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SILVER TAPS
In honor of our fallen Classmates
(Notifications received from 2000 to the present)


This page is dedicated to our (3) Classmates who made the ultimate sacrifice  in the Vietnam War:

RUSSELL WILLIAM CONDON

CAPT. – O3 – Army – Regular 32 year old Married, Caucasian, Male Born on Jan 08, 1933 From HUMBLE, TEXAS Length of service 10 years. His tour of duty began on Nov 03, 1964 Casualty was on May 22, 1965 SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE Body was recovered Religion METHODIST
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HADLEY FOSTER

MAJ. – O4 – Army – Reserve 37 year old Married, Caucasian, Male Born on Feb 17, 1932 From SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Length of service 20 years. His tour of duty began on Apr 18, 1968 Casualty was on Mar 14, 1969 in PHUOC TUY, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS Body was recovered Religion BAPTIST
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Vietnam Wall


RICHARD EDWARD STEEL

MAJ. – O4 – Army – Regular 32 year old Married, Caucasian, Male Born on Jan 22, 1933 From TEXARKANA, TEXAS Length of service 8 years. His tour of duty began on Sep 11, 1965 Casualty was on Nov 04, 1965 SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died missing HELICOPTER – PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND Body was recovered Religion BAPTIST
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NORLAN DAUGHTREY ’55

It came to our attention that Classmate NORLAN DAUGHTREY ’55 died July 20, 2005. Norlan was shot down over Viet Nam and spent almost 8 years in “The Hanoi Hilton”, probably as long as anyone there. We think he should qualify as one to be honored with the Memorial Scholarship.


Fred Rude Ablon ’55
Fred Rude Ablon, from Dallas, TX, passed away on February 19, 2017. Fred was the leading hitter on the Texas A&M baseball team, which won the Southwest Conference Championship.  Fred served in the United States Air Force and after  graduation he became a star golf singles and doubles champion and won several titles over the years.  He and his son started and ran a Soil Building and Landscape Supply Company. He is survived by 3 daughters and one son.


Ltc. William “Billy” Abraham ’55
Ltc.  William “Billy” Abraham of  El Paso, Tx. passed away on December 1, 2012.  He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and was in the Carpet Business.  He is survived by his wife Alida, 2 sons and one daughter .


Otha Aishman D. ’55
Otha Aishman of  Wimberley Tx. joined his Lord and savior July 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife Debra. (No additional information available)


Sam Arthur Akard ’55
Sam Arthur Akard, of El Paso,TX passed away June 15, 2016.   Sam received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree and  received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He attended the US Army Armor Officer’s Basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. After being stationed in Germany for two years, Sam was discharged from the Army.  In 1958 Sam and his wife moved to El Paso. Sam worked for the El Paso Natural Gas company until 1995 when he retired.  He is survived by his wife Mary Preston and two children.


 

Robert W. Alcock ’55
Robert W. “Bob” Alcock of of Evergreen, CO passed away on May 11, 2014. Bob served in the United States Air Force as a flight officer after graduating from A&M. After his military service he held numerous positions in the oil industry, first with Amerada Hess in the U.S. and Virgin Islands. Most of his career was with Marathon Oil Company, where he managed engineering and operations at the Garyville, Louisiana refinery, and served as Division Manager of the Texas City, Texas and Robinson, Illinois refineries. He retired in 1994 from Marathon’s corporate headquarters in Findlay, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Virginia Lowe, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Orville Long “Buck” Allbritton. ’55
Orville Long “Buck” Allbritton of Winnfield, LA passed away on November 21, 2014. He was a track star at both Baton Rouge High School and Texas A&M. Orville received his master’s degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Buck was a Captain and Commanding Officer of Company B in the Army and was stationed in Germany. After this military serviceh he worked for over 30 years for Georgia-Pacific Corporation and retired as the Manager of the Georgia-Pacific plant in Richmond, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Mary.


William Rush Allison, Jr. ’55
William Rush Allison, Jr. of Abilene, TX passed away on February 6, 2014. He pursued a career in Naval Aviation, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1978. He is survived by his wife Antonia and 3 Daughters.


W.L. “Bill Ike” Allred ’55
Bill Ike Allred of Wills Point passed away on January 14, 2010. He was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 1989. He is survived by his wife Jean, 4 sons and a daughter.


Marvin Randolph Aly Jr. ’55
Marvin Randolph Aly Jr. of Avinger, TX passed away on February 11, 2011. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a pilot. He graduated as a mechanical engineer and retired from Texas Instruments. He is survived by his wife Jean and a daughter.


Dr. Donald J. Anderson Sr ’55
Dr. Donald J. Anderson passed away September 18, 2018 in Denton, TX.  Donald graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1958.  He was employed by Eli Lily for 7 years and opened a Veterinarian Clinic in Lewisville, TX in 1966 for 20 years.  During that time he became a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a City Councilman.  Subsequently he became a Home Builder for Darson Homes. He is survived by his wife Anita.


Otto J. Anderson, Jr. ’55
Otto J. Anderson, Jr. of Collin County, TX  passed away on April 14, 1987.  He was survived by his wife Shanna. (No additional information was provided.)

Walter E. Anderson ’55
Walter Anderson of Georgetown, passed away on November 5, 2004. He is survived by his wife Barbara.


Westley Ellington Anderson ’55 
Westley Ellington Anderson, of Calvert TX, passed away April 24, 2008. After graduation he served his country in the early 1950s as a member of the 3307th Flight Training Squadron at Marana Air Base in Arizona, and the 3575th Air Group at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Until his passing, Wesley was engaged in the Anderson family tradition of cotton planting and cattle ranching in the Brazos Bottom begun by his great-great grandfather Reuben.  Westley is survived by his wife Sallie, one daughter and 2 sons.


William Hartford Anderson ’55
William Hartford Anderson of Columbia,  SC passed away on July 22, 2015.  Bill  graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture, and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He returned to Houston and began an architectural career that spanned almost 50 years. He moved to South Carolina and in 1970 became a principal in Pearlstine-Anderson before going into private practice, which continued until recently. His contributions include new building designs, additions, renovations, interior design, planning, feasibility studies, design studies, master plans, historical restoration and other consulting services – See more at: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?n=william-anderson&pid=175369061#sthash.0ivYnLRB.dpuf.  He is survived by his wife Kay, one son. two daughters and two stepsons.


Howard R. Andrew ’55
Howard Andrew of Houston passed away on December 20, 2009. He is survived by his wife Anette.


Raymond C. Arhelger ’55
Raymond Arhelger of Dallas passed away on October 21, 2005. Raymond graduated with a degree in Architecture, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He was President and a Partner of WRA Architects. He is survived by his wife Betty and a son.


Dr. James Clyde Armstrong’55
Dr. James Clyde Armstrong of Wheelock, TX passed away on April 2, 2015. He graduated from Texas A&M, where he was also a student teacher, with a Bachelor’s in Agriculture in 1955 & Civil Engineering in 1961, his Master’s in Civil Engineering in 1962 and his Doctorate in Philosophy in 1967.
He was a professor at the University of Missouri at Rolla for three years. He then taught at the University of Arkansas for two years. He left teaching for a few years and during that time he worked for National Soils Inc., and had his own soil consulting business, Armstrong & Associates. He resumed teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington. He retired from UTA in 1989. He is survived by his wife Mickey, one son and one daughter.


David P. Ashcroft ’55
David P. Ashcroft of Weatherford passed away on September 20, 1993. David graduated with a degree in Architecture, and designed many area municipal buildings including McAllen City Hall. He was a Drum Major for the A&M White Band. He is survived by his wife Darlene, a son and a daughter.


Eugene Lamar Ashley ’55
Eugene Lamar Ashley of Harlingen passed away on December 23, 2013. Lamar graduated with a degree in Agronomy and was a member of the Singing Cadets. He served in the United States Air Force for 2 years in Strategic Air Command and in the reserves for 7 years. Lamar farmed for 32 years with Asley Farms. He is survived by his wife Shirley, a daughter and 2 sons.


James E. Austin ’55
James E. Austin passed away on December 21, 2004. James graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He is survived by his wife Priscilla.


Graham R. Bacon ’55
Graham Bacon of Beaumont (formerly of Houston) passed away on May 21, 2003. Graham graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and was a member of “A” Ordnance in the Corps of Cadets. Graham is survived by his wife Marlene, and two sons.


Edward L. Bailey ’55
Edward Bailey of Houston passed away on March 12, 2009. Ed graduated in Engineering and the South Texas School of Law; he was a member of the State Bar and the Houston Bar Association. He is survived by his wife Terry.


T. Harri Baker III ’55
Harri Baker of Little Rock, Arkansas passed away February 11, 2004. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and 2 daughters.


Lemuel H. Barclay ’55
Lemuel H. Barclay passed away August 11, 2009 in Houston, TX. He made his  career in the US Air Force.  He is survived by his wife Frances. (No additional is available)


James V. (Jim)Barnett ’55
Jim Barnett passed away December 14, 2001 in Corpus Christi. He is survived by his wife Katherine, one son and one daughter.


Col. Robert I. Beaver  ’55
Col. Robert I. Beaver of Menlo Park, CA. passed away on November 10, 2002. He is survived by his wife Alice. (No additional information was availba


Robert Joseph “Bob” Bell ’55                                                                                                             Robert Joseph “Bob” Bell  passed away June 25, 2017 in Seattle, WA.  He received his degree in Meteorology. He became a pilot for United Airlines was in the Air Force Reserve. During the Vietnam war he flew MAC missions to Saigon.  He is survived by his wife Luella, 2 daughters and one son.


 

Dr. Rurel P. Bell ’55
Dr. Rurel P. Bell passed away September 17, 1989 in College Station. He is survived by his wife Joanne.


Donald R. Benefiel ’55
Don Benefiel, formerly of Houston, passed away in Richardson on January 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife Pam.


Ralph B. Benton ’55
Ralph B. Benton of Elkhart passed away on May 30, 2001. He is survived by two sons and three daughters.


Jack Williams Bessellieu, Jr. ’55
Jack Williams Bessellieu, Jr. of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX passed away on March 1, 2014. After graduating he served as a pilot in the United States Air Force and then enjoyed a long and successful career in the petroleum industry. He is survived by his wife Billie and three daughters.


William Edmond “Ed” Billingsley ’55
Ed Billingsley of Calabash, NC passed away on October 14, 2014. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in chemical engineering. He had an intriguing career with Hercules, Inc., Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, Rocket Center, WV. He retired with 31 years of service with the company. He is survived by his wife Phyllis and 2 sons.


Clinton Rudolph Bippert ’55
Clinton Rudolph Bippert, of La Grange, TX passed away on March 29, 2014. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA and MA degree in Agricultural Education. He is survived by one daughter and 4 sons.


Dr. John Dennis Blackburn ’55
Dr. John Dennis Blackburn of Junction, TX passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. He attended Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine before transferring to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) in 1959. Dr. Blackburn entered the US Air Force receiving training as a Flight Surgeon and OB/GYN at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County Maryland. Dr. Blackburn founded Thousand Oaks Family Practice and Minor Emergency Clinic, which was the first free standing minor emergency facility in San Antonio. He maintained the clinic with loving devotion to his patients and loyal staff until illness forced him to retire in 2008. He is survived three sons and one daughter.


Sanford Scott Blakley ’55
Sanford Scott Blakley, of Houston, TX, passed away on May 10, 1018.  Sanford graduated with a Degree in Accounting.    Upon graduation he served for two years in the US Signal Corps and then was employed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline for 36 years primarily dealing with the purchase and sales of natural gas.  
He is survived by his wife Carolyn and 2 sons.


Ben R. Blankenship, Jr. ’55
Ben R. Blankenship, Jr. , of Stafford, VA, passed away on June 18, 2016.  He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a research journalist in 1960, and served in its Washington, D.C., headquarters for 32 years, the last 20 as head of the Information Division for Economics and Statistics.  He was honored with the U.S.D.A.’s Superior Service award late in his career there.  He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a research journalist in 1960, and served in its Washington, D.C., headquarters for 32 years.  
He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Donald Russel Blocker, MD ’55
Doctor Donald Russel Blocker passed away on October 16, 2017, in Lake Charles, LA. After graduation from Medical School, he Joined an Eye Clinic in Lake Charles and later became an Assistant Professor of Medicine at  Tulane University.  He served as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and was a Commander in the US Navy Medical Corps.  He held many social and medical positions and served on many boards. He is survived by his wife Terry, 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Donald “Tex” Cicero Boehnke ’55
Donald “Tex” Cicero Boehnke passed away on July 4, 2014. He served in U.S. Army 1957-59 and worked for USDA as County Executive Director, Waller County, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Bette and 2 sons.


 

Charles E. Bombardier ’55
Charles E. Bombardier, of Phoenix AR passed away on September 1, 2013. (No additional information available)


Rev. James F. Bond ’55
Rev. James F. Bond passed away on August 22, 2010. He earned his degree in Electrical Engineering. He is survived by his wife Marion, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


LTC. Robert Earl Bond ’55
LTC. Robert Earl Bond, of Tucson, AZ,  passed away on April 15, 2017.  After graduation he was commissioned in the US Army for 21 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He than joined and spent 18 years with the Southland Corporation.  He is survived by his wife Evelyn and  3 sons.


Gary D. Boring (DVM) ’55
Gary D. Boring of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away last year. The Association was notified of his death by newspaper obituary on September 30, 2003.


Robert O. Boriskie ’55
Robert O. Boriskie of Bryan, TX passed away on April 12, 1996. He is survived by his wife Norma. (No further information available)


Col Hollis H. Bowling ’55
Col Hollis H. Bowling of Bartlett,Tennessee passed away on August 3, 2011. Mr. Bowling was retired from the USDA-Cotton Division in Memphis and was also a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve with over 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife Shirley, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Donald Bowne ’55                                                                                                                            Donald Bowne of of Tyler, Texas passed away on October 11, 2018.  He obtained a Civil Engineering Degree and worked for E-Systems for 21 years  and Vertex Corporation for 22 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife Peggy, 1 son and 2 daughters.


Bernard Kenneth “Ben” Box ’55
Bernard Kenneth “Ben” Box of Franklin, Texas passed away on April 29, 2014. He owned and operated Centex Agricultural Supply in Franklin for 34 years before his retirement. He is survived by his wife Pat, 1 son and 1 daughter.


William A. Bramley ’55
William Bramley of Odessa passed away on February 28,2001. he is survived by his wife Kay.


Dr. John J. Bravenec ’55
Dr. John J. Bravenec (Bullfrog) died on September 10, 2006. He earned his degree in Math. He was the Pastor at Evangelical Brethren Church in Temple, TX. He is survived by his wife Lydia and 3 daughters.


L.M. Braziel ’55
L.M. Braziel died on December 15, 2009 in Emory, Texas. He is survived by his wife Scherry.


Herbert A. Breedlove ’55
Herbert A. Breedlove died on March 3, 2006 in Friendswood, Tx. “Herb” earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. and was employed by Flour Corp. He is survived by his wife Dovie and 2 daughters.


Allan Harrison Breeland ’55
Allan Harrison Breeland passed away on May 19, 2017 in Mart, TX.  Allan earned a BA degree in Mathematics.  He served in the US Army as a research technician at the White Sands Missile Range.  After his military service, he became a Professor at Texas State Technical College and retired in 1996.   He is survived by his wife Sally, 2 daughters and one son.


