Lawrence William “Larry” Treadway of Rockwall, the beloved husband of Charlotte Mathilde Treadway, passed away March 14, 2015.
He was born May 11, 1933, in Jackson County, Ind., to Charles and Essie Treadway. Larry left home at an early age to escape poverty and begin the long journey of self-survival. In 1951 he joined the United States Army and saw combat in the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart. Larry married his first wife, Alice, and they had two children. Alice passed away in 1979. Larry had advanced rapidly in the Army, ultimately attaining the rank of sergeant major. He retired after 28 years of service in 1979.
After his long service career, Larry settled in Fayetteville, N.C., where he met the love of his life, Charlotte LeBlanc. They were married Jan. 12, 1983, and together ran a successful business for many years. Travel was one of their shared interests and they enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, especially spending summers visiting friends in Bad Kissingen, Germany, where ironically Charlotte had spent her childhood and Larry was once deployed.
In 1996 Larry and Charlotte retired and moved to Rockwall. They remained truly devoted to each other until Charlotte’s death Nov. 25, 2013. Larry was a noble of Shriners International and a mason in the Creasy Proctor Lodge in Fayetteville, N.C.
He is survived by his brother, Eddie in Indiana; sister Charlene Waelder in Florida; daughter Alice in North Carolina; son Lawrence William “Bill” Treadway Jr. in North Carolina; grandson Jeff; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a stepson, John LeBlanc in Virginia; stepdaughters Gloria Dukes in Texas and Diana Rose in Massachusetts and their children and grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.
Rest Haven Funeral Home — Rockwall Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  March 23, 2015