Funeral services for Norman Cockrell, 90, of Belton, will be held at 2 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 5, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Joe Baisden officiating. Burial will follow at the Rest Haven Cemetery.
The family received friends for visitation Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Thomas Marion Lancaster, 58, of Belton, were held at 11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 7, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Mercer officiating. Burial followed at the Lancaster Cemetery in Temple.
The family received friends for visitation Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Dossman Funeral Home.
Mr. Lancaster died Tues., Sept. 3, at his home.
Mr. Lancaster was born Aug. 8, 1955, in Belton, the son of Buck Asa Lancaster and Loucille (Carter) Lancaster. He was a 1973 graduate of Belton High School and he attended Temple College. He married Mary Spurgeon Dec. 31, 1977, in Salado.
He worked for 15 years for 7-11 before purchasing his own convenience stores in Austin and two in Belton, Miller Heights Mini Mart and the Lake Stop. Mr. Lancaster was an entrepreneur, and had Tomz Wheels, an Internet automotive accessories business.
He was a member of the Mid Texas Corvette Club. He enjoyed Auto Cross racing and car shows. He was a member of the Belton Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his son, Peter Spurgeon, Aug. 16, 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathryn Lancaster of Belton, daughter, Katrina Marie Lancaster of Austin, and grandson, Riley Baxter Warren.
Memorials may be made to the Belton Church of Christ or the Wounded Warrior Project.
William H. Moon
Funeral services for William H. “Bill” Moon, 83, of Belton, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Andy Davis officiating. Burial will be Sat., Sept. 14, in the IOOF Cemetery in Newtonia, MO.
The family received friends for visitation Wednesday evening from 6–8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Mr. Moon died Sun., Sept. 8, at his home in Belton.
Mr. Moon was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Rulo, Neb., the son of William and Elsie (Graham) Moon. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He married Marie L. Finn April 10, 1952, in Joplin, MO. He received a business degree from Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburgh, Kans.
After graduation, they made their home in Kansas City, MO, where Mr. Moon retired as CEO of the finance division (CFA) of Farmland Industries, Inc. in 1990. Before moving to Belton, he lived in Hot Springs, Ark.
Mr. Moon served over 50 years as an ordained deacon in Southern Baptist churches.
He began his volunteer ministry with adult literacy including ESL, prison literacy, and tutoring children and youth. He served as the volunteer literacy coordinator for the Arkansas Baptist Convention.
He also served as the interim coordinator for literacy programs for the Texas Baptist Convention for two years. As a member of First Baptist Church of Belton he directed the ESL ministry from 2002 -2008.
The North American Mission Board awarded him the Mildred Blankenship Literacy Missions Award in 2004 for his contribution to literacy programs.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marie Moon of Belton; two sons, W. Alan Moon of Naples, Fla., and Dennis Moon of Katy; two daughters, Karen Francis of Belton and Susan Rowell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Betty Shepherd of Cabot, Ark; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorials to be made to the First Baptist Church Belton Building Fund.
Michael Adam Otrupcak, Jr., 55, passed over to the other side, Sept. 9, in Temple.
Mike was born Sept. 20, 1957, in Little Falls, N.Y., to Fern and Michael Otrupcak, Sr.
Mike was a Belton High School graduate in 1975 and a TSTI graduate. His career involved mechanical and electrical manufacturing including being employed at the Temple TI facility, GenaCom in Temple and Lucent in Dallas.
He is survived by father, Michael Otrupcak, Jr., of Killeen; sister, Becky Otrupcak Pegues of Cameron; brother, Greg Otrupcak of Houston; niece, Lindsey Pruitt of Belton; nephews, Justin Pruitt of Houston and John Pegues of Salado; step-sons Donnie and Joey Clark of Rockdale and two grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Crawford Otrupcak of Belton and mother, Fern Hester Otrupcak Vickers of Killeen.
Mike was cremated and will be placed to rest in upstate New York.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of Mike to Scott and White Hospice.
You may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.centraltexascremation.com
Funeral services for Mary Kathryn “Kathy” Douglas, 72, of Belton, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Sept. 19, at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dailey officiating. Burial will follow at the North Belton Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Dossman Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Douglas died Sept. 16 in a Temple Hospital.
Mrs. Douglas was born March 20, 1941, in Belton, the daughter of Barton and Velma Jimmie Ming. She married James Douglas on Oct. 3, 1986, in Norcross, Ga. She was a member of the Belton Church of Christ. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, making flower arrangements, doing crafts and working in the yard. She loved antique shopping.
Mrs. Douglas was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Pat Ming Camp, and step daughter, Denise Douglas.
Survivors include her husband, James Douglas of Belton; one son, Scott Staton and wife Jackie of Belton; two daughters, Rhonda Staton Townsend and husband Bobby of Belton and Lisa Staton Hester and husband Thomas (Jr.) of Belton; one step son, Troy Douglas and wife Julie of Alabama, and one step daughter, Stephanie Barnett and husband John of Alabama; two brothers, E. C. “Buddy” Ming and Barton “Butch” Ming; three sisters, Martha Ming Wood, Carol Ming Carpenter and Nell Ming Davis; nine grandchildren, Cory Staton, Shawn Staton, Ryan Staton, Craig Collins, Melissa Collins, Shannon Townsend, Jennifer Townsend Wingo, Timmy Hester and Haley Hester; five great grandchildren Michael Lee Wingo, Caitlyn Wingo, Bella Wingo, Grayson Hall and Kailyn Barnett.