San Angelo-Raymond Spears, Sr, 54, of Eldorado, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in a local hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on October 1, 1957 to Roy and Emma J. Spears.He was married to Mary Spears of Eldorado, TX.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary, son Raymond Spears, Jr of San Angelo, son Randy and wife Kelli Spears of Miles, TX, 5 grandchildren, RJ, Khamille, and Randy II all of Miles, Jordan and Skylar of San Angelo, TX, his mother Emma J. Spears of Ft Worth, TX, sister Yvonne and husband Earnest Ewings of Ft Worth, TX, and a very special aunt, Agnus, of Ozona, TX.

He attended Eldorado High School and worked in the oilfield for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, and spending as much time with his grandchildren as he could.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff in ICU at Community Hospital and staff at Angelo Kidney Connection as well as all the doctors involved.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at St Luke Baptist Church in Eldorado.

SAN ANGELO — Herbert Alvin Fuessel, child of God, husband, father, grandpa, gg’pa, finished his journey here, sitting in his recliner he entered into the glories of heaven, his final destination.

Herbert, 84 years old, was born April 8, 1927, in Sandoval, Texas, to Ludwig and Lena Meier Fuessel, the fourth of five children. He attended schools in Mereta and Eola, Texas.

Herbert went into the armed services from August 1945 until March 1947, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, communications division, during the occupation of Europe, spending most of his time in Italy.

Upon his return from the military, Herbert continued his life as a farmer, first as a share-cropper and then, two farmers wanting to retire asked him to purchase their farms. He farmed in the Wall area for many years, raising livestock, cotton and maize, later subdividing his farms for housing.


On April 15, 2011, after a long illness, John Lawrence (Jack) Neill died with his family at his side in Jacksonville, FL.  Jack was born on a small farm outside of Eldorado, Texas on December 30th, 1925.  His family was early settlers of the State of Texas, and it is well noted that Jack’s great-great uncle, James Clinton Neill, commanded the Alamo before Travis relieved him.  He escaped Travis’ fate and helped win Texas independence from Mexico in the Battle of San Jacinto.


Tommye Johnson, 85, of Goldsmith, TX passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in Odessa. Tommye was born October 6, 1926 in San Angelo, TX.  She was raised in Eldorado, TX and graduated from Eldorado High School in 1944. While working at Foxworth-Galbreath Lumber Co in Eldorado, Tommye met the love of her life, Grover Lee Johnson. They were married September 20, 1947.
Grover’s work took them to numerous West Texas towns for the next several years; in 1964 they settled in Goldsmith. Grover and Tommye were constant companions for over 64 years.