Larry Douglas Price passed away on January 17, 2021, at the age of 72. Larry was born to parents Paul Price and Eva Price. He was almost a firecracker as he was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 3, 1948, the day before Independence Day. He grew up in Texas and loved to find different ways of making money. His first job was delivering newspapers and was paid 15 cents for each route. His first "big" purchase was a Baby Ruth candy bar and an RC Cola. His daddy was a Preacher man which allowed the family to experience many traveling adventures. Larry attending elementary school in Arkansas and his favorite subject was Physical Education. He graduated high school in Port Neches Groves, Texas. The bouffant and the burr were the most popular hairstyles at that time.
Larry went on to work at a grocery store in Borger, Texas. He considered this his first "real" job with duties that included stocking, cashier and broom pusher. In 1954, he went to work for Hudson Products in Houston, Texas. There he made petroleum chemicals that cooled the air and heat exchangers for the refineries and commercial buildings. Larry worked in the replacement part office and shop for five years. He enjoyed inside sales and went to work at BS&B. There he worked under Mr. Ed Abrahams. Larry learned engineering, along with terminology which allowed him to make and read blue prints. He could go to production facilities and relate whether or not the company was suited for that particular job. The job required travel and Larry did it for ten years. Larry always credited Mr. Ed Abrahams for being the most influential person in his life. Many career changes took place over the next several years. Larry went to work for Lowes Home Improvement and became a flooring sales specialist for a year and a half. He then transferred to the Lowes in Kerrville, Texas and finally landed at the Mustang, Oklahoma location. Larry was with Lowes for a total of twenty-seven years.
Larry spent the last few years working for Walmart. Larry recalled being promoted to Floor Manager Sales Specialist as one of the brightest moments of his career. He enjoyed traveling, training people, and helping open new stores throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The most important lesson Larry learned was to get to know everyday folks, share your knowledge and always tell the truth. Larry also enjoyed a wide range of music including gospel, country, and classic rock. He attended many concerts in the 70's while living in Houston. One of his favorite hobbies was sketching and drawing. He once did an architectural rendering of the West Metro Church of Christ. He credited his mother for passing on the gift of arts to him. Larry could be found often at the Dale Robertson Center in Yukon, involved in their many activities and making friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Larry Douglas Price is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Eva Price. He is survived by his sister Janice Trotter and husband Frank Trotter.
Larry's life will be remembered on January 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary. Visitation will be held on January 26, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary in Yukon.
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