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GERALD KENDRICK PAYTE Obituary
GERALD KENDRICK PAYTE of Houston, Texas lost his 5 1/2 year battle with cancer surrounded by friends and family November 14, 2009.Gerald was born April 28, 1944 in Mineral Wells, Texas to Samuel and Mary Jeffers Payte. Gerald received his Law Degree from the University of Texas. He was a successful trial lawyer for over 40 years. He was appointed Judge by Gov. Ann Richards. He was past President of Quintex Petroleum and an avid outdoorsman. Gerald devoted all of his spare time to the Spring Klein Softball League.Gerald is preceded in death by his parents: Samuel and Mary Payte. Gerald is survived by his loving wife Connie Payte; son: Gerald K. Payte Jr and wife Andrea; daughter: Elizabeth Payte Copeland and husband Barry; grandchildren: Leah, Gage, Julia, Olivia, Payten, and Bari Noel; and numerous other relatives and friends.Gerald had an everlasting love for his wife, children, grandchildren, and cousins: Steve and Dave, that helped him battle cancer to the very end. He will be missed by all who knew him.A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday at Klein Funeral Home, Champion Forest. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cancer Centers of America or a charity of your choice.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 16, 2009
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