L.E. McCluskey Jr., beloved husband and father, peacefully left this world to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
The memorial service was Friday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Morehart Mortuary Chapel. A graveside service was in Graham for the family only.
L.E. was born May 2, 1934, in South Bend and graduated from Graham High School in 1952. For a while, he worked in the busy oil fields before deciding to attend Hardin-Simmons University, where he graduated in 1957 with a BBA, Minor in Economics. His first position was with the Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in El Paso. Over the years his career involved three commercial banks. He also attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.
He was a proud member of the North American Limousin Foundation, the Texas and Southwestern Cattleraisers Association, Texas Farm Bureau, and the NRA.
He was also an active member of the Roughneck Sunday School Class. Being a Master Mason for more than 50 years, as well as a 50 year member of El Maida Shrine was especially meaningful to him.
He was a man of many passions in life including early on tie-down roping and breaking young horses.
In Breckenridge, he started his Limousin cow calf operation on family ranch land. This sparked his interest in learning how to weld and from then on he never stopped. Family fun involved skeet shooting, which he loved to teach to others.
Mr. McCluskey was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo E. McCluskey Sr. and Odessa Pratt McCluskey; and his sister, Ann McCluskey. He is survived by his wife, Marianne McCluskey of Breckenridge; his daughters: Kelly Thompson and husband Brian of College Station, Ronda Smith and husband Steve of Early, and Jeri Cornelius and husband Charlie Eichman of Austin; his son, John Cornelius of San Antonio; his mother-in-law, Vivian Berryman of Corpus Christi; his sister-in-law, Susan Papa and husband Mark of Sugarland; four grandchildren: Sam Smith, Cassie Campbell, Amy Thompson and Megan Cornelius; and one great-grandchild, Rylee Campbell.
Never too busy to help a friend or family in time of need, he will be greatly missed by all who love him. He knew the Lord personally and willingly shared his faith. Donations in memory of L.E. can be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and the Texas Baptist Men and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at http://www.morehartmortuary.net/.