My first home in Marshall was built in 1908 by the president of the local electric company, Charles H. Naendall. When he passed away ten years later, the Marshall News Messenger said something I've never forgotten - that he was the type of man "of whom the community feels the loss." Of course there are a lot of people like that, and not just in small towns like Marshall - people who never stop working to make their community a better place, and last week we lost one of them way before his time.
While in trial in Tyler last week, I found out that Gib Walton, a Houston lawyer who I had gotten to know while on the State Bar board a few years back, had passed away suddenly. The line from that 1919 obituary immediately came to mind because he was one of those people, and his passing creates a void in both the legal and the Houston communities.
The State Bar has provided the following information on services for Gib next week:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Visitation will be held at George Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007 at 1:30 p.m. Family and friends are welcome.