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Lee West

Sep 23, 1959 - Nov 22, 2023

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Gatesville, TX

Lee West of Oglesby went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the age of 64. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville, with Pastor Ridge Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. Tuesday, November 28th at the funeral home. For those unable to attend, funeral services will be livestreamed at the video link ...Read More

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Ottis Gilbert Grissom

Apr 03, 1944 - Feb 28, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Ottis Gilbert Grissom of Gatesville, TX passed away peacefully on Feb 28th, 2024. Ottis was born on April 3rd, 1944 to Otis Grissom and Annie (Odom) Grissom in Spurger, TX. Ottis was one of 9 kids, having 6 brothers and 2 sisters. To Ottis family came before anything, he enjoyed time with his wife, who he loved for over 60 years, following his grandkids in their many school activities and watching his great grandkids play in the front yard. Ottis worked in a plywood mill for 47 years, retiring to enjoy more family time. He is survived by his wife Celye (Ruggles) Grissom, his two daughters Melinda Amspacher, husband Vernon, Melissa Shelburne, husband Jim Shelburne, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and brother Melvin Grissom. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 5 brothers, his son John T. Grissom and great grandson Bentley Reece Kee. Graveside service will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 2 pm at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger, TX. To to the family or in memory of Ottis Gilbert Grissom, please

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Iva Louise Wolfe

Jun 15, 1942 - Feb 05, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Louise Wolfe, 81 of Gatesville, Texas passed away Monday, February 5, 2024. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville with James Baize officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour before the services at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville. Iva Louise Wolfe was born on June 15, 1942, to Nolan and Ivalene Pruitt in Turnersville, Texas. She graduated from Turnersville High School and married Jerry Wolfe on June 7, 1958. Louise was employed for 32 years with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Waco, Texas.Louise enjoyed playing BINGO, golf, going to the movies and was an avid fan of Baylor Bear basketball. She loved to travel. Louise was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and enjoyed life together with her sisters. She also had a special love for her baby brother.Louise will be sadly missed by family and friends, her dog Tipsy, who ate her biscuits, and her other dog Little Bit.Louise is preceded in death by her parents, Nolan and Ivalene Pruitt; husband, Jerry Wolfe; sisters, Darlene Anderson and husband, Andy; Barbara Dyer and husband, Billy; nephews, Bill Dyer and Travis Pruitt; and brother-in-law, Dick Gellasch. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Carrigan and husband, Mickey; grandsons, Kevin Mathis and Tyler Carrigan; sister, Nelda Gellasch; brother, Larry Pruitt and wife, Cheryl; nephews, Rick Wolfe, Rodney Wolfe and Clint Pruitt; niece, Jill Cockrell; great-nieces, Bridgette Bartek, Elizabeth (Star) Pruitt and son, Camden.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels, Gatesville Senior Center, 208 N. Lutterloh, Gatesville, TX 76528 or to the Turnersville Community Center, P.O. Box 701, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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Roger Paul Huckabee

Mar 11, 1942 - Feb 16, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Roger Paul Huckabee, age 81, of Gatesville, a distinguished veteran and dedicated public servant, who passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, at Scott’s Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Dossey officiating. Burial at Restland Cemetery will follow immediately after the service. Roger was born on March 11, 1942 and graduated from Gatesville High School. He then entered the military, serving in the United States Air Force. After his service, Roger studied Criminal Justice at Central Texas College before embarking on a distinguished career with the Austin Police Department. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 1967 for his heroism during the mass shooting event at the University of Texas the previous year. Over 25 years of service in the department he moved from patrolman to Sergeant, then homicide detective and narcotics agent. In 1992, Roger retired from the Austin Police Department as Senior Sergeant, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and integrity. Following his retirement, Roger continued his commitment to serving his community when elected Constable for Coryell County, where he faithfully served from 1994 until 2009. He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and loyal friend. A larger-than-life figure, his intelligence, wit, and sense of humor left an impression wherever he went. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice & Audie Huckabee, his brother James Huckabee and daughters Charlotte and Lisa Lee. Roger is survived by his wife, Barbara Huckabee; son, Wade Huckabee and wife Krista and their children, Griffin and Finley Huckabee, as well as grandchildren, Megan Richardson and husband Rhett, Cody Mohler and wife Robin, and great grandchildren, Tyler, Tripp, and Tinsley Richardson, Haz and Mya Mohler. Roger is also survived by a nephew, Mike Huckabee, and Barbara’s sisters & their families, Linda & James Draper and Brenda and David Byrom.

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Joyce Tippit

Jun 28, 1934 - Feb 18, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Joyce Tippit, age 89 of Gatesville, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Scott’s Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery.Joyce was born on June 28, 1934, to Carlton and Thelma Martin Hartwick. She grew up in Osage and attended school in Oglesby and Gatesville, graduating from Gatesville High School in 1951. Joyce married Marvin Ray Tippit on June 28, 1951. Joyce was a homemaker when her two girls were young. Joyce and her husband owned and operated Tippit’s Western Wear in Gatesville for 22 years. Joyce, better known as "Mammie", loved her family and enjoyed attending the many events of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. You could often find her at rodeos and various sporting events across the state. Joyce was always known for her sense of fashion and style. She enjoyed playing the piano and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gatesville.She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlton and Thelma Martin Hartwick; husband, Ray Tippit; and daughter, Terrie Tippit Lee.Joyce is survived by her daughter, Debbie Maxwell and husband, Daryl; son-in-law, Gary Lee; grandchildren, Misti Morra and husband, Kevin, Lori McLaughlin and husband, Brent, Kristian Brown and husband, Jim, Kyle Maxwell and wife, Paulyn, Chance Lee and wife, Brittny; great- grandchildren, Garret Jones, Quinlan Jones, McKenna Luensmann and husband, Braden, Camden Morra, Kian Dingianni, Kyler Maxwell, Myler Lee, Brayden Lee, and Kylie Maxwell.Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Texas, 7000 N MoPac Expy #200, Austin, TX 78731 or the American Cancer Society, 3919 E. Hwy. 84, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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Larry Van Necessary

Mar 23, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Larry Van Necessary, age 77, of Gatesville died February 18, 2024 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Gatesville Church of Christ with Minister Justin Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery. Van’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Scott’s Funeral Home. Van was born March 23, 1946 to Dewey Afton and Beulah Mae Bartlett Necessary in Gatesville, Texas. He attended schools in Levita and Gatesville, graduating from Gatesville High School in 1964. He married Jackie Sharon Chappell on August 26, 1967. They began their married life in Dallas, where they met lifelong friends Charles and Nancy Cain. He worked for Dallas Power & Light. They moved to McGregor in 1968 where he worked for McLennan Electric Coop. In 1971, they moved to Gatesville and he continued his lineman career at Fort Hood, finally retiring after 30 years of service in 2001. He loved football, baseball, rodeo, and country music. He especially enjoyed weekend trips to Texas Aggie football games and tailgating "the Gatesville Way." His greatest love was his family. He never missed his kids or grandkids’ activities. His actions revealed his love. A clear example of this was the hot sauce that he improved over the years and shared with so many people he cared about. He was baptized December 1, 1968 and was a faithful member of the Gatesville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Necessary; and sister, Fae Braziel. He is survived by his wife Sharon; sons, Greg Necessary and wife Misti, Bret Necessary and wife Amanda; goddaughter Suzy Howey and husband Brian; God grandchildren, Austin Zook, Ashleigh Smith and husband Coby and their four children, Scarlett, Taylor, Miley, and Waylon; grandchildren, Alleigh Necessary, Aydan Necessary, Grayson Necessary, and Bryson Necessary; brothers Dwaine Necessary, Bruce Necessary and wife Becky; and sister-in-law, Audine Necessary. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Gatesville Church of Christ, 2417 E. Main St. Gatesville, TX 76528.

