Obits

Thu
16
Jan

David H. Sturm

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David H. Sturm

September 18, 1943 — January 10, 2020

David H. Sturm, 76, of Burnet, Texas, took his final flight on Jan. 10, 2020. He was born on Sept. 18, 1943 to Herbert Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Ross) Sturm in Wichita, Kansas. He honorably served in the U.S. Army where he was recognized for his for his skill and accuracy as a sharpshooter. Upon discharge, David earned his associate’s degree and began his civilian career.

Thu
16
Jan

James Rae (Jim) King

James Rae (Jim) King

June 18, 1932 — January 12, 2020

James Rae King (Jim), age 87, died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in his home after a short battle with cancer.  Jim was born on June 18, 1932 in Hodgeman County, Kansas to Jess and Mary King.

He served in the United States Army, during the Korean War and made three combat jumps with the 101st Airborne Division.  After his service, he graduated from Dodge City Junior College.  He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a teletype operator for three years before starting on his career with the FAA.  Jim retired from the Flight Service Administration in 1988, after 33 years of serving all over the Midwest and Alaska.

He joined the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City, Michigan, in 1964, and was a lifelong Presbyterian, serving as both a Deacon and an Elder, until joining The Lakeway Church in Lakeway, Texas.  He loved reading and studying anything "Old Testament".

Thu
16
Jan

Alvin Ray McCulloch

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Alvin Ray McCulloch

October 4, 1940 — December 29, 2019

Alvin Ray McCulloch Sr., aged 79, died suddenly at his home in Kyle, Texas on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. He was born Oct. 4, 1940 in Aransas Pass, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Alvin Ray Jr. and wife Jackie; son, Allan Marton and wife Jennifer; daughter, Lavada Ann; grandchildren, Tammy, Heath, Kevin, and Savannah, and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha McBee of Magnolia, Margie Zientek of Waller, and Mary Collins of Tomball; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Billie Collins, whom he always introduced as both his in-laws and his friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, John McCulloch; mother, Minerva Waller; step-father, Lewis Waller; and twin sister, Daphne Faye.

Wed
08
Jan

Nell Shanks Reynolds

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Nell Shanks Reynolds

June 19, 1938 — January 3, 2020

Nell Shanks Reynolds, of Burnet, passed away Jan. 3, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 81.

Wed
08
Jan

Willie Lee Vann

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Willie Lee Vann

June 15, 1925 — January 4, 2020

Willie Lee Vann, age 94, of Lampasas, was born June 15, 1925 in Belton, Texas to Leslie Lee and Ora Viola (Carpenter) Vann. He passed from this life on Jan. 4, 2020.

Wed
08
Jan

Thomas Lee Ischy Jr.

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Thomas Lee Ischy Jr.

February 27, 1934 — January 1, 2020

Thomas Lee Ischy, Jr. of Bertram died Jan. 1, 2020. He was born Feb. 27, 1934 in Leander to Thomas Lee Ischy Sr. and Essie Marie Chandler Ischy.

He married Glenda Lynch on April 4, 1959.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents; stepdad, Everett Howard; sister, Kathy Howard Roberts; grandson, Kelvin Ischy; and two nephews, Mike Ischy and Don Ischy.

Wed
08
Jan

John Bartow Davis

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John Bartow Davis

September 1, 1945 — January 1, 2020
John Bartow Davis of Lake Buchanan passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born to John William and Dorthea Davis on September 1, 1945 in Gainesville, Florida. John grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended John Knox Presbyterian Church with his family. After high school, John was an active member of the ROTC and graduated from Furman University. He then became a commissioned officer, dedicated 23 years to his country, and served in both Vietnam and Desert Storm, reaching the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Thu
26
Dec

Reba Kinsey

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Reba Kinsey

April 24, 1950 — December 19, 2019

Reba Kinsey, age 69, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. She was born April 24, 1950, in Slayton, Texas to William David Kinman and Wanda Lucille Taylor Kinman.

Reba was a resident of Marble Falls and the local area for over 40 years, most recently Burnet. She worked for many years at Highland Lakes Casting and in her spare time enjoyed playing Bingo with her best friend Freda. She also was a great gardener who passed her green thumb on to her sister Pam and sister-in-law Marie.

Thu
26
Dec

Jose Humberto Meza

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Jose Humberto Meza

September 22, 1989 — December 20, 2019

Jose Humberto Meza was born on Sept. 22, 1989 in Cook County, Illinois. Jose was raised in Chicago where he met his best friends and threw the best basement parties and overprotected his sister.

In 2009, Jose and his parents relocated to Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico where he proceeded to scare his mom by popping wheelies on his motorcycle.

In 2012, Jose moved to San Antonio to be closer to family; two short years later on one summer day, Cristina tripped and fell into Jose’s life.

Jose’s biggest dream was to be a law enforcement officer. In Dec. of 2015, Jose graduated from the San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy. In July of 2016, Jose began to fulfill his dream and was sworn in as a Llano County Sheriff Deputy.

Jose married his wife Cristina Silva on Sept. 16, 2016.

Thu
26
Dec

John Allan Rex

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John Allan Rex

d. December 20, 2019

John Allan Rex, beloved husband, father and pawpaw passed away Dec. 20, 2019. He leaves behind many wonderful memories for his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia; sons, John and Bobby; as well as the pride of his life, his grandchildren, Tanner, Kendall, Regan, Tieran and Ryan. He truly never met a stranger in his life and to know him was to love him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

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