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William "Homer" Lancaster


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William "Homer" Lancaster Obituary
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William "Homer" Lancaster, 88, an angel on earth, became an angel in heaven Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Road, Arlington, followed by a celebration at Homer's home in Fort Worth. Interment: Saturday, Feb. 1, in Live Oak Cemetery in Dublin; all family and friends are welcome, and details will be available at the funeral. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Homer was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Handley. He graduated from Dublin High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944. Homer was introduced to the love of his life, Doris Gwenita "Gwen" Todd, by his sister Margaret in 1946. Three months later, on Sept. 6, 1946, they married and lived together 59 years in Fort Worth until Gwen's death April 13, 2005. Homer went to work for Texas Electric in 1946 and retired after 42 years of loyal employment. Homer was "superman" to his family and friends. He was a man who would conquer any task or project. He demonstrated this by building his family a ski boat for family fun at Lake Arlington, building a lake house in Granbury and the list goes on and on. Homer loved his family and friends unconditionally. He honored his family by being the man he was, a walking billboard for always doing the right thing and treating everybody with love and respect. Homer loved the Lord and forever strived to be a good servant. He left his footprint on this earth and will be a guardian angel to all who loved and knew him. A million tears may fall, a million smiles to follow for this man we all adored. Homer was preceded in death by his father, William Homer Lancaster; mother, Lucile Carraway; his loving wife of 59 years, Gwen Lancaster; brother, Paul Lancaster; and sister, Ruth Davis. Survivors: Daughters, Carolyn Capps and Linda Lancaster, son-in-law, John Capps; grandchildren, Mary Jenson, David Capps, Aubree and Megan Topham; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Jenson, Tyler Jenson, Amber Jenson and Liam Topham; and a vast number of extended family members, lifelong friends and loving neighbors.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 29, 2014
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