Mr. Lara was born in Chupala Mexico to the late Augustin Lara and Marie Rodriguez.
During his life, Mr. Lara worked as an Administrator for the Social Security Administration and was also an accomplished woodworker. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Lara is preceded in death by one son, Michael Lara; and two sisters, Linda Ramirez and Grace Alvarez.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Lara of Tullahoma; one daughter, Cindy Schaefer and her husband Dan of Milan, TN; one son, Rick Lara of Roswell GA; daughter-in-law, Marissa Lucret of Roswell, GA; one granddaughter, Jessica Schaefer of Milan, TN; two grandsons, Daniel Schaefer II and Michael Schaefer both of Milan, TN; and one sister-in-law, Rose Resendez of Naperville, IL.
Visitation for Mr. Lara will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 10:00am-11:00am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with the Funeral Mass to immediately follow at 11:00am with Father Stephen Klasek officiating.
Entombment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.