Pauline Musso Harvey
Pauline Musso Harvey, age 86, of Garland, TX passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Arrangements were handled by Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
Stella Lou Holder
Stella Lou Holder, age 71, of Irving, Texas passed away suddenly on Friday, June 8, 2012. She was born on November 1, 1940 to Horace Norman and Anna Lou Ferguson. Visitation was held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13th at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 11:30 am on Thursday, June 14th at Avery Cemetery in Avery, Texas.
Jacky Ray Roberson
Jacky Ray Roberson, age 51, of Irving, Texas passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012. He was born February 17, 1961 in Dallas, Texas to Frank and Bertha Roberson.Jacky was a member of First Baptist Church of Irving, an avid paint baller, and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He will always be remembered as a loving son, father, and friend. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 11, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Irving. Arrangements were handled by Chism-Smith Funeral Home.
Mac Spruce, of Irving for 61 years, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012. He was born November 3, 1924 in Mulberry, Arkansas. He was a US Army Air Force veteran of WWII, serving in the 15th Air Force. He was Manager of Transportation for Atlantic Richfield Co. (Arco Oil & Gas), retiring in 1985 after 25 years. Mac was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Irving. He was a teacher in the Keystone Sunday School Class, volunteer for the Methodist Hospital gift Shop for 27 years, and a member of the Wednesday Work Crew at First United Methodist Church. Mac also helped establish the Travel Fellowship of First United Methodist Church in Irving, and was active in the Golden Age Fellowship. He was a Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 184. Mac was an officer for SOFTA (Shippers Oilfield Traffic Association), and an officer for ETA (Energy Traffic Association). He was a member of NITL (National Industrial Traffic Association), Oil Field Haulers Association, and Greater Dallas Transportation Club. Mac also held a leadership position in developing truck, rail, barge, and ship operations for the construction and ongoing support of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. He was a member of the original SAM Group (Shell, Arco, Mobil) for the initial studies regarding the feasibility for construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. He represented ARCO during the 1970’s, developing the “Sea Lift” barge shipping service which pioneered seasonal barge service from the Pacific Northwest to Alaska’s North Slope drilling operations at Prudhoe Bay and other remote sites. This concept continues to be utilized today in the ongoing support of those operations. He was preceded in death by his parents William Everett and Fannie Mae Spruce, brothers Everett, Hubert, George, and Henry, and sister Mildred. Survivors include his wife Jackie Spruce of Irving; son Bill Spruce and wife Janet of Mansfield; daughter Karen Ivy and husband Jim of Murphy, Texas; grandchildren Kim Rodgers and husband Steve of Keller, Todd Spruce and wife Julie of Flower Mound, Justin Rivette of Waxahachie, Greg Spruce of Euless, Grant Spruce of Mansfield, Laura Blessing and husband Chad of Cedar Park, Texas, and Ashley Ivy of Cedar Park; great grandchildren Kaitlyn Spruce, Kamryn Spruce, Katherine Spruce, Jacob Spruce, Kaci Rodgers, Tyler Rodgers, and Fincher Blessing; brother-in-law Fred Duncan and wife Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Friday at First United Methodist Church in Irving. Burial followed at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 311 W. Third St., Irving, TX 75060. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.