of Our Classmates
LOCKHART HIGH SCHOOL
Class of 1959
Billy Joe Reeves
Howard Lee Hellums
Born: 14 Apr 1941
Jim was active in the Lockhart community as a past president of the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce; past president and treasurer of the Lockhart Kiwanis Club; a deacon, elder and board chairman of the First Christian Church; and former president of the Chisholm Trail Texas Exes Association. Jim also served as an assistant Scout Master, Little League coach, Babe Ruth coach, girls’ softball coach and chairman of the United Fund Drive. He received Lockhart’s Most Worthy Citizen award for the year 2000.
Jim was a loving and supportive husband, dad, and grandpa. Jim and his late wife, Terry, were avid Texas Longhorn and Boston Red Sox fans often times watching every Red Sox game on the MLB Network. They enjoyed many hobbies together including gardening, cooking, fishing, doing crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble. Jim was a long-time golfer and enjoyed playing every Wednesday with his friends and, when “the wind wasn’t blowing too strong and the temperature was 60 degrees or above,” he did his best to be on the course.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Patti Philippone and son-in-law, David, Jennifer Meiners and son-in-law, John Paul, and Cassie Mitchell and son-in-law, Greg; two grandsons, Matthew and Kyle Mitchell; and one brother, William C. Fielder. He is preceded in death by his wife, Terry Fielder; one brother, Henry W. Fielder; and parents, Grace and Weldon Fielder.
Funeral services were scheduled at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas, with visitation on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m. and the funeral service on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim’s name to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), San Marcos, Texas or a charity of your choice.
Billy Joe Reeves
Born: 21 Oct 1940 Lytton Springs
He was preceded in death by her parents; his wife, Alice Reeves and his son, Billy Reeves, Jr. He is survived his three daughters: Jeanie Kirsch (Bruce), Carolyn Hendrix (Phil), and Marilyn McGlothlin; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Delhi Cemetery in Rosanky, Texas.
Memorials can be made to Wounded Warriors.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.
Kenneth Hoyt (Tommy) Taylor
July 19, 1941 Luling
He was born June 19, 1941, in Luling, Texas. He was the son of Hoyt and Mary Shely Taylor, of Tilmon. He spent his youth in Caldwell County. He graduated in 1959 from Lockhart High School where he received the honors of being All School Favorite, captain of the football team, and an outstanding track star.
After graduation he lived and worked in Austin, then moved to Uvalde, Texas, the hometown of his mother. Tommy joined the Navy, served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in January 1967.
He then went to work for Texas Industrial in sales and management and retired in 1999 after 32 years of service. The Mayor of Uvalde presented Tommy with the Key to the City upon his retirement. He spent the last six years living in the Carzalia Valley in Columbus, N.M.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, Lloyd Taylor.
He is survived by his daughter, Kena Lee Johnson (James) and her children, children Kalee, TJ and Walker, of Columbus, N. M.; son, Tommy Lloyd Taylor, of Rocksprings; stepson, Lance Bain, of Devine, and stepdaughter, Carla Bain; brothers: Larry Taylor, Don Benton and Alton Taylor; nephew, Ashley Tayor (Pam); niece Starr Taylor Neutze (Tad) and numerous family and friends.
His infectious laugh and free spirit will be missed by all that knew him.
A memorial service was planned at Rushing Estes Knowles, in Uvalde, on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, beginning at 2 p.m. Honorary pallbearers chosen were Jerry Voigt, Ray Scott, George Rodriguez, Ernest Hinojosa, Roland Reyes, Donald Jeffrey, Bill Roberts and Rudy Schroeder.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.
HOWARD LEE HELLUMS
July 19, 1941 Lytton Springs
Howard Lee Hellums ('Lee') passed away peacefully at his home in Bastrop on November 10, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Lee fought valiantly against brain cancer, surviving an astonishing 6 1/2 years-6 years longer than predicted. An amazing, kind, loving, generous man, Lee's strength and bravery inspired everyone who knew him.
