Memorials

Submit a memorial at texasbar.com/memorials or call (512) 427-1830. For information on closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to www.texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html.


Thomas Z. Parrish

Richard MartinParrish, 98, of Waco, died January 15, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 and achieved the rank of lieutenant. Parrish received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1948. He was a trial attorney for Griffin & Morehead in Plainview from 1948 to 1950; vice president of and legal counsel to Wayland Baptist College from 1955 to 1963; and vice president of development at Baylor University from 1963 to 1985. Parrish was an expert in history, literature, and theology. He is survived by his sons, Michael Parrish and Maxey Parrish; and three grandchildren.


John Phillip Matthews

Natalie Stewart CortezMatthews, 92, of Fredericksburg, died January 27, 2018. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and was a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School Contract Attorney Course in 1985. Matthews received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. He was admitted to practice in New York State. Matthews was an attorney at Bennett J. Roberts Firm in Houston from 1973 to 1974; and an attorney with the U.S. Small Business Administration in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and New York, New York, from 1975 to 1990. He was involved in politics, having run for Gillespie County Judge in 1994, and was a talented woodworker and an engineer involved in the Model Cities Program in Houston. Matthews is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diane W. Matthews; sons, Kevin, Rory, Brian, and Patrick; daughters, Melanie Knapp, Michele Matthews, and Maureen Hurst; 24 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren.


Billy Keith Flanary

Donald Ross PattersonFlanary, 78, of Paris, died December 15, 2017. He served in the U.S. National Guard. Flanary received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. He worked as assistant attorney general to Texas Attorney General John Hill in Austin, investigating nursing home abuses and inadequate care; practiced with his brother, C.V. Flanary Jr., in Paris; and became a solo practitioner dedicated to common working men and women, the less fortunate, the downtrodden, and the underprivileged. Flanary was active in Immanuel Baptist Church; formed “The Sanctuary Five” in 1988, a gospel-singing group in which he was the lead singer; and enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda Baker Flanary; son, Michael Sean Flanary; and daughter, Linda Michelle Flanary.


John William Gilboux

Michelle SuttonGilboux, 87, of San Antonio, died November 19, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1976 (including two tours of duty in Vietnam); received a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Gilboux received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979. He worked as an attorney for Grady Roberts in Pearsall from 1980 to 1985 and in private practice, mainly in family law, in San Antonio from 1985 to 2005. Gilboux enjoyed playing golf and bridge and reading history and biographies. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bernice; son, John Gilboux Jr.; daughters, Amy, Suzanne, and Julie; sister, Rosemary; and five granddaughters.


William F. Smith

Merle Richard FlaggSmith, 90, of Wichita Falls, died November 3, 2017. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1947 to 1949, was stationed in Korea, and was a sergeant at the time of his discharge. Smith received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1951. He was an attorney with Burges, Scott, Rasberry & Hulse (now ScottHulse) in El Paso and with Sherrill, Crosnoe & Goff (and predecessor firms) in Wichita Falls from 1958 to 2004. Smith received a 50-Year Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation in 2001. He was an artist in the mediums of acrylics, oils, and pastels. Smith was a loving father and was known for his noble character. He is survived by his daughter, Linda W. Matlack; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Howard Clive Greenwood

Lawrence MelcherGreenwood, 81, of Layton, Utah, died July 15, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1966. Greenwood was admitted to practice in Colorado in 1962 and to the Montana Bar in 1984. He was an attorney for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission from 1962 to 1966; an attorney for Gulf Oil Company in Midland from 1966 to 1967; an attorney for Mene Grande Oil Company in Caracas, Venezuela, from 1968 to 1970; counsel to Gulf Oil in Quito, Ecuador, from 1970 to 1971; with Gulf Oil Company in Coral Gables, Florida, from 1971 to 1974; and in solo practice in Hamilton, Montana. Greenwood is remembered for his integrity and his love of hunting, fishing, and reading. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan; son, Leslie; and three grandchildren.


