Its been 2 years and I still can't believe Claude is gone. I started out as his legal secretary in 2002 and we worked together for many years, in fact up to my retirement. He was such a funny guy and always had me in stitches. I will always remember his daily horoscope readings and how he was the first person I ever heard sing "Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer". He was one of the best.
Claude was a childhood friend of mine in Memorial Bend. I use to like to stay overnight at Claude's house 'cause Mrs. Hippard always had Hawiian Punch and Oreo's!! I remember our Stingray Bikes, mine I bought with my paper route money.
Me, David Honeycutt, Larry Reeve, and Claude leading the way - all got in and out of some harrowing experiences. He was a born leader, and my best friend growing up. I will miss my friend Claude dearly. Respectfully, Allan N. Kee, III "Chipper" from Bendwood @ 431 Faust lane Houston TX 78224
Saddened to hear today that Claude was gone. many good nights with him in law school. I hope his family found all the comfort God's love provides and that they know they will see him again.
I am so sorry for Claude and his family, and my heart goes out to them. My boyhood memories for the most part revolve around Claude. He was a friend for life and like a brother to me. To try and describe Claude's impact on my life and what he meant to me....words will not do it justice. I moved to Houston from Venezuela when I was 8 years old, and on the first day in the house, Claude was the first kid I met. We immediately became friends, and lived next door to each other until we both left home. During that period, we became like family, and grew up together. My biggest regret is that living overseas, I have not seen him for years upon years, although remember him like it was yesterday. Even though we did not keep in touch very well as adults, Claude you will be missed, old friend. God Bless You.
I went to college with Claude and we became good friends. I am so sorry for his family. He always made me laugh.