Don C. McCorcle
DALLAS- Don Carlton McCorcle passed away on June 14, 2016. He was born and raised in Colorado City and moved to Dallas when he married in 1953.
Don was first and foremost a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He was loved beyond words and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He retired from Rockwell / Collins (Boeing) in 1992, where he was an electrical design engineer involved in the NASA space program. He had a part in designing systems for the Apollo and Gemini space crafts, as well as the Space Shuttle.
He was a member of First Baptist Dallas. He was an avid fisherman. Don served as a radio operator on a B-29 combat crew, in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict (1951-53).
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy (Iglehart) McCorcle also from Colorado City.
Don is survived by his son, Matthew McCorcle of Wylie; daughter, Sherry McCorcle of Dallas; sisters, Deanie Elliott and Betty Jo Curtis of Bellingham, WA; grandsons, Michael and Marshall of Boulder, CO; and granddaughter, Molly McCorcle of Colorado Springs, CO. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. http://www.restlandfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Don-Mccorcle/#!/TributeWall
MIDLAND- Wilma Poe, 79, passed away peacefully at Midland Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June, 14th 2016. A graveside service for Wilma was held on Saturday June 18th at Dorn Cemetery.
She was born on October 24, 1936 in Mitchell County. Wilma was a life- long telephone operator. She started her career in Mitchell County. As technology improved and telephone companies closed down and relocated to larger, more advanced companies, Wilma transferred with them. The telephone company took her to Sweetwater, Abilene, Midland and Odessa.
In the mid 90’s Wilma found herself enjoying the beginning of retirement. In her free time she could be seen working on word puzzles or crocheting.
Wilma had a true heart of gold. She was a two-time breast cancer survivor at a time when such matters were rarely discussed. She never thought about herself, always making sure everyone around her was comfortable and had what they needed. Her family was her world and no sacrifice was too large to accommodate.
Wilma is survived by her sons, Johnny and Kelvin Poe of Midland; and her brother, Roy Wayne of Colorado City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. and daughter, Tina Nadine Poe in 1963.
Online condolences may be made online at www.kikerseale.com.
BIG SPRING- Delbert ”Ray” Cox, 73, died on June 16, 2016 in a Midland hospital. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Leandro Gonzales officiating.
Ray was born December 19, 1942 in Wichita Falls to Olen and Lorene (Layne) Cox. He married Oketa Ruth Follis on October 6, 1967 in Dimmitt.
He worked for 43 years for The Trinity Company in Hart, Muleshoe, Ralls and Stanton. He retired to Big Spring after 20 years of working as a Cotton Compress Manager. Ray loved to fish and garden in his spare time and was an avid World War II historian. He Served in the United States Army from 1965 through 1967.
Ray is survived by his wife, Keta Cox of Big Spring; one son, Michael Cox of Manvel; two daughters, Cristy Gonzales and husband, Leandro of Lenorah, and Kaycie Flood and husband, Cody of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Cooper and Kerbi Flood, and Sydney Gonzales. His sister, Rose Mary Mahan of Colorado City also survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Edna Lorene (Layne) Cox; and one brother, James Wallace Cox.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Don C. McCorcle