Lal Duncan Threlkeld III, 76, of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with his Lord on November 11, 2022.
He was born on July 29, 1946, to parents Dr. Lal Duncan Threlkeld II “Duncan” and Josephine Elizabeth “Jo Beth”, in Syracuse, New York. Lal graduated from Harding High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and received his BBA from the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of Phi Delta Gamma.
He married Linda (Jones), the love of his life, in 1974, who predeceased him in 2009. Lal is survived by his beloved daughters Ashley (Julig) and Lindsey (Welch) and their husbands Jeffrey and Creighton, respectively; grandsons Henry, Hudson, and Landon; sister Ann (Lilly) and her husband Bob; sister Joy Threlkeld; and brother Bruce Threlkeld.
Lal owned and operated multiple Duffy T’s, a big and tall men’s clothing for 20 years. In 1995, he followed his passion for photography and began Studio74, bringing the first all-digital photography studio to San Antonio, warranting a feature article in the San Antonio Business Journal. For more than 30 years, he captured the memories of thousands of clients, friends, and family.
The only thing stronger than his love for his family and photography was his faith. Lal was a member of the Church of Christ, belonging to the Northside and Sunset Ridge congregations. He believed in God and goodness, and this led him through life.
Lal often viewed the world through a photographer’s lens, and undoubtedly captured some of the world’s most amazing moments. His favorite subjects were his wife Linda, his daughters and their families, the natural world, and people performing at their very best. Lal endeavored to frame his subject with light and purpose to convey beauty and excellence in a natural way. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Lal’s work equated to millions of pages. Lal also was a lifelong football fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the University of Oklahoma Sooners, and never missed a game. Boomer.
The memorial service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Porter Loring downtown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Nov. 20, 2022.