Leslie E. "Lon" Goldstein passed into the arms of the Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2013, during his 94th year. Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Blvd. Mr. Goldstein will lie in state 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Drawing Room at Robertson Mueller Harper. His family will receive friends 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the church.
Following the service, he will be laid to rest next to his wife, Gerry, in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Bearers of his casket will include Brandt and Kyle Goldstein, David Couch, Bill Bowers, Freddy Jones, Mike Lehmann, Marvin "Butch" McBroom and Grey Mills. Honorary bearers will be Gary Kaseberg, Fred Polser and Robert Spellings. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to Altamesa Church of Christ, 4600 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76133, or a , in his memory, is suggested.
Born May 13, 1918 in Austin, Lon was the son of L.E. and Mary Proctor Goldstein. He grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Polytechnic High School where he was a three-sport letterman. He received his master's in education from Texas Wesleyan College. Lon signed a Major League Baseball contract with the Cincinnati Redlegs and played professional baseball for 25 years with various teams across the U.S.