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Polk County Enterprise - Obituaries
June 2010
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SCHIWITZ-BUDD
POINT BLANK — Funeral services for Mary Nell Schiwitz-Budd of Onalaska, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Point Blank with Father Kim officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday June 29, 2010, at Cochran Funeral Home’s Onalaska Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Myrtie Dee Johnson, 91, of Livingston, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at Cochran Funeral Home’s Livingston Chapel with Rev. Joseph Clay officiating. Visitation was held Friday June 25, 2010 at Cochran Funeral Home’s Livingston Chapel. Interment followed at 2 p.m. Sunday June 28, 2010 at Morris Cemetery in Gilmer.

JOHNSON
LIVINGSTON — Funeral services for Calvin Johnson, 43, of Livingston were held Friday, June 25, 2010, at the Indian Village Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. David Busby officiating. Interment followed in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. Pallbearers were Armando Lopez, Pete Vasquez, Charlie Rodriquez, Gilbert Rodriquez, Nick Lopez and Joe Vigel. He was born Oct. 15, 1966 in Woodville, the son of Leslie C. Johnson Sr. and Veniece Gaynell, Battise Johnson, and died June 21, 2010 in Livingston. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Leslie Johnson Jr. He is survived by his sister, Liza Johnson; aunts and uncles, Emma Olachia, Janie Battise, Deloris Johnson, Beryl Battise, Deborah Sylestine, Amon Sylestine, Edwin Battise and Herbert Johnson; special cousins, Minerva Poncho, Darrell Battise, Terrah Langley, Rochellda Sylestine, Olivia Williams and Don Sylestine; special friend, Robert Guerro and many other cousins and friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

MILLER
BELTON – Services for Ivy Alvin Miller, 75, of Belton were held Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton, with the Rev. Andy Davis and Mr. Mike Keller officiating. Interment followed in North Belton Cemetery in Belton. Mr. Miller died Thursday, June 24, in a local hospital. Alvin was born on March 30, 1935 in Hillsdale, La., to Ivy Alton and Margaret Ella (Anderson) Miller. He graduated from Woodland High School in Amite, La. in 1955. On Jan. 14, 1956, he married Mary Hoffman in Monroe, La. Alvin worked 40 years in the trucking and transportation industry, retiring in 2000 from Manfredi Motor Transit in Houston. He had previously resided in Houston and Livingston before coming to Belton in 2009. Alvin is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Jeff and Cindy Miller of Houston and Roger Miller of Houston; one daughter, Rhonda and Bill Tiemann of Belton; one brother, Glen Miller of Roseland, Louisiana; one sister, Joan Miller Hartner of Greensburg, Louisiana and one grandson, Travis Miller of Houston. Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton was in charge of arrangements.

KNUDSEN
LIVINGSTON — Vernon Raymond Knudsen, 75, of Onalaska died Monday, June 21, 2010, at his residence. Raymond enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his lawn. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Marjorie; son, Bobby Joe Watts and wife Diane of California; daughter, Patricia Becker of Atascocita; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Raymond is preceded in death by his son, Vernon Jr; parents, Emil and Elsie Knudsen; one sister and three brothers. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral. com.

STAFFORD
LIVINGSTON — Roscoe Stafford, 80, of Livingston died Sunday, June 20, 2010. A private graveside service was held Thursday, June 24, in the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation Cemetery. Roscoe was born Oct. 2, 1929 in Camp Ruby, the son of Lindsey Stafford and Alma Walker Stafford. He worked for many years as a skidder operator at Champion Industries. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leroy Stafford, Clyde Stafford and Jessie Stafford and sisters, Quincy Walker Battise, Lydia Walker and Sissie Walker. Roscoe is survived by his companion, Bernice Polite of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation; son, Baxter Polite of the Alabama- Coushatta Indian Reservation; grandchildren, Brandon, Shanell, Delvin, Romelia and Cassie and numerous greatgrandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

