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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.

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(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1951

Richard Thomas Lambert (St Flying Tigers)

Richard Thomas Lambert

May 29, 1932 - Septembert 14, 2019

Richard Lambert

Tuscola - TUSCOLA: Richard Lambert, 87, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place on September 14, 2019. The eldest of 7 children, he entered this world on May 29, 1932, in Cedar Gap, TX, born to Roy and Ruby (Glaze) Lambert. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 6-8 p.m. at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Avenue, Tuscola. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. also at Fry-Smith Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Cedar Gap Cemetery, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Richard was talented in many ways. As a youngster, he was an aspiring cartoonist. He grew to be an accomplished mechanic. He loved country music and had fond memories from his time as a member of the Melody Masters Band, playing dances all over Texas and New Mexico. He loved trains and built an impressive model train layout on his back porch. He had a quick mind and was a great storyteller. He could keep you spell-bound with his recollections as he was humorous and entertaining in his recitations. He was a great husband, father, and grand-father. In summation, he was a straight-shooting man of integrity.

The family would like to thank Dr. Keith Robinson and staff, Encompass Rehab Hospital and staff, and the staff of Hendrick Hospital for not only providing excellent medical care, but also for showing love and compassion.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruby Lambert; his wife of forty-nine years, Sue Brown Lambert (dec 2000); and brother, Clyde Ralph Lambert.

Richard is survived by his wife Irene Ferguson Lambert of Cedar Gap; brothers David Lambert and Joel Lambert of Cedar Gap; sisters Claudette Nevels, Shirley Coffey, and Sandra Jackson all of Cedar Gap; daughter Debi Wilson and husband Steve of Odessa, Texas; son Tommy Lambert and wife Wilma of Odessa; son Jack Lambert and wife, Jeanna of Buffalo Gap; daughter Tammie Graham and husband Robert of Tuscola; daughter, Judy Ferguson Anderson and husband David of Lake Possum Kingdom; daughter Melinda Ferguson Bryan and husband Tim of Potosi; thirteen grand children, thirteen great-grand children, and one great great-grand child.

Pallbearers will be Brian and Chris Wilson, Jason Graham, Ben Lambert, and Gary and Larry Lambert.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the West Texas Rehab Foundation, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Sept. 17, 2019

The Jim Ned Indians won their Homecoming against Merkel a lot!!!

The Jim Ned Alumni Association presents:

Mr. Ex:  Trey Guffey Class of 1989 and Coming Home Queen:  Angela Gohmann 'Angie' Hatla Class of 1991

Last year Coming Home Queen and Mr. Ex with this years.

McCade Miller Class of 1998 and Lynsie Rice Paylor Class of 1998

Junior was the husband of the late Lura Mae Bowman Adkisson, 1947 graduate of Tuscola Tigers.  Several of his family members are Jim Ned CISD alumni.

Junior Floyd Adkisson, age 92, of Abilene, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at his home.

Junior was born on July 28, 1927 to Louis J. Adkisson and Elizabeth Norene Straley, in Commanche, Texas. The family later moved to the Abilene and Buffalo Gap area where he attended public schools.

Junior met and married his sweetheart, Lura Mae Bowman on December 15, 1945. Their love lasted 72 years. Lura passed away on May 3, 2018. They were married in the home of Junior's parents (Louis and Lizze Adkisson) with Pastor Campbell officiating the ceremony. Junior has been a member of the Oak Street Church of Christ at 1389 Oak St., Abilene, TX. for many years.

Junior, in his early years was a race car driver on the circle dirt track on Bell Plains Rd. here in Abilene and the surrounding towns. He was always building some kind of race car including Midget Racers, entering them in car shows and racing them on the track at Tye, TX. He also rebuilt antique 1955-1959 Chevy pickups. His love, Lura, would design the interior and color of each of them. He did all of his own mechanic, paint and body work.

He loved to ride motorcycles and take his family camping with everyone riding, and of course, he was the chief mechanic! Junior and Lura Mae enjoyed touring Canada, California, Oregon, Tennessee, Colorado, Florida, and The Great Smoky Mountains in their motorhomes throughout the years. Junior had always had a love for music, singing, playing the guitar and harmonica with his lovely little wife singing along beside him. Junior loved life and lived every day to the fullest. His world revolved around his sweetheart, Lura, and his family. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren! He loved to share his life stories and the opportunity to teach them everything he knew.

