Charles Lee Leinweber Snr #921

Charles Lee Leinweber Snr, #921, Dec. 17, 2011

I would like IWCS members to know that my husband has passed on to the great woods in the sky. He had been a member since June 1966 and had the membership number of #921. He died Dec. 17, 2011. He enjoyed collecting and working with wood. He built a whole set of living room furniture and a dining room table and buffet. He had a gun business for 20 years and built beautiful gun stocks. He will be sorely missed and his children and grandchildren will enjoy the things he made. He read and enjoyed the magazine and corresponded with other members of the society.

by Jean Leinweber, Harper, TX.

Grimes Funeral Chapels obituary

Charles Lee Leinweber, Sr.
Born:  October 29, 1922 in Bandera, TX 
Departed:  December 17, 2011
Residence:  Harper, TX
Service Date:  December 21, 2011 at 10 AM
Service Location:  Garden of Memories Cemetery

Charles Lee Leinweber, Sr. passed from this earth December 17, 2011 at the age of 89. He was born in Bandera at the home of his maternal grandparents October 29, 1922. He grew up on the ranch of his parents in Mountain Home, and graduated from Tivy High School in 1939 and returned to ranching. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII and returned to ranching. He married Jean Cunningham in 1947 and farmed in Uvalde and attended the junior college there. From 1950 to 55, he attended Texas A&M University earning a PhD in Plant Physiology. They moved to Stillwater, OK where he worked on Cotton production and he became the head of the cotton program in the state. In 1960, he returned to A&M as head of the Range and Forestry department and served in that capacity, and the head of the office of University Research, environmental studies until 1976 when he retired. They then moved to Harper where he set up a gun shop.

He was an elder in the Presbyterian church, president of the Lion’s Club, member of the American Legion, and a Rotarian in College Station. He built walnut furniture for their home, and a cabin cruiser for their sailing. As a gunsmith, he made guns, creating among other things a net gun for capturing wild animals.

He is survived by his wife, Jean ; three sons, Chuck and Sandra Leinweber of Harper, Louis and Cindy Leinweber of Junction and Gregg Leinweber of Seattle; one daughter, Tom and Patricia Leinweber McGirr of Austin; eight grandchildren, Audrey and Mitch Mitchell of Kerrville, Carol Jean and David Marine of Eugene, OR, Bonham Leinweber of Houston, Joe Leinweber of Fredericksburg, Jody and Molly Simms of Garland, Caleb and Hannah McDonald of Kerrville, Samantha Leinweber of Junction and Maxine McGirr of Austin; and four great grandchildren, Keaton and Harper Mitchell of Kerrville, Jacob Marine of Eugene, OR and Eleanor Simms of Garland.

Open casket viewing will be 10 AM-5PM with a closed casket family visitation following from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 10 AM at Garden of Memories Cemetery officiated by Rev. Jim Barker.