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Lauren Edgar Knepshield ended his earthly life on December 27, 2012. Born to Lauren G. Knepshield and Eleanor Allison on August 3, 1935 in Apolo, Pennsylvania. His family moved to San Angelo, Texas in 1940, where his father trained bomber pilots during WWII. He graduated from High School in San Angelo, then joined the Army, attaining the rank of Captain in the Special Forces. He served four of the eight years in Vietnam, receiving three purple hearts, two bronze stars, a silver star and V for valor. He obtained his BBA from the University of Houston, majoring in Accounting. He held several financial positions in the energy industry.
Ed enjoyed volunteering at the Abundant Ark Children's Center, conducting chapel time and mentoring children from broken homes. When he retired to his beloved San Angelo, he worked with his therapy Dog, Casper, in the Tail Waggin' Tutor program at Fort Concho, Bowie and Santa Rita Elementary Schools. He was a member of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church.
Ed is survived by his wife of 21 years, Judy Luti Knepshield of San Angelo and his sister Pat Hurley of Canyon Lake. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com

Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 30, 2012
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