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Michael Dean Lenox

May 29, 1964 — March 21, 2024

Temple



Mr. Michael Dean Lenox, 59 a distinguished veteran and esteemed member the community, passed away on March 21, 2024, at his home in Temple, Texas. He was born on May 29, 1964, in Canoga Park, California.

Mr. Lenox's commitment to serving his country extended to his military service in the United States Navy, where he served as a Basic Auxiliary Equipment Technician and later transitioned into roles such as Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator and Scuba Diver. His dedicated service earned him several medals and accolades, including the Navy Commendation Medal and the National Defense Medal.


Throughout his life, Mr. Lenox led a multifaceted career journey, starting as a loan officer before venturing into real estate. He notably owned the Salad Station restaurant in Port Angeles and was a former owner of Relax Station. Additionally, he was the proud founder of Chess Vets and held membership in various prestigious organizations such as the Marine Corp Detachment and the VFW Post #1820.


Described as stubborn yet kind-hearted, opinionated yet giving, Mr. Lenox deeply valued his friendships and always sought opportunities to assist others with intentionality and compassion. His love for diving and chess was only overshadowed by his passion for supporting fellow veterans.


Among his proudest accomplishments was his marriage to the love of his life, Lia (Lee) Lenox, in 1999. Together, they shared a beautiful Hawaiian wedding and spent 25 years creating cherished memories.


Mr. Michael Dean Lenox is survived by his devoted wife Lia (Lee) Lenox; brothers Allan Emmons and John Woolbright; sisters Donna (Jim) Baither and Barbora (Bob) Larson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vicki Woolbright, and Robert Woolbright.


Visitation services to honor Mr. Lenox's life will be held at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center in Temple on April 2nd  from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM followed by a Testimony hour beginning at 7:00 pm  Graveside service will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on April 4th at 2:00 PM.with Rev. William A. Sterling officiating.


In remembrance of a remarkable individual whose legacy will forever resonate within the hearts of those who knew him.


In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to the Marine Corp Detachment Po Box 1281 Temple, TX 76503.


Arrangements are under the direction of Comrade, Sabrina Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Cremation

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 TX-195, Killeen, TX 76542

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