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) 427-1830 for more information. To learn more about closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. J. CHRYS DOUGHERTY III Dougherty, 98, of Austin, died Feb. 20, 2014. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1940. During World War II, Dougherty served in the Counter Intelligence Corps and was an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 1946, he co-founded the Austin firm of Graves Dougherty with his father-in-law, Ireland Graves. Dougherty had an esteemed and notable career, one milestone of which was his role in successfully arguing the Texas Tidelands Case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as the 1979-1980 president of the State Bar of Texas. After retiring, Dougherty helped found the pro bono legal organization Texas Appleseed. To recognize his dedication to providing legal services for the poor, the bar established the J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award in his honor. He is survived by his daughter, Molly Pells; son, Chrys Dougherty IV; and two grandsons. TAMARA FARRIS GORDON Gordon, 48, of Fort Worth, died March 25, 2013. She received her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989. From 1989 to 1992, Gordon was an associate with Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, and from 1992 to 2013, she was partner in Farris & Gordon, also in Fort Worth. She is survived by her son, Thomas Patrick Gordon IV; daughter, Tara Farris Gordon; father, attorney Tom Farris; mother, Linda Wynne; and sister, Paige Chisholm. ALOYSIUS M. WICKLIFF SR. Wickliff, 91, of Houston, died Dec. 13, 2012. He received his law degree from the Catholic University of America School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1952. Wickliff also was a member of the District of Columbia Bar. For 50 years, from 1952 to 2002, he was a senior partner in Dent, King, Nowlin and Wickliff in Houston. Wickliff, a civil rights leader, was the campaign manager for Barbara Jordan during her successful election bids for the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Catholic University of America’s Alumni Achievement Award, as well as the Houston Lawyers Association’s Community Service, Hall of Fame, and Robert Hainsworth Outstanding Service awards. Wickliff served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his sons, attorney A. Martin Wickliff Jr. and Gregory Wickliff; daughter, Cheryl Wickliff of Houston; sisters, Wilda Carrier, Louise McGowan, Laura Pinkney, and Rose Wilks; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. RENUKA GANESH Ganesh, 35, of Houston, died July 2, 2013. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2010. Previously a patent engineer, Ganesh worked as an attorney with ExxonMobil Chemical and Exxon-Mobil Upstream Research Company from 2010 to 2013. She is survived by her parents, Bibi and Ramesh Ganesh of Lubbock; and brother, Ravindra Ganesh. DANIEL JACOB GOLDBERG Goldberg, 68, of Sugar Land, died March 7, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. Since 1970, Goldberg was a partner in Ross, Banks, May, Cron, and Cavin in Houston. He also was a president of the Commercial Law League of America, served on the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel for the Eastern District of Texas, and co-authored the Collections Manual and served as course director and speaker for the Texas Bar CLE Committee. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lana; sons, Eric, Joshua, and Micah; and four grandchildren. HARLOW SPROUSE Sprouse, 82, of Amarillo, died April 5, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1960. Sprouse was an associate and partner with the Underwood Law Firm from 1960 to 1990. From 1990 to 2013, he was a shareholder in Sprouse, Mozola, Smith and Rowley, which later was named Sprouse Shrader Smith. During his career, Sprouse was president of the Amarillo Bar Association, a member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, chairman of the Texas Bar Foundation Fellows as well as the Board of Trustees, a member of the bar’s Committee on Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, co-chair of the Texas Civil Trial Handbook Editorial Committee, a board member for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995, he received the State Bar of Texas President’s Award. Sprouse served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jerre Sprouse; daughters, Laurie Cole, Leslie Carson, and Lisa Wells; and five grandchildren. REESE P. ANDREWS Andrews, 62, of Nacogdoches, died March 2, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982. Andrews was partner in the Nacogdoches firms of Andrews & Associates and then Andrews & Andrews. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1975 to 1982. Andrews is survived by his wife of 30 years, attorney Carolyn P. Andrews; sons, Parker and Payton Andrews, both of Nacogdoches; daughter, Annaleigh Andrews of Nacogdoches; mother, Selma Louise Andrews of Weatherford; and sisters, Rebecca A. Andrews of Irving and Gini Chesney of Weatherford. WILLIAM MICHAEL LEEBRON II Leebron, 68, of Sargent, died July 6, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. Leebron was an attorney with Brown and Haden, as well as Leebron & Robinson, and then was partner in the Houston firm of Fibich Hampton Leebron Briggs & Josephson. He also was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Leebron served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and at the time of his discharge, he was a first lieutenant. He is survived by his partner of 18 years, Marlene Mouchette; daughter, Chausey Leebron Jameson of Austin; brother, attorney Jack Leebron of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters Mary Dangelmayr of Muenster and Andrea Leebron Clay of Widbey Island, Wash.; and one grandson. HENRY FRANK FREDEMAN II Fredeman, 72, of Groves, died Aug. 11, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. From 1966 to 1990, Fredeman was of counsel to Port Arthur Towing and from 1990 to 2011, was of counsel to Baton Rouge Harbor Service. Fredeman served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Julia “Dottie” Fredeman; daughter, Julia Carmen Collins; and one grandchild. JUDGE ERWIN “ERNIE” GOREE ERNST Ernst, 88, of Huntsville, died July 24, 2013. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. At the start of his career, Ernst practiced law in Post and Lamesa until moving to Houston in 1954 and joining Gwin, Meyers, and Wommack. One year later, he became a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he worked until resigning as chief of the Felony Trial Division in 1972. Ernst then went to Huntsville to become an associate professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University. From 1974 to 1976, he was general counsel to the Texas Department of Corrections and then was district attorney of Walker County. In 1978, Gov. Dolph Briscoe appointed him judge of the 12th District. After serving in this position for 10 years, Ernst became a senior district judge and tried cases around the state, still wearing his trademark Western string tie. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater and was awarded an Air Medal. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Wallace Ernst; son, Mark Ernst of Wellborn; daughter, Regina Ernst Guthrie; brother, Tony Ernst; and one grandchild, Zachary Ernst. JOEDANIEL “JD” HORNE Horne, 43, of Austin, died Oct. 11, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Horne was an associate with Caldwell Clinton in Houston, and from 1999 to 2011, he was a partner in Clark, Thomas & Winters in Austin. In law school, he was the editor in chief of the Houston Journal of International Law. He is survived by his son, Brice Horne; daughters, Bailey and Ireland Horne; and sister, Amber Horne Strattman. THOMAS ANDREW LUKSETICH Luksetich, 57, of Houston, died Aug. 12, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990. Luksetich was a solo practitioner in Thomas Luksetich, Attorney at Law. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon Luksetich; son, Taylor Luksetich; daughter, Amanda McEnroe; brothers, James, John, and Bill Luksetich; and sisters, Christine Sikula, Cathy Hannon, Mary Ellen Clark, and Jenny Spaun.
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