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On Sunday May 2, 2021, Larry Wayne Wilson devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly. He was born in Jackson county, MO to Lawrence Wilson and Barbara Christian (Knotts). In July 1974 he married the love of his life, Susan McDonald in Peculiar, MO. He and his wife had two daughters and settled in Independence, MO to raise their family.
Larry entered my life when I was a young teen. He more brother than in-law.
He taught me to drive and even let me drive his boat (JUST ONCE).
He could always be counted on to keep a secret (even from Susie)
But, if he felt that the secret could cause harm he had a special way (usually over coffee) of telling mom.
Larry was great brother and become a great uncle to my boys.
We will all miss him more than we can ever say.
Love you Brother
Michelle Wilson says
I will always love you, Daddy! You will forever be in my heart! I miss you so much. I will always have wonderful memories of you.
Larry was a part of my life for as long as I can remember, he was always there. Growing up he was more than a brother in law, he was another dad. I was treated as his third kid, only being 3.5 years older than his oldest daughter it wasn’t that much of a stretch, I spent almost as much time with him, Susie and the girls, sleep overs, drive in movies, vacations in the summer as I did at home with mom and dad. He was a great uncle to my daughter and an endless fount of automotive information for my husband. His easy going nature, silly laugh and quirky grin will be missed. Our family lost a small piece of our hearts when he was taken to his heavenly home. Forever in our hearts always in our memories.
Jared Hockman says
I met Larry when I was 13 when my parents bought a house next to his family’s home. He had such a stern look about him that at first I was nervous about approaching him. Becoming friends with Jamie and then Michelle really opened my eyes about him though. Larry was such a kind soul, and also very direct. He always made a point to help when he could, give you sound & no nonsense advice, and there was never a question to his integrity. Larry had a funny habit of sitting on his front porch to watch storms pass through, and that is one memory in particular that will always stick with me. A storm came through and knocked a tree over onto their home. His brother in law Steve and myself drove over as quickly as we could to make sure everyone was ok. When we got there, Larry was still sitting on his porch swing, literally with a tree and the broken awning surrounding him, just as cool as a cucumber. He really gave proof in his actions that just because the world seems to be falling apart around you, don’t let it rule you and just make clear headed decisions. I’ll miss the man!! Much love to Susan, Michelle, and Jamie. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Norma hardgrove says
Uncle Jim &Aunt Norma I remember when Larry was born He was the longest baby I had ever seen With long arms and legs. He had a growth spurt early He came home from school and said I am taller then the teacher. !! He was a good child with a mind of his own. He would hear what you had to say then do it his way There was a right way a wrong way and HIS way. Every one who meet Larry new where they stood with him If he liked you you had a friend for life. He had a way of smiling and looking you in the eye and saying I love you aunt Norma with out ever speaking. We miss him so much. He said more with a nod and a look then most people do running there mouth He loved coming to Lake He would fish and boat ride have a couple of beers Most of the time Mike and Larry would fish for about 1 hour and then go all over the lake.
Jim and Larry had a special relation ship They loved to talk about old cars or any thing they could get running again. Larry was a quite man with a big heart. We miss him every day Rest in peace Larry Until we meet again
Mom, Barbara Christian says
Larry was one of a kind. My head is swimming with memories of your whole life. The talks we had and the things that we didn’t say because we didn’t need to. Just like everyone is saying, you were a man of few words. Such a good child and a better man.
A great husband, a great father Married to Sue for 47 years. The word respect comes to mind.
I just need to mention, You are finally out of your pain. Thank you, Lord, for that. Good-by Son till we meet again.
Justin Gentry says
I remember being a little kid and going to Uncle Larry’s house with my Dad. I remember like it was yesterday him holding me upside down. I will not forget the experiences and wisdom he shared with me, and I am lucky I was able to know him. Even though I ended up being taller than him, he is still a man that I looked up to. You will be missed Uncle Larry. I can imagine grandma in heaven welcoming him with a cup of coffee and a “Hey Wilson”.
Dan and Sue Wilson says
Dan and I knew Larry as a tall man of little words, who took the whole world in. We are saddened by his loss and know he’s doing whatever he wants in style up in Heaven. Rest In Peace Larry.
Michael Ray Johnson says
Michael Johnson— As long as i can remember there were 5 of us boys. Warren, Dan, Larry ,Richard and me. We always had cars and trucks to play with, thanks to grandma Knotts Aunt Barbara and mom spent a lot of time together, so when we were young so did we. We all got guitars at the same time. House of the rising son was one we all could play. Larry was the first one to leave the nest. He was so tall he got a job at a gas station when he was 13 years old. As young men all of us wanted to be on the water with our boats. In later years He would come down to my house and spend the week end. We would fish and boat ride Larry had a very nice boat we would have dinner with mom and Jim Have a few beer’s .Sue always packed Larry’s bag so he had every thing he needed. I loved Larry for the man he was. and I miss him every day. He was my best friend, and I will always miss him. Rest in peace my friend.
Cindy Johnson says
Larry was an awesome friend anytime I was around he would go out of his way to make sure I and everyone around us were taken care of and happy Larry is going to be very missed by us all RIP my friend