Junior worked for Central Texas Iron Works for 32 years as a structural steel fabricator. He then went on to work for his son Ricky, at Adkisson Masonry, for about 12 years, building houses and laying brick. He also worked for Al Hicks as a welding fabricator and Wilder Tire as a front-end specialist and mechanic. He rebuilt his 1957 Chevy pickup into a welding truck and later bought a 1973 one-ton welding truck, working as a welding contractor in the oilfield. However, even after losing his leg and being confined to a power chair, he then began to rebuild old non-working riding lawnmowers, reselling them up until the day of his accident. He especially liked to tinker with the electronics of his power chairs to make them go faster!

Junior was preceded in death by his wife Lura Mae, infant daughter Pamela June, his parents Louis and Elizabeth, two sisters, three brothers, and daughter-in-law, Barbara.

Junior is survived by two sons Ricky Adkisson of Abilene, Perry and wife Kay of Ridgecrest, California; and one daughter, Sandy Miller and husband Rick of Tuscola; 7 Grandchildren: Kyle Miller, Skylor Adkisson, Tammy Adkisson, Angela Pope, Kimberly Davison, Nathaniel Adkisson, Caleb Adkisson; 4 Step-Grandchildren: Wendy Moseley, Candie Atkinson, Tami Lusk, Kim Hair; 30 great- grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Geneva Holt of Abilene and Wanda English of Clyde.

Serving as Pallbearers: Grandsons: Kyle Miller, Skylor Adkisson; Great-Grandsons: Ryker Adkisson, Jarrod Acosta, Levi Smith, Kade Miller. Honorary Pallbearers: Hunter Davison, Gabriel Pope, Andrew Rodriguez, Brayden McDonald and Hunter Crowder.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Robert Streigler and his nursing staff for all the special care that they gave to our Dad over the years!

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories, 5801 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas. A memorial service and celebration of Junior's life will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Chapel. Memorial donations may be sent to West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas 79605. You may view and sign the guestbook at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Sept. 8, 2019


Roy Lee Sanders

Roy Lee Sanders

February 11, 1961 - September 4, 2019


Roy Lee Sanders of San Leon, Texas

Son of LeRoy Sanders and the late Carolyne Ann Hastings Sanders, both of which are decendants of early Jim Ned Valley settlers.  Roy is survived by his wife and children.  He is also survived by his father, sister Nancy Reves, brother's Otis and Tracy Sanders and many other relative's and friends who loved him dearly.

Roy passed away of cancer.  He has donated his body to cancer research, so we can take a large leap forward and eliminate cancer for good.

Roy was a 1979 graduation of Jim Ned CISD in Tuscola.

There will not be a funeral, but a celebration of life will be in Abilene, October 6, 2019.

Don's children attended Jim Ned

Don Wilson,beloved father, passed away on August 8, 2019 at the age of 92 at his home in Ovalo, Texas.

Don was born May 25, 1927 to Harold and Sallie Mae Wilson in Winters, Texas. He married Betty Smith in Oklahoma City, 1951. They spent 43 years together and had two daughters and one son. Later he married Honey Casey in 1996, combining families and adding step children, Penny, Newman, and Lanna.

He began a career in the military at a young age by joining the Merchant Marines which had him traveling to Panama, Korea, and Spain. After 20 years in the Air Force, he retired and began a career working at the Abilene State Park where he worked for the Parks and Wildlife division for 23 years before retiring from this second career.

Square dancing was a big part of Don's life. He loved to square dance, and was a part time caller for Wagon Wheel, and at a nursing home. He enjoyed dancing with other clubs in other cities and volunteered at Rose Park Senior Citizens Center. Don loved all people.

Don is survived by his two daughters; Debra Wilson, and Joni Mercier & Gary; step children, Penny Ward and husband Jim, Newman Casey and wife Susan, Lanna Fields and husband James; daughter-in-law, Donna Wilson, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Smith (1994); wife, Honey Casey (2019); brother, Billy Wilson; sisters, Flora King, Clemmie Reel, Lena Mae Meyer, and Freddie Riggans.

A visitation will be held at Fry-Smith Funeral Home Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 6 to 8;00pm. Services will be at Radiant Life Church, 3432 North 1st St.,Abilene, Texas, Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:00am with burial to follow at McBee cemetery, Ovalo, Texas at 11:30am, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made in Don's name to Radiant Life Church in Abilene.

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