Those Members of the United States Armed Forces
from Burnet or Llano County, Texas that were Killed in Action

4

U.S. Army Pfc. Anthony Nunn
3
U.S. Army Capt. James E. Holbrook

2U.S. Army Sgt. Mark A. Stone

1U.S. Army Maj. Thomas G. Bostick, Jr.

5U.S. Army Pvt. Payton Jones

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“I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again” (Stephen Grellet, French/American religious leader 1773-1855)

The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show our Nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veteran’s families. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard is proud to render these services at no cost to the families of deceased veteran’s.

Starting in 2007, the Highland Lakes Honor Guard has rendered 265 Military Funeral Honors through year 2013: 13 in Year 2007; 28 in Year 2008: 35 in Year 2009; 47 in Year 2010; 52 in Year 2011; 47 in Year 2012; 49 in Year 2013; 65 in year 2014, 67 in year 2015, 41 in year 2016.

Military Funeral Honors Rendered

587

SERVICES THIS YEAR TO DATE

2020 Services

The Highland Lakes Honor Guard renders full military honors for each service including the display of ceremonial service branch flags, a rifle salute,  the sounding of TAPS, and a fully narrated flag folding ceremony. The folded flag is presented to the next of kin at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Robert G. Hosterman, USAF Retired. Military Services rendered Friday, January 24th, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Park Rd 4, Burnet, TX. Taps was played on Bagpipe by Bruce Parkman, USA Sergeant Major (Ret).

Virgil Shaw Wulfson, USA, Military Services rendered Saturday January 18th, at the Horseshoe Bay Mausoleum, Horeshoe Bay, TX.

Eddy  (Spoons) Laxson, Sr., USA, Military Services rendered Saturday January 18th, at the Cross & Spurs Cowboy Church, Buchanan Dam, TX.

James Anthony Edwards, USA, Military Services rendered Saturday January 18th, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Marble Falls, TX.

David Sturm, USA, Fri, Military Services rendered Friday January 17th, at the Putnam Funeral Home Chapel, Kingsland,TX.

Wayne Noble, USA, Military Services rendered  Friday January 17th, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, Burnet, TX.

Halmon Hugh Creel, USAF, Military Services rendered Friday, January 10th, at the Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, Burnet, TX.

Ernest Clarence Macias,  USN, Military Services rendered Wednesday, January 8th, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Park Rd 4, Burnet, TX.

2019 Services

Jerry West Schumaker, USMC. Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Park Road 4, Burnet, TX on Dec 20, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to his widow.

Virgil A. Graham, 93, US Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at the West Baptist Church, Buchanan Dam, TX on Dec 7, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to his grandson, (Llano County Sheriff). Seventeen year old Seaman Graham was assigned as the ramp operator on a LCT (landing craft, tank) during the WWII Normandy Invasion of Europe at Omaha Beach, France. His craft made five trips to the beach with tanks and men and after unloading, the crew would courageously seek wounded and deceased to return to the transport ship. During one trip the craft was hit with an artillery shell – the explosion throwing him against the hull – later to find he had a fractured spine.

Raymond C. Ross, US Army.(Viet Nam Veteran).Military funeral honors rendered at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery,
Burnet, TX on Nov 25, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to a long-term friend.

Mitchell Eugene Stephens, USMC.  Military funeral honors rendered at the First Baptist Church, Marble Falls TX, on Nov 11, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin. 

Capt. Tommie Jean Hudson, USAF Nurse Corp (Ret). Military funeral honors rendered at Sunrise Beach Federated Church 117 W. Lakeshore Dr Sunrise Beach, TX on Nov. 7, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Roy “Tate” Gunn, USAF.  Military funeral honors rendered at Wolf’s Crossing Cemetery, Highland Haven, TX on Oct. 26, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Albert C. Moss USArmy (WWII).  Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Memorial Hills Cemetery, Burnet, TX on Oct. 26, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Capt. Peter T. Potts, USAF, Silver Star (Bravery), Distinguished  Flying Cross.   Military funeral honors rendered at The Church at Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay, TX on Oct. 24, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Mark A. Keller, USN, on Friday Oct.18 2019, Funeral Honors rendered at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista, Lakeside Park, Marble Falls, TX 78654.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Dickie W. Dixon, USAF on Friday Oct 18 2019, Funeral  Honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Park Rd 4, Burnet, TX 78611.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Bobby Shelton, MSgt, USAF (Ret).  Military funeral honors rendered at the First Baptist Church, Burnet, TX on Sept 23, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

David Chris Heatley USN.  Military funeral honors rendered at the Life Marble Falls Church, Marble Falls, TX on Sept 21, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

James Alvin Jowers, USN .  Military funeral honors rendered at the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill,TX  78642 on September 17, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Lonnie Ralph Dean, USN.  Military funeral honors rendered at the Putnam funeral home in Kingsland, TX on September 14, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Kenneth Edward Brown, USAF, Bronze Star Medal.  Military funeral honors rendered at the Bethel Cemetery, Burnet, TX on August 25, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, and sounding of TAPS, A grandson, SFC Scott Evans, USAR, presented the folded flag to his Grandmother.

Michael Earl Stedman, USN, on Sat. August 24 2019, Funeral Honors rendered at Clements-Wilcox Chapel in Burnet, TX 78654.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Harvey Klee, USN, a charter member of the Highland Lakes Honor Guard, our Chaplain and Secretary.  Military funeral honors rendered at the American Legion in Llano Texas on Aug. 17, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Capt. Ronald Ralph Spangenberg, USAF. .  Military funeral honors rendered at Marble Falls Cemetery, Marble Falls, TX on July 29, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Darvis Andrew Deskins, USAF.  Military funeral honors rendered at the memorial service at the First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls, TX on July 28, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered military honors with the sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Steven Lee Goodmon, USAF.  Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Burnet, TX on July 26, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered military honors with the sounding of TAPS, flag folding and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jack E. Hammond,  United States Army (WW II). Military funeral honors rendered at Sandy Mountain Cemetery, Sunrise Beach, Texas , on June 9, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Curtis A. Chapman,  United States Marine Corp. Military funeral honors rendered at Llano City Cemetery, Llano, Texas  on June 8, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Betty Garner,  United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at Lake Land Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on June 4, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Robert H. Renick, Jr.  United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Oak Hill Cemetery Lampasas, Texas, on June 1, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

David McGuffey  United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at First Baptist Church Kingsland, Texas, on May 28, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Russell Holmes,  United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Lake Land Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on May 23, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Gary R. Vetvick United States Air Force).  Military funeral honors rendered at Hill Country Hall, Buchanan Dam, Texas, on May 19, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flagflying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Stephen Richard Wilson, USAF.  Military funeral honors rendered at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Marble Falls, Tx 78654 on May 18, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Kenneth Woodyar, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Liberty Hills Cemetery. Liberty Hills, Texas, on May 18, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flag flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Mario Guzman, US Army.  Military funeral honors rendered at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Park Rd 4, Burnet, TX 78611on May 15, 2019.  The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Wendell Harmon, United States Army (WW II). Military funeral honors rendered at West Baptist Church, Sunrise Beach Village, Texas, on May 11, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flagflying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Richard Dee Burrage, United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at Hill Country Fellowship Church, Burnet , Texas, on April 27, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flagflying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jeffery Allen Hoagland, United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at Coldwater Creek RV Park, Marble Falls (Smithwick), Texas, on April 14 , 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Jon Gunn, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at Wolf Creek Cemetery, Burnet, Texas, on April 12 , 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Thomas Smith, United States Army, WWII. Military funeral honors rendered at Post Mountain Cemetery, Burnet, Texas, on March 30, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Theodore N. Phillips, United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on March 27, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Royce D. Reid, United States Marine Corp. Military funeral honors rendered at  Mt Zion Cemetery Bertram, Texas, on March 16, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Ralph H. Whitman Jr., United States Navy (WW II). Military funeral honors rendered at  Episcopal Church, Burnet, Texas, on March 11, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Gary Slemmons, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on March 5, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Glen N. Schneider, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at  Castell General Store, Castell, Texas, on March 2 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Edward Earl Allen, United States Army. Military funeral honors rendered at  Bear Creek Cemetery, Bertram, Texas, on March 1, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Roger Stevens, United States Marine Corp. Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on February 28, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Leland Q. Fischer,  United States Army, WWII. Military funeral honors rendered at  First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls,  Texas, on February 4, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying,  sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.T

William C. Heffingtom,  United States Navy.. Military funeral honors rendered at  the Burnet City Cemetery, Burnet , Texas, on February 2, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.T

Leslie B. Vance, Jr.,, United States Marine Corp.. Military funeral honors rendered at  the First Baptist Church, , Marble Falls,  Texas, on February 1, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.T

William “Bill” E. Parrish, United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at  First United Methodist Church, Burnet,,  Texas, on January 31, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.T

Billy W. Wimberly, United States Navy. Military funeral honors rendered at  Richland Cemetery, Marble Falls,  Texas, on January 30, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.T

Thomas E. Stanton, United States Army, WWII. Military funeral honors rendered at  The Church of Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe , Texas, on January 19, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

Alvin Ray Waganfuhr, United States Army, WWII. Military funeral honors rendered at  Marble Falls City Cemetery, Marble Falls, Texas, on January 8, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

James L. Foster, United States Army, WWII. Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on January 5, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.

James Woodrow Brown, United States Air Force. Military funeral honors rendered at  Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas, on January 4, 2019. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard rendered full military honors with ceremonial service branch flags flying, rifle salute, sounding of TAPS, flag folding ceremony and presentation of the folded flag to the next of kin.