Robert W. Strain passed away on October 18, 2018 in Athens, Texas. He was born November 15, 1924 in Dallas, Texas. He was reared in Athens, Texas, graduating from high school there in 1942 with honors (but just barely). Before and after World War II, he pursued jobs through eleven years of college as a dormitory waiter, term paper typist, clerk in the dean’s office, grader of business law exams, film projectionist, newspaper deliverer, teacher, and entrepreneur (co-owner of photography business for sororities and fraternities, and publisher of PH.D. economic theory notes). He received three degrees (BBA, MBA, DBA) from as many universities, two luckily with honors (Texas Tech Univ., Louisiana State Univ., Indiana Univ.). His doctoral dissertation was entitled, Life with The Lincoln (1905-1955), a History of the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, which the company commissioned for its golden anniversary. He holds both professional insurance designations: CLU and CPCU.
Funeral Services for Joe Dan Parolini of Athens are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Joe Dan Parolini passed away on October 17, 2018 in Athens, Texas.
Joe Dan Parolini was born July 14, 1951 in Athens, Texas the son of Arthur Horton Parolini and Billie Jean Loden Parolini. He retired from Dynamic Rubber as a plant manager after working for over 30 years. “Unkie” enjoyed mechanic work and would always fix anything broken. He also enjoyed gardening and loved animals, especially the birds in his yard. He loved looking at old cars on the internet, wood working and anything that had to do with his family. “Papa Joe” was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather who will be missed by all those who knew him.
JC Rogers, 93 went to be with his heavenly father in paradise on October 17, 2018. JC was born on December 8, 1924 in Malakoff Texas to Jack and Grace Barr Rogers. The eldest of six children. JC joined the US Navy at the age of eighteen and served as a medical corpsman during several wars including WWII. He served for 21 years. It was at the age of eighteen that JC surrendered his life to Jesus and was true to his faith even unto the end.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Taylor Nix; Grandparents, Leon and Pam Ballow; His uncle, Troy Ballow.
On October 7, 2018 Millie “Jadie” Meeks Johnson went home to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 91, after a 10-year journey with Alzheimer’s.