FORT STOCKTON William Adams "Bill" Honaker passed from this life on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his residence in Fort Stockton at the age of 88 years. Bill was born on Jan. 10, 1926, in Pecos, to Hubert Rike and Elva Honaker. Bill and Pat were married Jan. 29, 1948, and began their family in West Texas. Ranching across Pecos, Reeves, Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties. Bill graduated from Texas A&M University in 1946. He spent a lifetime ranching and farming. He received numerous awards for his work in conservation and farming. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pat; sister Martha Russell of Hatch, New Mexico; sons Glenn Honaker and wife Karen of Fort Stockton, Terry Honaker and wife Peggy of Wimberly and Rick Honaker and wife Tam of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was Monday, June 30, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home in downtown Fort Stockton. An additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, with funeral following at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Neely Landrum officiating. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to the
. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from July 1 to July 2, 2014