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Memorial - Kevin Housley

July 30, 1962 – April 20, 2008


Family, friends and co-workers mourn the loss of Robert Kevin Housley who died on April 20, 2008, at the age of 45.

Kevin was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on July 30, 1962, to Bob and Mona Housley. He graduated from Central High School in San Angelo, attended Southwest Texas State, where he met his future wife Vicki McKinney, and went on to earn his degree at Angelo State University.

Kevin was part of the gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Representative Tom Loeffler and then served as a staff member for Texas Governor Bill Clements. He later worked for U.S. Representative Dick Armey. In 1986, Kevin joined Housley Communications, Inc., where he was assigned managerial responsibilities for many key segments of the business. Over time, Kevin was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President responsible for all financial, business and day-to-day operations of Housley Communications, Inc.

Kevin contributed greatly to the growth and success of the company. He had a great appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices of his father, Bob, to build and grow the company to the industry leader it is today. Kevin was quick to take the lead on the development of new and unique projects company-wide. He was a very good motivator of people and took great pride in developing employees to reach their best potentials. Kevin’s dedication to customer service and providing the highest quality products and services to our customers were strictly observed throughout the company.

In addition to his dedication to his family and the family business, Kevin was an active member of his community, serving as a board member and sponsor of the West Texas Boys Ranch, Angelo Civic Theater, Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding Center, St. Luke United Methodist Church, Concho Country Emmaus Community and the Texas Main-Anjou Association. His interest in public service also inspired him to serve on the school board of the Christoval Independent School District. His interest in State government service prompted Kevin to seek election, in 2006, to the Texas House of Representatives. In addition to all his other personal commitments to others, Kevin was a certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, speaking regularly in churches across West Texas.

The following quote from Texas State Representative Drew Darby does an excellent job of summing up the life of Robert Kevin Housley: “Kevin is a shining example of involvement as a community leader, a husband, a father, a son. He practiced what we hear about in church on Sunday. He lived that way.”