Aubrey R. Minchew


Aubrey R. Minchew, 91 of Chalk Bluff, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Visitation: 5 – 7PM Friday, October 28 at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10AM Saturday, October 29 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial: Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge.

Aubrey was born May 18, 1931 in Stewards Mill in the community of Grange Hall near Fairfield, to William Leroy and Ruby Alice (Rosser) Minchew. He was number eleven of sixteen children. He married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Wollard, on June 1, 1955 in Hubbard. They were blessed with four children. He devoted his life as a Deacon and Elder at Northside Church of Christ in Bellmead and 43 years as a Deputy Sheriff for McLennan County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ronald Minchew; daughter, Darla Minchew; nine brothers; five sisters; and grandson, Traun Pogue.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 67 years, Joyce Minchew; daughters, Carla Pogue (Chester), and Patricia Nehring (Jeff); a sister, Ann Smith of Fairfield; eleven grandchildren, Casey Gauntt (Chris) of Austin, Eric Turner (Erica) of Leroy, Dustin Pogue (Melissa) of Chalk Bluff, Brad Turner (Leslie) of Perry, Holly Browning (Ryan) of Oklahoma, Chad Richardson (Priscilla) of College Station and Micah O’Neall (Scott) of San Antonio; eleven great grandchildren, Cade, Makayla, Kevin, Mattie, Tailor, Erin, Hudson, Georgia, Rose, June, Sophie; and a large host of nieces, nephews, church family and many friends.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be McLennan County Sheriff’s Department.

Memorials may be made to Northside Church of Christ or to the charity of your choice.

Special thanks to Bluebonnet Health Services for the care and support during this difficult time of our lives.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Deborah and Wayne Tunmire

    Thoughts and prayers with the family at this time. Mr. Minchew was always very nice with my children. We live in the trailer next to lot were Dolly the horse was and saw him every day feed and water. Prayers to all.

  2. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

    Dear Mrs. Joyce Minchew and Family,

    We are all so very sorry for your loss and you and your family have our heartfelt condolences. Mr. Minchew will be missed by many but he certainly has left you all with memories that you can all cherish and hold close to your hearts.

    God Bless Mr. Minchew and may God Bless You all with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

  3. Cathy & Kevin Groppe

    Carla and family, we are very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all your beautiful memories. We pray that he will rest in eternal peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

  4. Sharon Patterson Payne

    Aubrey was one of the kindest men I have ever known. I worked with him for many years at McLennan County and he was a man who brought sunshine with him wherever he went. Even though his family had suffered extreme loss through the years, Aubrey always had a kind word for everyone he came in contact with. If you weren’t laughing when he approached you, you would be when he left you! I will forever treasure his friendship! He was a man who loved his Lord with all his heart and it was apparent to those who knew him well. RIP my dear friend. Thank you for the many years of friendship, laughter and the love you spread to everyone around you. Until we meet again in Heaven, I will hold on to the great memories of my dear friend, Aubrey Minchew…most of which made me laugh out loud!

  5. Kirk Lewis China Spring Texas

    Not enough room to say all I want to say but, what a wonderful role model and Christian man. Worked with Aubrey at the Sheriffs office in 1982-1987. I was 21 years old and really looked up to him.
    Always kind laughing and a wonderful man.
    I am a much better man for knowing him.
    God bless the family as he soars with Angels

  6. My condolences to the family. I worked with Aubrey at MSO and he was always ready to help anyone. He went out of his way to make your bad day better with his humor. He was more than coworker, he was a dear and true friend.
    Aubrey, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for all the memories, stories, and laughs you brought to all of us.

    Ronnie Price

  7. Trisha & Carla your daddy was a wonderful man
    Cherish your memories and share them with other
    Glad I got to know him on the bus trips He gave
    so much to his family,church &McLennan County
    God be with your sweet momma Joyce during this
    difficult time May the Lord comfort each of you
    and give you peace
    Sincerely 💙
    Lynn Love

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