Howard Wyatt Cargill

February 14, 1927November 12, 2012
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Dr. Howard Wyatt Cargill was born in Chriesman, Texas on February 14, 1927, the son of the late George and Stella Cargill. He left to be with his Heavenly Father on November 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

Howard graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Texas in 1944 and was a proud member of the fighting Texas Aggie Class of ‘48. He graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine after proudly serving two years in the United States Army. He married Irene Metzer Cargill on June 14, 1947.

In 1953, he established the first private veterinary hospital in the Brazos Valley. Later, he practiced at Bryan Animal Clinic along with his brother, Bobby Joe Cargill. He was co-owner of El Cerrito Animal Clinic with his brother, Bobby and the practice is now owned by his son, Dr. Tommy Cargill. He retired in 1992 to pursue his life-long passion of ranching on the C6 Ranch that he and Irene established in 1958.

Among numerous accomplishments, he was President of the Bryan Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellowship Recipient, President of Brazos Valley Veterinary Medical Association, Board Member of City National Bank in Bryan, Texas, President and Board Member of the Brazos County’s Producers Cooperative Association, and President of the BISD Board of Trustees. He was also a life-long supporter of Texas A&M and started a family legacy with fifteen children and grandchildren graduating from A&M.

His spiritual leadership in his church and family was admirable. He was a member of Steep Hollow Baptist Church for more than sixty years where he served as a Deacon and was a Sunday School teacher for over fifty years. He has been a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan for the last five years. One of his greatest sources of pride was that his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are all believers in Jesus Christ as he was. He was a true southern gentleman with a strong work ethic. He believed in truth, honesty and integrity and he loved his God, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Stella Cargill; his sister-in-law, Betsy Cargill; sister, Louise and her husband Jerry Waggoner; and brother, Bobby Joe Cargill.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Metzer Cargill; his brother, H.L. Bud Cargill; sister-in-law, Barbara Cargill; sister Joyce Martin and her husband, Fred; son, Dr. Thomas Howard Cargill and his wife, Janie; son, Bobby Wayne Cargill and his wife, Ann; daughter, Karen Cargill Davison and her husband, Richard; daughter, Sharon Cargill Reece and her husband, Michael; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan Cargill Reece & wife Jennifer, BobiAnn Cargill Allen & husband Jared, Karen Reece Trotter & husband David, Courtney Cargill Dozier & husband Jarrett, Andress Davison Koenning & husband Patrick, Marcus Wayne Cargill & wife Holly, John Thomas Cargill & wife Sarah, Richard Read Davison, David Wyatt Cargill & wife Janna, Howard Morgan Davison; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas from 4:30-6:30pm and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Bryan at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church of Bryan Library at 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX 77802; or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Howard Wyatt Cargill

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John Carpenter

November 24, 2012

Howard and Irene, and the Cargill family have been life long friends every sinse my family and I moved to Bryan in 1978. We worshiped, and had many meals togather. The Cargill family holds a cherished place in our hearts. With deepest respect, The John Carpenter Family.

The American Legion, Earl Graham Post 159

November 18, 2012

To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Dr. Cargill for serving our country in the U.S. Army. We also thank him for his many contributions to the Brazos Valley. May God's Speed Be With This Soldier & His Family.

Ken Dobbs

November 18, 2012

So sorry to hear about the passing of my good friend Howard. May God bless the Cargill family.

Kim & Vicki Ochs

November 17, 2012

The Entire Cargill Family---so sorry to hear of your loss. May God lift you up and give you guidance during your time of sorrow.

Barbara/Barry Bryson

November 17, 2012

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We have known Bobby and Ann for some years now and enjoy seeing them from time to time. May God bless all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave Ritchey

November 16, 2012

Dear Cargill Family,
Dr. Howard was truly a wonderful husband, father, and friend of all us that that knew him. I share in your loss, but know that he is now at home with our Lord. He was a great inspiration to all and his friendship was very much appreciated
May God be with you all at this time of sorry.

David Hurley

November 16, 2012

It was my honor and privilege to know, work for and learn from this most beloved man of God. He was and is a role model as well as my mentor in most areas of this life; embodying the word " Integrity " as no other I've ever known. God bless his loving family and give them Peace of mind, Joy in Christ Jesus and happiness in the knowledge that he is with our Lord Jesus.

November 15, 2012

Tommy and Janie, at such a sorrowful time for you - our sincere regrets. We are deeply sorrowed for you and your family. We shall remain prayerful for you all through your ordeal. We will never forget your family's kindness and presence when we were experiencing grief over the loss of our father.
Dr. Howard prayed a touching prayer at our father's funeral (Bob Campbell Sr.). We talk about that prayer when we remember our father. Our prayer, as well, is that Jesus will speak to God in behalf of your kind hearted father in such a manner as the prayer he prayed for our father.
May God keep you all in His hands.
From the Campbell children: James A., Bob Jr., Sgt. Bobby S., Jason E., Officer Dorcas B., Kristina L., Grace A., and Sam Elliott, and our mother – Sam.

Lisa Sicilio

November 15, 2012

Our family has been honored to be a part of the Cargill family when our daughter became a Cargill. Truly a wonderful family. Howard (Daday) and Irene (Mimi) always a blessing to be around! Howard, we will miss you very much!!

Bob Campbell

November 15, 2012

Sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. Thanks for the fishing memories.