Larry Dean Moore, a man celebrated for his dedication, loyalty, and reliability, not to mention a sense of humor that could make a statue crack a smile passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Larry, born on July 25, 1960, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Milton and Leona (Claypool) Moore. A man of many hats, he carried his love for welding from his home in Wann, Oklahoma, to the jobsites of his employer, Emerald Transformer.
A man of simple pleasures, Larry found joy in the rustic pastimes of horseback riding, roping, farming, fishing, and hunting. However, his favorite pastime was cracking open a cold one with family and good friends. As they say, "The best beer in the world is the open one in your hand." He was a man who understood that life is better enjoyed in the company of loving family and good beer.
He was a beloved husband, married to Linda Moore since August 5, 1985. As reliable as a Swiss watch, as loyal as a Labrador, and as dedicated as a postman in a snowstorm, Larry was a family man through and through.
Larry is survived by his wife, Linda, who always appreciated his uncanny ability to turn even the most mundane of chores into a comedic spectacle. His memory will be cherished by his children, Traci Bedell and husband, Jerry of Nowata, Oklahoma; Kyle Moore of Noxie, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Chelcie Moore, Calli Gearhart and Mahaley Bedell; a brother, Robert Moore and wife, Karen of Wann, Oklahoma; sisters, Bonnie James and husband, Mike of Caney, Kansas, Jody Longpine and husband, Dale of Independence, Kansas along with numerous extended family members and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Leona Moore, and a brother, Kevin Moore.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 1:00pm until 8:00 p.m. at David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kansas. The family will greet friends later the same day at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Robbins Cemetery, west of Coffeyville, Kansas.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the ASPCA; these may be left with the funeral home or mailed in care of David W Barnes Funeral Home 306 N. Cline Rd. Coffeyville, KS 67337.
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