In Memory
In memory of our fallen classmates.  Some may not have graduated with the class, but if they are listed on this page it's because they attended school with us for many years before graduation.

Patti Ervin ( Spurgeon)






Patti Arlene Spurgeon Ervin, 66, was called home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2021 in Pasadena, Texas.

Patti was born in Uvalde, Texas on February 11, 1955 to Herman and Ruth Spurgeon. Patti spent her childhood and much of her life in Odessa, Texas. She was a bright student and accomplished athlete with a great love for the Lord from an early age. Patti was head cheerleader and Miss Odessa High School. She went on to tour around the country, singing with acts such as Wayne Newton, Glen Campbell, Robert Goulet and Bobby Goldsboro. Her larger-than-life personality and unmatched sense of humor also landed her a gig writing for Joan Rivers. Patti planted her roots as a West Texas troubadour, singing with well-known local acts like Pepper Martin and The Bill Ervin Band.

Patti’s passions went beyond her abilities to entertain. She worked to help improve countless lives at High Sky Children’s Ranch and Ervin Wellness Center. She had a big heart for the needy and for the broken. She loved to give people the good news of God and guide them in deepening their spiritual walk.

Perhaps her greatest passion was her family. Patti was “Gigis” to a two-year-old granddaughter. The two shared a close relationship and so many wonderful memories that many children never get to experience with their grandparents in a lifetime. Ellie was Patti’s heart, and vice

Patti is survived by her daughter, Alexandria Ervin Foster and son-in-law Landon Foster, her sisters, Rita Adcock, Sherry Fletcher, brother Howard Spurgeon and her granddaughter, Elliana Foster.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Brittainni Golden, father, Herman Spurgeon, her mother, Ruth Spurgeon and brother Herman Spurgeon, Jr.

Patti’s life will be celebrated with a service at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Cisco Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Tyler Parson officiating.
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Kenneth Allen

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David Anders

Birth Date: 1954-10-13
Deceased Date: 2020-01-28

David Anders of Tyler, TX passed away on Tuesday, January 28th 2020 at the age of 65. David was born October 13, 1954 in Montpelier, Ohio.

David was a loving husband, father and Pawpaw. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, camping and spending time with his family most of all. He was a man of God and enjoyed studying Gods Word.

He is survived by his wife Sharon Anders of 43 years. His daughter Laura Salinas, husband Joshua and children Alyssa, Austin, Annika, Aiden and Alivia of Tyler, TX. His son Nathan Anders, wife Karlie and children Emma, Landrie and Noah of Whitehouse, TX. Sister Diana Wright of Greenwood, LA. And many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Fred and Jessie Anders, sister Deborah Anders and brother-in-law Joe Wright.

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Gilbert Armendarez

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James Atkinson

Birth Date: 1954-11-16
Deceased Date: 2020-01-15

ODESSA - James Bruce Atkinson, 65, passed away January 15, 2020 in Odessa, Texas. Visitation will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

James was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Trevor and Julie on November 16, 1954. He went to school at Odessa High School. He excelled in all sports and was offered a pitching position with the Cincinnati Reds upon his graduation. He was involved in all sports and taught many the love of baseball.

His life long partner was Becky Martin for 38 years, she was the love of his life. He worked at Perry Gas and several other oil related companies in the area. James is preceded in death by Blue Atkinson, Julie Atkinson, Joe and Mable Johnson and Megan Atkinson.

He is survived by Becky Martin; son, C.J. Atkinson, Denny and Polly Atkinson, Tracy and Duane Smith, Debbie and Russ Phillips; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Carson Phillips, Jeff Sterling, Jake Atkinson, Adam Atkinson.
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Terry Babcock

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Warren Baillio

Birth Date: 1955-06-11
Deceased Date: 2017-06-02

Funeral Services for Mr. Warren Lee Baillio, age 61 of Dubach, LA, will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 5, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA with Rev. Brad Jones officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Warren Lee Baillio was born on June 11, 1955 in Odessa, TX and died June 2, 2017 in Ruston, LA. He married the love of his life, Joni Baillio, on November 15, 1985. They were inseparable and enjoyed working on their property together, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and their best friends, Bill and Diane Fitch. His hobbies included wood-working, watching professional football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and watching NASCAR.

Another passion of his life was his career. Warren worked in the oil field for over 43 years. He was well respected in his field and made many friends and colleagues during his years of service. He never met a stranger and was well liked by all who knew him.

Mr. Baillio was preceded in death by his parents Edward Willie Baillio and Dorotha Francis Maydell Fulfer Baillio. He is survived by his wife Joni Baillio and their children: Chris Bundick and wife Amanda of Kyle, TX, Keary Baillio of Centerville, TX, Casey Baillio and wife Caley of The Woodlands, TX, Jennifer Neal and husband Eric of Cross Roads, TX, and Cody Baillio and wife Rachel of Lock Haven , PA. Warren was blessed with nine grandchildren: Jordan Bundick, Emilie Rector, Shelden Rector, Candice Bundick, Mason Baillio, Reese Baillio, Rylee Baillio, Makenzie Neal, Parker Neal and two grand-dogs: Thor and Rhemy. He is also survived by his sister Dee Harris and her husband Marc and their family.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral Service
Monday, June 05, 2017
11:00 AM

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Donald Baker

Birth Date: 1954-12-28
Deceased Date: 2008-03-17
ODESSA Donald Baker, 53, best husband, dad, peep & brother passed from this life on Monday, March 17, 2008.

He was born to Frankie Baker on December 28, 1954, in Odessa, Texas. He was raised by his beloved grandparents, Della and Frank Brown in Monahans, Texas. He married the love of his life, LaVona (Allison) Baker on August 24, 1973, in Odessa, Texas. Together they had their most prized possessions: Son, James Baker and Daughter, Tanya (Baker) Bedrick. Just when they thought life could not get any better, James gave them 2 granddaughters and Tanya gave them 3 grandsons.

Night and day, he was the backbone of McLean & Sons Inc. of Odessa for over 30 years. When he was not working, he loved to attend the grandkids ball games and in his "spare" time, he loved watching cooking shows and experimenting with his culinary talent. Before his grandkids and discovering his culinary talent, he was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He succeeded in overpowering his boss during a Cuba fishing trip when he won Champion Fisherman of the week by catching the biggest fish. Everyone that knew Donald could call on him day or night and he would be knocking at their door eager to help in any way possible whether it be physical work or emotional support. He was LaVona's rock and best friend.

Donald was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Della Brown, his mother, Frankie Baker Hall and his loving sister-in-law Donna Douglas.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, LaVona Baker, son, James Baker of Odessa; daughter, Tanya and husband, Luke Bedrick of Odessa; grandkids, Makayla and Cheyenne Baker, Caden, Coby and Caleb Bedrick; sister, Debbie Erskine of Midland; brother, Darren and wife, Doris Baker of Odessa; mother and father-in-law, Don and Fay Allison and numerous family and friends.

Family will welcome visitors on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral home. His Celebration Service will be Friday, March 21, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services will be officiated by Rev. Gary Douglas and Rev. Don Fankhauser.

Pallbearers are Darren Baker, Nils Allison, Rudy Rodriguez, Danny Walker, Tom Lovett and David Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Stone, Matthew Allison, Jason Bushong, Gary Keese, Danny Hockett, Chris Hodge and Rudy Rodriguez, Jr.

Lord, thank you for giving him a heart of gold, a tender soul and so much compassion. So many have been blessed with memories of his life. We give the Lord thanks for the time he has given us with such a wonderful man. Peep will be greatly missed.

Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Published in Odessa American on Mar. 20, 2008
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Tina Barnhill

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