Felix Searcy Jr. (F.J.), 88, entered eternal rest Friday, March 15, 2013, at Artesia General Hospital at l:35 p.m. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at l0 a.m. at South Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday 18, 2013.
Felix was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Felix and Jessie Searcy. They preceded him in death.
He served as a corporal in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He settled in Roswell, and married Darlene Marie McCord on April 29, l966.
Felix is survived by his wife Darlene Searcy, of Roswell; his niece Rose Searcy, of Austin,Texas; his children, Gene Gaudern and wife Faith, of Albuquerque, Richard Gaudern and wife Bobbie, of Cleveland, Tenn., Kathy Driessen and husband Brian, of Roswell, and Danny Gaudern, of Roswell; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Felix spent his life working as a mechanic and always inventing new tools and techniques helpful to the trade. He was ingenious and full of ideas, definitely a man ahead of his time. He was loved, admired and respected by many and will be greatly missed.
His Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of him as gone away,
his journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets,
this Earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost.
And he was loved so much.
“The Dad He Didn’t Have to Be” by Brad Paisley.
Condolences can be offered online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.