Athens Review, Athens, Texas

August 5, 2013

Carl Niendorff, III

The Athens Review

Athens — Memorial services for Carl Niendorff, III, of Gun Barrel City, will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park with Sister Tonya Broumley officiating.

Carl was born on Nov. 11, 1940 in Dallas to parents Reva Belle (Latimer) Niendorff and Carl Albert Niendorff, Jr., and entered eternal rest on July 30, 2013 at the age of 72. Carl’s nickname was “Butch.” He was very family-oriented man who had a great personality and was larger than life.

Carl was known to be a great leader and mentor. He had a special place in his heart for all his animals. Carl worked well with his hands and enjoyed doing projects.  He had a passion for fishing and sailing. Carl loved scuba diving, car racing and going on Caribbean cruises. He was an auto and boat mechanic.

Carl graduated from W.W. Samuel High School, Dallas in 1959. He attended North Texas in Denton, studying Electrical Engineering. Carl worked at IBM for 25 years  as a computer technician. After retiring from IBM, Carl started his own computer repair company called, “Quality High Tech Services.”

Carl was very involved in the politics of Henderson County. He co-founded the Henderson County Property Owners Association, was a member of Henderson County Triad, a volunteer for Crime Watch and President of the Oak Harbor POA.  Carl will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, grandson John Anthony McLester.

He is survived by: his wife, Sharon (Smith) Niendorff of Gun Barrel City; daughters, Lynne Tomas of Rowlett, Terri Cheatham and husband Mark of Lindale, Debbie Worek of Austin, Leah Menard and husband Jason of Austin, Marcia Watkins and husband Daniel of Caddo Mills; sons, Carl Albert Niendorff, IV of Dallas, Billy McLester and wife Christie of Edom, Ross Wisdom and wife Amanda of McKinney; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Bill Niendorff of Albuquerque, N.M.;  sisters, Sarah Davis of Wylie, Susan McClary of Bastrop; numerous nieces, nephews, loving family and friends of Henderson County.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the ASPCA at    .   

A personal tribute may be made online at