Lawrence Zavoina

December 15, 1930September 6, 2013
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Adam Martinez as celebrant with burial to follow at Killeen City Cemetery with full military honors. Maj. (Ret.) Lawrence D. Zavoina was born December 15, 1930 and passed away on September 6, 2013 after a brief fight with cancer. Born in Krebs, OK, he peacefully passed away in Harker Heights surrounded by family. Larry served his country for 23 years in the Army. He enlisted after graduating from St. John’s High School in McAlester, OK and worked his way from the rank E1 to O4. He served in Vietnam and fourteen other duty stations. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device, Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver and Bronze Service Star and Oak Leaf Cluster. After about one day of retirement Larry then worked for the City of Killeen for 26 years, retiring in 1997. Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jean, in 1998. Together they raised four children, David of Canton, MS, John of Little Elm, TX, Toni Piercy of Matthews, NC and Andy of Killeen. Larry married Marilyn in 2005 and they began a new life together in Harker Heights. Together they have 11 children including Linda Phillips of Dallas, TX, Teresa Lambert of Tyler, TX, Jo Hart of Roswell, GA, Kathy Dyer of Bowie, TX, Monica Lambert of Plano, TX and Michael of Palm Harbor, FL, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Cecilia Stambeck of Krebs and Mary Ann Kassa of Albuquerque, NM. Many will know Larry for his work at St. Joseph's church where he has served many years as an usher at Saturday services, leading the rosary and as a Eucharistic Minister. Larry will be missed and always loved. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2903 E. Rancier Avenue, Killeen, TX 76543. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with a visitation to follow at 7:00 p.m. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Rosary Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Andy Zavoina

September 12, 2013

Dad will always be in our hearts and the hearts of so many. He was very kind, caring and loving. I trust that he will continue to guide us as we think about him, and he will help us be better people than we are today.

Dad will always be loved.

Dad will always be remembered.

Teri Wesley

September 10, 2013

Andy - Reading the memorial of your dad and scrolling through the photo gallery, it is clear to see how blessed you are with such a loving family and an amazing father who lives on in your heart forever. May all the memories you cherish bring you comfort at this time and may you have the peace of knowing you will see each other again someday. Thoughts and prayers coming your way from PA for you and your family.

George Milner

September 10, 2013

Andy - I am so sorry for your loss. While there are no words to express the loss you are feeling, know that the time you had together, and the experiences you shared, will be with you forever. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Dave Zavoina

September 10, 2013

Rich & Sandy Hale

September 10, 2013

Andy, this is a sad time in your life, but with the love of friends and family, you will get through it. You and Deb are so lucky to have each other and help each other through these bad times. You have all the wonderful memories of your Dad in your heart and mind, cling to them. They will see you through.

Sonja & Al

September 9, 2013

Andy -

We too are so sorry for your loss, and want you to know that the painful memories will quickly recede while your happier memories will be with you forever.

Michele Petry

September 9, 2013


I am so sorry for your loss. I know your dad will be looking down on you and your family and proud to have sons, grandchildren and extended family who are so caring and loving. May peace be with you all during this time and may you share memories of the days you've been together.

Dave Zavoina

September 9, 2013

Donald Stambeck

September 8, 2013

Channin Murphy

September 7, 2013

Dave, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Mike and I are thinking of you and your whole family.