Lorenze “Lencho” Salazar, 77, of Waycross, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at his residence, due to complications of diabetes.

Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico August 10, 1942, he had lived in Houston, TX for many years before moving to Waycross in 2000. He had worked in landscaping most of his life and had enjoyed gardening. Many people will remember him always riding his bicycle around town. He was of the Catholic faith.

He was the son of the late Bonifacio and Josefa Garcia Salazar. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Norman Salazar and a daughter, Beatrice.

He leaves behind his two best “pet” friends, Spot and Bella; a step-daughter, Charlotte Hines and Tami Reigies, both of Waycross; a son of unknown whereabouts; best friends and neighbors, Paul and Sherry Brophy, Waycross; numerous grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many friends and other relatives.

The family will be having a celebration of life service at a later date.

Memorialization is by cremation.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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