Charles “Snoozie” Boyer

April 24, 2009

Gordon Smith, class of 55, has informed me that Charles “Snoozie” Boyer passed away on Saturday April 18.  He suffered these last years from complicationsfrom hip surgery.  “Snoozie” was a great, unheralded artist.  He painted manybeautiful signs for my business during the 70’s and 80’s.  Some of the piecesof recognizable art he created for Houston include, the 45 foot tall cowboy thatstood several years on Telephone Road, past Hobby
Airport, the elephant infront of the Safari Restaurant on Richmond, just inside 610 loop, and the crab that was in front of Guidos’ Seafood Restaurant on S. Main, currently in Galvestonfacing the surf. He generously donated much sign painting for Austin class of 57s’reunions.  Rest in peace, Snoozie, you won’t be soon forgotten. —  Bill Hubert