Francis Michael Montague, Ill, known as “Frank” or “Bub” to his friends and family, was born to Virginia and Frank Montague, Jr., Oct. 20, 1947.
After arduous bouts with cancer, Bub succumbed to meet his lord and savior on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.
He was a lifelong resident of Bandera County, residing most of his life on Montague Ranch.
He attended St. Joseph Catholic School, Central Catholic High School, Southwest Texas Junior College, Sul Ross and Southwest Texas universities.
Bub was a career banker, presiding over the First National Bank of Bandera and Stockman National Bank of Cotulla, Texas.
Bub was preceded in death by his father, Frank Montague, Jr., sister Margaret Howison and brothers Charles, Bill and John Montague and his in laws: Rosy and Steele Cover and sisterin-law, Kay Cover Fowler.
Bub is survived by his beloved family: wife of 50 years Susan Jayne Cover Montague and their children and grandchildren, Frank and Amy Montague and their children, Calli, Chase and Case, Steele and Robin Montague, and Mike and Dana Dannelly along with their children, Mikayla and Michael.
He is further survived by his mother, Virginia Montague, aunt Charlotte Jaeckle and uncles, Father George Montague and Paul Gowen.
He is also survived by Jane Montague, Jack Howison, Laura and Deg Priest, Janett and Fred Moore, Kathleen Montague and John Singleton, Ann and George Montague and Trish and Owen Weaver, 34 nieces and nephews, 41 grandnieces and nephews, seven great-grandnieces and a multitude of cousins and friends.
Bub’s life will be celebrated by a shortened version of the Holy Rosary and Mass of the Resurrection at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bandera, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 1 p.m., officiated by Fathers George Montague. A private burial will be at a later date.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapels.