Former Mayor Qualls dies



Former mayor of Pleasanton, Danny Qualls, age 76 of Pleasanton passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Kerrville.

Mr. Qualls grew up in Atascosa County, the same as his parents, Dan and Lucille Qualls and grandparents Ed and Ida Qualls and lived in Pleasanton with his wife Gretchen. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Jourdanton and graduated from Pleasanton High School, he also attended Texas A & I in Kingsville.

In 1993, Mr. Qualls retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in San Antonio after 35 years of service. During his last nine years of his career at TXDOT his office completed the design and plans for 80 projects within Bexar County.

He served eight years as the Mayor of Pleasanton from 1981 to 1989 and three years as city councilman for Pleasanton. In the last fourteen years he was manager at Yellowstone National Park.

He is survived by his wife Gretchen Qualls of Pleasanton and Mason; children: Regina Stanley and spouse Willie of Comfort, Regan Qualls and spouse Tina of Comfort and Reginald (Mac) Qualls and spouse De Ann of Kerrville; grandchildren: Brookney Bennett, Nicole Stanley Neill and spouse Nathan, Caden Qualls, Zachary Qualls, Mason Qualls, Brieana Qualls and Jack Qualls; great grandchildren: Jaden Blank, MacKenzei and Peyton Neil; siblings: MaryAnn Bruce and spouse Clyde, Gene Qualls and spouse Margie, Dorothy Lary and Susan Qualls Monsalvo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Qualls is preceded in death by his parents Dan and Lucille Qualls: grandparents; brothers-in-law Rudy Taylor Monsalvo and Garland Lary and nephew Ronnie Bruce.

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