Memorials December 2021
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Bailey C. Moseley
Moseley, 77, of Marshall, died September 13, 2021. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. Moseley was an assistant district attorney in the Harrison County District Attorney’s Office in 1970; a partner with his brother, Sam, in Moseley & Moseley from 1971 to 1986 and in Moseley & Davis from 1987 to 1991; a solo practitioner, focusing on commercial and real estate litigation from 1992 to 2007; and a justice on the 6th Court of Appeals in Texarkana from 2007 to 2019. His retirement was marked in Marshall with Justice Bailey Moseley Day. He was a member and former president of the Harrison County Bar Association. Moseley was a member of the State Bar of Texas Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section Governing Council. He was a Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys director. Moseley’s proudest achievements and happiest moments were those shared with his wife, Kay, and their children, Chris and Meredith, and their three beloved granddaughters. A fifth-generation East Texan, Moseley enjoyed woodworking, coaching soccer, camping trips, mountain adventures, and RV debacles. He is survived by his son, Chris Moseley; daughter, Meredith Moseley-Bennett; brother, attorney Sam Moseley; and three granddaughters.
Flores, 85, of Dallas, died May 28, 2020. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. Flores received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. He was in private practice from 1971 to 2020, working alongside his wife, Carmen, primarily serving the Latino community while being an inspiration and mentor to countless professionals. Flores was instrumental in the success of Zarape Records, providing financial consultation and marketing ideas to the record label focusing on Tejano music. He and his wife also started ACAR Income Tax & Bookkeeping Service, which enabled him to finish law school while supporting his wife and children and saving for his children’s college education. Flores is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carmen Flores; sons, attorney Paul Flores, John Flores, Steven Flores, and Abe Flores; daughters, Arlene Gonzalez and Judy Rios; brothers, Leonard Flores, Louis Flores, and Esau Flores; sister, Aurora Flores; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Walter Paul Wolfram Sr.
Wolfram, 89, of Amarillo, died September 1, 2021. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1953 to 1956. Wolfram received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. He was an attorney for Wolfram Law Firm from 1984 to 2021. Wolfram was past president of the TEX-ABOTA Amarillo Chapter. He wrote “A Strategic Grasp of the DTPA” presented at the State Bar of Texas 1993 Advanced DTPA/Insurance/Consumer Law Course. Wolfram was awarded the Professional Development Program of the State Bar of Texas 1993 Outstanding Seminar Article, was the recipient of the Texas Bar College 1993 Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Education Award, and the recipient of the Texas Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association 2013 Temple Houston Award. He founded a Boy Scouts of America museum, the First Baptist Amarillo Bible Museum, and was working on the Potter County Railroad Museum at the time of his death. Wolfram established the Nora Neal Wolfram Nursing Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for nursing students in honor of his late wife, Nora Belle. He was bus minister at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Amarillo and, with his wife, served as Sunday school department directors at San Jacinto Baptist Church in Amarillo. Wolfram is survived by his sons, Walter Wolfram Jr. and attorney Frederic “Eric” Wolfram; daughters, Katherine Wolfram, Genny George, attorney Carol Lynn Wolfram, and Nora Esther Martin; brother, attorney David Sheppard; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great- and great-great grandchildren.
Richard R. Morrison III
Morrison, 82, of Austin, died October 2, 2021. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Morrison was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits. He was an associate of Wellborn & Houston in Henderson from 1965 to 1968, a partner in Daniel & Morrison in Liberty from 1968 to 1976, a partner in Gray, Roche, Burch & Morrison in Houston from 1976 to 1978, a partner in Krist, Gunn, Weller, Neumann & Morrison in Clear Lake from 1978 to 2000, and an attorney at the Law Office of Richard R. Morrison III in Kemah from 2000 to 2010. Morrison was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors from 1986 to 1987. He was a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Board of Trial Advocates Million Dollar Forum and a Texas Parks &?Wildlife commissioner from 1983 to 1989. Morrison enjoyed the outdoors with his kids and grandkids, was an advocate for the conservation of the Texas coast, and loved the state of Texas. Morrison is survived by his wife, Ann Morrison; sons, attorney Richard Morrison IV, Jim Morrison, and Jake Morrison; daughter, Paige Morrison; sister, Charlotte Morrison; and seven grandchildren.
Zollie Carlton Steakley
Steakley, 44, of Waco, died November 5, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2001. Steakley was an attorney with Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison Jones. He was an adjunct professor for the Baylor Law School Advocacy Program. Steakley was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He received the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award. Steakley enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. Steakley is survived by his daughters, Anna Christine, Carlton “Carly” Grace, and Margaret “Maggie” Ruth; father, attorney Zollie Carl Steakley; mother, Pamela Haynes Bouche; and sister, Scarlett Ruth Steakley Mercer.
Susan J. Haney
Haney, 66, of Austin, died August 12, 2021. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Haney was an associate of Scanlan, Buckle & Fleckman in Austin from 1987 to 1988, a partner in von Kreisler & Swanson in Austin from 1988 to 2000, and managing partner in the Haney Law Firm in Austin from 2000 to 2021. She was named one Austin Monthly Magazine’s Top Lawyers in 2020. Haney enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, and activism. She is survived by her son, Benjamin Haney; daughters, Amber Haney and attorney Caitlin Haney Johnston; sister, Beverly Levens; and four grandchildren.
Cynthia Grinstead Craft
Craft, 62, of Houston, died June 11, 2021. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985. Craft practiced tax and estate planning for Andrews Kurth in Houston from 1984 to 1992. She was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Texas Law Review. Craft’s entire life was a force of good. With humility and kindness, she was constantly focused on helping others. Craft’s greatest joy in life was being a loving mother to her family. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, attorney George Sullivan Craft; daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Craft; stepson, attorney George Sullivan Craft Jr.; mother, Linda Rowe Grinstead; brother, William Carter Grinstead III; and five grandchildren.
L. David Trapnell
Trapnell, 88, of Georgetown, died October 2, 2021. He served in the U.S. Army. Trapnell received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1956. Trapnell was counsel to Continental Oil Company, general counsel to Occidental Oil & Gas Corporation in Houston, and a partner in Liddell, Sapp & Zivley in Houston, which is Locke Lord today. He was a member of the Texas Bar for more than 50 years. Trapnell loved traveling, playing golf, and various artistic pursuits. He is survived by his life partner, Katherine Stevens; sons, Roger D. Trapnell and Andrew L. Trapnell; brother, Don Trapnell; sister, Louise Mueller; and five grandchildren.
Michael Allen Peters
Peters, 76, of Prescott, Arizona, died July 23, 2021. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. Peters received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973. He was in private practice in Houston from 1974 to 1991 and was justice of Harris County Criminal Court No. 2 from 1991 to 2006. Peters was a man of faith, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the people he encountered. He served as a volunteer for many church, community, and Veterans Affairs positions. Peters was an avid golfer and authored an anthology of poems. He will be remembered for his humor, wit, compassion, and creative dress. Peters is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lynne Peters; daughters, Angele’ Anderfuren and Rosale’ Duffey; sister, Cyndie Peters; and five grandchildren.
Johnson, 71, of Colleyville, died October 14, 2021. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1983. Johnson was an attorney at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, an attorney and later manager of benefits compliance at American Airlines, and founder and owner of ERISA Benefits Consulting Inc. He was a longtime member of the Colleyville Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association. Johnson served his community as president of the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Mill Creek Homeowners Association. He enjoyed model railroading, running, military history, travel, anything Disney, and Star Wars. Johnson is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patricia Ballenger; brothers, Gilbert Johnson, Michael Johnson, and Jeffrey Johnson; and sister, Kaaren O’Neil.
Carroll Gene Hix Jr.
Hix, 70, of Bryan, died June 11, 2021. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979. Hix was a corporate attorney for State Farm Insurance. He was a licensed ship captain. Hix enjoyed music and songwriting. He is survived by his son, Ryan Hix; mother, Martha Hix; brother, Tom Hix; and sister, Susan Miller.TBJ