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.