Dr. Howard Wyatt Cargill was born in Chriesman, Texas on February 14, 1927, the son of the late George and Stella Cargill. He left to be with his Heavenly Father on November 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Howard graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Texas in 1944 and was a proud member of the fighting Texas Aggie Class of '48. He graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine after proudly serving two years in the United States Army. He married Irene Metzer Cargill on June 14, 1947.
In 1953, he established the first private veterinary hospital in the Brazos Valley. Later, he practiced at Bryan Animal Clinic along with his brother, Bobby Joe Cargill. He was co-owner of El Cerrito Animal Clinic with his brother, Bobby and the practice is now owned by his son, Dr. Tommy Cargill. He retired in 1992 to pursue his life-long passion of ranching on the C6 Ranch that he and Irene established in 1958.
Among numerous accomplishments, he was President of the Bryan Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellowship Recipient, President of Brazos Valley Veterinary Medical Association, Board Member of City National Bank in Bryan, Texas, President and Board Member of the Brazos County's Producers Cooperative Association, and President of the BISD Board of Trustees. He was also a life-long supporter of Texas A&M and started a family legacy with fifteen children and grandchildren graduating from A&M.
His spiritual leadership in his church and family was admirable. He was a member of Steep Hollow Baptist Church for more than sixty years where he served as a Deacon and was a Sunday School teacher for over fifty years. He has been a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan for the last five years. One of his greatest sources of pride was that his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are all believers in Jesus Christ as he was. He was a true southern gentleman with a strong work ethic. He believed in truth, honesty and integrity and he loved his God, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Stella Cargill; his sister-in-law, Betsy Cargill; sister, Louise and her husband Jerry Waggoner; and brother, Bobby Joe Cargill.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Metzer Cargill; his brother, H.L. Bud Cargill; sister-in-law, Barbara Cargill; sister Joyce Martin and her husband, Fred; son, Dr. Thomas Howard Cargill and his wife, Janie; son, Bobby Wayne Cargill and his wife, Ann; daughter, Karen Cargill Davison and her husband, Richard; daughter, Sharon Cargill Reece and her husband, Michael; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan Cargill Reece & wife Jennifer, BobiAnn Cargill Allen & husband Jared, Karen Reece Trotter & husband David, Courtney Cargill Dozier & husband Jarrett, Andress Davison Koenning & husband Patrick, Marcus Wayne Cargill & wife Holly, John Thomas Cargill & wife Sarah, Richard Read Davison, David Wyatt Cargill & wife Janna, Howard Morgan Davison; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas from 4:30-6:30pm and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Bryan at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church of Bryan Library at 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX 77802; or the charity of your choice.