Houston Fire Fighter
Joseph "Jo Jo" Hadley Jr.
born May 27, 1964, passed away October 13, 2008. Jo Jo served in the Houston
Fire Dept. for 22 years, enjoyed drag racing at Houston Motor SportsS but above
all loved spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by
his parents Joseph Edward and Doris Hadley and his brother Steve Hadley. He is
survived by his wife Debbie, his daughter Shelbi, his son Ty; his brothers Frank
and Dennis Hadley; his sisters Lorri Jenkins and Robin Gentry; his sister-in-law
Donna Hadley and numerous other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held 6-9pm Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held 10am
Thursday, October 16, 2008 at the Klein Funeral Home in Tomball. Interment will
follow at Klein Memorial Park SH 249.
|Edward Eugene Halliburton a lifelong resident of Houston passed away May 20, 2004 at the age of 74. He had served his country proudly during the Korean War and had served his community as a firefighter at station #14. His parents, all his brothers and sisters, as well as a son Richard Eugene Halliburton precede him in death. Survivors include his loving wife Agnes whom he married on June 6, 1953, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at Pat H. Foley & Co. at 7 P.M. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday May 24 at 10 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery.|
Louis Bernal Halvorsen, passed away on February 27, 2004 in Houston, Texas. A native Houstonian, born on August 11, 1927 to parents Oscar and Maria Halvorsen. Louis a veteran of WWII and a 32 year veteran of the Houston Fire Department, leaves behind a legacy of devotion to family, commitment to work, goodwill to his fellow man, an infamous twinkle in his eye and a million dollar smile. He was most happy contributing his time and talents to the St. Philip of Jesus Parish. After he became afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Louis found solice through his devotion to the Rosary and quiet retreats at the Holy Name Retreat House with his fellow members of the Holy Name Society. A beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to the community. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mercedes Gonzalez Halvorsen, his 9 children: Louis Halvorsen, Jr., Martha C. Halvorsen, Patricia Wise and husband David, George Halvorsen, Maria Del Carmen Comis and husband Dennis, Marie Alexandra Hickey and husband Patrick, Laura Bray and husband Mike, Augustine Halvorsen and John Halvorsen; 16 grandchildren and 1great-granddaughter; brothers: Mike Halvorsen and wife Linda, Oscar Halvorsen and wife Emma and James Halvorsen and wife Angelita and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to invite friends for visitation from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004 with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church, 9700 Villita, Houston, Texas 77013. Followed by a rite of committal at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Memorials or " In Honor Of " donations can be made by contacting Lillian Smith, National Office, at 404-965-7696 or e-mail: Ismith@arthritis.org or the Houston Fire Department Scholarship Fund.
The Houston Post September 05, 1964 - Saturday
Harry Paul Hanagriff passed away in an Austin Texas hospital Thursday. Former resident of Houston, member Houston Fire Dept. Survivors; Wife, Mrs. Ruby Hanagriff, Austin, son Robert Harry Hanagriff, Houston; daughter, Mrs. Shirley Stedman, U. S. Air Force, Germany; brother, John Hanagriff, San Marcos; sisters, Mrs. Hilmer Hartis, Mrs. May Jones, Mrs. Elsie Buell, all of Houston; two grandsons; one granddaughter. Services 3 PM Saturday, Howard funeral Chapel, Greens Bayou, Rev V. Bundick. Pallbearers; Members of Houston Fire Dept. Burial Forest Park Lawndale. Howard Funeral Home. 13401 Market St.
Raymond Alfred Hard HFD Retired District Chief was born August 4, 1916 in Houston passed away at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at his home. He was the son of Retired Houston Fire Department Junior Captain Emry Elbert Hard, Sr. and Norine Blanch Valentin Hard. He joined the Houston Fire Department in 1936 at the age of 20. He married Margaret Katherine Wright on August 21, 1937 and to this union 3 daughters was born Vivian Lee, Marjorie Ann and Mary Frances. Mr. Hard retired in January of 1974 as District Chief of the Houston Fire Department. Raymond was a weight lifter all his life and an avid golfer until age 85. He was ordained a Deacon at Berean Baptist Church on March 13, 1957. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret K. Hard; brother, Jack R. Hard; daughter, Marjorie Beatty and husband William H. Beatty, Sr.; grandchildren, Linda Lee Ethridge and husband Steve, Richard W. Beatty, John C. Tice, III, Katherine F. Tice, Charles Miller, Pauline L. Follmer and William H. Beatty, Jr.; great grandchildren, Kristy Black, Jared Follmer, Kyle Ethridge, Blaze Ethridge and Clayton Ethridge. The family would like to invite friends for visitation from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, November 28, 2003 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 29, 2003 in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.
