Memorials February 2023
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Charles Lewis Hunnicutt
Hunnicutt, 84, of Oklahoma City, died October 14, 2022. He received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991. Hunnicutt was a member of the Oklahoma Bar. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1964 to 1967. Hunnicutt was an attorney with Lockheed Aircraft Service Company in New Jersey, California, and Switzerland from 1960 to 1981; an attorney with Burtek Global Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1981 to 1990; an attorney with Aérospatiale in Grand Prairie from 1990 to 1994; and vice president and general counsel to Lockheed Martin in Greenville, South Carolina, from 1995 to 2001. He served on the Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Senior Advisory Board. Hunnicutt is remembered for his love of University of Oklahoma sports, baseball (SABR member), and reading. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Yvonne Hunnicutt; and daughters, Carrie Sanger and Sarah Hunnicutt.
Michael Floyd Barrett
Barrett, 60, of Fort Worth, died November 17, 2022. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988. Barrett was an attorney with Vick, Chrestman, Carney & Smith and then opened his own practice in Weatherford. After practicing law for 10 years in Weatherford, he pursued a career in computer software engineering. Barrett is remembered as a musician, a music fan, and a dog lover—being a dog dad to 15 rescued Siberian huskies. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, attorney Carolyn Mitchell; mother, Mary Helen Barrett; and brother, Bryan Barrett.
Timothy M. Quill
Quill, 69, of Missouri City, died August 31, 2022. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991. Quill served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1974. He was owner of the Quill Law Firm from 1991 to 2020. Quill is remembered as a talented musician, an avid golfer, and a fisherman. He is survived by his wife of eight and a half years, Debra Quill; son, Andrew Quill; daughter, Elizabeth Robertson; brother, Steven Quill; sister, Charlotte Quill Lewis; and one grandchild.
William Morris Laubach
Laubach, 84, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died November 10, 2022. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. Laubach was a member of the Florida and Colorado bars. He was an assistant district attorney in Lubbock County from 1963 to 1966; an attorney with the Woody & Rosen Law Firm in Houston from 1966 to 1967; in private practice with Robert C. Richter Jr. and Sen. Bob Gammage in Houston from 1967 to 1992; executive director and in-house attorney for PBA-Pinellas County Benevolent Association in St. Petersburg, Florida, from 1994 to 2005; a solo practitioner in Marble Falls from 2005 to 2014; and a solo practitioner in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 2014 to 2016. Laubach is remembered for his love of books whether it was law and historical or John LeCarré novels; enjoying traveling; and visiting family, children, and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gail C. Laubach; son, William “Will” J. Laubach; daughter, Anna Catherine Streiffer Laubach; brothers, Dr. John Bruce Laubach and James “Jim” Laubach; sister, Julianna Laubach Smith; and four grandchildren.
Carl E.F. Dally
Dally, 98, of Austin, died October 19, 2022. He received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1954. Dally was a member of the Colorado Bar. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1952. Dally was an associate of Clyde Woody & Will Gray in Houston in 1959; an assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston from 1960 to 1966; a partner in Briscoe, Dally & Shaffer in Houston from 1966 to 1971; a commissioner of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin from 1971 to 1977; a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin from 1978 to 1983; an assistant state attorney with the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney in Austin from 1983 to 1993; and a retired judge of the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin from 1993 to 2003. He was an instructor of criminal law at South Texas College of Law and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1958. Dally is remembered for his love of running whether in the Statesman Cap10K or early mornings at Town Lake. He is survived by his son, William “Bill” Dally, and one granddaughter, Laura Dally Stowe.
Walter R. Long Jr.
Long, 86, of Kenedy, died September 30, 2022. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1961. Long served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. He was an associate of Scarborough & Roberts in Kenedy, an attorney with the Klingemann law firm in Karnes City, a partner in Long & Whitehead in Karnes City from 1969 to 2011, and county judge of Karnes County from 2015 to 2018. Long was a member of the Masonic lodge in Kenedy. He is remembered for enjoying a lifetime of hunting and fishing. Long is survived by sons, Walter Russell Long III and attorney Mitchell Andrew Long; daughter, Susan Lyndal Wiatrek; brother, attorney Joe R. Long; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John C. Marshall III
Marshall, 76, of Houston, died October 17, 2022. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. Marshall was a briefing attorney with the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston from 1971 to 1972; an associate of Watkins & Marshall, previously the Law Offices of A.J. Watkins, in Houston from 1972 to 1976; a partner in Ryan & Marshall in Houston from 1976 to 1987; a partner in Marshall & Gonzalez in Houston from 1987 to 2000; and a partner in Marshall & McCracken in Houston from 2000 to 2007. He was certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall is remembered as an outstanding trial and appellate lawyer on behalf of health care professionals; for his breeding longhorns in his retirement; and for being active in the Heart of Texas Longhorn Association, the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association, and the South Texas Longhorn Association. He is survived by a son and a daughter and sisters, Sharon Keilin and Susan Carter.
Timothy V. Coffey
Coffey, 71, of Southlake, died May 31, 2022. Coffey received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981. He served in the U.S. Army for five years, rising to the rank of captain and receiving two Army Commendation Medals for his performance, selflessness, and devotion to duty. Coffey worked in private practice and opened his own law firm, Gilbert & Coffey, later Gilbert Coffey Hobson; and was an attorney for Texas A&M University until his retirement in 2016. He is remembered for his love of his family, his humility, and his integrity. Coffey is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Coffey; daughters, Christa and Jenny; brother, Jack M. Coffey Jr.; and one granddaughter.
James Edward Knox
Knox, 85, of Pearland, died September 20, 2022. He received his law degree from the University of Houston College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962. Knox served in the U.S. Air Force Ready Reserves in the Air Police Squadron from 1954 to 1962. He was a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of James E. Knox in Houston from 1962 to 1987; an attorney with Knox, Walden & Burnett P.C.; and chief legal officer and vice president of Universal Weather and Aviation in Houston from 1987 to 2001. Knox is remembered as an aviator, painter, and rancher. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Bundrick Knox, and survived by his wife of 17 years, attorney Lee-Ann Walden; daughters, Terry Linda Haines and Jacque Sue Redus; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.TBJ