In Loving Memory
Richard "Dick" Ernest Borbour was Born March 13, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio. He passed from this life on March 14, 2013. at the age of 83.
Dick joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 16 and served his country from 1947 to 1950 at Camp Pendleton California. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years until his retirement in 1985. He was a 33rd Degree Free Mason, Scotiish Rite and Shriners, Knights of Pythius and a member of the Garland Odd Fellow Lodge No. 304. He had a bountiful and generous spirit and volunteered in charitable programs like Toys for Tots. He was a member of the Casa View Christian Church. There he sang in the chancel choir and with the men's chorus called Faithful Men. He loved fishing, playing Dominoes and Canasta. He was the Treasurer of our lodge. He will be greatly missed. He had many friends from all walks of life.
John Erwin Adams age 80, (April 18, 1932 - February 2, 2013) passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 2, 2013. John was a life-long Dallas resident and member of White Rock Church of Christ. He will be remembered as a loving, considerate friend to all, a man that never met a stranger and always had a joke to tell. He was a 50 year member of Roy Stanley Masonic Lodge, 33° Scottish Rite, and Hella Shriner, a member of Claude L. Austin Masonic Lodge. and a member of Odd Fellow Garland Lodge No. 304. John was the longtime owner of Adams Paint Center of which he recently retired. It was more than just a paint store; it was a gathering place for his many friends. John (Pop Pop) is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Edna; children, Paula and Chuck Nowlin, Cathy and Skip Muller; granddaughters Lauren Wolf Trahan, Michelle Muller Marinis, Holly Nowlin Mabrito, and Morgan Muller, and great-grandsons Pearce, Rylan and Brandt Marinis; brothers, Tom Adams and Garland Bradley and sisters, Ellen Thrash and Mittie Baxley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Pauline Adams. A service to celebrate his life was on February 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Restland Memorial Chapel.
Thomas “Tom” Fulton age 73 of Rowlett, TX, passed away September 20, 2016. He was born January 31, 1943, in Dallas to Ogden and Alice (Kirby) Fulton. Tom was a graduate of University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and major in Finance. He worked at Raymond James Financial Services in Rowlett as a branch manager and financial advisor for the past 28 years. He was in the financial services industry for 50 years. Tom married Suzan Cronkhite March 6, 1979, and they shared a wonderful life together. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Sunnyvale and served many years as usher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #802 of Fate, Shriners and I.O.O.F. In his free time he enjoyed NASCAR and competitive skeet and trap shooting.
Tom is survived by his wife of 37 years: Suzan Fulton of Rowlett, TX; son: Eric Fulton of Rowlett, TX; daughter: Kibbie Fulton of North Port, FL; brothers: David Fulton of Krum, TX, and Bill Fulton of Coppell, TX; he was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel with Pastor Dan Pence of Stillwater Community Church officiating. A reception at Main Street Events in Rowlett will follow. The family will host a Night of Remembrance at the funeral home on Friday the 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
PARDUE, William Donald W.D."Bill" Pardue passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, November 21, 2016 after a sudden onset of Leukemia and a rapid decline. He joined his wife of 68 years, Alma Lucille "Tulie", who had passed 8 months earlier, in heaven. Bill was born in Dallas, TX to William Ray and Ella Clementine Gawne Pardue on August 26, 1927. He graduated from Crozier Tech High School through a special DISD program for Veterans following his service in the Merchant Marines in World War 2. Bill and Tulie married on June 11, 1948. They had 3 sons and 1 daughter ,W.D. "Don" Jr of Heath, Stephen Ray Pardue of Rockwall, Donna Lucille Pardue Robinson of Caddo Mills and Randal Wayne Pardue of Dallas. Bill started a concrete and construction business with a pickup and a cement mixer after the war. He grew that business to include home and apartment construction and apartment ownership and management. His homes were featured in the Dallas Parade of Homes. His apartment developments provided housing for thousands of people across the metroplex. He had the joy of working with his sons and grandsons in his business. His 'retirement' was spent running cattle operations on his Ranches in Caddo Mills, Tx and Carey, ID. Bill loved the outdoors. He worked outside, was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, snow and water skier and world traveler. He took his morning walk and did his exercises every day, rain or shine. He was obsessive about health and fitness and was in amazing shape. He certainly did not look 89. Although Bill was a successful man, success was not what defined him. He was a humble man who thought about others more than himself. He was a generous, giving to help plant churches, start businesses, fund a first home, buy a car, pay medical expenses and supporting his church, First United Lutheran Church. His deals were often sealed with a good faith hand shake. Bill helped others through his involvement with the Masons, Shriners and various hospital boards. Bill was a Scottish Rite Mason and was honored with the Thirty-Third Degree Inspector Honorary in 1995. He was a York Rite Mason and was awarded the "Red Cross of Constantine". He was a member of the John L DeGrazier Lodge #1349 and was a past Master Scout. He received the 65 year Service Award from the Claude L Austin Lodge. He served as District Deputy Grand Master. Bill was a Master Mason and received the prestigious Golden Trowel Award in 2015. He served as Potentate of the Dallas Hella Shrine. Bill served on the Board of the in Houston for 12 years and had the title of Board of Trustees Emeritus. He donated the statue of the Shriner and child that stands in front of the Houston hospital. Bill was a Certified Peace Officer of the State of Texas and a Dallas County Constable Deputy Precinct 3. Bill's selfless generosity was felt most profoundly by his family. He cared for Tulie for 5 years as she battled Parkinsons and LBD, setting an example for all by his love and sacrifice. His W2 Ranch was the family gathering place. He taught his grandkids and great grand kids to fish, took them for rides on the tractor and golf carts, did target practice with the bigger kids and fashioned a 9 hole golf course out of pasture land. He built a beautiful place that is now the home of special memories. Bill is survived by his 4 children and their spouses, 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11 AM in the Memorial Chapel at Restland. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital. Dallas Morning News on Nov. 2016.
Added note: Brother Bill had not been an Odd Fellow all that long. He joined the Garland Odd Fellows Lodge #304 just this past May 7th 2016. We welcomed his membership and mourned the loss of a brother.