Curtis Wayne Bremer ’55
Curtis Wayne Bremer passed away on June 19, 2016 in New Braunsfels, TX.  Curtis earned his degree in Agricultural Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt.  While in the US Air force he flew B47 Bombers and Served in Strategic Air Command.  Curtis was a self-employed real estate appraiser and rancher.  He is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter.


Jimmie H. Bridges, PhD. ’55
Jimmie H. Bridges, PhD, passed away April 4, 2018 at the age of 98 in Bakersfield, CA. In 1939 he enlisted in the US Army and attained the rank of Major during WWII.  He received his PhD from Texas A&M. Upon graduating from Texas .A&M University Jimmie became a Consultant for the Kern County Land Company and later  owned the Bridges and Sons Company.   He is survived by  one daughter and one son.


Robert (Bobby) Webb Briggs Jr. ’55
Robert Webb Briggs Jr. died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the age of 74. Upon graduating from Texas .A&M University in 1955 he entered two family businesses: Briggs Ranches and the Fordyce Co. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children


Celso J. Briones, Jr. ’55
Celso J. Briones, Jr. , from La Verne, CA, passed away on September 16, 2016. He was an accomplished pianist and is survived by his wife, Audelia, 2 sons and 1 daughter. (No additional information available)


Fred Ethridge Broussard, Sr.  ’55
Fred Ethridge Broussard, Sr. of Burkeville, TX  passed away on April 3, 2015.   Fred earned a football scholarship and played 4 years at Texas A&M.  Subsequently, he was the number four draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1955 and he played for the New York Giants NFL Champion team.  Fred created many opportunities for children with his involvement and coaching of Little League throughout his life.    He is survived by his wife Wanda Lee, 2 daughters and one son.


Herman Reese (Herb) Brown ’55
Herman Reese Brown from Pearland, TX passed away on May 27, 2012. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, where he was also a member of the Corps of Cadets. Herb was P.E. licensed Petroleum Engineer. Over his 55-year tenure, most recently as Chairman Of The Board, President, and Chief Executive officer of Southern Petroleum Laboratories, he and his employees built one of the premiere hydrocarbon analytical and measurement companies in the United States. He is survived by his wife Deborah, four sons and one daughter.


George E. (Billy) Bryant III ’55
Billy Bryant of Beaumont passed away on May 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife Ann.


John Ray Budwine Sr. ’55
John Budwine of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on July 9, 2013. He earned degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering and was a retired mechanical engineer at Ciba Geigy and an Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife Nell, and 4 sons.


Samuel (Sam) W. Bunnell ’55
Sam Bunnell passed away suddenly at his home in Lewisville, TX (near Dallas) on July 11, 2003. He retired from Sun Oil Company. Sam worked in the mess hall, while a student at Texas A&M. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Florence Bunnell, and two daughters.


William T. Burge ’55
William T. Burge passed away on May 22, 2011 in Baytown, TX. He was widowed and is survived by his children. (No other information available)


Zach H. Burns ’55
Zach H. Burns died on 3-23-05 in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Zach earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is survived by his wife, Sue.


James A. Bush ’55
James Arnold Bush passed away June 22, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Raymore, Missouri. After graduation he joined the Army Corps of Engineers. When his service was complete, he joined Phillips Petroleum as a civil engineer in charge of Alaskan road and work camp construction. Subsequently he opened Area Realtors office in Raymore, Missouri. His wife and Jim worked together at Area Realtors for approximately 20 years. He is survived by his wife Jo, 1 daughter and 1 son.


Dr. Douglas Bynum Jr. ’55
Dr. Douglas Bynum died on 4/3/2010 in Montgomery. He is survived by his wife, Shirley and daughters.


Hugh Lester Byrd ’55 (Baseball Captain)
Hugh Lester Byrd of Friendswood  passed away on November 14, 2018. He received his degree in Agriculture.  Hugh was a walk on Baseball player and became Captain of the team (.322 Batting Avg.) when they won the South West Conference Championship in 1955.  He retired from the US Department of Agriculture after 30 years of service.  He is survived by his wife Joanne, 3 daughters and 3 sons.


Col. Robert W. Caldwell ’55
Col. Robert W. Caldwell died on November 11, 2011 in Bryan, TX. He served in the US Airforce for 26 years and taught at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, three sons and one daughter.


Ronald J. Cannon ’55
Edward J. Cannon passed away on June 15, 2017 in Dublin, TX. He was an Architect for many years and eventually took up Farming. He is survived by his wife, Barbara one son and two daughters.


Carlos H. Cantu ’55
Carlos Cantu died at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston on September 19, 2003 after a long illness. A resident of Germantown, TN, Carlos had retired as CEO of Service Master Company and was recently named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M. He is survived by his wife Gloria, 5 sons and 1 daughter.


Rodney H. Cardon ’55
Rodney H. Cardon, from Mesa, Arizona, passed away on March 29,2014. He is survived by his wife Joan. (No additional information available)


Dr. Frank R. Carloss ’55
Dr. Frank R. Carloss died on September 4, 2004 in Abbeville, LA. He is survived by his wife Beverly. (No other information available)


Leocadio (Leo) Casas Jr. ’55
Leocadio Casas Jr. died on May 3, 2007. He earned his degree in Animal Husbandry. He is survived by his son Leocardio III ’77


Dr. Wan-Yuin (John) Chang ’55
Dr. John Chang of Baltimore, MD passed away on June 20, 2001. He is survived by his wife Elsie and two daughters.


Rev. Howard Franklin Mims Childers ’55 
Rev. Howard F. M. Childers of Fort Collins, CO passed away on February 23, 2017.  He attended Texas A&M University on a football scholarship, and graduated as a Distinguished Military Student in January, 1956.  Following college, he served in the Army and was stationed in Korea.  Reverend Childers was called to the pastoral ministry while in college, and following his time in the service, attended Princeton Theological Seminary.  Upon graduation, he served as pastor of churches in  Texas, California and Washington.  He is survived by his wife Sondra and three sons.


Alton T. Clement ’55 
Alton T. Clement of Brownwood, TX passed away on August 7, 2016.  He was a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserve and  worked for Allstate Insurance for 35 years. He is survived by his wife Priscilla and one son.


Sam Jack Clinton ’55
Sam Jack Clinton, of Houston, passed away on Monday, the October 28, 2013. Sam graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and loved to travel, especially piloting his own plane. He was also a loyal member of St. Martin Episcopal Church and was one of the ushers. He is survived by his wife Gail.


Dr. Robert “Bob” Lea Cloud ’55 
Dr. Robert “Bob” Lea Cloud, of Waynesboro, VA passed away on June 18, 1915.  Bob earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Bob’s career took them from Texas to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Bob worked for the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Laboratory on the Nautilus nuclear submarine program.   He started his highly successful nuclear power engineering firm, Robert L. Cloud & Associates employed over fifty engineers and support staff, held numerous patents, and worked on major projects such as the seismic re-verification of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. He retired in 1997.
During his time in Pittsburgh, Bob earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Sam graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and  piloted his own plane. He is survived by one daughter and three sons.


James E. (Ed) Cobb ’55
James E. Cobb of Plano passed away on November 21, 2012. Ed served in the US Air Force, and graduated in 1959 with a business degree in Engineering and Architecture. He worked as a project manager and civil engineer with many companies in many parts of the country. Ed also started his own business, Southern Crushing Services, Inc., which he ran for 14 years. He is survived by two sons.


Spencer D. Coleman ’55
Spencer D. Coleman of Fort Worth, passed away on April 28, 2011. After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and served three years. After more than 42 years of service, Spencer retired from Lockheed Martin, where he was named to the Employee Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife Elsie and two daughters.


Fred T.Cooke ’55
Fred T. Cooke of Leland, Mississippi, passed away on May 25, 2013. He was an agricultural economist for the USDA and Mississippi State University at Stoneville for forty-eight years. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, two daughters and one son.


Dr. William E. Coppage ’55 
Dr. William E. Coppage, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away on June 4, 2017.  He is survived by his wife Lisa.  (No additional information is available.


Dr. J. Tom Connolly ’55
Dr. J. Tom Connolly of Lockhart, TX, passed away on September 28, 2014. Dr. Connolly completed his formal education at Baylor University College of Medicine. He began by serving his country as a Lieutenant Commander Intern in the United States Navy. He returned to Lockhart to build his private practice of 35 years. Although he closed his practice in Lockhart, he continued his professional service in a variety of medical roles. He is survived by his wife Patricia, 2 daughters, 1 son and 1 stepson.


Thomas V. Copeland Sr. ’55
Thomas V. Copeland Sr. died on April 17, 2009 in Lovelland, Texas. He earned his degree in Range Management. He is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter


Jackson B. Corgey ’55
Jackson B. Corgey died on October 9, 2005 in Palacios, Texas. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Virginia, 1 son and 2 daughters.


James M. Cornelius ’55
James M. Cornelius died on March 20, 2013 in New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated with a BBA in 1955 and received his LLB in 1965 from South Texas School of Law, Houston. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot from January 1956 to February 1959, attaining the rank of Captain. Jim practiced law in New Braunfels for 50 years. He is survived by his wife Sue, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Rogerio R. Correa ’55
Rogerio R. Correa died on April 3, 2007 in McAllen, Tx. He earned his degree in Marketing. He is survived by his wife Rebecca and 2 sons and 3 daughters.


Charles W. Cox ’55
Charles W. Cox passed away on June 28, 2000 in Midland.


Donald P. Cox ’55
Donald P. Cox passed away on April 24, 2012 in New Iberia, LA. After High School graduation he served in the military as a drill sergeant. Don attended Texas A & M where he majored in finance. The Cox family moved to New Iberia in 1960 to open Iberia Rental Service. Iberia Rental Service has been in operation for fifty-two years and was a vital active part of the community. He is survived by his wife Sue, 1 son and 1 daughter.


LTC Joe E. Crenwelge ’55
LTC Joe E. Crenwelge passed away on July 19,2009 in Fredericksburg. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth.


Dr. Warren Alvord Criswell ’55
Dr. Warren Alvord Criswell passed away on July 14,2014 in Bay City, TX. He served in the United States Marine Corps from December 1942 to August 1951 achieving the rank of First Lieutenant.Warren received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M College in 1955. His practice spanned over 50 years in the Bay City community. He is survived by one daughter and two sons.


William B. Croslin ’55
William Croslin passed away on July 22, 2013 in Dallas. Bill and his brother, James (Jim) L. Croslin ‘58 now deceased, ran a very successful general construction company, Croslin Brothers. Both were architectural construction majors. They were better known for major remodeling of the Cotton Bowl in the early 60’s for play by the Dallas Cowboys. Bill served in the Army Reserves, infantry, and attained the rank of captain. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth.


Billy J. Crowell ’55
Billy J. Crowell passed away on November 17, 2010 in Carrollton. He earned his BBA in marketing at Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. This led to his service as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he earned distinction as an officer and a recognized Top Gun fighter pilot. He is survived by his wife LuJuana,1 son and two daughters.


Conrad Milton Cummings ’55
Conrad M. Cummings passed away on December 18, 2012 in Houston, TX. He graduated with a BS in Pet. Engineering. While at A & M, he served as Senior Class President, Corps Chaplain, Lt. Colonel Corps Staff, Ross Volunteer, and was selected to Who’s Who.
He began his professional career with Lion Oil Company which later became Monsanto. In 1970 he joined McRae Oil & Gas, where he rose to the position of President. When McRae sold to Lear Petroleum, he stayed with them to help make the transition. He founded Prospect Energy in 1985 where he was President until his retirement in 2009. He is survived by his wife Beverly, 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Donald A. Daniel ’55
Donald A. Daniel passed away on July 6, 2010 in San Antonio. He is survived by his wife Cindy and two daughters. No other information available.


John L. Dannelley ’55
John L. Dannelley passed away on September 16, 2010 in Amarillo. He is survived by a daughter and a son.


Robert M Dannenbaum ’55
Robert M Dannenbaum died on June 23, 2006 in Whittier, California. He earned his degree in English He is survived by his wife Rosalie and 1 son and 2 daughters


William “Bill” Paul Dannevik’55 
William “Bill” Paul Dannevik passed away on April 13, 2016 in Lubbock, TX. He earned his degree in Agricultural Engineering  served in the U.S. Air force for 4 Years.  Bill was a Master Mason for more than 60 years.  He is survived by 1 son.


Donovan W. Darsey ’55
Donovan W. Darsey passed away on June 30, 2006 in Houston, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is survived by his wife Doris, a daughter and a son.


James Daniel “Dan” Dean ’55 
James Daniel “Dan” Dean passed away on August 27, 2017 in Lake Jackson, Texas.   He joined the Navy after High School and served as a Air Craft Controller in Corpus Christi, Dallas and Hawaii for 6 years.  After his Naval service he attended Texas A&M and graduated with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.   Dan worked for Dow-Chemical for 30 years.  He  is survived by his wife Norma and two daughters.

 


Marion McKee Deans ’55 
Marion McKee Deans passed away on May 24, 2015 in Bryan, Texas.   Upon graduation Marion served in the US Army.  He  is survived by his wife Marylyn, a daughter and a son.


Jelle DeBoer, PHD ’55
Dr. Jelle DeBoer passed away on November 11, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM.  He received his BS, MS and Doctorate in Physiology from Texas A&M.   Dr. DeBoer was employed as a Nuclear Scientist at Kirtland Air Force Base in South East Albuquerque until he retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife Eleanor.


Louis A. DeHaes ’55
Louis A. DeHaes passed away on July 29, 2009 in Irving, Texas. He received his Degree Marketing. He is survived by his wife Janice, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


James Leonard DeMars ’55 
James Leonard DeMars of West Minster, CA passed away on October 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Patricia.  (No additional data was available)


Donald Buchanan Deming ’55 
Donald Buchanan Deming of Houston passed away on September 9, 1996. He is survived by his wife Wilma. (No additional information was available.


Ronald G. Denton ’55
Ronald (Ronnie) Denton passed away on October 10, 1997 in Arlington. Additional information will be forthcoming.


James A. DeLee, Sr. ’55
James DeLee Sr. passed away on August 07, 2011 in Port Arthur. He was a licensed Surveyor and PE in Texas and Louisiana. In addition, he was a self-taught Lawyer in Texas, and was Board Certified in Criminal and Family Law. He served in the Texas National Guard and retired as Colonel and Commander of the 36th Airborne Brigade. He is survived by his wife Deanie, 2 sons and 3 daughters.


John Barton Dorsey ’55
John Dorsey passed away on February 26, 2011 in San Angelo, TX. He graduated with a degree in Petroleum/Geological Engineering was a lifetime Petroleum Engineer and served in the US Air Force for 3 years. He is survived by his wife Norma and one daughter.


Donald (Red) P. Dowling ’55
Donald P. Dowling passed away on July 22, 2010 in Kerrville. He earned his degree in Personnel Administration, and was the Captain of A AAA. He is survived by his wife Dorothy and one son.


Patrick H. Drake, Sr. ’55
Patrick H. Drake, Sr.  of Heath, TX  passed away on February 19, 2016. He was a veteran of WWII, stationed in Deopham Green, England as a member of the 452nd Bomber Group and served in the Army Air Corps as a Staff Sargent, gunnery instructor and lower turret gunner, flying on many B-17 bombing raids over Germany. After the war,  Pat received degrees in both Architecture and Civil Engineering. He retired from Brockette/Davis/Drake Engineering in 1983 He is survived by his wife Sonja, one son and one daughter.


