Robert Eugene “Bob” Samuel Jr., of Madisonville, died July 29, 2019. He was 87.
Samuel was elected to the TSCRA board of directors in 1966. He was elevated to honorary director in 2003 and served the association until his passing.
Samuel was born on June 18, 1932, in Huntsville, … Read More

Don “Carter” King, Jr., honorary director of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), died July 9, 2019. He was 64.
He was born to Don and Billie King on Dec. 13, 1954, in Jacksboro. He was the fourth generation to operate the family’s Hereford ranch near Jermyn, which … Read More

John C. “JC” Rogers, former manager of the Texas Polled Hereford Association (TPHA), died May 22, 2019. Rogers managed the association for 15 years and travelled extensively to attend its shows and sales or any event that involved Polled Hereford cattle.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps … Read More

Edmund Theodore Tom, 83, died on May 9, 2019. He was born to Ted and Minnie Lee Tom on Sept. 10, 1935, and was raised in Campbellton, graduating from Pleasanton High School in 1953. After attending Texas A&M he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, traveling … Read More

Charles Driver “Buddy” Clark, of Menard, died April 27, 2019, at age 76. He was born in San Angelo on Jan. 22, 1943, to Charles Driver Clark Sr. and Mary Laverne (Lee) Clark. He graduated from Menard High School in 1961 and attended Texas A&M University and Sul … Read More

Clive Runnells Jr., TSCRA honorary director, died on April 26, 2019. He was 93. Runnells was born in Chicago on Jan. 16, 1926, to Clive Runnells Sr. and Mary Withers Runnells.
He was a graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. and Yale University. Great-grandson of … Read More

Mary John Espy Phinizy, wife of TSCRA Honorary Director Bill Phinizy, died April 22, 2019. She was 73.
She was born June 7, 1945, in San Angelo, to Mary Leontine (Watson) and Howard Espy. The family made their home on the ranch outside Sonora.
She attended … Read More

Benny A. Zuniga, a long-time Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) market inspector, died March 29, 2019. He was 76. Zuniga was born in Charlotte on Nov 3, 1942, to Manuel G. Zuniga Sr. and Josefa Alderete Zuniga.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Santa … Read More

Tom Lee Drake, 67, died April 5, 2019. He was born June 12, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to the late W.H. & Clifford (Walkup) Drake.
Drake grew up in Davis, graduating from high school in 1959. While still in high school, he met Judi Morton, of Sulphur, and … Read More

Russell Dean Pettit, 78, died Feb. 15, 2019, in Lubbock, TX. He was born on Feb. 17, 1941 to Irvin and Ellis (Lentfer) Pettit on a farm near Burr Oak in Jewell County, Kan. He attended the one-roomed Oak Creek School in Harrison Township, also in Jewell County, graduating … Read More