Memorials are published as a tribute to deceased Texas attorneys. Information included is primarily related to the individual’s accomplishments in the legal profession. To submit a Memorial, please visit texasbar.com/tbj and fill out an online form or call (512) 427-6834 for more information. To learn more about closing a deceased attorney’s practice, visit texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. WILLIAM A. “RUSTY” FAULK, JR. Faulk, 54, of Brownsville, died Dec. 18, 2011. He received his law degree from Texas Southern University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985. He was an associate of Ransome & Ray from 1989 to 1990. He was a principal in William A. Faulk, P.C. from 1990 until his death. He is survived by his sons, William A. Faulk III and Luther K. Faulk; parents, William A. Faulk, Sr. and Bobbie Anne Faulk; brothers, John C. Faulk and David Wise, both of Brownsville; and sisters, Judy Faulk, Becky Thompson, Linda Arteaga, and Molly Faulk, all of Brownsville. CHARLES F. WEAVER Weaver, 91, of Bastrop, died Jan. 28, 2012. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. He was an attorney with Gulf Oil Company in Houston from 1950 to 1953. From 1953 to 1957, he practiced with the Kelly-Looney Law Firm in Edinburg. He was a senior attorney and assistant aviation director for the City of Houston from 1957 until his retirement in 1979. He was vice president of King Interests in Houston from 1979 to 1984. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty D. Weaver; sons, Dr. John D. Weaver of Blanco and Charles Weaver, Jr. of Lake Charles, La.; daughters, Anne McClung of Montgomery and Kathy McCall and Lisa Staton, both of Spicewood; sister, Josephine Angenend of Beaumont; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. CRAWFORD PARKER, JR. Parker, 83, of Carthage, died March 7, 2012. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958. He practiced with Leroy LaSalle in Panola County until he was elected the Panola County attorney in 1960, serving in that capacity until 1972. He was a sole practitioner in Carthage until he was joined by Rick McPherson in 1976. The partnership lasted until 1983, when he became the first judge of the Panola County Court at Law, serving until his retirement in 1996. Following his retirement, he engaged in a limited practice with his son, Crawford Duane Parker III, and his sonin- law, Rick McPherson, in Parker, McPherson & Parker. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beth Parker; daughters, Donna Beth Singleton, Cara Beth Parker, Elaine McPherson, and Penny Lowrey; and 12 grandchildren. FITZHUGH HASTINGS PANNILL, JR. Pannill, 69, of Stephenville, died Feb. 27, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968. He practiced with Lewright, Dyer & Redford in Corpus Christi from 1968 to 1970 and with Austin, Dabney, Northrop & Garwood (later Austin & Arnett) in Houston from 1974 to 1980. He was a private practitioner from 1981 until his retirement in 2005. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1973. He is survived by his brother, attorney William Pannill of Houston. SCOTT J. BAILEY Bailey, 81, of Cisco, died Nov. 27, 2011. He attended the University of Texas School of Law for one year and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1980. He served in the 57th Legislature (1961–62) of the Texas House of Representatives, representing Eastland, Callahan, and Shackelford counties. He served as the Eastland County judge in Eastland from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. From 1999 until his death, he was a sole practitioner in Cisco. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary E. Bailey; son, attorney John M. Bailey of Cisco; and daughter, Melissa Bailey of Abilene; and sisters, Carolyn Bahler of Saint Jo, Mo., and Kathleen Himmelsbach of Baker, Ore. NANCY M. SIMONSON Simonson, 60, of Corpus Christi, died March 3, 2012. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. She was an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin from 1978 to 1983. From 1983 to 1988, she was an associate of the Canales Law Firm in Corpus Christi. She was a partner in Canales & Simonson in Corpus Christi from 1989 until her death. She is survived by her mother, Terese Simonson of Mathis; brothers Stan Simonson, John Simonson, James Simonson, and Joe Simonson; and sisters, Terri Ehrlich of San Antonio and Jeanene Jones and Becky Simonson, both of Mathis. KEITH LEROY KRUEGER Krueger, 33, of College Station, died July 14, 2012. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2005. He was an associate of West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C. He served as a director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association from 2008 to 2011 and as secretary in 2012. He was president of the Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association in 2010–11 and a director of the Texas Aggie Bar Association in 2011–12. He is survived by his parents, William R. Krueger and Sue Krueger of Brenham; and sister, Karla Strawn. ROBERT CRAIG WARNER Warner, 51, of Coppell, died March 24, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986. He practiced with Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.C. in Dallas from 1986 until his death. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sherilyn Slaton Warner, and daughter, Page Warner. JACK WELCH Welch, 83, of Marlin, died Jan. 27, 2012. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1955. He was a private practitioner from 1955 until his death. He served in the 54th and 55th Legislatures (1955–56 and 1957–58) of the Texas House of Representatives. He represented the Texas Retailers Association for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dimple Welch; sons, Jack Welch III of Berlin, Germany, and Jim Welch of Waco; and daughter, Sally Black of Marlin; brother, Howard Lee Smith of Marlin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. GARY WAYNE PULLIN Pullin, 59, of Plano, died Dec. 15, 2011. He received his law degree from Oklahoma University College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989. He was a member of the Oklahoma bar. He served as an associate municipal judge for the City of Plano in 1992. He was an attorney with the Rabon Law Firm in Hugo before he became a partner in the Van Dyck, Hayes, Dabney & Pullin Law Firm in Chickasha, Okla. He was a private practitioner in Plano from 1989 to 2007 and in Frisco from 2007 until his death. In 1983, he served as chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, ReDonna A. Pullin; sons, attorney Daniel Wayne Pullin of Norman, Okla., and Justin K. Porter of Wylie; daughters, Valerie M. Buckner of Seattle, Wash., and Allison M. Pullin of Bedford; brothers, Gerald Pullin, Michael Pullin, and Bill Pullin; sisters, Glenda Pullin and Janice Pullin; and four grandchildren. JAMES LANIER WALKER Walker, 67, of Santa Fe, N.M., died March 18, 2012. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975. He was a member of the Colorado and New Mexico bars. He practiced with Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. in Houston and Corpus Christi before joining Matthews & Branscomb in San Antonio, where he practiced from 1979 to 1993. From 1993 until his death, he was a partner in Jackson Walker, L.L.P. in San Antonio. He was a past president of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jacqueline E. Walker; son, Christopher E. Walker of Independence, Kan.; daughters, Angela W. Murphy and J. Claire Walker of Santa Fe; brother, attorney Ralph C. Walker of Nicasio, Calif.; and four grandchildren. BERTRAND L. “RANDY” POURTEAU Pourteau, 60, of Houston, died May 28, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977. He was an attorney with the Gulf County Legal Foundation from 1977 to 1978. From 1978 to 1991, he was an associate, then a partner in Dameris, Dameris & Pourteau. He was an assistant city attorney for the City of Houston from 1991 to 1992. He was senior assistant city attorney and chief of business litigation for the City of Houston from 1992 to 2010. He was senior city attorney and chief of general litigation for the City of Houston from 2010 until his death. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Patti Montague Pourteau; sons, attorney 1st Lt. Bertrand Alec Pourteau II of Okinawa, Japan; daughter, Rebecca Brianna Pourteau Lacoste of Houston; stepsons, Joseph Montague of Houston and Christopher Montague of Florida; stepdaughters, Denise Houck of Murray, Ky., and Erin Montague of Houston; mother, Mary Dorothy Pourteau of Katy; brothers, Patrick Steven Pourteau of West Columbia and James Christopher Pourteau of Bryan; sister, Kathryn Gayle Pourteau-Offinger of Austin; and one grandchild. KENNETH R. DAVEY Davey, 82, of Dallas, died Nov. 15, 2010. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956. He was a sole practitioner from 1956 until his death. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Iva L. Davey of Dallas; daughters, Alice Davey Schroeder of Greenwich, Conn., and Elizabeth Ann Davey of Dallas; and brother, W.A. Davey of Clearwater, Fla.
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