Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lawrence Charles Crain - Rest In Peace

Lawrence Charles Crain, 71, of Burnet County, passed away at his home October 19, 2009, from complications of cancer and a stroke.

Lawrence was born April 12, 1938, in Corpus Christi. He was the third of six children born to Blanche Evelyn Rucker and James Thomas Crain. His formative years were spent in Texas, New Mexico, and California. The family then moved to Bremerton, Washington, in 1955, where Lawrence enlisted in the United States Air Force. Returning from Okinawa to the United States in December, 1957, Lawrence visited his family in Burnet where he met his future wife, Janet Elinor Lewis. The couple wed April 18, 1958 and began their married life in Altus, Oklahoma. When Lawrence was discharged, he returned to Burnet, until he was hired to work as a civil servant at the Altus AFB. He continued his employment with the government at Ft. Hood for five years. Moving to Austin, Lawrence completed the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ and Joiners’ apprenticeship program, earning his master carpenter’s certification in 1971. He worked on various projects in the Austin area, including the LBJ Library and Texas Memorial Stadium. He continued working in the Austin-Highland Lakes area, until he returned to employment at Fort Hood in 1981, from which he retired in 1998.

Lawrence enjoyed fishing and passing on the skills to his children and grandchildren. Moving to north Burnet County in 1985, he built a house for his family, and enjoyed hunting and pursuing his passion for antique car restoration. In recent years, he spent time online working on genealogical research and relished the small discoveries that revealed pieces of his family’s past.

"All my prayers to Janet, and her family. May God give you all comfort in your memories, and know you have many thinking of you at this sad time."

Janet Crain also known as History Chaser, for those who are familiar with my blog and Janet's blogs Sarah Palin 2012, None of these Diseases, Historical Melungeons, Searching for the Lost Colony DNA Blog,
You Have To Be This Tall To Go On This Ride. Janet Crain on Facebook Janet also a member of the Calvert Family Genealogy Surname DNA Project. Through our individual search for our families past, we found, we were interrelated on many levels, if not directly. Our Kin interacted with each other at important events in our countries history, one example the battle of Kings Mountain, during the Revolutionary War.

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