OBITUARY

Lauren Edgar Knepshield

August 3, 1935December 26, 2012

Lauren Edgar Knepshield ended his earthly life on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Born to Lauren G. Knepshield and Eleanor Allison on Aug. 3, 1935, in Apolo, Pa. His family moved to San Angelo, Texas, in 1940, where his father trained bomber pilots during World War II. He graduated from high school in San Angelo, then joined the Army, attaining the rank of captain in the Special Forces. He served four of the eight years in Vietnam, receiving three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, a Silver Star and V for Valor. He obtained his BBA from the University of Houston, majoring in accounting. He held several financial positions in the energy industry. Ed enjoyed volunteering at the Abundant Ark Children's Center, conducting chapel time and mentoring children from broken homes. When he retired to his beloved San Angelo, he worked with his therapy dog, Casper, in the Tail Waggin' Tutor program at Fort Concho, Bowie and Santa Rita elementary schools. He was a member of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. Ed is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judy Luti Knepshield of San Angelo; and his sister, Pat Hurley of Canyon Lake. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.

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Lauren Edgar Knepshield

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January 4, 2013

Judy - sorry for your loss. Enjoyed knowing both of you at First United Methodist Church. My prayers are with you.
Jeannette Stone

Linda & Gordon Stockman

January 2, 2013

Judy, we were very sad to learn of Ed's death. We enjoyed our friendship with both of you after meeting you at Abundant Life in Houston. Deepest sympathy to you and Casper. Linda and Gordon Stockman

January 2, 2013

May God comfort you during this time and surround you with His love always. We are here if you need anything. Tom and Pat Massey

Becky Morris

January 1, 2013

Judy, your friends at Grace are praying for you. We are sorry for your loss.

January 1, 2013

Judy, so sorry for your loss. I often thought of you and Ed.at the hoildays. Know that I will keep you in my prayers for comfortat this time...Love Beryle Woods

January 1, 2013

Judy, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. We have such awesome memories of both of you from attending church with you at Abundant Life.
Dick and Anna Cummings

December 31, 2012

So very sorry for your loss. "Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ".Deepest Smypathy to each of you caring family member.

December 31, 2012

Judy, we hold up in pray and ask God to keep his arms around you and Casper. We love you. Johnny and Keith

Ruth Mulkey

December 31, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss Judy. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I will always cherish my youthful memories of Ed. Love and prayers.
Ruth

L.D. and Sue Ely

December 31, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.