He had some tests done because he seemed a little sickly and not recovering or snapping back. They discovered mets cancer. He was immediately scheduled to enter M.D. Anderson, which would have occurred Monday. I attended his memorial this morning.
I need to share the story of how he heard we were digging in another french drain on our house in Wichita Falls and wanted me to hire his kids to handle it to teach them that they wanted to go to school and avoid lives of hard labor. It was a success (and he tried to return the money I paid them).
So many memories.
I saw a lot of people that were dear to me, judges I respected and attorneys who I wish well. One asked me why I left, I was honest. We buried three children in four and a half years, just could not live there any more.
My wife remarked that everyone was older and they said the same about me (when I left, my hair was honey blond, now it is silver).
I also got asked about H. Deloyd Bailey, all I could suggest is the internet for those looking for him: