June 6 obituaries

Richard Fritz
1937-2019
Richard Fritz, 81, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019. 
A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home Northeast in El Paso.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
His life began on July 25, 1937 in Jacksonville and he was raised in Hermleigh, where he graduated in 1955. He became a longtime resident of El Paso in 1959. He was a humble man who led by example, had an unconditional love for his family and was blessed to have many wonderful friends. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy Fritz and Donald “Bud” Fritz.
Survivors include his beautiful bride of 63 years, Bobbie; two sisters, Sandra Simmons and Sherry Jenkins; two sisters-in-law, Pat Fritz of Del Rio and Shirley Fritz of Snyder; one  daughter, Linda Thompson and her husband, Mike; two sons Gary and Alan and his wife, Debra; four grandchildren, Tara Thompson, Alan Thompson, Brittany Fritz and Tessa Fritz Smith and her husband, Robert; and five great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the Hermleigh Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1, Hermleigh, TX 79526.  
Online condolences may be posted at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.

Kris Jasper
1977-2019
Maria “Kris” Jasper, 42, of Snyder, died Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Joe Sartain
1952-2019
Joe Bob Sartain, 67, of Snyder, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Snyder after a lengthy  illness.
A memorial service for Mr. Sartain will be held at 2 p.m. June 15 at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Jason Chapman officiating.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. June 15 at the funeral home.
Joe was born on Feb. 11, 1952 in Slaton to Robert Clyde Sartain and JoAnn Buchanan Sartain, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Brownfield High School. Joe worked in the oilfield for 50 years. His work took him all over the world and he had stories from every place he worked. He was a United States technical training manager for Packers Plus in Houston until retirement in 2015. After his retirement, he started Poppa’s Kettle Corn. He dearly loved people and telling them stories. Joe never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Brenda; three children, Amy Sartain, Emily Wasson and her husband, Donald, and Joseph Mark Wasson and his wife, Lisa, all of Snyder; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Cleere of Granbury and Audra Cullison and her husband, Todd, of Odessa; two sisters and one brother, Robbie Caviness and her husband, Bob, of El Dorado, Ark., Kathy Johnson and her husband, Billy, of Austin, Ark. and Mike Sartain of Lubbock; his grandchildren, Ashliegh Sartain, Lily Sartain, Grace Sartain, Kylie Sartain, Zachary Carter, Jacob Wasson, Reese Wasson, Allison Brunner, Quiton Cullison, Caleb Womack and Ashley Ray; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to Joe’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Reseatch Hospital. He had a special place in his heart for children.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.

Jo Smith
1935-2019
Jo Evelyn Hart Smith, 84, of Granbury, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at Medical City Fort Worth.
A memorial service for Mrs. Smith will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with the Rev. Clay Giddens officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.
A celebration of life service will be held in Granbury at a later date.
Jo was born on May 22, 1935 in Frederick, Okla. to William Stanley and Ruby Hart and moved to Snyder in her early teens.
She met her husband, “Buster,” and from there the family was formed. Her journey took her from West Texas to South America, then Tulsa and eventually Granbury. Throughout her life, she never lost focus on her devotion to her family and raising her three children. Jo was an avid master bridge player and never backed down from challenging a penny slot. Her greatest passion was spending time with her husband, three children, family and friends.  
It was a life well lived. Jo was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Richard Hart, and one daughter-in-law, Sherie Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 63 years, Hugh “Buster” Cattern Smith; one son, Robert Smith of Granbury; two daughters Karen Koontz and her husband, Bill, of Lubbock and Ginger Capano and her husband, Chris, of Houston; one grandson, William “Chase” Smith and his wife, Sarah, of The Colony; and two brothers, Larry Hart and his wife, Tarzie, of Columbia, Mo. and Bob Hart and his wife, Janice, of Snyder.  
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be posted at www.bellcypertseale.com.
 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 949    
Snyder, TX 79550
Phone: (325) 573-5486
Fax: (325) 573-0044