BRECKENRIDGE Homer "Jay" Fuqua, age 80, of Woodson, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his residence. |
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Reehan Soosai Antony officiating. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Rosary will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 24th at Morehart Mortuary.
Homer Lawrence Fuqua, Jr. was born August 10, 1932 in Paris, Texas, to parents Homer Lawrence Fuqua, Sr. and Mary May Brookie Fuqua.
He joined the United States Army at age 14 and fought in the Korean War, in which he was injured and received a purple heart. Following his time in Korea, Jay was stationed in Hawaii, and later in San Antonio. After he was honorably discharged, he moved to Spring Dale, Arkansas. Jay married Della Hernandez on May 16, 1975. He was part owner of Clary's Well Service in Kermit, Texas, and he also ran C&C Rentals. Jay was a member of the Quarter Horse Association and he enjoyed fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid stamp collector. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Collins; one brother, Marvin Speegle; and three children, Linda Pipkin, Cathy Garrett and Jerry Fuqua.
Jay is survived by his wife of 38 years, Della Fuqua of Woodson; four children, Delores Fuqua of Woodson, Jo Ann Lujan of Kermit, Raymond Fuqua and wife Rosa of Wink, Pete Miller and wife Anna of Graham; two sisters, Peggy McDaris and husband Terry of Afton, Oklahoma, and Joann Newberry and husband Joe of Charlotte, North Carolina; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.
Published in Odessa American on June 25, 2013