William Sledge “Sonny” Houston Jr., affectionately known as “Pappaw,” passed away in his home on Aug. 19, 2019. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Brenham, with Reverend Harry Vein officiating, assisted by Pastor Bobbie Maltas. Memorial Oaks Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family will gather with friends in the activity center following the service.
Sonny was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Brenham, Texas, the son of Annie Brooks and William Sledge Houston Sr. He was baptized and confirmed in the Somerville Methodist Church. He attended schools in Somerville until he transferred to Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, where he graduated. He then attended Texas A&M University (class of ’46) prior to his military service.