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George Bobo K5BMR
September 14, 1938 – December 3, 2020

George K5BMR, the 7290 Traffic Net  Assistant Manager for many years, became a Silent Key on December 3.  

George was a big contributor to our net and to Ham Radio in many ways.  There will be no obituary, so in  place of that follows his QRZ posting written in his own words.    


KN5BMR was my original call sign
ARRL member since 1954
ARRL LIFE member since 1967
FCC Commercial Radio Telephone License since 1958
K5BMR/MM  Aboard  "American Mariner" in the South Atlantic 1961
Active on HF Traffic Nets
7290 Traffic Net Assistant Manager
Transcontinental  Corps
TCC Special Liaison Central US Area 
RRI Central US Area Cycle 2
14.345 MHz  Monday, Wednesday (K5BMR NCS) & Friday
Antenna projects are still exciting and the key to a great Amateur Radio Station


BCNU on the air soon and
vy 73 de George K5BMR


Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St.
Lubbock, TX 79401  806-763-6433  

Thanks to KE5VPJ for informing us  

George K5BMR back row
in the middle
April 23, 1943 -December 27, 2020

Marcus Leon Reynolds, 77, of Henryetta, passed away on December 27th, 2020. 

Leon was born on April 23rd, 1943 in Henryetta, OK. to Paul and Irene Reynolds. He attended school in Henryetta and played high school football for the Henryetta Hens. He was a certified automobile technician. He enjoyed a long, successful career in the automotive industry until he retired in 2008. He was a member of the Grand Avenue Church of Christ in Okmulgee. He was an avid HAM radio operator and had many radio friends around the world. He loved fishing with his grandkids on Lake Eufaula.

Leon is preceded in death by parents, Paul and Irene Reynolds.   

Leon is survived by wife, Debbie Reynolds; daughters, Lori Bookout and husband Tim of Electra, TX.; Michelle Finelli and husband Michael of Ocala, FL.; Denise Wray of Mabank, TX.; Cynthia Herron of Garland, TX.; Lisa Ysasi of Wichita Falls, TX.; 1 sister, Diana Colette of Okmulgee; 9 grandkids; 11 great-grandkids; 2 nephews; 1 niece; and his best friend and fur baby, Boomer. 

Interment will be at the Okmulgee Cemetery at a later date.   

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Okmulgee Funeral Service. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories and condolences to the family online.


Schaudt's Funeral Service & Cremation Care Centers 
220 S Alabama Ave,
 Okmulgee, OK 74447
918- 756- 3300 

Thanks to W5DAD for informing us.


Charles Reese Ogilvie, Jr.  W5GKH
December 1, 1923 ~ October 27, 2020 

Charles Reese Ogilvie, Jr., 96 of West Columbia, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. He was born on December 1, 1923 in Houston, Texas to Charles and Mollie (Hilliard) Ogilvie. He married the love of his life, Wilma Lee Slaughter, on July 22, 1945. They enjoyed traveling North America in their motor home and visiting the British Isles, several European countries, and Egypt.

Charles graduated from Lamar High in Houston in 1941 and attended Rice Institute. In his youth he was a member of Cliff Drescher’s Cowboy Band and while at Rice a member of the Rice Owl marching band, the Rice Knight Owls dance band, local 65 of the American Federation of Musicians, and the Kit Reid dance band. He toured the Interstate Circuit with the vaudeville review “College Capers of 1942.” He was later a member of the Lake Jackson based Ron Hughes Dance Orchestra.

Charles was employed 4 years as a seismograph operator by Seismic Explorations, Inc. and 36 years by Phillips Petroleum Company where he retired on February 1, 1985. As a sideline he was a wedding photographer and assisted Wilma’s endeavor as a news writer for the West Columbia Light, the Angleton Times, and the Freeport Facts. After retirement Charles worked as a volunteer planner and assistant emergency coordinator for Brazoria County for 7 years. He was an extra class amateur radio operator and member of the American Radio Relay League. He also served as South Texas Traffic Manager for 12 years and held several other appointments with the League.

