Submit a memorial at texasbar.com/memorials or call (512) 427-1715. For information on closing a deceased attorney’s practice, go to www.texasbarcle.com/materials/closingapractice.html. O. G. “JIM” STANLEY Stanley, 77, of Daingerfield, died January 8, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1956 to 1964. Stanley received his law degree from Baylor Law School, was a member of the Colorado Bar, and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968. He was an attorney in the trial section of Jackson, Walker, Winstead, Cantwell & Miller in Dallas from 1968 to 1970; a solo practitioner in Lone Star from 1970 to 1981; Morris County district attorney in Daingerfield from 1981 to 1986; municipal judge in Breckenridge, Colorado, from 1987 to 1998; and again Morris County district attorney in Daingerfield from 2001 to 2004. Stanley received the American Jurisprudence Prize for Excellence in Oil and Gas from the Joint Publishers of the Annotated Reports System, was state president of the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, and taught business law at Colorado Mountain College. He is remembered for being a lifelong student of Texas history, the Civil War, and World War II; an avid storyteller; and a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Stanley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Owens Stanley; daughters, Terri S. Lane and Tina Stanley; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. W. FRANK RAGLAND Ragland, 82, of Farmers Branch, died May 29, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. Ragland received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. He worked in the trust banking industry throughout his career. Ragland is remembered for being an avid golfer, a Rummikub whiz, and a family man. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, one son, one daughter, and three grandsons. ALLEN DUPREE MCASHAN JR. McAshan, 86, of Houston, died May 3, 2017. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. McAshan received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. He was an assistant district attorney in Harris County from 1964 until he retired in 1992. McAshan enjoyed flying light planes in the Hill Country and collecting stamps, coins, and antiques. He is remembered for being a gentleman, for his sense of humor, and for his kindness and respect for others. McAshan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeannette W. McAshan, and sons, Allen III and James. JAMES WILLIAM MAST Mast, 88, of Temple, died November 16, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army in 1946 at Fort Sam Houston and in occupied Japan, and re-enlisted during the Korean War. Mast received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953. He worked for the El Paso District Attorney’s Office in 1954, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as an administrative law judge in 1975, and was appointed as an administrative law judge by the Social Security Administration in 1990. Mast was recognized by the National Labor Relations Board for his work throughout the 1960s and early 1970s and received the Sustained Superior Performance Award from the Federal Labor Relations Authority in 1986. He is remembered for serving his country, his benevolence and services to others, and his unwavering support for his adopted family. Mast is survived by three stepsons, William Abney, Gerald Abney, and Paul Hall; and stepdaughter, Jean Kelley. RICCO DIAMAN DELGADO Delgado, 32, of McAllen, died February 25, 2017. He received his law degree from the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2016. Delgado was a Hidalgo County assistant district attorney in Edinburg from May to October 2016. He is remembered for his charisma and for his love of hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, and snowboarding. Delgado is survived by his son, Nathan Delgado; father, Judge Rudy Delgado; mother, Diana Delgado; and brothers, Rudy D. Delgado and attorney Ryan D. Delgado. ALBERT W. CERVENKA Cervenka, 87, of Findlay, Ohio, died May 5, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Cervenka received his law degree from the University of Houston College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957. He joined the Ohio Oil Company in 1953, representing the company on state and federal trade associations, including serving as chairman of the Regulations Subcommittee of the American Petroleum Institute’s National Excise Tax Committee. Cervenka retired from Marathon Oil in 1986 as the division manager of the property and excise tax division. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas for 60 years. Cervenka is remembered for being a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather; living a life centered on logic, math, love, and compassion; and leaving his family and friends with an enduring legacy of laughter, joy, and wisdom. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Claudine; sons, Dennis and attorney Mark; daughter, Susan Alexander; and two grandchildren. MORLEY H. WHITE White, 80, of Cleveland, Ohio, died June 11, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. White received his law degree from the University of Houston College of Law, was a member of the California Bar, and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. He was a tax attorney for the IRS in Los Angeles, California, from 1964 to 1968; an attorney with Magids & White in Houston from 1968 to 1977; in private practice in Houston from 1977 to 1994; and an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1994 to 2010. White was a founding member of the Houston Law Review and previously served as its editor-in-chief. He is remembered for his love of woodturning, reading, and magic. White is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ina; sons, Brent and Craig; daughter, Jodi; sister, Karen Whitt; and two grandchildren. ROBERT MORIN MOORE Moore, 83, of Galveston, died December 16, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958 and remained in the Reserves until 1962. Moore received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. He practiced law at Moore and Associates from 1963 to 1965, Moore & Stephenson from 1967 to 1970, and Moore and Laurence from 1970 to 2016. Moore worked with the Galveston County Bar Association as a past chairman of the Public Relations Committee, a past member of the board of directors, and as past chairman of the Practices and Procedures Committee. He is remembered for his love for environmental and nature conservation, fishing and hunting, and the Masonic lodge. Moore is survived by his wife, Linda Lee Moore; son, David J. Moore; daughters, Kelly Moore Chapman and Janis Moore Walker; brother, attorney Eddie D. Moore; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. JUDGE BILL BURDOCK Burdock, 75, of Boyd, died May 18, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army in 1967. Burdock received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. He was a 371st District Court judge, a visiting judge, and a municipal judge and owned a firm in Saginaw until his retirement in 2011. Burdock is remembered for his love of travel, fishing, and hunting. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lee Ann Burdock; sons, Burke, Anthony, Bryan, and Travis; daughters Aileen and Stacey; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. THOMAS “TOM” JEFFERSON BLANKENSHIP Blankenship, 77, of Waco, died March 6, 2017. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School. Blankenship was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986. He was a solo practitioner in Waco from 1986 to 2017. Blankenship is remembered for his love of gardening, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his special companion, Gail Williams; daughters, Debbie Hooten and Diana Gamboa; sister, June Summers; and five grandchildren. EDWARD LOUIS RICE Rice, 58, of Dallas, died April 6, 2017. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Rice was a briefing attorney for the chief justice of the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, a litigator in San Antonio representing large corporations in federal and state courts, and an attorney with Burdette & Rice from 1996 until his death. He was a former Golden Gloves boxer, following the tradition of an uncle who once fought for a world championship. Rice is survived by his son, William; mother, Victoria Knight; brother, Chet; and sisters, Summer Gardner, Paula Wyatt, Ann Worley, and Holly Heinrich.
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