Harry Lee Hlavenka

08/30/1950 ~


On August 10, 2022 at 5:10 am, Harry Lee Hlavenka, 71, was warmly greeted by Jesus and met by his army of guardian angels at the gates of Heaven. Harry was born on August 30, 1950, in Dallas, TX, and graduated from Bishop Dunn High School in 1969. On August of 1969, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he fought honorably in the Vietnam war until May of 1971. Harry returned home to work in the Oil Industry for over 40 years. He was married on May 23, 1973, to Teresa Ann Solchenberger at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and moved to Humble, Tx, in 1985.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Andrew Hlavenka and his Mother, Martha Hlavenka, both of West, TX. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his daughters; Rachel George, and her husband, Steve, Sarah Mcshaffry, and her husband, Jason, Rebecca Patterson and her husband Joe. Harry had 6 grandchildren, whom he loved and celebrated: Brayden McShaffry, Branson McShaffry, Brylie McShaffry, Madison George, Jacob George, and Cameron Patterson. He leaves behind a sister, Dorothy Middleton, and her husband Lyn; and many nieces and nephews.

Harry was a funny, kind and generous man that cared very much for his family and friends. He was the life of every party and everyone could always count on him to make them smile. He will be missed and remembered by all those who knew him.

Service Information

A Rosary will be said for Harry at the Darst Funeral Home, 796 Russell Palmer Road Kingwood, Texas 77339, on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11am, followed by a Celebration of Life at 12pm.

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5 thoughts on “Harry Lee Hlavenka”

  1. Joe & Mary Ann Hlavenka

    Joe Boy and Harry are cousins and Joe says he remembers Uncle Andrew & Aunt Martha lived with them for a short time when they moved from West and Harry’s crib was in the dining room. He recalls carrying him around and playing with him.
    True, that Harry put a smile on everyones face. Such a sweet person.
    Rest in peace, Harry!

  2. Mary Louise (Dudik) Tlustos

    I remember Harry as a kind, loving person and I always enjoyed our cousin times together. He will be missed.

  3. Mary Jane Shipman

    My brother-in-law, Harry Lee, was truly one of the kindest, sweetest, funniest men I have ever met. He could always be counted on at parties to say something kind or funny, or both. He would dance with all us single old ladies, and make us feel special. He loved my sister Terry so very much! We will miss him beyond words. MJ

  4. Rita & Raphael Johnson

    In this sad time the memories Harry gave us will carry us on to brighter days He touched all of us by his smile & laughter. We are sad we can no longer see him or hug him but we will FOREVER feel & remember him in our hearts Love you all

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