Hard, ex-firefighter known for heroic feats
By HARVEY RICE
James Arthur Harlow Sr.
born May 18, 1959 passed away April 12, 2009. He is
survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Debbie Harlow, daughter; Brandy Rooth and husband Ron, sons; James Harlow, Jr. and wife Jessica, Travis
Harlow and wife Amber, grandchildren; Avery, Darrah, Payton, and Karrah,
parents; James and Virginia Harlow, sisters; Terri Perricone and husband
Phillip, Christie Harlow, brother; David Harlow and wife Pam; and many
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He loved sports of all
kinds and was a devoted hunter and fisherman. He served with The Houston Fire
Department for 29 years, 3 months, 15 days. James will posthumously receive
the Medal of Honor from the Houston Fire Department and the Medal of Honor
from the International Association of Firefighters. Visitation will be held
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Grace Community
Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034 (713) 363-2500. Services
honoring the fallen firefighters will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, at
10:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church.
|Robert Lee Harrington, a retired HFD Fireman and Metro Police Officer, 54, of Houston TX went to be with the Lord on September 5, 2009. Service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Humble Area's First Baptist Church, 19901 Townsen Blvd. Humble, TX 77338. Visit www.robertleeharrington.com for full obituary. Aldine Funeral Chapel (281) 591-6055.|
|Claude Harmon Harris April 25, 1929 Grantville, GA - May 19, 2009 Prattville, AL. He was a proud server of the Houston Fire Dept. for over 23 years & was promoted to Inspector in 1973. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, received several awards throughout his life & was an expert in auto mechanics. His surviving 2 daugters, Deborah L. Thomas (Rawlette, TX) & Rhonda F. Tuttle (Tomball, TX).|
Sunday Morning June 11, 1905
BY ACID ROUTE
Telling Mother Good-Bye, but Made
No Explanation of His
After writing a note bidding his mother farewell, Clarence Hartwell, engine driver of fire department Station No. 7, drank the contents of a three-ounce bottle of carbolic acid and died in his bed at the station dormitory, corner McIlhenny avenue and Milam street, shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deceased gave no intimation of his intention and left behind no explanation, though he was still conscious when found.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the home of the father of the deceased. Albert H. Hartwell, 10 Jackson street, and services will be conducted under the auspices of the firemen's organization. An escort of firemen will accompany the body to the grave in firemen's lot, Glenwood cemetery, and the pallbearers will be comrades of the department, one from each of the eight companies.
Hartwell is described by all who were with him yesterday as being in the best of spirits, and the entire force was grievously surprised to hear of his sudden passing. He was at the station all yesterday afternoon, laughing and chatting with the boys. Shortly before supper time he remarked that he would not go to supper that night, and asked one of the firemen to bring him a piece of chicken. A few minutes afterward he telephoned the South End pharmacy ordering the delivery of a vial of carbolic acid, and then he retired to the dormitory up stairs.
"Fully half an hour elapsed after the delivery of the bottle of acid until I was summoned by Hartwell's call," said Armond Riley, a fireman of station No. 7, last night. He was the first to reach the side of the dying man and he remained with him until his death a few minutes afterward. The vial was empty and it is supposed that Hartwell drank the full dose. Hartwell was lying on the bed and though he remained conscious for several minutes, he made no statement in explanation of his act to Riley, his associate and friend.
Dr. Hamilton was immediately summoned and Chief Arto was notified of the occurance and though every effort was made to relieve the suffering man, he died shortly after help arrived.
The deceased was 28 years of age. He had been with the Houston fire department for about six years, and had just recently been transferred from station No. 8 to No. 7 where he was employed when yesterday's fate overtook him. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Albert H. Hartwell of No. 10 Jackson street, one brother and two sisters. A note addressed to his mother was left on the table, where he had written it a few moments before his death. The note was given to Chief Arto and he delivered it to the mother of the man. In the note he merely bade his mother good-bye, and gave some instructions regarding the payment of a few accounts. No explanation of the cause of the suicide was made and he left no further message to anyone.
Judge M. McDonald was summoned immediately on the death of Hartwell and held the inquest over the remains. As a result of the inquest the coroner authorized the following verdict: "That Clarence Hartwell came to his death by carbolic acid poisoning, self-administered."
The services will be conducted after the usual order of the firemen's funeral. Services will be held from the home of Hartwell's father to Glenwood cemetery.
Editors note: Clarence Hartwell is the only active HFD Fire Fighter to be buried in "The Fireman's Plot" in Glenwood Cemetery.
Click here for an article on "The Fireman's Plot"
Captain Donald Bundy Hanks, Houston Fire Department, passed away
peacefully on December 14, 2013 at the age of 93 years old. He is
survived by his wife of 68 years, Arlene Hanks, his daughter Darlene
Hanks-Villarreal and son-in-law James Villarreal, his son Donald Hanks
Jr., and grandchildren Bradley Hanks, Lauren Hanks, and Dakota
Villarreal. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, Dec 18th, at
Forest Park Lawndale. Funeral services will be at 10:30AM, Thursday, Dec
19th, at Forest Park Lawndale.