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Dale Mohler

Nov 10, 1941 - Feb 20, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Dale Mohler, age 82 of Gatesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.Visitation with Dale’s family is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Scott’s Funeral Home.Aaron Dale Mohler was born November 10, 1941 to late Willis Aaron Mohler and Lorraine Elizabeth Tennison of the Spring Hill community, a small community which is now part of Fort Hood. He lived in Gatesville until age 10 when his family moved to Houston. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Houston. He served four years in the United States Air Force, including fifteen months on security service in Samsun, Turkey. After returning to Houston, he worked for Gulf Oil Corporation and Cameron Iron Works as a Systems Analyst. He also designed the blood bank program for M.D. Anderson Hospital.Dale married Rhonda Rodgers in 1977, moving to Gatesville where they made their home. He owned and operated Dale’s Window & Door Shop in the early 1980’s. He taught computer courses for Central Texas College in Gatesville and Lampasas and for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, where he later served as a Counsel Substitute. He retired in 2001 from his position as Health Services Manager at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit. Dale served as a board member for the Gatesville Country Club and Gatesville Chamber of Commerce. He was the Gatesville Country Club’s Golf Club Champion in 1983. After his retirement, he and Rhonda traveled extensively and always enjoyed seeing new places. He loved his wife, his sons, and all his grandchildren, as they were the light of his life. He was the best husband, Dad and Pepaw. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis Aaron and Lorraine Mohler; sister, Deborah Mohler Smith; niece, Tamara Smith; nephew, Keith Norsworthy; and his favorite brother-in-law, Harold Vandiver.Dale is survived by his four sons, Chris Mohler and wife, Nicki of Killeen, Mike Mohler and wife, Brandi of Leander, Matt Mohler and fiancé, Cassie Pinkel of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Josh Mohler and wife, Kristin of Winter Park, Florida; grandchildren, Logan Burkhart, Zane Mohler, Mea Mohler, Ryan Sanchez, Aydin Mohler, Isabella Mohler, Declan Mohler, Kaison Mohler, Landon Mohler, and Kendall Mohler; two great grandchildren, Nox and Ever Burkhart; sisters, Yvonne Vandiver of Gatesville, Barbara Akers of Morgan’s Point, and Sherrie Keys of Tomball; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In lieu of flowers, Dale’s family requests memorials be made to the Gatesville Boys and Girls Club, 2533 E. Main Street, Gatesville, Texas 76528, or to the Coryell Museum and Historical Center, P.O. Box 24, Gatesville, Texas 76528.

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Robert Leland Hall

Jun 13, 1938 - Feb 21, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Robert Hall, age 85 of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in Gatesville.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, South Dakota. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Robert Leland Hall was born on June 13, 1938 in Stanton, Nebraska to Donald and Margaret Strope Hall. They moved to Mitchell in 1946. He graduated from Mitchell High School and then served in the United States Navy and National Guard. He married Carol Ann Moore in 1961 and created their family home in Loomis, South Dakota in 1968. Robert remained there until he moved to Texas in 2016. He passed peacefully at Hillside Medical Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife Carol; parents, Donald and Margaret Hall; brothers, Donald Dewight and Russell Dean; and sister-in-law, Beverly. Robert is survived by sons, Roger William and Donald Dewight; daughter, Teresa Schaaf and husband, Gary; grandchildren, Kimberlyn Ann Schaaf and Bruce Robert Schaaf and wife, Alicia; and great grandchildren, Bryden Leland Schaaf and Barrett Lee Schaaf.

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Kenneth Eugene Beck

May 03, 1957 - Feb 25, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Kenneth Beck, age 66 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024.Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Faunt LeRoy Park in Gatesville with Pastor Bruce Cox officiating. Kenneth Eugene Beck was born on May 3, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, to Norman and Janie Covey Beck. He grew up and attended school in San Antonio. After high school, he joined the United States Army, working as a helicopter mechanic at Fort Hood. He later worked for several oil refineries as well as in construction, helping build TDCJ prison units. He also worked locally in construction, building homes in and around the Gatesville area. He later became a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In December of 1983, Kenneth married Karen Paul and the two made their home in Gatesville. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family at BBQ events, as well as hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, listening to classic rock music, and having his dog, Chelsea near him. Most of all though, he loved spending time with his "good buddy" Jax, his only grandson. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Beck; mother, Janie Warmack; Stepfather, Rueben Warmack; and brother, Neal Warmack. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Karen of 40 years; daughters, Karli Williams and husband, Maverick, and Kodie Mitchell and husband, Steven; grandson, Jackson Eugene Mitchell; sister, Karen Adkins and husband, Terry of Angleton; brothers, Stanley Beck and wife, Kathy of North Carolina, and Timothy Beck and wife, Teresa of Hico; sister-in-law, Cheryl Fain and husband, Teddy of Moody; mother and father-in-law, Edith and Ronald Paul; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Chelsea.

