Lawrence "Larry" Havard Sr. '74
May 3, 2021 12:29 PM
updated: May 3, 2021 12:42 PM
Lawrence Wesley Havard
8/17/1934 - 4/29/2021
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. '93 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.