A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Adam Martinez as celebrant with burial to follow at Killeen City Cemetery with full military honors.
Maj. (Ret.) Lawrence D. Zavoina was born December 15, 1930 and passed away on September 6, 2013 after a brief fight with cancer. Born in Krebs, OK, he peacefully passed away in Harker Heights surrounded by family.
Larry served his country for 23 years in the Army. He enlisted after graduating from St. John's High School in McAlester, OK and worked his way from the rank E1 to O4. He served in Vietnam and fourteen other duty stations. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device, Vietnam Service Medal with a Silver and Bronze Service Star and Oak Leaf Cluster. After about one day of retirement Larry then worked for the City of Killeen for 26 years, retiring in 1997.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jean, in 1998.
Together they raised four children, David of Canton, MS, John of Little Elm, TX, Toni Piercy of Matthews, NC and Andy of Killeen.
Larry married Marilyn in 2005 and they began a new life together in Harker Heights. Together they have 11 children including Linda Phillips of Dallas, TX, Teresa Lambert of Tyler, TX, Jo Hart of Roswell, GA, Kathy Dyer of Bowie, TX, Monica Lambert of Plano, TX and Michael of Palm Harbor, FL, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Cecilia Stambeck of Krebs and Mary Ann Kassa of Albuquerque, NM.
Many will know Larry for his work at St. Joseph's church where he has served many years as an usher at Saturday services, leading the rosary and as a Eucharistic Minister. Larry will be missed and always loved.
In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2903 E. Rancier Avenue,
Killeen, TX 76543.
A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with a visitation to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen has been entrusted with arrangements.