Lawrence Wesley Havard
8/17/1934 - 4/29/2021
Lawrence “Larry” Wesley Havard Sr. left this phase of life at
home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Service will be held
to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm Monday, May 3, 2021 at Bellmead
Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Monday
before the service at the funeral home.
Larry was born in
Prichard, Alabama on August 17, 1934 to Charles and Blanche Havard.
He was married in 1957 to the love of his life, Nelda (Webb) Havard
until she passed in 2009. Larry was a hard worker beginning his
career in the Air Force as a Flight Mechanic and then starting his
own business “Waco Aviation” through which he taught people to
fly and maintained their aircraft. Later, he moved his business to
the unused McGregor Airport opening the door for its present
businesses. In 1967, he used his expertise to start the Aviation
Program at TSTC and helped it become an FAA Certified School by
writing the curriculum for all the Aviation courses. He was a proud
graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics and Texas A&M
University (Master’s Degree in Industrial Technology). He was
recognized throughout his working career with many awards including
the distinguished Charles Taylor Aircraft Mechanic Award. He loved hunting, fishing, and pulling the camper to Alaska with mom. His real
legacy was his love for his Lord. He read the bible daily and tried
to follow its teachings while trying to affect others with the same.
Larry was preceded
in death by his parents; his wife; his brothers, Charles and George;
and his sisters, Beverly, Rita and Barbara.
He leaves behind a
son, Larry Havard Jr. and his wife, Shela; daughter, Laura McMaster
and her husband, Billy Joe; granddaughter, Jordan Keel; grandson,
Warfield Wright; 7 great-grandchildren; his sister, Blanche Trede;
and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers
memorials would be appreciated to Eastern European Missions and/or
the Children's Home of Lubbock.