Rev. William Dennis Dugat Jr. ’55
William D. Dugat Jr. passed away on January 11, 2012 in Fredericksburg, TX. He served in the US Air Force as a KC97 pilot in Strategic Air Command, and co-owned a Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Co. selling heavy equipment and parts in South Texas and Mexico. After taking the required education and training, he was ordained a Priest in the Episcopal Church and served in many Churches throughout Texas. Bill is survived one son and 2 daughters.


Henry Grade Dunn. ’55
Henry G. Dunn. passed away on July 18, 2015 in San Marcos, TX.  He enlisted in the Navy to become a “radio man” but the war ended before he saw active service. Soon after, he received an offer to try out for a minor league baseball team as a knuckleball pitcher, but instead, decided to enroll at Stephen F. Austin to study music. He married and switched career and graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in electrical engineering. Soon after graduation, he began a career with Phillips 66 and retired at the age of 58 with 30 years of service. He  is survived by his wife Nelda, one son and one daughter.


Dr. James I. Durham ’55
Dr. James I. Durham of Bryan died on July 27, 2012. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Animal Husbandry, a M. S. Degree in Poultry Science, and a Ph.D.. in Biochemistry and Nutrition. Dr. Durham did research as plant physiologist on cotton at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La, and research on sugar cane for U. S. Sugar in Clewiston, Fl. He is a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1955 until 1957 retiring as a Staff Sgt.. He is survived by his wife Marlene and 1 son.


William “Dusty” R. Durrill ’55 
William “Dusty” R. Durrill passed away on April 8, 2016 in Corpus Christi, TX.  He is survived by 3 daughters and one son.  (No additional information available)


Edmund Edwin Dusek ’55
Edward Edwin Dusek passed away August 31, 2018 in Austin, TX.  Ed graduated with a B.B.A degree in marketing and was a distinguished Military Student.  He served 2 years active duty in the Quartermaster Corps at Fort Lee Virginia and Munich, Germany.  He rose to the rank of Captain after his active and reserve service and worked for Sears & Roebuck & Company International Operations in Spain, Mexico and Chicago.  He retired after 39 years.  He is survived by 2 daughters.


Edgar L. Edmiston Jr. (Skip) ’55
Edgar L. Edmiston Jr. (Skip) died on April 24, 2009. He earned his degree in Agricultural Education. He is survived by 2 sons.


Colonel James Weldon “Jim” Eitel, Sr.  ’55 
Colonel James Weldon “Jim” Eitel, Sr., from Gilmer, TX passed away on October 11, 2015.  Jim retired after a distinguished career in the US Army.  While on active duty he received among other honors the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) and Silver Star for gallantry in action.  Jim is survived by one son.   Tribute to Jim: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/PK4YR3C84S2JKPQR

 


Eugene M. Elam ’55
Eugene M. Elam of Rosston passed away on March 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife Jody.


Walter A. Elliot Jr. ’55
Walter A. Elliott Jr. (Dub) died on May 8, 2008 in Euless, Tx. He earned his degree in Civil Engr. He is survived by his wife Iris.


William T Ellis ’55
William T. Ellis passed away on January 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife Patricia.


Tommy “Tom” Elting ’55
Tommy “Elting” passed away on June 26, 2016 in Breckenridge, TX.  (No additional information was available)


Gerald P. Estes ’55
Gerald P. Estes passed away on February 4, 2009 in Garland, TX. He is survived by his wife Janice, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 stepsons and 2 stepdaughters.


Thomas Ray Fails ’55
Thomas Ray Fails passed away on Jan. 18, 2012 in Sulphur Springs, TX. He worked for Sulta Mfg. Co as a mechanical engineer for 13 years. Mr. Fails served in the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant for three years. He is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter.


Col. Cecil (Bud) G. Fair Jr. ’55
Col. Cecil (Bud) G. Fair Jr. passed away on February 17, 2003 in San Antonio. Bud was the Corps Adjutant his senior year. He is survived by his wife Mary and son Mark Fair ’78 and a daughter.

Harry Maurice Farah ’55 
Harry Maurice Farah of El  Paso passed away on April 1, 2015.  He graduated with a BS in Architecture.  Harry served in the US Army and the National Guard rising to the rank of Captain.  Subsequently to his Honorable Discharge, he received his Architectural License and Harry maintained his Architectural practice until 2013.  He completed many Architectural Design projects in Texas and New Mexico.  He is survived by his sister.


Thomas R. (Tom) Fassig ’55
Tom Fassig of Tybee Island, GA passed away March 24, 2001. He is survived by his wife Ruth, one son and 1 daughter.


Gibson S. Feagins ’55 
Gibson S. Feagins. of Crowley, TX passed away February 1, 2017. Gibson worked in the agricultural and construction equipment and machinery industry for many years. Both in sales and management with the John Deere Company and J. I. Case Company, now CNH, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He eventually moved to west Texas, where he enjoyed owning and operating his own retail outlets from 1963 until retiring in 2001.  He is survived by his wife Eveleta and one son.


Dr. Robert (“Bob”) Wayne Field ’55
Dr. Robert Wayne Field passed away in College station on January 16, 2016.  Bob graduated from Pasadena High School, TX, where he had a very successful career playing football and baseball, was “Mr. Pasadena High School,” and was voted “Most Handsome.”
Prior to being drafted in the Army after graduation, he met the future love of his life, Jeanette King.  Upon his discharge from the Army, they were married August 3, 1956. He moved his young family to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University Veterinary School. He graduated in 1961.
Bob started practicing veterinary medicine in Tomball, Texas.  He later started his own practice in 1964, in Katy, Texas.  He became legendary in the tri-county area, especially in the large animal realm.  In 1977 he was recruited by Texas A&M to become an associate professor and Director of Field Services.  He worked tirelessly and passionately teaching future young veterinarians how to work, prosper and survive in the real world of large animal practice. He was awarded the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching by Texas A&M in 1987.  He is survived three sons and 1 daughter.


Lt.C. Charles E. “Charley” Fischer                                                                                                                Lt.C. Charles E Fischer of  Ingram, TX passed away August 2, 2017.  Charley graduated from Pasadena, TX High School were he played on both the football and baseball teams.  While at Texas A&M, Charles was in the Cadet Corps and served as the Commander of Squadron 5 .   After graduation he  made his career in the US Air Force for   22 years, served  in the Vietnam war and finally worked in the Pentagon in the Joint Chief of Staff  offices.   After retiring from the Air Force, he served as  Administrator  for the Comfort, TX Hospital/Nursing Home for  12  years.  Charley then semi- retired to his Goat Ranch in Ingram, TX .  He is survived by his wife Sandy.

 

Frank Ford ’55
Class of ’55 Corps Commander Frank Ford passed away February 2, 2011 in Fallbrook, California. He is survived by his wife Jane. (No additional details are available)

 

Col. Raymond Leon Foster ’55
Col. Raymond Leon Foster of Tyler passed away June 30, 2010. He earned his BS and MS from Texas A&M, was a USAF pilot and Vietnam veteran. He is survived by 3 sons.


Herman H. Fowler ’55
Herman H. Fowler of DeKalb passed away on January 17, 1987. No address or details given.


William P.(Bill) Franklin ’55
Bill Franklin of Coleman passed away on September 7, 2002. He is survived by his wife Kaye and 2 daughters.


LTC Tullos L. Franks Jr. ’55
Tullos Franks passed away on June 25, 2007 in North Little Rock, AR. He is survived by his wife Sandra, 2 daughters and one son.


Donald T. Friend ’55
Donald Friend passed away on October 7, 2010 in Uvalde. He was the owner of West Cooksey Motors in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife Joanne and 2 daughters.


William Franklin Fuller ’55
William Franklin Fuller of Sanger, Texas, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and as Second Lieutenant in the Army, completing his service obligation as a Captain. He worked for the Halliburton Company for 38 years, finishing his career as World Wide Manager of Training and Personnel Development. He is survived by his wife Donna and one son and daughter.


Merrel E. Gaines ’55
Merrel E. Gaines passed away on May 23, 2006 in Corpus Christi. Additional information is not available.


Franklin J. Gajewsky ’55
Franklin J. Gajewsky passed away on January 1, 2003 in Houston. He was a member of the Varsity Swimming Team. Franklin served in the U.S.A.F. as a fixed wing aircraft and helicopter pilot. He practiced architectural and structural engineering before starting Chamco Construction, and completed his career with the City of Houston, Dept of Planning and Development. He is survived by 7 children and a longtime close friend Carolyn Cravens.


Dr. Thomas J. Galvin ’55
Dr. Thomas J. Galvin of Sumner passed away on August 21, 2001. He is survived by his wife Hazel.


Dr. Fred A. Gardner ’55
Dr. Fred A. Gardner passed away on February 11, 2018 in College Station, TX.  Fred served in the US Navy and received his BS from the University of Virginia, his MS in Poultry Science from Texas A&M and PhD from the University of Missouri.   Fred began has teaching career at Texas A&M. He retired as a Professor Emeritus after 30 years.  Fred and his wife Margaret held many Ministerial  positions over the years with the St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  
He is survived by his wife Margaret, 3 daughters and 3 sons.


Paul Garza ’55
Paul Garza Jr. died on October 12, 2005 in Laredo. He is survived by 4 sons and 5 daughters.


Douglas Z. Gayle ’55
Douglas Z. Gayle of La Ward, TX died on July 18, 2012. Mr. Gayle earned a petroleum engineering degree in 1955 from Texas A & M University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and he founded Sue-Ann Oil & Gas Company in 1977 and served as owner and president until he retired in 2000 He is survived by his wife Carol, 3 sons and 3 daughters.


Don G. Gerloff ’55
Don G. Gerloff of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on February 11, 2018 . Don graduated with an MS in Industrial Engineering and became a L-011 TriStar Captain for Delta Airlines and retired in 1993 after flying those planes for 32 years. He is survived by his wife Margaret.  


James W. Glockzin ’55
James W. Glockzin of Marlin passed away on August 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife Lucy Ann, three sons and one daughter.


Bob Godfrey ’55
Bob Godfrey of Rockport passed away on April 6, 2011. He was a teacher/coach/guidance counselor at Bryan I.S.D.. He served as president of the Brazos Valley Umpires Association, and was an officer with the Southwest Conference Officials Association. He is survived by his wife Jean, one son and one daughter.


Donald M. Godwin ’55 
Donald M. Godwin of Rogers, TX passed away on July 31. 2015.  He received his master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University.  Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He coached football and track for one year in Wallis, one year in Bellville, two years in Tidehaven and 31 years in Rogers before retiring in 1994, where he was also the athletic director. He was inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Honor in 1990 and was a member of the Texas High School Coaches board of directors.  He is survived by his wife Nancy, one son and one daughter.


Vernoy Verdue Godwin, Jr. ’55
Vernon Verdue Godwin, Jr, of Tulsa, OK, passed away on February 19, 2018. He obtained his Accounting Degree from Texas A&M and served as a Lt. in the US Army.  After his Army discharge Vernoy worked for the IRS and Pan American Petroleum until he retired.  He is survived by his wife Martha, two daughters and 2 sons.

 

Ernest Lewis Goertz ’55 
Ernest Lewis Goertz, of Temple, TX, passed away on October 9, 2015. After graduation he was employed as an inspector for the Texas Department of Agriculture until he retired.  (No additional information was available)


Edward P. “Pete” Goodwin ’55 
Edward P. “Pete” Goodwin, of Payneville, KY, passed away on June 18, 2017 .He was an US Navy Veteran and after the service he ran an Accounting Business in Knoxville, KY.  He is survived by one daughter and one son.

 


Dr. John W. Gossett ’55
Dr. John W. Gossett died on 08-28-2005 in Cuero, TX. He earned a Masters and his Doctorate in Animal Husbandry. He was President and CEO of Allied Feeds Inc. in Cuero. He is survived by his wife Betty, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


John William Grant ’55
John William Grant passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2013 in Tyler, TX. Upon graduation he continued his service in the United States Army and National Guard Reserves. He was honorably discharged as a captain following 12 years of service. John worked as a registered professional civil engineer in private practice and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in 1995 after 30 years. He is survived by his wife Kathleen and 1 daughter.


Al T. “A.T.” Green ’55 
Al T. “A.T.” Green passed away on January 10, 2015 in Metairie, LA.  “A.T.” was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.  He worked with Union Oil of California and with Superior Oil Co. before forming Green Exploration Co. and working as an independent geologist for 44 years.  He is survived by his wife Sandra and 2 daughters and 4 stepdaughters.


Taylor H Greene ’55
Taylor H Greene died on 1-17-2009 in The Colony, Tx. He earned his degree in History and was a 1st Lt. in Sqd. 7. He is survived by his wife Charlotte and 4 daughters.


Dr. John Only Greer ’55
Dr. John O. Green from Bryan, TX passed away on June 12, 2015. He received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1957. He served his country in the US Army as a First Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged in 1964 he returned to receive his Master of Architecture from Texas A&M. While completing his degree he was an Instructor of Architectural Practice and Management. He continued his career as an educator for a total of forty-nine years.
John is the first holder of the Wallie E. Scott, Jr. Endowed Professor of Architectural Practice and Management established in 1989 by Houston-based CRSS Architects, Inc. He served as intern Dean of the College of Architecture from 1991 to 1992 and as executive associate Dean from 1990 to 1992 at Texas A&M.  He is survived by his wife Wanda,  one son and one daughter. 


Donald D. Gregg ’55
Donald D. Gregg passed away August 5, 2009 in Brenham, Texas. He graduated with degrees in Petroleum Engineering & Business Administration. He is survived by his wife Carol and 2 sons.


Charles L. Griffin ’55
Charles L. Griffin, of McLean passed away on January 2, 2004. He is survived by his wife Ann.


Dr.Bobby J. Gross ’55
Dr.Bobby J. Gross died on April 29, 2006 in Fort Worth, Tx. Bobby earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. While at A&M he was a member of the track team and won the SWC Championship in 1954 throwing both the shot put and the discus. He is survived by his wife Jean Ann .


Maxey R. Grossenbacher ’55 
Maxey R. Grossenbacher passed away on October 3, 2016 in Georgetown, TX.  He is survived by his wife Jo Anne. (No additional information was supplied)


John F. Guillett, Jr. ’55
John F. Guillett, Jr. died on December 19, 2011 in Ingram, Tx. John served in the US Airforce and was in home building and real estate. He is survived by his wife Judy and 3 daughters.


Mr. Kenneth L. Hall ’55
Kenneth Hall died November 13, 2008 in College Station. He is survived by his wife Jan and 1 son and 1 daughter.


Clyde E. Hamm ’55
Clyde E. Hamm died May 11, 2005. He earned a degree in Architectural Construction. He is survived by his wife Shirley, one daughter and three sons.


John Hanley III ’55
John Hanley departed this earth on April 6, 2010. He was Owner and President of Wealth Design Inc.. He is survived by his wife Janet, two daughters and two sons.