Virginia Schramm

Emily Inin BurnettSchramm, 75, of San Antonio, died February 14, 2018. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979. Schramm was an attorney at and consultant to East Texas Legal Services in Tyler from 1979 to 1982; an attorney in the Law Offices of Larry Watt in Houston from 1982 to 1983 and in Gibbins Burrow & Bratton in Austin from 1983 to 1984; a solo practitioner in Austin from 1984 to 1987; training coordinator and staff attorney at Texas Legal Services Center from 1987 to 2000; a solo practitioner in Austin from 2000 to 2002; and a staff attorney at Bexar County Legal Aid Association in San Antonio from 1992 to 2002 and at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid from 2002 to 2017. She dedicated her life to public service—whether serving in the Peace Corps in Turkey, supervising AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers in Oklahoma and Texas, organizing farmworkers in Wisconsin, or representing low- and moderate-income people through various legal aid programs; loved politics and supported countless progressive candidates at the local, state, and national levels; and was devoted to her husband, Randy Garibay, and to his career as a professional musician, singer, composer, and performer. Schramm became an expert on entertainment law and together they formed the Angelita Mia Production Company, which focused on producing and promoting Garibay’s records, public appearances, and concerts.


Douglas D. Mulder

Eddie Mack TubbMulder, 79, of Dallas, died January 14, 2018. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. Mulder was an assistant district attorney in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office from 1964 to 1969 and a first assistant district attorney from 1969 to 1981; and in private practice in Dallas from 1981 to 2018. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, golf, and vacationing with his family in Hawaii. Mulder is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elyn Mulder; son, Chris Mulder; daughter, Michelle Mulder Early; and three grandchildren.


Robert Tug Pfeuffer

Bernard AtheyPfeuffer, 80, of New Braunfels, died July 30, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962. Pfeuffer served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1962 to 1965. He was in private practice with Bartram, Reagan & Burrus in New Braunfels from 1965 to 1973. Pfeuffer was appointed by Gov. Dolph Briscoe as the first judge of the 207th Judicial District Court in 1973 and presided over Comal, Hays, and Caldwell counties until 1994. He retired from the court in 1994, serving on special assignment as a visiting judge, and worked at his son David’s law firm, Brazle & Pfeuffer in New Braunfels, from 1994 to 2018. Pfeuffer was a widely sought mediator and served regularly as a judge for the National Arbitration Forum for many national celebrity cases; a past president of the Comal County Bar Association; and a founding member of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels; an avid historian for Comal County as his family roots were tied to the forefathers being some of the first settlers to the region and he worked with the Sophienburg Museum on a regular basis recording the reflections of many historical events and families of Comal County; and a past president of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club. Pfeuffer is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Hillje Pfeuffer; sons, Michael Somers Pfeuffer and attorney David Gregory Pfeuffer; daughter, Susan Gode Pfeuffer; and seven grandchildren.


Rufino Cabello

Susan KnollCabello, 89, of Carrizo Springs, died February 24, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. Cabello received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957. He was a solo practitioner in Carrizo Springs from 1961 to 2017. Cabello’s greatest passion was the practice of law and representing clients for over 60 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working at his ranch in Dimmit County. Cabello is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carlota Cabello; son, attorney James E. Cabello; daughters, Sandra Little, Alma Alonzo, Judy Hibri, and Jo Ann Garza; brother, Hector Cabello; sister, Alicia Porter; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Charles F. “Chuck” Campbell

JOhn McElhaneyCampbell, 73, of Austin, died February 7, 2018. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law, his LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law, and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. Campbell was an assistant district attorney in Houston from 1969 to 1972; county attorney for Hill County in Hillsboro from 1972 to 1976 and district attorney from 1977 to 1979; assistant attorney general with the Texas Office of the Attorney General in Austin from 1979 to 1982; a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from 1983 to 1994; and a visiting appellate and district court judge in Texas from 1995 to 2018. He was the author of “New Texas Rules of Criminal Evidence” and numerous other scholarly papers; wrote the majority opinion for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals—Flag Burning Case—that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court; and was an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School. Campbell enjoyed baseball, golf, travel, and art. He is survived by his wife of two years, Jan Logan deVault; sons, Bill Campbell and Kirk Campbell; daughter, Lyn Campbell Donner; sister, Norma Wright; and three grandchildren.