LEDBETTER
LIVINGSTON — Ina Bone Ledbetter, 87, of Livingston died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Pasadena. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Ina was born Nov. 8, 1922 in Nacogdoches, the daughter of Floyd Baker and Clem Evans Baker. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aubrey L. Bone; brother, Gerald Baker and sisters, Elma Martin and Dwilda Daw. Ina worked for many years as a high school teacher and counselor. She is survived by her husband, Harold Ledbetter; daughter, Kathy Galloway and husband Don; grandson, Ray Van Shoubrouek and wife Shelia; granddaughters, Sheila Strother and husband Jeff and Shelley Pettrey and husband John; great-granddaughters, Taylor Cannon and husband Zane, Kirby Strother, Conner Strother, Erica Shelley and husband Jeff and Kristin Dye and husband Jason; greatgrandsons, Jacob Pettrey and Luke Pettrey; greatgreat- grandchildren, Molly Cannon, Julian Dye and Garrett Shelley and one sister, Norma Jean Sherrod. Pallbearers were Jeff Strother, Ran Van Shoubrouek, Don Galloway, Zane Cannon, Jacob Pettrey and Luke Pettrey. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
SPRINGFIELD, MO. — Floyd Vernon Smith, died June 22, 2010. He was born Sept. 9 1924 in Trinity. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a 32nd degree Free Mason of McCook Lodge 135 in Nebraska. He is survived by three daughters, Starlee Miller of Weld County, Colo., Margaret Mullikin of Mechanicsville, Va. and Lola Smith of Orangeburg, S.C.; five sons, Michael Smith of Rogersville, Mo., Kenneth Smith and Randolph Smith of Lumber Bridge, N.C. and Mark Smith and Hershel Smith, both of Moorefield, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, June 25, at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo.

GREGG
LIVINGSTON — Garland Clayton Gregg, 59, of Livingston died on Friday, June 11, 2010, in Lufkin. Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 16, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Glenn Cooksey officiating. He was born Jan. 15, 1951 in Enid, Okla., to parents Charles Garland Gregg and Frankie Jean Murphy Gregg. He is survived by his parents; sister, Marsha Clough and husband David of Wells; brother, Luke Gregg and wife Lacey of Onalaska and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GILMORE
LIVINGSTON — Jerred “Happy” Gilmore, 25, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Jerred was born April 20, 1985 in Conroe, to parents Jerry Wayne Gilmore and Nita Mills Gilmore. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce and Joe Mills. He was very active in the Boy Scouts as a young boy, then in high school he became involved with many sports. Jerrod loved to go hunting and fishing with his friends and family, as well. Jerred is survived by his son, Camron Gilmore of Livingston; daughter, Ashlyn Gilmore of Livingston; parents, Nita and Micky Howell of Livingston; fiancée, Madeline Carswell of Lufkin; grandparents, Ruby Lee and G.R. Ferguson of Livingston and Charles and Thelma Gilmore of Cleveland; sister, Alicia Gilmore of Livingston; brothers, Mickey Howell Jr. and George Howell, both of Livingston and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

CORNETT
LIVINGSTON — Karen Ann Cornett, 54, of Pasadena died on Friday, June 11, 2010, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at South Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena, with the Rev. Chad Sangster officiating. She was born Jan. 21, 1956 in Pasadena, to parents Gerald Cornett and Ann Wardlow Cornett. Although being born with a physical disability, Karen never let that get in her way. She worked for 29 years in the library for the City of Pasadena; she was known as the “Voice of the Pasadena Library.” Karen will be remembered for her spirit of determination. Karen is preceded in death by her mother and brother, Jerry Cornett. Survivors include her father, Gerald Cornett of Goodrich; brother, Dan Cornett of Austin; companion, Don Bush Jr. of Pasadena and a host of friends. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

ROBERTS
LIVINGSTON — Frances Lee Roberts, 59, of Livingston died on Sunday, June 6, 2010, in Lufkin. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond Marsh officiating. Frances was born May 10, 1951 in Pasadena, to parents Hershel Gantt and Clydus Williams Gantt. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Parmelly of Livingston; sons, Jason Roberts of Livingston and Jeffrey Parmelly of Livingston; mother, Clydus Gantt of Livingston; sisters, Barbara Robbins of Livingston and Ellen Sutphin of Peel, Ark.; her very best friend, Marggie Sellars of LaPorte and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Polk County Relay For Life Attn: Casey Evans, Event Chairman, 3785 Hwy 190 W, Livingston, TX 77351. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

