In Memoriam: Castroville State Bank’s Evangelina Cuellar Rangel

Evangelina Cuellar Rangel, a teller at Castroville State Bank, passed away on February 15 in San Antonio. She was 69. Known by family, friends and coworkers as Angie, Rangel served as a bank teller for more than 30 years. According to her obituary, “She enjoyed seeing and talking to her customers every day. She had … Read more

Longtime Dallas Banker Wayne Fogle Passes Away

Wayne Fogle, a longtime Dallas banker, passed away at his home on February 23. He was 85. Fogle began his banking career at Midland National Bank after serving in the Finance Corp of the U.S. Army. In 1965, he moved to Dallas where he continued his banking career at Hampton State Bank, Trinity National Bank, … Read more

In Memoriam: Wayne Frederick, Founder of The WFA Group

Wayne Henry Frederick, founder of the financial services company The WFA Group, passed away on December 31, 2020. He was 88. Upon graduating from high school, Frederick served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War, attached to the U.S. Mine Force Fleet in Charleston, South Carolina. While he was stationed … Read more

Thomas Wesley Herbst, Former President and CEO of First State Bank of Jasper, Passes Away

Thomas Wesley Herbst, former president and CEO of First State Bank of Jasper, passed away on January 8. He was 87. After earning a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas in 1956, he worked for the Ethyl Corp. in Houston before returning to Jasper to work for the First State Bank in … Read more

In Memoriam: Jerome J. “Buddy” Lednicky Jr.

Jerome J. “Buddy” Lednicky Jr., former chairman of State National Bank, passed away on January 1 at his residence in West. He was 84. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, Lednicky launched his banking career, which culminated with his roles as chairman and … Read more

In Memoriam: Scotty Wood Lindley of First National Bank of Albany / Breckenridge

Scotty Wood Lindley, 66, passed away on December 14 in Abilene. At the time of his death, he was serving as president of the Abilene branch of the First National Bank of Albany/Breckenridge. Born in 1954 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lindley married Terry Lee Ramsey in 1977. He earned his BBA degree in finance, with a … Read more

In Memoriam: Bank of the West’s Philip Cloud

Philip Paul Cloud, former executive vice president and chief credit officer at Bank of the West in Grapevine, passed away on December 3 after a brief stay at Dallas Methodist Hospital. He was 61. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas–Arlington, Cloud followed in the footsteps of his father, Roger … Read more

Commerce Street Capital’s Steven Ellis Passes Away

Steven M. Ellis, who served as managing director of the corporate investment banking and financial institutions group at Dallas-based Commerce Street Capital, passed away on November 29. He was 62. Ellis had more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry as an investor, executive, advisor and director of financial institutions and other … Read more

In Memoriam: Richard T. Sharpe, Citizens National Bank Brownwood

Former Texas banking executive Richard T. Sharpe, 80, passed away after a brief illness on November 30. A graduate of Texas Tech University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, he began his banking career in 1962 as vice president of First National Bank Weatherford. In 1965, he moved to Brownwood and … Read more

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