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

Vivian S. Ballard, 60, of Austin, died June 15, 2020. She received her law degree from George Washington University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989.
Abraham Barker, 50, of Lakeway, died May 22, 2020. He received his law degree from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2010.
Lester V. Baum, 85, of Dallas, died July 3, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1960.
Thomas Blakeley Jr., 84, of Dallas, died March 31, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959.
Tyler Bleau, 35, of Houston, died June 22, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2012.
David Bowman, 45, of Dallas, died May 1, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2007.
John F. Boyle Jr., 85, of Irving, 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 1961.
William H. Bruckner, 81, of Houston, died July 21, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
Gregory L. Cox, 67, of Stafford, died November 19, 2019. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1977.
Joe D. Denton, 95, of Dallas, died April 13, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953.
Lisa Deprato, 63, of Richardson, died September 10, 2019. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1983.
John L. Estes, 87, of Dallas, died June 14, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1956.
Liza Farrow-Gillespie, 67, of Dallas, died July 3, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992.
Robert Felsman, 86, of Austin, died June 11, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963.
Robert D. Fowler, 70, of Georgetown, died June 27, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1975.
V.G. Fridrich, 96, of Houston, died March 1, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
Thomas Gandolfo, 59, of Merrick, New York, died September 23, 2019. He received his law degree from Saint John’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2013.
Robert Hamilton, 64, of Lake Worth, Florida, died May 9, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1994.
C. Vernon Hartline Jr., 75, of Dallas, died July 13, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
Nanneska N. Hazel, 76, of Austin, died April 30, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991.
Bobby Hellman, 89, of Austin, died October 15, 2019. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958.
James R. Henderson, 85, of Mineola, died November 20, 2019. He received his law degree from Loyola Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991.
Leland Hodges, 90, of Fort Worth, died June 1, 2019. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1951.
Webb Francis Joiner Jr., 59, of Dallas, died July 6, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988.
Eugene B. Labay, 81, of San Antonio, died June 8, 2020. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
Kirk Ronald Lyda, 48, of Brownwood, died February 19, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999.
James Michael Lynch, 73, of Wood River, Illinois, died November 21, 2019. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974.
Robin Camille Matthews, 55, of Lubbock, died September 10, 2019. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2001.
Michael E. McElroy, 67, of Austin, died June 22, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1978.
Robert Lewis Meyers III, 83, of Dallas, died July 11, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1960.
Jessica Milner, 38, of Austin, died February 6, 2020. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2010.
Franklin Moore, 86, of Arlington, died June 7, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965.
Lauren Morgan, 29, of Houston, died April 9, 2020. She received her law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2016.
John Burns Noble, 71, of San Francisco, California, died November 18, 2017. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
Daniel F. Perez, 61, of Arlington, died July 2, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1989.
Thomas P. Pinansky, 61, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, died April 8, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985.
Frank M. Pisano, 67, of Spring, died May 13, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1980.
John Ross Powell, 85, of New Braunfels, died April 11, 2019. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963.
Rachael Rawlins, 55, of Austin, died June 29, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1993.
Lucille Reymann, 60, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died May 5, 2020. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1986.
Jennifer Chih-Chieh Reynolds, 59, of Houston, died April 9, 2020. She received her law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997.
Spencer Rowley, 53, of Wichita Falls, died May 18, 2020. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999.
David Bernard Schneider, 75, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died February 9, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969.
Walter J. Scott, 83, of Powhatan, Virginia, died February 20, 2020. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1980.
William Sessions, 90, of Shavano Park, died June 12, 2020. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959.
Robert Edward Sloan, 84, of Houston, died January 27, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1973.
William R. Springfield, 83, of Dallas, died July 7, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1966.
Charles Richard Turnbow, 96, of Coppell, died November 8, 2019. He received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1983.
John K. Vaughan, 62, of Cedar Hill, died April 5, 2020. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1984.
Jerry C. Walker, 76, of Franklin, died October 23, 2019. He received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1995.
Jeffry J. Wiley, 76, of Moorestown, New Jersey, died March 7, 2020. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972.
Lloyd Byron Wilson, 60, of Richmond, died May 4, 2020. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997.
Tara Wood, 43, of Hobbs, New Mexico, died November 3, 2019. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2006.
Catherine Worth, 51, of Austin, died February 28, 2020. She received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1996.
Michael Zpevak, 68, of Irving, died May 12, 2020. He received his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1997.

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