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“Still miss you my friend. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra Allen - Euless, TX

“Three long years without you. I miss you. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sandra Allen - Fort Worth, TX

“Two years without your light on earth but I know you are shining brightly in heaven. I miss you. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Allen - Fort Worth, TX

“I am so happy to have known this wonderful man. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Bailey - Amarillo, TX

“I DIDNT KNOW U PERSONALLY JUST ON YAHOO CHAT, LOVED YOUR SONGA, AND LOVED YOUR SISTEER, NAY. REST IN PEACE AND SING FOR THE ANGELS. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: IDELLE CHAMBLEY - bBARNESVILLE, GA

“Von will always be in my heart and memories. I am honoured to have him in my life. Not only a great Father, Grandfather, but as a friend too. You're...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: lynn malloy - safety harbor, FL

“I have known and loved this kind, gentle man for over 35 years. Vonnie had a way of making everyone feel like the most important person in the room....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Allen - Irving, TX - friend


WILLOW PARK -- Vonnie L. Lightfoot, 78, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2014, with his family by his side.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood. Memorials: To honor Vonnie, any donations can be made to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association where he was a longstanding member and supporter.
Vonnie was born in Bennington, Okla., on April 16, 1936. Although Vonnie was born in Oklahoma, his family moved to Dallas when he was six years old. He always said he, "got to Texas as soon as I could!". He graduated Adamson High School, Dallas, 1954 and then joined the US Marines. Vonnie worked for both the Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star Telegram, although his heart was always in the music industry as a performer/singer and songwriter. In his earlier years, he performed with The Martells, an early Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues band popular in 1957-1982. Vonnie continued recording his own self-titled CD's at Yorktown Digital Recording Studio earning him a Grammy nomination in 2010 for "Angels in the Dust", a tribute to the Heroes of September 11.
He is now joined once again in Heaven with his loving parents, Lonnie and Lela Lightfoot; and his beloved sister, Nadine Robinson.
Survivors: Son, Steven Lightfoot and wife, Kathy; daughter, Stacey Lightfoot-Morse and husband, Chris; grandchildren, April, Alex, Autumn and husband, Ryan, Morgan and Conner; and great-grandson, Ryker; as well as his first love and lifetime friend Sharon Lightfoot.

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