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William Thomas Lakey, Sr.

William Thomas Lakey, Sr., 96, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Magnolia Manor in Groves, Texas.

William was born April 18, 1923 in Silsbee, Texas to Beech Crabiel Lakey and Jennie Gentry Lakey.  He was a resident of Port Neches for 76 years and a retired Gager with Texaco. 

William was a member of Southside Baptist Church of Port Neches, Texas Retired Baptist Builders, and Port Neches Masonic Lodge # 1163.  He was also a WWII US Army Veteran serving in the 300th Engineer Battalion.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with Reverend Aaron Little officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the funeral home.

William was preceded in death by his son, W.T. Lakey, Jr.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Ella Mae Lakey of Port Neches, Texas; daughter, Charlotte Cox and husband Tim of Port Neches, Texas; step-daughter, Janet Daughtery and husband Jarrott of Corsicana, Texas; step-sons, Paul Smith and wife Cathy of McDade, Texas and Terry Mahan of LaGrange, Texas; grandson, Tryon Cox and wife Shannon; 17 step-grandchildren; 27 step-great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Texas Baptist Men, 5351 Catron Drive, Dallas, Texas 75227.