Weldon Doyle Dacus, 78, of Ovalo and Rogers Community, passed away peacefully in Abilene, Friday, September 30, 2011.
Visitation was 6–8 p.m. Tuesday at Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home, 502 Kent Avenue, Tuscola. Services are at 1:30 Wednesday at Lawn Baptist Church, 518 Avenue D with Bro. Price Mathieson and Bro. DeWayne Bush presiding. Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery.
Mr. Dacus was born November 19, 1932, Live Oak Community near San Saba, to Virgil Doyle and Olive Cleo Taylor Dacus. A 1951 graduate of Brady High School, he was the first athlete in that schools history to receive First Team All-State honors as End and tied for first in state pole vault. He attended and played sports at Texas Christian University and Midwestern University. He served in the U.S Air Force stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, as Air Policeman beginning 1955 and played football with his brother Pence, on the Sheppard Sentinels team, before going to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. He received the Good Conduct Medal and honorably discharged in 1958. On August 27, 1955, he married Georgia Grace Osborne, a 1955 graduate of Abilene High School, at Calvary Baptist Church, Abilene.
Moving to Dean Dale Community near Wichita Falls in 1959 he worked for Cosden (later changed to American PetroFina) and then to Caps Community near Abilene in 1972. He ran the Dacus Car Wash on South 14
Mr. Dacus was a basic, simple, hard worker who loved his family and his Lord. He appreciated the land and raising stock. He enjoyed playing, coaching, and watching sports. He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren thru their activities and accomplishments. He was a member of the Lawn Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Georgia, of Ovalo; five sons and one daughter, Doyle (Bonnie) of Ovalo; Danyl of Pennsylvania; Donald (Jeanine) of Irmo, South Carolina; Debra (Devin) Stewart of Dripping Springs; Dennis of Ovalo, and Dwayne (Callie) of Buffalo Gap; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one brother, Pence (Janis) of College Station, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Weldon was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Lawn Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 268, Lawn, TX 79530 or Jim Ned Valley Heritage Preservation, P.O. Box 334, Tuscola, TX 79562.
th and Woodard St. with his father, later owning and operating the Dacus Truck and Car Wash and Portable Washing Company. In 1976, he moved his family to a 132 acre farm in Rogers Community east of Ovalo along the old Abilene to Coleman road.