Lawrence Paul Lucher Jr., 74, of Orange, died July 27, 2008, in Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Cremation arrangements are under direction of Claybar Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced later.

Born April 20, 1934, in New Waverly to Lawrence Paul Lucher Sr. and Beatrice (Wright) Lucher, he was a veteran of the Army and worked as a heavy equipment operator for Devers Construction. He was a former member of the Little Cypress Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Lucher;  sons, Eric Lucher and Matthew Lucher and his wife, Katherine; granddaughter, Lauren Lucher, all of Orange ; and a sister, Katherine Gregory of New Waverly.