Lonnie Joe Renfro
Dec. 26, 1928 - Nov. 1, 2017
Lonnie Joe Renfro, 88, of Boerne, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. A visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 6, at the Clifton Funeral Home, in Clifton, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 7, at the Valley Mills Cemetery, in Valley Mills, Texas. Following the services, there will be a meal and fellowship at The Depot in the Santa Fe Park, in Valley Mills, hosted by Jo Nell Meyer, Ruby Godby, and Corrine Rabbe.
Lonnie Joe Renfro was born on December 26, 1928, in Olney, Texas, to Aubrey Roland and Myrtle Elliott (Bruner) Renfro. Lonnie, known as Pete by his friends and family in his home town, loved hunting, and training bird dogs in his younger years. Lonnie attended school in Olney and then worked one summer in the oilfield before deciding to go to college at North Texas State University. It was at college that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Dansby. He served his country as a medic based in Germany.
Following his service, he enjoyed many years working as an educator. He began as a teacher/coach in the Fort Worth area and then moved to Ennis, Texas, where he served as principal and later superintendent of Ennis Independent School District. The family then moved to Pasadena, Texas, where he served as Assistant Superintendent to Finance for the Pasadena Independent School District, where he later retired and moved to Boerne, Texas, in 2004.
In retirement, he and his wife, Dorothy, made South Padre Island their second home. He was an avid fisherman and caught many speckled trout and an occasional redfish. He loved playing golf, watching sports and his dog, Callie. Callie was his companion for 15 years. He enjoyed being active in his grandkids' sports and activities.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his wife of over 53 loving years, Dorothy Dansby Renfro, on September 15, 2004.He is survived by his three children, Gary Rolan Renfro and wife, Cindy, Karen Sue Crow and husband, Barry, and Sue Kay Clark and husband, Brian. He has seven grandchildren, John, Rocky, Hollie, Kelli, Nan, Hope, and Dee; and many great-grandchildren, Charlie, Max, Birdie, Ryder, Emilee, Brooke, Blake, Carter, Hadley, and Emma.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Vaughan's Funeral Home
Boerne, TX 78006