Winston Keith Lawther
November 27, 1932 – July 22, 2013
Winston Keith Lawther was born in Houston, Texas on Sunday, November 27, 1932, to parents, Melvin Autry and Grace (Mount) Lawther. He passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the age of 80.
On Wednesday, June 12 of this year, his beloved wife, Kitty, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara. Winston is survived by his brother, Milton Lawther and wife Ruth; his children, Ladelle Lawther, Keith Lawther and wife Pamela, Maureen Lawther Cunningham and husband Michael; grandchildren, Kimberly, Andrew and Timothy Lawther, Benjamin and Jonathan Cunningham.
Winston attended Reagan High School where he played football and basketball. After High School, Winston became a sheet metal worker. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. After his tour of duty, he returned to Houston and became a machinist and was still employed as such.
Whether it was camping, fishing or hunting, Winston loved the outdoors. He became very active in working with the Lions Club and loved to work at the Lions Club Camp.
Family and friends gathered at a memorial service to celebrate this wonderful man's life, in the chapel of Waltrip Funeral Directors 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, on Wednesday, July 31st at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Rick Jones of Houston's First Baptist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will always be requested to Texas Lions Camp, Inc. P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78023-0247.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Winston Keith Lawther
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July 31, 2013
May God comfort you and your family during this time. You are in our prayers.
July 29, 2013
I am saddened to hear of the death of cousin, Winston Lawther. I remember Winston, Milton and Barbara well....as a child and following in my young adult life. I am especially sorry to hear of this as the Moore family had a reunion in Houston on July 1st and we spoke of the off spring of Grace and Melvin Autry. I remember fondly the family get-togethers we had at the home of Juanita & Bill Kilgarlin and Weldon & Phylas Lawther as well as my own parents....Lucille Dunlap Bishop and Raleigh Bishop of Pasadena. This has been a sad month for our family as my own daughter, Elisa, passed away suddenly on July 3rd at age 42. My condolences to the family and I am so sorry for your loss. Beverly Bishop Eckert of Kansas City, MO
Jim and Sandra Johnston
July 25, 2013
To the children and grandchildren of Winston and Kitty, we are so sorry for your loss. We were out of town when Kitty died and thought the world of both her and Winston. We have been their Lions Club friends for over thirty years and always enjoyed their friendship. We hope that soon all the good memories will fill the hole in your heart left by their passing. We are proud to have called them friends. Jim and Sandra Johnston; Houston Spring Branch Lions Club