Lee was born in Lytton Springs, Texas, on July 19, 1941. He attended Lockhart High School. Lee married the love of his life, Nina Crider, on January 22, 1960. He spent the next 52 years adoring her. Lee worked in construction his entire life, owning his own business until his diagnosis in 2006. Many significant buildings throughout Texas were built or remodeled by Lee. Lee loved life and, even after his diagnosis, he traveled with his family to Ireland, Arkansas, Branson, New Orleans and Las Vegas. Previous travels included a second honeymoon trip to Rome with Nina.
A lifelong Democrat, Lee's passion for politics was only matched by his love of fishing, football, chocolate, Willie's plate at Rosie's Tamale House, and his family, not necessarily in that order. A man of faith, Lee was a true Christian in every way. He gave tirelessly of himself to anyone who needed him, and selflessly donated countless hours of his talents at church. While Lee 1S safe with Jesus and Heaven is rejoicing to receive him, his family is bereft until we see him again. The world is diminished, but Heaven shines a little brighter tonight.
Lee is survived by his devoted wife, Nina Hellums; four children, daughter Janet Hellums and her husband, Guy Myers, daughter Lynda Snyder, son Randolph ('R.J. ') Hellums, and son Lonnie ('Marty') Hellums and his wife, Karen Lorch; six grandchildren, Candice Smoot and her husband, Conrad Smoot, Phillip Snyder and his wife, Megan, Ashley Snyder, Russell Hellums, Heather Hellums, and Randa Myers; and two great-grandchildren, Mya and Ava Snyder. He is also survived by five siblings, Doris Taylor, Jimmy Hellums and his wife, Mary Hellums, Sammy Hellums, Kathy Murry, Johnny Hellums and his wife, Judy Hellums, his sister-in-law, Lorraine Hellums, and numerous nieces and nephews. Lee is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Marie Hellums, and his brothers, Ernest and Morgan Hellums.
The family would like to thank Hospice Austin for their loving care and support. They also wish to thank Dr. Punit Chadha, Lee's oncologist, for the care and compassion he gave to Lee and his family and Dr. Stanley Kim, for his skill and dedication. They thank all the family and friends who have brought food and love in this difficult time. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Austin and the American Cancer Society in Lee's honor.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Eeds Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14,2012 at Eeds Funeral Home with Pastor Perry Koon officiating. Serving as the pallbearers will be: Russell Hellums, Brenda Hellums, Phillips Snyder Randy McCaffety ,Bill Myers, Conrad Smoot and Roger Winken. Interment will follow at Jeffrey Cemetery, McMahan, Texas.
CHARLES "GENE" HERMON
July 31, 2012
JANICE PARRISH SEIDEL
LINDA KELLEY SPRINGFIELD MORGAN
Victor Torres Class of 59
October 14, 1939 - December 29, 2007 Lockhart
Mr. Torres is survived by his daughters, Theresa Torres, Ester Calderon and Virginia Baxter; sons, Mario Torres, Victor Torres, Jr., Steve Botello and Hector Castillo, all of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Estella Torres, of Austin; brothers, Eusebio Torres, Jr., Jose Torres and Mike Aranda; and numerous grandchildren.
Recitation of the Rosary was at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2008, at the DeLeon Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Marcelino Vasquez, Richard Baxter, Sr., Richard Baxter, Jr., Richard Torres, Mark Martinez and Michael Oï¿½Balle.
Services under the direction of the DeLeon Funeral Home, 110 Cedar, Lockhart, Texas
BOBBY GUINN Class of 59
March 29, 1941 Lockhart ... September 1, 2005 Victoria
Bobby H. "Bob" Guinn, , 64, of Victoria, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2005, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 29, 1941, in Lockhart, Texas, to the late Buford and Lorena Guinn. He was the oldest of three boys; grew up in Lockhart; and graduated from Lockhart High School. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served four years with an honorable discharge.
