Karl Totzer, Jr.

Karl Totzer, Jr., 38, of Anahuac, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born on June 18, 1980 in Baytown, Texas to Linda Kay and Karl Totzer, Sr. Karl graduated from Anahuac High School in 1998 and attended college at Angelina College and Stephen F. Austin. He worked as a process operator for Exxon Mobil.

Karl was an active member of Faith Family Church of Baytown and a Freemason of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and alligator hunting. Karl also liked cutting hay, working on his farm equipment and playing with his tractor. He was a hard worker who liked to piddle around outside. Karl had a heavy foot and loved to drive his truck super-fast through the mud. But what he enjoyed most was spending time with his entire family. Although at times, Karl was hardheaded but was also a loving, kindhearted, polite, fun and caring friend. He was the family caregiver and wanted nothing but the best for them all. Karl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend to many and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Karl was preceded in death by his father; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his beloved uncle, Tommy Willcox. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Stephanie Ainsworth Totzer; his children Chesney, Jack, Mason, Cameron and Hannah; his granddaughter Leah; his parents Kay and Pudge Willcox of Anahuac; his sister Teresa Vaughn and husband Robby of McDade and their son Robert Vaughn and wife Genese and their son Braxton; his sister Carla Tillitson and husband Jack of Anahuac and their daughter Desiree Tarkett and husband Nathan and their children Greyson and Lucas; his brother-in-law Jay Ainsworth of Mont Belvieu and his children Charlotte, Blake and Bryce; his sister-in-law Christina Bibb of Baytown and her children Layla and Liam; his sister-in-law Beth Hencke and husband Chad of Baytown and their children Kaymen and Kullan; his brother-in-law Matt Hamilton; his mother-in-law Claudia Hamilton and husband Doug of Baytown; and his father-in-law Terry Ainsworth and wife Rachelle of Rosebud; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Carlton Carrington, Jose Rivas, Chris Dietrich, Michael Kreuzer, Robert Vaughn and Heath Abshier. Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Tillitson.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5pm until 7pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 in the chapel of Sterling Funeral Home, 1201 S. Main Street in Anahuac. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Anahuac, 204 Trinity Street, Anahuac, with Rev Kenn Munn officiating. A graveside service and committal will immediately follow in Anahuac Cemetery. Karl’s family would like to request comfortable dress attire for his services.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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