Robert “Doc” Harben ’55
Robert “Doc” Harben passed away April 6, 2013 in Amerillo, TX. Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Husbandry and in Science before enlisting in the United States Army as a Lieutenant on August 16, 1957. He was honorably discharged on February 15, 1958. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from A&M in 1964. He then moved to Dumas where he opened his first Veterinary Clinic. He moved to Ruidoso where he took care of the racehorses at the racetracks for several years, and moved to Amarillo in 1989 where he opened and ran River Road Veterinary Clinic until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Frances, one daughter and one son.


Ira Hugh Harrington (Hugh) ’55
Hugh Harrington died on July 7, 2007 in Ft. Worth, Tx. Hugh earned his degree in Math and a Masters@ TCU. He was a Captain on the consolidated Band his senior year. He was employed by General Dynamics and then as director of communications at Bell Helicopters. He is survived by his wife Barbara and 2 daughters


Sam Harris ’55
Sam Harris died on May 24, 2010 in Waco, Tx. Sam was a decorated veteran of both W.W.II and the Korean War. He flew a 35-mission tour of duty with the 91st Bomb Group. He is survived by his wife Doris, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Clarence M. Hatcher ’55 
Clarence M. Hatcher died on April 14, 2006 in Sandia, Tx. He earned a degree in Ind. Technology and was retired from Coastal Refining in Corpus Christi, TX. He is survived by his wife Margaret, 3 sons, and 1 daughter


Jerry Don Hawsey ’55 
Jerry Don Hawsey, of Houston, passed away on September 5, 2015.  where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and served as Cadet Major. Jerry studied geological and chemical engineering. After his graduation, Jerry served as an officer in the U.S. Army while stationed at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. Jerry began his professional career at Continental Oil Company and continued at Nalco Chemical Company. Jerry was chosen by Nalco to attend the Stanford Executive Business School and later the MIT Sloan School of Business during his career. He retired in 1992 after 32 years with Nalco.He is survived by his wife Lenore and 3 daughters.


Lloyd Lee Vincent Hays ’55 
Lloyd Lee Vincent Hays died on January 23, 1977 in Midland, TX.  He is survived by his wife Margaret Nan. (No additional information available)


Ronald N. (Ronnie) Hayes ’55
Ronnie Hays of San Marcos passed away on December 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife Peggy, 3 sons and 1 daughter.


Henry L.(Louis) Hecox ’55
Louis Hecox of College Station passed away on January 12, 2002. He is survived by his wife Melba, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Willie Heineman Jr. ’55
Willie Heineman Jr. of Seabrook passed away on April 10, 2002. He is survived by his wife Betty.


John F “Jack” Herbig ’55
Jack Herbig passed away on April 17, 2011. At graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He worked as an independent oil operator and was a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife Anne and 3 sons.


Carroll H. Hering ’55
Carroll Hering of Whitney, Texas passed away on October 7, 2009. He retired from Ralson-Purina after 26 years of service and then worked for Proctor & Gamble.


 Arthur L. Herzog ’55
On February 8, 2015 Arthur L. Herzog passed away in Houston, TX.  He volunteered his service to the creation of MD Anderson’s print and television ads relating to prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife Carol, 5 sons and 2 daughters.


Bill V. Hewett ’55
Dr. Bill Hewett, M.D. died January 16, 2002. A resident of Huntsville, Alabama, he is survived by his wife Marie.


Clayburn Sample “Bill” Hightower ’55
Clayburn Sample “Bill” Hightower passed away on February 1, 2018 in Pelham, AL.  Bill is survived by his wife Lynn, 3 sons and 2 daughters.  (No additional information was submitted)


Henry C. Hilgemeier ’55
Henry C. Hilgemeier died in Beaumont on November 21, 1999. Belated condolences to his wife Jane, and two sons. Henry was retired from the Beaumont ISD.


Bobby V. Holifield ’55
Bobby Holifield died in Dallas on January 18, 2008. He is survived by his wife Chele. (No other information is available)


Thomas G. (Tommy) Hollmig ’55
Tommy Hollmig of Castroville passed away on March 8, 2001. He is survived by his wife Eleanor (Hasey).


Ralph Burton Holt Sr. ’55 
Ralph Burton Holt Sr., of Fort Worth, passed away on February 7, 2008.  Ralph is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters. (No other information is available)


Howard Charles Homeyer ’55
Howard Homeyer of Houston passed away on September 18, 2013. He lettered in Basketball and served in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He went on to receive an MBA degree in Finance from Northwestern University in 1963. Howard spent his professional career in the energy industry. He retired from Texas Eastern Corporation in 1988 as president of Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Company after 22 years of service. In 2006, Howard received the Outstanding Alumnus award from the Texas A&M Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. He is survived by his wife Dorothy and 3 sons.


John Max Hooks’55 
John Max Hooks of Houston passed away on June 23, 2016.  He served in the United States Army and had a 37-year career with Texaco, working in Port Arthur and Convent, Louisiana, before settling in Houston.
He is survived by his wife Sherilyn  and 1 daughter.


Jerry J. Hosek, D.V.M ’55
Jerry J. Hosek of Dallas passed away on February 26, 2011. Jerry J. Hosek, D.V.M, ’55, served in the USAF for 2 years, retiring as a Captain. In 1958 he established Hines North Animal Hospital in Dallas, practicing small animal medicine until 1991. He then retired to his love of the outdoors and cattle ranching until 2008. He supported various children’s homes as well as Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.He is survived by his wife Shirley and 2 children.


Farrel G. Huber Jr. ’55
Farrel Huber of Tomball passed away on September 1, 2006. He is survived by his wife Jenny.


Lt. Harvey M. Hudson ’55
Lt. Harvey M. Hudon was killed in 58/59? when his F100 plane crashed while he was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. No further details are available. Anyone having additional information please contact the Class Agents.


John E. Huff ’55
John E. Huff of Wheaton, TX passed away on February 29, 2012, He was a retired Montgomery County Public School teacher. He is survived by his wife Diane, 3 sons and one daughter.


Col. James H. Hughes ’55
Col. James H. Hughes, of Houston, passed away on October 4, 1993.  He is survived by his wife Mary Lou.  (No other information available(


Richard B. Hull ’55
Richard B. Hull, of Kingsland, (formerly of Midland) passed away on March 27, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Jo, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Sam Elsol Hymer ’55
Sam Elsol Hymer of Tyler passed away January 27,2013. He was retired from the Kelly-Springfield Goodyear Tyler plant, and served in the Army Air Corps and U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949 in Germany. He is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Dr. Richard L. Jacobs ’55
Dr. Richard L. Jacobs died on February 11, 1993 in Pelham,TN. (No further information available)


Julius (Joe) J. Jahns ’55
Dr. Joe Jahns died on August 8, 1965 at Brooks Army Hospital, San Antonio. He is survived by his wife Mary Helen, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Lloyd L. James ’55
Lloyd L. James of Dallas passed away on June 12, 2001. He is survived by his wife Tascal.


Dr. Robert B. James II ’55
Dr. Robert B. James II of Helotes, TX passed away on February 24, 2010. He is survived by his wife Jo Anne.


Ignacious G. Janca Jr. ’55
Ignacious G. Janca Jr. died on 12-26-2005 in Elgin, Tx. He earned a degree in Range and Forestry. He is survived by his wife Olga and son Ignacious III ’83.


Erick M. Jansson ’55
Erick M. Jansson of Parachute, CO passed away on April 7, 2001. He is survived by his wife Judy and 4 daughters.


Jerry Q. Jeffrey ’55
Jerry Q. Jeffrey died on May 22, 2014 in Grapevine, TX. He graduated with a degree in architecture. In 1964, he opened his own architectural firm and continued practicing architecture until 2009, when he retired. During his long career, he had many projects with the Irving Independent School District, the City of Irving and numerous other commercial and residential projects. He received many awards for his design excellence and business integrity. He was a member of the American Institute of Architecture, Emeritus, and the Texas Society of Architecture. He is survived by his wife Leah, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Harry Stanton Johnson ’55 
Harry Stanton Johnson, from Hemphill, TX passed away on July 9, 2014.  He received his degree in physics from Texas A&M University, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Harry worked as a physicist for DuPont and moved to Hemphill from Virginia after retirement in 1980.


Col. James D. Johnson ’55
Col. James D. Johnson died on August 25, 2007 in Groesbeck, TX. He is survived by his wife Mary. (No other information available)


Jerry D. Johnson ’55
Jerry D. Johnson died on April 14, 2006 in Sandia, Tx. He earned a degree in Ind. Technology and was retired from Coastal Refining in Corpus Christi, Tx. He is survived by his wife Margaret, 3 sons, and 1 daughter.


Thurman H. Johnson ’55
Thurman H. Johnson died on February 28,2008 in Goldthwaite Texas . He earned his degree in Agricultural Economics. He is survived by his wife Jane Ann and three daughters.


Donald L. Jones ’55
Donald Lee Jones of Columbus and formerly of La Porte, died on Wednesday July 4, 2012. Don was an engineer for Armco Steel. He is survived by his wife Laverne, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Harold D. Jones ’55
Harold D. Jones died on March 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife Margarette and two sons.


Hermann Moers “Lonnie” Jones ’55
Hermann Moers “Lonnie” Jones, of Rosharon, TX, passed away on June 22, 2016.  Hermann graduated with BS in Petroleum Engineering  and was in the United States Marine Corps 10 years during Korean War as an electronics and hydraulics instructor. He worked along side his father on oil wells from an early age. Hermann was a successful salesman with various corporations of laboratory equipment and supplies, designed, built, and installed power panels for fire water pumps, including offshore platforms, and worked in various other construction and equipment companies, including his own. He is survived by his wife Carolyn,  two sons and  one daughter.


Richard E. Jones ’55
Richard E. Jones died on November 20, 2009 in Silsbee, Texas. (Widowed)


James M. (Jim) Jongeward                                                                                                       James M. (Jim) Jongeward, died February 15, 2015, in Tomball, Texas. . Jim served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He graduated  with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Jim worked for Humble Oil as a civil engineer from 1955-1970. Jim operated general contracting and engineering firms in Nacogdoches,  In later years, Jim worked as consulting engineer. Jim is survived by his wife  Glenda, one daughter and one son.


Kenneth C. Joyce ’55
Kenneth C. Joyce passed away on May 28, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Celeste, 3 sons and 1 daughter.


Billy L. Kane ’55
Billy L. Kane of Denison, TX passed away on December 19, 2011. He served as a Captain in the US Army, and worked for many years as a land appraiser and real estate. He is survived by his wife, Myra, 4 sons and 3 daughters.


Grady Ross Kane, DVM ’55
Dr. Grady Ross Kane, of Rockport, TX passed away on October 24, 2017. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M and served in the  US Army Veterinary Corps. Subsequently he then opened and ran  a DVM practice in Kileen, TX for 23 years.  After that he served as a Veterinary  Medical Officer for the U.S.D.A  and Assistant Veterinarian in Charge of the Colorado Area Office. In 1995 he became Field Liaison Veterinarian for the National Animal Health Monitoring Systems, in Fort Collins, retiring in September 1997.    He is survived by his wife, Mary, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Harry Doug Keller ’55 
Harry Doug Keller from Juneau, Alaska passed away on January 4, 2016.  After 
graduation, he spent two years on active duty with the U.S. Army. He worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, and then later retired. His family said he was proud to be a professional engineer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, one daughter and one son.


Robert Lynn “Bob” Kemp ’55 
Robert Lynn “Bob” Kemp of Pine Bluff, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.  
Bob went to college on a basketball scholarship for a short time at San Marcus State College. He then transferred to Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry.  After graduation, Bob worked for county extension agencies around South Texas. His work in the cattle industry ended up taking him to Louisiana and finally to Arkansas.  In 1969, Bob went to work for the Arkansas Department of Health as a Sanitarian. During his career with the Health Department system, Bob ended up as an administrator of the Grant County Health Unit, from which he retired in 1999.  He is survived by two sons and  one daughter.


Elwood Kettler ’55
Elwood Kettler from Trinity, passed away on March 6, 2018.  Elwood Kettler was one of Paul Bear Bryant’s original Junction Boys and quarterback on the Aggie  football team.  Elwood ,who was born in Brenham, and was a 4 sport letterman at Brenham High School was buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.  He passed away after having a stroke in 2017.  Elwood had been on the Texas A&M football team for two years when Coach Paul Bear  Bryant arrived on campus in the summer of 1954.  Bryant took the team on a 10 day camp trip to Junction, TX during a drought.  Two third of the players quit, but not Elwood.  Upon graduation from Texas A&M, Kettler went on to coach high school football teams in Nederland, Texas City and Angleton.  He also coached in college at Alabama under Bryant, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Mississippi  State and Sam Houston State.  In 2015, Kettler was honored by the Texas Bowl in Houston as a “Gridiron Legend.  He is survived by his wife Katy Kettler.  (No additional information was available since his passing information was not received by the Association until eight months later.)


Lt. Neeley E. Keyser ’55
Lt. Neeley E. Keyser was killed in a Helicopter crash in late 1958 while stationed in Germany. No further details are available. Anyone having additional information please contact the Class Agents.


Walter Moore “Walt” Kilgo ’55
Walter Moore ” Walt” Kilgo passed away on July 6, 2017 in Dallas, TX.  Walt graduated with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He served in the US Army as a 2nd Lt.  After his service he was employed by Standard Oil.  He is survived by his wife Mary Ann ( Former Ass’t United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas) and one daughter.


Willis D. Kimmel ’55
Willis D. Kimmell, of Hemet, CA passed away on November 4, 1995. He is survived by his wife Dolores.


Bill Wayne Kimmey ’55 
Bill Wayne Kimmey, of Houston, TX passed away on May 2, 2016. After graduation,  Bill became a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, flying F-86 Interceptors. He worked as a petroleum geologist for Shell Oil Company and Southern Natural Gas, and as a geological consultant for 22 years for Stone Oil Co. He is survived by his wife Nancy, three  sons and stepsons and 2 daughters and stepdaughters.


Joseph E. (Joe) King ’55
Joe King of Littleton, CO passed away on July 28, 2001. He is survived by his wife Kay and 2 daughters.


Vance W. King Jr. ’55
Vance W King Jr. died on 10-01-2005 in Waco, Tx. He earned a degree in Civil Engr and was retired from the Texas Dept Of Transportation. He is survived by his wife, his son and 3 daughters.


Jon Kinslow (Chief) ’55
Jon Kinslow (Chief) died on 2-11-2009 in Arlington, Tx. He earned his degree in Journalism and was Editor of The Battalion and was retired from the Dallas Morning News. He is survived by his wife Sina and 1 son and 1 daughter.


Dr. George P. Knippel  ’55
Dr. George P. Knipple, of Marion, OH,  passed away on October, 24, 2018. (No additional information and Obituary were available)


Louis R. Koehn ’55
Louis R. Koehn of Houston, TX passed away on April 18, 2008. He earned a degree in Engineering and owned and operated Koehn & Associates Engineers, Inc. He is survived by his wife Vara Jane, two sons and two daughters.


Nathaniel Key Kolb, Jr. ’55
Nathaniel Key Kolb, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. Key is survived by his wife Cay Kolb, a daughter and three sons.


Albert “Al” Koury ’55 
Al Koury of Escondido, CA passed away on December 13,2014. He worked 35 years for the  Hughes Aircraft Co.  and traveled extensively in the U.S., South America and Southeast Asia, with experience in radar, airborne military and satellite communications, etc. He is survived by his wife Ellen and a daughter.


Leonard C. Kutac ’55
Leonard C. Kutac of Harlingen passed away on April 28, 2000. No other information is available.


