Eddie Mansel Lancaster’s journey began on April 12, 1949 in Kilgore. His journey ended peacefully after 62 years, on OcT. 30, at his home in Mauriceville. Mansel grew up in Longview, and he was a proud graduate of Longview High School’s class of 1967.

Mansel attended Kilgore Junior College before beginning his life-long career as an Insulator and member of the Insulator’s Local Union #22. Mansel truly loved the simple things in life, such as; spending time outdoors, caring for his farm animals, sharing a hearty laugh, good food and a cold beer. Most of all, he deeply adored and treasured his family and friends. They were everything to Mansel just as he was to them.

Mansel is now eternally surrounded in love by his father James Edward “Eddie” Lancaster, mother Jeanean Warnock Lancaster, grandmother Veva M. South, grandparents Henry and Mamie Lancaster, uncle Harry C. “Unk” Warnock, uncle Huey (Billie) Lancaster, and daughter NaTasha LeeAnn Lancaster.

His loving embrace leaves behind the following survivors; his sister Tonna Lancaster Reed of Lufkin; brother Dale Lancaster of San Francisco; aunt Pearl M. Warnock of Beaumont; daughter Natalie (Layne) Barnes of Spring; son Dwayne Stanley, son Devin (Tara) Harris of Lago Vista, TX; former wife Patricia Lancaster of Cleveland, TX, and two very special nieces Lacy & Emily Reed of Austin.

He was cherished by his grandsons Oryin Harris, Kacy Broussard, Auston Barnes and Blake Barnes. He is also survived by his aunt Mollie Ann Foley of Marshall, uncle Ben David (Ethelyn) Lancaster of Ranger, TX, uncle Clifton (Sue) Lancaster of Bryan, and uncle Robert Lancaster, also of Bryan.

The family would also like to extend tremendous heartfelt thanks to Mansel’s extraordinary friends Terry and Sundee Champeaux of Mauriceville, Mike Lawson of Bridge City, and many other loyal and dedicated friends. He loved you all…

Mansel’s kind heart, generous spirit, blue eyes & contagious laugh will be greatly missed, but never ever forgotten.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Mansel’s brother and sister would enjoy your company at the Brazos Cattle Company in Beaumont for lunch following the service.