James N. Higdon

Bernard AtheyHigdon, 73, of San Antonio, died March 4, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1991, with six years in active service and the remainder in the Reserves. Higdon received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976. He was an attorney with Wiley, Plunkett, Gibson & Allen; Bass, Higdon & Hardy; and Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht in San Antonio. Higdon was a past president of the San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, chair of the State Bar of Texas Military Law Section, a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He was a past grand commander of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Texas; a past national president of the National Sojourners; a past president of the Oak Hills Rotary Club; and a member/officer in many Masonic organizations. Higdon was a wonderful father, grandfather, law partner, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Higdon; sons, Travis Noel Higdon and Charles Andrew Higdon; brother, Dain Higdon; sister, Janice Jean Higdon; and four grandchildren.


Kirk W. Dockery

Susan KnollDockery, 57, of Floresville, died October 27, 2017. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Dockery was a partner in Donaho & Dockery in Floresville from 1987 to 2017. He was a member of the San Antonio Bar Association. Dockery loved spending time with his family, practicing woodworking and carpentry, and riding his Harley Davidson. He is survived by his wife of over 25 years, Eva-Lisa Donaho Dockery; sons, Robert G. Dockery and Kris W. Dockery; daughters, Madeline M. Fluitt and Kathy Lee Rutledge; father, Ted E. Dockery; mother, Jo Ann Barbee Dockery; brothers, Jeffrey W. Dockery and Greg W. Dockery; and six grandchildren.


Steven Harris Phelps

JOhn McElhaneyPhelps, 52, of Dallas, died November 29, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992. Phelps practiced with the Phelps Law Firm in Dallas from 1992 to 2017. He lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures—spending time with family, traveling, enjoying wine, and being with his circle of friends. Phelps is survived by his father, William Phelps; and brothers, Bill Phelps and Jeff Phelps.


Bruce E. Julian

Susan KnollJulian, 73, of Lubbock, died February 12, 2018. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. Julian was an associate of Allen & Gaines in Perryton from 1970 to 1973; and served as general counsel to and senior trust officer, senior loan officer, and executive vice president of FirstBank Southwest in Perryton from 1973 to 2009. He was instrumental in founding the Covenant Title Company for the bank in 1997 and served as its president until December 31, 2009. Julian also served as the co-vice chairman of First Perryton Bancorp and FirstBank Southwest until the day of his passing. He was a municipal judge in Perryton from 1972 to 2016—one of the longest serving municipal judges in the history of Texas—and became a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2009. Julian was active with First Baptist Church and served as a trustee at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview for 27 years. He enjoyed playing golf. Julian is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jolene Julian; sons, Clay Julian, Wade Julian, and Jeff Decker; daughter, Jennifer Heinze; brothers, Terry Julian and Kendis Julian; and 10 grandchildren.


Galen Robert Alderman Jr.

JOhn McElhaneyAlderman, 62, of Lufkin, died November 4, 2017. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979. Alderman worked for Zeleskey Law Firm in Lufkin from 1979 to 2013 and at Alderman Cain & Neill in Lufkin from 2014 to 2017. He was a past president of the Angelina County Bar Association and a member of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Alderman enjoyed horseback riding, snow skiing, and tennis. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, attorney Kaye M. Alderman; sons, Robby Alderman and Cole Alderman; daughters, Amber Trickey and Katie Alderman Salazar; brother, Frank Alderman; and three grandchildren.


William P. “Bill” Glenn Jr.

Leland SebastianGlenn, 57, of Galveston, died September 23, 2017. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Glenn received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992. He was also admitted to practice before the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Glenn was an attorney with Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams in Galveston and Houston from 1991 to 2017. He had a master’s degree in intellectual property and was an Eagle Scout and scoutmaster. Glenn was the captain of an oil rig in the North Sea before going to law school. He also served as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston for 20 years. Glenn is survived by his wife of 24 years, attorney Doryn Danner Glenn; son, Jackson Glenn; daughter, Bailey Glenn; father, Powell Glenn; mother, Erin Glenn; and sister, Tracy Glenn Stevens.TBJ

{Back to top}