If you went by his house at 3:00 a.m. and told him to get dressed and get in the car, he didn't need to know why or where you were going, it was enough that a friend asked him.
To him a TV set was a personal challenge to take all the tubes out and try to put it back together.
He never said a mean word about a friend and he never put anyone down just to get a laugh, but he would do just about anything else no matter how silly, to make people laugh.
He was having his most fun when he was making others laugh.
He trusted his friends to the point that he was an easy target for practical jokes and even though he was the butt of the joke he usually enjoyed them and was quick to forgive the perpetrator.
He was gentle in spirit and never demanding of his friends. Harlandale High School was a better place because he was there.
Norman is right. Bob was always on the verge of smiling or outright laughing when you were around him. He was an original free spirit. He didn't get up tight about much of anything. I can still see that '56 Chevy of his mother's with five or six people in it laughing looking for something that might be happening. We sure perfected the art of entering the drive in movie theaters around there without having to part with the ticket price. I remember his little mother (she was about 5' tall) waking us up one morning shouting "what did you do to my car", when the night before Bob had made us catch a baby skunk to try and make into a pet. We put it in a gunny sack in the trunk (this was on one of those Landa Park trips) and boy it did not like being in there!!! Bob put an old milk crate over it at his house and guess what? It just dug its way out while we were sleeping. Boy that car reeked. I have great memories of all the time I spent just hanging out with Bob. We were all better for having known him. I won't talk about the night we crossed paths with the Peoples and Allens but it was all Bob Williamson's fault.
When I think of Bob, I'll always think of hijinks and laughter - stopping the car for "fire drills" in the middle of Military Dr., late night shenanigans at the "Chinese Graveyard" (did he really push David Young into an open grave?) and watermelons traded for donuts after a midnight outing to Landa Park. Thank you, Bob, for adding so much joy and silliness to our childhoods.
She was a dear friend to everyone who knew her. We miss her.
Darlene and Darrell McCorvey
Doris Biggers Cristofoletti
The picture of Doris is exactly how I remember her. She was always a great one to laugh with and enjoy just being friends. She will be missed.
Ronnie was just so much fun and I can't help but think how we'll miss having him around in our old age. I know our reunions would always be livelier and more unpredictible if he were here.
I will always remember the sparkle in Janice's eyes and her wonderful smile as she spoke with you. We first met in jr. high and became closer after graduating. Our children played together, John and I had many fun outings which included Janice and her family.
My heart is heavy each time I think about not seeing her beautiful eyes and smile again. Janice, I miss you but enjoyed every minute you were in my life.
I knew Mickey long before high school and he was the same every time you saw him. He had the most pleasant personality and smile. I can never remember Mickey being harsh to anyone. He made you feel like you were important in his life, and as it turns out he was important in our lives as an example of how to treat others.
Steve lived next door to my brother and when I think of him I think of laughter. He had that mischievous air about him and will be missed. I bet he would have beat everyone back to Deloit's pool hall that night if he hadn't run into that barbed wire fence (can't tell the whole story here). He sure caught a lot of grief from all of us once he healed up.
Joshua Rodriguez, Jr.On February 2, 1973, Joshua Rodriguez was the first Bexar County Reserve Sheriffs Deputy to be killed in the line of duty and had been with the Sheriffs Reserves for two years. He was employed as a supply officer at East Kelly AFB and wanted to become a full time law enforcement officer.
Elizabeth Ann Hengst
Poor Betty. She always had to sit next to me in the classes where they seated in alphabetical order. She had the sweetest personality and her shy smile will be missed on this earth.
George is the same in my recollection all through junior high and high school, just as nice a guy as you could ever hope to meet. I remember him especially from those three years in homeroom where Mrs. Cage did such a good job of ignoring us all. George was always steady, friendly, ready to listen, smart, willing to help. I don’t think there was anyone easier to talk to.
I remember Johnny mainly from senior year, and more from at church than at school. He seemed always to be such a happy guy, friendly and laughing and always wanting to organize social things. He was good to have as a friend. I am sure everyone in the band remembers his broad smile and big laugh.
I didn’t really know Bill well, but I have these recollections of him as just really admirable. He was quiet and contained and dignified. He liked to write and really put a lot of thought and care into his writing.
Danny helped me get my job at Handy-Andy, and we had a lot of fun there. Danny had to take a lot of jokes and ribbing sometimes, especially about that Mo-Ped. I remember once when some of you lifted the moped over that locked chain-link fenced area behind the auditorium. Danny might get annoyed at the ribbing, but he would quickly move on to whatever was next, and I remember some pretty good comebacks he had, too. But mainly he was unfazed by it all. Danny always seemed to know what he wanted, and he went about doing what he wanted to do. He was very strong. I appreciated his friendship and respected him greatly.
Other classmates we have lost -
Pam Abbott Jones
Emma Soto Carrillo
Barbara Lee Corliss
Winnie Christine Fischer
Ruth Griffith Purcell
Yolanda Morales DeLaFuente
Dorothy Sheffield Heath
Norman Van Pelt
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