Captain James Olis "Jim" Price passed away August 19, 2019. Born in Fort Worth Sept 24, 1930 to Dr. & Mrs. J.M. Price, he attended Hubbard, Rosemont and Paschal schools, graduating in 1948. Jim graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in 1952 and completed his JD at Baylor Law in 1954. He was Chief Justice of the first student court at Baylor in 1953 and served as Business Manager of The Editorial Board for Baylor Law Review. As a boy, he drew pictures of planes and knew he wanted to be a pilot. He served in the U. S. Naval Reserve for 34 years, including 4 years active duty. In 1951, he enlisted as Seaman Recruit and was commissioned Ensign upon entering active duty in 1954. Designated Naval Aviator in 1956, he served as a carrier pilot with Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 23 aboard U.S.S. Boxer (CVS-21) and later as multi-engine instrument flight instructor. During time with the drilling reserve at Dallas Naval Air Station, he made trips to Viet Nam in C-118 transport aircraft delivering supplies to forces. After active duty, he returned to Fort Worth to practice law as an Assistant City Attorney. In 1962, he moved to the Federal Aviation Administration as Regional Counsel when they sought an attorney and pilot. He was admitted and qualified as Attorney & Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1966. He finished his law career as Counsel for the Federal Highway Administration, retiring in 1989. Throughout life, Jim volunteered time & experience serving as President of Fort Worth Baylor Club, Board of Directors of Baylor Alumni Association and life member and as long-time deacon at Broadway Baptist. An active Baylor volunteer, he and Betty were given the Baylor Outstanding Parents Award in 1985. In retirement, Jim volunteered as a Mediator for Dispute Resolution services in Tarrant County. He loved travel and he and Betty spent 25 years flying around the world on his beloved Navy planes. Jim was a loving, caring husband and father and a quiet encourager to the many friends he gathered throughout his life, using quick wit to bring levity to every situation. His belief in God and country remained steadfast. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Matt, who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty, and daughter, Ashlyn Lewis and her husband, Jeff.
Andrew George Khoury, JD '94, Longview attorney and community volunteer, died unexpectedly of natural causes on August 24, 2019 in Belfast, Maine. A fifth-generation Texan, Andy was born May 20, 1969 in Longview, Texas, the younger son of Dorothy and the late Judge Alvin Khoury. Andy grew up in Longview, attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Longview High School, graduating from LHS in 1987. He continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he earned his Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in 1991. After receiving his degree from SMU, he attended Baylor University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1994. During law school, he interned at the Jones, Jones, Curry & Roth law firm in Marshall, Texas and immediately following law school he interned at the Brown McCarroll law firm in Longview.
Andy was licensed to practice law in November, 1994 and he had the great honor of having his father administer the legal oath to him alongside his friends and former classmates Will Blair and Scott Stevens who were all sworn in together. He began his legal career at the Nichols & Nichols law firm in Longview, where his practice was primarily business litigation, insurance claims and oil and gas law. In 2012 he opened the Khoury Law Firm, which focused on business litigation and wills, trusts and probate cases. Over the course of his legal career, Andy represented hundreds of clients in state and federal trial courts in Texas, and he successfully briefed and argued numerous cases before state and federal appellate courts. He was devoted to his law practice and his clients, working many long hours to provide them effective representation. Andy also cared very much for his co-workers at the Nichols firm and the Khoury firm. Andy was a member and Past President of the Gregg County Bar Association, and during his term as President, he organized and led the effort which brought the Supreme Court of Texas to Longview to conduct oral arguments. He also was a member of the State Bar of Texas, Northeast Texas Bar Association, The Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit, Bar Association of the Eastern District of Texas, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society – Hemphill Inn, and a past member of the State Bar of Texas Judiciary Relations Committee.
Andy was proud to have been born in Longview, Texas, and enjoyed giving back to his hometown in many ways, including serving on the boards of the City of Longview Historic Preservation Commission and Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. He also was a member of the Rotary Club of Longview, and he previously served on the Good Shepherd Health System Foundation advisory board. Previously, he was Professional Division Co-Chair for Greater Longview United Way, a member of Longview 2020 "Under 40" Forum, served on several committees at the Longview Chamber of Commerce, and was a board member, President, and volunteer judge of Longview Teen Court. Additionally, he served as President of the SMU Alumni Association – East Texas Chapter and was a member of the SMU Alumni Association, SMU Mustang Club and Baylor Law Alumni Association. Andy's favorite hobbies were attending Longview Lobo and SMU football games and traveling throughout the United States. Some of his most-cherished memories were family vacations to Florida, his annual summer journeys to the Maine coast with family and friends, witnessing the Lobos win the state football championship last year, and the 30 years of camaraderie at SMU football games with his SMU classmates and friends.
Andy is survived by his mother, Dorothy, and his brother, Samuel M. Khoury, both of Longview. Additional survivors include his grandaunt, two aunts, uncle, and numerous cousins. He is also survived by his much-loved dogs, Leo and Lucy. He was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents and his childhood next-door neighbors and honorary grandparents Mary V. "Peggie" and Dozier Skipper.