Obituaries 2017

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Dolores Espinoza
Dolores Pacheco Espinoza
Dolores “Lola” Pacheco Espinoza, age 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Odessa, Texas. She was born on February 10, 1955 in Odessa, Texas to Marcus and Juliana Pacheco.

Dolores was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend. She was known best for taking care of everyone before herself. Lola also loved to garden, cook and sew.

She is survived by her husband: Tomas Espinoza; son: Gene Espinoza; daughters: Keri Washburn; Granddaughters: Katerina, Nikki, Annalee, Nikki, Mykeal, Isaac and Petey; sisters: Elizabeth, Susana, Mary Nell, Rita; brother: Marcus Pacheco.

She is preceded in death by her daughter: Emilia Espinoza and her parents, Marcus and Juliana Pacheco.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Alfonso DeLeon Hernandez

Alfonso DeLeon Hernandez, 79, of Marathon, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 in Odessa. He was born Thursday, July 7, 1938 to Pedro and Delfina (DeLeon) Hernandez in Mexico.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his children: Mauricio Limon, Socorro Limon, Fermin Duran, Rosa Ureste, Everardo Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Delfino Hernandez, Marcelino Hernandez and Oscar Hernandez; thirty-three grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held privately by the family at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Robert Joe Rodriguez 2017
Robert Joe Rodriquez

Robert Joe Rodriquez, age 34, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born in Odessa, TX on December 6, 1982 to Robert and Ida (Campos) Rodriquez. Robert Joe started building fences when he was twelve, he decided to carry on the family trade and became the owner and operator of R. J. Fencing. He loved collecting cars and was always willing to help anyone he could. He enjoyed spending time with his children, although his little girl was his favorite. He was an outstanding father and he always knew the perfect fishing spots to take his sons.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Lisa Rodriquez; sons: Jesse G. Rodriquez, Jayden J. Rodriguez, O'Ryan J. Rodriquez and Joshua Garza; daughter: Maricella Rodriquez; mother: Ida Rodriquez; brother: Tony Rodriquez; sisters: Mary Helen Hernandez (Robert), Lillie Mae Vasquez (Lupe), Norma Jean Sambrano (Larry), Gloria Sanchez (Ray), Nelda Rodriquez, Maria Victoria Campos (Max), Maria Dolores Plasencia (Frank) and Samantha Rodriquez Alexander (Antonio).

He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Rodriquez and brother: Jesse G. Rodriquez.

Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held 10:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Odessa Garden II section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Joe Rodriquez 2017
Joe Rodriquez

Joe Rodriquez, age 39, of Odessa, TX entered eternity on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born in Galveston, TX on July 13, 1978 to Benjamin and Lillie Mae Rodriquez.  He was a fence builder.

Joe was a friendly and outgoing person who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone.  He lived a simple life with his grandparents and loved the outdoors, especially going fishing.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother:  Lillie Mae Vasquez and husband Lupe; father: Benjamin Rodriquez and wife Olga; brothers:  Anthony Rodriquez and Benjamin Rodriquez and wife Veronica; sisters: Sabrina Velarde and husband Edward, Angelica Barrera, and Linda Suchil; as well as nieces, nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose Cobos Martinez
Jose Cobos Martinez

Jose Cobos Martinez, 92, of Odessa, was reunited with his son on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born on Tuesday, January 20, 1925 in Jimenez Camargo, MX to the late Jose and Dolores (Cobos) Martinez.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Refugio Martinez; daughters: Madalena Martinez of Odessa, Julia Martinez of Juarez, MX, Norma Martinez of Odessa, Francisca Martinez of Odessa, Graciela Martinez of Odessa and Guadalupe Martinez of Odessa; sisters: Sylvia Martinez Ruiz and Christina Martinez Ruiz, both of El Paso, TX; as well as 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jose and Dolores Martinez and son: Jose Manuel Martinez.

Services will be held at a later date in Mexico. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

James Barnett Jr.
James Richard Barnett Jr.

James Richard Barnett Jr., age 76, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Plainview, TX on August 19, 1941 to the late James Barnett Sr. and Nelda (Sitton) Barnett.  He was a jack of all trades, doing everything from furniture refinishing and auto body work for Wholesale Windshields to electrical work.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons:  James Barnett III, Jonathan Barnett, Patrick Barnett and Samuel Barnett; daughters: Betsy, Brenda Langston, and Tammie Downs; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers.

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Odessa II Gardens of Ector County Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Rodney D Jennings 
Rodney Duane Jennings

Rodney Duane Jennings, age 48, left this life unexpectedly on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born December 17, 1968 in Baldwin Park, CA to the late Robert Dale and Velta Pauline (Duvall) Jennings.  He worked in the oilfield.

Rodney was witty, clever, slick and charming.  He was able to get away with anything.  He loved Texas and was a proud American - the 4th of July was his favorite holiday.  He loved cooking, B-B-Q-ing and feeding people.  Rodney loved people and always saw the good in others, giving everyone special nick-names.  A member of Zion Christian Church, he loved his church family as well.  He was mischievous, always playing tricks on people.  He would say, "Hey baby, I have a heart on for ya!"  then lift his shirt to show off the heart that was shaved into his chest.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and good ole rock 'n roll.  Rodney sang in the band Kokapeli and participated in the first Rock the River at Cristoval.  The life of the party, he never met a stranger and always had a song to sing.  Rodney was wise beyond his years and adored his family. 

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sisters: Jan Johnson and husband Wendell of Duncan, OK and Quetsa Morgan and husband Gary of Quinlan, TX; nieces and nephews:  Shayne, Becky, Jaci, Laci, Bobby, Joe, and Clay; son:  Dusty of Odessa; daughters: Shellie of Heber Springs, AR and Debra of Odessa; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Gail, who passed in 2002; his brother:  Bobby J. Jennings; sister:  Rolana Womack; one niece:  Cassi Hoover and two nephews: Duane Womack and Robert Morgan.

Memorial service will be at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Carrie Stanton.  Everyone is invited to a reception immediately following the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

George Brazil

George "Gerald" Brazil

10/2/1948 ~ 12/9/2017

God is so awe inspiring.  The Holy Spirit so precisely and intricately positioned the most beautiful people to cross our father's path on his voyage in this life.  He received the most kind, caring, love filled support and it has so profoundly touched us all.  We can never truly show you how much we appreciate all you did and said to ease each of our pain in this dire time.  We do believe that every one of you will receive magnificent rewards in heaven one glorious day!  In the meantime, we can only say that we thank you dearly for simply being the wonderful people that our Heavenly Father shaped each of you into...for being who you are.  To our family and friends near and far, we love you.  Thank you to our fellows at Buena Vida for your kindness and support.  From all the caring hearts at Medical Center Hospital to the transport crew of Permian Basin Ambulance, and from Acres West to everyone in between, "Thank you so much." Each of you at Home Hospice...because of you, our dad was able to continue his journey with Jesus from the comfort of his own home.  How does one say thank you to that?  May the Holy Spirit fill your lives with love and joy.  Most of all..Jesus, thank you for taking our Dad HOME!

Dylan Grooms
Dylan Grooms

Michael Dylan Grooms, age 22, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in Odessa on March 6, 1995 to Steven Lynn Grooms and Jennifer Leigh Bird.  He worked as a tire installer for Independence Tire. Dylan loved riding motorcycles, spending time on the road and was a associated with the Cossacks Motorcycle Club.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his parents: Steven Grooms and Jennifer Bird; grandparents:  Sharron and Billy Grooms, Betty Thompson, and Paula Bird; brothers:  Austin Bird and Timmy Lee; sisters:  Megan Grooms and Jacie Grooms; and aunt and uncles:  Pam Coleman, Jerry Grooms, Kevin Grooms, Robbie Grooms, and Randy Grooms.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Don Thompson and aunt, Karolyn Stalnaker .

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Sunset Heights Baptist Church, officiated by Bro. Jess Little.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

William C Tolbert Jr  William Tolbert Jr
William Curtis Tolbert Jr.

William Curtis Tolbert Jr., age 81, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Jackson, MS. He was born in Forrest, Mississippi on Wednesday, October 21, 1936 to the late William Curtis Tolbert and Bonnie Hagathorn. He served in the US Army National Guard.

Curtis was a simple man.He rode his Harley Davidson with “The Last Few” for many years and worked in the oilfield until he retired. He loved being outside and loved being with his family. He especially loved doing cook-offs while teaching his grandsons, also known as the “hotrods” and enjoyed being around his granddaughters also known as “tootie”.  Curtis was a kind soul, who loved to have a cold beer in his hand and a dip in his mouth. He made lots of friends at Becky Sams Bar & Grill and Jeans. His last remaining years were spent in his home town with his niece that took care of him while taking him to all of his favorite places, fishing and gambling, but his most favorite spot was at the water hole dancing and chasing women.

 Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Steven Paul Tolbert and daughters: Roxie Willeby and husband Richard, Bonnie Jean Tolbert and Lisa Carrasco and husband Joe; as well as five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; seven nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Doris Helen (McGee) Tolbert; parents: William Curtis Tolbert and Bonnie Hagathorn; brother: George Edward Tolbert; sister: Eunice Sturgess; two grandchildren: Christopher Lee Willeby and Lyrica Rivera.

Funeral services with memorial Honors will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Burial will follow at the Rose Hill section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Trace Waller
Trayce Dwight Waller

Our little angel, Trayce Dwight Waller was born and whisked away to the arms of Jesus on December 10, 2017 in Odessa, TX.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents: Nicky Gongre and Jason Waller II of Odessa; brothers: Triston and David Russell, both of Odessa; one sister: Brooklyn Russell of Odessa;  grandparents: Jason Waller, Sr. and wife Jessica Lipe of Odessa, Melissa Dunlap of Carrolton, TX, Joyce and Kevin Nichols of Odessa, Danny and Angie Musick of Odessa, and Sandra Bailey of Midland; great-grandmothers: Francis Greer of Carlsbad, NM and Nancy Adcock of Spring Branch, TX; uncles:  Leon Gongre and wife Felicia, Shane Gongre and wife Shannon, Braeden Freeman, Justin Dunlap and Dokken Phillips; aunts: Summer Dunlap and Heather Phillips; great-aunts: Connie Gongre and Michelle Musick; great uncles:  Amos Humphrey, and Eric and Neely Waller; cousins: Ka’Leah Lewis, Michael Waller, Bryce Waller, Katie Waller, Emily Musick, and Derek Dunlap; and numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: David Gongre, Clinton Greer, E.C. Gongre, and Bernice Gongre; and great-grandfather: Bill Adcock.

Family will receive friends Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel and Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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