TCCW is privileged to have members that contribute towards our scholarship program in the form of Memorial and/or Honor Scholarships. Below is information about several of those named.
Sam was born May 2, 1934, in Centerville, Texas, to Judge Sam and Edwina Geraldine (Bobbie) Gunn Bain. He graduated from the Centerville High School in 1952 and was a graduate from Sam Houston State University in 1956. Following graduation, he served in the U. S. Army for two years, stationed in Germany.
In February 1966, while attending a country western dance, Sam met his beautiful bride, Mary Timmerman Bain. They were married 54 years.
He was a 50 year member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and served as a Diplomat of the International Committee, traveling extensively to foreign countries with the group. He was a Lifetime Director and a member of the Breeders Greeters. He was also an honorary member of the Hold'Em and Hit'Em Club. Serving the HLSR was a passion of Sam's and he made many lifetime friends throughout the years.
Sam was 40 year member of the Tejas Vaqueros, and charter member of the Casa 4 – Bravo Camp. He cherished the many friendships gained and adventures sparked from the group. He was a 50 year member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Jacques DeMolay No. 1390, of Houston and was a lifetime member of the Houston Farm and Ranch Club.
Sam loved the outdoors – hunting and fishing was a passion and hosted many friends and family members throughout the years at his beautiful place in Centerville. He loved raising his cattle and made sure they were well taken care of. Sam's business tenures were with International Harvester Company and Stewart and Stevenson, where he was also a member of their "renowned" barbeque cook-off teams.
Sam Bain passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021, at his home in Houston, Texas, after an extended illness, with his wife and caregiver by his side. Sam is survived by his wife, Mary Timmerman Bain from Hondo, Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his sister-in-law Barbara Bain. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Bain
Charles Henry Barrier, Jr. was born on the 19th of October 19 1932, to Charles Henry and Aileen Hall Barrier in Omaha, Texas, an area lived in by his family prior to Texas becoming a Republic. He passed away on the 15th of March 2014. He was 81.
Charles met his lifelong love and partner Rebecca Matthews at the University of Houston in 1956. After their first date on his birthday they knew their love was meant to be and married March 16, 1957 in Houston. After their school years Charles and Becky moved to Louisiana where Charles joined his uncle’s road construction company, Hall and Holland, where he had worked each summer since he was 15 years old. The couple spent 12 years in Louisiana, where their three children were born; Deborah Barrier Gladden Doll (John), Charles Mitchell Barrier (Tammy) and Steven Matthew Barrier. The Barrier family returned to Houston in late 1969 to begin a partnership with Dick Edgar.
In 1987 with Charles business partner wanting to retire, Charles and Becky formed Barrier Equipment, Inc which they have run with the capable assistance of their sons, Mitchell and Steven. In 1974 the family purchased a ranch in Dimmit County where they enjoyed raising cattle, quail, citrus and hunting. Here they met Cesar and Dora Munoz, and later their two daughters, who all became a part of their extended family. Some years later they expanded their holdings with Indian Mound Ranch, also in Dimmit County, there Charles and Becky continued their friendly competition of who bagged their limit of birds first.
Charles was a member and former Director of Texas Wildlife Association, Houston Contractors Association, Associated Builders and Contractors. He was a life member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a life member of Harris County Farm and Ranch Club. He served as a member of the International Committee where he had the honor to be named a Diplomat and traveled internationally for many years with the committee promoting HLSR and the state of Texas.
Robert Bailey Inglish, better known as "Crazy Bob", 85, of Bellville, Texas, was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, & great-grandfather & friend to many.
"Crazy" Bob was born to Tom & Bertha Inglish on November 18, 1930 in Borger, Texas. The family moved to Cotulla, Texas where he attended & graduated from Cotulla High School in 1949 lettering in football, basketball, & choir. He attended Shriner Institute on a football scholarship in Kerrville, Texas & attended Texas State University from 1949-1952 . He then ventured to Kansas City, Missouri to work for The Kansas City Stockyards. While working for the stockyards he was sent to purchase cattle in Warsaw, Missouri where he met the LOVE OF HIS LIFE - Mary Ann ("the Lil General"). In October of 1952 he was drafted into the Army. He did his basic training at Ft. Bliss & then was sent to Korea where he served proudly as an Army Artilleryman. He returned in April of 1954 & married Mary Ann on July the 4th.
