Lance Lee Honeycutt, 79, of Lufkin, passed away May 6, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mack Duncan. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Friday May 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Feb. 25, 1936, he was the son of Lance Lee Honeycutt, Sr. and Hazel Lee Walles Honeycutt. Lance was a graduate of Stark High School, a big supporter and fan of the U.T. Longhorns, and a member of Bolton Street Baptist Church in Amarillo. He also worked for Pilgrim’s Pride as a refrigeration engineer for 21 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, J. B. Honeycutt.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara Honeycutt of Lufkin; children, Tammy and Jerry Nobles of Tomball, Vicki Lea and Tommy Aven of Pearland, Kay and Roger Mahon of Orangefield, Lance Lee III and Dakota Honeycutt of Bridge City, Regina and Terry Allen of Orange and Robin Clark of Orange; grandchildren, Christy, Aaron, Ashley, Danielle, Meagan, Jeffery, Zach, Caleb, Gabby and Travis; four great-grandchildren; three nephews and many other loving family members and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mitch Carlin, Aaron Aven, Jerrell Durham, Bobby Sutton, Jeffery Honeycutt, and Caleb Honeycutt. Honorary pallbearers are Zach Honeycutt and Chris Branch.

The family would also like to acknowledge his grandson, Travis Allen, who passed away the morning after Lance, as an Honorary Pallbearer.

The family wishes to honor Lance’s memory and his love of the Longhorns by asking everyone to wear their favorite U.T. shirts.