The State Bar of Texas’ Membership Department was informed in August 2020 of the deaths of these members. We join the officers and directors of the State Bar in expressing our deepest sympathy.

Jerry L. Beane, 76, of Hideaway, died July 31, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967.
Philip M. Blair, 94, of Bryan, died June 25, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987.
Berry D. Bowen, 67, of Houston, died July 21, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1979.
Larry Palmer Boyd, 61, of Houston, died July 18, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982.
David Lee Bridges, 65, of Fate, died July 25, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984.
Lee J. Brookshire Jr., 84, of Fort Worth, died July 19, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
John P. Burke Jr., 78, of San Marcos, died July 16, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967.
Kline D. Busbee Jr., 87, of Dallas, died April 13, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962.
Gary F. Bushell, 78, of Lago Vista, died July 15, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1967.
James F. Chapman, 99, of San Antonio, died July 27, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975.
Celeste Chiaramonte, 59, of Kingwood, died February 7, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2002.
Otis Cohn Jr., 62, of Cleveland, died March 6, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1990.
Bruce A. Coplen, 63, of Houston, died July 12, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982.
John Curtis, 68, of Fredericksburg, died June 7, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987.
David B. Dickinson, 73, of Houston, died August 5, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
Clarence E. Eriksen, 76, of Houston, died July 20, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976.
Rae Ann Fichtner, 90, of Dallas, died July 15, 2020. She received her law degree from George Washington University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1952.
Richard J. Fritz, 92, of Victoria, died March 8, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959.
Ernesto Gonzales, 62, of Harlingen, died July 18, 2017. He received his law degree from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982.
Charles Q. Grimm, 71, of Garland, died July 26, 2020. He received his law degree from Memphis State University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984.
Paul Michael Guinn, 46, of Austin, died July 28, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999.
Arthur R. Hadden, 91, of Highland Village, died July 20, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1957.
Haroldeen Hartsfield, 73, of New York, New York, died August 6, 2020. She received her law degree from Drake University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974.
William B. Hilgers, 95, of Austin, died July 17, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1949.
Lev Hunt, 95, of Corpus Christi, died May 20, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1949.
Thaddeus T. Hutcheson Jr., 79, of Houston, died July 11, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1966.
Jerome P. Lipnick, 76, of Houston, died July 20, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970.
Patrick E. Mitchell, 63, of Dallas, died August 1, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982.
Frederick J. Morton, 84, of El Paso, died May 26, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958.
Michael E. Nugent, 76, of Dallas, died April 5, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
Byron Pettitt Jr., 76, of Comfort, died July 12, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970.
Bruce H. Rogers, 63, of Grand Prairie, died March 29, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1994.
Charles E. Schuerenberg, 76, of Holly Lake Ranch, died July 17, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968.
Robert S. Simmons, 78, of Cypress, died July 22, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1966.
Kenneth M. Slack, 72, of South Houston, died April 26, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
Joe C. Spurlock II, 82, of Colleyville, died June 9, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1962.
Stephen D. Susman, 79, of Houston, died July 14, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
Seferino Islas Trevino Jr., 73, of Harlingen, died July 23, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1983.
Guillermo Vega, 71, of Brownsville, died July 28, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977.

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