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In Memory

This page is a tribute to those now deceased that have served the State and Region organizations of the Texas Citizen Police Academy Alumni.

  On this page --

Stan Appleton d. Nov 5, 2019 - TCPAAA: Treasurer

Calvin Walker d. March 12, 2019 - Region 1: President

Tom Lane d. March 13, 2017 - Region 1: President. TCPAAA: Regional rep

Dale Baugh d. July 20, 2014 - Region 4: non-sworn rep to TCPAAA

Charles Billingsley - d. Jan 31, 2014 - Region 1: Director & Newsletter editor

Carroll Bagley d. June 23, 2013 - Region 1: President

Mildred Deal – d. February 6, 2011 - TCPAAA: Treasurer. Region 1: Secretary

  On separate page --

In Memorium page for Bill Ennis – d. August 27, 2009 - "...he created the Citizens Police Academy in the State of Texas..."

Stan Appleton

Birth Date: September 27, 1940  Death Date: November 5, 2019

Stan AppletonRuben Stanley Appleton, 79 of Canton, TX was born to R.S. and Frances Appleton in Midlothian, TX. Stan peacefully passed away November 5, 2019. He was married to his soulmate Serretta Key November 2, 1979. This last Saturday they celebrated forty years of blissful marriage. Less than 10% of marriages last as theirs did. They enjoyed traveling together and spending time with friends and family.

Stan graduated from Waxahachie High School and obtained a Masters degree in Agricultural Education from East Texas State University in Commerce, Tx. Stan enjoyed many hobbies, including fishing with family, farming and raising goats, and was very actively involved on many levels with the Garland Volunteer Police Academy and well as the Garland Firefighters. One of Stan’s greatest accomplishments was the mentor-ship and positive influence he had on so many as an Ag Teacher and leader within the Police and Fire Academies. His greatest joy was spending time with family and watching his grandchildren and great grandchild grow and learn.

Stan was blessed to be part of a large, loving family. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, R.S. and Frances and sister Rowena Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Serretta Appleton, two sons, Scott and Jon, daughter in law Janley, grandson, Jonathan and his wife Amanda, granddaughter Jayce, and one great grandchild, Lukas. Brother Ray and wife Audrey, Brother Ronald and wife Brenda, Sister Sue Poston as well as multiple nephews, nieces.

Services for Stan were held at Restland Funeral Home November 8, 2019. with graveside services at Sardis Cemetery near the family farm where he was raised.

Printable page with photos of Stan.

Calvin Walker

Calvin Beyer Walker, 91, Bacliff, Texas, passed away March 12, 2019. He was born in Houston, Texas on May 6, 1927 to TC and Celestia Walker. He was married to the love of his life, LaVonne Daniels Walker, for 20 years. Calvin worked as a “Jack of all trades” in the oil field industry. He might have even delivered your pizza! He was a member of the La Porte Masonic Lodge and the Bacliff-San Leon Bayside Lions Club. A very proud WW II Navy Veteran with his greatest thrill being the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. He had a love for fishing, hunting, shooting pool, and had quite a gun collection.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Tommy Lou Snieder; son, Donald Lee Walker; and the love of his life, LaVonne Daniels Walker.

He is survived by his daughter, Diana Walker; son, David “Linn” Walker; 2 grandsons, Jose and Tommy Walker; nieces, nephews, and numerous beloved friends.

A visitation was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas, 77598. A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 Road W, Dickinson, Texas, 77539. Interment followed at Pattison Cemetery in Brookshire, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Honor Flight Houston.

The following thumbnail images have links to pdf files suitable for printing.  A higher resolution file of the photos is here.


Tom Lane

Thomas Bradfield Lane went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2017 when he passed away in his sleep at home -- exactly the way he wanted to enter into eternity.

At the time of his passing, Tom was a father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 40 years, Alice; his brother, Robert; his mother, Thelma; and his father, Louis Alexander.

He is survived by Pete, his stepson; Melissa, his daughter; JR, his son-in-law; Mark, his son; Kim, his daughter-in-law, as well as by his grandchildren, Bridget, Lance, Jennifer, John, and Kathryn; and by his nephew, Gary, his niece, Mari, their spouses and children; and by numerous cousins.

Tom centered much of his life around his family heritage, his love of country and many of the institutions that contribute to its livelihood, and his Christian faith.

He was born on March 8, 1932, in Rogers, Arkansas, to Louis Alexander and Thelma Martin Lane. He was named after his father’s favorite brother, Thomas Bradfield.

Tom was an eighth-generation American, and more importantly to him, an eighth-generation Southerner. He was a member of both the Sons of the American Revolution, and Sons of Confederate Veterans, an organization he was involved with for many years.

He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended what was then known as Little Rock Senior High School. There he played football on the legendary Wilson’s Tigers teams, named for their coach Wilson Matthews, and made friends that he remained close to throughout his life.

Tom is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served for two years off the coast of Virginia. He graduated from the University of Houston, where he joined the Kappa Alpha fraternity, again meeting friends that he kept in touch with for the rest of his life.

Over the years, he became involved in official capacities with the YMCA, the Braes Timber Neighborhood Association, the National Rifle Association, and the Houston Citizens Police Academy. He served as a volunteer poll worker for local, state, and national elections; and for many years he served as a deacon at Houston Bible Church.

Dale Baugh

Dale Baugh, a longtime El Paso Police Department volunteer and TCPAAA Representative from Region 4, was best known for playing Santa Claus at area schools and community organizations.  He died Sunday morning, July 20, 2014 of a heart attack. He was 72.

