Charles Harold Montgomery

June 26, 1927June 21, 2014

C. Harold Montgomery, 87 of Austin, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2014 at Barton Hills Assisted Living Center. He was born in Colbert, Oklahoma on June 26, 1927 to the late Guy and Mabel Montgomery and raised in Houston, Texas where he met the love of his life Mary and they married on April 2, 1954 and shared 47 years of marriage.

Harold enlisted in the United States Navy on June 8, 1945 where he spent the next 9 years serving his country on the USS Clamagore. His service included WWII and during the Korean Conflict. He attended the University of Houston completing his studies in Diesel Mechanics. Later he and his wife moved to Austin where he attended the University of Texas. Harold and Mary started a family and they had 4 children together. He began a banking and real estate career and retired in 1996 from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.

Harold enjoyed golf and was a member of both the Austin Country Club and Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown where he spent 15 years before moving back to Austin. Harold was especially proud of his Chickasaw Nation Heritage and enjoyed telling his children, grandchildren and others of their heritage.

Harold was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Sterk Montgomery, his eldest son John Hunter Montgomery and his sister Mary Gayle Cole. He is survived by his son Guy A. Montgomery, his daughter Melissa Klier and her husband Ronald Klier, his son Joel Montgomery, his daughter-in-law Jennette Montgomery and his 7 grandchildren, Megan & Derek Klier, Alexis, Lindsey, Kaitlin, Paige & Madison Montgomery.

The family would like to send out a special thank you to the staff at Barton Hills Assisted Living Center with special thanks to Gabriella Padroza, Rosaura Romero, Belinda Huerta, Heidi Fischer and also to Tina Carrillo of Hospice Austin for all of their tender care of Harold.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that charitable donations be made in Harold’s memory to any of these charities: The Wounded Warrior Project, The Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Austin.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2:00 p.m.

Please visit Mr. Montgomery’s memorial at


  • Visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Graveside Services with Military Honors Thursday, June 26, 2014

Charles Harold Montgomery

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Cheryl McDavid

June 29, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have so many wonderful memories of us growing up....I remember the times we all spent hanging out at your parents pool and all the silly, crazy things us girls would come up with to do. Your Mom and Dad are a big part of those memories! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

June 27, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to you and family. Peace, Love and Prayer.

Jesse & Family Rodriguez

June 27, 2014

To the family of Harold Montgomery, I worked for Harold at Texas Commerce Bank and Chase for many years. He was a great person and was missed when he retired. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, my thoughts are with you. Debbie Lanier, Kyle Texas

Traci Henze

June 26, 2014

Dear Joel and Family,

I am so sad to learn of the heartache of your dad's illness and death. He was a sweet man who passed along a heritage which made him rightly proud.

I pray you feel God's strength carrying you through this time.

Traci Hunke Henze

June 26, 2014

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jesse & Family Rodriguez

Rob Golding

June 26, 2014

I have long considered Harold one of treasures I was "given" in my life. He was a good friend and a few of his favorite phrases will always survive. None are fit to print here! We shared some good laughs and some hard times. I will miss him.

Milam Johnson

June 26, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Father! He was a pleasure to work with at Texas Commerce/Chase Bank! His knowledge of the real estate market and interpersonal relationship skills along with a sense of humor made him a good banker and a joy to work with!

Pete Esparza

June 26, 2014

My Condolences to, Guy Montgomery and his family.
I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad.
My prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Donna Carlton Maurer

June 26, 2014

Guy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please give the family my warmest wishes and let them know that all of the Montgomery family are in my prayers.
Donna Carlton Maurer (Harper, Texas)

Heidi Fischer

June 25, 2014

All of us at Barton Hills Assisted Living will miss him dearly. He was part of our family! Thank you Guy for showing us the love of a son. We will miss you too.
Heidi, Gaby and the Barton Hills staff