Lt. Col. Norman James Labhart                                                                                      Lt. Col. Normain James Labhart of Crestwood, Kentucky passed away on July 16, 2013. During his active service in the military, Norman served as a test pilot, flying both jets and helicopters. He retired from the US Marines as a Lieutenant Colonel, served for 17 years as the administrator of the Clark County Health Department and founded the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Indiana. He had a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and was a professional registered engineer. He is survived by his wife Lela,  one son and one daughter.


David W. Lane, Jr. ’55
David W. Lane, Jr. of Dallas passed away on December 3, 2011. He graduated as a distinguished student, served on the Student Senate, Chairman of the Election Commission and Commander of the Eighth Group. He served in the US Air Force and as an Account Representative for IBM in domestic and international locations. He is survived by his wife Billie. one son and two daughters.


John Milton Langford, Sr. ’55
John Milton Langford, Sr. of Waco, TX passed away on January 30, 2014. He graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. John worked for Conlee Seed Co. for ten years and was transferred to Waco. He and his wife Nancy started their own business, Langford Distributing Company, which has served Central and West Texas for 47 years. They also owned and operated West Wholesale Grocery in Waco for 25 years. He is survived by his wife Nancy and two daughters.


Col. Kenneth W. Langford  ’55
Col. Kenneth W. Langford of Portland, TX passed away on June 19, 2017. He played football for Texas A&M and after graduation he attended Navy Flight School.  Kenneth became a USMC Fighter Pilot and served during the Vietnam War as well as in peace time. Colonel Langford received several service medals and retired from the Marine Corps in 1986.  In his civilian life, he served in the George W. Bush Campaign.  He is survived by his wife Marietta and two daughters.


Hugh D. Lanktree ’55
Hugh D. Lanktree died on Oct. 8, 2008 in Hollywood, Calif. He earned degrees in English and Animal Husbandry. He was the owner of Yellow Aster Mercantile. He is survived by his wife Ann, 1 son and 1 daughter


Lawrence Bernard Laskoskie ’55
Lawrence B. Laskoskie died on June 1, 2011 in Richmond, TX. He was a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserves after more than 37 years of service. He is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter.


Bob B. Lee ’55 
Bob B.  Lee passed away on February 1, 2018 in Corpus Christi, TX.  After graduation he was employed by the Coca Cola Company.  Subsequently, Bob  worked for Luke Soule in San Antonio and eventually retired from there.    He is survived by his wife Patsy and 6 children from a previous marriage, 2 daughters and 4 sons.


Bill West Lee ’55 
Bill West Lee passed away on November 10, 2018 in Richardson, TX.  Bill received his BBA and MBA in Accounting and became a CPA.  After graduation he was employed by Coopers Lybrand.  Subsequently, Bill  worked for Mobile Oil and lived all over the world and eventually retiring as VP of Finance in 1995.    He is survived by one daughter and one son.


Jack Randolph Lee Jr. ’55 
Jack Randolph Lee Jr. ,of Glenn Mills, PA, passed away January 1, 2017.  He was an Eagle Scout.  Upon graduation served as an aviator in the USAF.  Subsequent to his service years, he worked in the Building Supply Business and retired as the President of Donco-Tarcett.  He is survived by his wife Ida, 2 daughters and 1 son.


Earl B. Leeson ’55 
Earl B. Leeson  passed away on December 23, 2014 in Kennewick, WA.  After graduating with a marketing degree, he served two years on active military duty at a Nike site in Gary, Indiana.   Earl had a lifelong passion for trains, trolleys and motor cars-anything that ran on steel tracks. After retiring In Dallas from IBM as an Industry Specialist, he enjoyed 24 years as a motorman for the McKinney Street Trolley and became something of a local celebrity.  He is  survived by  one son and one daughter.


Blanchard L. “Doc” LeNoir ’55
Blanchard L. “Doc” LeNoir died on February 10, 2010 in Groesbeck. He retired as a professor after teaching 35 years at Abilene Christian College at Garland and Dallas County Community College. He is survived by his wife Martha, 1 son and 2 daughters.


LTC Shewson “Sonny” Lew ’55 
LTC Shewson “Sonny” Lew from San Antonio passed away on July 27, 2016. He earned his BBA and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt.  He spent 2 years as a guided missile officer in the Seattle Defense Sector.  Subsequently, he served in the Army Reserves for 26 years as a field artillery officer and instructor in the C&GS College, retiring in 1985 as a Lt. Colonel.  He is survived by his wife Bessie, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Kenneth D. Lewis ’55
Kenneth D. Lewis died on March 26,2011 in Tyler. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired as the dean of admissions of Tyler Junior College, where he was a past sponsor of the TJC Rodeo Club. He is survived by his wife Patsy and one son.


Jeff B. Lilley ’55
Jeff B Lilley Jr. died on June 13, 2005 in Hurst, Tx.. J.B. earned a degree in Industrial Technology and was an Air Force 3rd Group Commander. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, 1 son and 2 daughters.


Theo P. Lindig ’55
Theo P. Lindig passed away on December 20, 2008, in Kerrville. He served as an active and inactive U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. Theo became a broker and opened his own real estate agency in Fredericksburg, Lindig Ranch Realty which he maintained until his health forced his retirement. He is survived by his wife Mary, four sons and one daughter.


Dr. Charles W. Livingston Jr. ’55
Dr. Charles W. Livingston Jr. passed away on June 16, 2009, in San Angelo.


Jack Carroll Lonquist ’55
Jack Carroll Lonquist passed away on March 8, 2011, in Clearwater, Florida. Following graduation from Texas A&M University, Jack joined Honeywell Space Systems in St. Petersburg/Clearwater and loved his 42 year tenure as engineer and supervisor. He is survived by his wife Margaret, one daughter, one son and 2 step-sons.


Warner P. Louvier ’55
Warner P. Louvier passed away on January 27, 2009. Additional information forthcoming.


Lane W. Lowry ’55
Lane W. Lowry of Dallas, TX passed away on November 5, 2011. Additional information not available.


Harold L. Loyd ’55
Harold L Loyd died on October 11, 2005 in Arroyo Seco, NM. He earned his degrees BS & MS in Civil Engineering and was a Lt. Col on 4th Battalion. Staff his senior year. He is survived by his wife Susanne, 3 sons and 2 daughters.


Jack E. Luker ’55
Jack E. Luker passed away on December 18,2011 in Novato, TX. Jack was a B25 Instructor Pilot in the US Air Force and attained the rank of Captain. He had a long career with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. He is survived by his wife Peggy, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Frank A. Malek Jr. ’55
Frank A. Malek Jr. passed away on March 8, 2014 in Montgomery, TX. Frank was a member of the Corps of Cadets who graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant into the U.S. Air Force rising to the rank of Captain, before moving into the civilian world as a math teacher. Ultimately he ran his own business as a radiation safety expert licensing hundreds of x-ray technicians through the years. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann and 3 sons.


Frank M. Mandola ’55
Frank M. Mandola died on August 8, 2005 in Houston. He served in the United States Army for 2 years and had a career as Certified Public Accountant. He is survived by his wife Lena, 2 sons and 5 daughters.


Major William Linke Marshall ’55 
Major Williams Linke Marshall passed away on June 13, 2008 in Austin, TX.  He was an USAF pilot.  He is survived by his wife Barbara. (No additional  information available)


Alfred L. Markham ’55
Alfred L. Markham passed away on January 14, 2018 in Temple, TX. He joined the US Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, Naval Aeronautics, Air Transport Squadron Three, NAS.  Alfred graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and became a P.E. . (No additional information was provided)


James Duncan Martin, III ’55
James D. Martin, III died on December 26, 2011 in Bryan, TX. He lived most of his life in Bryan working in the cattle, oil and gas and banking industries. He was a very proud third generation Aggie. He is survived by his wife Vera, 1 sons and 2 daughters.


Jose M. “Joe” Martinez, Jr. ’55
Jose M. “Joe” Martinez, Jr. of Rio Grande City, TX passed away on December 11, 2014.  He had a short career in public education followed by a 60 year career in the ranching and livestock industry.  He served 3 terms as County Judge in Starr County.  He is survived by his wife Ellen and one daughter.


Jimmy D. May ’55
Jimmy D. May died on July 3, 2009 in Houston, TX. He earned his degree in Chemical Engineering and was a member of the Ross Volunteers. He is survived by his wife Patricia and 2 daughters.


Garrett Wortham Maxwell, MD ’55
Dr. Garrett Wortham Maxwell of Dallas, TX passed away on August 18, 2018.  Dr. Maxwell received his Doctor of Medicine from UTMB Galveston in 1959.  He practiced medicine in Dallas County 40 years and was a member of the Dallas County Medical Society.  He is survived by his wife Joyce, 1 daughter and 2 sons.


Melvin M. McCrary ’55
Melvin M. McCrary of Tyler passed away on July 15, 2001. He is survived by his wife Josette and 2 daughters.


Raymond Allen McDaniel, Jr.’55 
Raymond Allen McDaniel, Jr. of Abilene, TX passed away on April18, 2015.  Upon graduation he served in the Signal Corps of the US Army, achieving the rank of Captain.  Raymond spent 30 years working at the Texas Cola Bottling Company and served as President from 1974 until his retirement.  He was the founder and President of Key City Vending, Western Container Corporation and the National Soft Drink Association.  He is survived by his wife Gloria 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Billy J. McGowan ’55
Billy J. McGowan died March 23, 1971. He was in “B” Athletics and earned a degree in Personnel Administration.


Charles H. McKay ’55
Charles H. McKay died August 28, 2013 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Following graduation, he began his military service in the United States Army until 1968. He was employed until retirement in 2000 by both the Social Security Administration and the State of Oklahoma Disability Determination Unit. He is survived by his wife Wand, 1 son and 1 daughter.


William M. McMillan Jr. ’55
William M. McMillan Jr. died November 13, 2010 in Rockwall, TX. He is survived by his wife Ruberta, 3 daughters and 3 sons.


Joseph L. Meyer ’55
Joseph L. Meyer died March 25, 2012 in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from A&M after serving in the Marine Corps during W.W.II and the Korean Conflict. He worked for W.H. Patterson and Company as a Civil Engineer, retiring from the City of Parish Department of Public Works at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Margaret, 3 daughters and 1 son.


Thomas R. Melton ’55
Thomas R. Melton passed away on February 3, 2009 in Cypress-Fairbanks. He earned his BS in chemical engineering from Texas A&M, and completed his Masters and Doctoral work at the University of Texas. He is survived by his wife Patricia.


Colonel Ivan G. Mieth. ’55
Colonel Ivan G. (Gene) Mieth, who served as the Commandant of Cadets at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia died on March 12, 2012 at his home at Amissville. Col. Mieth was a command pilot with more than 6,500 flying hours. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He is survived by his wife Brenda, 1 son and 4 daughers.


Thomas R. Melton ’55
Thomas R. Melton passed away on February 3, 2009 in Cypress-Fairbanks. He earned his BS in chemical engineering from Texas A&M, and completed his Masters and Doctoral work at the University of Texas. He is survived by his wife Patricia.


Bert Miller, Jr. ’55
Bert Miller, Jr.  passed away on December 11, 2017 in Waco, TX. He earned his BS in Industrial Education went to work for Cameron Iron Works in Houston.  Shortly there after he joined his mother in running the Miller Drugstore in San Marcos.  Bert than founded the Automotive Equipment Company in Austin in 1988 until he retired. He is survived by his wife Julie, 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Col. Gene Arnold Miller ’55
Colonel Gene Arnold Miller passed away March 22, 2017 in Rome, GA. After graduating from Texas A&M as well as Michigan State, Mr. Miller proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and retired as a Comptroller after 25 dedicated years.  After his retirement from the Air Force, he later worked for United Way of Houston County as the Executive Director until it became the United Way of Central Georgia where he served as an Account Executive until his retirement  He is survived by his wife Carolyn and one  daughter.ns.


Richard G. “Dick” Miller’55
Richard G. Miller, of Houston, passed away on February 8, 1993. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering . After graduation he eventually became Chairman of the Board of RG Miller Engineering Inc. He is survived by his wife Joan, 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Robert von Rosenberg Miller, DVM ’55
Dr. Robert von Rosenberg Miller, of Ballinger, TX, passed away on February 4, 2017. He graduated with a DVM degree  and practiced as a veterinarian  and was a rancher for most of his life.  He was also a member of the National Guard.  He is survived by his wife Beth, 3 daughters and 2 sons.


Eben M. Mills ’55
Eben M. Mills, of Huntsville, (formerly of San Antonio) died on March 15, 2003. He is survived by his wife Barbara.


Dr. Charles D. Minnis (DVM) ’55
Dr. Charles D. Minnis of Forth Worth, passed away on March 14, 2003. He is survived by 2 sons.


David D. “Dave” Mitchell ’55
David D. “Dave” Mitchell of Garland TX , passed away on October 8, 2015.  He served 3 years in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lt. and continued in the Army Reserve until 1964. He was employed by Mobile Oil Corp in TX, CA, England, Norway and traveled worldwide.  He retired as an exploration geophysicist after 26 years.
He is survived by his wife Joyce and 3 sons.


Albert D. Moczygemba ’55
Albert D. Moczygemba of San Antonio passed away on February 23, 2002. He is survived by his wife Catherine.


John Mac Moore ’55
John Mac Moore of Houston passed away on February 2, 2014. Mac joined the Army after graduation and completed his service as a 2nd Lieutenant and aid-de-camp before beginning a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry. His career took him to Houston, Corpus Christi, Denver, and then back to Houston where he eventually retired. He is survived by his wife Nancy and three sons.


Dr. Richard W. Moore (DVM) ’55
Dr. Richard W. Moore passed away on November 15, 2003 in College Station. Dr. Moore was a retired Professor from TAMU. He is survived by his wife Betty, two sons and one daughter.


Grant Albert Morrison, Jr. ’55
Grant Albert Morrison, Jr. passed away on November 25, 2012, in Bryan, Texas. Grant graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Agricultural Education and then a Master of Education degree in 1962. Continuing his education, Grant earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston in 1972. Grant taught high school science for the Houston Independent School District and wrote the science curriculum at NASA. For 19 years, Grant served Brazosport Community College in Lake Jackson, Texas as Dean of Continuing Education. He also taught science at Allen Academy and Hammond-Oliver High School in Bryan, Texas. He is survived by his wife Jean and two daughters.


Dolph S. Moten ’55
Dolph S. Moten passed away on April 14, 2004 in Copperas Cove. Dolph Moten was a Rancher/Builder and owner of Dolph Moten People Pleasing Homes in Copperas Cove. He is survived by his wife Neva, 1 son and 1 daughter


William V. Mowlam ’55
William V. Mowlam of Houston passed away on May 16,2001. No further information is available.


Donald Bates Moye ’55 
Donald Bates Moye of Nederland passed away on November 4, 2015. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.  After graduation, he attended Baylor Law School where he received his Juris Doctor’s degree. Donald worked for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. He practiced law for fifty-five years in Nederland. Donald was also an elder at Reformed Presbyterian Church in Beaumont.  He is survived by his wife Paula and  3 daughters.


