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1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX


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Larry Michael Hoes

September 9, 1946October 31, 2019
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Larry Hoes was a great man beloved by all. He was charitable to his community, kind, and a great mentor to many. To know Larry was to love him.

During his life he got to travel and see the world and take his family on many adventures. He had a full life with a wonderful 52-year marriage to his best friend Debbie who gave him two wonderful daughters. His girls Kimberly and Ashley then gave him two terrific grandkids, Zach and Kelsey whom he dotted on and loved deeply.

In Larry’s early years he was raised in Austin, TX as the only child to Buddy and Frances Hoes. He met Debbie when he was 19 years old attending the University of Texas where he got his Mechanical Engineering degree. He was in the oil field business for his entire career obtaining three patents and having the opportunity to move his family to both Singapore and England and in the end landed back in Texas. He was able to build his dream home on Lake Conroe and retire 12 years ago when his granddaughter Kelsey was born. He has spent the last 12 glorious years fishing, hunting and hanging out with his family and friends. He has had a full and wonderful life and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 9, 2019


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Dewayne Atwell

November 9, 2019

I had the privilege of working for Larry at Lufkin. He was a great leader, mentor and friend. All of us that worked for him would have done anything for him because we all knew that he also had our backs. I think I learned more under Larry than from anyone else in my career and try to pass along those learnings even today. Laura and I extend our deepest sympathies to Debbie and the rest of the family.

Tom Crum

November 9, 2019

Larry was a great friend. He brought me to Singapore in 1977 and that was probably the most fun on the job that I ever experienced. I will not forget the memories - and the opportunities that Larry helped me obtain. My best wishes for the family - Debbie, Kim and Ashley during this time. We have lost a truly great person.

Rick Rees

November 8, 2019

Larry and I solved many of the world problems and swapped stories on his back porch at the lake. With each glass of whiskey or wine, the solutions were more creative and stories more embellished. I learned a lot from Larry and always respected his opinion. I never met a person who didn't like him.

Larry a good good man, a great friend and neighbor. I miss him tremendously.


Dee Poehl

November 4, 2019

What do you say about someone that you’ve known for 68 years, that you made so many memories with becomes a memory. I have so many memories of Larry that it would fill a book. One thing that everyone that knew Larry would agree to is that he loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Larry was much like a brother, not only to me but to my entire family. Anytime we went hunting, fishing, camping or just a night of playing poker Larry was always included. He was always just so much fun to have around.
Larry was always willing to do anything and everything he possibly could to help anyone that needed any kind of help. I am extremely proud and happy to have known Larry for all these years.
Until we meet on the other side Rest In Peace my friend. I loved you like a brother and I’m going to miss you tremendously.

Andy Cordova

November 4, 2019

Larry was one of the best leaders we had at Lufkin and a joy to work for. We all miss those days and the time we had when he lead Oilfield at Lufkin. Larry would hold sales meeting and always accused of us of sand bagging our revenue estimates. Most of my presentations he would take his shoe off while I was talking and hold it upside down like he had sand in his shoe. He was great leader and brought a lot of fun into the work place. We learned a lot from Larry and will miss him and thank him for the guidance he gave us.

Dee Poehl

November 3, 2019

What do you say about someone you’ve known for 68 years, that you’ve made so many memories with becomes a memory. I have so many memories of Larry that it would fill a book. One thing about Larry that everyone that knew him would agree on is that he loved life and lived it to the fullest. I don’t think I ever saw him when he was mad...I mean really mad.
Larry and I grew up on the same street in Austin and even though I was a year older than Larry we, after a period of time became very close friends and remained so until the very end.
Larry was much like a brother not only to me but to my whole family. Anytime we went hunting, fishing, camping or just a night of playing poker Larry was always included. He was just a fun person to have around.
Larry was the best kind of a person that Antony could have as a friend. I was extremely happy that I got to visit with him a couple weeks ago when I was in Conroe. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in a while knowing that I will not be able to see him now sucks. I’m going to miss him very much.
Larry until we meet on the other side Rest In Peace. If you see Jeanie give her a hug, tell her I still love her and I hopefully I will see both of you in the future. Until then take care my friend.

Larry Keast

November 2, 2019

Larry was an even younger engineer than me when he joined Cameron. He was always well liked because he was a fun-loving guy with a good sense of humor. I remember he had an old Corvair that was quite ragged with a hole in the driver's floor big enough that carpet was hanging out. We told him that carpet was going to hang on something and pull the car inside out. He said when he drove past a wrecking yard he had to fight the wheel to keep it from turning in. I was only there 9 years so I haven't seen Larry for more than 40 years, but I understand he went on to be very successful at Cameron. Many blessings, Larry.
Larry Keast, PE
President & CEO
Venturetech, LP

Mike Ferguson

November 2, 2019

So sorry about Larry but he did the right thing. Us guys at the deer lease miss him so much. It's just not the same around the fire pit without Larry and his "wisdom"…. every time I go up the stairs and use the "Hoes Rail" I will think about Larry. Hope they serve Bull shots in heaven!! RIP LH.

Lorraine Belinowski

November 1, 2019

Dear Ashley and family. I am so sorry about the lose of your Dad. I know how much you love him and how your heart hurts losing him. He is now happy and at peace in heaven with Jesus. He will always be with you and will be watching out for you all. With deepest sympathy

David Larsen

November 1, 2019

Debbie and Larry were very good friends to my wife’s parents, Carol and Butch. Debbie and Larry quickly became my favorite friends of my in-laws and even attended my wedding. There are people in this world that make you smile when you are in their company and Larry was one of those people. Over the past twenty five years I became closer & closer to Larry by spending many hours around a fire pit telling jokes, and sipping whiskey or by helping out with a deer blind that had all the creature comforts of home. We told jokes that were in very poor taste but were for our ears only, we shared stories of life no matter how private or personal and it was always fully understood that “what happens at the lease, stays at the lease”.

What a gift God gave to me to be able to spend time with a person of this world that always made me smile. I will miss you so much Larry. Please tell God the goat joke, he’ll love it.

“One more one more”