Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Jack Yates High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Lions lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

In Memory Of

Alma J Newsom
Alma J Newsom Class of 1964
Passed Nov 02, 2016
Alma Newsom, the owner of Newsom Media Group, served as a reporter, news anchor, talk show host and program director at KHOU-TV from 1971-1984, breaking ground as either the first or among the first African-American females to hold those positions.
"A talented writer, eloquent speaker, and trailblazing executive, Alma Newsom left a memorable footprint in Houston media," HABJ President Jerome Solomon said. "She is the definition of a difference-maker. Some of the finest journalists in Houston count her as a mentor and friend, as she taught some, hired many and advised countless others."
After leaving television, Newsom served as Communications Director for Texas Congressman Mickey Leland, and was lauded for the professional dignity she displayed while speaking for his family and staff in the aftermath of his death.
Newsom's Washington D.C. work also included being a Media Specialist for the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Locally, she was on the Houston and Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee.
A Texas Southern University graduate, Newsom was an assistant telecommunications professor at her alma mater, teaching courses in business communication, broadcast writing, broadcast practices and production.
An advocate for diversity in the workplace, she was a powerful voice in the business community, who worked to bring change to many professional environments through her corporate and executive training programs.
Anthony Epps
Anthony Epps Class of 1991
Passed Aug 28, 2008
ANTHONY EPPS passed away 8/28/08. Viewing at 10a.m. and funeral service at 11a.m. on Sat., Sept. 6, 2008 at Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6801 Westover.
Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams Class of 1961
Passed Oct 12, 2002
Sister of Alice Wilson class of 69 Sister of Myrle Wilson class of 71 Sister of Melva Williams Class of 57 Bro of Gordon Williams Melvin Williams and Thomas Williams
Bill Green
Bill Green Class of 1971
(Passed date unknown)
Heart attack
Carol Sue Smith Lott
Carol Sue Smith Lott Class of 1966
Passed May 31, 2009
Best friends in HS with Bernadine Stevens Garrett, Wilbert Garrett & Juanita Jones Jackson
Cathy Louise Anderson
Passed Jan 24, 2009
Life is only ours to borrow
Given to us by the greatest
To love, enjoy and treasure.
For nothing is promised
Nothing is exact
So when we have someone,
Even if it is for a shot time
Tell them, show them, let them know
That they are truly loved.
Let’s dry our tears, lighten our hearts
For the life that has left us will
Return on Heaven’s Shore.
But my faith is that I will
Meet you there someday in
Heavens glorious clouds

Love you Always,
Your Mother
Cecil L. Brent Jr.
Cecil L. Brent Jr. Class of 1989
Passed Nov 24, 1998
Cecil made his transition18 years ago at his home on a Tuesday morning, the week of Thanksgiving. We miss him very much.
Charles Dotson Jr
Charles Dotson Jr Class of 1956
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Danarick Dotson
Danarick Dotson Class of 1990
Passed Jun 19, 1996
(no additional information)
Dasheal Long
Dasheal Long Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Douglas Doug Gentry
douglas doug gentry Class of 1983
Passed Feb 26, 2005
Doug entered his eternal rest on saturday feb,26 2005
Edwin A Burrell,jr.
Edwin A Burrell,Jr. Class of 1978
Passed Apr 21, 2008
Edwin passed away suddenly he is missed
very much by me Adrian, his Birthday is November 15, Edwin would have been 46 yrs.old.
Brother truly missed.
Ethel Marie (daggs) Clemons
Ethel Marie (Daggs) Clemons Class of 1961
Passed Aug 18, 2007
From the Family "We Miss You Mom" and to all her classmates this is her year book photo from Jack Yates Class of 1961
Floydean Fields Sowell
Floydean Fields Sowell Class of 1972
Passed May 02, 2018
(no additional information)
Gary Allen Williams
Gary Allen Williams Class of 1986
Passed Sep 11, 2001
I would like to say Happy Birthday to my brother "G-Dub" we miss you very much his birthday was November 8.

Love your sister,
Angela Williams-Gill
Gary Whitt
Gary Whitt Class of 1981
Passed Dec 28, 2006
Gary was number 63 on the football field he died from heart disease suddenly

He is missed dearly
Goree Roy
Goree Roy Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Herbert Elmo Herndon, Sr.
Herbert Elmo Herndon, Sr. Class of 1948
Passed Jun 29, 2004
Of heart failure
Survived by wife Dorothy, daughters Linda and Kathy, son Herbert, Jr all class of '74.
Jacqulyn D. Bingham
Jacqulyn D. Bingham Class of 1962
Passed Aug 11, 2007
Jacqulyn Bingham (Jacqulyn Daniel) was a member of the class of 1962 at Jack Yates. She leaves behind 3 children, Rodric, Nicolette, and Jay. Nicolette and Jay were graduates of Jack Yates in the years 1987 and 1989 respectively. Jacqulyn's granddaughter Brittney Walker was also a graduate of Yates in the year 2006.
John F. Coleman Jr.
John F. Coleman Jr. Class of 1972
Passed Dec 07, 1991
Husband of Rosie Davis Coleman Class of 71, father of seven children, four boys and three girls. Brother of Joan Coleman Watson. Class of 71 and Brother-in-law to the late Allene Davis Class of 72.

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