Larry Howard Nemec

Larry Howard Nemec, 65, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on September 22, 2022. Larry was born to Gilbert F. Nemec and Evelyn M. Nemec on April 4, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was the third of five siblings. Living close to the CC Bay, fishing was a big hobby during his childhood and continued to be throughout his life. He also enjoyed water skiing, sailing his Sunfish, and bicycling. Later in life he enjoyed spending time at his farm in Frelsburg, Texas.

Larry graduated valedictorian from Richard King High School in 1975. This was a proud moment for him and his family. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1979 at Texas A&M University with Magna Cum Laude honors, and Masters of Science in Industrial Management in 1985 at University of Houston.

After graduating from Texas A&M, he moved to Houston to accept a job with Ethyl Corporation. Ethyl was acquired several times during his career and he eventually worked for Albemarle , Amoco, BP/ Amoco & BP. Soon after coming to Houston, Larry joined St. Francis Desales Catholic Church and their young adults group where he met his wife Tina.  They married in 1983 in Houston.  They were blessed with two children, Shelley and Ryan. Larry was very active in his children’s lives and enjoyed watching them play soccer and other sports. They meant the world to him. Larry’s job took him to many European countries, as well as Russia, China, Japan, and Africa. His family lived in Baton Rouge in 1990-93 and Belgium in 1997. He retired from BP in 2009. Larry reentered the workforce employed at CH2M Hill and later joined Ineos. In June 2020 he retired a second time. Larry was a very generous and caring person, and known for helping whoever was in need.

Larry is preceded in death by his father Gilbert, sister Diane Powell, brother Kenneth, and his nephew, Phillip.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tina of Houston, daughter Shelley Burkett and husband Clarke of College Station, and son Ryan and wife Michelle of Rosharon along with their first child Clara due in January 2023, his mother Evelyn, brother Greg, sister Sheryl Awe and her husband Mark, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family was very important to him.

A private family Mass will be held at St Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for all family and friends to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Parkinson’s Foundation or charity of your choice.


  1. Peace to your family , may Gods perpetual light shine upon Larry.

    Robert and Mari Svoboda
  2. Tina and all of Larry’s family, May God provide comfort to you as you work through this difficult time. Larry was truly a wonderful person and I will miss him. Champ and I had the pleasure of babysitting with him at times when my mother was keeping him for Evelyn and Gil. He was a cute, rambunctious little boy. That was when I first noticed his sweet smile that stayed with him throughout his life. Yes, he was generous. I remember seeing pictures of him helping others throughout the Houston area after storms, floods, and hurricanes. Family was indeed important to him, especially you Tina and his lovely children. Kim is coming in mid October as I am having cataract surgery; perhaps we can drive up to Houston to see you then. Sent with deep sympathy and love to all his family.

    Eileen Champine
  3. I was very sad to hear about Larry’s passing and he will always
    be in my prayers and thoughts. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.
    The times I saw him he was always busy working on a project and was a jack of all trades. He had a solution for everything! Last time I saw him he was the most relaxed I’d ever seen him. I didn’t know him as well as I could have, but I respected and looked up to him. Larry and my sister were blessed to have each other. Larry accomplished a lot in his lifetime and got to do the things he loved. I’m sure you can teach the angels a thing or two. Love you brother.

    Steve Lauria
  4. Tina,
    My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.

    Nancy Edgar
  5. Tina and your whole family,
    Please accept my condolences on Larry going home to be with the Lord Jesus, Our Blessed Mother and all his family who preceded him. He is now in Jesus’ arms where there are no more tears and pain, only enjoying His precios gaze directly, forever. May your faith and knowing that many are praying for you sustain you in this difficult time.

    Bob Bovenzi

    Robert Joseph Bovenzi Jr.

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