Lonnie Fender

Lonnie Wayne Fender

Monday, May 20th, 1963 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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A Celebration of the Life of Lonnie Fender, 55, of Athens will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

Lonnie went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 20, 2018 in Tyler, Texas.

Lonnie was born May 20, 1963, in Grand Saline, Texas. The son of Eddie and Gearl Dean Fender. He was the owner of LaKat Trucking, LLC in Athens, Tx. He loved to go camping, old westerns, going to the boats. His best times where surrounded by his family and friends. He was known as a family man that loved his wife, children and especially his grandbabies. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Once you met Lonnie, it was an instant, lifelong friendship, he was the most kind hearted, compassionate man you would ever meet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ricky Fender.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Kathy Henry Fender; three children, Mandy Brittain and Husband, Josh of Monahans, Lee Fender, of Athens, Angel Woodard and Husband Matt of Athens; sisters, Lavon and Mitch Burton of Tyler, Sharron and Keith Florence of Palestine, Natalie Wymore of Athens, Becky Hankins of Athens, Brothers Ed Fender of McKinney, and Bubba and Shelly Henry of Cross Roads. 6 Grand Children who thought he hung the moon. Hunter, Brayden and Rylan Brittain, Hannah Fender, and Oakley and Laramie Woodard. Numerous nieces and nephews he loved like his own.

You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at:

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to any of the following organizations:
Children’s Health (Children’s Hospitial)
Attn: Child Life
1935 Medical District Dr.
Dallas Tx. 75235

Ronald McDonald House
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Kim Swaner

Posted at 01:02am
Kyle and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family at this difficult time.
Kyle & Kim Swaner


Posted at 12:26pm
My condolences to the Fender family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth.

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