Baugh volunteered for the department since 2002. He was responsible for maintaining a database for the police's Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit and was the civilian coordinator for the Citizens Police Academy.

In 2005, Baugh received the President's Volunteer Service Award from then-President George W. Bush during Bush's visit to El Paso. Detective Mike Baranyay, a police spokesman and friend of Baugh's, said Baugh accumulated more than 5,000 volunteer hours with the department.

"I don't do this for recognition," Baugh said in a 2005 interview. "It's for helping fellow citizens."

Baugh, a stocky man with snow white hair and a beard, was probably best known for playing Santa Claus alongside his wife, Pat Baugh, as Mrs. Claus. They participated in numerous community events since 2003, including events for the Special Olympics, the Ronald McDonald House and at area hospitals.

"He was very outgoing. He wanted to help and volunteer in the community," Pat Baugh said on Monday. "He loved El Paso and he loved the children."

Pat Baugh said her husband carried his presidential award — a pin with a presidential seal — with him at all times. He also carried photos of himself and his wife dressed as Santa to sign for young children when they asked for his autograph.

Dale Baugh, a retired Army officer and chief software analyst for Science Applications International Corporation, also served on the Northeast Regional Command Citizens Advisory Board, the Chiefs Advisory Board and the El Paso Police Foundation, of which he was a founding member. He also volunteered with Crime Stoppers of El Paso, and had been recently nominated for the Texas Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association's Bill Ennis Award for Alumni Member of the Year.

"I would say for me it's a sense of feeling good when I go home at the end of the day," Dale Baugh told the El Paso Times in 2006 about his volunteer work. "I feel good because I've helped make El Paso a safer place."

A visitation and rosary for Dale Baugh will be July 30 at Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass. His funeral will be July 31 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 9025 Diana, with burial to follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, son William Baugh, two granddaughters, two sisters and an aunt.

Carroll Lee Bagley

Carroll  Lee  Bagley, 74 of Liberty  County passed away Sun., June  23, 2013 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster.  He was a loving, father, grandfather, and friend. Funeral  services  were held June 27, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Dayton under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home in Dayton.

Interment was in Linney Cemetery. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife Delores Bagley and parents Mabson Lee Bagley and Lottie Mae Bagley.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dayton for many years. Carroll was a member of American Legion Post 512 where he was a past sergeant at arms, a fifty year Mason and a member of Masonic Lodge in Dayton.

He was past president of Region 1 Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, a Master Gardener, and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Carroll Bagley is survived by his sons: Keith Bagley and wife Adriann, Kenneth Bagley and wife Dawn, and W. Bryan Bagley and wife Rebekah; daughter Cassandra Gill; grandchildren: Nolan  Bagley and wife Lesleigh, Weldon, Alicia, Brennan, Jenna and William Bagley, and Justin and Ashleigh Gill; and a host of other family and friends.

Charles Billingsley

Charles Lane Billingsley, Sr. left this Earth on January 31, 2014 to be with his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean Sorrells Billingsley. Charles was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 6, 1928. He married Jean on September 9, 1949. He was a graduate of Samford University (formerly Howard College) with a degree in Business. Charles was in the Houston Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association and Region 1 of the Texas State Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, where he served as Director and Newsletter Editor.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Jean and sister, Jean Arthur. He is survived by his children, Cathy Murphy and husband Michael, Charles (Chuck) Billingsley, Jr., Rusty Billingsley and wife Peggy, and Peggy Billingsley; grandchildren, Jeremy Lawson, Jaime Lawson, Patricia Billingsley and her husband Elsi Dushku, and Bryan Billingsley; great-grandson, Jonas Lawson; sisters, Jo Newsome of Nashville, Tennessee and Marti Billingsley of Birmingham, Alabama; a very close cousin, Freida Bearden; along with many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by some very special friends who were considered family, Mary Pankonien, Sharon Epperson, Jackie Ginns and the Lee Ada Ginns Family, Charles McCarver Family, and Julie Sayre.

A private ceremony was held at Houston National Cemetery on Friday, February 7, 2014 with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in Charles' name to Region 1 TCPAAA

Mildred Deal

Click image for printable pdf.Mildred L. Deal, born Jan. 10, 1942, passed away Feb. 6, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, James F. Deal; parents, Erskine and Hassie Ferrell; brother, Nathaniel Ferrell. She will be greatly missed by her children, Erskine "Nat"Holcomb, Bobby Holcomb and wife,Penny, David Holcomb and wife,Rhonda, Paul Deal and Theresa Holton and husband Ernie; grandchildren, Christina Holcomb Longer and husband Matthew, Josh Holcomb, Becky Holcomb, Alex Holcomb, and Kelly Donaldson; great grandchildren, Savannah, Trevor and Brad Donaldson and Mallory Longer; sister in law, Helen Ferrell.  Mildred was a very loyal mother, grandmother, and wife.  

She worked and gave so much of herself till the end.  Mildred was Secretary for Liberty County Citizen Police Academy, past secretary for Region 1 Citizen Police Academy, current treasurer of State Board of Citizen Police Academy, co-founder of Bay Area Gospel Music Association, officer in the Cypress Lakes VFD, Liberty County HazMat Wild Land Task Force, as well as Hwy. 321 VFD. Mildred gave so much of herself and time to the community and helped many organizations and individuals with their taxes.

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