"Crazy" Bob began his career in 1954 at the Wilson, Flynn, & Laws Commission Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Bobs brother-in-law Harry Thompson hired him to come back to Texas & work at The John Clay Commission Company in San Antonio, Texas. He later moved to Houston, Texas in 1962 to be the first general manager of the North Houston Livestock Auction . Then in 1966 he opened up his own livestock commission company - Inglish & Hayes Cattle Company on Rankin Road in Houston, Texas. Little did he know that in 1973- he began the best gamble ever- now known as Positive Feed. Later on in 1977 Bob moved & enlarged the plant to Sealy, Texas.
He LOVED what he did & always said "YOU'LL NEVER WORK A DAY OF YOUR LIFE - IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO". He made his mark in the cattle industry & touched many lives throughout his lifetime. Reading was his favorite hobby - he sought to never stop learning. More than anything, bob enjoyed spending time with his family, grand kids, & great grand daughters.
"Crazy" Bob is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ann.
Beloved son of Ray and Nita Johnson.
“James Michael Johnson born early on 11-16-88 and passed 1-15-93. The dash between those two dates was very impactful. He popped a lung at birth. James was constantly in dr’s appointments and specialists his whole life. He had RSV at 3 months. Was in isolation for a month. Released, came home, and wound up back the same day. He was tested for CF but equipment sent from TX Children’s to his hospital did not have qualified tech w/it. Consequently after 4 tests it was inconclusive. My step-brother had passed from CF a year after James was born. We treated James w/same medications and therapies CF patients were on at the time. It was gruesome, but he was a trooper. Today therapies have drastically improved.
James was very bright. He was an old soul. At the age of 12 months my friend who was an elementary school educator/principal told me he was at the stage that kids graduating from kindergarten to first grade try to reach before they graduate. I think he was constantly tactically stimulated from being so sick his whole life. At an early age he loved Wheel Of Fortune. He constantly would say “I’ll Spin, Pat”. At 18 months he changed the name of his in vitro brother. He was emphatic his brother was Jacob and NOT Daniel. Jacob it is! After he passed, I learned James and Jacob mean the same thing. In the Bible, Jacob steals his older brother’s birthright.
James loved anything regarding Western Heritage. He loved the rodeo. He was also very involved with the Ben Johnson Celebrity Roping, Team Penning and Roping benefitting CF. He never missed it. He loved the VIP room with all the celebrities. Ms. USA, 1989 and second runner-up to Miss Universe, Gretchen Polhemus asked him to dance to a country tune when he was 2. How many adult men can chalk that up? He recited lines of “Tales of The Crypt” w/Cassie Yates who was flirting with him and a star of that show. He carried on long conversations with Donna Douglas (Ellie May Clampett). He was talking to Ben Johnson saying “Mr. Johnson would your autograph my hat sir? Mr. Johnson looked down at the young, polite, tiny child and said “son, you don’t have to call me Mr. Johnson, you can just call me Uncle Ben. We Johnson’s gotta stick together.” They became fast friends. From that day forward he wanted his Cowboy clothes and boots! He was buried with them. The next year after James passed the Ben Johnson event was dedicated in his memory. I co-chaired the auction attended by the likes of Red Adair, Eddy Gaylord and 50 other movie/TV western celebrities. I later chaired the following year. There was no other honoree the year it was dedicated to him. That honor usually is reserved for rodeo hierarchy each year.
Baxter Black read a Cowboy Poem and Red Steagall sang a song while a movie was shown of James. The first auction item coming across the ballroom dance floor for the auction was a mini yearling colt dedicated in his honor. We wound up buying it back in his brother’s name bidding against The Somerville’s at a very hefty price tag. That little colt grew up to make National and World wins with both myself and later, Jake, his brother. He is in The Hall of Fame several times. He was great therapy for our whole family and immersed us in the agricultural industry.
James loved the Katy Cowboy - Clint Black. He thought Clint should be President. When he was potty training he just started singing “I’m Leaving Here A Better Man”. Clint’s brother sang that song at his funeral. He gave James Clint’s childhood belt buckle of the initials CB as they closed the casket. Had James lived, his brilliant mind would have left his own footprint in this world on a larger scale than he did in his short four years here. He also never met a stranger. His last words before he passed was TTFN.
I breathed for him when I carried him even though I couldn’t see him. Nothing has changed in that respect. I still breath for him and do charity work in his memory. Hopefully, it will help him leave his mark in the world he was not able to complete. Helping other kids fulfill their life’s achievement thru educational opportunity to go on and do great things with their lives, he will have then vicariously done the same.
I know he is smiling. TTFN, sweet boy.”
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