Hal Eugene Stringer

July 20, 1925 - April 13, 2018

Hal Eugene Stringer, age 92, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at St. Paul's Episcopal church.

Hal Stringer was one of the first landscape architects to work in Waco, and only a few people understood what he did. He submitted his Master Plan to MCC, which won an award from ASLS, he then stayed with the college for another 30 years.

Born in Killeen, Texas to Benjamin James Stringer and Myrtle Arnold Stringer, Hal was the youngest of the ten children who survived to adulthood. He attended Waco public schools and graduated from Waco High School from the infamous class of 1943, in time to be drafted into the U.S. Army, at age 17. He spent over a year in Italy, where one of his older brothers, Ray, was also in the Army, brought him a cake for his birthday, but was covered in dust from the jeep ride. Hal was discharged from the U.S. Army on April 28, 1946, and from World War II.

He enrolled in Texas A&M, majoring in Landscape Architecture, graduating in 1950. He had points left from his G.I. Bill, so he went out to the University of California in Berkley with an Aggie buddy for graduate work.

Hal came back to Dallas, Texas and worked for the Lambert Landscape Company for two years. Then he returned o Waco and did drafting for William P. Davis, while he eventually established his practice in Landscape Architecture, "Hal Stringer and Associates". Hal practiced for 51 years and enjoyed every day he worked.

When he did not work, he greatly enjoyed playing tennis and was a beautiful player. He also loved working in the garden that he designed.

Hal married Mary Freund of Austin, Texas, in 1958, and they were married for over 50 years. They had one son, Perry Stringer.

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Sine Nomine

With deepest sympathy,
T. Bradford Willis


I didn't know Mr. Stringer but I know his son Perry pretty well and he's a good guy. And Mrs. Stringer is a very nice and gracious lady. He must have been a good man to have those people in his family and his life. I'm very sorry about your loss. Don Blount


May our Lord bless and comfort you during your time of grief. Without a doubt in my mind, “Hal” was the nicest man I ever met. Bob Hollingsworth formerly of Lake Air Pools.

Bob Stringer

My Uncle Hal will be greatly missed. He and my father were very close, and our whole family held him in very high esteem. He was loved by all who knew him, and I will miss him a lot....


My prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and loved ones of Mr. Stringer. Keep your faith in the resurrection promised at John 5:28, 29. Soon God will put an end to all sickness, sorrow and pain. He will also do away with our enemy death as promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26. Pray for God's kingdom to come as Jesus taught us to do. Please be comforted by the words expressed at Revelation 21:3, 4. Remember: God keeps His promises and it is impossible for God to lie!

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