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Lonnie Dean STABLER

Male 1945 - 2013  (67 years)


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  • Name Lonnie Dean STABLER 
    Born 11 Dec 1945  Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1 Dec 2013  Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Religion Presbyterian 
    Education University of Houston 
    Occupation Sign Business 
    Died 1 Dec 2013  [1
    Buried 5 Dec 2013  Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I48128  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2016 

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F31902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Dec 1945 - Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Dec 2013 - Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Dec 2013 - Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • “[Lonnie] graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan in 1964 and attended Allen Academy, Texas A&M, and The University of Houston. He owned and operated Stabler Sign Company in Bryan for over 40 years. Lonnie was a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

      “He was a philanthropist at heart and spent many years serving civic and community organizations. In 1991, Lonnie was elected to the Bryan City Council for Place 5 where he served until 1995 when he was elected Mayor. He continued serving as the City of Bryan Mayor until 2001. During his tenure, Lonnie was involved with several key community related projects and improvements which included overseeing the purchase of the LaSalle Hotel as well as having the original vision to sell later.

      “He was a key part of the Austin’s Colony Development, the Carnegie Library Rehabilitation Project, the Neal Park Project, the purchase of Old Federal Building, creating Traditions Golf Course, renaming Earl Rudder Freeway, working on the Downtown Bryan Master Plan and Façade Grant Program.

      “Lonnie proudly served on many professional and community boards including: Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) from 1995-2001, Brazos County Health Department Board from 1991-1995, Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency from 1997-2001, Brazos Animal Shelter Board from 1996-2001, Texas Municipal Power Agency Board (TMPA) from 1996-1999 and 2001-2005, Bryan Texas Utilities Board (BTU) from 2001-2006, Board of Sign Control and Appeals from 2005-2011, Blinn College Advisory Board and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) Electrical Sign Task Force. As well as being a member of the above Boards, Agencies and Task Force committees, Lonnie also served as Chairman for each of them.

      “Lonnie also knew the importance of being involved in professional trade associations and he served as an officer in several of the organizations he was involved. Lonnie was a member of Texas Sign Association (TSA) for approximately 35 years, served two terms on the TSA Board of Directors and was the TSA President from 1994-1995. He was a member of the Southwest Sign Council (SWSC) for two terms, served as President of SWSC and representative to the International Sign Association (ISA). Lonnie was involved with the ISA for 30 years including serving two terms on the ISA Board of Directors, Chairman of the ISA Regional Council two years and was an active participant in numerous ISA committees including membership, marketing and government relations.

      “Outside of his service to his community and industry, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hunting and collecting Indian artifacts.” [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Thursday, December 5, 2013.