Lawrence “Gene” Markham

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Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away on November 4th in Waco, Texas into the arms of his Lord and Savior. He was surrounded by family, his best friend Charlie Payne, and love at the time of his peaceful passing. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Those that were privileged to know him were blessed with endless wisdom and affection.


Visitation:  Friday, November 11, 2022 from 1pm to 2pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.

Funeral Service:  2pm Friday, November 11, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, Waco, Texas. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service

Interment:   Immediately following service at China Spring Cemetery, China Spring, Texas.

Gene was born on September 19th, 1941, in Avery, Texas to John Morris and Lois Mae Holder Markham. He grew up and attended high school in Petersburg, Texas, and subsequently moved to Waco, Texas where he graduated with a degree in accounting in 1972 from Baylor University. He has since resided in Woodway, Texas for the past 30 years. His sagacity and intellect were undeniable and is highlighted by the fact that he passed the CPA exam in one sitting. Gene was a true family man at his core, and loved family gatherings with his loved ones, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed collecting and listening to records, working on automobiles, and appreciated the stillness and simplicity of life as you could often find him on his porch with his wife Carole and their various pets over the years. He also enjoyed traveling to Kentucky, where he spent much time with Charlie Payne. Gene was selfless, caring, and a man of deep faith.

Gene was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife, Carole Layton Markham of Woodway, Texas; sister, Mary Beth Moore of Granbury, Texas; sons, Bryan Markham and wife, Jenny of Waco, Texas, Kevin Markham and wife, Paige of Keller, Texas; Charlie Abshier of Hewitt, Texas, Chris Abshier and wife, Ashley of Hewitt, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren and Kirsten Markham of Keller, Texas, Kati Markham of Waco, Texas, Kyrsten, Madison, and Clayton Abshier of Waco, Texas; and loving dog, Hope.


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

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  1. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Mr. Markham was a dear friend to me for many years. I really enjoyed our talks because he was very intense and intellectual. He was a good man and will be missed.

  3. I’ve known Gene for 46 years. Gene was a good friend. He was intelligent, kind and gentle. He loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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