Laurencio (Lawrence) Leal, was called to be with our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. Centenarian (100 years old), he was born on September 5, 1921 in Seguin, Texas. Eldest of nine.
He is predeceased by his parents Jose and Maria Leal, his brothers and sisters Lucia Rios (Augustine), Guadalupe Calderon (Inocencio), Richard Leal (Virginia), Adolfo Leal (Idalia), Eugenio Leal (Juanita) and his partner longtime Shay Ochoa.
He is survived by his brother Jesus Leal (Criselda) and his sisters, Herlinda Sotelo (Jose) and Esther Toscano (Gene) as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Laurencio proudly served in the military for over three years and fought in World War II. He served overseas in Ireland, England, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria. He drove an ambulance in the Battle of the Bulge and enjoyed sharing war stories with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, winning many local and national tournaments during his lifetime as a member of the National Pan American Golf Association.
The family expresses their gratitude to William Currington who has gone above and beyond as a part-time caregiver for the past three years. Laurencio will be deeply missed for his genuine kindness, his jokes, his love of life and his jovial attitude.
Services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 409 W. Krezdorn St., Seguin, Texas, 78155. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., Rosary at 10:00 a.m. with Mass following. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Seguin, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Mortuary and Cremations located at 1116 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155; 830.379.9430. Please login to www.palmermortuary.com to sign and consult the guestbook.