Born: February 17, 1928
Died: January 07, 2012
Judge Billie B. (B.B.) Schraub, age 84 of Seguin, passed away on June 7, 2012. A memorial service celebrating Judge Schraub’s life will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Paul M. Cross officiating. A reception will follow in the Life Enrichment Center. Judge Schraub was born on February 17, 1928 in Seguin, Texas to Philip and Millie Knetsch Schraub. He proudly served two tours in the U. S. Marine Corps including time in the Korean Conflict. He married Estella Jackson on December 25, 1952. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1954. He began his law practice in Seguin as a partner in the firm of Knetsch and Schraub. In 1961 he began serving as Seguin’s municipal court judge and was Guadalupe County’s first county court-at-law judge, serving in that post from 1967 to 1969. He was county judge from 1969-1971. He was district attorney before becoming judge of the 25th Judicial District in 1971. He was on the district court bench until 1991 when he accepted the appointment as regional presiding judge. In January 2010, he retired after serving for two decades as presiding judge of the 26-county Third Administrative Judicial Region. He was instrumental in the Texas Center for the Judiciary here in the state and was executive director for two years. Judge Schraub served as president of the United Way, president of Friends of the Library and vice-president of the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce. He served terms on the City’s Planning Commission and the board of the Seguin Housing Authority. He was appointed in 1997 to the Board of Managers of the hospital jointly owned by the city and county that became Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and he was later elected chairman of the Board of Managers. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years Estella Jackson Schraub, his parents and his brothers Philip and Vernon Schraub. Survivors include his son Fred Schraub; sisters-in-law, Faye Talley and Lillian Jackson; brother-in-law, Richard Jackson and wife Jackie; nieces and nephews, Phyllis Childress, Georgnell (Porgy) Wimberly and husband Paul, Don Schraub and wife Rhonda, Sarah Ramos and husband Manuel, Terri Hinson and husband Bert, Dickie Jackson and wife Valerie, Beth Hope and husband Dale and Stanley Malone and wife Shirley; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family members, a host of friends and a grateful community. The family would like to thank the Skilled Nursing Staff at the Forum at Lincoln Heights and the nursing staff of VITAS Hospice. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1326 E. Cedar, Seguin, Texas 78155, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund, 1215 E. Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155, The B.B. and Estella J. Schraub Scholarship Fund, Texas Lutheran University, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155-9989 or to the National Judicial College, Judge B.B. and Estella J. Schraub Scholarship Fund, 1664 N. Virginia/MS358, Reno, Nevada 89557.