October 2, 1925 – May 6, 2014|
ODESSA Norvel Halfacre, WWII U.S. Navy Gunners Mate 3rd class, set sail for Heaven's Shores May 6, 2014. He docked at his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's "safe port" where he was welcomed home by his wife and loved ones who had gone on before him.
Norvel was born October 2, 1925, to William and Fern Halfacre in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He married the love of his life, Alene Polston, October 6, 1942. He served his country with honor and dignity from 1943-1945.
Norvel worked in the oilfields of Illinois and Texas for over 45 years, knowing all aspects of the industry. He served as Vice President for Warton Drilling Company and was Vice President of High Sky Drilling. When he was not working he spent time with his family fishing and hunting at Devil's River retreat. His other favorite hobbies were spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren along with dancing and gardening. He was a current member of 2 Permian Basin Dance Clubs.
He accepted the Lord as his savior at 71 years of age and was a current member of Antioch Christian Church of Odessa.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 67 years, Alene Halfacre.
He is survived by his sons, Joe Halfacre of Odessa, Danny Halfacre and wife Joyce of Odessa; daughters, Pamela Robinson and husband Jerry of Whitney, Texas, and Becky Walker and husband Danny of Odessa. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 6-8 PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Reverend Matt Wilson officiating, followed by Military Honors.
Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
To sign the guestbook, please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on May 7, 2014