Steven Albert ‘Steve’ Lenard, surrounded by his family, passed away on Thursday February 12, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.Steve was born on August 31, 1951, in Monroe, LA to William Prentice Sr. and Dorothy Robinson Lenard. He spent his childhood in Natchitoches, LA, attended Natchitoches Central High School and was an integral part in helping his family to establish one of the first and most successful A&W Drive-In restaurants in Louisiana. After graduation he followed a passion, learned from his father, for training thoroughbred racehorses. This profession would take him as far away as Detroit and Boston and bring him as close as Shreveport and Lafayette, but home was always Swartz, LA or better known to those closest as The Farm. He retired from The Sport in 1995 and returned home where he raised beef cattle, baled hay and touching back on his childhood experiences, began a small family owned restaurant. Many who read this will remember that big smile and wave from the kitchen of Lenard’s Homecookin’.
Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna; son, Allen P. Lenard; daughter, Lynette; mother, Dorothy Robinson Lenard; aunt, Norma Lyles; brother William Prentice ‘Pete’ Lenard Jr. and wife Jan; sister, Paula Michelle ‘Mitch’ Lenard; niece Laura Leigh Lenard; 3 grandchildren, Sadi, Makin and Hannah and his close friends, H. B. Johnson Jr., Tush Spence and his brothers, Charles Hogan, Bob Smith, Lynn Soileau, Joe Duhon, Gerard Melancon, C.A Lowe and James Cook.