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Crosby ISD to honor Victor


BARRETT STATION — A longtime supporter of Crosby ISD and a former member of the school board was laid to rest this week.

John Victor, age 73 of Barrett Station, passed Monday, April 6, 2009. He was born March 13, 1936 in Opelousas, Louisiana to the late Ethel Thomas Adam and Joseph Victor.

A celebration in honor of John Victor is to be held at Riley Chamber/Barrett Community Centers from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 17. The public is invited to this celebration of a life of dedication.

His family moved to Baytown, Texas when John was 5 years old and later moved to Barrett Station in 1951, where he graduated from Charles R. Drew High School. He was employed by Harris County Constable Department, Precinct #3 for over 25 years and was forced to retire due to his failed health.

John was a “Crosby Cougar” fan, and loved all sports. He served several years as a CISD School Board Trustee where he held various positions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brothers, Curtis Windfont and Howard Thomas Jr.

John is survived by his lovely wife of 53 years, Dorothy Singleton-Victor; three sons, Donald A. Victor (Marilyn), Vincent Victor (Natalie) and Patrick Payne; one daughter, Cecelia Gail Williams; grandchildren, Kelsey Victor, Donald A. Victor II (Michelle), John Tristan Victor, Crystal Williams, Krizia Victor, Ryan Victor, Patrice Freeman, Khallia Payne-Coleman (Craig), Patrice Payne and Patrick Payne II (Desiree); 10 great grandchildren; two uncles, Vincent Thomas, Sr. of Opelousas, Louisiana and Lawrence Victor of Dallas, Texas; god-children, Craig Windfont, Kenya Thomas, Tony Tezino, Glenn Yarbrough and Danielle Walker; 10 sisters-in-law; 8 brothers-in-law; special brother, Robert (RP) Brown; Papa’s Special Love, Claudia Godfrey; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at on Monday, April 13, 2009 at St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church, in Barrett Station. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, 734 FM 1942, Barrett Station, Texas 77532, (281) 328-2801.