to her Savior, Hillcrest Baptist Church, now in Cedar Hill. She quietly and faithfully served God and others all her life.She loved and took care of her two children, even reading books to Robert to help him get through school with dyslexia. Ann never turned anyone away without food and water. She even took in a former prisoner that Deena had brought to the Lord through a youth prison ministry, until he ran away with the circus. One of her favorite trips was a Dr. David Jeremiah Holy Land tour in 1980 with her two sisters and good friend Joann Cochran.She enjoyed helping with all the grandkids as they came along (6), even helped with the birth of Melody, her 2nd granddaughter, and she was blessed with 12 great grandkids. She sang “You are my Sunshine” to all of us. We were blessed to sing it back to her for Christmas 2023.Ann is survived by her daughter Deena Sisco Moody and husband Michael Moody of Midlothian; son, Robert Donald Sisco and wife, Kimberley Freeman Sisco of Midlothian; 5 granddaughters, 1 granddaughter-in-love, 1 grandson, 4 grandsons-in-love, and 12 great grandchildren and one brother Duane Meade of Lorain, Ohio.Ann was preceded in death by husband Robert Houston Sisco and Mother Stella Yonts Meade, three sisters, 6 brothers, and 5 great grandchildren born straight into heaven.In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Ann to one of the charities listed below

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Kim Allen Harrison

Feb 09, 1954 - Feb 11, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Kim Allen Harrison was born at a very young age on February 9, 1954, and was called home to heaven on February 11, 2024. Kim was a much beloved grandpa, dad, partner, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He told everyone they were his favorite, and meant it, just as they did back to him. Kim raised three feisty daughters, Randi, Alisha, and Kristen. As a dad, he was supportive to a fault and game for anything, and yet had a special genius for embarrassing teenagers. To his grandkids, he was their sweet pawpaw, and they adored him as much as he doted on each of them. He was a loving partner, and partner in crime, to Lisa LePoint, who became the love of his life, built a home with him, and shared his last years. He said the secret to their relationship was “laughing a lot, mostly at myself.” To his son-in-laws, Danny and Brandon, he was a cherished mentor and buddy to hang out with around the bonfire. To his two brothers, Kim was part of the Harrison Brothers gang. They were like the Three Stooges come to life, with the same impeccable comic timing and ability to read one another’s thoughts. Kim, Mark, and Tony were inseparable growing up, first in Dodge City and then in Dallas, and their lifelong friendship is a lesson in sibling love. As a child, Kim was involved from an early age in music and tomfoolery, and once scammed his classmates out of their nickels by selling “magic” needles that he levitated with a hidden magnet, that is until his mother noticed all her missing needles. He came from a musical family that sat around “pickin’ and grinnin’” at get-togethers, and he started playing wind instruments in the junior high school band. Music was important to him and he mastered any number of instruments including the harmonica, saxophone, flute, and trumpet. Whether playing in the barn or in Cowboy Church, Kim was able to soothe souls and inspire dancing jigs. As an adult, he was alternately known as Rambo, MacGyver, or Willie Nelson, and was a diehard prankster who never missed a chance to start a school riot of kids crowding up for his autograph, or to clean his big guns in front of his daughters’ dates. He liked to point out when meeting a kid, for instance, the amazing coincidence between them, saying “Wow, that’s the same age I was when I was 10!” Despite many years of sporting his signature long braid, he never got the chance to ask Willie Nelson if people ever told Willie he reminded them of Kim. He was the ultimate entertainer, and is perhaps best known for throwing epic parties and barn hoedowns, especially his annual End of the World Parties. Kim’s barn was a magical place. Home of his handmade entertainment venue, it was complete with full band setup, audience seating, VIP lounge, barn coffee, dining room, workshop, kung fu dojo, and family museum. He regularly held raging parties for upwards of 100 people, with multiple bands and memorial t-shirts. As host of these events, he reveled in the fun of watching other people have a good time and enjoy the music. He loved showing people his walls full of historical and family artifacts, and letting them sign his barn door. And he loved jamming on the harmonica or sax with his musical friends and family up on stage. He had a welcoming, funny way of life that made everyone feel important. As a master electrician, he literally lit up the world. From small jobs to large-scale projects, his work will continue to shine a light on many. Kim also mentored younger electricians, did pro bono work for folks who needed it, and was a trusted professional for his customers, some of whom he had for many decades. Whether he was working hard or hardly working, he always had fun and spread that good humor to those around him. He often got work done in less time and with more enjoyment by coming up with a quirky way to do it efficiently. Mostly, he invented stuff. From the Light Holster (™), to finger-fu (his signature brand of martial arts), to carousel swings, to original music, to spaghetti omelets, he wasn’t capable of thinking in a box and did everything in his own unique style. He lived a life with the daily motto, “if you don’t learn something, teach ‘em something.” Kim was allergic to suits and ties, and could usually be found in a cutoff shirt and jeans, or his fringed suede jacket for dress up occasions. He once saw John Denver’s likeness in a bonfire, and showed the picture to everyone he met, thinking it might make him rich on eBay one day. He was the proud owner of two creepy vans, R1 and R2, and a pile of gold coins. Like MacGyver, Kim could fix anything with only his belt knife, a paper clip, and duct tape. Kim was a creative, adventurous spirit, he was weird and let other people be weird without judgment. He had the world’s most beautiful singing voice, at least according to his mother. He could make anything, and if you were a kid who needed to build a school project at 10 o’clock at night, he was your man. He was a famously funny guy and someone everyone wanted to be around, with a magnetic personality and the hair to back it up. Kim always had a project, something he was working to build or some new addition to the barn. He was rarely if ever still. He was the kind of person who would hold fundraisers for sick friends, give you the shirt off his back, or let you live in his backyard. Kim built his own house and barn, as he built his own life, with custom features and quirks that made folks want to be a part of it. Kim was a Christian man who, despite his love for everyone here, was looking forward to seeing Randi in heaven. He was a legend. He was our favorite. And we will see him again one day. “Hasta la Vista, Kim!” Kim was preceded in death by his daughter, Randi Hillin, and his parents Don and Rita Harrison. He is survived by his girlfriend Lisa LePoint, his daughter Alisha Padilla and her family, his daughter Kristen Wyatt and her family, his son-in-law Danny Hillin, and his brothers Mark and Tony Harrison and their families. He will be missed by a huge number of friends and family across the country. There will be one final End of the World Party in his memorial, date and location tbd. I guess it really happened this time folks. Happy trails, Kim.

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Ronald Chester Tanguay

Apr 03, 1942 - Feb 16, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Ronald Chester Tanguay, known affectionately as Ron, passed away on February 16, 2024, at the age of 81. He was born on April 3, 1942, in Adams, Massachusetts, to Homer Philemon Tanguay and Emily Rena Wiater Tanguay. Ron grew up in Adams, Massachusetts, and attended Adams Memorial High School. Ron’s class was the first to graduate from this “new” high school in 1960. He dedicated much of his life to his career, starting at Alnasco Steel Corporation in Pittsfield, MA, in 1963. Over the years, he worked tirelessly in various roles, showcasing his skills in fabrication, welding, fitting, machine operations, and maintenance. Ron's expertise led him to supervisory positions, including Shop Foreman and Structural Shop Superintendent, at several companies in Massachusetts and Texas. An active member of the American Welding Society, Ron also found solace and community in his religious affiliations with St. Thomas Catholic Church in Adams, Massachusetts, in his youth and later St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, also in Adams, Massachusetts as well as the Cowboy Church of Ellis County. On May 7, 1982, Ron married the love of his life, Debra, and together they shared a beautiful life. He is survived by his devoted wife, Debra, his sons Kenneth and Michael Tanguay, his daughter Debbie Ann Bohls, his grandsons Tyler and Benjamin Tanguay, honorary granddaughter Rachel Fender, and great-grandchildren Trace, Teagun, and Tarleton Tanguay. His Brother, Homer Tanguay (wife, Lynne), Brother, Thomas "Tommy" Tanguay (wife, Susan), Honorary sister, Christine Hill, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Texas Ron was preceded in death by his father, Homer P. Tanguay, his mother, Emily R. (Wiater) Tanguay, and his brother, Robert "Bobby" Tanguay. His grandparents, Alfred Tanguay & Lillian Maxymillian "Maxy" (Ryan) Tanguay and grandparents, Jakob L. Wiater & Katarzyna Kolis Wiater. Ron will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his strong work ethic, and his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise with others. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, integrity, and kindness. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. To celebrate Ron’s life, a visitation will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Midlothian Funeral Home. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 12 noon at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County with burial to follow at Midlothian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donates may be made to either Tri-City Animal Shelter in Cedar Hill, TX., Support Dogs for Veterans, or your preferred charity. Ron had a big heart and would be proud of any donations going to help others. Rest in Eternal Peace, Ron. Your memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of those who knew and loved you.

