Lorenzo “Larry” Morales Moreno Sr., 77 of Somerville, TX passed away suddenly, Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Somerville, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Somerville, TX with burial to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville, TX. Mr. Moreno will lay in state Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Brenham with family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., The Visitation will be Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville from 5:00 to 8:00 with the Holy Rosary being Recited at 7:00 p.m.
Larry was born August 14, 1943 in Loraine, Texas to parents Antonio Moreno and Jesusita (Morales) Moreno. He graduated from Loraine High School.
Larry married the love of his life Mary L. Rodriguez August 6, 1962 in Mitchell County. To this Union were born: Lorenzo Jr., Jerry and Cindy.
Larry was a hard worker and very skilled Heavy Machine Operator for most of his life working all over Texas and most of the Southern States, He worked for and retired from the City of Brenham and then worked for Burleson County. He believed in hard work and when Larry Jr. and Jerry were older, he would hire them to show the value of hard work and life lessons. Larry was so very proud of Larry Jr’s service in the United States Air Force.
Larry’s family and his wife were his passion. He was a devoted husband for nearly 60 years. His family was so important that he even passed up a few job opportunities over seas to stay and watch events the grandkids were doing. He would love hunting all over Texas, fishing, playing dominoes and spending time at the Kelm Store, his second home. He spent many hours there visiting with friends, playing pool or just socializing with friends and family. He never met a stranger mostly because of his infectious smile which everyone loved seeing. He also enjoyed Turkey Shoots, played softball and coached the Little League when the boys were young. He came from a musically inclined family, in which all of his siblings could play various instruments and sing. He would love to just visit and socialize on his tailgate or sitting in his yard with friends and family and may even enjoy a beer from time to time. He was a longtime member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed BBQing so much he even took his pit up to West Texas to show them what they were missing with good BBQ. He also cooked with the Mantey’s occasionally. Larry and Mary enjoyed dancing tremendously and were well known for leading numerous wedding marches in the area.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Christina Moreno, 3 brothers, Anthony, Luis and Abram Moreno, his father and mother-in-law, Ralph “Red” Rodriguez and Juanita (Cienega) Rodriguez, a sister-in-law, Janie Roberts, Bros-in-law, Bill Roberts, David Brown, Leo Landriault and Wally Coronado.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Moreno of Somerville, 2 sons, Lorenzo M. “Larry” Moreno Jr. and wife Dana, Jerry L. Moreno & wife Jeanelle both of Brenham, TX., Cindy & Darrell Miller of Weatherford, TX., 3 brothers, Tanis Moreno Sr. of Sweetwater, TX., Ramon Moreno of Abilene, TX., and Manuel Moreno & wife Sylvia of Sweetwater, TX., 2 sisters, Mary Velasquez and husband Juan of Snyder, TX., Arlene Alvarado of Sweetwater, Tx., 5 sisters-in-law Margie Brown and Rafaela Garcia both of Somerville, Tx., Irene Landriault of College Station, Tx Connie Coronado of Somerville, Tx., and Judy Pardee of College Station, TX.,
10 grandchildren; Lorenzo “Lil Red” Moreno III. and girlfriend Cody Rivas, Megan Maldonado and husband Kyle, Sarah Moreno, Emily Moreno, Christina Koehn and husband Adam, Jeremy Moreno and wife Jessica, Anthony Moreno and girlfriend Samantha Jones, Micayla Moreno Blake Junkersfeld and Brittnee Junkersfeld. 10 great grandchildren; Sage Maldonado, Rowan Maldonado, Aiden Moreno, Lily Koehn, Catherine Koehn, Cooper Moreno, Cayden Moreno, Creed Moreno, Bryson Junkersfeld and Tristyn Junkersfeld and also by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Lil Red, Kyle, Adam, Jeremy, Anthony and Blake. Honorary pallbearers will be his coworkers both past and present.
Larry touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him.