Obituaries

Albert Gene Sustaita, Sr.

November 29, 1976 - November 22, 2017

Services for Albert Gene Sustaita, Sr., 40, of Brownsboro, are scheduled for Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Rock Hill Baptist Church with Danny Bristow, Dan Hosch and Robert Welch officiating. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Sustaita passed away November 22, 2017 in Tyler. He was born November 29, 1976 in Channelview.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Sue Sustaita.

Survivors include sons, Albert Sustaita, Jr. of Magnolia, Brycen Sustaita of Magnolia; father, Tony M. Sustaita and wife Sandra of Chandler; brother, Anthony Ray Sustaita of Brownsboro; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Iron House C/O Rock Hill Baptist Church, 20022 SH 31 E, Brownsboro, TX 75756.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.


Johnnie Wynell Parmer

November 21, 1934 - November 20, 2017

Services for Johnnie Wynell Parmer, 82, of Chandler, are scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Sexton and Rev. Lee Evans officiating. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parmer passed away November 20, 2017 in Chandler. She was born November 21, 1934 in Chandler to the late Barney and Ada Welch.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Truman Parmer.

Survivors include daughter, Kay Spradlin and husband Dwain of Chandler; granddaughter, Malinda Ulm and husband Dave of Cave Creek, AZ; grandson, Mitchell Spradlin and wife Megan of Chapel Hill; great grandchildren, Mason Spradlin and wife Lauren of Chandler, Gwen Ulm of Cave Creek, AZ, Myla Spradlin of Chapel Hill, Maggie Spradlin of Chapel Hill; and great great grandchild, Annabelle Spradlin of Chandler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zoey’s Place C/O Rock Hill Baptist Church, 20022 SH 31 E, Brownsboro, TX 75756.

Visitation will be Friday, November 24, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


Otis Eugene Cotten

August 10, 1927 - November 3, 2017

Services for Otis Eugene Cotten, 90, of Chandler are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Christ-Chandler with Jerry Stice officiating. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery under direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Cotten passed away November 3, 2017 in Tyler. He was born August 10, 1927 in Henderson County, Texas to the late Robert and Belle Cotten. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948. He retired from Howe-Baker Engineers. He enjoyed working cattle and was a motorcycle enthusiast, but most of all, he loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marshall Cotten; and sisters, Doris Terrell and Katy Murray. 

Survivors include wife of 65 years, Billie Cotten of Chandler; son, Ricky Cotten and wife Kristin of Chandler; daughters, Linda Harris and husband Pete of Chandler, Debbie Anderson of Chandler and Karen Meadows and husband David of Chandler; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of East Texas

Visitation will be Monday, November 6, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


James Douglas Crabtree

February 6, 1935 - October 24, 2017

James Douglas Crabtree passed away October 24, 2017 at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.

He was born February 6, 1935 to William Preston Crabtree and Grace Lee Finley Crabtree in Yellowmound, Texas.

Doug grew up in Eastland, Texas and graduated from Eastland High School in 1953. He attended Cisco Junior College in Cisco, Texas, graduating in 1955.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959 with a rank of E5.

In 1955, he married Rittie Marie Tucker of Carbon, Texas and had two daughters, Shelia and Kamala who reside in Plano, Texas.

He married Nancy Vertz Peterson on September 30, 1978. They lived in Plano until they retired in 1997 and moved to their lake house on Lake Winnsboro.

In 2003 they traded lake living for city living and moved to Chandler.

Doug was employed as a salesman with Wolverine Tube Products, a manufacturer of copper tubing and aluminum products. He worked out of the Dallas Region for 37 years.

He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 39 years; daughters, Shelia Ross and husband Mike of Plano and Kamala Hanna and husband Bob of Plano; grandsons, Kevin Ross of Plano, Cameron Ross and finance McKenzie Parker of Anna, Texas, David and Diana Hanna and family of Richardson, Texas; brother, Melvin Crabtree and wife Martha of Eastland; sister, Brenda Noska and husband Dennis of Eastland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doug loved being outdoors building various things, gardening, fishing, and taking care of birds and wildlife. He enjoyed rehabilitating sick and orphaned possums and releasing them into the wild.

He received the most satisfaction singing and playing his guitar and harmonica at local nursing homes.

Services will be held Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Chandler Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home.