Membership is the key to our club and the bonds we form with one another are priceless.  However, with time we lose our membership to a higher place.  The following members have left us and we will miss them dearly.


Merv Parker

Mervyn "Merv" Parker passed away peacefully at Matthews Hospice in Alliston on Wednesday December 25, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Beverly Parker. Dear Father of Ross (Deb), Mike (Kathy), Diana (Tim) and Bruce. Cherished by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Texas, his sister Joyce (Kendall) in Florida, and his nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and throughout the USA. Predeceased by his parents Claude and Leah, and his brother Ron. Merv will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends.

Merv Parker served over thirty years in the Canadian government as a decorated Police Officer and Security Specialist. After retirement Merv continued to serve on international security projects as a volunteer advisor. Merv is the author of "Aviation Security in Canada - a Management Perspective"; "Chief Constable"; and "Anxious to Serve." Merv was a life officer of Acadia University Class of 1966, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and of the Masonic Lodge.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life will be held on January 18, 2020 in Shelburne ON, and in March 2020 in McMahan TX.

If desired, donations to Primose United Church (…) or Matthews House Hospice (https://www.matthewshousehosp…) would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.


Patrick Clarke

Patrick died on 6 January 2018. Patrick served for 4 years in the Marine Corps. He earned promotion to Corporal and was Ordinance Chief on the V-22 Osprey aircraft. He was stationed at MCAS New River in North Carolina and was deployed twice, to Spain and Sicily.

Patrick joined the club several years ago. He was a respected and valued member of the club and will be greatly missed.

Patrick Owen left us on January 6, 2018. He was born on June 11, 1994 in Austin. He was enthusiastically welcomed by his parents Jane Dilger and Roderick (Rory) Clarke and siblings Caitlin and David Colin. He was an especially devoted son and brother, and he was strongly protective of his sister and mother.

Patrick attended Hutto schools from kindergarten on and graduated from Hutto High School. He played trombone in the marching band for 7 years and was section leader his junior and senior year. He was a Boy Scout and took his leadership responsibilities very seriously. Although he was the youngest in our family, he became an adopted older brother and informal mentor to many young people, all of whom he dearly loved. He loved going to airshows and setting up displays with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. He was a gifted technical artist and could create a model of any machine in any medium, from any angle, and would show them to you with full explanation.

Patrick served for 4 years in the Marine Corps. He may be the only recruit ever who enjoyed Boot Camp. When he was kept in sick bay for an afternoon after having 8 teeth pulled, his only complaint was that he’d missed a really fun obstacle course. He earned promotion to Corporal and was Ordinance Chief on the V-22 Osprey aircraft. He was stationed at MCAS New River in North Carolina and was deployed twice, to Spain and Sicily.

Patrick was predeceased by his grandparents Joe and Elizabeth Dilger, and Betsy and David Clarke.

He was a loved and wanted child.

Tim (Hawk) Doyal

Tim died in his sleep on 2 December 2014. Tim (Hawk) Doyal joined the club several year ago, was a member for a couple of years but dropped out due to medical reasons. He had served as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marines during his military service. During his time in the club he had a M1009 and participated in many of our events. He eventually sold his vehicle to Rory but continued to ride along until he dropped out a few years ago.

  Harry Rogers

Harry was the one of the founding members of the Lone Star MVPA. He loved all military vehicles as evidenced by his vast collection. He will be missed by all.

Obituary: 1926-2013
Harry Foster Rogers, cherished Father, Husband and Friend passed away October 12th from complications of pneumonia at the young age of 87. Harry was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 22, 1926. He was married to the former Alma Lavonne Pratt of Marlin, Texas on April 6, 1958.

Enlisting at the age of 17, Harry served 23 years active duty in the U.S. military – four years in the Army during WWII with the 11th Armored Division under General George Patton. He was among the very first to serve in the newly created United States Air Force in 1947 where he remained for 19 years. He was with the Military Police in Japan at the beginning of the Korean conflict. His fighter group was one of the first Air Force units in Korea

. Harry retired from the Texas State Comptroller’s office, during that time he worked under three different comptrollers: Robert Calvert, Bob Bullock and John Sharp. Harry was the head of the Exempt Organization Section and worked closely with the Secretary of the State as well as the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Bullock once remarked. "Harry knows more about exempt organizations than the IRS."

He spent much of his retirement as a volunteer at the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry becoming its President. An active member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, he was the proud owner of a fully restored WWII Jeep. Harry recently retired as a Colonel in the Texas State Guard, where he served as Director of Personnel. An active member of the NRA, Harry also adored animals and was a long time member of the: ASPCA, Doris Day Animal League and International Fund for Animal Welfare.

He was a four term Fire Chief of the Rollingwood Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Rollingwood City Council, and was later elected Mayor.

As a member of the Hill City Masonic Lodge 465, Harry recently received his sixty-five year Service Award. In addition, he is a life member of both, the American Legion, Post 76 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3377.

An accomplished actor, singer, organist and pianist, Harry performed leading roles in South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and, The Mikado. His film credits include Courage Under Fire " filmed in Austin " and others. Harry is survived by his wife and three daughters: Roshay Lavonne Rogers-Blackwell, Rosanne Dawn Rogers, and Rosemary Faith Rogers-Bodor; two sons-in-law Stuart Blackwell and Richard Bodor as well as four grandchildren: Harrison Stedman, Marisha Stedman, Lauren Rose Bodor and Lily Rose Bodor.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Camp Mabry’s Chapel. Interment will follow at 3:00pm in the Marlin Calvary Cemetery.

Flowers may be sent to the Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home. If you prefer to make a donation in Harry’s honor in lieu of flowers, the family suggests the Alzheimer’s Association, Austin Humane Society or the Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry.

  Milburn Locke

Milburn was the one of the founding members of the Lone Star MVPA. He loved all military vehicles as evidenced by his vast collection. He will be missed by all.

Obituary: Milburn Locke July 21, 1937 - April 8, 2011 Milburn Locke, age 73, of Purmela, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 Monday at the funeral home. Milburn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jerry Locke; sons, Bruce Locke of Austin, Larry Locke and wife, Deborah of Evant, Kevin Locke and wife, Melanie of Liberty Hill; sister, Hilda Murphree of St. Jo, Texas; brothers, Robert Locke of Whitney, Wilburn Locke of North Carolina, and Ben Locke of Ponder, Texas; and grandchildren, Brandon Gage Locke and Kamryn Lee Locke. Memorials may be made to D.A.V. Chapter 74, 207 Robert St., Gatesville, TX 76528 or Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Dr., Suite 2, Waco, TX 76710.

Pantaleon.jpg (122725 bytes) Panteleon Castillio

Panteleon was the "Quite One" but always there to help any of us.  After spending a career in the military in the Motor Pool, Panteleon could troubleshoot any problem on just about any vehicle we brought to him.  He loved the 'big trucks' as evidenced with his M35A2 which he drove to every event either near or far from his hometown of San Antonio.

JoeV.JPG (48083 bytes) Joe VanSlyke

Joe was our "Willys Guy" in the club.  If you had a question about a flat fender, Joe was the one to ask.  He loved the CJ variants and would talk at great lengths about his 'latest' project(s).  

Fred Fox
Jim Herring

GeorgeO.JPG George Orsatt
Former club member George Orsatti passed away on January 28, 2009. Although George never acquired a vehicle he did participate in numerous events with us and was a great club supporter. A Korean Vet, George loved being around the vehicles, the smell of canvass and the club members that kept it all going.
Jim Coolbaugh
Jeanne Vaughn
Bill Kitts
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