Wilburn H. Lessman


Wilburn H. Lessman, 84, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, August 26th at a local hospital.

Funeral services: 2 PM Friday, August 29, 2014, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin Thompson officiating.

Visitation: 5 to 7 PM Thursday, August 28th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Wilburn was born January 30, 1930 in Falls County to Henry and Meline (Schreiber) Lessman. He owned and operated Lessman’s Grocery and Market and B & W Auto Sales. Wilburn was passionate in serving countless hours in law enforcement volunteer work, as well as other volunteer organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Jean Lessman.

Survivors include his children, Debby Stewman, Judy Heickman and husband Tom and Neil Lessman and wife Gaila; grandchildren, Marshall Stewman, Will and Austin Glover, Madison Heickman, Josh, Jeremy, and Justin (Bumper) Lessman; great grandchildren, Leighton and Lyra Stewman, Zayne, Jacob, Wyatt, Ryder, Kenzie and Tucker Lessman, and Deztanie and Joseph Hellsten; sisters, Gracie Weiting and husband Nelson and Minnie Lou Owen; and special friend, Bettie Lou Porter.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials should be made to the charity of your choice.

Wilburn treasured all of his friends.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. I am in Michigan and will not be able to attend Wilburn’s services.

  2. It was an honor serving with Wilburn in the Waco Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. He will be missed by all of his friends and associates.

  3. My condolences to the family of one of my good friends, Wilburn Lessman. He will be missed by so very many of us. May God comfort you all.

  4. Neil and family, I am sorry for your loss.

  5. I am so sorry to read about the loss this morning. I haven’t seen Wilburn since Ellen Jo’s funeral. Wilburn has been a good friend to me throughout my life and I will miss him dearly. Stacy’s and my thoughts are with you all during this time of both mourning and celebration. Wilburn has gone home to be with our Lord and we will see him again. Unfortunately neither Stacy nor I will be able to attend the services on Friday or Visitation on Thursday because we are out of town at a seminar.

    Denny & Stacy Lessman

  6. Chaplain Frank Gentsch, WPD

    + May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

    † Frank

  7. Gaila and Family,
    From all of us here at the TFE Lewisville office, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy on your loss.

  8. Betty Stinson Barker

    I am Charlotte Carpenter’s sister, Betty. I wonderful memories of Jean and Wilburn at Carpenter celebrations. We were together at Orlando and Lake Tahoe as well as many afternoons when Wilburn would stop by the Carpenters. My condolences to all the family.

  9. Clayton n Charleen Hall

    Neil and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather.
    Our prayers are with you.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Gaila and your family.

  11. Charlie Gonzales

    Neil and Lessman family, please accept condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during theses difficult times.

    Charlie g.

  12. Charlie Gonzales

    Neil and Family, condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

    Charlie Gonzales

  13. Gaila so sorry the loss of your father-in-law. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, and pray that God can give your family peace during this hard time.

  14. Murray and Greta Watson

    We extend our sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one.

    Murray and Greta

  15. Thank you for the opportunity to care for Mr. Lessman. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Audie Williams
    Providence Hospice

  16. Pedro and Annette Perez

    Rest in peace, dear friend. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to all, especially to us.
    All our Love,
    Pedro and Annette (Eight Track) Perez

  17. So grateful to have had the opportunity to get to take care of Mr. Lessman, and although it was for a short time I really did enjoy our talks about his involvement with law enforcement. My deepest sympathy for all of his family and may God Bless each of you in this time of need.

  18. Jeannie Dickson

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your Dad. He was a wonderful man, who did so much for so many people, and will be greatly missed. Our sympathies to you and all of your family.
    Jeannie and David

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