Beloved brother and friend, Lawrence Henry “Larry” Lucht, age 75, passed away after a long battle with cancer in Marshall, Texas on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Larry was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 11, 1945 to Henry Theodore Lucht and Denise Schwab Lucht. He is preceded in death by his parents and survived by his sister, Margaret Lucht and by Lucy Boxer.
Larry grew up in Brownwood, Texas and moved with the family to Marshall, Texas in 1956. There they purchased the Capri Drive-In Theatre and operated it as a family business for many years. Larry attended Marshall public schools where he played the trumpet in the MHS marching band and graduated high school in 1963. He enrolled at SFA in Nacogdoches, Texas with a major in Business Administration, and later earned his Master’s degree in Business from North Texas State. Larry taught high school English for two years in Pearsall, Texas and was also a substitute teacher in the Marshall ISD. He later obtained his real estate license and sold real estate through the brokerage of Nellie Melone Realty. From 1985 to 1990 Larry was a co-owner of The Peanut Shack candy store located in the Marshall Mall.
Larry was a man of many interests, including a lifelong passion for old cars, antique motorcycles (collecting, swapping, rebuilding them) and their period memorabilia. He owned two 1940’s motorcycles, which were on display in museums in Petit Jean, Arkansas and south Texas. He also loved his electric train set that was traditionally set up and run under the Luchts’ Christmas tree to the delight of young visitors to their home. In addition, he was a good musician, playing the trumpet in “Sounds of Swing” band in Carthage, Texas until declining health no longer permitted. Larry’s life was well lived and he was well loved. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In honoring Larry’s wishes, no services will be held and friends are asked to refrain from sending flowers. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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