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Eddie Earl Lack, Sr.

February 27, 1934 — November 15, 2023

Eddie Earl Lack, Sr.

On November 15, 2023, Eddie Earl Lack Sr., a devoted family man, dedicated Air Force veteran, and longtime resident of Leon County, peacefully passed away at the age of 89 at his home in Oakwood, Texas. Eddie was born on February 27, 1934, in Etowah, Arkansas, to William Edison & Hazel (Tatum) Lack, and was the epitome of strength, honor, and compassion throughout his remarkable life.

Eddie's love for his family knew no bounds. He treasured spending time with his loved ones and was their steadfast pillar of support. He was preceded in death by both of his parents; beloved wife of sixty years, Opal Lack and daughter, Barbara Merritt. Eddie is survived by his beloved children, Cheryl Corby of Oakwood, Eddie "Ed" Lack, Jr. (Pam) of Ft. Worth, William Lack of Oakwood, and Debra Groff (Michael) of The Woodlands; twelve cherished grandchildren; as well as thirty great-grandchildren. The bond he shared with his family was unbreakable, and his memory will forever be etched in their hearts.

In his younger years, Eddie served his country with great pride and dedication in the United States Air Force. Rising through the ranks, he retired with the esteemed title of Master Sergeant after twenty years of honorable service. Eddie's commitment to his fellow servicemen and his unwavering loyalty to his country were the hallmarks of his military career.

Following his retirement from the Air Force, Eddie continued to serve his community as a Sheriff's Deputy for Leon and Anderson Counties. His unwavering dedication to maintaining law and order was admired by all who had the privilege of working alongside him.

In addition to his military and law enforcement roles, Eddie was an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Keechi, where he found solace, strength, and spiritual guidance. He held his faith close to his heart and was a living testament to the values he embraced.

A man of few words but with a heart full of love, Eddie had resided in Leon County for the past forty-five years, having moved from Galveston, Texas. His gentle nature, warm smile, and ability to lend a helping hand will be profoundly missed by all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him.

The funeral ceremonies to honor Eddie's remarkable life will be held at Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home with a visitation taking place from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M., Monday, November 20, 2023. The funeral service will be 10 A.M., Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at the funeral home with friends and loved ones gathering to pay their final respects.  Bro. Richard Dahlgren will officiate the service.

Eddie Earl Lack Sr. will be laid to rest in a solemn burial ceremony, with military honors provided by the United States Air Force, at the Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood, Texas, as a testament to his enduring legacy.

As we bid farewell to Eddie, let us remember him as a beacon of strength, an exemplar of loyalty, and a devoted family man. May his memory be a blessing to us all, and may he find eternal peace in the loving arms of our Maker.

Pallbearers: Charlie Micheletti, Cory Micheletti, Christopher Worley, Alex Spence, Brandon Lack, William Lack, Jr.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home, Buffalo, Texas.

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