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Judge J. Taylor Brite

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Judge J. Taylor Brite Obituary
October 27, 1921 - January 8, 2019
Judge J. Taylor Brite, age 97, of Pleasanton, passed away at his residence Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

He was born in San Antonio to Thomas Stewart and Nora Catherine (McConnell) Brite on Thursday, October 27, 1921.

Judge Brite served as Judge of the 81st Judicial District in South Texas. Upon his retirement from that Court, he served as a Senior District Judge for the State of Texas, presiding over many trials in numerous counties across the State. Taylor was a veteran of WWII, while serving in the Army Air Corp. He was also President of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.

Taylor is survived by his sons, Steve Brite and wife Jean of Pleasanton, Gary Brite of Pleasanton, and Tom Brite and wife DeAndra of San Antonio; daughter, Patricia Brite Taylor and husband Danny of Waco; sister, Iris Brite Porter, and grandchildren, Chris Taylor and wife Maria, Matt Taylor and wife Stephanie, Jennifer Hissem and husband Josh, Amy Brinkerhoff and husband Lee, Emily Grecco and husband Rob, Kevin Hillis and wife Katie, Robert Brite and wife Colleen, Tara Brite, Taylor Brite, Alan Brite, and Rachel Arevalo. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Ben Taylor, Annie Taylor, John Brinkerhoff, Will Brinkerhoff, Zachary Grecco, Mia Grecco, Liam Hillis, Owen Hillis, Graham Hillis, Henry Brite and Jemma Brite Hissem.

Taylor was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Frances Calcote Brite; parents, Tom and Nora Brite; brother, Ralph Brite, and sisters, Bessie Brite Cutcher and Rita Brite Vickers.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 am at Pleasanton Church of Christ, 1003 N. Main Street in Pleasanton. Interment will follow in Pleasanton City Cemetery in Pleasanton. Serving as pallbearers for Taylor's service are: Alan Brite, Taylor Brite, John Warner Brinkerhoff, William Brinkerhoff, Robert Brite and Norman Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be; Julian Gomez, Abraham Saenz, Jr., Bob Hurley, Leon Zabava and Grady Roberts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Medina Children's Home, 21300 State Hwy 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055.

Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences for the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Express-News on Jan. 11, 2019
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