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Celebrating the life of
Larry Huber Senkel
Passed away on March 28, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Sunday, April 03, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Trisaigion Service
  • 6:30pm - Sunday, April 03, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:30am - Monday, April 04, 2016
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377
  • Reception
  • 11:45am - Monday, April 04, 2016
  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • 3511 Yoakum Blvd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77006

  • 713-526-5377
  • Burial
  • 1:30pm - Monday, April 04, 2016
  • Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
  • 12800 Westheimer Rd (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77077

  • (281) 497-2330

Larry was AWESOME! There is a lot I would like to say but the words aren't coming out right at this time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheryl Hart, Fairview, NC

Although I only had the pleasure of knowing Larry for 2 days, it was more than enough for me to know what a wonderful, kind man he was. It is often said the real measure of a person is who they are when going through a difficult time. Well, Mr. Larry was kind, considerate, thoughtful, and gentle when he was in the final moments of his life. When he was struggling to breathe, he managed to find enough air to say, "Thank You" for everything I did, no matter how small. In addition, I had the pleasure of seeing first hand how much he loved his family (and how much they loved him). No doubt, he is an angel, watching over those he loves each and every day. I wish words could take away the pain of loss, but it cannot. However, please know that Larry and the entire family touched me deeply and none of you will ever be forgotten.

Anna McCall, RN, Baytown, Tx

CAROL,SO VERYSORRY TO HEAR THE SAD NEWS ABOUT LARRY.HE WAS SUCH A DEAR FRIEND.tHE MEMORIES FLOOD MY MIND OF THE MANY TIMES I HAD WITH HIM IN Lubbock AND FORT WORTH.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

MIKE LEACH, FORT WORTHTX, TXcAROL

Larry Huber Senkel, of Houston, Texas, departed this life peacefully on March 28, 2016.

Larry was born in Dallas, Texas on April 22, 1947 to the late Woodrow Ernst Senkel and Beatrice Adele Huber Senkel. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Woodrow Charles Senkel.

Larry graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, and then earned his degree in business from Texas Tech University where he served as president of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After college, he moved to Dallas where he began working for Continental Insurance. Larry transferred to Houston in the early 1970’s, and he remained in the insurance business for the remainder of his career. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice-President in the Surety & Risk Group at Willis.

Larry married the love of his life, Carol Lewis, on July 20, 1980. Larry and Carol met during a Bible Study at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and for the next thirty-five plus years they were never too far from each other’s side. Their marriage was one full of unconditional love for each other and their family.

Larry, also known as the “Saint” by some of his children’s friends, was just that. A man of profound faith, he always put Christ first, and truly lived a Christian life. Larry embodied the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These special qualities, along with his quiet but indomitable spirit, allowed Larry to excel in all aspects of his life.

Never one to boast, Larry became one of the top surety bond brokers in the country, and much of the infrastructure currently in Texas is due in no small part to Larry’s efforts. Until just recently, you could find Larry slalom water skiing at Lake McQueeney or shepherding his family around the island of Patmos, Greece. He loved manning the BBQ Pit at the Greek Festival, working in his yard, and proudly serving on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Committee. He embraced all of his endeavors with a smile on his face, eager to help others wherever needed.

Larry, or “Opah” as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, will be deeply missed, but his family is eternally grateful to God to have been blessed by this wonderful and remarkable man who made such a tremendous impact on all their lives.

Larry is survived by his wife, Carol Lewis Senkel, children, Natalie Senkel Kirklin and her husband, Bradley McMahon Kirklin, and Nicholas Lawrence Senkel, and his wife, Mary Plumb Senkel all of Houston. He also leaves three grandchildren: Anna Elizabeth Kirklin, Lauren Nicole Kirklin, and Woodrow Charles Senkel II. Larry is also survived by his mother-in-law, Anna Lewis, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Maria and Jack Younger, as well as his nephew, Jack Wade Younger Jr., and his niece, Cristina Younger Stacy and her husband Adam Stacy.

Active and honorary pallbearers include Frank Nils Ban, Mark Dwight Garfield, Bradley McMahon Kirklin, Donald Frank Kirklin, Stephen Jay Plumb, Jack Wade Younger, and Jack Wade Younger Jr.

The Senkel Family will receive family and friends on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from five until eight o’clock in the evening, with Trisagion Prayers beginning at half past six o’clock at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama St, in Houston. The funeral service will be held at half past ten o’clock in the morning on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard, in Houston. The internment will be at half past one o’clock in the afternoon at Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer in Houston.

The family would also like to thank the doctors and staff of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, especially Dr. Katherine M. Pisters, who saw Larry through his final earthly journey with great skill, care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Larry was AWESOME! There is a lot I would like to say but the words aren't coming out right at this time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sheryl Hart, Fairview, NC

Candle tribute lit by Sheryl Hart — North Carolina

Although I only had the pleasure of knowing Larry for 2 days, it was more than enough for me to know what a wonderful, kind man he was. It is often said the real measure of a person is who they are when going through a difficult time. Well, Mr. Larry was kind, considerate, thoughtful, and gentle when he was in the final moments of his life. When he was struggling to breathe, he managed to find enough air to say, "Thank You" for everything I did, no matter how small. In addition, I had the pleasure of seeing first hand how much he loved his family (and how much they loved him). No doubt, he is an angel, watching over those he loves each and every day. I wish words could take away the pain of loss, but it cannot. However, please know that Larry and the entire family touched me deeply and none of you will ever be forgotten.

Anna McCall, RN, Baytown, Tx

Candle tribute lit by Anna McCall — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Rita McIntyre — Texas

CAROL,SO VERYSORRY TO HEAR THE SAD NEWS ABOUT LARRY.HE WAS SUCH A DEAR FRIEND.tHE MEMORIES FLOOD MY MIND OF THE MANY TIMES I HAD WITH HIM IN Lubbock AND FORT WORTH.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

MIKE LEACH, FORT WORTHTX, TXcAROL

Candle tribute lit by Cathy Riecks — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Tresda Neff — Texas


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