Constable Percy Medina sadly passed away a few days ago. I am grieved that I will be out of town and miss the funeral service. But, I want to write about what a fine man he was. I have known him for over 30 years. Most of those years were as a customer at Hurley Auto Parts. He would come in to the store and was always upbeat. Well, most of the time. He always had something interesting to say. As a merchant you never forget who does this, so I must say he virtually always paid his bill on time. That is true faithfulness to his personal inner quality of honesty. That is not true of many, many people. But those who have that inner core of integrity that Percy had are just that way. I guess, for me that might sum Percy up. He was an honest man. After I became county judge I was able to know him in a different way. As a lawman he personified that core of honesty. He was meticulously honest in his budget requests. So much so I used to tell him “you don’t need to explain all of that to me. I trust you.” But he would insist, wanting every dollar he asked for and spent to be clearly accounted for. I talked to him two days before his surgery and told him I would keep him in my prayers. He was so upbeat – confident all would go well. If he had doubts he never showed it. I never spent much time with Percy personally. I considered him to be what we often have in business and work where someone is considered a very good “business or work friend.” I always enjoyed seeing him. He always had a smile and something good to say.
So long my friend. I will miss you. Rest in peace Percy Medina. We will see you again in the great unbroken circle of life.
Quote, “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” Seneca
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BOB HURLEY is the Atascosa County Judge. You may e-mail him at countyjudge@ atascosacounty.texas.gov.