I am deeply saddened to share the news that today, former Ingleside Mayor William “Willie” R. Vaden passed away. Willie was a well-known public figure in the Coastal Bend, and I have come to know Willie as a wonderful friend and have developed a great respect for his accomplishments.
Howard Earl Williams entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, September 27, 2020 after a three-year battle with leukemia. He was born on May 12, 1942 to Howard & Bernice Williams. Howard was a devout Catholic and loved her Catholic Church. He graduated valedictorian from Aransas Pass High School in 1960 and Suma Cum Laude from A&I University in Kingsville. He was an accountant and the youngest person at that time to earn a CPA. Up until his death, he worked for Esenjay Petroleum in the oil and gas industry. His 38 years with Esenjay were the best years of his career. He loved all of the “other” adventures Michael Johnson got him into. He and his wife Elizabeth fulfilled a life long dream to visit the Holy Land, Isreal. It would be the last of many trips they took together.
Selda Mae Garcia, 80, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2020. Selda was born on February, 15, 1940 to parents, Bill and Jessie Bishop in Ada, OK.
On September 1, 2020 after fighting a month long battle with COVID-19 our beloved youngest brother Rene Lee passed from this life to his eternal home with his Lord and Savior.
Thomas Sidney Pruitt was born in Aransas County Texas on March 10, 1940 to Joel Alton Pruitt and Opal Victoria Barnett Pruitt. He lived most of his life in Aransas County. He married Vergie Jenice Bateman Pruitt on December 29, 1959.