Condolences for Lawrence Vincent Butschek

Sonya Williams posted on 5/29/21

I'm in shock as I'm sure everyone is over this!!! Larry was such an amazing person that I will truly miss. When Larry would come to Cedar Mills he always had his dog or dogs with him and would always have donuts for our service department. I would always joke with him that he needs to bring us salad instead so the guys want get stuck in the boats they are working on. Prayers to his wife and family.


Shelly Garrison posted on 5/28/21

The world lost a kind, smart and funny man. I have so many fun memories of sailing with Larry and friends on Eagle Mt Lake. My sincere condolences to Jill and his family.


Rod Perkins posted on 5/27/21

I met Larry when he came to Eagle Mountain Lake and he started his Yacht service, and he was the sailboat expert. We were working with the same people and marinas as I had the pile drivers on the lake. We had a friendship and many of the same friends on the lake. Larry is my hero he was a family man, business man, and good to everyone, a man of God. I will never forget Larry and all the times we had on Eagle Mountain lake.


ERNESTINE & JOE LeBLANC & FAMILY posted on 5/25/21



Karl Hielscher posted on 5/25/21

I did not know him as well as many of you knew him however, I will miss this gentleman who represented so many aspects of honor a D respectability as he interacted with us. God Bless, Larry.


Cliff Hall posted on 5/25/21

What a shock to us all . I’ve worked with Larry on home and business projects for at least 30 years. And we had much more to do also. We Became instant friends the first day ! I always smile when I think of the time spent around Larry and Jill two very special people God joined together that work hard and love their family.. They where always busy and building their future together. I am very sad to lose my friend but still feel comfort in memories of the time and talks we had. All my prayers on your family today. I know the coming days will be hard without Larry to turn to , but he’s only moved up to where we all will meet again soon. May this biblical quote help at this time:: ISAIAH —41:10 ( So do not fear , for I am with you ; do not be dismayed , for I am your God . I will strengthen you and help you ; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand . )



JEAN Smaistrla posted on 5/25/21

I am grieved to hear of larry's death. Shocked would be a better word. He was so full of life and energy. YOU and yours are in my prayers. Jean


Ron and Carol DeVos posted on 5/25/21

Larry we’ll never forget when you and Karl surprised us by winterizing our boat when Ron was in the hospital. Thanks again


The O’Hara’s posted on 5/25/21

Prayers for peace and comfort in the days to come. Larry was always so supportive and helpful with our scouting adventures. Hugs and love to all of his wonderful family.


Clay posted on 5/25/21

A man with whom a handshake mattered. Larry will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.


Ken Young posted on 5/25/21

RIP Larry, I met Larry in 1988 when I was managing the Benbrook Sailing Center Larry turned out to be our go to PRO when we were delivering a New Hunter Sailing Yacht we new the Job would get done on time and perfect every time! I learned a lot from Larry over the Years! He will be be Sorely Missed !



Diana and Allen McDowell posted on 5/25/21

So sorry for your family's loss.


Ralph Peck posted on 5/25/21

Larry was as good as guy as they come. He was always honest, spent his time doing what needed to be done and loving his family. Larry was good to me, through it all. A great guy who loved his wife and kids and always meant to be the best for them.


Horacio Gonzalez posted on 5/25/21

Our sincerest condolences Jill and to all of your family. We were so saddened to hear of Larry’s sudden passing. Rest in Peace dear friend.


Steve Flunker posted on 5/25/21

Larry was one of the kindest, generous, and most thoughtful individuals I know. His calm demeanor and quick smile were his trademarks. I always enjoyed the hours we spent sitting next to each other on the foredeck of DD racing at the boat club and it saddens me that you won’t be there next time. I feel lucky to call you my friend. You left us too soon. Rest In Peace, I will miss you.


Jerry Fantasky posted on 5/25/21

RIP Larry


Trevor Oyler posted on 5/25/21

I started working for Larry when i was 15 years old. I was homeschooled so i had a lot of free time on my hands so Larry kept me busy and out of trouble. We sanded the bottom of sail boats, fixed fences, built his porch, built garden planters, spent a lot of time out on the lakes installing and fixing boat lifts, and you can bet your butt when there was no work to be done i would be weed wacking. I will always be grateful to Larry for teaching the meaning of a hard days work. He was an amazing and considerate man. Everyday we worked he would buy his employees lunch. He went above and beyond for us. Larry inspired me to chase my dreams which led to me joining the US Navy. I am so sorry for your loss, Larry impacted so many people and I am forever grateful for him.


Chris May posted on 5/25/21

known Larry for 15 years, he will be missed., i always enjoyed our conversations we had, whether they were 1 min or 30 min.. He always made me feel appreciated in our business dealing no matter what. He was a good one. My most heartfelt condolences Jill and family.


Vince Cruz Jr. posted on 5/25/21

I recall first meeting Larry around 1999 when I bought my first hydro-hoist from him. I knew immediately from that point forward that Larry would be the calming voice of reason & trusting professional whom I would always consult for every boat I would own. It prides me to say that over the decades I enjoyed countless hours with Larry talking boats, talking vintage cars, crewing, or having lunch, a drink and a laugh at the FWBC. Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you dearly.


John Hardesty posted on 5/25/21

Larry helped me and many others get our first real sailboat into the water safely from wherever it came from. It’s scary looking at your new boat from the bottom when it is on the crane, but Larry’s wry smile and calm competence kept everything on track. I knew then that this was a community that I wanted to be a part of. He will be sorely missed and always remembered.


Trish Lemon posted on 5/25/21

I'm so sorry to hear this sorrowful news. My deepest condolences to Jill and family. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Larry and wonderful times spent together. Prayers for all.


Scott & Vickie Hundemer posted on 5/24/21

We are so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Jill and family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers....



James Curry posted on 5/24/21

Life long friend (1961) good husband. farther, grand father, and provider, will be missed, i Have to many memories to list , and a good friend


Lee J Sperry- Unit Commissioner posted on 5/24/21

Butschek family- The Lonestar District and Longhorn Council were so sorry to learn of the loss of Vincent. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, said this to Scouts everywhere: "I often think when the sun goes down, the world is hidden by a big blanket from the light of heaven, but the stars are little holes pierced in that blanket by those who have done good deeds in this world. Vincent and the Butschek family are such people who have done good deeds in this world.