January 2, 1923 – June 18, 2018
Clarence Lenz died on Monday, June 18 in Houston, TX at the age of 95. Clarence was born and raised in Laverne, TX. He grew up and worked on his parent’s peanut farm at an early age before enlisting in the U.S. Army. In the Army, he was a dual Bronze Star recipient from his service in World War II. When coming home from the war, he met the love of his life, Mildred Lenz, after he made a great catch in baseball game he was playing in caught her eye. Clarence and Mildred resided in San Antonio while Clarence worked as a machinist with Baker Oil Tools. He was then transferred to Spring, TX where Clarence enjoyed coaching little league baseball, bowling and even won a Gold Medal in the Senior Olympics, watching the Astros, and spending time with his family. Clarence is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred and daughter, Nancy. Clarence is survived by his son, Ted, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
- Graveside Service Friday, June 22, 2018
June 21, 2018
Uncle Clarence was always one of my favorite uncles (huge family) as I enjoyed our family visits to see him and cousin Ted. Never wanted to leave our too short visits. Uncle Clarence was quiet, but his actions were loud. I remember him grabbing a glove and playing catch with me. So glad he got to see his Astros become World Champions and now he can tell his brother, my Dad all about it ...
June 20, 2018
June 19, 2018
Uncle Clarence was the kindest and dearest man I have ever known and if you knew him you know why his generation is called the "greatest generation". He will be missed but we know he is in a better place.
June 19, 2018
Uncle Clarence was the most wonderful man EVER and I loved him dearly. When we were children spending the night with cousins, he always fixed breakfast for us and put up with our silly behavior. He was a quiet man, but an awesome man! I believe that he is walking the streets of gold today as the angels welcome him to Heaven.