Douglas J. Hardcastle

April 2, 1936April 6, 2018

Doug Hardcastle, 82 of Odessa passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center surrounded by family on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Doug was born in Concho, Texas on April 2, 1936 to Harvey J. and Clara Giles Hardcastle. In 1987, Doug married his wife Chris in Odessa. Doug was a rancher, a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers, and past President of many Regional Equine Associations. His passions were his family and cutting horses and making bits and spurs. He was preceded in death by his sisters Sammie Jo Hardcastle and Laverne Hoestenbach. He is survived by his wife Chris, son Sam (Julie) Hardcastle, daughter Annell (Jerry) Udy, grandchildren Austin Hardcastle, Charlie Ann Hardcastle, Pate Cribbs, Jody (Shawna) Richards, Randi (Graham) Schooley, Danna (Andrew) Stark, and Josh Udy, 14 great grandchildren, sister Dorothy Snowden Celebration of life to be held at the L7 Ranch, 16001 FM 3503, Odessa, TX 79766 on April 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Quarter Horse Foundation, 1600 Quarter Horse Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79104.


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Douglas J. Hardcastle

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Resa Webber

June 26, 2018

I met Doug in 1984 when I bought a mare from him. I'd known Chris previously from Center Point Tx. Doug was a true horseman, a true cowboy with the most honorable intentions of raising the best Quarter Horses available. He and Chris successfully accomplished that goal. I salute you, Doug, for your contribution to the QH industry. Sincere condolences to Chris and all the family.
Resa Webber

Mary Acosta

April 8, 2018

To the Family-There's no-words at this time.πŸ™My Prayers Are with y'all-I went to School with Annell &when I worked at Ms Bairds he Always wanted The Bigg Bagg of White/Little/Donuts-So I WOULD ORDER HIM A TRAY ,and he would go to WhiteHouse,With Ms Chris -eat a burger somtimes Sam would take him tooπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡GONA MISS U SIR!!May U Rest In Peace,BUTT WE KNOW U IN HEAVEN NOW -β€οΈπŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š


April 8, 2018

Doug was a good friend to my dad, J.T. Fisher and he was a good friend to our family. We had been told to not swing on the barn gate however myself and my brothers and sister did it anyway. After all it was the most fun way to close the gate but one day the gate broke. Our parents were out of town, so my Grandmother called Doug, He came over welded the gate back, good as new and kept out secret. I always remembered how he chuckled as he was fixing the gate. My Dad felt he was family and we did too.

Leonard Fisher

April 7, 2018

So sorry to hear. My dad, JT Fisher, who is now past, had a special friendship with Doug. I was much younger, but I remember Doug helping out by riding turn-back for dad. He was pretty much a fixture around the ranch when dad need an extra hand he could count on. He was a special friend to my dad.