Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

 

ANDERSON

Mrs. Suddie Opal Jeanes Anderson passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the age of 88. She is the grandmother of Detective David J. Patterson, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held August 3 with burial in Broaddus, Texas.

 

ASCHEAL

Mrs. Carolyn E. Ascheal passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the age of 83. She is the widow of Retired Officer Robert E. Ascheal, who retired on January 22, 1988, and passed away on September 28, 1996. Services were held august 11 with burial in Huntsville.

 

BIBB

Mrs. Edna S. Bibb passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the age of 83. She is the mother of James Bibb, assigned to Southeast Division.

 

BROWN

Retired Assistant Superintendent Gerald F. Brown passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the age of 80. He is preceded in death by his wife Tokiko Brown. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 9, 1970, as a member of Academy Class BC1. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Communications Management Division, retiring on March 12, 1994. Services were held August 13 with burial in South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

 

BRUMLEY

Retired Police Officer Robert “Bob” E. Brumley passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Sarah E. Brumley. He was a Veteran of the Texas Air National Guard. He joined the Houston Police Department on August 8, 1955, Academy Class No. 12. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Dispatchers and Juvenile Divisions. Officer Brumley retired on August 31, 1977. Services were held July 25 with burial in Coldspring.

 

CALAHAN

Mr. Clay Callahan passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the age of 90. He is the grandfather of DWI Technician Kimberly T. Osborne, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Services were held July 21 in Huntsville.

 

CLARK

Mrs. Carmen Clark passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, and her husband, Mr. John Clark, Jr. passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. They are the sister and brother-in-law of Detective Dana Wilkerson-Wyche, assigned to the Burglary & Theft Division; aunt and uncle of Retired Police Officer Donterrell J. Prentice, who retired on October 5, 2017, out of the Northeast Division; and cousins of Retired Jail Attendant Annette J. Emmons, who retired on June 29, 2018, out of the Jail Division. Services were held August 8 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

 

CRAIG

Retired Senior Police Officer George W. Craig Jr. passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the age of 51. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Bradley T. Craig, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Officer Craig joined the Houston Police Department on January 22, 1990, Academy Class #139. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Westside Division, Southwest Division and Narcotics Division, retiring on January 16, 2009.

 

 DELOACH

Mrs. Jo Ann Deloach passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She is the surviving spouse of Police Officer Floyd T. Deloach, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty on June 30, 1965. Services were held July 25 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

GALATAS

Mrs. Mary B. Galatas passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the age of 76. She is the mother of Staff Analyst Janet White, assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Division. Services were held August 4 with burial in Slidell, Louisiana.

 

GARCIA

Mrs. Tomasa Garcia passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the age of 95. She is the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Jesus L. Thomas, assigned to the Eastside Division and grandmother of Police Officer Elizabeth Thomas, assigned to the Inspections Division; Police Officer Brenda A. Thomas, assigned to the Clear Lake Division; Senior Police Officer Jesus R. Thomas, assigned to the Clear Lake Division and Police Officer Jennifer N. Barragan, assigned to the North Division. Services were held July 26 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

 

GATES

Mrs. Loraine S. Gates passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the age of 81. She is the mother of Senior Community Liaison Sara Gates-Lewis, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Command. Private services were scheduled.

 

HARALSON

Retired Senior Police Officer James H. Haralson passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the age of 61. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Haralson. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 18, 1978, Academy Class #84. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Emergency Communications, Northwest, and Burglary and Theft Divisions, retiring on September 25, 2004. Services were held August 13 in Spring.

 

HARRISON

Mr. Michael Harrison passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018, at the age of 62. He is the father of Administrative Aide Natoya Harrison, assigned to the Employee Services Division. Services were held August 10 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

HENRY

Mrs. Mary Ella Henry passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 84. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Tina L. Henry, assigned to the Northeast Division. Services were held August 18 with burial Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

 

HERNDON

Mr. Cecil B. Herndon passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 73. He is the father of Administrative Sergeant Kenneth Herndon, assigned to the Field & Support Operations. Services were held August 18 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

HUMPRHREY

Mrs. Brenda Humphrey passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the age of 70. Mr. John E. Humphrey passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the age of 70. Mrs. Humphrey is the sister of Senior Customer Clerk Muriel Hughes-Castle, assigned to the Records Division; and Mr. Humphrey is her brother-in-law. Services were held August 11 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

LEDET

Mr. Curtis Ledet passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the age of 90. He is the father of Retired Sergeant Carey M. Ledet, who retired on March 20, 2009, out of the Crime Analysis Division. Services were held August 2 in Mallet, Louisiana.

 

McDONALD

Mrs. Philippa McDonald passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the age of 69. She is the mother of Senior Police Telecommunicator Amber R. McDonald, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division.

 

MERRILL

Mr. Thomas Wylie Merrill, Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Travis P. Merrill, assigned to the Air and Marine Division. Services were held August 18 with burial in Cloutierville, Louisiana.

 

MILLER

Retired Sergeant Jack A. Miller passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Pam K. Miller. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 28, 1958, Academy Class No. 18. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Traffic/Accident Division, Juvenile Division, Communication Services Division, Employment Services Division and Special Operations Division, retiring on August 25, 1988. Sergeant Jack A. Miller is the father of Sergeant Mark A. Miller, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held August 8 in Pearland.

 

PORTER

Mrs. Anita Porter passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the age of 64. She is the mother of Police Officer Nelson Porter, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held August 25 in Galveston.

 

ROGERS

Mr. Charles Edward Rogers passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018, at the age of 70. He is the brother of Police Officer Vincent E. Rogers, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH. Services were held August 11.

 

VAWTERS

Mr. Michael Anthony Vawters passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 48. He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Eva Vawters, assigned to the Juvenile Division. Services were held August 17 in Hitchcock.

 

 

WILLIAMS

Mr. Joe Travis Williams passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the age of 87. He is the father of Senior Police Service Officer Jolene Williams, assigned to the Airport Division – IAH and Senior Police Service Officer Joe Travis Williams Jr., assigned to the Airport Division – Hobby.

 

WILSON

Mrs. Edna Louella Wilson passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the age of 94. She is the grandmother of Sergeant Tracy B. Real, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division; and mother-in-law of Retired Sergeant James M. Bell. Graveside services were held in Richards, Texas

 

WINSTON

Mr. James C. Winston, III, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the age of 41. He is the son of Retired Sergeant Yvonne Winston, who retired on June 4, 2004, out of the Airport Division / Hobby. Services were held July 26 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

YBARRA

Mrs. Jacqueline Mary Ybarra passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the age of 63. She is the mother of Police Officer Rudy A. Deleon, assigned to the Downtown Division. Services were held July 23 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.