Charles was a member of many local organizations. He served four years as pack leader of Cub Scout Pack 508; was a member of the Rotary Club of West Columbia; was a member of the volunteer organization at Varner-Hogg plantation State Historic Site since 1995 where he served as secretary and president of the organization and was named member of the year by the staff; was a member of the Brazoria County Historical Museum and participant in the Austin Town Festival for many years; was a member of the Brazoria Historic Militia re-enactors; was member of the First Capitol Historical Foundation advisory board and project manager for the relocation of Ammon Underwood House; was a member of the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce and tour guide at the local historical sites; and was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church for many years.

Charles is survived by his children, Candace Guthier and husband Steven, Nancy Navasard and husband Gipsy, James Ogilvie and wife Jennifer, and Thomas Ogilvie and wife Beverly; grandchildren, Douglas Guthier, Erin Littleton Guthier, Jason Navasard, Jill Navasard Haro, Paul Navasard, Daniel Ogilvie and Mollie Ogilvie; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, sister, and grandson, Steven Ogilvie.

There will be a private graveside service for the family at Columbia Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Charles requested that donations may be made in his name to Columbia United Methodist Church.


Baker Funeral Home 
634 S Columbia Dr
West Columbia, TX  
Dave Finley Millican  KD5IZF
November 20, 1946 – September 18, 2020  

Dave Finley Millican was born November 20, 1946 in Coppell, Texas and passed away on September 18, 2020 in Mesquite, Texas at the age of 73. 

He was a husband and father that enjoyed Amateur Radio (KD5IZF), reading, Westerns and Charlie Brown & Snoopy. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Ina Fay. Survived by son Dave, daughter-in-law Latisha, daughters Angela and Dorothy, and brother Larry and sister-in-law Joan. 2 Corinthians 5:8 "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 

He is under the care of Anderson-Clayton-Gonzalez Funeral Home. Please feel free to leave condolences and memories for the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time.


Anderson – Clayton – Gonzalez Funeral Home
1111 Military Pkwy
Mesquite  TX   

Thanks to K8AMH for informing us  

John Milton Pierce  W1JMP
October 23, 1943 – September 3, 2020 


John Milton Pierce, 76, of Lumberton died Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Kountze Nursing Home in Kountze, TX. 

A native of Vernon, TX.,  John was a longtime resident of Nederland before moving to Lumberton 14 years ago. John proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  John was a retired construction worker with Southwestern Bell. 

John, in his spare time, enjoyed being a Hamm Radio Master Communicator handle W1JMP, fishing, hunting, cooking, and traveling. 

Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Beaumont.  Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

John was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Opal Pierce, mother of his daughter, Gail Pierce, brother, Melvin Pierce, and sister Zelma Cooper.  John is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Joyce Pierce, daughter, Melissa Wheeler and her husband Kevin of Spring Branch, TX., Linda Mae Hunter and her husband Karl of Lumberton, sons, John Wayne Hicks of Lubbock, TX., and Ben Hicks and wife Leslie of Winnie, TX., grandchildren, Kayla Wheeler, and Austin Wheeler, and great grandson, Willis Ezernack, III.

John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 


Forest lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park 
4955 Pine St
Beaumont, TX  77703  409 892 5912
Thanks to W5RWL
and the
Jefferson Co ARC Newsletter for informing us
 Gary Richard Curry  K5QOW
July 21, 1943 ~ July 24, 2020 
Gary Richard Curry of Reagan Wells passed away on July 24, 2020 at his residence at the age of 77.  He was born on July 21, 1943 in Houston to Randolph Curry and Annie Pearl McClanahan.  He married Carolyn Bradshaw on March 7, 1964 in Houston. 
He is survived by his wife of 56 years of Carolyn Bradshaw Curry; daughter, Cathryn Denise Anderson of LaPorte; son, Todd Forrest Curry and wife, Anastasia of Crosby; brother, John Randolph Curry and wife, Nancy of Houston; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Glen Douglas Curry and Bret Hayden Curry; sister, Diana “TW” Pearl Curry; and grandson, Elijah Matthew Anderson.
Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, Inc. Uvalde 
| 220 S. Getty 
Uvalde, TX 78801 Tel: 1-830-278-5611 
Thanks to  W9GVW for informing us