After attending college, he worked in the seismographic industry. He began his medical technician career in Houston, Texas, at Texas Children's Hospital working in the new emerging technology of heart catherization. After moving to Victoria in 1971, Bob became a certified radiologic technologist and was a key person in the development of the heart catherization laboratory at Citizens Medical Center. For 33 years he worked with tireless dedication at Citizens where he helped patients; was a mentor to many; and a friend to all.
His coworkers and friends miss his knowledge, commitment, and humor. But above all else, the love of his life was his wife and three daughters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Bobbie Lou Goyne of Victoria; his daughters: Tracie Depine and husband Blane of DaCosta, Stacie Benavides and, husband Michael of Edna, and Christie Linke and hus-band Paul of Victoria; brother Jesse Guinn and wife Iris of Conroe; sister-in-law Alice Guinn and mother-in-law Sis Goyne of Lockhart, Texas; and the three shining stars of his life, his three grandchildren, Zachary and Megan Depine and Trevor Benavides.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darrell Guinn.
Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, (361) 573-4546. Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church ELCA, 516 North Main St., Victoria, with Chaplain Larry Wedel officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery, with a flag folding presentation by the Victoria Veterans' Council.
Pallbearers included his three sons-in-law; Blane Depine, Michael Benavides and Paul Linke; brother-in- law David Reed; and dear friends Skip Bailey and Dr. Steve. Hougen.
Honorary pallbearers are the physicians and employees of Citizens Medical Center as well as his three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Bob's many years working with heart patients.
CECILIA (ROBERTS) BUCKNER Class of 59
June 22, 1941 Caldwell County - December 7, 2004 Luling, Texas
Cecelia Roberts Buckner, 63, of Dale, passed away on Dec. 7 in Luling, Texas. She was born on June 22, 1941 in Caldwell County to Cecil and Vivian (Pittman) Roberts. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Roberts.
Cecelia was a graduate of Lockhart High School, Class of 1959.
She is survived by her mother, Vivian Pittman Lippe of Lockhart; daughters, Sheri Barnes and Sandra Tobola; brother, Harlan Roberts of Corpus Christi; sister, Beverly Roberts Paterson of Dale; nephew, Jared Farris of Dale; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10 at McCurdy Funeral Home with Rev. Don Duvall officiating.
Arrangements under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, 398-4791.
RICHARD FIELDER Class of 59
October 5, 1941 ... December 2, 2004 Lockhart
Richard Aubrey Fielder, age 63, died December 2, 2004 in Lockhart, Texas. He was born October 5, 1941 to the marriage of Floy Jeanette Yeatman and Aubrey Hammett Fielder and was a lifelong Lockhart resident.
Richard graduated from Lockhart High School in 1959 and earned a business degree from the University of Texas in 1962. He studied accounting and law at the University of Houston and earned his law degree in 1968. Richard served as the City Attorney of Lockhart from 1969 until 1974 and as Caldwell County Attorney in 1969 and 1970. In 1970, Governor Preston Smith appointed Richard as the District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District, covering Caldwell, Hays and Comal Counties. In 1972, he was elected District Attorney, serving one term until 1976. Richard continued his private law practice until 2001.
Second only to his love for his daughter were the pleasures and excitement he derived from UT Football, scuba diving and underwater photography.
Predeceased by his parents. Richard is survived by his daughter, Frances Elizabeth Fielder; his brother, Alan C. Fielder and his wife, Mary Ann Fielder; his nephew and nieces, Aubrey Clark Fielder, Amanda Ashley Fielder and Kiirstin Lee Daniel and his former wife, Lucy Fielder.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2004, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 919 W. San Antonio St. in Lockhart, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the UT Scholarship Fund of the Chisholm Trail Texas Exes, P.O. Box 1307, Lockhart, Texas 78644. To leave a note for the family, go to meadowlawn.net and choose Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn Park and Crematory, San Antonio, Texas, 800-641-9992. Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 12/5/2004.
