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John William Lundy Jr., 61, of Lewisville, TX passed away at 9:25am, Monday April 3, 2017. He was born September 17, 1955 in Louisville, KY to Alice and John Lundy. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He married LaDonna Jo Lundy on December 26, 1981. He is survived by his loving wife LaDonna of 36 years, two children Diane (Diamond) White, Shawn (Roni) Lundy and three grandchildren Jaelyn, Brooklyn, and Aydin, Brother Charles (Cheryl) Lundy of Winter Haven, FL, Sister Goldie Jean (Mark) Crane of Athens, TN, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was an active reserve with the Lewisville Fire Department, and also a member of the Lewisville Amateur Radio Association. He was retired from Texas Instruments and worked for the City of Lewisville at the Lewisville Lake Environment Learning Area (LLELA).
James William Horton (Jim), 74, of Lewisville passed away on March 16, 2020. He was born on March 18, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan (Highland Park) to Kenneth Horton and Mina Chavey Horton. He grew up in Gladwin, Michigan and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1964. He was drafted in the Army in 1965 serving in the Vietnam War until 1967, with Honorable Discharge in 1971. In May of 1967, he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas and he attended Midwestern State University. This is where he met the love of his life, Sherry, in English class. He graduated from DeVry University.
Jim and Sherry began their journey through life on April 12, 1968. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church Lewisville and “In His Grace” Adult Bible Study. His love and gifting of electronics landed them in Grapevine before moving to Lewisville where he went to work at Schneider Electric located in Carrollton in 1989. He was a National Accounts Manager in the Buildings Business Department. He retired from there in 2011 then returned until 2014. Jim had a love for Ham Radio and for the Lewisville Amateur Radio Association.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert (Bob) and Wayne Horton, and sister Sandra Palm.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his children James and his wife Robyn of Lewisville, Texas; Jodie Horton Johnson of Lewisville, Texas; his grandchildren; Haylee and Hayden Horton, Maddisyn and Maxwell Johnson. He is also survived by his sibling; Carol Ann Guillory of La Porte, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
This is a video of the memorial service conducted at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home and honors burial burial conducted at the DFW National Cemetery.
This is the memorial remembrance of Jim that was conducted at our membership meeting on March 21, 2020. It is approximately 1 hr. 5 min. in length and includes the following:
Introduction by Mike, W5EVT
Memory photos of Jim
Comments by family and friends
Franklyn David Dimino was born on March 12, 1940 and passed away on November 28, 2020.
Frank was not with us long but he really enjoyed the hobby, particularly the Sunday afternoon DigitaLee Speaking net where he handily performed logging duties up until his passing.
Ronney Lee Bath, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, after losing his 3 week battle against COVID-19. His passing was peaceful and pain-free as he was surrounded by his loving wife and daughter during his final moments of life; he went on to his reward knowing he was loved and cared for. Ron was a caring, curious, and genial storyteller that always strived to entertain. There was not a bad joke, pun, or obscure fact he didn’t know, and he could fill hours recounting memories and telling stories as his expressive face gave away his inner joy and conveyed his infectious charm. Ron was young-spirited, rebellious, and boyish even in his 70s and loved his family fiercely and without compromise. Ellen was the one true great love of his life, and they spent a beautiful lifetime together raising their family and being each other’s best friend and confidant. Their love story is one to remember, admire, and aspire to. As a young man Ron had many interests including photography, which was passed down from his father. He was passionate about music and passed his love of music on to both children. Playing trumpet in high-school and bass guitar in his teenage rock band The Waifs, music was always a part of him. His bass guitar was a Höfner model 500/1 "violin" bass, the same instrument played by Paul McCartney of his musical inspiration The Beatles. Ron became fascinated with digital and analogue electronics and was fearless about cracking open devices to see how they worked. Most times he was able to reassemble them without getting in trouble, and was only shocked a few times. Later in life Ron entered a chapter where acting, directing, and writing stories became an important part of who he was. Through these artistic endeavors Ron made many lifelong friends and lasting impressions on those he worked closely with.
