Larry Perry-July 26, 2011

Larry Perry, 67 of Amarillo died Tuesday July 26, 2011.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd,  Amarillo, Texas.
Larry was born October 2, 1943 in Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1962 and attended Amarillo College.  He was a member of San Jacinto Methodist Church.
After returning from San Francisco in the late 70’s, he opened his business and became an expert in antique and furniture restoration.
Larry’s Firehouse shop was a favorite meeting place for his many friends and family.  He was passionate about his work and his customers.  He loved seeing their faces when he turned a dilapidated family heirlooms into a masterpiece. Larry was a wonderful listener and always had the time for anyone.  He loved his family, his friends and his pets.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Burl & Velma Perry and brother Jerry.
He is survived by his wife Bette, ten grandchildren, sister Linda Raines of Denton, brother, Rick Perry of Bryan, three nieces and one nephew.
The family suggest memorials be sent to the National Cancer Society.

0 Replies to “Larry Perry-July 26, 2011”

  1. The world is a better place because Larry was part of it. I’m sure a cloud passed over the sun in tribute when Larry died. We will all miss him.

  2. Larry was a sterling gentleman and a fine craftsman. We will remember him each time we look at the beautiful pieces he restored for us. Our prayers are with his family. He leaves a good and noble legacy.

  3. Larry was my best friend, he probably has a lot of people say that. He was my roomie on a few golf trips and we played every Sunday and sometimes during the week. I stopped by the shop once or twice every week, sometimes we would talk for 2 hours, about raising our grandsons, our wives, life and of course golf.You don’t find men like Larry Perry, we have all been blessed to have known him. I feel honored to say he was my friend and cheated that he is gone.Rest in peace Larry, I love you

  4. Larry was such a fabulous find for me. Always smiling and always doing such a great job on my grandmother’s antiques. I will miss his great stories and his impecable work. Rest in peace my friend.

  5. Larry was a good friend and I will miss dropping by to visit him. He always had time for everyone Thanks Larry for being my friend.

  6. Larry was a great friend to all he met. We will miss him. He was a true master at his work. Our Prayers are with the family.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. To know Larry is to love him. He was a very loving, kind and patient man. I thank God for bringing him together with my dear friend Bette. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  8. Larry and I were childhood friends, members of a group of about 13 guys at Tascosa High School who did everything together. He lived life fully then, and I am sure he continued on until his passing. I would wish that good fortune for everyone.

  9. Larry and I were friends for many years and he always was upbeat and kind. Our friendship started when he refinished a bedroom suite for me about 25 yrs ago. What beautiful work he did but even more so, what a gentleman! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

  10. My heart felt sympathy to Bette and all the family. What a wonderful, kind, generous and thoughtful man and friend. He was so good to me as his renter and then I purchased the house across the street from the Fire House…even this morning I couldn’t look out my front door and not think of him. Gone but he will never be forgotten in my life. My love to Bette. And will always have Larry in my prayers and as well as his family.

  11. I will say a prayer for Larry, he made me feel like you were a longtime friend everytime I saw him. I will think of him everytime I drive by the firehouse, or look and the wonderful restoration jobs he has done.

  12. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Larry D Perry. He was a good friend to me for many years. I was also his barber for years. We used to joke about his lack of hair on top and getting haircuts. Everyone who knew Larry will truly miss him. God Bless Ya Larry

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
    I am glad I got to meet you today when I stopped
    by Larry’s Firehouse.

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