Ron Starnes  N5TAA

July 2, 2020
Ron N5TAA  of San Antonio, TX  became a Silent Key on July  2, 2020.  No other information is available.    
Sallie Margaret Howard  AB5YL
October 28, 1947 – March 9, 2020    


Funeral Service:  March 14, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Austin Baptist Church
901 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701


Services at cemetery:

Austin Memorial Park 
2800 Hancock  Dr
Austin, TX  78731


Cook-Walden Funeral Home
6100 North Lamar
Austin, TX    512-454-5611   

Thanks to Deroy AA5R for informing us  

August 11, 1939 – April 6, 2020  

Roland Avery Hall was born August 11, 1939 in Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas and passed away at home on April 6, 2020 in Garland, Texas.   

Roland wed the late Barbara Nell Earley June 29, 1963 in Austin, Texas and were married for 50 years. He is survived by his children Kathy Fields and William Hall; his sister Jeanette Hall Smith; his Sister-in-law Phyllis Earley and Brother-in-law Bob Earley; his grandchildren Jarrett Fields and Jacob Fields; and his nephews Sterling Smith and Brandon Smith.   

Most of Roland's career was spent with Texas Instruments, from which he retired in 1994; He also worked as a camera operator for local stations in Dallas, Bryan and New Orleans; After retirement to stay active he worked for the Garland Independent School district as a Life Skills Substitute teacher, a Crossing Guard and as School bus aide.   

Roland enjoyed volunteering his time and energy to a number of places he loved over the years: He was a Deacon, sang in the Choir and ran the sound board for the Barnabas class at First Baptist Church, Garland; He was very active serving with the Texas Baptist Men; He went on a number of mission trips with Buckner International, taking shoes to children in need, volunteered for years to play Santa for kids in the Garland area, and spent a number of year volunteering at the Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans, LA. He loved to serve and help others.   

He had several Interest and hobbies he enjoyed sharing with others: He was really interested in Trains, Technology, History, Geology and researching the family Genealogy. He enjoyed working with Ham Radios (call sign KF5BRL) and was a Member of the Mesquite Ham Radio club for years. He enjoyed playing a game called Munzee with his nephew and son and loved to travel; taking his family on trips every year.   

Roland lived a long and very full life, impacting most he met. He will be missed.  A private graveside service for Family will be held Friday, April 10,2020 at 11:00am at Sparkman-Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. There will be a Celebration of Life service scheduled once the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Roland's name to: 

First Baptist Church Garland – Mission efforts   801 West Avenue D   Garland, TX 75040 


Charles W  Smith & Sons Funeral Home
2925  5th St
Sachse, TX  75048  972-414-5050  

Thanks to AB5RM and N5WYT for informing us  



March 18, 1945  - March 16, 2020


James William Horton (Jim), 74, of Lewisville passed away on March 16, 2020.  He was born on March 18, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan (Highland Park) to Kenneth Horton and Mina Chavey Horton. He grew up in Gladwin, Michigan and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1964.  He was drafted in the Army in 1965 serving in the Vietnam War until 1967, with Honorable Discharge in 1971.  In May of 1967, he moved to Wichita Falls, Texas and he attended Midwestern State University.  This is where he met the love of his life, Sherry, in English class. He graduated from DeVry University.
Jim and Sherry began their journey through life on April 12, 1968.  He was an active member of the First Baptist Church Lewisville and “In His Grace” Adult Bible Study. His love and gifting of electronics landed them in Grapevine before moving to Lewisville where he went to work at Schneider Electric located in Carrollton in 1989.  He was a National Accounts Manager in the Buildings Business Department.  He retired from there in 2011 then returned until 2014. Jim had a love for Ham Radio and for the Lewisville Amateur Radio Association.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert (Bob) and Wayne Horton, and sister Sandra Palm.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry; his children James and his wife Robyn of Lewisville, Texas; Jodie Horton Johnson of Lewisville, Texas; his grandchildren; Haylee and Hayden Horton, Maddisyn and Maxwell Johnson.  He is also survived by his sibling; Carol Ann Guillory of La Porte, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Jim to First Baptist Church Lewisville, For All Generations Building Fund, at 1251 Valley Ridge Blvd., Lewisville, TX  75077.
There will be a Memorial Service on July 8th at 10:00 am at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 740 S. Edmonds, Lewisville, TX 75067 with 12:30 pm burial with honors at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX  75211.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the family asks that if you attend please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.  The chapel service is limited to 100 ppl.  The service will be videotaped and made available on line.  The burial service is limited to 40 ppl.
Thanks to Ron Ford  KF5OMH
President Lewisville Amateur Radio Association
Milam “Lucky” Columbus Young KA5SUR  
May 13, 1927 – January 19, 2020  