During his later years, Ron developed a fascination for amateur ham radio bonding closely with the members of his local association, the Lewisville Amateur Radio Association (LARA) - his call sign was KG5VIS. Looking at these aspects of Ron collectively, it is clear he was a storyteller at heart; he always had much to share with the world. Ron Bath’s true love and passion always was and remained his family, who he tirelessly loved and supported his whole life. He raised and cared for many good puppy dogs and some cats along the way, and always treated his animals with love, kindness, and as part of the family. His impact and influence on family, friends, and those that knew him cannot be overstated. Ron was a kind, compassionate, funny, energetic, and loving man who will always live in the hearts and minds of those that loved him … of which there are many. His presence and good-spirit will be greatly and forever valued and sorely missed. Ron Bath was deeply loved, and will remain in our hearts forever.
On January 1, 2021, Leslie Alan Bannon, loving husband, father of 3 and grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 2, passed away at the age of 84.
Les was born on March 20, 1936, to Jack and Violet Bannon of Indianapolis, Indiana, He was in preceded in death by first wife Mitzi Darlene Muse, second wife Christina Sue Lagrange. He is survived by his sister Janice Bannon of Martinsville, Indiana. 3 Children, Pat LaGrange of Indianapolis, IN, Reid Bannon of Hurst, Tx and Barbara Harris of Lewisville, Tx, He is survived by 5 Grandchildren, Christopher LaGrange, Drew Bannon, Travis Bannon, Tiffany Harris, and Benjamin Harris, and 2 great granddaughters. Also, his dog Brittany.
Les graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, then went on to Purdue University where he graduated with a degree in Engineering.
He worked for his Father at Radio Distributing company (RADISCO) in Indianapolis, In. A company that was started in 1929 by his father and his uncle. After working for RADISCO, moved on in sales as an electronics part’s distributor at Van Sickle of Indianapolis, In. He later moved himself and his family to Midland, TX to start a Rolls Royce Dealership in the hey day of Oil Boom. Later he changed careers to Aviation and started his own Business, Bannon Avionics. where he wired and installed radio and navigation panels in airplanes, during which time he had the opportunity of working and meeting President George W. Bush and his father. He was FAA certified and would drive all over west Texas to certify, aviation equipment for many customers.
He had many hobbies and interests over his life time. Amateur (Ham) Radio, he was first licensed in 1952 at the age of 16. He had a passion for this hobby that never ended. He never lost interest in Ham Radio and enjoyed it so much. He had achieved a great deal of success in this hobby, from working DX (380 +) countries of the world some of which are no longer in existence. He loved QSL cards, and even had a QSL Service over the years. WF5E QSL Service. He made friends all over the world, he was a master at CW (Morse code) his favorite mode. He chased DX, contested, built radios, and amplifiers, supported multiple Ham Radio Clubs, including the Lone Star DX Association, The DFW Contest Club, the Plano Amateur Radio Klub, the Lake Area Radio Association (LARA), in Lewisville, Tx. The Midland Amateur Radio Club. Indy Dxer’s, and many other clubs and associations. He loved going to club meetings, he loved Ham Com every year, and the Dayton Hamvention.
His other interests included: He was an EMT on the volunteer fire department in Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN. He restored antique cars over the years and had quite the collection. He was a member of multiple car clubs and would go on Caravans in his old cars with the members of the club. He had a passion for photography, he would take pictures in the pits and garage at the Indianapolis 500 race. He loved Science fiction books, and movies and had quite the collection. He enjoyed food, Texas Roadhouse, Popeyes Chicken, (spicy) with the sweet heat sauce. His honey pepper bacon from Two Row in Allen, Tx. and of course, the all you can eat shrimp at red lobster. He could eat everyone under the table without gaining any weight.
In his later years he struggled with Parkinson's disease and got to where he couldn’t walk on his own anymore. He was without one eardrum, one hearing aide in one ear and his mind as sharp a tack. He would constantly email or text Reid or Barb when his Pepsi would run low or if he needed something on his HOT LIST he would call it. He was always tinkering with his ham radio and getting it to interface with the latest ham radio software. He was on the air up until his passing.
Les was the consummate contester. He enjoyed nothing more than being on the bands busting through the pile ups to get the contact and build up his score. He held several DXCC awards which he proudly displayed in his shack. He had an untold amount of QSL cards which he enjoyed showing off. A new visitor to his shack could not get away without browsing through his album containing a QSL card from every country he ever worked.
Rest in peace our friend and enjoy those heavenly DX's. We'll miss you at Saturday breakfast where sugar on the eggs was the order of the day.
Lee departed this world on December 25, 2021 after a long battle with diabetes. He was a friend to many and an Elmer to an untold number of hams. A more detailed obituary will be published once it is available.