Roland Searcy Jr. '60 October 11, 2023 4:59 PM updated: October 11, 2023 5:06 PM
Roland Morris Searcy, Jr.
November 11, 1938 - September 26, 2023
On September 26th, 2023 we lost Roland Morris Searcy, Jr., a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, and lawyer. A viewing will take place on October 3rd from 5-7 pm at Callaway–Jones in Bryan, Texas and a service will be held on October 4th at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Roland Morris Searcy, Jr. was born in 1938 in Dallas, Texas to Dr. R.M. Searcy and Lois Turner Searcy. Together he and his brother, Sam Searcy, lived a happy and playful childhood. Roland grew up in Bryan / College Station and eventually graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. He briefly attended Tulane University then went on to attend Texas A&M University majoring in History and was one of the last all male student body classes at Texas A&M. While attending A&M University he met his soon to be wife of 60 years, Jeannie Peacock. They were married a few years thereafter.
He then attended Baylor Law School. After graduation from Law School he went into private practice. He was elected County Attorney of Brazos County in 1972, and served until he was appointed District Attorney by Governor Dolph Briscoe in 1977. After finishing his term as District Attorney he returned to private practice for the remainder of his legal career. He also served as President of the Brazos County Bar Association, The Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agents Chairman, and was the State Democratic Executive Committee Chairman. He was also a Hospice Brazos Valley Foundation Board Member, and volunteered as legal counsel for Hospice Brazos Valley.
When he was a young man, Roland and his family frequently traveled to New York City on the train from Texas to attend the New York Yankees baseball games. This contributed to the lifelong passion of the New York Yankees and the game of baseball. He enjoyed cinema and theater. He was also a licensed Ham Radio Operator and had a interest for all kinds of technology.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean Searcy, his brother Sam Turner Searcy and his wife Sharon Searcy. Also surviving is his son, Roland M. Searcy, III and wife Teresa Chang, his daughter, Catherine Anne Searcy-Edmund and his grandchildren, Julie Anne Searcy Lush and husband Devon Alan Lush, Ava Elise Keene, and Lily Grace Edmund, as well as two great-grandchildren, Paisley Dawn Lush and Asa Devon Lush.