B.L. 'Buddy' Hierholzer

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B.L. ‘Buddy’ Hierholzer

April 16, 1932 ~ May 23, 2013

B.L. “Buddy” Hierholzer of Kerrville and Rockport, Texas passed away on May 23, 2013 in Rockport. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Laura and Russell Hierholzer on April 16, 1932.

Buddy went to school at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, and upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years.

He married Alice “Tokie” Easton in 1954 at the Naval Air Base Chapel in Norfolk, Virginia. Tokie, his childhood sweetheart, grew up across the street from him in Alamo Heights. She preceded him in death in 2002.

Buddy was also preceded in death by his parents.

While in the Navy, Buddy served on the USS Black, a Destroyer, during the Korean Conflict.

Upon completion of service with the Navy, Buddy was accepted to the Department of Public Safety, and started 44 years of service as a Law Enforcement Officer. He was stationed in the cities of Edna, Victoria, Cuero, Rockport, San Marcos, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville.

During his law enforcement career, Buddy also served for approximately nine months in 1963 as Chief Deputy under Mrs. Virginia Shivers, Sheriff of Aransas County.

Buddy ended his career with DPS Narcotics being the first DPS Narcotics officer stationed in Kerrville.

He was recognized in 1984 as the Narcotics Officer of the Year for the State of Texas. Buddy could tell all kinds of stories and had too many awards to mention in his 44 years as an officer.

In 2006, Buddy married Linda Balyeat. He is survived by Linda, one brother, Clinton Hierholzer and wife, Anna, of Fredericksburg; one daughter, Lorie Moreau of Center Point; three sons, Buddy Hierholzer, Jr., and wife, Karen, of Pflugerville, Texas; Glen Hierholzer of Kerrville, and Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer and wife, Jean, of Kerrville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville with David Billeiter officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville.

Pallbearers will be his three sons, Buddy, Jr., Rusty, Glen, and Tommy Ryno, Clay Barton and Delbert Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the law enforcement agency of one’s choice.

The family invites you to send condolences to www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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