John Henry Haltom, 67 of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, November 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church with Chauncey Spencer, officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock in the evening on Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
John was born on January 26, 1951 in Pasadena TX to Henry Earl and Ruth Heil (Ferris) Haltom, the family moved to Dumas when John was four years old.
John attended schools in Dumas and graduated from Dumas High School. He was united in marriage to Sheila Brooks on October 3, 1970 in Dumas and worked at Valero for over 29 years as an operator in the refinery until his retirement.
John was very active in his community, he was a member of the Dumas Noon Lions Club, Moore County Food Pantry, Relay for Life, Moore County Park Board, and drove for Meals on Wheels for over 36 years. In his younger years, John loved to hunt, fish, and go to drag races with his son in law. He was a member of the Christ Community Church in Dumas and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his wife, Sheila of the home; daughters: Charee Wilson and husband Carl of Colleyville, TX and Tisha Tobias and husband Tommy of Dumas; sister: Barbara Bodiford and husband Bob; brother: Tom Haltom and wife Judy; grandchildren: Trae “Bucko” Strayhorn, Hayden “Little Man” Haltom, Cambree Wilson, and Carlee Wilson; great-granddaughter: Kiara Strayhorn.
The family suggests with gratitude memorials be made to Moore County Food Pantry, PO Box 1604, Dumas, TX 79029 or Dumas Area Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1535, Dumas, TX 79029, or Christ Community Church, PO Box 2000, Dumas, TX 79029.
I entered BSA for over a week with surgery and had no idea John had passed. We grew up together and car pooled all through high school. I never saw John that we picked right up where we left off.
My Prayers and thoughts are with all of you. You have a lot of memories that will comfort you.
David McMurryAmarillo, TX
Shelia, Tisha and the rest of the Haltom family. I am so sorry for your loss. John was a very special person and will be greatly missed. I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to know John and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You Always.
Charlene MendozaDumas, TX
I am so sorry for the loss of John. He was dedicated to the community, his family and God. I know words are not enough to describe your loss but I know he got to see his girl become happy again and that he loved you all.
Tina Young RhodesDumas, TX
I am so glad that God gave me the chance to meet such a great man. Sorry for your loss Sheila and your family is in our prayers.
Connie MartinezDumas, TX
Mr. John was a wonderful man who will be missed by all. Our prayers and condolences for the family.
Paul and Janice EnciniasDumas, TX
Sheila I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.
Sheila McAllisterDumas, TX
My prayer are with you all
Janice WestDumas, TX
Blessings and Condolences goes out to the Haltom family !!! John will be greatly missed !!! Dudley
Dudley CainAmarillo, TX
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. John and you were great friends to grow up with. He will always be fondly remembered.
Frank & Ned OckermanLake Eufaula, OK
I am so very sorry for your loss Haltom family. Shelia, I know you are heartbroken and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John was a special man and I am having trouble realizing that he is gone.
Pat MyersKaty, TX
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.
Betty PoolKeller,, TX
JOHN will be remembered for the many services he gave to our community. God bless your dear famliy and give them strength & peace in this difficult time.
ELLIS & LAVONNA THORNBURGDUMAS, TX
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you. may God give you strength and comfort thru these trying times.
Rebecca HaddoxMARYVILLE, TN
Love You John
Willie GriceDumas, TX
Praying for your comfort during this time of loss.
Ron KrebbsDUMAS, TX
Sorry to hear of John's Passing. We will be praying for the family.
Rex & Stephanie ChristieDumas, TX
Larry & I are deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Larry & Sherri CopelinDUMAS, TX
Prayers for the Haltom Family.
Lorren CooperWest Richland, WA
Shelia and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was a very dear friend we have known for many years and will leave a big void in Our town.
May the good Lord be with you during this very difficult times ahead.
Buddy & Kathy TrentDumas, TX
We are so sorry for your loss.Our thought's and prayers are with you.May God comfort you.
Ray/Diane DeanSunray, TX
Peggy Roberts, TX
Sheila, Sorry about your loss, Your Family is in our Prayers. John was a Godly man and will be missed.
Jeff Kathy BowmanWaxahachie, TX