KENT CARDWELL Class of 59
November 14, 1940 - November 12, 2004 Austin
Kent Cardwell, 63, of Austin, formerly of Lockhart, passed away Nov. 12, 2004. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 14, 1940 to Milton Cardwell, Sr. and Eloise Robertson Cardwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Milton Cardwell, Jr. and wife Marie of Temple; niece, Claire Cardwell of Iowa City, Iowa; nephews, Creighton Cardwell and wife Dana, children, Corey Cardwell, Courtney Cardwell and Caylie Cardwell of Eustace, Texas and Charles Doerwald and wife Erin of Santa Fe, N.M.
He graduated from Lockhart High School Class of 1959 and from Baylor University Class of 1963. He recently retired as the Supervisor Motor Fuel Tax Division, Texas State Comptroller Office. He loved baseball and attended the Round Rock Express Games. He was an avid hobbyist of model trains, especially Lionel Electric Trains.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at McCurdy Memorial Chapel. Internment followed at the Lockhart City Cemetery, Rev. Robert Hahn, officiating.
Arrangements under the care of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart. 398-4791
SHIRLEY FRANCES ALEXANDER CHAPMAN
September 7, 1940 - December 25, 1998
Shirley married J.D. Chapman, LHS Class of 58. They are both buried in the Lockhart Cemetery. No other information.
DEANNA (McKEAN) FREY Class of 59
September 13, 1941 ... October 6, 1998 Caldwell County
Mrs. Deanna McKean Frey, 57, of Lockhart died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 at her residence in Lockhart. Mrs. Frey was born Sept. 13, 1941 in Pettytown, Texas to Charlie and Crystal Fischer McKean. She was united in marriage to Gregory Frey Sr. on Sept. 11, 1960. Mrs. Frey was a member of the First Lockhart Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 at First Lockhart Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Rodgers officiating. Interment followed in the Lockhart City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Rudy Schroeder, Kermit Miles, Jim Fielder, Richard Fielder, Donald Jeffrey, and Herbert Schulze.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Taylor, Johnny Brewer, James Frey, Royce Peiser, Jerry Voigt, Jack Frey, Robert Frey, and Donald Frey.
Mrs. Frey is survived by her husband, Gregory Frey Sr.; three sons, Gregory Frey Jr., Bradley Mark Frey, and Kristopher Todd Frey; brother, Ronnie Charles McKean; three grandchildren, Britney Ann Frey, Jacob Cullen Frey, and Taylor Leigh Frey; nieces, Kelly and Kathy McKean; and a host of extended family.
Funeral arrangements by Eeds Funeral Home, Lockhart.
NICKY MOORE ROBERTS
November 24, 1940 Luling ... July 22, 1995
Nicky Moore Roberts, 54 of Lytton Springs died Saturday, July 22, 1995. She was born in Luling on Nov. 24, 1940, the daughter of James L. and Doris M. Voigt Moore.
She was a member of Lytton Springs Methodist Church, Capital Arts Society and Waterloo Water Color Society.
She received her BA in Education at the University of Texas and taught at Burgess High School in El Paso, Marfa High School in Marfa and Lockhart High School in Lockhart.
Survivors include her husband Bill Roberts of Lytton Springs, her sons Clay Roberts and Travis Roberts both of Lytton Springs, mother Doris M. Moore of Lytton Springs and numerous other relatives.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, July 26 at First United Methodist Church in Lockhart with Rev. Bruce Barrett, Rev. James Carter and Rev. Ann Lacassio officiating. Burial followed at the Roberts Ranch in Bastrop.
Memorials may be made to the Lytton Springs Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart.
ROBERT FRANCIS "BOBBY" WOMACK
September 15, 1940 Austin, Texas