Howard William Regester, Jr., age 93, died in his sleep at his home on Saturday morning, October 26, 2019. Bill was born on September 7, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas, the son of Howard William Regester, Sr. and Katharine Douglass Benners Regester.
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A 1943 graduate of Corsicana High School, he attended New Mexico Military Institution, and received his B.S. in marketing from Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
In Corsicana he worked in accounting and investments. He was an avid fisherman, a Boy Scout Leader, a member of Rotary Club and St. John’s Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry and ushered for many years. For years he ran three miles at 6:30 in the morning and he was still going to the YMCA regularly for exercise through May of this year. He spent time each morning reading his Bible and prayer book. He also enjoyed years of 3:00 PM coffee with his buddies.
Bill had a number of god-children and was a devoted uncle and god-father to Jane Regester Westbrook Stringer and John Regester Westbrook, both of Dallas. He was also a wonderful great uncle to Sarah Katharine Westbrook and Viktoria Margaret Westbrook, spending time with them in Dallas every week. He will also be missed by his niece-in-law Katerina Westbrook and her daughter Katelin Adams and his nephew-in-law Andrew Bryan Stringer.
He was a wonderful son, brother and brother-in-law to Jack William Westbrook, deceased. His sister Katharine Regester Westbrook will miss him most of all. He is also survived by his cousins; William H. Benners, III and Frederick H. Benners, both of Dallas.
Special thanks are given to his doctors, the wonderful staff at Edgemere Plaza in Dallas, and to the devoted love and care of his good friends and caregivers; Toni and Joe Brown, Linda Coleman and Don Anderson of Corsicana, Texas and to the staff of Trinity Valley Health Care and New Century Hospice of Corsicana.
Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana with Father Edward Monk officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Brown, Kit Herrington, John McClung, Conrad Newton, Jack Taylor, and Jonathan Towles. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jim Whitten and Dr. Bobby Lang. A reception will follow in the parlor at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church at 101 N. 14th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the charity of your choice.
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