Larry W. Leshikar
1954 - 2021
OakCrest Funeral Home - Waco
4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX
Larry W. Leshikar

Aug. 1, 1954 - Oct. 10, 2021

Larry Wayne Leshikar, 67, of Hewitt passed away peacefully Sunday, October 10, surrounded by his wife and daughter. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, October 15, at OakCrest Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, October 14, at the funeral home. For everyone's protection, the family has requested masks be worn while inside the building.

Larry was born August 1, 1954, in Waco, to Frank and Sophie Leshikar. He graduated with honors from McLennan Community College in 1976. He went on to work as a computer operator at Central Freight Lines working his way up to becoming the Manager of Technical Services. His family was told over the years by several of his coworkers that he was the "master of the mainframe". Larry was greatly admired in and outside of his field. In his spare time, he loved listening to live music (especially Texas Red Dirt), fishing and watching his favorite movies over and over. One of Larry's favorite sayings was "it's terrific" from the movie Starman. He was a strong, patient, loving and devoted partner to his spouse Twila, as well as an amazing father to their daughter, Amanda. Larry was known for his big bear hugs and missed giving those hugs during the pandemic. He was a simple yet selfless man and cared more about providing whatever Twila and Amanda wanted, always putting them and others first. Larry not only had a big heart toward others, but also toward dogs, he loved them and they loved him just as much.

Larry was the ultimate host of many pool get togethers, grill master, barbeque king, and the best margarita maker. He had perfected the art of maintaining the pool, and he was known to "survey the land" often, stepping out into the backyard to look around and soak in the scenery. He knew the answer to anything and had a plan for everything! He will be tremendously missed. His valiant hard fought efforts against cancer were a testament to his character.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard.

He is survived by his wife and daughter as well as his loving extended family, Gary Baggett and wife, Linda, Vicki Farley, Deedra Baggett and life partner, Amy Post; sister-in-law, Margaret Leshikar; niece, Tara McGurgan and husband, Kurt; a nephew; several great nieces, a great nephew, and many dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society, or to the Humane Society of Central Texas.

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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Oct. 13, 2021.
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My condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort, comfort your hearts and grant your family peace, during this difficult time. 2 Thessalonians 2:17
October 18, 2021
Our thoughts are with you and your family and we are wishing you comfort and peace in the midst of your sorrow. Larry will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
Rick and Kathy Hudson
October 15, 2021
Larry and I were good friends. He will be missed dearly. May we meet again one day. Your friend Manuel Ramos
Manuel Ramos
October 14, 2021
My love and prayers go out to the family and friends Rest in Paradise, Larry!
Blanche Bagby
October 14, 2021
So very sorry to hear about Larry. I met Larry while working at Scott & White. He impressed me so much because I wanted to work with him so I moved to Waco and met lifelong friends. He was a great man and Im sure the world will miss him.
Charles Arthur Frazier
October 14, 2021
I´m so very sorry for your loss. You and Larry were the best fans and followers to my kids Ed and Chris and Blue Houdini. He will be greatly missed!
Gladys Reyes
October 13, 2021
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