Listing on Findagrave.com
Jerry Wayne Haude,
56, passed away August 25, 2003. He is preceded in death by his father
Harry H. Haude, grandchildren Jenna Kate Haude and Jackson Gene Haude.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years Sherry Smith Haude,
daughter Robyn Haude, son Chris Haude and wife Shay, mother Cora Mae Krahn
Haude, sister Marie Cartwright and husband Robert, nephew Kevin
Cartwright, brother Larry Haude, grandchildren Harrison, Weston, Dawson
and Liberty Haude. The family will receive friends Wednesday August 27,
2003 from 5:00-8:00 at Klein Funeral Home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18926 Klein Church Road with Pastor
Kieschnick will officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request
donations be sent to the Houston Fire Department Benevolence Fund.
Published in Houston Chronicle on August 26, 2003
It's NOT "Just Another Day"! Captain Charles Eugene Hawthorne of Pasadena, Texas went to be Jesus Saturday, December 20, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie Temple and Winnie Marie Hawthorne, and his former wife of 29 years, Thelma Joyace Hawthorne. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mary Lind Hawthorne, two sons, Robert Lee and Brad Eugene Hawthorne and spouses, four daughters, Renae Entrekin, Jennifer Morris, Rachel Perry, Rebecca Tibbitts and spouses. He also had three stepdaughters, Amber and Tiffany Van Wagner, and Natalie Wilson and spouse, and two adopted children, Melissa and Michael Hudson. Upon his death, he is further survived by brother, Wally Hawthorne and sister, Faye Martinez, along with 17 grandchildren. Charles was a retired Senior Captain of the Houston Fire Dept., which he served for 40 years. He was a member of Calvary Chapel Assembly of God Church in Pasadena, Texas and had traveled extensively on mission trips with a true heart of missions. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., December 23, 2003 at Christian Temple, 9701 Almeda-Genoa Rd., Houston, Texas. Pastor Jay Burnett will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Park East. Visitation will be Monday, December 22, 2003 at Deer Park Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to HFFCU, 4200 Kolb, Houston, Tx 77007. Donations will benefit Charles' final Belize Mission Project. Deer Park Funeral Directors (281) 476-4693
Published in Houston Chronicle on December 22, 2003
Funeral service for Marion Forster Heathman, 79 of Athens, is scheduled for October 7, 2005 at 11:00AM at
the First Baptist Church of Athens. Interment with military honors will
follow in the Garden of Honor at the Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
Mr. Heathman was born March 24, 1926 in Madisonville. He served in the
United States Navy during W W II. He entered the Houston Fire Dept in
1950, served 33 years and retired in 1983. Mr. Heathman is survived by
his wife of 57 years, Dixie Heathman; son Gary Heathman; daughter and
son-in-law Kelly and J. Quade.
(Van) Hemphill of Montgomery, TX passed away on January 5, 2013. Van was
born on January 18, 1942 in Houston, TX to Doyce A. Hemphill and Louise
Wilson. He graduated from M.B. Smiley High School where he excelled in
sports, specifically football. He attended the University of Arkansas. Van
was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served our country in the U.S.
Army and was a member of the Houston Fire Department for 33 years. He
was a of the Baptist faith.
Van was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Woody. He is survived by his wife Glenda, son Dennis, and brother Doyce.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, January 9, at 2:30 PM at Smith Memorial Park Cemetery in Willis, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, from 6-8 PM at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in honor of C.V. Hemphill.
Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home - Willis
Edward Henley, Jr., 72, passed away October 23, 2005. Visitation Friday,
beginning at 12:00 Noon followed by Funeral Services
at 1:00 PM in the Titus & Timothy Barnes Cathedral Chapel. Rev. John Morris,
Officiating. Interment - Houston National Cemetery.
Henning -- Capt. Oscar L. Henning, 50, of , died in the United States Marine hospital, Galveston, at 2a.m. Sunday. A native of Lufkin, he had been a resident of Houston 42 years. He had been a member of the Houston fire department for 30 years and was promoted to captain of No. 3 station in 1925. He was transferred to No. 9 station in 1931 and remained there until his death. Captain Henning was a vereran of World War I with service in France. He was a member of Christ the King church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Esther Henning of Houston; three sons, Cecil Christian Reiniets of Houston, Forrest Lee Henning of the navy and Raymond Allan Henning of Houston; a daughter, Miss Mildred Laverne Henning of Houston, two brothers, Charlie A. and J.C. Henning of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Clara Perkins of Houston; a granddaughter, Lynn Reiniets of Houston, and a number of nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited in the capel of the King funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral esrvices will be held at the King funeral home at 8:30a.m. Tuesday and at Christ the King church at 9a.m. wiht Rev. James P. McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Hollywood cemetery. pallbearers, fellow employes of the fire department, will be G. Kamensky, W.T. Barbee, J. Daily, H. Wohlt, F.P. Lane and C.W. Schoelkoff. King funeral home directing.
