Kevin C. Lancaster, 53, went to meet our King on Friday, September 16th, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Natalie Ichon Lancaster; their wonderful children, daughter and her husband, Nicole Lancaster Freas and Brian Michael Freas; daughter, Claire Michele Lancaster; and son, Christopher Kevin Lancaster. Kevin is also survived by devoted parents, Charles Edward Lancaster and Edna Mae Harper Lancaster; sister and her husband, Leslie Lancaster Nollsch and David Allen Nollsch; nephew, Travis Lee Nollsch; niece and her husband, Jennifer Nollsch Allensworth and James Allensworth; brother-in-law, Eric Jean Ichon; sister-in-law and her husband, Laura Ichon Payne and Michael Lyndon Payne; niece, Juliane Michele Payne; nephew, Alexander Michael Payne; and mother-in-law, Michele Darroquy Ichon.
Kevin was born in El Paso, Texas and lived throughout west Texas including Midland, Fort Stockton, Seminole and San Angelo before moving to Houston in Jr. High in 1970. Kevin graduated with the class of 1976 from Memorial High School. He met Natalie in 1972 and they married on August 18th, 1979. He worked in the trucking industry selling 18 wheelers from the time he was 16. Kevin was the owner of Premier Truck Center for over 10 years and finally closed his business due to his illness in March of 2009. Kevin was a trusted member of the White House Advance beginning in July of 1990 and thru the terms of both President George Bush and President George W. Bush.
Kevin was a dedicated Assistant Scoutmaster of Scout Troop 1296 for almost 8 years, during this time he was recognized with numerous awards. One special award was the CARES award, Copperhead Adults Recognizing Excellence in Scouting, which showed his commitment to the program. He was also nominated and appointed as a member of the Order of the Arrow and continued on to Brotherhood. Kevin was a trained leader who could be counted on whenever he was needed. The thing that was dearest to his heart was sharing his knowledge with scouts on the rules and proper handling of rifles. At District events you could always find him instructing scouts on the rifle range. Kevin was an NRA Instructor for rifle, shotgun and pistol, as well as an instructor for Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter’s Education. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Kevin was a truly loving son, brother, husband and father and a dear friend to all he met. He was a great man and he will truly be missed. Before Kevin’s death he told us that he “was ready to serve Christ in a new place.” We know he will continue to faithfully serve our King forever.
Friends and family joined together for a "Celebration of Kevin's Life" at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 24th, 2011, at Bear Creek United Methodist Church located at 16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, Texas 77084, phone 281-463-2330. This was a gathering to honor the incredible of life of Kevin Charles Lancaster: son, husband, father to three, and friend to many. All were asked to wear something with color. Kevin was colorblind and wanted to see a room full of color on this day. Immediately following the Celebration of Life there was a time of Continued Fellowship beginning at 5:00 P.M. at the Lancaster home.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Kevin wanted to build a Camp Bovay Shooting Range for the Boy Scouts. In order to accomplish this, please make checks payable to Natalie Lancaster, in memory of Kevin. This will be donated to the Sam Houston Area Council. Kevin spent his free time with the Boy Scouts and for this they will have a Kevin C. Lancaster Memorial Fund. All donations made before December 1st will be matched by the Cockrell Foundation. If you are unable to attend the Celebration of Life or time of Continued Fellowship, donations may be mailed to: Natalie Lancaster- In Honor of Kevin C. Lancaster, 14807 Shadway Drive, Houston, Texas 77084.
A kind and generous man, Kevin will be missed by all who knew and loved him.