Admirers line up to view President George H.W. Bush in repose

HOUSTON (FOX 26) — Mobility and security measures for the public repose and private funeral in Houston for former President George H. W. Bush are scheduled to conclude at around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. 

Everyone who wishes to attend the public repose for former President Bush must check in at Second Baptist Church on 6400 Woodway Drive to undergo security screenings and board METRO shuttle buses to St. Martin's Episcopal Chuch.

Residents and travelers should expect road closures and delays near St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on 717 Sage Road. 

  • Riverway Drive between Sage Road & South Post Oak Lane will be closed.
  • Sage Road between Tangle Lane & Woodway Drive will be closed.
  • Woodway Drive between Chimney Rock Road & N Post Oak Lane will be closed.
  • Traveling on Woodway between Chimney Rock and the 610 West Loop will be severely restricted. ONLY residents and business owners needing access into the area will be allowed beyond the road closures.

METRO shuttle buses began loading visitors at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday with the first bus departure scheduled for 5:15 p.m. The final bus is scheduled to depart about 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.  

No one will be allowed to walk up to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for the public repose on Wednesday nor the funeral on Thursday.


Photography is not allowed in the church, no large bags or backpacks will be permitted and no weapons of any type will NOT be allowed. 

The funeral on Thursday is a private service and by invitation only.