WORKMAN
LIVINGSTON — Dr. Jay Arlyn Workman, D.C., noted community leader and resident of Livingston, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Sunday morning, June 13, 2010, in Livingston. “Dr. Jay,” as he was known in the local community, was born in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. on April 8, 1966, to the late William John Workman and his wife, Julie Ann Mangus Workman Gustafson. As a boy, Jay Workman was called to be a “healer” when his father became very ill. As such, he decided to become a chiropractor. He attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and University of New York in New York City. Through his practice and his deep faith, “Dr. Jay” physically and spiritually ministered to many patients, friends and family. He was an active member of the Livingston business community, a noted philanthropist, and community activist. His patients were appreciative of his “total wellness” concept and his attitude of “service” to others. He served through Livingston Chiropractic Clinic, Lake Area Therapy and Rehabilitation and Doctors Consulting Group in Livingston. He was also a member of the Child Welfare Board; was bishop for the LDS Church in Livingston; coached Little League, soccer and baseball; was active in Relay for Life and was a member of the Lions Club in Livingston. As a father, Jay was a dedicated teacher who practiced and testified to the importance of personal honesty, responsibility and respect for others. Dr. Jay enjoyed lake sports, diving, snow-skiing, race cars, sushi, cooking, crawfish boils and spending time with friends and family. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Kelley Jones Workman and their five precious children, Logan, Dakota, Gavin, Ryker and Autumn Workman, who were the pride of his life. Dr. Jay is also survived by mother, Julie Gustafson of Mabank; brothers, Dr. Kyle Scott Workman of Tomball and Dr. Darin Wayne “Dutch” Workman of Cedar City, Utah; sisters, Konae Nowell of Richardson and Cea Rowe of Columbus, Ohio; adoptive family, Reed and Margarite Bringhurst of Hurricane, Utah, as well as a myriad of friends and valued associates. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Cochran Funeral Home. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Earl Thrift officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. Friday in Klein Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kyle Workman, Darin Workman, Logan Workman, Dakota Workman, Gavin Workman, Lee Labrada, Jason Paske and Scott Paske. Honorary pallbearer will be Ryker Workman. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

HENSLEY
Bessie May Hensley LIVINGSTON — Bessie Mae Hensley 87, of Livingston pass away at her residence Tuesday, June 8. Funeral arrangements will be handled with Pace Funeral Home. A full obituary will follow. For details, visit Pace Funeral Home, 200 Fm 350 N., Livingston or call 1-936- 327-8710.

RISNER
HUNTSVILLE — Funeral services for John Robert Risner, 34, will be held at 2 p.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville with burial following in Dodge Cemetery in Dodge, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www. shmfh.com He was born Feb. 7, 1976 to Walter Risner Sr. and Jeffie Hall in Conroe. He passed away Friday, June 4, 2010 in Montgomery County, Texas, at age 34. John was preceded in death by his father, Walter Risner, Sr.; mother, Jeffie Hall and daughter, Amanda Lee Risner. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, James Risner; brothers, Walter Risner Jr., Joey Galardi and Johnny Garner; sister, Glenice Galardi; wife, Sandy Risner; nieces and nephews: Boomer, Angel, Brittany and Robert Risner, Chelsy, Shayann, and Jazzmin Galardi, and Hunter Risner; and numerous other family members and friends. John was a loving father, brother, uncle and best friend.

ROWLAND
LIVINGSTON — Edgar C. “Ed” Rowland, formerly of Longmont, Colo., died June 1, 2010 in Lufkin. He was born Feb. 29, 1930 in Ochelata, Okla. In the 1930s, Ed’s father’s job with Phillips 66 moved the family to Odessa. Ed played on Odessa High School’s Texas State High School Championship Team in 1946. He was later an All-American tackle at University of Oklahoma, playing on the 1951 National Championship Team and graduating in 1952 with a degree in industrial arts. Ed later earned his MS in vocational and educational guidance at OU in 1959. He honorably served in the U.S. Army, retiring as a major in 1973 and receiving the Bronze Star for his service. Ed served in Vietnam. Ed gave his life to the Lord while in college. Then, in 1973, Ed experienced a renewal of his faith and became a fully committed follower of Christ for the rest of his life. He was a committed member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church. He was a man of many talents; at various times Ed was a soldier, a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns, a coach, teacher, guidance counselor, principal and small business owner. He lived in Longmont for 17 years and retired from Longmont Junior High School in 1992. Ed was a member of the National Ski Patrol. He will be remembered as a beloved husband and father, respected leader and teacher and an outstanding athlete. He was faithful, loyal, patient and devoted to his family. He loved football, fishing, skiing, camping, traveling, teaching, working with kids and coaching. His favorite places were Alaska and Colorado. He also enjoyed working with his hands while woodworking and working on cars and small engines. Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy; two sons, Clay and wife Elizabeth and Kevin and wife Julie; a daughter, Jan Feller and husband Kevin and grandchildren, Tacy and Janie. A celebration of Ed’s life was held Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Escapee’s Care Center in Livingston. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8, at Rocky Mountain Christian Church. Interment was Wednesday, June 9, in Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 1500 Austin St., Houston, TX 77002. Pace Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook or share condolences, go to pacefuneral. com.

WENKER
LIVINGSTON — Memorial services for Sharon Kreck Wenker, 67, of Livingston will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010, in the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Sharon was born July 1, 1942 in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of Erhardt L. Krech and Eleanor R. Knauff Krech, and died June 1, 2010 at her residence in Livingston. Sharon loved working at Wal- Mart and was very active with the Wal-Mart Benevolence Fund. She is survived by Jerome C. Wenker, husband, of Livingston; Thomas C. Wenker, son, of Livingston; Gregory L. Wenker, son, of Rockland, Calif.; Ellie S. Wenker, daughter, of Houston; Nancy Schlecht, sister, of St. Augustine, Fla.; John Thomas Wenker and Kimberly Wenker Yancovich, grandchildren; Dayton Bryan Yancovich, great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, go to www.cochranfh.com.

SMITH
CORRIGAN — Debra Lynn (Schoubroek) Smith, 51, of Corrigan died on Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Lufkin. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Trinity County. Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 26, 1958 in Livingston. She touched so many lives through her work, community support and her love of supporting her nephews and grandchildren in school and sports. She was a member of Schwab City Baptist Church and was employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Diboll. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ollie and Mary Malone and Luther and Iola Henderson; mother-inlaw, Marjean Smith and nephew, Christopher Smith. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Paul Edward “Eddie” Smith of Corrigan; mother, LaVerne Schoubroek of Livingston; sons and daughter-in-law, Kelly Wood of Conroe, Kevin and Anne Smith of New Caney and Keith Smith of Conroe; sisters and brother-in-law, Tina Schoubroek and partner Sandy Daniels of Livingston, Lisa Schoubroek and sons, Blake and Dylan Davidson of Corrigan, Tammy O’Bannon Shows and husband James of Corrigan and Casi and David Doughty of Nederland; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Renee Hopson of Woodville; daughter-in-law, Dorrie Smith of Corrigan; sisters-in-law, Sissy Helm and husband Alvin of Corrigan and Sandy Smith of San Antonio; grandchildren, Mason and Keely Smith, Kaleigh and Colin Smith and Michael Wood and Amber Cooper and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Greg Dickens, Kenneth Ross, Glenn Hopson, David Doughty, Steve Wright, Lee Heizel, Tim Lester and Gary Currie. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. James Rogers, Dr. Rick Martin, Dr. Musa Khan, Dr. Clifton Cathcart, Dr. Kumar, Dr. Nazeer, P.A. Mark Saldana, Kamcare Home Health, medical staff at Woodland Heights Medical Center, staff at Memorial Health Systems of Lufkin and Livingston and Davita Dialysis- Livingston. Corrigan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GRAY
LIVINGSTON — Dortha Helen Gray, 80, of Goodrich died Saturday, May 29, 2010 in League City. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Isaacs officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery. Dortha was born June 6, 1929, in Martinsville, the daughter of Johnny Lunday and Gladys Wood Lunday. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Archie Gray and grandson, Dustin Gray. She is survived by her sons, Bruce Gray and wife Molly of Goodrich and Jim Gray and partner Laur Vanvalkenverg of Dickinson; granddaughter, Jennifer Dunson and husband Jay of Livingston and her greatgrandchildren, Carter Dunson, Riley Dunson and Drew Dunson, all of Livingston. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.cochranfh.com.

