Aug. 6 Obituaries

William Necessary
William Clifton Necessary, 90, of Abilene, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018.
A memorial service for Mr. Necessary will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene with the Rev. David Cason officiating. Burial will follow at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo under the direction of Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene.
Mr. Necessary was born on Dec. 6, 1927 in Lohn to Orville Neal “Pat” and Ruth (Shackelford) Necessary.  After graduating high school in Lohn, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-47.  He married his beloved wife of 64 years, Katie (Reese) Necessary on July 11, 1954.
He was employed with Lone Star Gas Company for 40 years and worked in Abilene, Merkel and Snyder. He was an active member and deacon at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene and First Baptist Church in Snyder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Curtis Necessary, and his infant brother, Jerry Lee Necessary.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Necessary; his children, Randy Necessary and his wife, Narlene, of Ovalo, Linda Ward and her husband, Randy, of Goldsboro and Christie Salsman and her husband, Daniel, of Abilene; his siblings, Harold Necessary and his wife, Jeannie, of Conroe and Laverne Pearson of Georgetown; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to the nurses, aides and staff at Wisteria Place and to the Hospice of the Big Country.
Memorials may be made to Broadview Baptist Church, 2500 South 27th Street, Abilene, TX 79605 or Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605.
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Jon Smith
On Aug. 3, 2018, Jon Alan Smith went to be with his precious Savior. 
A memorial service for Mr. Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beltway Park Church’s South Campus in Abilene with Pastors Randy Turner and John Erwin officiating. The service is under the direction of Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene.
A lunch will be served following the service. Please come ready to honor the life of Jon Alan Smith and give praise to Jesus Christ.
Born in South Carolina, raised in Snyder and formerly of Lubbock, Jon spent the past 14 years in Abilene with his beautiful bride and best friend, Nadene Smith. Married for 28 years, they built a precious life centered on serving Christ in any and every way. A member of Beltway Park Church, Jon played the drums during kid’s church, which was perfect since he was a music fanatic. Jon drummed in several bands throughout his life, and especially loved The Outlet band.
Jon’s work passion was kids and sports, working as executive director of the Abilene Youth Sports Authority, a non-profit youth sports organization. In every fundraiser, tournament, firm foundation camp and event, Jon’s main aim was to teach kids and parents the positive impact sports can have in their life as God receives all the glory. Though he loved to play all sports, golf was his favorite.  
Jon will be remembered for his humility. Always thoughtful and insightful, his deepest desire was for his life to point people towards Christ. His love for his family was deep, and Jon and his daughter were especially close. Anyone who knows them knew that he was her best friend and biggest advocate. Humor was also an integral part of his life. To know Jon was to know laughter, and you always came away from interactions more joyful than before. 
Survivors include his wife, Nadene; one daughter, Tucker Smith; his parents, J.D. and Donna Smith; one sister and brother-in-law, Pam and John Erwin; two nieces, Kelsey Duce and her husband, Tag, and Christiana Garcia; one great-nephew, Kye Garcia; one uncle, Charles Williams; his in-laws, Gary and Diana Handley; one brother-in-law, Dean Handley and his wife, Benita; and countless dear friends, for whom the family is beyond grateful and truly humbled by their support and love.   
The family wishes to thank the Hendrick Medical Center staff, nurses, Dr. Baig and staff, Hendrick Hospice Care and Dr. Brown for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to the Abilene Youth Sports Authority c/o the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center.  
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
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