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Glenda Lee Tremblay

Mar 23, 1940 - Feb 16, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

"Glenda Lee Tremblay, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, at the age of 83 in Midlothian, Texas. Born on March 23, 1940, in Dalhart, Texas, Glenda Lee lived a life filled with warmth, laughter, and the love of her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Gerry, her devoted children Twanna, Robert, Pam (Marty), Faith, Elaine (Ron), Judson, Angel (Tim), and Philip, a grandson she lovingly raised as her own. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Tammy, Bradley, Brian, Brandon, Selina, Tabatha, BJ, Johnathan, Andrew, Brittany, Jeremy, Dustin, Cody, Noah, and Kortney; great-grandchildren Payton, Drew, Hollyn, Tatum, Bobby, Riley, Kelsea, Raymond, Kyler, Devon, Dakota, Brooklyn, Adalynn, Blake, Alivia, Asa, Morgan, Kori, Bentley, Rilee, Alexis, RJ, Tonie, Paisley, Teddy, Mallory, Alex, Hazel, Payton, Jackson, Reagan, and Rhett; and countless nieces, nephews, and extended family whom she adored. She joins in heaven her parents Robert Lee and Flora Pauline; brothers Ellis, Red, and Leonard; sisters Virginia and Christine; and son-in-law Terry. Glenda Lee was a woman of remarkable grace and charisma, whose warmth and generosity touched the lives of all who knew her. She dedicated her life to her family, and her homemade biscuits and chocolate syrup were legendary, bringing joy to countless family gatherings. She will be remembered for her charm, the captivating twinkle in her eye, and her sharp wit which left all in her presence both delighted and humbled. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024 at First Methodist Midlothian, 800 S. 9th St., Midlothian, TX 76065, where stories of her laughter, wisdom, and unconditional love will be shared. As we say farewell to our dear Glenda Lee, we take comfort in knowing that her legacy of unwavering devotion and grace will live on in our hearts forever. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. Rest easy, sweet \u0026quot;Lady,\u0026quot; and may your soul find everlasting peace. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Glenda Lee’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Association. https://engage.mymsaa.org/give/410029/?gad_source=1\u0026amp;gclid=CjwKCAiAlcyuBhBnEiwAOGZ2S7NGmCvpwOfcF8d0YfgncSkZ-JgeDBwEcXb75w36eqPkxmFqftyjIRoCtUEQAvD_BwE#!/donation/checkout?utm_source=google\u0026amp;utm_medium=paid_search\u0026amp;utm_content=none\u0026amp;utm_campaign=evergreen\u0026amp;c_src=22EG-EG\u0026amp;c_src2=PPC-Google-Prosp-Z"

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Baby Boy Archie Villarreal

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Midlothian, TX

Services for Baby Boy Archie Villarreal of Midlothian, Texas are pending. To to the family or in memory of Baby Boy Archie Villarreal, please