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Kenneth Milton Reding

Mar 06, 1940 - Feb 22, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Kenneth Milton Reding, 83, of Kempner, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at a local hospital in Gatesville.His Visitation will be on February 29th, 2024, at 10:00 AM followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM both held at Keys Valley Baptist Church, 4393 US Highway 190 in Belton. His Graveside Service will follow at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery in Killeen at 1:00 PM.Kenneth Milton Reding, Ken or "PaPa" to his grandchildren and family, was born on March 6, 1940, to Milton and Myrtle Jo Reding in Killeen, Texas. A Cowboy of many talents and endless dreams, Ken leaves behind a legacy that will forever be cherished by his family and friends. Rodeoing was where he found solace - riding horses and bulls brought him immense joy in his younger days. After many years of working in the ranching business and construction industry, Ken’s love of leather work began. He created exquisite hand tooled saddles, tack, boots, belts and more. He always considered his hard work as just "putterin’ around" not work!His proudest accomplishment was his family. His deep, unconditional love was felt by all.Ken will be remembered for his relaxed, easy-going and unhurried character, taking life in stride and finding happiness in every moment.His memory will live on through his resilience, creativity, and most importantly, for being a loving Daddy and PaPa who encouraged others to chase their dreams just as passionately as he did throughout his remarkable life journey.We will miss hearing him pick his guitar while gathered at his home he treasured on "Smoot Hill."Kenneth Reding is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Myrtle Jo Reding, his daughter Kristy Kay Reding, and his sister Eva Jo Brown.He is survived by his son, Cully Reding and his wife, Kristy of Kempner; his daughter, Keni Somerville and her husband, Doug of Midlothian; his sister, Sandra Faye Baumgardner of Alva, OK; his grandchildren, Ryan Morrison and his wife, Angela of Covington, Katy Watts and her husband, Chase of Midlothian, Cally McKenzie Reding of Kempner; his great-grandchildren, Hudson Hays Morrison, Savvy Jane Morrison, Caroline Kate Watts, Davis Carter Watts; numerous other family members; as well as a multitude of friends whose lives were touched by his kindness.Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.Psalms 91:1-2 NIVWhoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

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Mary Ellen Jones

Dec 17, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Gatesville, TX

Mary Ellen Jones of Copperas Cove, TX passed away on February 24, 2024 in Gatesville. With her typical tenacity she fiercely fought and overcame many illnesses and challenges the last decade of her life. Her tiny body could not succeed in this last battle though she bravely tried and as typical, lasted longer than her medical professionals predicted. She died peacefully with family at her side on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We take comfort in the fact she is now among friends, family, and her pets in heaven, no longer in pain or mental anguish though we all miss her terribly already. Mary Ellen was born December 17, 1946 in Punta Gorda, Florida, the only child of Warren and Ellen (Kenefick) Edwards. She married Bill Jones, Jr August 19, 1981 in Port Charlotte, FL. Mary Ellen and Bill worked together in real estate before both becoming LVNs and working in various medical facilities over the course of their marriage. They were inseparable and eventually moved to Texas once Mary Ellen retired. She loved gardening, crafting, reading, travel, and the beach but most of all her beloved Billy and rest of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Ellen Edwards. Survivors include her husband Bill Jones, Jr; daughter Liz (Bill) Stover of Copperas Cove, TX; daughter Lisa (Tom) Kosterman of Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren Angela Stover, Andrea Stover, Joshua (Lisa) Stover, Takara Stover, John (Taylor) Robson; great-grandchildren Manny, Meloni, Emily, Eli, Ford, Trintie, and Isaia. She is also survived by many cousins in Florida and across the country who will miss her sweet smile.

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