GEORGE
LIVINGSTON — Richard Dean George of Livingston died May 28, 2010 in Conroe at the age of 76. He was born Oct. 4, 1933 in San Diego, Calif., the son of Harold Melvin George and Avis Bell Pollett George. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores (Dollie) Emmert and his daughter, Deborah Louise George. He is survived by his daughters, Denise White of Kingman, Ariz. and Haunani Thunell of Mendon, Utah; his sons, Richard Allii George of Palm Springs, Calif., Darrell Jones of San Diego, Calif., David George of Tucson, Ariz. and Dan Watson of Fredonia, Ariz.; 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HOCK
GOODRICH — Funeral services for Lois A. Hock, 87, of Goodrich will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Livingston. Burial will follow in the Peebles Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday June 3, in the Cochran Funeral Home. Lois passed away Monday May 31. She was born Dec.28, 1922 in Athens to Henry Barto Poe and Stella Carlisle Poe. She is survived by her children, Patricia Gail Hale and husband Warren D. of Goodrich, Ellen Susan Wallen of Plano, Leslie Bart Hock and wife Sharon E. of Clear Lake, and Mary Kay Rash of Goodrich. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.cochranfh. com.

SMITH
LIVINGSTON — A celebration of life for Patricia “Pat” Smith, beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter aunt and friend will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Pace Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Isaac officiating. Inurnment will be in the VA Houston Cemetery. Visitation for the family will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Pace Funeral Home. Pat passed away Sunday, May 30, after battling cancer for the last three years. A long-time resident of Livingston, Pat was born Nov. 17, 1953 in Memphis, Tenn. to parents Harold and Imogene Shell. She was married to her loving spouse, Jesse Smith for almost 28 years. In recent years, Pat enjoyed her time as a homemaker and fulltime Mom to seven-year-old daughter, Jessica. In the rare moments when she was not doting on her daughter, Pat enjoyed reading romance novels, shopping, gambling and traveling, frequently visiting Vegas and Louisiana. Pat was very outgoing, known for living life on her terms and speaking her mind. Her family is somewhat comforted in knowing that Pat has joined her sister, Sue Marks, as they have both gone to play with the angels and watch over us from above. Pat is survived by her loving husband, Jesse Smith; daughter, Jessica Ann; step-daughter, Mandy Carol Smith; mother, Imogene Shell; siblings, and their spouses, Buster Shell, Larry Marks, Danny and Karen Riess, Gary Shell, and Pam Cain and Wendy Vaughn and Wesley Boone; nieces and nephews, Wesley, Amy, Beth, Amanda, Bryan, Scott, Jeni, Steven, Tim, Angela, John Paul, Michael, Chance, Korey, Brandon, Hunter, Brianna, Alyssa, Emma, Avery, Christian, Macayla, Charlotte and Gianna. Pat was admired for her long battle with cancer and will be missed by her numerous family and friends. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.pacefuneral. com.

PLATZER
HOUSTON — Frank Glenn Platzer, 80, died May 29, 2010, surrounded by his family. Glenn was born on Oct. 10, 1929, in League City, to Lee Roy “Jim” Platzer and Mary Helen Reese Platzer. He attended Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston. Glenn retired from Exxon Company, USA in 1986, after 38 years of service and then he and his wife, Anne moved to Lake Livingston. He was excellent with their son, Michael, who was mentally retarded. His experiences with Michael gave him a unique ability to work with special needs children. Glenn and Anne loved their many years of volunteer work with the Life Class at both Livingston Junior and Senior High Schools. Glenn also enjoyed volunteering at the Polk County Mission. He was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Cancun, Mexico and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Helen Platzer; two daughters, Melodie Platzer and Cynthia Briggs and a son, Michael Patrick Platzer. Frank is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne M. Platzer; son, Sam N. “Buddy” Sullivan Jr. and wife Beverly; daughters, Linda Platzer, Sheryl Barrett and husband Stephen and Susanne Casteel and husband Randy; grandchildren, Chris Platzer, Stephanie and Brian Sullivan, Jennifer Brown, Jason Leftwich, Brendan Barrett and Courtney and Cody Casteel; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Platzer of Colorado and Alan Platzer and wife Sue of Lindale. Glenn’s life was celebrated at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland, where a rosary and a mass were held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, with interment following in Forest Park East. Memorials may be made to “Heart to Heart,” St. Joseph Catholic Church, Livingston, Texas 77351.

 

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