Faget, Maxime, 83; chief architect of NASA's Mercury capsule and contributor to the design of other spacecraft; in Houston, Oct. 9, 2004.
Fallon, Frank, 73; veteran broadcaster was "Voice of the Baylor Bears" where he announced football and basketball games for 43 years; in Waco, April 30, 2004.
Farah, William, 78; longtime head of the El Paso-based Farah garment manufacturing company founded by his parents; in El Paso, March 9, 1998.
Farb, Harold, 83; amassed a fortune beginning in the 1970s as “the king of the apartment business” in Houston with more than 30,000 units; in Houston, Oct. 10, 2006.
Farmer, James L. Jr., 79; Marshall native was among the leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s as co-founder of the Congress of Racial Equality; in Fredericksburg, Va., July 9, 1999.
Fath, Creekmore, 93; Austin lawyer was leader among liberal Democrats working under Sam Rayburn and Lyndon B. Johnson and with Ralph Yarborough, Bob Eckhardt and Frances “Sissy” Farenthold; in Austin, June 25, 2009.
Fawcett, Farrah, 62; born and raised in Corpus Christi, discovered as UT-Austin “most beautiful coed,” was one of Charlie’s Angels, with later dramatic roles, known for celebrated 1970s pinup poster; in Santa Monica, Calif., June 25, 2009.
Fearing, Kelly, 92; modernist painter taught art at UT-Austin 1947–1987, one of the last of the Fort Worth Circle of artists; in Austin, March 13, 2011.
Felty, L. T., 81; longtime teacher and coach known as “Mr. Waxahachie;” helped woo filmmakers to area; in Waxahachie, March 17, 1996.
Fender, Freddy, 69; born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, the Grammy-winning singer had hits with “Before the Last Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”; in Corpus Christi, Oct. 14, 2006.
Ferguson, Joe Frank III, 86; musician with Light Crust Doughboys and Texas Playboys; in Fort Worth, Feb. 14, 2001.
Fisher, O. C. (Ovie Clark), 91; served 32 years as a member of Congress from west-central Texas; in Junction, Dec. 9, 1994.
Fitzpatrick, John J., 87; bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville 1971 to 1991; noted for pastoral ministry to migrants and immigrants; in Brownsville, July 15, 2006.
Flanagan, Peggy, 85; one of the first women in Texas to be certified as an oil and gas landman in 1981; president of the American Business Women’s Association 1964 to 1965; in Houston, Jan. 11, 2007.
Flato, Paul, 98; Shiner native whose jewelry stores in New York and Beverly Hills served celebrity clients; in the 1970s he established a store in Mexico City, returning to Texas in 1990; in Fort Worth, July 17, 1999.
Flores, Juvenal Joe, 90; catalyst, through LULAC, for Feria de las Flores, an annual festival and scholarship pageant in Corpus Christi since 1959; in Corpus Christi, May 30, 2001.
Flournoy, Lucien, 83; Alice oilman and philanthropist; former mayor; served on Texas Aeronautics Commission and Texas Economic Development Commission; in Corpus Christi, March 27, 2003.
Folkers, Karl, 91; University of Texas professor who pioneered in vitamin research; first Texan named to the National Academy of Sciences in 1948; Dec. 9, 1997.
Foote, Horton, 93; Oscar- and Pultizer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter of works including Tender Mercies, Trip to Bountiful, born in Wharton where he maintained a home; in Hartford, Conn., while working on adapting a play, March 4, 2009.
Foreman, Wilson, 81; Eastland native represented Austin in the Legislature for 16 years beginning in 1957, raised in Edinburg, student body president at UT-Austin; in Liberty Hill, March 14, 2008.
Formby, Margaret, 73; rancher’s daughter who was impetus behind the creation of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1975, first in Hereford and now in Fort Worth; in Hereford, April 10, 2003.
Fountaine, Fred, 73; chief cook at Louie Mueller’s Barbecue in Taylor for 32 years; in Taylor, June 13, 1998.
Fox, David G. Jr., 80; led Fox & Jacobs Inc., which grew to be Texas' largest homebuilder, for more than 35 years; former Dallas County judge, chairman of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the State Fair of Texas; in Dallas, Dec. 25, 2003.
Franks, Zarko, 89; reporter for the Houston Chronicle beginning in 1945, covered crime and sports, was city editor, family emigrated from Yugoslavia when he was 6; in Houston, Dec. 2, 2010.
Freeman, Charles E. III, 54; one of two blacks to desegregate Rice University in 1965, later student activist at Texas Southern University; defense lawyer, devout Muslim; from cancer, in Houston, May 12, 2003.
Freeman, Dovie Frances, 83; from 1954 to 1989 served up sizzling steaks as a waitress at Austin’s Hoffbrau, known for her wit and signature jumpsuit; in Austin, Oct. 1, 2002.
Freund, Carl, 82; Penelope native, UT-Austin graduate, was journalist for 60 years including 20 years with The Dallas Morning News, covered JFK assassination, pallbearer for Lee Harvey Oswald, interviewed Jack Ruby; in Plano, Feb. 24, 2008.
Friedman, Bayard, 71; former Fort Worth mayor, founding member of the DFW airport board and former chairman of the Texas Christian University board of trustees; in Fort Worth, Oct. 3, 1998.
Friedman, Jeff, 62; the former “hippie mayor” of Austin in the 1970s, first serving at age 26 on the city council where he challenged the political establishment; June 7, 2007.
Fritsch, Toni, 60; popular Austrian-born kicker for the Luv Ya Blue-era Houston Oilers under coach Bum Phillips; earlier kicked for the Dallas Cowboys; in Vienna, Sept. 13, 2005.
Furr, Donald, 74; CEO from 1959 to 1985 of the family cafeteria business headquartered in Lubbock; he served on Texas Tech University President’s Council; in Maryland, July 30, 2002.
Fürstenberg, Cecil Blaffer “Titi” von, 86; arts patron who was daughter of Humble Oil (ExxonMobil) founder Robert L. Blaffer and granddaughter of Texas Company (Texaco) founder William Thomas Campbell; married Prince Tassilo von Fürstenberg of Austria; in Houston, Nov. 17, 2006.