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Truman Lawson Laminack, Jr.

August 26, 1944 — August 4, 2023

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Truman Lawson Laminack Jr. was born in Houston, Texas.  Truman went to be with our Lord and Savior on August 4, 2023, at the age of 78 years 11 months and 4 days. 

 

Truman was the oldest of 3 children and was always “Big Brother.”  Truman was taught the value of hard work at a very young age when at 8 years old he started working at his dad's Sinclair Service Station on North Shepherd in North Houston.  He later followed his dad into the asphalt paving and concrete business where he worked part time and, in the summers, until he graduated from high school.  Whatever job he was assigned he took it seriously and was dedicated to doing the best he could do. 

 

Truman attended Our Savior Lutheran School from the first through the 8th grade.  In the 9th grade he attended Black Junior High and graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in 1962.  While in high school, in addition to his studies, he lettered in football and Cross Country.  After high school graduation he attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.  Truman completed one year and returned home to the University of Houston.  He worked and continued his studies for several semesters and eventually quit working full time. 

 

In October of 1966, during the Viet Nam War, Truman joined the Navy Reserves and served two years active duty and 3 years in the reserves.  He was trained as a Radar Man and spent many hours on a Navy Destroyer, the USS Perry, DD-844.  Truman was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina and Mayport out of Jacksonville, Florida.  He was very proud of his military experience and was Honorably Discharged August 31, 1971.

 

Truman's chosen vocation was working as a Civil Computer Aided Draftsman and Department Supervisor.  His first drafting job was at the Texas Highway Department and later Brown and Root.  After 35 years at Brown and Root Truman retired and was presented with a Rolex watch.  After his retirement he received his certification to be a home inspector.  Truman enjoyed the home inspection business for 15 years. 

 

Truman was preceded in death by his parents, Truman Laminack Sr. and Mildred Laminack, nephew Robert Mercer, and his precious grandson Brandon Lee Robbins II.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan, his children Angela Laminack (Derek Griffin), Barry Laminack (Nora), and Laura Dawson (Shane).  Also, his sister Patricia Krupala, brother Jim (Sheryl), sister-in-law Allysan (Paul), granddaughter Taylor Torres (Josh Hedden), grandson Brayln William Griffin, and great grandson Joshua (Bub) Hedden, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Following retirement Truman enjoyed traveling with Susan both nationally and internationally.  They loved to saltwater fish and took many fishing excursions in the Gulf of Mexico, Riveria Maya, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo, Mexico.  Truman enjoyed spending time at the family lake house.  He loved to cook and had his specialties that he always volunteered to provide at family gatherings.  Truman was well rounded and could do most anything be it mechanics, woodworking and/or designing his home.  He was the actual builder of the first custom home in which he and Susan lived.  He coordinated every aspect of the process while doing his full-time job. 

 

Truman was very proud of his military service and believed in his country.  He loved his family and friends dearly.  He cherished his Lutheran background strongly believed in his Lord and Savior. He was on a mission to read the entire Bible.  He believed in a strong work ethic, looking for the good in people, and that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. 

 

Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock August 14, 2023.

 

Our Savior Lutheran Church

5000 Tidwell Rd.

Houston, Texas 77091

 

Burial Services will be immediately following the Church Services at:

 

Veterans National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.

Houston, Texas 77038

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to:

 

Our Savior Lutheran Church

5000 Tidwell Rd.

Houston, Texas 77091  

 

 

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Gathering

Monday, August 14, 2023

9:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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5000 Tidwell Rd., Houston, TX 77091

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Monday, August 14, 2023

11:30am - 12:45 pm (Central time)

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Monday, August 14, 2023

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