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Joshua DeWitt Swanner

Jun 26, 1992 - Feb 12, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Joshua DeWitt Swanner, known fondly as Josh, left this world on February 12, 2024, at the age of 31. Born on June 26, 1992, in Meridian, MS, he grew up in Midlothian, TX, where he attended Midlothian High School. Josh's life was filled with joy and laughter, as he cherished spending time with friends, skateboarding, and immersing himself in video games. Music was his passion, and he showcased his talent by playing guitar in his rock band, "A Word for the Wise." Despite never having formal music lessons, his innate gift allowed him to master songs effortlessly. Cooking and baking were also among his interests, where he delighted in experimenting with new recipes and flavors. He is survived by his devoted mother Michele Swanner, his brother-in-law Joey and sister Amanda Baldwin, along with their children Liam, Luke, and Lily Baldwin. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandparents, uncles, aunts, and a host of cousins. Josh's father, Robert Swanner, and other loved ones who have gone before him, await his joyful reunion in the afterlife. To celebrate Josh's life, a service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2024 at Midlothian Funeral Home. Josh will be laid to rest at Midlothian Cemetery. To Josh's family and friends, he will be deeply missed but forever remembered for the light he brought into their lives. Rest in peace, dear Josh. Your spirit will continue to shine bright in our hearts.

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James Stacy Scott

Sep 06, 1971 - Feb 09, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

James Stacy Scott, beloved son of James D. Scott, Jr and Ellen Marguerite Scott, was born on September 6, 1971, in Brownwood, Texas. He passed away on February 9, 2024, at the age of 52. James spent his formative years in Brownwood and Cleburne, Texas, attending Cleburne High School. Throughout his life, James pursued various career paths, including roles at Union Pacific Railroad, Thyssen Krup Elevators, and Martin Marieta. He was known for his dedication and hard work in all his endeavors. James had a passion for outdoor activities, particularly fishing, hunting, and spending time at the lake with his loved ones. He cherished moments with family and friends, creating lasting memories filled with laughter and joy. James is survived by his loving mother, Ellen M Scott, his sister Kristan R Goudy, and nephews Trent Goudy and Tyson Goudy. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James D Scott, Sr and Mary Jo Scott, maternal grandmother Billie M Porter, aunt Aleece Smith, uncle Terry B Scott, and brother Terry Shane Scott. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Tx. James will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His warm smile and kind heart will forever be remembered. May he rest in peace.

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Johnny Wendell Bird

Mar 29, 1961 - Jan 19, 2024

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Midlothian, TX

Johnny Wendell Bird of Midlothian, Tx passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 62. Johnny was born on March 29, 1961, in Ft. Worth, TX to John and Doris Bird. At the age of 12 he pushed a broom at his uncle’s cabinet shop and that is where his lifelong career started. He learned how to build cabinets, countertops, furniture and learned how to do trim work. He built cabinets for 48 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Anyone who knew Johnny knows he was the best of the best at building cabinets. Throughout Johnnys life he attended many rock concerts. He was an avid bow and rifle hunter. He enjoyed attending nascar races, going deep sea fishing, camping, riding motorcycles and racing motorcross. He was a cub scout leader for four years. Johnny “loved” and enjoyed spending time with his best friend Tucker his dog. He is preceded in death by his parents John Bird and Doris Stanbery. Johnny is survived by his children Sheryl McDaniel and husband Michael of Midlothian, Tx, Nichole Fuentes of Midlothian, Tx, Colton Bird and wife Ashley of Arlington, Tx, brother Richard Bird and wife Donna of Midlothian, Tx and Niece Amanda Bird. His grandchildren Ryan Fuentes and Hannah, Aydin Fuentes, Hannah Lynch and husband Andrew, Shylar McKenzie. He is also survived by his dog Tucker. Johnny will be greatly missed by his family and friends and all that knew and loved him.

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