Larry Dean Harrell


Larry Dean Harrell, age 75, passed on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.  He was born May 2nd, 1945 in Topeka, KS to Ralph Dean Harrell and Helen Valerie Edwards Harrell.  He graduated from Lecompton High School and went on to work for and retire from TRW.  Larry understood the value of the simple things in life including family, friends, and fishing.  He also enjoyed woodworking, watching Chiefs football and KU basketball, clockmaking, camping, North Carolina beachgoing, and BBQing. In years past, Larry and one of his sons, Rob, spent time perfecting their BBQ at local competitions.  Larry knew his way around both the kitchen and grill much to his family’s delight.  If you’d ever met Larry, then you knew what it felt like to be welcomed exactly as you were; he was the type of man who would even give up his favorite recliner to anyone without a second thought. 
Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Ralph, son, Kenneth Allen Dye, and niece, Barbara Stauffer.  He is survived by Darlene Yates, of the home, three sons, Robert Harrell, San Antonio, Gordon Dye, Lawrence, Shane Dye, Lawrence, one daughter, Yvette Bowlin-Prager, Lawrence, one brother, Tex Harrell, Lawrence, one sister Sarah Favreau, Lawrence, 3 nieces, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.  There will be no funeral services; however, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


  1. Bob Decker on December 13, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Please accept my sincerest condolences to the family.

  2. John Kaub on December 12, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    I knew Larry from work at Lawrence Tech / Schlumberger. He was a great guy. Enjoyed talking with him.

  3. Bill Barker on December 8, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Larry at TRW. He was a wonderful person.

  4. Freida Houk on December 8, 2021 at 8:41 am

    sorry for your loss, I worked with Larry at Schlumberger, Very nice guy.

  5. Deanna Gowing Posik on December 14, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    To Larry’s family,

    Live through the memories,
    Remember the good times.
    So sorry for your loss.

  6. LILA on December 11, 2020 at 5:03 pm


  7. Gary and Judy Gilliland on December 11, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Tex and Linda,
    We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We are praying for peace and comfort.

  8. Sherry Stroda Dickens on December 11, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Tex, I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    Sherry Stroda & family

  9. Rich Wingfield on December 11, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Thinking of your family during this tough time. Lots of memories with Larry fishing and laughing.

  10. Donna and Walt Confer , Bend, OR on December 10, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, no, so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My sympathy to his family! Thank you for posting, Tex!

  11. Linda Hohman on December 10, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Linda Hohman

  12. Janice J Kummer on December 10, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Tex; I am so sorry for your loss.

    Janice Kummer

  13. Leticia Eastman on December 10, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    He will be missed! So sorry for your family’s loss.

  14. Carter on December 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    We miss you grandpa!

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