Trinity Standard - Obituaries
For the Week of August 17, 2008 - August 24, 2008
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John Edward Badger Jr.
HUNTSVILLE – Services for John Edward Badger Jr., 74, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Brooke Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville.
Burial followed at Brooke Cemetery.
Mr. Badger died Thursday, Aug. 14, in Trinity.
He was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Liberty and was a member of Huntsville Elks Lodge #1981 and a former member of Masonic Lodge #19.
Mr. Badger was employed as a brick mason and was responsible for laying brick on numerous homes and businesses in East Texas. In his later years, he was employed by the Huntsville Historical Society restoring older homes. During this time, his knowledge and expertise in brick laying was featured on the television program “Ray Miller’s Texas.”
He also was known as a avid fisherman.
Survivors include two daughters, Shannon Phillips of Somerville and Shae Grigsby of Huntsville; and two grandsons, Colton Hyman and Hunter Phillips.
Brooke Funeral Services of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

Billy George Bowman I
HUNTSVILLE – Services for Billy George Bowman I, 74, of Trinity were held at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity with Bro. Gordon Wyrick and Bro. Jim Parrish officiating.
Burial followed at 4 p.m. Friday in Penelope, Texas.
Mr. Bowman died Tuesday, July 22, in Houston.
Born July 15, 1934, in Waco, he grew up in Houston and attended San Jacinto High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a union ironworker.
During his time in Trinity, he served as president of the Trinity Cove Improvement Association, was a member of Burning Hope Baptist Church and was involved in the church’s House of Hope program.
Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. and Thelma M. Green Bowman; a sister, Bettye Jo Bowman Smith; and a grandson, Sean Christopher Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Verna Bowman; three daughters and their spouses, Tammy and Mark Wilson of DeRidder, La., Brenda Wilkes of Houston and Kimberly and Bobby Thompson of Ledbetter, Ky.; three sons and a spouse, Billy Bowman II of DeRidder, La., Tony and Sharlene Homnick of Tomball and Joseph Bowman of Houston; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers included Tony Homnick, Billy Bowman II, Mark Wilson, Joseph Bowman, Danny Messa and Tony Messa. Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Brock and Jeremy Miller.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the House of Hope, Burning Hope Baptist Church, Highway 356/Pegoda Road, Trinity, Texas 75862.
Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements.

Dorothy Jordan
TRINITY – Services for Dorothy Jordan, 91, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at the Trinity Funeral Home in Trinity.
Burial followed in Weldon Cemetery.
Mrs. Jordan died Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Kemah.
She was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Lovelady. She was known for her love of fishing, especially at her favorite location on Lake Livingston. She also enjoyed needlepoint.
Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Jordan; three sisters, Lucille Bryant, Lavern Johnson and Addie Willingham; and a brother, Charlie McCullar.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Helen Ekstrom and Joyce and Jim Flanagan, all of Kemah; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty Lewis of Houston, Nell Amy of Crockett and Juanita and Marshall Aguillard of Okeechobee, Fla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Ken and Tereasa Flanagan of Hempstead, Janet and Tim Clark of Santa Fe, Texas, Skipper and Dana Flanagan of League City and Pam and Jim Hodgson of Santa Fe, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Jeannie, Christy, Timmy, Jimmy, Jessica, Jake, Reece and Max; and one great-great-grandchild, Cheyenne Nicole, and another great-great-grandchild, Trent Lane, who is scheduled to arrive in November.
Pallbearers included Jim Hodgson, Jimmy Hodgson, Tim Clark, Timmy Clark, Ken Flanagan and Skipper Flanagan.
Trinity Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

R.L. Thompson
TRINITY – Services for R.L. Thompson, 81, of Trinity were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, in the Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity with Bro. Jim Parrish officiating.
Burial followed at Cade Cemetery in Streetman.
Mr. Thompson died Monday, Aug. 11, in Trinity.
He was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Streetman, the son of Robert Lee and Bertha Lee Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Doris Marie; a brother, Joe Kenneth Thompson; and a great-granddaughter, Angel Nicole Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Thompson of Trinity; two daughters, Linda Thompson of Austin and Brenda Wilmarth of Trinity; five sons and their spouses, Bob and Faye Thompson of Trinity, John and Cindy Thompson of Huntsville, James and Connie Cook of Corpus Christi, Willie Cook of Alvin and Bryan and Bobi Cook of Angleton; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family has asked that donations be made to the R.L. Thompson trust fund at Guaranty Bank, 1410 Brazos Drive, Huntsville, Texas.
Brooke Funeral Service of Huntsville directed the arrangements.



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