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 - Berl Lawrence Handcox Jr. Berl Lawrence Handcox...
Berl Lawrence Handcox Jr. Berl Lawrence Handcox Jr., went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 23, 1998. Beloved son, devoted husband and father, was born on November 21, 1959. "Larry" to many, and "Lawrence" to his family, was the second of three sons born to Ruby Hemphill and Berl L. Handcox Sr. Lawrence moved to Austin with his parents and attended Austin Public Schools, graduating from Anderson Anderson High School in 1978. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin,' and began work as financial analyst at the Bank of The Hills, and later at the Texas Methodist Foundation. He resigned resigned Jus latter position to become Minister of Music at The First Evangelical Evangelical Free Church, where he served until his illness in April, 1998, and was currently on leave recuperating. This employment was the love of his life. Lawrence accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at Allandale Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his marriage to Ladonna in 1986, after-which after-which after-which he volunteered as choir director at Westlake Bible Church until 1990, when he moved his membership to the First Evangelical Free Church. Together Together with Ladonna, he served there until his health failed. Lawrence attained many honors both in high school and college. Among these were President and Vice-President Vice-President Vice-President Vice-President of the 300 member Trojan Belle Marching Band, member of the famed University of Texas Longhorn Band and Representative to The American Legion Texas Boys State, where he continued to serve as. Counselor and Director of several programs until 1997. Lawrence loved his church family and often encouraged all family members members to get involved with him. Lawrence Lawrence never met a "stranger" and continually gave of himself to help wherever he could. He seemed to always always be in a hurry to do the work put before him. Lawrence leaves with precious memories, memories, his wife, Ladonna, and daughter, Lindsey; his mother and father, Ruby L. and Berl L. Handcox, Sr.; two brothers, Gary A. Handcox, and wife, Patricia, of Houston, Texas, and Ricky T. Handcox, of Austin, Texas; four nieces, Charlotte Handcox Mustiful, Shannon Handcox, and Andrea Handcox, all of Houston, and Jordi Handcox, of Lago Vista; one nephew, Hugh Handcox, also of Lago Vista; three uncles, four aunts, and a host of relatives and friends. Services for Berl Lawrence Handcox will be held on Thursday, August 27, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. at Hyde Park Baptist Church, with Dr. Rob Harrell officiating. officiating. Interment to follow at Cook-WaldenCapital Cook-WaldenCapital Cook-WaldenCapital Cook-WaldenCapital Parks Cemetery, under the direction of Cook-Walden Cook-Walden Cook-Walden Funeral Directors. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cook-Walden Cook-Walden Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar, in Austin, on Wednesday August 26, 1998. Cook- Cook- Wrtssl am 6100 North Lamar JIOIUCII. 512454-5611 512454-5611 512454-5611

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  1. Austin American-Statesman,
  2. 25 Aug 1998, Tue,
  3. Page 15

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