Augustine S. Hernandez, 70, Retired Houston Fire Fighter was born Feb. 16, 1938 in Houston, TX & went home to be with his "Lord & Savior" on Dec. 7, 2008. He is survived by Wife of 47 Yrs. Herminia Z. Hernandez; Sons: Augustine III, Ronald, & Lee; Daughters: Marina & Monica; 3 Brothers; 6 Sisters; 15 Grandchildren & 2 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation will begin Today from 2-9pm @ Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel with a Rosary being recited @ 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated @ 10:00am Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rite of Committal, will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of; Gregory D. Compean.
Joseph Fletcher Holman, JR., 76, born December 4, 1931 in Houston, TX entered into eternal rest July 2, 2008. Joseph was a Houston City Firefighter for 38 years, a District Fire Chief and an Instructor at The Fire Training Academy. He was a Layman and preached at various churches and nursing homes. Joseph is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Fletcher Holman; mother, Sarah Groce Holman; sister, Bobbie Janice McIlveene; children, Joel Thomas Holman, Randall Allan Holman, Jeanette Holman and Janice Holman. Juanita Fay Holman and Hazel Pauline Holman. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Carol Lynn Holman; children, Brenda Sue Bice & husband Kenneth, Wanda Faye Lane & husband Otis, Mary Alice Anderson & husband Ricky, Russell Wayne Holman & wife Deborah, Joseph Fletcher Holman, III; step children, Al Konesheck & wife Sherrie, Patrick Walne, Stephanie Lynn Meyer & husband Eric; daughter-in-law, Lynette Holman along with numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, July 6, 2008 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM, Monday, July 7, 2008. Both services will be held at Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park
Billy Royce Hester,( Born September 8, 1932 )
1955 to 1986 (
Died May 6, 2008 )
Louis N Hill Jr. peacefully entered into Eternal Rest April 20th. In God's care he leaves his wife, Virgin Amelia Hill; their sons and daughter, Louis III, Xavier, Reginald, Joseph, Dana, Virgil and Amelia. His parents, Louis Nelson Hill Sr and Mary Lois Hill, a son, Theodore Gregory Hill Sr and sister, Antoinette Halbert preceded him in death. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM, today, Thursday, April 26th at St Francis Xavier Church, 4600 Reed Rd. Visitation will be prior to service beginning at 8: 45 AM. The rosary will be recited at 9:15 AM
Theodore "Ted" Hill Sr. "He fought a good fight, He has finished the course, He kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 MR. THEODORE "Ted" HILL, SR. Alpha May 27, 1948 Houston, Texas Ted peacefully entered into Eternal Rest on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 after courageously battling cancer for the past 2 years. He was a Texas Southern University graduate. He retired from the Houston Fire Department after 21 years of service. He most recently served as a safety supervisor with the City of Houston. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Lynda; his son, Theodore Hill Jr.; his daughters, Wendy Ford (Kirk) and Melanie Hill; his two grandchildren, Kirklyn Ford Jr. and Leah Ford; his mother and father, Virgin and Louis N. Hill Jr.; his brothers, Louis Hill, III (Ora), Xavier Hill (Nathell), Reginal Hill (Debra), Dana Hill, Virgal Hill (Marie); his sister, Amelia Hill; the Lemond family and a host of other relatives and friends. His grandparents preceded him in death. The family would like to send a sincere appreciation for the kindness and care extended by the Methodist Hospital and Hermann Hospital under the direction of Dr. Robert Amato and the staff at TIRR and Vitas Hospice. And a very special thanks to Dr. Herman J. Mabrie III and his staff. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 AM Tuesday, January 27, at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugarland, Texas, Rev. Drew Wood, celebrant. Visitation will be Monday in the Rose Chapel of Mabrie Memorial Mortuary from 1 until 8 PM., Monday January 26th. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM.
Damion Jon Hobbs, born December 24, 1978, passed away April 12, 2009. He is
survived by his father; Jon Hobbs of Alvin, TX; mother; Joyce Webb of
Florence, TX., love of his life; Crystal Marin of Pearland, TX., sisters;
Janice DeShazer and husband Tim, Tammy Hobbs, and Shiela Hobbs all of Alvin,
TX., step-sister; Danielle Moon of Austin, TX., step-brother; Levi Webb of
Austin, TX., grandmother; Ruth Johnson of Cleveland, TX., as well as
numerous nieces and nephews. Damion was born and raised in Alvin, Texas. He
graduated from Alvin High School in 1998. He proudly served our country with
ten years of military service where he
achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served with the Houston Fire
Department for 1 month, 15 days. Damion will posthumously receive the Medal
of Honor from the Houston Fire Department and the Medal of Honor from the
International Association of Firefighters. Visitation will be held
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Grace Community
Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034 (713) 363-2500. Services
honoring the fallen firefighters will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009, at
10:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church.
