Louis Joseph Honeycutt Sr., 78, of Spicewood Beach died Dec. 22, 2014

Louis Joseph “L.J.” Honeycutt Sr. passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side Dec. 22, 2014, in the Spicewood Beach community near Spicewood, Texas, at the age of 78.

Louis Honeycutt is survived by his children, Jeana Gail Aaron of Spicewood, Louis Joseph Honeycutt Jr. of Galena Park and Audrey Clydene “Dena” Yates of Angleton; stepchildren, Glenn Ubernosky, Paula Steeves and Wendall Ubernosky; and brother Al Honeycutt of Spicewood. L.J. had nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Jean Honeycutt; mother, Audrey E. Watson; father, William C. Honeycutt; and brother Bill Honeycutt.

L.J. was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Houston to Audrey E. Honeycutt. He attended Jeff Davis High School. L.J.’s proudest accomplishment was purchasing an electric company, becoming self-employed in 1967 as a master electrician.

In 1979, L.J. helped form the Spicewood Beach Property Owners Association, for which he served on the board in various positions, including president and vice president for numerous years.

L.J. was a member of the Pasadena Rodeo Association and served as an auxiliary police officer for the Galena Park Police Department. He was known as “King of the Derbies” in his younger years and was highly involved in coordinating the annual Destruction Derby in the Astrodome in Houston.

L.J. was involved with the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. He helped to start the annual Destruction Derby fundraiser for the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department.

L.J. enjoyed old country music by legends such as Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart and numerous other recording stars. His favorite color was blue. His hobbies were fishing, camping, racing, boating and woodcrafting.

A viewing is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 27 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the funeral home. A graveside service will immediately follow at Holloway Cemetery in Spicewood with a reception to follow at Spicewood Beach Recreation Hall. Pastor Doug Lindley will officiate the services. All are welcome to attend and celebrate L.J. Honeycutt’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 2, Spicewood, TX 78669.

Go to www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com to offer condolences.

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