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Lallier, Fred P. Jr.
 Born September 5, 1925
HFD From  1950 To 1976 
 Died September 25, 2003 
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Mike Lathrop Dies, Aged 56
October 30, 1956

 Mike R. Lathrop, retired Captain of the Houston Fire Department, died at 3 AM Tuesday in Saint Luke's Hospital after a short illness.  He was 56. A native of Paradise and a resident of Houston for 45 years, Lathrop served in the Fire Department for 30 years.  Illness forced him to retire in 1950.  He lived at 905 Findlay St.

He was a veteran of World Wars I and II and a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion Post Number 391, and the Mounted Sheriff's Posse of Harris County.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Fay Latrhop; two brothers; Jack D. Lathrop; two brothers, Jack D. Lathrop and Frank M. Lathrop, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Hemphill, all of Houston.

Funeral services will be held at 1:45 PM Thursday in the Boulevard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Melton W. Bailey and the Rev Larry M. Stokes conducting.  Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

Captain Mike R. Lathrop, 56 of 7905 Findlay St. died 3 am Tuesday. Resident of Houston 45 years. Retired Captain of Houston Fire Department. Member American Legion Post 391. Sheriff's Posse of Harris County.

Surviors: Widow, Mrs. Fay Lathrop; brothers, Jack D. Lathrop, Frank M. Lathrop; sister, Mrs. Ruth Hemphill; several nieces and nephes, all of Houston.

Body will lie in state at the residence until 10 am Thursday. Services 1;45 PM Thursday Boulevard Chapel. The Rev. Melton W. Bailey and the Rev. Larry M. Stokes. Graveside services under the auspices of American Legion Post 391. Burial Hollywood Cemetery. Boulevard Funeral Home.

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Marvin Lee Litzler, 70, went to be with his Lord on April 28, 2012 in Houston, after a long illness. He was born September 21, 1941 in Houston, TX, the youngest of three to Herman & Mary Litzler. He had a strong faith and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy for 6 years on the U.S. Howard D. Crow during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Marvin lived his life for others, he loved to cook dumplings and barbeque for family, friends in church and widows that were part of his church family. He was also a Houston Fire Fighter for 35 years; he was a Fire Fighter, Inspector & Dispatcher and retired as a Senior Dispatcher in 2000. Marvin enjoyed being in the country, always working on something and spending time with his family, teaching his grandchildren by example. Marvin was very humorous and witty; he and his wife Glynda loved to travel, and spent many years travelling with their children. He and Glynda were current members of Metropolitan Baptist. Through many years of illness he never complained and kept his sweet spirit and faith in God; still always thinking of others before himself. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents: Herman & Mary Litzler; brother, Weldon Litzler; sister, Reba Skinner. Left to cherish his memories: loving wife of 50 years, Glynda Litzler; sons: Michael, Ronald & wife Julie; daughter, Karen & husband Jarrett; grandchildren: Aaron & Tyler; along with numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be Wed., May 2nd from 5-8pm at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11am, Thurs., May 3rd at Brookside Grand Chapel. Interment will follow at a later date. Marvin, a generous, Godly man; had many friends from all walks of life. His family sincerely appreciates the many compassionate condolences and acts of kindness from all his friends and requests that any memorial be made to Youth Reach Houston, Inc. or The American Diabetes Association


Captain George Earl Lowdermilk was born August 20, 1923 in Mauldin, Arkansas and died January 12, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nelda Lowdermilk and by 3 children, Sheri Lynn, Alana Beth and Kenneth Earl Lowdermilk, and by 6 grandchildren, Edward Westerman and wife Amanda, Lisa Brosowske and husband Scott, Jason Haugen and wife Amy, Nicholas, Skylan and Kendall Lowdermilk, and 4 great grandchildren, George, and Griffin Brosowske and Jake and Lily Westerman.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and served 55 years as a Houston Fire Fighter, longer than anyone in department history. He retired on January 4, 2005 as a Senior Captain. He served 40 years on the Houston Fire Fighters Relief and Retirement Fund. He served on the Board of the Dennis Holder Scholarship Fund, and the Board of the Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the Memorial Fund and was instrumental in the creation of the memorial constructed at the Pension Fund Complex.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be directed to the Dennis W. Holder Scholarship Fund c/o Donny Myers, 4225 Interwood Parkway, Houston, Texas, 77032   Listing on Findagrave.com




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Johnnie Robert Lawry, 82, passed away September 14, 2015 in Livingston, TX. Johnnie proudly served in the US Navy and had a 30 year career with the Houston Fire Department retiring with the rank of Senior Captain. He enjoyed hunting and built his own retirement home at the lake. Johnnie is preceded in death by his parents Charles & Johnie Lawry and sister, Marsha Gilman. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jerry Lawry; brother, Dennis Lawry & wife Marie; sister, Sheila Crawford & husband Archie; step-son, James Nail & wife Karen and their children; many nieces, nephews and friends. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice