Midland Rancher and Philanthropist Passes Away 2/23/14
CBS 7 News
February 23, 2014
Midland bids farewell to a longtime rancher and philanthropist Clarence Scharbauer Jr. who passed away Friday at the age of 88.
Most are remembering what he and his family did for the community even putting Midland on the national map.
If you drive around Midland you can't help but see the Scharbauer name on buildings, a street sign, and even a ballpark.
Chances are, you've seen the family name on a number of landmarks like the Scharbauer Sports Complex and Scharbauer Elementary to name a few.
The Scharbauers were very generous to their hometown. Midland memorial hospital even has a tower named after him and his wife.
In his final years, Clarence Scharbauer Jr. helped create the Scharbauer foundation which just recently offered over three million dollars in grant money to help MISD with teacher housing.
In 1987 Scharbauer and his wife, Dorothy got the win of a lifetime when their horse Alysheba crossed the finish line at the Kentucky Derby, leading the pack.
According to his family, just last week, he watched his filly Fiftyshadesofgold win the Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park via the internet from his home in Midland.