Lawrence Lee Lingo, affectionately known as Lee, passed away on June 21, 2023, in Temple, Texas.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Born on February 5, 1959, in Tacoma, Washington, Lee was a devoted family man, and an accomplished educator. Lee's passion for education began at a young age, as he graduated from Belton High School in 1977. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Psychology from Southwest Texas State, followed by a Master's degree in the same fields from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. His academic achievements laid the foundation for a successful career in education and community service.
During his time at Belton High School, Lee discovered his love for football, playing for the school team and later with Cisco. As an adult, he remained active, enjoying bike rides, working out, and walking with his loyal canine companion, Shiloh.
Lee served as a professor at Central Texas College, Temple College, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he shared his knowledge and inspired countless students. Later in life, Lee retired as a probation officer in August of 2016.
Beyond his work in education, Lee was deeply involved in his community. He served as the president of Aware Central Texas and played a critical role in establishing the organization's women's program. He was involved with Table Rock in Salado, where he contributed his time and talents to enrich the lives of those around him.
Family was at the heart of everything Lee did. He was a loving brother, uncle, and friend, always eager to offer support and care for those in need. His selfless nature and unwavering devotion to his loved ones will be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, William Joe and Carmen (Vasquez) Lingo.
He is survived by his sister, Darlina Lingo and husband Jay Lofland of Belton; two brothers, Joe Wilson Lingo and Mack Henderson Lingo, both of Belton; four nephews, Lonnie, James, Cody and Kal Lingo; five nieces, Shannon Lingo, Laynee Lingo, Michelle Roepke, Krista Mainard, and Mckenna Serna and numerous great nieces and nephews. Lee is also survived by his beloved dog, Shiloh, who was a constant companion and source of joy in his life.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.