Obituaries of HPD Family Members

ANDERSON

Mrs. Darlene Suttle Anderson passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. She is the sister of Police Officer John Suttle, who was killed in the line of duty on August 23, 1959; she is also the grandmother of Customer Service Clerk Andrea E. Anderson, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held April 21 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

BECK

Mrs. China Lee Beck passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the age of 86. She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Adolph Beck, last assigned to the South Central Division, retiring on May 7, 2016. Services were held June 2 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

BLANKS

Mr. D.B. Simpson passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the age of 92. He is the grandfather of Police Service Officer Tracy L. Blanks, assigned to the Midwest Division. Graveside services were held April 22 in Paradise North Cemetery.

 COYLE

Mr. Ben Marvin “Mack” Coyle passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the age of 68. He is the father-in-law of Administrative Associate Kimberly S. Coyle, assigned to the Chief of Police. Services were held May 8 in Houston National Cemetery.

ELLIS

Mrs. Dixie D. Ellis passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the age of 75. She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Carl A. Chaney, assigned to the Airport Division / Hobby. Services were held May 27 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland.

FLANAGAN

Mr. Elmo Flanagan passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the age of 90. He is the father of Senior Office Assistant Loretta Burns, assigned to the Vice Division. Services were held May 20 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

GARCIA

Mr. Raynaldo Garcia, Sr. passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 89. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Nicholas R. Garcia, assigned to the Northwest Division. Services were held May 20 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

GIBSON

Mr. Larfred Gibson passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 81. He is the father of Retired Senior Police Officer Aldridge T. Gibson, who retired on June 16, 2016, out of the Narcotics Division.

Services were held May 26 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

GONZALES

Mr. Daniel Gonzales passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 57. He was preceded in death by his sister, Word Processor Elizabeth G. Martinez-Escot, who died off duty on October 26, 1996, while assigned to the Southwest Division. He is also the uncle of Administrative Assistant Melissa Saldivar Hamilton, assigned to the Office of Public Affairs. Services were held May 22.

GOODMAN, E.

Mrs. Elna Lucille Goodman passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the age of 91. She is the wife of Retired Lieutenant James E. Goodman, who retired February 26, 1981. Services were held April 20.

 GOODMAN, J. E.

Retired Lieutenant James Edgar Goodman, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the age of 94. He is preceded in death by his wife Elna Lucille Goodman, who passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 23, 1946. Lieutenant Goodman retired on February 27, 1981, out of the Accident Division. Services were held April 20.

HAMALA

Mr. Steve Theophil Hamala passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the age of 92. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Steven J. Hamala, assigned to the Tactical Operations Division and father-in-law of Police Officer Melanie C. Hamala, assigned to the Westside Division. Services were held May 26 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

JACKSON

Mr. John Dale Jackson, Sr. passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 93. He is the grandfather of Sergeant John A. Jackson, assigned to the Office of Planning and uncle of retired Sergeant Billy M. Johnson who retired in 2004.

 KIRKPATRICK

Mrs. Otha Mae Kirkpatrick passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the age of 94. She is preceded in death by her husband, retired Police Officer Quentin R. Kirkpatrick who retired on June 1, 1981 and passed away on December 28, 1990. Services were held May 24 in Burnet County.

LACY

Mr. J.D. Lacy passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the age of 95. He is the step-father of Retired Lieutenant Adolph R. Morris, last assigned to the South Gessner Division, retiring on March 26, 2016.  Services were held April 1 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

LEDET

Mrs. Shirley Louise Constantine Ledet passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 72. She is the mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer Spencer S. Juenke, assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Division. Services were held April 20 with burial in New Orleans.

NIDEVER

Mrs. Shirley T. Nidever passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the age of 69. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Rodney G. Nidever, assigned to the Office of Planning. Services were held April 20 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

POULLARD

Mr. J.C. Poullard Sr. passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 82. He is the father of Records Technician Katherine P. Williams, assigned to Employee Services Division. Services were held May 20 with burial in Katy Community Cemetery.

QUINTERO

Retired Fleet Mechanic III Richard Quintero passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 54. Services were held May 27 with burial in Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery.

REPASKY

Mr. John Repasky passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the age of 100. He is the father of Retired Police Officer Roy S. Repasky, last assigned to the Air Support Division, retiring on July 17, 1999; and father-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Lily A. Repasky, last assigned to the Jail Division, retiring on July 17, 2004. Services were held June 1 with burial in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

RHOADS

Mrs. Juanita Wehmeyer Rhoads passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the age of 85. She is the mother of Sergeant James D. Rhoads, assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held May 22 with burial in Navasota.

SALINAS

Mr. Salvador Salinas, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the age of 86. He is the grandfather of Police Officer Brooke Chavez, assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held April 27 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

SHEPPARD

Retired Police Officer Gene Sheppard passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris J. Sheppard. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 8, 1958, Academy Class No. 19. Police Officer Gene Sheppard retired on May 29, 1981. Services were held May 20 with burial in Poynor, Texas.

SIECKMANN

Retired Detective Robert L. Sieckmann, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Hazel Sieckmann. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He joined the Houston Police Department on December 6, 1961, Academy Class No. 25. Detective Sieckmann retired on March 4, 1983, out of the Robbery Division. Services were held June 3 in Trinity.

THORNTON

Mrs. Delores Thornton passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. She is the mother of Retired Senior Community Liaison Courtney T. Fontenot. She was last assigned to the Criminal Investigations Command, retiring on April 27, 2017. Services were held May 9 in Marrero, Louisiana.

WALLACE

Mrs. Joyce Pauline Wallace passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the age of 80. She is the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Wade M. Wallace last assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Division, retiring on January 28, 2006. Services were held May 15 with burial in Pearland. In South Park Cemetery.

 WILLIAMS

Retired Police Officer Floyd Lavern Williams passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife Margie Pollock Williams. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 16, 1953, Academy Class No. 10. Officer Williams retired on February 14, 1975, out of the Point Control Division. Services were held April 24 with burial in Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

WILSON

Mrs. Bertha B. Wilson passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the age of 93. She is the grandmother of Police Officer Qunerd J. Alexander, assigned to the South Central Division; great-grandmother of Police Officer Jeremiah J. Alexander, assigned to the Southeast Division; and great-aunt of Senior Police Officer Bertha R. Massie, assigned to the Southeast Division. Services were held May 26 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland.