CARL JAY SERRES was born February 2, 1939, and went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2013. In between those days he lived a life full of love, fun, friends, and family.
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He was proud to be a native Houstonian who graduated with many friends from Reagan High School. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University and graduated from there in 1960 with a degree in civil engineering. He served his country in the Air Force before returning to Houston. He found his life's work in sales, an occupation that was meant for him. For many years he successfully ran Carl Serres and Associates, specializing in representing manufacturers of castings and forgings. He loved to fish, hunt, and play golf and excelled at all three.
Carl married the love of his life, Luann, in 1960 and they enjoyed more than 52 years together. Carl and Luann had three children, Greg, Deann, and Brad and have spent their lives devoted to them. He also loved their spouses, Shelley, Steve, and Tricia, as his own. There was nothing that pleased him more though than the blessing of his seven grandchildren, Jamie, Lindsey, Jarod, Kyle, Jayson, Connor, and Morgan. Together they enjoyed many ski and beach vacations along with innumerable sporting events and other fun activities. The people that were blessed to call Carl their friend are almost too numerous to count.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents Louis Forrest Serres and Marie Hanusch Serres. He is survived by his wife Luann Ludwick Serres; his son Greg Serres, his wife Shelley, and their children Lindsey Wendt, and her husband Cameron, Kyle Serres; his daughter Deann Jahns, her husband Steve, and their children, Jamie Jahns, Jarod Jahns and Jayson Jahns; his son Brad Serres, his wife Tricia and their children Connor Serres and Morgan Serres; his brother Robert Serres and his wife Diana and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Klein Funeral Home, Champions, with a graveside service to follow at Klein Memorial Park on SH 249 in Pinehurst.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Carl to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, New York, 10605 or to the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation at P.O Box 2800, College Station, Texas, 77841-2800.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2013