L C Achimon

September 18, 1940 - May 23, 2009

L C Achimon went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2009. He died at his home surrounded by family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Mildred and Cecil Achimon on September 18, 1940. L C served his country for four years in the Army in Germany and four years in the Air Force in Thailand, Turkey and New York. He was a Reliability Engineer and worked as an Aerospace Consultant in Michigan, Montreal, Toronto and Colorado. He was a wonderful husband, father and son. He loved his family, his animals and restoring old tractors. He was extremely intelligent with an abundance of knowledge along with a special talent for fixing anything. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tom Bean. He was loved for his sense of humor, his generosity and the family stories he loved to tell. He was respected by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father Cecil Achimon; two sons, Mark and Gary Achimon; and by one daughter, Lisa Jones. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Donnita Achimon of Tom Bean; two sons, Philip Achimon and friend Jason Teel of McKinney, and Donnie Achimon and wife Sharon of Tom Bean; his mother, Mildred Achimon of Howe; sister, Betty Chumbley and husband John of Howe; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Tom Bean at 2:00pm, Monday, May 25, 2009. Family visitation will be held at Earnheart Funeral Home in Whitewright from 3:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2009. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Hall and Loyd Morris. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Langford, Bob Chapman, Jerry Wheeler, Pat Hamilton, Gene Rolen and Don Worsham. Burial will follow at Vittitoe Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Center.

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Dad you were the best dad ever and im so sorry that we didnt get a chance to reunite after all these years..you were the best dad ever and i will never forget you! you were always there when i needed you! im very sorry to the rest of the family but i am his daughter and he was the best daddy in the world! i love you dad!god is with you and you will be with me! Shannon Marie May, September 3, 2011 LC was a fine engineer and a great gentleman. Even when working with the limited budget of a "cheap-sat" he managed to maintain his sense of humor and charm. I don't think I ever heard him complain, a rare feat these days. He will be sorely missed. Katherine Scott, May 26, 2009 As LC's prior manager at Ball Aerospace in Colorado, we here are all sad at losing a great colleague and a friend to us all here. Our sympathies to the family in Tom Bean. Dave Ellis, May 26, 2009 L C was a fine man who always had a smile and optimistic story or statement to share. George W Umphress Peggy and George Umphress, May 26, 2009 L.C. was a great co-worker from whom I learned some things from. He always had a great story to relate our situation too and I will always remember him helping me out. I will also remember him telling me about his tractors and family. Juan Marin, May 26, 2009 Thinking of you and praying peace and understanding. Tracy Powers, May 25, 2009 God Bless the Achimon family. You are in my prayers. I always enjoyed conversation with L.C. on the many visits I made to his shop. He was such a great guy. I am sure the Lord has prepared a place for him. Brian Pugh - Sherwin-Williams Company, May 25, 2009 Donnita & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. I know that it is impossible to do, but L.C. would not want you to grieve for him at this time but to be happy. His pain is gone and he is with loved ones and we will get to be with him again. He was a wonderful man and I know that you will miss him tremendously. Love ya, Barbara and Bert Bert and Barbara Townsend, May 25, 2009 My best friend for over 25 years. A wonderful and brilliant man with a great sense of humor. Someone I could always count on - in good times and bad. He fought this terrible disease with the same courage and bravery as all of the events of his life. I have lost a piece of me that will neve go away. Goodbye, my friend. George Ernst, May 24, 2009 Donnie, We're so sorry to hear about your dad. It's been a long road for him, but I'm glad he had the loving support of his family the entire time. I believe he knew how much he was loved. Arlene and Scott Arlene and Scott Cason, May 24, 2009 You have been in my prayers, and I am so sorry for your loss. Jacqueline Fritcher Patterson, May 24, 2009