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Herbert Douglas (H. D.) Haston

H. D. Haston passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at his residence in Odessa, Texas. He was 81 years old.

Born in Cottle County, Texas on Feb. 5, 1933 to Haskell and Eunice Haston, H. D. was one of eight children. He lived on the family farm and attended school in Paducah, Texas. He left the area when he joined the Army, where he served in Germany. After leaving active service, he was in the Reserves until 1962.

In 1959, he married Billie Jean Love. H.D. and Billie had known each other since childhood. He said many times that he did not know what kind of man he would have turned out to be if he had not married Billie. But, he was sure a better man for having done so! After a very short stint in California, they set up residence in Odessa, Texas, where H. D. and Billie raised three children, Douglas, Joe and Barbara.

H. D. worked in the oil fields almost all of his life, working for many companies and holding many positions. He started as a roughneck on drilling rigs, and worked his way to driller, toolpusher, and finally to supervising companies. His last job was for Arena Drilling, where his rigs were consistently on the top of the heap in terms of total feet drilled for the year. In his work in the oil fields, he touched many people’s lives, and was a source of inspiration to many.

H. D. is survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Billie, and his two sons, Douglas Haston of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Joe Haston and his wife Carla of Odessa, Texas. He also has three grandchildren who he adored: CodySam Davis and his wife Amanda (who he also adored!) of Carrollton, Texas, Renee Flaherty and her husband Jay Schweikert of Arlington Virginia, and Catie Haston, of Odessa, Texas. He had four great grandchildren: Rush Davis, Aurora Davis, and the twins, Josephine and Jocelyn Davis. He also is survived by his sister, Viola Evers, of Roby, Texas. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara, and his other brothers and sister. He also had numerous nieces and nephews.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee, Odessa, Texas. If you so desire, you can designate the funds to the Building Fund.

Visitation Schedule
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX 79762
Thursday, January 01, 2015
6:00-8:00 PM
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Service Schedule
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
709 N. Lee Ave
Odessa, TX 79761
Friday, January 02, 2015
4:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa , TX 79762
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