Born in Houston Texas, July 1939
Began school fall of 1947, Hunt, Texas
1957 Graduated Tivy High School
1965 BBA – Bank Administration, minor in Economics, Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas
1968 - MBA Finance, Texas Technological College, Thesis “An Examination of the Correlation Between Selected Business Indications and the Sales of Business Aircraft”
1968 – 1971 - FDIC Examination Division, Odessa, Texas Office
1971 / 1976 - Charles Schreiner Bank, Kerrville, Texas, Auditor
1976 / 1995 - Managing Partner of family partnership, “The Estate of Mrs. F. A. Drane Properties”
1995 to Present – Self-employed Oil and Gas Leases and Investments
Married Jana Sharp December 27, 1969. She began college at Schreiner College at age 53. Jana graduated in 2003 with a degree in accounting. She passed the CPA Exam and completed the requirements to become a CPA in 2005. Jana currently serves as a LEM at the 11:30 services.
Jana and I have two children – Cristi Elizabeth Drane Chapman, born May 1971 in Lubbock, Texas and David Neal Drane, born in March 1973 in Kerrville, Texas.
Cristi Drane graduated from Tivy High School in 1989 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. Cristi passed the CPA Exam in 1994 and became a CPA that year. Cristi and her husband, Chris, have one child, Madeline. They make their home in Seattle, Washington.
David Drane graduated from Tivy High School in 1991. He and his wife, Laura, own Scrap Solutions, a Kerrville metal and plastic recycling business. David and Laura have nine year old twins, Cooper and Brooklyn Drane. Cooper and Brooklyn attend Tally Elementary School. Laura is the librarian at St. Peter’s Day School. David and Laura and their children are active members of First United Methodist Church in Kerrville.
I was confirmed in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Texas April 29, 1954. Both Jana and I attended reaffirmation classes at St. Peter’s and celebrated reaffirmation with the Rt. Rev. William Frey. We were presented for reaffirmation by the Rev. Stockton Williams in 2015.
Cristi is currently completing her Master of Divinity degree at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. She was sponsored by her home parish, Church of the Ascension in Magnolia (Seattle). She will be ordained a priest in June, 2017. She will serve her curacy-in-training at Saint Mark's Cathedral beginning September 1, 2017.
I spent weekends at the Kerrville Airport working for flying lessons while in high school. I earned my private pilot’s license in 1956. My glider rating was added in 1985. I completed the requirements for Federation Aeronautique International “Diamond C Glider Award #5505” in September, 1993. I presently own and fly a 1949 Piper Clipper which I restored over a nine year span and a light sport Vann’s RV12. I enjoy flying and restoration as well as wood working.
While at Schreiner Bank I was a Registrar for the Selective Service System. Subsequently, in 1981 I was appointed by Governor William Clements to serve on our area Selective Service Board. This service was limited by statute to 20 years. Also through this span of years I was a member of the Kerrville, Kerr County Airport Advisory Board. While a member we secured Federal and State moneys for several major improvement projects for our airport.
Both our children, David and Cristi Drane, served as acolytes at St. Peter’s. Because of their early exposure to service to others through the Church each has a strong Christian foundation. The seeds for Cristi’s call to the ministry began while she served at the Altar of St. Peter’s Church. I am indebted for that and I would like to contribute during this time of transition for St. Peter’s.