Walter Ray Hodges, 66, of Flynn, passed away Sunday, August 7, at his
home. Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13, at Hilltop Lakes
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on August 11, 2011
Doyle Holder, (54, born Sept. 15, 1952) beloved husband and father, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 after a brave battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judy and their two daughters, Robyn Beasley and husband Jason, Kimberly Elliot and husband Daniel; sister, Evelyn Parrish and husband Gene; father-in-law, John Denton; sister-in-laws, Peggy Connally and husband Hulit, Sandy White and husband Gordon, Sue Gates and husband Larry; numerous nieces and nephews. Doyle retired from the Houston Fire Department last year after 35 years of service. He and Judy traveled and enjoyed their grandchildren, Bailey Elliott, Rebecca and Tyler Beasley very much. His "babies" were the highlight of his day and they will miss their `Papa's" regular trips to the mall for the carousel ride and cookies. The family would like to extend appreciation to The Odyssey House Hospice Unit of Conroe for their loving support and care during this time. Visitation will be from 5:30-9 :00 PM Feb. 27, 2007, at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 AM, Feb. 28, 2007, at Brookside Chapel. Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park. Findagrave.com Listing
"Doug" Lee ( Born September 20, 1946 )
June 8, 2003 )
Bert Lee Hosea, Jr. , 74, of Houston passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 16, 2006. He was born October 1, 1932 in Phelps, TX to Bert Lee Hosea, Sr. and Ida Louise Hosea. Bert was a 48-year veteran with the Houston Fire Department. He was a sharp shooter in the Army. Bert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors. His other interests included cooking, spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter Sheila. Bert is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Marshall. Bert is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Virginia Hosea; two children, Sharon L. Hosea, Paul R. Hosea; granddaughter, Sheila; sister, June Martin, many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2006 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 21, 2006 at Forest Park Lawndale in the Main Chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the charity of your choice.
Bert Lee Hosea Sr.,
Mr. Bert Lee Hosea Sr., 86, passed away Tuesday at a local hospital. Houston resident 70 years. Former resident and native Phelps, Texas. Houston Fire Department 42 years, retired. Survived during World War I with the army. Survivors, wife, Mrs. Ida L. Hosea, Houston, Daughter, Mrs. June Nova Martin, Galena Park, sons, Mr. Jay Marshall Hosea, Dallas, Mr. Bert Lee Hosea, Jr., Houston. Brother, Mr. Irvy Ed Hosea, Coloma, California 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Funeral Services, 1:30 pm. Thursday, Forest Park Funeral Chapel, Reverand Bill Moore officiating. Interment Lawndale Cemetery. Honarary pallbearers all members of the Houston Fire Department. Forest Park Lawndale
Jerry J. Hubenak a beloved husband father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the age of 74. He was born July 6, 1934, in Fayetteville, Texas, to John and Sicilla Orsak-Hubenak. He was retired from the City of Houston Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lad Hubenak; and brother-in-law, Chester Kubicek. Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley; his daughters, Debbie and husband Mike Mitchell, Darlene Hubenak, Brenda and husband Tim Glenn; two granddaughters, Jordan and Hannah Glenn; two sisters, Mildred Kubicek and Elizabeth and husband Jesse Coufal; and sister-in-law, Jan Hubenak. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Klein Funeral Home with a Rosary a 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball, with burial to follow in Klein Memorial Park, 9714 FM 2920. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, 39651 Treasury Center, Chicago, Illinois 60694-9600, St. Vincent De Paul St. Anne Catholic Church, 1111 S. Cherry St., Tomball, TX 77375-6627, or the charity of your choice.
|James "Jim"Wilburn Hudgen Sr., 69, born August 29, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away at his home on May 1, 2002. Jim was a devoted Christian and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His presence, gentle smile, kind words and hardy laugh will truly be missed. Jim served proudly in the United States Navel Reserve. Retired at the rank of Senior Captain from the Houston Fire Dept. after 23 years of service. Jim was a member of Houston Texas Professional Firefighters Local Union 341 and served on the board of the Houston Firefighters Federal Credit Union Board No. 242. He was also the Past Master of East Houston Masonic Lodge No. 1299 AF&AM, active member of Humble Masonic Lodge No.979, where he received the Golden Trowel Award District Masonic Relations Officer, Grand Lodge of Texas AF&AM, member of the Order of Eastern Star Humble Chapter 415, Wood Wire and Metal Latherers Union and Lone Star Chapter-FMCA. He was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church of Porter. He is survived by his wife, of 491/2 years, Joan Mildred Michalik Hudgens, his devoted children, sons; James "Jim" Hudgens, II & wife, Linda, Phil Hudgens & wife, Julie and Kenneth Hudgens & wife, Tina, daughter; Linda Hudgens Drilling & husband, Freddy, nine grandchildren; Dina, Philip, Lindsey, Nikki, Trey, Carey, Jarrod, Garrett and Blake, one great grandchild; Taryn, brother; Tom Hudgen & wife, Marlene, sister; Ruth Salesman, numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long time friend, T. W. Bryer, Masonic Brethren and many close friends. Visitation will be held 3-8 PM, Friday, May 3, 2002 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 1PM, Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Brookside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Northeast Hospice Service, 18951 Memorial North, Humble, Texas 77338|
69, born August 29, 1932 in Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away at his home on May 1, 2002. Jim was
John Hudgens, Sr., 61, of Porter, Texas passed away at his home
surrounded by his family and close friends on July 27, 2016.
Phil is survived by his wife Julie of 42 years; son Philip and daughter-in-law Alicia Hudgens; daughter Lindsey and son-in-law Kevin Beck; grandchildren Claire and Adam Hudgens; mother Joan Hudgens; siblings Jim Hudgens, Kenneth Hudgens, and Linda Drilling, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his father James (Jim) Hudgens, Sr. Phil was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all.
Phil retired as a District Chief from the Houston Fire Department with nearly 40 years of distinguished service. Phil enjoyed the brotherhood of the fire department and made many lifelong friends during his career. Phil was an active member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Porter for over 30 years. He was also an avid golfer who spent many hours on the golf course.
Phil will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 31 at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, TX from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services for Phil will be held at Faith Family Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX on Monday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations can be made to Friendship United Methodist Church; please mail checks to P.O. Box 747 Porter, TX 77365 or to Firefighters Helping Firefighters at http://firehelpingfire.org/donate/
Winburn Osborne Hunter, 94
years of age, left this life on October 11, 2005.
Following is W.O.'s obituary information provided to his family and written by W.O. Hunter himself...
"Casper Evan Hunter and Nannie Rebecca (Osborne) Hunter, the parents of W. O. Hunter, homesteaded a farm in Guymon, Beaver County, Indian Territory, OK and built their home which was then termed a half-dugout. This means the house was buried in the earth up to the bottom of the windows. Three children were born while they lived here; Zellinor Peruda in Indian Territory 1905, Zuriel Karon, state of Oklahoma 1907, and Winburn Osborne, state of Oklahoma 1911. In 1914 they sold the farm and moved by covered wagon to Plainview, TX where a daughter, Mary Francis, was born in 1914. A year later they moved again by covered wagon, bringing some livestock along, to Tucumcari, New Mexico where another son was born, Charles Eli, 1916. W.O. got his schooling in Tucumcari, NM, Melrose, NM, Clovis, NM then Amarillo, TX. In 1928 the family moved to Oklahoma City, OK where W.O. started a career in the furniture manufacturing business. In Oklahoma City he met and married Maxine Elizabeth Raymer. They became the parents of four children, Betty Jean, Margaret Ann, Rae Arlene and Gerald Vance. They had been married approximately 27 years, the daughters were married and the son was in military service, when they decided to take a spur-of-the-minute mini-vacation to visit relatives in Wichita Falls and Oklahoma City. However, a terrible accident happened on the way near Lawton, OK when a car, driven at high speed, ran a stop sign and hit the Hunter car broadside causing it to turn over several times. Maxine died in this accident. He later met Mary Ann Hedricks Ciruti and they began dating. Both had been married previously, both spouses were deceased, both had children; his were grown and hers (Kim Norwood, Stephen Kelley, and Katherine Anne) were young. In 1965, they decided to get married and he adopted her children. They had been married over 36 years and the children are grown and married with children of their own.