George W. Munns ’55
George W. Munns of Houston passed away on May 11,2013. George was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served in the Strategic Air Command as a Navigator in a refueling squadron and was stationed in North Africa, Spain, Alaska and Newfoundland. After his 3 years of active duty, George wasted no time starting his own business, opening in March of 1960. When the Vietnam War began, George entered the active reserves at Ellington AFB. He left the reserves after 5 years with rank of Major. He is survived by 1 daughter and 2 sons.


Clarence Murray, Jr. ’55
Clarence Murray, Jr. passed away on January 21, 2016 in Midland, TX.     He received his Masters in Petroleum Engineering.  Clarence worked in the oil industry as an engineer, before becoming an entrepreneur, until he retired.  Clarence enjoyed sunsets, wildflowers, outdoors, and working in his shop and was commissioned 2nd Lt. , Active Duty Armor Ft Knox, KY Aug 1958-Jan 1959, Commander 1st Lt. reserve Active Duty 49th Armor Ft. Polk, LA August 1961-Discharged Aug 1962. 
He is survived by his wife Betty, 3 daughters and  one  son.


Stephen O. Nall ’55
Stephen O. Nall passed away on July 25, 2004 in Dallas. Steve graduated with a B-ARCH degree and had his own practice in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Jean.


Brigadier General Cecil Nowlin Neely ’55
Brigadier General Cecil Nowlin Neely passed away on June 1, 2018 in Madisonville, TX. He joined the US Army as a Private and retired after 29 years of service as a Brigadier General. He had a tour of duty in the Korean War and served 2 tours in the Vietnam War. He graduated from Sam Houston University,  obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska and his PhD from the  Command and Staff School.
 He is survived by his wife Lynn.


Dr. James M. Neil ’55
Dr. James Neil died May 24, 2003 in Boise, ID. Dr. Neil was a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M. He is survived by his wife, Delores, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Ewell Allen Nelson ’55
Ewell Allen Nelson passed away July 9, 2018 in Brownwood, TX. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1958.   Allen served in the US Marine Corps as a Aviation Training Technician.  
After graduation, Allen worked for Mobil Oil.  He later went to work for IBM and retired as a Senior Account Representative.  Allen is survived by his wife Betty and 2 sons.


Ray Ben Nesbitt ’55
Ray Ben Nesbitt passed away on February 15, 2014 in Houston, TX. Ray graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and began his career with Humble Oil Company in Baytown, Texas. After many domestic and international assignments/promotions he ended his distinguished career as President of Exxon Chemical Company in Houston. He retired in 1998 after 43 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Sarah and 3 daughters.


Kenneth R. Netterville ’55
Kenneth R. Netterville from Houston died November 1, 1994. No other information is available.


Calvin Samuel “Sam” Netterville ’55
Sam Netterville of College Station died August 2, 2012. Sam graduated from Texas A&M in 1955 with a degree in Architectural Construction and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He was Commanding Officer of “A” Company Quartermaster, which is now Company E-2, known as the Mascot Company. During his sophomore year he was named the first Mascot Corporal taking care of Reveille II. Sam served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at Fort Lee, Va., and Fort Jackson, S.C. and earned the rank of Captain. He was instrumental in construction of the Johnson Spacecraft Center near Houston. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine and 2 sons.


Charles D. Newman ’55
Charles Newman of Marietta, Georgia, passed away on March 25, 1998. (The AFS just notified; no other information.)


C.Chartier Newton ’55
Chartier Newton died May 3, 2004 in Austin, TX. Chartier, a native of Tyler, had his own architectural firm, C. Chartier Newton & Associates, in Austin, and was a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. Chartier is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia and 3 daughters.


Samuel R. Nichols ’55
Samuel R. Nichols died on February 15, 2007 in Conroe, Texas. He is survived by his wife Sue. (No other information available)


Marvin F. Nielsen ’55
Marvin F. Nielsen (Marv) died on Oct. 8, 2007 in Victoria, Texas. Marv earned his degree in Chemical Engineering. He was retired from Union Carbide. He is survived by his wife Norma.


Clifford J. Novosad ’55
Clifford J. Novosad (Cliff) died on Nov. 11, 2007 in San Antonio, Tx. Cliff earned his degree in Agronomy and was retired from the USAF.He is survived by his wife Mary Ann and 2 sons.


Julius Nussbaum ’55
Julius Nussbaum passed away on June 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Julius was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving as a Navigator. Subsequently, he was retired from Glassman Oxygen and Supply Company in Greenville.
Mr. Nussbaum was an Eagle Scout.  He is survived by one daughter and one son.


 

James Dwight O’Keefe ’55
James Dwight O’Keefe of Kerrville passed away on February 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife Mary.


Donald Eugene Oller ’55
Donald Eugene Oller of Tyler passed away on Dec. 28, 2012. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1961. He retired from Howe-Baker. He is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons.


Charles Leo Otto ’55
Charles Leo Otto passed away on February 27, 2018 in Bryan, TX.  He served in the US Navy from 1955-61 and after his discharge worked for the City of College Station for 30 years and retired.  He is survived by his wife Shellie and one daughter.

 


Ansell W. Outlaw ’55
Ansell W. Outlaw passed away on 01-27-2017 in Richardson, TX. He earned his degree in Agronomy.  He is survived by his wife Ann. (No additional details are available)


Ernesto Pabon ’55
Ernesto Pabon died on 01-14-2006 in Houston, Tx. He was originally from Girardot, Columbia and earned his degree in Animal Husbandry. He is survived by his wife Norma and 5 daughters.


Eugene W. Palmer ’55
Eugene W. Palmer, of Dallas, TX passed away on 09-29-2015. He graduated as a Civil Engineer.  He is survived by his wife Margie and 2 daughters.


Henry William “Hank” Parkman ’55
Henry William “Hank” Parkman, of College Station, TX,  passed away on November 11, 2016.   Subsequent to graduation he spent three years in the United States Air Force. Hank went on to become a masonry estimator,  contractor and small business owner.   He is survived by his wife Ora “Belle”, one son and three daughters.


 

Ray D. (Dick) Partlow ’55
Ray D. (Dick) Partlow passed away on 12-21-2005 in Baytown, Tx. He earned a degree in Animal Husbandry and was a sales rep for Prentiss Mfg.. He was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band while at A&M. He is survived by his wife Mary, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Howell Runnels “H.R.” Patterson, Jr. ’55
Howell Runnels Patterson, Jr. passed away in Boerne, TX on March15,1015. After graduating from A&M, he was a pilot in the US Air Force for 2 years. Thereafter, H.R. joined Farwell Corporation in Dallas, a mechanical and sheet metal contractor company, where he also earned professional licenses as a Professional Engineer and Master Plumber. Upon leaving Farwell, he joined Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1977 and became the Associate VP of Campus Planning & Development. After serving under 5 campus presidents and 21 years of overseeing construction, remodeling and massive growth, the SMU campus changed quite a bit. His SMU colleagues considered H.R. their favorite Aggie, and he was devoted to any and everything SMU. He is survived by his wife Deborah, one daughter and one son.


Robert L. Pearce ’55
Robert Pearce passed away on May 10, 2011 in Kingwood, TX. He worked for the USDA in Brownsville and Houston. He is survived by his wife Anne and 1 daughter.


Dr. Henry Alexander Pearson, PhD ’55
Dr. Henry Alexander Pearson passed away on March 9, 2017 in Athens, TX.  Dr. Pearson received his Bachelor’s Degree, Texas A&M University; Master’s Degree, Texas A&M University; and his PhD, Utah State University. 
He received a basketball scholarship to Texas A&M, but chose to play football at Blinn Junior College, lettering in four sports. Then in the U.S. Army, Henry was selected to play football, where he was the top receiver in Europe. He returned to Texas A&M to play for the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant in 1956 through 1958. Dr. Henry Pearson spent his professional career as a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S Forest Service.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy, 1 daughter and  1 son.


Leland Dorsey Pendleton Sr. ’55
Leland Pendleton passed away on Sept. 4, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX. Leland joined the Air Force in 1943 and trained as a pilot. He separated as major in 1953 and went on to finish his degree in mechanical engineering. Leland was a successful businessman and owner of Flow-Dyne Engineering for over 53 years. He is survived by his wife Pat, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Lee Rex Pepping ’55
Lee Rex Pepping, of Kerrville TX, passed away on January 10, 2017. He was a Veteran. He is survived by his wife Barbara. (No other information available)


Dr. Alton W. Perry ’55
Dr. Alton Perry of Spring passed away on October 16, 2004. He is survived by his wife Barbara.


Lt.Col. James W. Persons Sr. ’55
James Persons passed away on January 4, 2009 in Arlington TX. He is survived by his wife Sheri, one son and one daughter.


Dr. Reno Petry, Jr. ’55
Dr. Reno Petry, Jr. passed away on December 27, 2015 in Jennings, LA.  Dr. Petry was a native of Gueydan and was a resident of Jennings since 1957. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced as a veterinarian for over 48 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and both the American Quarter Horse Association and Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association  He is survived by his wife Ramona, two sons and two daughters.


 

Ralph M. Pettit ’55
RALPH M. PETTIT passed away on January 21, 2012 in Houston TX. Upon graduation he served in the USAF as a pilot. When his military commitment was over he embarked on a career in the oil business, where he was highly respected, retiring from Hercules Chemical in 1992. He is survived by his wife Jane, 3 sons and one daughter.


Richard C. Phillips ’55
Richard Phillips passed away on July 15, 2011 in Scottsdale,AZ. He played football for Texas A&M while earning his degree, and served in the USAF flying B25 Bombers for 4 years. He was a full time Artist and Art Teacher. He is survived by his wife Margaret and two daughters.


James F. Pigg, Jr. ’55
James F. Pigg Jr. (J P ) died on March 7, 2008 in Milwaukie, Oregon. “JP” earned his degree in Range and Forestry and was retired from the U.S. Forest Service. He was a First Lt. in “B” Infantry. In addition to his wife, daughter and grandchild, Frank is survived by a son.


Frank Pollard ’55
Frank Pollard, longtime preacher on the former “Baptist Hour” radio broadcast and president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary from 1983-86, died Nov. 30 at his home in San Anselmo, Calif., in the San Francisco area. He is widowed and survived by 2 sons. Baptist Press


Donald Alfred Portie ’55
Donald Alfred Portie passed away on July 21, 2014 in Bend, TX. Donald worked as the Harris County Extension Agent. He is survived by his wife Eileen, one son and 2 daughters.


Carl A. Poseye ’55
Carl A. Posey passed away on February 9, 2018 in Alexandria, VA.  Carl served in the US Army and graduated with a Degree in English.  He was an award winning magazine writer for Air & Space Magazine and he served a a Public Information Officer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A). In addition, Carl was an Editor of Time-Life Books, a freelance writer and published 8 novels, etc.  He is survived by his wife Ann, a  daughter and a son.

 


Cad N. “Bud” Powell ’55
Cad N. “Bud” Powell passed away on January 6, 2018 in Navasota, TX. Bud received a BS degree in Engineering.  After graduation he served in the Army Corps of Engineers.  Subsequently to his time the service, Bud partnered with Gerald Purcell to establish the J. Youens & Co. Lumber Yard.  At the same time he worked as an Engineer in the T.D.C.J. Facilities Division.    He is survived by one son and one daughter.


Royce “Neil” Price ’55
Royce “Neil” Price passed away on August 28, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.  After Neil graduated, he served in the US Air Force and attained the rank of Captain.  Neil then worked for IBM and retired as an executive in 1991.   He is survived by 1 son and 2 daughters.

 


Jack L. Purcell  ’55
Jack L. Purcell of Copperas Grove, TX, passed away on November 10, 2018. Jack graduated as a Civil Engineer, and was an US Army veteran and a PE for 54 years. Jack practiced Civil Engineering both Domestically and Internationally. Towards the end of his career he worked as the Copperas Grove City Engineer and Acting Manager . He is survived by his  2 sons and 2 daughters.


Lt. Col. James Kenneth Putnam ’55
Lt. Col. James K. Putnam died on July 19, 2014 in Hillsboro,TX. James retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife Jan.


Col. Emil T. Quast ’55
Col. Emil T. Quast died on February 23, 2005 in Portland, Washington. He earned his degree in Marketing. He is survived by his wife Helen Rose, 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Glen Edward Rabe ’55
Glen Edward Rabe, non-graduate died May 2, 2003. No address or details were provided.


Robert Christan “Bob” Rabe ’55
Robert Christan Rabe, passed away on April 5, 2017 in Mount Vernon, WA.  He received his DVM degree in 1965 and graduated from the Dallas Seminar with a Masters of Theology Degree.  He is survived by his wife Emyle, 3 sons and one daughter.


Jerry D. Ramsey ’55
Jerry Ramsey PhD, received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Texas A&M University and his PhD from Texas Tech University. Dr. Ramsey was a professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech. University, where he served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1977 until 1989. He was preceded in death by his wife Sue. He is survived by his mother, 2 sons, 2 daughters and grand-children.


S.W. “Cub” Randolph ’55
S.W. “Cub” Randolph passed away on Sept. 25, 2013. He served in the military and was a retired captain of the United States Army. Cub’s professional career was spent at TU Electric, where he retired after 35 years. He is survived by his wife Julia, one son and two daughters.


Reed Alexander Rankin ’55
Reed Alexander Rankin of Seguin, TX. passed away on October 25, 2018. He received his law degree from San Antonio’s St. Mary’s School of Law in 1959 and worked as a Contract Negotiator @ Kelly Air Force Base for 29 years.  During his career, he received The Presidential Service Award from President Lyndon B. Johnson.  He is survived by his wife Constance, one stepdaughter and 4 sons/stepsons.


Russell Mathews Reed ’55
Russell Mathews Reed, of Richardson, TX, passed away on April 26, 2016. After graduation, Russell spent approximately 20 years with Royal Globe Insurance Company and eventually became the Vice President of Personal Lines.  While with Royal Globe Russell he served in Houston, San Antonio, Philadelphia, New York, eventually moving to Richardson in 1977.  He is survived by his wife Barbara and one  daughter.


Rusty Reynolds ’55
Rusty Reynolds died on March 19, 2012 in College Station. He left A&M in 1953 but returned to get his degree in 1996. He was an endowed donor to Texas A&M. Rusty spent a good part of the 50s and 60s behind the microphone in North-East Texas and Louisiana. He partnered with his son to launch stations in Tyler/Longview. He was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by 1 son.


Dr. Curtis Alvin Rhodes ’55                                                                                                                 Dr.  Curtis Alvin Rhodes passed away on May 20, 2016 in Irmo, SC.  After graduation, he attended  the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Melon University to obtain his Ph.D.  Curtis taught Mechanical Engineering for 49 years. He enjoyed his many years of teaching his students and he taught close to 2000 students since his “retirement” 10 years ago.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter and 3 sons.


Lonnie “Dale” Rhodes ’55
Lonnie “Dale” Rhodes passed away on on June 14, 2017 in Athens, TX.  He served in the US Army and after 20 years retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He is survived by 4 children.


Charles C. Richie ’55
Charles C Richie Passed away on on March 30, 2013 in Huntington Beach, CA. He is survived by his wife Lyubov. (No other information available)


Erskine W. “Bill” Riveire ’55
Bill Riveire died on October 3,2005 in College Station, Tx. He is survived by his wife Nancy and 2 sons.


