Larry Lee “LC” Coyle


Larry Lee Coyle, of De Soto, KS, husband, father, brother, Papa, and cousin passed away peacefully on Friday, July 2, 2021, after battling pancreatic and liver cancer for nearly two years. His final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends he loved so much. Larry’s life may have been cut short, but he touched the hearts of many while he was with us.

Larry was born in Memphis, TN and graduated from Kingsbury High School, and was proud to be an Eagle Scout. He enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he was extremely honored to have gone to Paris Island and fought in the Vietnam War. He left the service honorably after four years as an aviation electrician and attended Kansas State College of Pittsburg where he studied automotive technology and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Larry moved to Kansas City and married Karen in 1992. He worked for Tandy Corp, EDS and Sprint PCS. His true love was the aftermarket engine business. Larry and Karen loved to travel and most recently went to the Grand Canyon and what a surreal experience. Their favorite places we visited were the Grand Cayman Islands and Destin, FL.

Larry is survived by his wife and best friend of 29 years, Karen; sons, Brandon, and Ben; his daughter, Ashley Witherspoon (Kyle); grandchildren, Noah, Myah, and Lane, sister Linda Deyling; his in-laws, Rosemary and Ed Hall; sister-in-law, Maureen Wise (Steve); brother-in-law, Tracy Hall (Debbie); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother Lois Coyle; father, Henry Coyle; sister, Cindy Vance; and brother-in-law Hank Deyling.


A prayer service with military honors will take place on July 14, 2021, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Municie Rd Leavenworth, KS 66048 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life at Johnny’s Tavern in Olathe, KS (off Ridgeview & K-10) family and friends are welcome.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care or the next time you barbeque simply toast to LC!



  1. John Carter on August 1, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I went through Aviation Electricians school with Larry 1965 at Jacksonville Florida. He was a smart guy, did very well and I could always count on his help with classes and homework. We always had good times on liberty in Jacksonville and then in California. We served in Vietnam together and were discharged from El Toro in 1968. I can still remember, quite vividly, Larry’s smiling face; he was a great marine buddy. Semper Fi Larry, I look forward to seeing that smiling face again.

  2. Sarah Hall on July 12, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Larry always greeted me with kindness and interest in what I was doing at that time. He was so brave during his fight. He will be missed.

  3. Wes Bevels on July 12, 2021 at 7:14 am

    He was all that and so much more! He definitely had a positive impact on my life and is missed so very much!

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