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28 SEPTEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® In Memoriam Roy Applewhite (1932~2022) Roy Applewhite of Jacksboro, Texas, passed away at the age of 89, on June 25, 2022. Born in Lambert, Mississippi, and the youngest of seven, he grew up logging and chaining timber. In the early 1950s, he went to work for Darr Equipment Company in Dallas, Texas. He later started his own heavy equipment business, building government dams and clearing timber. Then, deciding to diversify, Roy started a bail bond business. He also purchased and operated a live music entertainment business, Panther Hall, in Fort Worth. Then the yearning for heavy equipment, took him to Jacksboro where he started selling and servicing used oilfield equipment. Roy enjoyed telling the stories of all the journeys he experienced prospecting for silver out west, drilling oil wells and racing horses in Oklahoma, raising sheep in East Texas, and cows in North Texas. He was a mentor to many. William Henry “Bill” Shepherd (1932~2022) William Henry “Bill” Shepherd left this life on July 10, 2022, at the age of 89. Born on a farm near Sylvia, Kansas, Bill graduated from Langdon High School then Hutchinson Junior College where he was on the college tennis team. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict, he graduated from Kansas State University (KSU) with a degree in geology. He went to work for Sterling Drilling Company. In 1974, Bill moved to Wichita to work for Zenith Drilling Corporation and later Northern Lights Oil Company. He spent the last years of his career as an independent oil geologist. Bill loved his career and made so many friends. While in his 80s he said, “Why would I retire when I love what I do?” He and the love of his life, Annetta, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year. They enjoyed playing golf at numerous courses across the U.S. and abroad; music theater trips to New York; KSU Bowl trips; and hours upon hours with kids and grandkids activities. Bill is survived by Annetta; son Mike (Steffanie); daughter Mary (Rockey); and grandchildren Emilee (Logan), Stan, Ryan (Lauren), Ross (Lindsay), and Bailey (Curt); great-grandchildren Lennon, Maddox, Maeve, Raefe, Rhett, and Remi; and sisterin-law Joan. Mark Terrell Moak (1960~2022) Mark Terrell Moak, 61, of Summit, Mississippi, passed away July 6, 2022. Mark retired from the oil industry and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church of Bogue Chitto. He worked in the oil industry for 30 plus years having worked for H&P Drilling and Paragon Drilling in Africa as a maintenance supervisor. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was also a TV buff who enjoyed Westerns and any World War II movies, especially relating to Pearl Harbor (he was born on December 7th) and loved to woodwork. He fought cancer with courage saying, "God’s got this." He is survived by his wife of 11 happy years Carmen; sons Christopher (Jenny) and Dylan (Haley); daughters Amanda (Michael), Heather (Ben), and Holly (Stephen); brother Paul (Tina); grandchildren Mark, Emily, Kinsley, Karlie, Vera Katherine, Oliver, Ethan, Conner, Theo; and looking forward to two more on the way. Lest we forget . . . Let us honor your loved ones ~