Kenneth W. Rivoire ’55
Kenneth W. Rivoire died on May 17,2006 in Denton,Tx. He earned his degree in Animal Husbandry. He is survived by his wife Olivia and 1 son and 2 daughters


Thomas C. (Tom) Riggs III ’55
Tom Riggs of Friendswood passed away on July 28, 2001. (No further details are available)


Donald C. Rodgers ’55
Donald C. Rodgers of New Braunsfels passed away on August 17, 2010. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is survived by one daughter.


Ronald C. Roetschke ’55
Ronald C. Roetschke of Midland, TX passed away on May 27, 2013. (No further details are available)


Charles B. Rose ’55
Charles B. Rose passed away on July 13, 2004 in Dallas. Charley was in “B” Infantry, majored in Economics and was an Administrative Law Judge. He is survived by one son & one daughter.


Joe Fred Rose ’55
Joe F. Rose passed away on December 10, 2008 in Del Rio. Joe was in “B” Field Artillery and graduated with a degree in Range & Forestry. He is survived by his wife Joanne.


Paul C. Ross ’55
Paul C. Ross (Sully)died on October 23, 2005 in San Antonio, Tx. He earned a degree in Architecture and was a 1st. Lt. in Sq. 11 his senior year.(No further details are available)


Raoul Y. Roth ’55
Raoul Roth died on May 30, 2009 in Porter Ranch, California. He is survived by his wife Janice.


Dr. Eugene T. Rowe ’55
Dr. Eugene T. Rowe of Richmond, VA passed away on November 11, 2002. No further  information was available.


Sam Rowland ’55
Sam E. Rowland died on October 3,2006.He earned his degree in Accounting and received his law degree from SMU in 1960. Sam had his own firm in Bryan/College Station from 1990 until his death. He lettered in baseball while at A & M. He is survived by his wife Betsy Kay, 1 son and 2 daughters.


Robert “Bob” Ruiz ’55 
Robert “Bob” Ruiz of Whittier, CA passed away on January 6, 2017. He received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He is survived by his wife Jean, 2 daughters, 1 step-daughter and one son.  (No further details are available.)


 

Col.Robert T. Saffel ’55
Col.Robert T. Saffel died on May 19,2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was C.O. of Squadron 13 and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Nelton O. Salch ’55
Nelton O. Salch passed away on October 2, 2011 in Corpus Christi, TX. Nelton was employed for 30 years as a civil engineer with the Soil Conservation Service. He is survived by his wife Kathreen, 2 sons and one daughter.


Tom Jones Sammons Sr. ’55
Tom Jones Sammons Sr. passed away on August 23, 2018 in Brady, TX. Tom earned his BS in Agriculture and his MS in Education degrees and was the Cadet Commanding Officer of “A” Quartermaster.  He served in the US Army as a Fixed Wing and Helicopter Pilot and after his service taught Chemistry & Physics in High School for 20 years. He is survived by one daughter and three sons.


Floyd “Bo: Sanders Jr. ’55
Floyd H. “Bo” Sanders Jr. died on 4-20-05 in Livingston, Texas. “Bo” was in Sqd. 14 in the Corp and a Ross Volunteer. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Joe Frese Sandlin. ’55
Joe Frese Sandlin passed away on October 29, 2017 in Baytown, TX. Joe was a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band.  He attended the University of Texas Law school and was a practicing Attorney for 40 years in Anuahuac, TX.  While at A&M he obtained his pilot license.  Joe is survived by his wife Rita, one daughter and one son.


John R. (Sonny) Saunders ’55
Sonny Saunders of Kaplan, LA passed away on August 12, 2002. He is survived by his wife Betty, 2 sons and one daughter.


Dr. Keith D. Savage ’55
Keith Savage passed away in Commerce, TX on December 30, 2004, after a long illness. Keith was retired as a Professor on the faculty of Texas A&M-Commerce. His wife predeceased him last year and he is survived by three sons.


Jay Paul Savage ’55
Jay Paul Savage died on May 8, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. Jay was in “C” Infantry and earned a degree in Journalism. He is survived by his wife Betty, one son and two daughters.


Lt. Col. Robert C. Sawyer ’55
Lt. Col. Rober C. Sawyer passed away on April 21, 2017, in Austin, TX.  After graduation he served in the US Air Force, flying KC97 Mid-Air Refuelers.  He served for 28 years and after retiring he entered the Civil Service as a Federal Agent with the Criminal Investigating Division of the IRS.  He was eventually promoted to CID Chief and served 5 more years.  He is survived by his wife Nan and 3 daughters.

 


Joe E. Schero ’55
Joe E. Schero passed away on January 4, 2017 in Kerrville, TX.                                                            (No additional information available.)


Col. Thomas Barret Schmidt ’55
Col. Thomas Barret Schmidt passed away on October 20, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. He joined the U.S. Air Force and traveled the world. Col. Schmidt supported several high ranking officers during NATO and SEATO gatherings. After serving for 30 years, he returned home to San Antonio.


Dr. Michael Frank Schuster ’55
Dr. Michael Frank Schuster,  of Mexia, TX., passed away on September 9, 2015.  He received his bachelor and master of science degrees from Texas A&M College and his PhD from Mississippi State University in the field of entomology. Mike was a world-class research scientist and conducted research in crop protection with both Mississippi State and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Following retirement, he resettled to Mexia, and continued to be active in the agricultural community.


LTC. Harold W. Schwertner ’55
LTC. Harold W. Schwertner of Ballinger passed away on January 11, 2002. He is survived by his wife Delphine and 2 sons.


Kenneth L. Scott ’55
Kenneth Scott died on November 18, 2009 in Dallas. He is survived by his wife Sandra.


Charles E. Shannon ’55
Charles E. Shannon, Jr. died in San Angelo on May 25, 2004. He is survived by 2 sons.


Dr.Thomas K. Shotwell ’55
Dr.Thomas Shotwell died in Dallas on July 9, 2011. He earned a BS degree in Agriculture and served in the US Army for 2 years. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from LSU and was the first independent industry consultant in the USA in the area of Pharmaceutical Research and Regulatory Affairs. He is survived by one daughter.


Eugene W. Sikes ’55
Eugene W. Sikes died on 08-25-2005 . He received his degree in Civil Engineering. He is survived by his wife Jane and 3 sons.


Chester D. “Chet” Slawson ’55
Chester D.  “Chet” Slawson  of  Dallas, TX passed away on January 12, 2015.  At Texas A&M he was Squadron 19 Commander.  Chester was a pilot in the U.S. Air force. He worked  for Schlumberger in the International oil and gas Industry and retired 1995.  He is survived by two daughters.


Johnny E. Slenk ’55
Johnny E. Slenk died on 07-10-1976. He earned his degree in Accounting. (No other information available)


Audrey Lynn Smith, DVM ’55
Audrey Lynn Smith passed  away on April 2, 2018 in Nashville, AR.   He earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine and started a DVM practice in Perryville, MO.  In 1971 he became a USDA poultry inspector at new Tyson Plant and retired in 1995.  He is survived by his wife Jackie, 3 sons and 2 daughters.


Seymour J. Smith Jr, DVM ’55
Seymour J. Smith Jr. (Smitty) died on November 13, 2005 in Sunset, La. He earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine and owned the Bellevue Animal Clinic. He is survived by his wife Mary and 1 daughter.


Spencer (Smitty) W. Smith ’55
Spencer (Smitty) W. Smith died on 01-08-2000 in Amarillo, Tx. He earned a degree in Education.


Charles W. “Bill” Soltis ’55
Charles W. “Bill” Soltis  of  Houston, TX  passed on August 5, 2015.  a degree in Education.  Bill received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and served in the Corps of Cadets.  A lifelong Aggie and a great believer in the power of a good education, Bill continued to give back to Texas A&M throughout his life. In 2010, he received the university’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Bill was both an entrepreneur and inventor. He started three successful businesses in the fields of commercial heating and air conditioning, air-filtration technologies, and cleanroom design; and held numerous patents that significantly impacted the fields of medicine, information technology and engineering. 
A love for the wonder and beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest eventually lead Bill and his wife Wanda to buy and preserve 250 acres in Costa Rica and to build a research and education center on adjacent land, donating it in 2009 to Texas A&M University. The TAMU Soltis Center for Research and Education will remain a living legacy to one man’s passion for the preservation of nature for future generations.  He is survived by his wife Wanda, one  son and  three daughters.


LTC. Jerry R. Sonnier ’55
LTC. Jerry R. Sonnier of Port Neches passed away on May 16, 2014. Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Boxer during the Korean conflict and upon completion of his service enlisted in the naval reserves until his honorable discharge in 1961. In 1958 Jerry started his career with the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur as a Systems Analyst and retired from the facility after the merger with Chevron in 1989 with 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife Shari, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Dr. Harold B. Sorenson ’55
Dr. Harold Sorenson of Bryan, passed away in January 1, 1982. He is survived by his wife Olga. (The AFS was just notified.)


Viljar (Bill) Sova ’55
Viljar (Bill) Sova of Friendswood, Texas died on December 27, 2003. No further details were provided.


Johnny Alan Spannagel ’55
Johnny Alan Spannagel of Plano, TX  passed away on June 1, 2018.  He received his BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering.   Johnny began his petroleum engineering career with Chevron, before moving into the consulting field.  He drilled wells domestically as well as overseas.  He finished his career with Cliff’s Drilling in Houston.   He is survived by one son and daughter.


Col. Phillip M. (Phil) Speairs ’55
Col. Phillip M. Speairs of Fort Worth passed away on September 5, 2002. He is survived by wife Ada and one son.


Marion Gerald “Jerry” Spencer, PE ’55
Marion Gerald Spencer passed away on May 5, 2012 in Grapevine, TX. He was President of Spencer Engineering for 35 years, and was a 5th generation Texan. He was a strong supporter of historic preservation and widely respected. He is survived by wife Sharron.


Spencer Clay Spruill,DVM ’55
Spencer Clay Spruill of West Covina,CA passed away on November 30, 2002. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1955 as a doctor of veterinarian medicine. He was drafted into the army and served at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. His first practice Town and Country Animal Hospital was in Deleon, Texas. He opened his second practice in the sixties in La Puente, California and later relocated Francisquito Animal Clinic to West Covina, California. He is survived by wife Carol, 7 sons and 5 daughters.


James “Jim” Paul Staehs ’55
James “Jim” Paul Staehs passed away on December 5, 2017 in San Jose, CA. Upon graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering and being Commissioned,  he served as a Navigator in the Strategic Air Command in the US Air Force.  Subsequently Jim  worked  for the Waterways Experiment Station in Mississippi and then moved to California to work for  the Aerojet General Corporation and Lockheed Missiles & Space Company.  Then Jim founded the JASTA D
esign, Development and Manufacturing Company in San Jose.  Jim sold his Company in 1994 and retired.  He was an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster and active in the BSA for 50 years and received many awards for his distinguished services to youth.  He is survived by his wife Dorthy, 3 daughters and a son.


Richard V. “Dick” Stafford ’55
Richard V. “Dick” Stafford passed away on May 23, 2012 in Greenwood, MS. Upon graduating from Texas A & M University he attended Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1956. He moved to Greenwood in 1976 where he worked for Delta Purchasing until retiring in 1997. He was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Baptist Student Union at Texas A & M. He is survived by three daughters.


Edward Mehl Stallwitz ’55
Edward Mehl Stallwitz passed away on November 10, 2017 in Moore County, TX. He received a degree in Agricultural Economics.  After graduating, he served in the US Army.  Edward farmed his entire civilian life in Moore County, TX.  He is survived by his two sons.


John Metcalfe Starke ’55 
John Metcalfe Starke, Of Chattanooga, TN passed away on  August 29, 2015.
John was an honors graduate of Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Geology and a Master’s in Petroleum Geology from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife lived all over the world with John’s military service and profession. Serving in the USAF as a jet pilot instructor they lived in Selma, Alabama and Laredo, Texas, where he served as a pilot instructor. The Starkes have lived in Belize, Australia, New Guinea, Singapore, London, Caracas, Washington, DC, Miami, Guangzhou and Lagos. He worked 30 years for Phillips and  finished his career as President of Phillips China before retiring.  He is survived by his wife Patsy.


Don L. Steed ’55 
Don L. Steed, of Charleston, SC passed away on September 12, 2015. He graduated from Texas A & M with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and served in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot. After his service he established Steed Flying Service, which operated for 43 years from the Johns Island Airport. For many years, Don did crop spraying, and in later years he did Mosquito Control spraying for several counties, including Charleston County. – He is survived by his wife Lanette, two sons and one daughter.


Franklin Wayne Stokely, Sr. ’55
Franklin Wayne Stokely of Beaumont passed away on January 17, 2012. Franklin was an United States Army veteran. He retired from Texaco after thirty-two years of service, having worked as an accountant in the Port Arthur, Port Neches, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Convent, Louisiana, refineries. He is survived by two sons and three daughters.


Ernest Marion Stone ’55 
Ernest Marion Stone, of Vidor, TX, passed away on November 21, 2016.   Upon graduation Ernest served in the US Army. He is survived by his wife Jimmie. (No additional information is available)


Bob E. Stout, MD ’55
Dr. Bob E. Stout passed away on January 19, 2015. (No additional information is available)


Joseph Andrew “Joe” Stovall ’55
Joseph Andrew Stovall of Sugarland, TX. passed away on May 20, 2018. Joe earned 2 degrees in Petroleum and Geological Engineering.   He joined Mobil Oil in 1956 and then opted for foreign work and joined Colombian Corporation in Cucuta in 1958. Subsequently Joe became a construction manager of large process plant projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, St. Croix, Alaska, South Korea and Kuwait, etc.  Joe eventually retired form Bechtel Engineering in Houston in 2004. He is survived by his wife Maggie and one son.


David Cline Strickler. ’55
David Cline Strickler of Montgomery, TX passed away on September 19, 2018. David graduated with a BS in Architecture and served in the US Army.  After his service he stared his career in Architecture and operated his own firm.   He is survived by 2 daughters and one son.


Bryan E. Strode, Jr. ’55
Bryan E. Strode, Jr. of Houston passed away on November 23, 2012. Bryan was a Captain in the Air Force and served in the Strategic Air Command as a B-47 pilot. After leaving the Air Force, Bryan worked for 40 years in the insurance business. He is survived by his wife Carol two sons and one daughter.


John T. Syler ’55
John T. Syler passed away on February 20, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army, was a District Sales Manager with ACME Brick Co. in Denton. He is survived by wife Doris, one son and one daughter.


Gerald Joe Tackett’55 
Gerald Joe Tackett, of Bellaire, TX, passed away on November 16, 2016. He graduated from the College of Architecture and at his death retired from Slattery Tackett Architects after more than 60 years.  He is survived by his wife Janice, two sons and four daughters.


Jack D. Tarter ’55
Jack D. Tarter of Dallas passed away on December 9, 2001. He is survived by his wife Margaret.


Gordon E. Tate ’55
Gordon E. Tate (Formerly of San Antonio) died in Midland on January 7, 2004. He was an Environmental Consultant and Rancher in Midland, and is survived by his wife Gina and three sons.