World War II started December 7, 1941, at which time W.O. Hunter was still in the furniture manufacturing business in Houston. The Government immediately froze all production of metal for anything that did not go into the production of war materials. This meant that good furniture could no longer be built, so he started looking for a temporary job because he thought he would eventually be drafted. He did not volunteer because he had four small children. In 1942, the City of Houston was holding civil service exams for fire and police applicants, so he took the examination and on October 6, 1942, he began his career in the Fire Dept. at Station 18 on Telephone Rd and Leeland. In places where he had previously worked you had to know your job or didn't last long, so he bought books and began to study everything he could about municipal fire departments, pumpers, ladder trucks, etc. When he had been in less than two years, he took the examination for chauffeur and made the third highest grade. Although 14 promotions were made, he didn't get one of them. He had never had an interest in politics. The City Civil Service had no teeth or legal status. Regardless of promotional examinations, promotions were made at the discretion of the Fire Chief. At this time, Fire Dept. salaries were extremely low, so to make ends meet he worked on many part time jobs, sometimes loading ships down at the docks (when he was working daytime at the Fire Dept.) He finally got a full time job as Fire Chief for the Hughes Tool Strut Plant. In the City Fire Dept. he worked one-week days and one-week nights and did the same thing at the Strut Plant. When he worked days at the City Fire Dept. he worked nights at the Strut Plant and vice versa. It was his job at the Strut Plant to check all sprinkler and hose systems and the fire pumps and water reservoir and to train three shifts of plant firemen and three shifts of plant guards in firefighting procedures. He held both these jobs until the plant closed at the end of the war. After he had been on this job for about four months, a fire equipment salesman brought the Fire Chief and Asst. Chief of the Houston Fire Dept. out to show all the technical fire extinguishing and fire prevention equipment. This is where W.O. first met the Fire Chief The Chief told him on the spot that he was being promoted to Chauffeur. The training officer at this time was Roy B. Whittlesey, and he often came by the station and discussed training procedures and ways the department could be improved. Later, when Chief Whittlesey became Chief of the Fire Dept., he moved W.O. to the training division in an acting position, with the rank of District Chief for the express purpose of writing and publishing a Fire Dept. Training Manual. He, along with Chief Training Officer Grover C. Adams, prepared and published the manual. In 1948, the State Legislature enacted a state Civil Service law for policemen and firemen, with a provision that everyone in a position or acting position be certified in the position with full civil service rights; thus, he became a full-fledged District Chief training officer. This meant that in his 29 years in the Fire Dept., 25 of those years was as a chief officer. About 1950, the City of Houston annexed several large subdivisions, including volunteer fire departments, which placed a tremendous burden on the training division to train the firemen needed for the expansion of the department. He and Chief Adams trained hundreds of recruits during the next two years.
Later, when an opening came for Deputy Chief he
took the civil service examination and came out with
the highest score, beating his next rival by 6
points. The Fire Chief at that time didn't want to
promote him because of his lack of experience in a
district and asked him to turn it down, which he
did; but asked to be sent to a district, which he
was. Later an examination for Deputy Chief and for
Assistant Chief came open and he took both
examinations and came out #1 on both of them. He was
promoted first to Deputy Chief and the next day to
Assistant Chief. In 1965, the department was in political turmoil.
The Mayor suspended the Fire Chief and appointed W.
O. Acting Fire Chief. A short time later, the Mayor
appointed W.O. Fire Chief, saying Chief Hunter was
the best person to get the department up and
running, and he did."
W.O. is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Hunter; his children, Kim Hunter, Kelley Hunter and wife, Carolyn, Katherine Hunter-Walton, Betty Windham, Margaret Willardson, Arlene Matthews, Gerald Hunter; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; other loving relatives; and a host of friends.
James David Hale born August 21, 1926 in Dallas, Texas went home to be with his
Lord on March 20, 2013 with his family at his side. He attended Woodrow Wilson
High School and served in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army during World War II
and Korean War.
David was a Captain in the Houston Fire Department where he worked for 30 years, eventually retiring from H.F.D. Fire Station 48. He spent much of his free time gardening, making ceramics, and often he would be on the lake running trout lines or casting his reel for that next big fish. He always put others needs before his own and was always willing to lend help wherever it was needed.
David is preceded in death by his son, Leroy and grandson, Jeffrey Bianchi. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 wonderful years, Melba Brice Hale; children, David Jr. and wife Linda, Beverly and husband David Dougherty, Pamela and husband Larry Clements; and seven grandchildren.
The family held a small private service in his honor. He will be missed by all that knew him until that day when we may all merrily meet together in Heaven. Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com
October 31, 1943 - February 23, 2012
Jimmy Wayne Harling, 68, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012. He was a native Houstonian and a decorated Vietnam veteran. Retired Houston Firefighter after 31 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Harling. Survived by: Sister, Shirley Ann Henson; Brother, Roy D. Harling, Sr. and wife Linda; Sister, Patricia L. Colburn and husband Terry; Stepsons, John and Donnie Coupland; Several grandchildren; Numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Service, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel. Interment to follow at Houston National Cemetery
ROLAND HARRISON, SR., 88, of Katy, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014. He
retired as Assistant Chief in 1988 after 41 years of service in the Houston Fire
Department. He is survived by his daughters, Gwen Thompson, and Brenda Dobbs and
her husband Frank; daughter-in-law, Carol Harrison; grandchildren, Raymon Roland
Harrison, III, Tabatha and Brady Bellard, Amber Harrison, Amanda Harrison,
Andrew Harrison, Luke and Alisha Satterwhite, Kristy and Isaac Steadman, and
Lori Thompson; nine great grandchildren; as well as other loving family members
and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda Kay Harrison on July
2, 2001; a son, Raymon Roland Harrison, Jr. on December 12, 2001; sister, Maxine
Clifton; and brother, Floyd Harrison. The family will receive friends from 5:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Schmidt Funeral Home
Chapel, in Katy. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 3, 2014, at the Westland Baptist Church, in Katy, with Pastor Roy
Meadows officiating. Interment in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.Condolences may be
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O. Harris, Jr., 84, of Galveston, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, at The
Meridian Care Center. He was born September 3, 1929, in Houston, Texas. Walter
served his country as a firefighter in the US Army in Jama, Japan. Upon his
return to the US, Walter worked for the Houston Fire Department for 26 years
before retiring. He then moved to Arkansas and spent 8 years as a Maytag
salesman before returning to Houston to work for Philip Morris, retiring after
10 years. Walter was a charter member of the Lindale Park Masonic Lodge in
Houston. He moved to Galveston in 1996 to be closer to his daughter and her
family and was a member of West End Baptist Church, where he sang in the
choir.Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Walter Harris, Sr.;
and two sisters, Rebecca Liner and Bobbie Thornton.He is survived by his
daughter, Sherelyn Harris Taylor; granddaughter, Tammy Heffernan and husband,
Kelly; great grandchildren: Blaine Patrick Heffernan and Riley Paige Heffernan;
sister, Opal Sanford; special friend, Doris Malone; and extended family members,
the Rogers and Malone families.Walter's family will receive visitors beginning
at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 16th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A graveside
service will begin at 11:30 am at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.The
family wishes to extend special thanks to Pat Cook for her weekly visits with
Walter, as well as the staff of Hospice Care Team, especially Walter's nurse,
Linda, for her compassionate care.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
Hospice Care Team, 1708 N Amburn, Texas City, TX 77591.
