Person:Elbert Echols (2)

Watchers
Elbert Henry ECHOLS, Jr
d.18 Apr 1976 Houston, Harris, TX
m. 22 Apr 1925
  1. Elbert Henry ECHOLS, Jr1927 - 1976
  2. Dubart Miller Echols1929 - 1996
  3. Gloria Ann Echols1935 - 2017
  • HElbert Henry ECHOLS, Jr1927 - 1976
  • WJoyce A Herl1934 - 1988
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elbert Henry ECHOLS, Jr
Alt Name /Red/ _____
Gender Male
Birth[2] 4 May 1927 born at home 7:20a-Navarro Co., TX
Medical? arrived at Ben Taub General Hosp @@ 9:56p. Pronounced dead @@ 10:45p.
Other? 1955 Hou City/ JV Harrison trk 7406 Holtcamp av w/Uncle ShortyLived
Other? 1957 Hou Cit/ Not ListedLived
Other? 1960 Hou City/ Not ListedLived
Other? 1960 Hou City/Jimmie L h914 Berry rd apt 2Lived
Death[3] 18 Apr 1976 Houston, Harris, TXCause: shotgun wounds to abdomen & left leg, Homicide
Burial? 21 Apr 1976 Houston National Cemetary, Houston, TX
Soc Sec No? 465-24-0291

Got his nickname RED from his red hair. He had a tattoo of a four leaf clover, under which was the name "JIM DANDY" on the right upper arm. Beverly was one of his first wives. Red was in the Houston Post newspaper front page for the most traffic tickets. he was pulling them out from under the bed. Early 60's (in the motorcycle days/ Maurine) Red lived with a woman with a wooden leg. Her name was Opal Jackson. When Red did not want her to follow him. He would hide her wooden leg or take it with him. Red went to Bandara, TX Hospital because he had TB 1956. Everyone went to visit him. (Pictures in album) Echols, Elbert H Jr, b. 05/05/1927, d. 04/18/1976, US Army, PVT, Res: Houston, TX, Plot: B 0 2505, bur. 04/21/1976( Houston National Cemetery)

Houston Chronicle sec4 pg 25- Apr 19, 1976 Vol75 #189-Family Argument Ends in Slaying: A labor says he shot and killed his stepfather after the stepfather tried to shoot him with a shotgun.

  Joseph Leigh Fulk, 19, of 1409 Walton, said he shot Elbert Henry Echols, Jr., 49, a taxi driver, at 9:20pm Sunday. Echols died at 11:40pm in Ben Taub Hospital.
  The slaying was referred to a Harris County grand jury without charges. Fulk gave this account:

Echols, who had been living in a van in front of their house for about 9 months, had repeatedly threatened persons with a shotgun. Earlier Sunday he had ripped speakers from a radio in the house and threatened Fulk's younger brother, Larry, with the shotgun. Sunday night, Echols was loading his shotgun in the van and Fulk got his own shotgun and went onto the roof of the house. Fulk shouted at Echols, who fired at Fulk. Fulk fired back. Houston Post pg 19C April 20, 1976-Killing to be referred to grand jury: The shooting death ofElbert Henry Echols Jr., 49, of the 1400 block of Walton, will be referred to the grand jury without charges, as assistant district attorney said Monday. Echols died of a shotgun wound in the stomach at 10:45pm Sunday at Ben Taub Hospital after the 9:20pm shooting at his residence, police said. Joseph Leigh Fulk, 22, of the Walton address, said Echols, fired at him with a shotgun before the stepson returned the fire with another shotgun from the roof of his house.

        This is what was in the papers. The other story by our family is that Elbert Henry Echols Jr was in his van watching TV  and the boys were waiting for him in ambush when Joseph called for him. Joseph was on the roof with a shotgun and Joe was at the front door.

The original birth cert filed at the Navarro Cty states that his birth was May 4, 1927, but the delayed cert that his mother and father signed on April 24, 1944 state that his birth was May 3, 1927. The same dates is in his milatary record and last drivers license state the same thing. 1943 Year left school 9th grade in Houston, Tx 1945/Sept 26 - 1946/Apr 20 service record 6 mo Pvt Separation Center Ft Sam Houston, Tx For 2 years prior to entering the army he was a meter repairman. Was employed by the City of Houston.

References
  1. Index Birth Cert.
    1. 34335
  2. State cert.
  3. Death Certificate
    state cert# 028908.
  4.   Sandra Davis.

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