Leonard Vernon Willrich Jr., was the first child born to Helen Faye Moore and Leonard Vernon Willrich Sr. on February 23, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas. He attended grade schools in SAISD, and North Side ISD and attended Oliver Wendell Holmes High School. In 1978, he united in marriage with Jackie Jones, to this union one son was born. In 1995, he later moved to Japan where he met and married Yumi (Cindy) Willrich, he lived there for 15 years prior to moving back to San Antonio, TX. He worked several jobs but his passion was always for music. Initially he was a drummer, then became a skilled guitarist. At the age of 13, he learned the bass guitar and caught up quick, he perfected his craft and learned to mix different styles. He was truly a gifted guitarist, dedicated and will be missed. He played for several bands in the San Antonio area and in Japan, just to mention a few, the Soul Benefactors, Shades of Ebony, Chad, and Something Different. He also utilized his musical talents in various churches in the community, just to mention a couple, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church and Jacob's Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved his family and was deeply committed to them. He had a joyful spirit and will always be remembered for his contagious smile, strong hug, and firm handshake. Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents Margie and Walter Willrich,; maternal grandfather L.S. Moore; a brother Harold(Ronnie) Hughes; paternal uncles Donald and Royal Willrich. He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted mother Helen Faye Moore San Antonio, TX, father Leonard V. Willrich, Sr(Shirley) Houston, TX; maternal grandmother Helen K. Moore, San Antonio, TX; two sons, Marlon Luckey , Houston,, TX and Quincy Willrich (Jessica), San Antonio, TX; one granddaughter Andreia Willrich, San Antonio, TX. and one grandson Devin Luckey, Houston, TX.; four brothers, Joe (BoBo) Williams (Glenda), Arlington, TX, Vernon Willrich (Angie) San Antonio, TX, Chivas Pritchett, Houston, TX, and Oliver Willrich (Cindy), Las Vegas, NV; two sisters Denise Willrich, San Antonio, TX and Tanya Tamayo (David), San Antonio, TX.; three aunts, Veronica Robinson, Dallas, TX ., Eunice Perryman, San Antonio, TX and Cleo Willrich, San Antonio, TX; a step-mother Rosie Lighterd, San Antonio, TX; a companion and caregiver Linda Blackwell, and a host of other relatives and friends

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  1. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss, may the God of all comfort be a source of comfort to you during this most difficult time – 2Corinthians 1:4; Psalms 83:18.

  2. My Condolences goes out to his entire Family, including Cindy. I will always remember the Good times we had on the road gigs away from Tokyo. We always had a good laugh in between stages. May you Rest In Peace Leonard

  3. First I would like to thank those that supported me thru my time of sorrow and pains. This for Jackie (1st wife and mother of his 1st) and myself. I don’t want t us to be the forgotten ones because we were a .major of his life,.. Cindi was after Jackie and I. Leonard and I met and fell head over heels in love with each other. I was in the USAF and he was playing with CHAD… Well, long story short, I was eventually assigned out..my job kept me from People at the time. We lost contact, he went to Japan, met Cindy (she reminded him of me) and she begged him to marry her. The bottom line is God saw fit to reunite me with my Husband, my soul mate until death did we part. We promised eachother that whoever went first, the other had to be by their side and be the last face they see and the last breathe they take. I was there holding and caressing him. I closed his eyes and placed his hand across his chest. For the exception for God himself, no one meant more to me than Leonard. I would ride and die for him. R.I.P….I miss you and w always love you…. Your True Wife in the eyes of God.,..

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