Allan L. Myers – May 27, 2020

 

Allan Lloyd Myers, 77, of Bay Village (Ohio) passed away on Wednesday May 27th with his sons by his side. Allan was the loving father of Bradley and Christopher (Jennifer), devoted grandfather to Alexandria, and Samantha. He also leaves behind his sister Martha, sister-in-law Bobbie, and his loving nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife Cynthia, and brother John (Bubba). Allan was an amazingly warm, and compassionate person that never needed a reason to smile.

Allan had a passion for playing golf and loved the special times on the course with his boys. He had a love for all sports but adored his Baylor Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and Cleveland Indians. Born and raised in his beloved Waco Texas he moved his young family to Bay Village Ohio where he and Cynthia raised their boys. They brought the heart of Texas to Bay and became an integral part of the community. He loved his wife and family and all of his friends. He was adored and will be missed by all that knew him.

If you would like more information about the celebration of life being held this summer, please email myrickconsulting@gmail.com

Pictures from 2015 Reunion


Left: Allan, Hugh Wilfong, Jack Martin, Pat Payne, Hal Johnson
Below: Hugh, Pat, Jack, Allan
June 2016 – Birthday Present from his boys – US Open

Richard Tooker – March 24, 2020

Richard was born in Waco at the old Providence Hospital on January 5, 1942. He was preceded in death by his father, OW “Bubba” Tooker; mother, Myrtis Applegate, both of Waco; and brother, Thomas W. Tooker of Tyler, TX.

Richard attended South Waco Elementary School, Dean Highland Elementary, North Junior High, and Waco High. At Waco High he was elected the Mayor of Student Government for the Class of 1960. Richard attended Baylor University, majoring in journalism and broadcasting. In 1962, he began a short career as a Top 40 DJ at WACO Radio station. He left the “glamorous” world of radio to work for Paul Meyer at Success Motivation Institute in Waco, planning and executing sales meetings, conferences, and conventions for distributors. In 1970, his career took off in the newly burgeoning field of direct marketing. He learned the business at Direct Mail Corporation of America, then moved to Peoria Il, to work for the first company offering Database Marketing services. The rapid expansion of computers powerful enough to manipulate large quantities of data led to a marketing explosion. Richard became Executive VP of what was at the time a premier database marketing company in the US. He ended his career with Wunderman Data Management in Dallas, part of WPP Group in London, the world’s largest marketing communications company.

An accomplished writer, Richard published one business book entitled, “The Business of Database Marketing”. He also wrote a science fiction novel, “The Titicaca Effect”. Richard lived in Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Peoria, Philadelphia, and Chico, CA, before returning to Waco after he retired in January, 2019. He spent a brief time volunteering with Fuzzy Friends Rescue in Waco, writing the online dog biographies. Richard was a talented artist and he loved to scuba dive.

Richard is survived by his wife of 33 years, Victoria; Aunt Emily Tooker-Blake of Waco; cousins, Max Tooker and Harry Tooker of Waco, Sharon Odell of Richardson, TX; nephew, Todd Tooker of Tyler, TX; and devoted dogs, Peanut and Casper. In lieu of cards or flowers, please make a donation in Richard’s name to Fuzzy Friends Rescue, Waco, TX. Due to the circumstances we live in today, there will not be a service at this time, but one may occur in the future. A portion of Richard’s remains will be sent to space on a future SpaceX mission where his capsule will orbit the earth for about two years before re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. This is the adventure trip of a lifetime that he gladly would have made during his time on this earth.

Virginia Fletcher Hammit – February 29, 2020

 
 
Virginia (Ginger) Fletcher Hammit’s soul winged its way to heaven on Saturday, February 29, 2020, and looked on her Savior, Lord, Father God’s face. With much joy, she reunited with those preceding her; her beloved husband, Robert C. Hammit; mom and dad, Annie Bell and L.W. Fletcher; brother and wife, Larry and Barbara Fletcher; nephews, Michael, Keith, and Robbie Fletcher; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, and dear friends.

Ginger was born January 2, 1942, in Waco, Texas. She retired from Texas Department of Human Services with 26 years in 1997. Ginger enjoyed traveling and camping with her devoted companion, Donald Littleton.

Ginger is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alicia Reid and Troy; brother and wife, Danny Fletcher and Kaye; granddaughters, Tory Reid, Sawyer Reid Willey and husband, Eric, and their son, Aiden Willey. She also leaves behind step-grandsons, C.J. Hammit and his family of Denison, Colt Reid and wife, Stephanie, and their family, of Frisco; step-granddaughter, Brittany Kruger and her family of Hillsboro. Along with her extended family, Donald Littleton and his family.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr., Waco with Pastor Robby Kirby officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Songer, Doug Pierce, Oliver O’Brien, Colton Littleton, Eric Willey, and Chris Littleton.

Online guestbook Pecan Grove Funeral Home

David Haferkamp – February 14, 2020

  

Dave Haferkamp, 78, of China Spring, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, at a local hospital surrounded by family.  In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held.  He was the only child of Bill and Murl Haferkamp and was born in the home of his aunt and uncle, Paul and Alma Ehlers in Mart.

Dave attended Waco area schools, graduating from Waco High School in 1960. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1965 and served for four years, which included a tour in Vietnam. He rose to the rank of Sergeant while serving and earned numerous medals including the Bronze Star for Valor.  Dave returned to Waco in 1969 after leaving the Marine Corps and later met Kat Ivy, whom he married in April of 1970. They had one child, Billy Haferkamp, in 1971.

Dave had two special hobbies; bowling and drag racing. One hobby allowed him to meet the love of his life, Kat, at Lake Air Lanes in 1970. The other stemmed from his love of fast cars from his childhood. He loved racing his Nova, mainly at Academy Drag Strip in Little River, Texas. Many special friendships were made from being involved with both of these hobbies.

Dave will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, strength, and the selfless attitude he showed towards all he met.  Dave is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Kat; son, Billy and wife, Kathryn and their children, Lauryn and Will, Bumpy’s only grandchildren.  Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

Richard Tooker – Update

 

We need some good news so I wanted to pass this along to you now.  This is the latest update from Richard Tooker:

“Here’s the update: after two separate biopsies a week apart, including a three-hour one this morning February 6th, the diagnosis is in – I DO NOT HAVE CANCER!!!!!

I have vasculitis. A rare and serious disease that can take many forms, restricting blood flow to the part of the body it invades. But it is not a death sentence. Not really curable either, but evidently it can be controlled with medication. And sometimes, it goes into remission all by itself. It will likely take me a while to get it under control, but the upshot is, I dodged a bullet. The prayers everyone said for me worked!

Today was a good day!”

RNT

Doris Virginia (Thrasher) Gamboa – April 3, 2018

Karon Shinault Jackson who is in charge of phone calls pertaining to our October 2020 reunion, has discovered the fact that another graduate has died. She shares this information:

“I received a reply to my letter to Doris Virginia Thrasher Gamboa from her son-in-law informing me that she had passed away April 3, 2018, a victim of COPD. Dave Wall wrote that she was survived by two daughters, Jackie (his wife), who just retired from more than 36 years with the postal service and Liz, a doctor at Scott & White in Temple.”