Milam Columbus “Lucky” Young, 92, a resident of Sulphur passed away January 19, 2020 after a short illness. 

He was born May 13, 1927 in Kenedy, Texas. Graduated from South Park High School, Beaumont, Texas in 1945. Joined U S Navy in 1945 and served honorable in WW II and continued in the navy reserves until 1987 retiring after 42 years of service. 

Lucky was a construction electrician for 16 years before joining Mobil Pipeline as an electrician where he retired after 22 years in 1989. He was also involved in The Boy Scout program for 35 years where he achieved an Eagle Scout, wood badge, Pisano and silver beaver awards. He was involved locally in the Gideons International, Southwest La. Amateur repeater Ham Club as KA5SUR. The Sulphur Armed Forces Committee and Calcasieu Crime stoppers.  His biggest joy was volunteering in the media department at First Baptist Sulphur and Olivet Baptist Church. 

He is preceded in death by grandson, Philip Young, parents Burnel and Wilma Young, brothers Clifton and Mary Lee Young Burnel B, Jr. and Peggy Young. 

Survivors include; wife of 67 years Aris O. Young, Sulphur.  Sons Liston and Martha Young of League City Tx and Jeffrey and Brenda Young of Deville, LA.

Grand Daughters Katherine and Matthew Bruner of Manville, Tx with children Colin, Asher and Amelia.

Rachel and husband Patrick Waite of Richmond, Tx. Children Caleb, Madison, Elijah and Lucas.

Grand daughter Rebekah Young of Deville, LA. With a host of nephews and nieces across Texas.   Service will be at 11:00 AM January 25th at First Baptist Church of Sulphur with Rev. Michael Linton officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 – 8 PM January 24th at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home and from 9-11 AM on Saturday January 25th at First Baptist Church of Sulphur. . Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or Media Department of First Baptist Church of Sulphur. 


Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663
Thanks to the family for informing us 
KC0M for the obituary  
Raymond Lon “Bob”  Bartholonew  N5MFI
April 7, 1943 – March 30, 2020

Raymond Lon Bartholomew, age 76, of Texarkana, Arkansas, died Monday, March 30, 2020 in a local hospice facility.

Mr. Bartholomew was born April 7, 1943 in Richmond, Illinois and a Catholic. He was a retired priest and electrician. He was also the Miller County Emergency Ham Radio Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management. In his spare time, he enjoyed colleting model trains and talking to friends and family on his ham radio. In his earlier years he studied civil engineering at Texarkana Community College.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd, Sr. and Virginia Bartholomew, one brother, Floyd Bartholomew, Jr. and one sister, Carolyn Sue Smith.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Jill and Randy Hosey of Ft. Worth, Texas; Lorie and Gordon Galusha of Waxahachie, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law; Joseph and Jennifer Bartholomew of Texarkana, Texas; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Richard and Sue Bartholomew of Justin, Texas, Chares “Mickey”  Bartholomew of Texarkana, Arkansas, four grandchildren and a host friends and other relatives.

Arrangements are under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held at a later time.  


Texarkana Funeral Home - Arkansas
4801 Parkway Drive
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 774-1200   

Thanks to KD5RQB for informing us  

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