TONY RAY SCHOONOVER
TONY RAY SCHOONOVER Tony Ray Schoonover, 71, died Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. He leaves his wife of 28 years, Susan Schoonover; his son, Donald Schoonover; his daughter Stacy Cannady and her husband, Mark Cannady; his grandson, Dayton Ponder and his wife, Lindsay Ponder; granddaughter, Taylor Ponder; grandson, Zak Schoonover; granddaughter, Hayley Schoonover; and great grandson, Lane Ponder. Born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Don and Rose Schoonover, he was frequently traveling and moving throughout his childhood before finally settling down in Texas. After graduating from Odessa Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1962 he married Sandy Palmer. He then attended Texas Tech University graduating in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and that same year his daughter Stacy was born. He was hired at the Peat Marwick Mitchell multinational accounting firm and relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he became the youngest partner in company history. After his son, Donald, was born, his ambitious nature drove him to enroll in the South Texas College of Law where he graduated in 1976. From there he had a very successful private law and accounting practice as well as owning several successful businesses over various industries. In 1987, he married the love of his life and soul mate, Susan Lackey, in Waxahachie, Texas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending a lot of time in the outdoors with his family. Tony also had a passion for genealogy and he spent decades researching his ancestry. He was very proud of his Texas heritage and was a member of the prestigious Sons of the Republic of Texas. After suffering a stroke in 2005 he relocated to Oahu. He and his wife became entrenched in the community and became members of the Mormon Church in Kahuku and made many loving and lasting friendships. He remained very physically and mentally active, continuing his genealogy and hunting for sea glass on the beaches among many other things. Tony was a very generous and kind hearted man and there was nothing more important to him than the loving bonds between him and his family. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 28th at 1:00 PM at the Kahuku Chapel.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased