HIGHT, CARROLL THOMAS (1946 ~ 2012). The following is an obituary for Judge C. T. "Rusty" Hight. The obituary was provided Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.
Judge C.T. "Rusty" Hight, Well loved and respected state district judge and attorney, Judge C.T. "Rusty" Hight, 65, of Dayton died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
Funeral service for Judge Hight will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Dayton. Visitation will be 12 noon until service time at the church. Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Carroll Thomas Hight was born December 6, 1946 in Conroe, Texas to parents, Carl and Hazel Edwards Hight. He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County where he was a graduate of Liberty High School Class of 1965, attended Louisiana State University earning a Bachelors of Science and attended South Texas College of Law earning a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and served eight years as 75th District Court Judge. He served on the Dayton Independent School District Board; a director of the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce; on the Dayton FFA Sales Committee and he was voted Best Elected Official in 2010. Rusty was a member of Gideon's, a Liberty County Master Gardener and was well known for his award winning Mayhaw Jelly.
Judge Hight was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law, Judge J.C. "Zeke" Zbranek, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Leah Wisegerber Hight of Dayton; his daughter, Laura Hight of Dayton; his sons, Luke Hight and wife Sarah of Huffman and Ladd Hight of Dayton; two grandsons, Mason and Chance of Huffman; brother, Carl Hight and wife Charlotte of Liberty; sisters: Nelda Zbranek of Devers and Pansy Forshee of Seabrook; special family members, Felicia Zbranek of Houston, Zeb Zbranek of Devers, and Zack Zbranek of Devers; parents-in-law, Lester Ray and Betty Jo Wisegerber of Dayton; also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
For those who desire memorials may be made to Higher Ground Camp: TX Pilot TBR Camp, Inc. c/o JoAnna Horton, P.O. Box 732, Winnsboro, TX 75494.