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In Memoriam - 2014

Dr. Donald Webb Cantwell

Dr. Donald Webb Cantwell, 83, passed peacefully from this life into his eternal life Sunday, May 11, 2014. Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Park Row Church of Christ, 915 W. Park Row, Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery with military honors. Visitation and reception: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorials: are suggested in memory of Donald to the Park Row Children's Center, 915 W. Park Row, Arlington, Texas 76013. Dr. Donald W. Cantwell was a professor in the Finance and Real Estate Department at the University of Texas of Arlington for 43 years (1959-2002), named professor emeritus (Law) 2002. Don joined an Air Force Reserve at Hensley Field and was called to active duty with the 443rd Troop Carrier Wing. He was stationed in September 1951 at Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville, S.C. Don enjoyed spending time with family, friends, traveling and researching his family tree. He was an avid reader, private pilot and a longtime member of Park Row Church of Christ and the Kiwanis Club of Arlington. Dr. Cantwell was preceded in death by his father, Alva Wallace Cantwell, and his mother, Ready Webb Cantwell. Survivors: His brother, Allen Cantwell (Jayne); wife of 55 years, Betty Beaver Cantwell; children, Susan Seaman (Kermit), William Cantwell (Lora) and Carol Ann Braziel (Ken); and seven grandchildren.

Dr. William A. Stacey

Dr. William A. "Bill" Stacey, 79, professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Arlington, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, after a brief illness. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with the Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Inurnment: at a later date in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Bill was born in Indianola, Miss., on Jan. 26, 1935, to Frank H. and Fannie Red Stacey. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Mississippi State University and his doctorate from Florida State University. His love of teaching brought him in 1974 to the University of Texas at Arlington where he became director for the Center of Social Research. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, William Mitchell Stacey; his sister, Louise; and his brother, Gerald "Jerry." Survivors: Daughter, Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Duncan; sister, Edna Hultz and her husband, Bob; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and colleagues. He will be missed by all of us. Published in Star-Telegram on Mar. 18, 2014

Dr. Bill Fisk Hoit

Dr. Bill Fisk Hoit departed to join his beloved wife, Ann, on Friday, March 7, 2014. Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, Pastor Kevin Moore will officiate. Burial will follow in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Lamar Baptist Church. Dr. Hoit was born in Mount Vernon, Ill., on March 29, 1925. In World War II, December 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant junior grade. With his specialty as a naval intelligence officer, Bill transferred into the Navy Reserve in June 1946, and continued his service until 1950. In August 1947 he married his wife, Ann, who after 60 years preceded him into heaven. Dr. Hoit joined the Mathematics Department of the University of Texas, Arlington, teaching through 1985. He and Ann operated a highly successful real estate organization until their final years. Notably, they were active in the church life of Arlington, assisting in the establishment of churches, including Lamar Baptist and Northwest Baptist churches. Bill was also actively involved in government interests, making his presence known even in Washington circles. However, he is best known for his concern for people, particularly the less fortunate. His generosity is legendary among his fellow church friends and others around the community. Many young college students were encouraged and assisted to reach their educational goals, because of quiet contributions and support from "Dr. Bill." His generosity also extended to universities, such as Baylor, Dallas Baptist, and others. Survivors: He is survived by his brother-in-law, Herman Gilliam and wife, Quata; nephews, Mike Gilliam and spouse, Debra, of Texarkana, Texas, Aaron Gilliam of Austin, Ark., and Andrew Gilliam of Texarkana, Texas; as well as grandnephew, Chris Gilliam and spouse, Lynn, of Bedford. Published in Star-Telegram on Mar. 12, 2014

William Charles "Bill" McDonald 1933-2014

Chairman of Biology Department 1973-1996.

Homer Kerr

Taught History at UT Arlington for 30 years.

Jackie C. Wyatt 1936-2014

Retired as Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects