Henry Fenno Straw (1928 - 2019)

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Henry Fenno Straw, 90, of Burnet,
Texas, passed away with family surrounding
him and singing songs of
his faith, on February 6, 2019. He was
born to Fenno Warren and Vivian
Grace (Sutton) Straw on July 9, 1928 in
Gatesville, Texas.
Working in the oilfields as a roughneck,
tool pusher, driller, field engineer,
regional engineer and putting
himself through school and receiving
his bachelor's degree in petroleum
engineering from the University of
Texas, Henry went to work for Texaco
where he spent the next forty-two
years in the oil and gas industry. In
his years at Texaco, he became the
vice president of alternative energy
before he retired. He was a member of
the Longhorn Band while at the University
of Texas. Henry was a member
of the American Society for Mining
and Metallurgy and Exploration.
A member of the Texas Exes and a
member of the Highland Lakes United
Methodist Church. He was a diehard
University of Texas Longhorn and a
Denver Broncos fan.
Henry loved his family
very much and to him
family was everything.
He delighted in taking
care of Mom and the
kids! His greatest wish
was to make it to his
ninetieth birthday. He
loved to hunt, hike,
fish and ride horses
in some of the most
beautiful places on
this earth and was
able to work and travel
extensively from the
deserts of Saudi Arabia
to the rain forests of
South America. Henry has met many
friends and acquaintances all along
the way with his wife of sixty-six
years. After retiring to Burnet, Henry
enjoyed watching the hummingbirds
and the deer and other wildlife on his
property that has a creek that flows
into Lake Buchanan. By far it was not
the same as seeing the "South Ridge"
every morning but
was great substitute.
He was a true believer
in the Word and was
looking forward to seeing
his Mother and his
brothers again.
Henry is survived
by his wife, Margaret,
daughters, Sheila Stewart
and her husband
Michael of Lake Victor,
Texas, Cynthia Jarrett
and her husband Dean
of Midland, Texas, son,
Henry "Scooter" F.
Straw, Jr. of Colorado
Springs, Colorado,
grandchildren, Geoffrey Straw, Parker
Jarrett, Chace Jarrett, Micah Jarrett,
Brooks Jarrett, Katie Slack, Korie
Stewart, Rebecca Stewart, and Toni
Stewart, and three great grandchildren.
Numerous nieces and nephews
and countless friends also survive.
Henry is preceded in death by his
parents, brothers, Fenno "Jack" Straw
and Harry George Straw.
A visitation is planned from 4:00-
6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 13,
2019 at Putnam Funeral Home, 145
Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639.
A funeral service is planned for 11:00
A.M., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at
the Highland Lakes United Methodist
Church, 8303 Ranch Rd 1431, Buchanan
Dam, TX 78609. Reverend Grady
Roe will officiate. An online register
can be found at www.PutnamCares.
com.
Special thanks go to the caregivers
that are now a part of our family,
Carla, Toni, Jeannie, Patsy, Teri and
Rose and to Seton Hospice, Amy, Tim,
and Penny.
Memorials can be sent to the Highland
Lakes United Methodist Church,
8303 Ranch Road 1431, Buchanan
Dam, Texas 78609 or your favorite animal
charity.
Caring for Henry is entrusted to Putnam
Funeral Home and Crematory,
145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas
78639. (325)388-0008
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Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC - Kingsland
145 Texas Ave
Kingsland, TX 78639
325-388-0008
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