OBITUARY

Lawrence A. Lehnert Jr.

May 3, 1957July 1, 2018
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It is with great sadness that the family of Lawrence A. Lehnert Jr. announces his passing suddenly on July 1, 2018 at the age of 61 years. Lawrence will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years, Sally and his children Amy, son in law, Aaron Killian, son, Kristopher and daughter in law, Laura. His five grandchildren, Caden, Kyle and Coen Killian, Hadley and soon to be born Hudson Lawrence Lehnert were the pride of his life.

Lawrence A. Lehnert Jr. was born on May 3, 1957 in San Antonio, TX to Betty and Lawrence "Red" Lehnert. Their family moved to Houston when he was in the 7th grade. Lawrence attended three years at Spring Branch High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Sally. Due to a family move he ultimately graduated from Spring Woods H.S. in 1975. Lawrence and Sally both attended Southwest Texas State University. They married August 14, 1976 and spent 41 years building a family and wonderful life together. Lawrence is survived by his parents, Betty and Red Lehnert, sister, Laurie and husband, Eric, brother, Jason and wife,Jennifer. He will be truly missed by mother in law, Helen, brother in law, Skip and wife, Judy, sister in law, Susan and husband, Joe, sister in law, Christy and husband, Chris. He is also survived by numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family was the most important part of Lawrence's life. He was the best father, husband, "Pops" and friend you would ever meet. Lawrence was a life- long hunter, fisherman and nature lover. He especially enjoyed hunting/fishing with his father, brothers, son /son In law and countless friends.Sally and Lawrence loved to travel but nothing was as precious as spending time with family. Although his family and friends were always his top priority he managed a long and rewarding career. Lawrence played an integral part in the success of Trac-Work Inc. where he worked for 39 years. Of course many of his co-workers also turned into close friends.

Lawrence was a man with a big heart. As a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church for 28 years he worked tirelessly to serve his church and community with his gifts, talents, and time. He was president of the United Methodist Men's group, Chairman of the Trustees and a long time member of the United Disciples Sunday School class. Lawrence always said he was blessed to have so many friends and family to love him. Lawrence was smart and resourceful. Sally, Amy and Kristopher often called him "MacGyver" because he could fix anything or solve almost any problem.

Lawrence is preceded in death by father in law, Morris Belt, sister in law, Darlene"Punkie" Lehnert and younger brother, Martin Lehnert.

Family and friends will gather to share memories during a visitation Friday, July 6, 5-8 PM at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Rd., Houston 77055.

A Celebration of Lawrence's life will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 7, at his beloved church, Bear Creek United Methodist, 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, 77084, Rev. Leo Tyler, officiating.

Memorial donations in memory of Lawrence can be made to Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water Dr, Houston, 77084.

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Sally and his children Amy, son in law, Aaron Killian, son, Kristopher and daughter in law, Laura. His five grandchildren, Caden, Kyle and Coen Killian, Hadley and soon to be born Hudson Lawrence Lehnert who were the pride of his life. Also survived by his parents, Betty and Red Lehnert, sister, Laurie and husband, Eric, brother, Jason and wife, Jennifer. He will be truly missed by mother in law, Helen, brother in law, Skip and wife, Judy, sister in law, Susan and husband, Joe, sister in law, Christy and husband, Chris; and numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Lawrence is preceded in death by father in law, Morris Belt, sister in law, Darlene"Punkie" Lehnert and younger brother, Martin Lehnert.
  • DONATIONS

  • Bear Creek United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lawrence A. Lehnert Jr.

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Diane Alexander Wells

July 12, 2018

Red , Betty and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Sons. I remember them as youngsters and all the joy they brought. I know your hearts are broken. May God’s love hold you in His peace.

Jon Paul Hybner

July 7, 2018

I am saddened to see this. I learned many things about this world from this good man. I will never forget him and the joy he brought. I pray for peace for your family.

Ellen Jones

July 6, 2018

Salley, please accept my deepest condolences in the sudden and tragic loss of your husband. I am so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my continued prayers.

Jesse and Jill Levron

July 6, 2018

To Sally and family,

Our hearts go out to you all for your great loss. Lawrence and I worked on a few projects together over the past 23 years or so. He was always kind, upbeat, and more than willing to help. I will always appreciate his generosity as he more than once gave us an open invitation to visit. He often mentioned how "awesome" of a time he had with you guys and always wanted us to join him. To lose someone in death is not natural, and was never meant to be. That is why we can be hopeful of the bright future that God has promised in his word the Bible concerning those we lose in death. Our prayers and hugs are with you and your family. May you find comfort and peace. Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 26:19; Job 14: 5-15; John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4

Kay Holifield

July 5, 2018

Sally and family,
George and I are praying that the God of all comfort will wrap His loving arms around all of you during this time. We pray that you will experience His peace that passes understanding and that it will carry you through the valley where you are walking. I will always remember Lawrence as a very giving man and I can truly say he was my friend. He will be greatly missed until we see each other on the other side! It’s not goodbye, it’s so long for now!

Roy &TERRIE Helman

July 5, 2018

Lawrence was a very large part of our hunting family in Saskatchewan. He was pure joy to be around . He spoke often with such love and admiŕarion of you Sally . And oh so proud of those grandbabies.

Robbie Hoover

July 5, 2018

Wonder man and great friend. You will truly be missed.

Michael Laskowski

July 5, 2018

Sally and Family,

It was with great sadness that we learned of Lawrence's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.

With our deepest sympathy,
Michael and Lisa Laskowski

Beverly McPhail

July 5, 2018

Kevin and I and Justin and Josh were so saddened to hear the news. We have such fond memories of Lawrence and the whole Lehnert family during our years with Cub Scouts. It was such a pleasure to look at all the happy photos of this devoted husband, father, and grandfather. I hope these memories sustain your family during the days ahead. I only wish he could have had more years on the planet to enjoy his family and contribute to his church.

Joe Sanchez

July 5, 2018

My deepest condolences to Sally, Chris, Amy. Words will never be enough to express how much he was loved and will be missed. Lawrence was always there for me as a friend. We have lost a close and dear friend.

Diane & Joe Sanchez