D. Hataway went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 24, 2014. He was preceded
in death by his mother, Loretta M. Giberson, sister Sandra Weber, and
grandmother Clarice Hataway. He is survived by his wife Shirley Annette Hataway
and daughter Misty Cone and husband Paul; daughter Sarah Hataway; daughter
Rebecca Holt and husband Kelly; daughter Whitney Jackson and husband Michael;
grandsons Alex and Christian and granddaughter Emma Cone; and, granddaughter
Hannah and grandson Hunter Holt.
Kenneth V. Hosea
Kenneth loved his family dearly, he had a great laugh, and a wonderful sense of humor. He married Betty Jean Miles Oct. 21, 1953 in Pasadena, Texas. Kenneth was a retired City of Houston Firefighter. He is greatly missed by all who love him.
Harrell Ray Hayes, 87, of Tarkington Prairie, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 25, 2013, with his family at his side. He was born March 13, 1926, in Celeste, TX, to Floyd B. and Tressie (Milton) Hayes. He married Mozelle Mathews on November 4, 1946 in Greenville, TX. Harrell was a hard working husband, father and grandfather. He retired from the Houston Fire Department in 1979, after 27 years of service as a firefighter. After retirement, he and his wife Mozelle, owned and operated Shade Grocery in the Tarkington community for 9 years. Harrell proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a great and respectable man who will be truly missed by his family and all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Opal Hayes. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mozelle Hayes; daughters, Kathy Darby (and Curtis), and Karen Blum (and David); grandchildren, Dalton Blum, Sydney Blum, Colton Darby and Cameron Darby; and honorary son, Guy Koenig. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at Pace Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, TX, with Rev. Harold Blum officiating. Interment followed at Oak Shade Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Blum, Dalton Blum, Curtis Darby, Colton Darby, Cameron Darby and Guy Koenig. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Gilbert, Kenneth Bryan, Harold Hendrix and Milton Parks.
Walter O. Harris, Jr., 84, of Galveston, passed away Monday,
August 11, 2014, at The Meridian Care Center. He was born September 3, 1929, in
Houston, Texas. Walter served his country as a firefighter in the US Army in
Jama, Japan. Upon his return to the US, Walter worked for the Houston Fire
Department for 26 years before retiring. He then moved to Arkansas and spent 8
years as a Maytag salesman before returning to Houston to work for Philip
Morris, retiring after 10 years. Walter was a charter member of the Lindale Park
Masonic Lodge in Houston. He moved to Galveston in 1996 to be closer to his
daughter and her family and was a member of West End Baptist Church, where he
sang in the choir.Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Walter
Harris, Sr.; and two sisters, Rebecca Liner and Bobbie Thornton.He is survived
by his daughter, Sherelyn Harris Taylor; granddaughter, Tammy Heffernan and
husband, Kelly; great grandchildren: Blaine Patrick Heffernan and Riley Paige
Heffernan; sister, Opal Sanford; special friend, Doris Malone; and extended
family members, the Rogers and Malone families.Walter's family will receive
visitors beginning at 10:00 am, Saturday, August 16th, at Malloy & Son Funeral
Home. A graveside service will begin at 11:30 am at Galveston Memorial Park in
Hitchcock.The family wishes to extend special thanks to Pat Cook for her weekly
visits with Walter, as well as the staff of Hospice Care Team, especially
Walter's nurse, Linda, for her compassionate care.In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hospice Care Team, 1708 N Amburn, Texas City, TX 77591. - See