Elkhart State Bank’s Parker Passes Away

Longtime Texas community banker James Robert “Jim Bob” Parker, 79 of Elkhart passed away October 28 in his home. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. After serving six years in the U.S. Air Force, Parker went to work for Elkhart State Bank in 1968. Upon the passing of his father in 1987, he … Read more

Liberty National Bank Chairman Philip Ridley Cecil Passes Away

Philip Ridley Cecil, chairman of Liberty National Bank, passed away peacefully on October 10 with his family nearby at Paris Regional Medical Center  in Paris, Texas, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84. After earning a business degree from the University of Texas–Austin and then serving as a lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy … Read more

In Memoriam: John Robert Dyer

Longtime Texas banker John Robert Dyer passed away peacefully with family at his side on October 6. He was 74. After graduating in 1968 from Stephen F. Austin University as a member of the collegiate golf team, Dyer served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Laredo. He then worked as an office manager and … Read more

Lee Dixon Woolley Passes Away

Lee Dixon Woolley passed away in Paris, Texas, at the age of 80 on October 6 after a courageous fight with a lengthy illness. After graduating with a business degree from Sul Ross University, Woolley—known to most as Dick—and his wife, Sandra, left family and friends in Fort Davis and moved to Cisco, where he … Read more

In Memoriam: George William Berry

Educator and banking advocate George William Berry, 85, passed away on  June 19 in Austin. While serving on the faculty of Texas Tech University in the 1960s, he began working as an independent consultant in economics and served as an expert witness for financial institutions in depositions, hearings and administrative cases on more than a … Read more

Donaghey, Former First National Bank of Trenton President, Passes Away

Lewis Donaghey

Longtime president of First National Bank of Trenton Lewis Donaghey passed away on August 9 in Trenton after a brief struggle with pneumonia. He served as the president of the First National Bank of Trenton for 50 years, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He worked with his father for 40 years and his … Read more

IBC Bank Mourns Passing of Fred W. Rusteberg

Laredo-based IBC Bank is mourning the loss of banking veteran, community leader and founding president and CEO of IBC Bank-Brownsville, Fred W. Rusteberg, who passed away on July 19. He was 74. He retired in 2016, after more than four decades in the banking industry. He founded the first IBC Bank in Cameron County, the … Read more