William R. Tennison ’55
William R. Tennison died on Dec. 18, 2007 in Gardnerville, Nevada. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Dairy Science. He is survived by 1 Daughter


Gayle O. Thompson ’55
Gayle O. Thompson of Plainview passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1955 with a degree in agricultural administration. He served briefly in the U.S. Air Force and returned to Plainview to take over the family farming operation. He was honored with the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” Award in 2007 in recognition of more than 50 years as a pilot with an unblemished record. He is survived by his wife Gay, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Harold “Keith” Thompson ’55
Harold “Keith” Thompson of College Station, TX passed away on February 20, 2014. He graduated in 1955 with a degree in geology. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955 and spent time in California, Virginia, and Greenland. He entered the field of Industrial Hygiene with the City of Houston, John Deere in Moline, Illinois, GE Corporation and the Caterpillar Corporation where he retired in 1995 as Manager of Corporate Industrial Hygiene. He is survived by his wife Ann, 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Melvin John Tilly ’55
Melvin John Tilly passed away  on August 4, 2017 in Brentwood, CA. He earned his Degree in Engineering and  entered the US Air Force after graduation.  After his Service, he worked  in and retired from an engineering position and pursued his hobby in anything mechanical repairs.  He is survived by his wife Joanne, 4 sons and 2 daughters.


 

James R. (Jim) Todd ’55
James R. Todd died on June 12, 2006 in Winter Park, Fla. He earned his degree in Math and was a 1st Lt. in Sqdrn. 1 his senior year. Jim was a retired Major. He is survived by his wife June, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Rufus I Turner Jr. ’55
Rufus I Turner Jr. died on February 27, 2014 in Claremont, CA. He earned his degree in Architecture. He is survived by his wife Elaine. (No other information available)


Dr. Fehrlin E. “Sonny” Tutt ’55
Dr. Fehrlin E. “Sonny” Tutt from Sugarland, TX passed away on January 31, 2016.   He served as Deputy Corps Commander, was honored as a distinguished student and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry in 1955. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. In 1956,  Sonny married Jimidene Kingsfield of Rotan. They lived in Waco, Texas, where Jima completed her studies at Baylor University while Sonny served as a pilot at James Connally Air Force Base. The couple moved to College Station, Texas, where Jima taught elementary school and Sonny studied veterinary medicine. Sonny graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1962.  In 1963, Sonny, and his family moved to Houston, where Sonny practiced small animal medicine at Beechnut Animal Clinic for many years. After Sonny retired from veterinary practice, he did volunteer work with Christian Veterinary Missions and traveled to Haiti, Colombia, Cuba, Romania and other countries to spearhead agricultural projects. He is survived  by his wife Jima, one daughter and one son.
        


Livio C. Uribe ’55
Livio C. Uribe of Zapata, Texas died on May 15, 1996. He is survived by 2 sons and one daughter.


William (Bill) James Utsman ’55
Bill Utsman passed away on January 12, 2012 In Longview, TX. He served in the US Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife Danita, 2 daughters and 4 step children.


John Richard Vaello ’55
John Richard Vaello passed away on July 13, 2007 at his home in Hebbronville, Texas. He served as a pilot in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957. He was owner and manager of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Hebbronville from 1963 until his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, 2 sons and one daughter.


Tex M. Vanzura ’55
Tex M. Vanzura, Of Wellington, NV, died December 3, 2003. He is survived by his wife Linda, 4 sons and 4 daughters.


Dr. Maurice H. Vaughan ’55
Dr. Maurice H. Vaughan of Martinsburg, WV, died 02/15/2009 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. He earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters.


Wickliffe Black “Wick” Vennard, Jr. ’55
Wickliffe Black “Wick” Vennard, Jr. passed away on 05/08/2015 in Lafayette, LA. He  obtained a degree in Agriculture and  was an avid golfer and Captain of the Aggie Golf Team.  He lettered in wrestling. Wick enlisted in the United States Army and was involved in the Korean Conflict. After his service, he ran a cattle business on some of his family property known as St. Clair Plantation. He is survived by a Sister and  Brother.


Bobby Gene Verdine ’55
Bobby Gene Verdine passed away on September 28, 2017 in Alvin TX.  He started his educational career in Alvin as a Principal and eventually achieved the title of Acting Superintendent of the Alvin ISD.  Bobby retired in 1999 and then sat on the Board of Trustees for another  9 years.  The Alvin Agriculture Science Center was dedicated to Bobby.  He is survived by one daughter and one son.

 


Robert Anthony Verduzco ’55
Naval Aviation Cadet Robert Anthony Verduzco  from Laredo, TX was killed in a Navy Training Plane explosion over the Texas A&M College Campus on November 20, 1954 at 7:34 PM.  In addition,  the other occupant in the plane was also killed.   The wreckage of the plane landed 1/4 mile South West of the campus. (Information received August, 2017)


Jules B. Vieaux ’55
Jules B. Vieaux passed away on April 8, 2003 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He graduated with a BS and MS in Math. No further details available.


George E. Vondergoltz ’55
George E. Vondergoltz of College Station, TX died on May 29, 2010. As one of the original donors of the Twelfth Man Foundation, he endowed two athletic scholarships. He went on to serve his class as Class Agent for several years. In 1969, at the age of 35, he, along with Jimmy Clift and L. A. Davis, founded Engineered Components, Incorporated in Stafford, Texas, which quickly grew to a multi-million dollar metal building business with plants spreading across the U.S. He is survived by his wife Kathy, one son, 2 daughters and 2 step-sons.


Dr. Lawrence Waidhoffer DVM ’55
Dr. Lawrence Waidhoffer DVM died in Houston on May 18, 2004.


John C. “Skip” Walton                                                                                                                     John C. “Skip”  Walton passed away on July 16, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Walton.  Upon graduation he was  commissioned into the US Army. Skip served in Vietnam as an Airborne Ranger, where he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. He earned his Masters Degree from the University of Texas, rose to Battalion Commander and then assigned to the Pentagon to work for the Secretary of the Army. Skip retired a LTC in 1976, but continued his public service as Legislative Assistant to US Senator Bennett Johnston of Louisiana. Skip retired to Sarasota in 1995. Skip is survived by his four children.


Herbert W. Warren ’55
Herbert W. Warren died on Nov.28, 2007 in Lorena, Tx. He earned his degree in Agricultural Education and was a counselor for the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice. He is survived by 1 son.


Dr. Gene L. Watts ’55
Dr. Gene Watts of Gainesville passed away on October 26, 2004. He is survived by his wife Maurine.


Charles R. Watson ’55
Charles R. Watson passed away on August 27, 2009 in Harrisburg, Virginia. He graduated with a degree in Architecture. he is survived by his wife Leona and 2 sons.


Clifford Alton Watson ’55
Clifford Alton Watson passed away on July 18, 2015 in Dallas, TX. He graduated with a degree in Architecture. he is survived by his wife Leona and 2 sons. Cliff played football at Sunset High School winning two State Championships.  He continued his passion for football at Texas A&M College with a football scholarship. After graduation Cliff worked for DuPont until he was called from the Reserves to serve in the U.S. Army in 1957. He was Honorably Discharged from the Army in 1961 and pursued his career goals in Garland at Varo System and Tepco Air Cleaning Systems. He established  Clean Air Consultants with the help of his son Frank Watson in 1987. He is survived by 3  sons.


William D. Welburn III ’55
William D. Welburn III (“Bulldog”) died on June 12, 2006. He earned a degree in Economics .While at A & M he was a member of “The Fighting Texas Aggie Band” and 1st Lt. in the Maroon Band his senior year. He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn and 1 son and 2 daughters.


James Bernard Wendland ’55
James Bernard Wendland, from Bowie, Maryland, passed away on December 6, 2016 . Upon graduating, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 48 years retiring in 2004. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for over 25 years retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife  Genevieve, 4 daughters and 2 sons.


Harlan August Wensel  ’55
Harlan August Wensel passed away on January 6, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. Harlan graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.  He worked for Convair for almost 38 years and retired.   Harlan is survived by his wife Acey and one son.


Don R. Wesch ’55
Don Wesch died on October 30, 2008 in Plano. Don graduated from A&M with a degree in Architecture and played/lettered in baseball. He is survived by his wife Bess and 1 son.


Dr. Robert Dale Wesselhoft ’55
Dr. Roberrt Dale Wesselhoft passed away on February 16, 2017 in Austin, TX.   He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Grave Mem. 186055363.  (No additional details were available)


Hugh O. West ’55
Hugh West passed away on September 23, 2003 in Conroe, Texas. He was a resident of Willis, TX and a retired partner of Circle Saw Builders Supply Co. of Houston, TX. He is survived by his wife Shirley, 1 daughter and 1 son.


Bill Whitaker ’55
Bill Whitaker passed away on July 1, 2009 in Carthage, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Agronomy and Animal Husbandry He is survived by his wife Martha and 1 daughter.


Dr. Joe B. Whitley ’55
Dr. Joe B. Whitley passes away in San Antonio, TX on July 11, 2018.  Joe received his Dr. of Dentistry from the University of Texas in Houston.  He was commissioned in the US Army as a Captain and after his service he set up his Dental Practice in Hereford TX and later San Antonio, TX.  In addition, Joe established 2 Mobile Dental Clinics to take care of the Under-Served Adults and Children.  He is survived by 4 daughters.


James Lloyd “Jimmy” Whitfield ’55
Jamea Lloyd passed away on February 7, 2018 in Edcouch, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Agronomy. After graduation Jimmy served as a pilot in the US Air Force until 1958.  Subsequently, he pursued a career in Agriculture and became a steward of the land.  Jimmy served on the Raymondville State Bank Board,  Farm Service Agency, Willacy County EMS Board and the Hospital District Board.  He is survived by his wife Zora Bel , 2 daughters and one son.


 

Clifford Sims Whitmore, D.V.M. ’55
Clifford Sims Whitmore passed away on July 5, 2017 in Harrison, AR. He graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and moved to the Ozarks to start a Mixed Animal Veterinary Practice.  For 30 years he cared for animals in four counties. He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter.


Franklin C. Whitwell ’55
Franklin Whitwell passed away on December 23, 2009 in Augusta, Kansas. He retired as an engineer from Boeing. He is survived by 2 daughters.


Charles Dwight Williams ’55
Charles Dwight Williams passed away on July19,2017 in Oklahoma City, OK. He earned his degree in General Business and Petroleum Engineering.  Charles was instrumental in opening oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, Southwestern USA, The North Sea and other foreign countries.  He is survived by his wife Sue and  3 sons.


James M. Williams ’55
James M Williams died on Oct. 6, 2008 in San Antonio, Tx. He earned his degree in Personnel Administration. He is survived by 3 daughters.


Lt. Col Lee E. Williams ’55
Lt. Col Lee E. Williams died on November 15, 2011 in Mineola, Tx. He served 20 years in the US Air Force and flew 270 missions in Viet Nam. He is survived by 2 sons.



Robert L. (Bob) Williams ’55
Robert L. (Bob) Williams died on Oct. 6, 2014 in Lakeway, Tx. He was preceded in death by his wife Zulla. He is survived by two daughters. (No other information available)


Walter Thomas Williams ’55
Walter Thomas Williams passed away on October 23, 2018 in Houston, TX. He was a graduate Civil Engineer and was a Director of Public Works for the City of Houston.  He is survived by his wife Neva Joyce, 3 daughters and one son.

 


Franklin K. Wills, VMD ’55
Dr. Franklin K. Wills died on April 14, 2013 in Canmer, Kentucky. Dr. Wills attended Penn State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950. He received his Master of Science from Texas A&M University in 1955, and his Doctorate in Veterinary Pathology in 1966, from the University of Connecticut. He served as an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut from 1960-1962, and as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland from 1962-1969. He went on to serve as the Associate Director of Sterwin Laboratories in Millsboro, Del., eventually becoming their Manager of International Technical Services. He is survived by his wife Carol, 1 son, 2 daughters and 2 step daughters.


Lawrence Edward Winkler ’55
Lawrence Edward Winkler . of Albany passed away on September 25, 2012 in Abilene, TX. He earned his degree in Animal Husbandry playing football under the legendary Bear Bryant being one of the Junction Boys. Following college, Mr.. Winkler served his country and attained a rank of Captain in the United States Army and served in the National Guard. The Winklers moved to Albany in 1960 where he worked as the County Extension Agent until he retired in 1986. He is survived by his wife Gerri and 2 sons.


James Ray (Jim) Witte ’55
Jim Witte died on April 11, 2012 in Yoakum, TX. He was an Eagle Scout and served in the US Army upon graduation and commissioning. He worked at US Gypsum, General Dynamics and Tex Tan Western Leather Company. He was an active member in the Yoakum community and received many honors for his Volunteer work. He is survived by wife Louise, one son, one daughter and one step-son.


James Randolph Womack ’55
James Randolph Womack died on April 11, 2014 in Hurst, TX. Upon graduation with an engineering degree he retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1996 after 37 years. He returned to Texas for retirement. He is survived by his wife Lynnda, 2 sons and 2 daughters and a step-daughter.


Marshall Dean Woodruff ’55
Marshall Dean Woodruff, a retired Presbyterian minister, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Fort Worth. After graduating from Texas A&M he attended Southwestern Seminary, University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Walden University in his quest to his PH.D. Dean pastored various Churches in Texas. His last pastorate was Webster Presbyterian Church in the NASA area of Houston. After retirement, Dean obtained a real estate license and worked for the Texas State Land Office. He is survived by his wife Floy Kate Woodruff, one son and one daughter.


Charles Melvin Work ’55                                                                                                                            Charles attended school in Dallas and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School where he excelled in baseball and won a scholarship to Texas A & M University. He was known as a pitcher with the fastest arm in the state. He lived up to this reputation and was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers where he played several seasons in the minor leagues. After serving his country in the U. S. Army, he worked 37 years for GMAC before retiring. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, four sons and one daughter.


Col. Roy R. Wratislaw ’55
Col. Roy R. Wratislaw , of San Antonio, passed away on December 1, 2015. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1980.  In Vietnam in 1968 he served on the staff of Generals Westmoreland and Abrams coordinating the operations of the Free World Forces during the Tet Offensive. He also served in many other places around the world and ultimately was appointed the Director of Accounting for the Department of the Army. Among numerous other awards he earned the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor and the Vietnam Service medal with five battle stars.  After retirement from  the Army  he became the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Personnel for the Army Residence Community until his retirement in 1998.  He is survived by his wife Edna Mae, two sons and one daughter.


Travis  Gerald Wunderlich ’55
Travis Gerald Wunderlich, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away on  February 8, 2016. Travis graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.  After  graduation he entered the United States Air Force where he excelled as a pilot. After an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he worked in the Oil Production and Chemical Industries field for 40 years as a Civil Engineer. He is survived by his wife Vera, 1 son and 1 daughter.


Hubert H. Wyatt ’55
Hubert H. Wyatt died on 1-24-2009 in Houston, Tx. He earned his degree in Marketing and was President of Wyatt Construction. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and 2 sons and 1 daughter


James K. Yates ’55
James Yates passed away April 19, 2004 in Gretna, Louisiana. He is survived by his 3 children Debra, Clara and Randy, 3 grandchildren and one great grandson.


Norman Joseph “Buddy” Yentzen ’55                                                                                Norman Joseph “Buddy” Yentzen  passed away on June 26, 2012 in Lafayette, LA.  After graduation he opened and ran The Coastal Pipe Co.  until he retired in 2008.  He is survived by his wife Tanya and two daughters.


Frederick R. Zerbe ’55
Fred Zerbe, formerly of Houston, died in Argyle, TX on December 20, 2004. Fred was a rancher in Argyle at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Beverly, one son and one daughter.