Larry Eugene Deatherage - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed German (Member) on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 09:17 pm:  Edit

Larry Eugene Deatherage
July 15, 1940 - August 9, 2018

Larry Eugene Deatherage passed away on Aug. 9, 2018, at Integris Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo Stanley Deatherage & Leola Dale Deatherage; and granddaughter, Amanda Green.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet Deatherage; sons, Scott Deatherage and wife Karen and Mark McDaniel and wife Susan; daughters, Janis Champlin and husband Hiram, Kim Eisenhour and husband Gary, Tara Holden, and Delana Guth and husband Buddy; brother, Donald Leroy Deatherage and wife Marie; grandchildren, Herbie, Lauren, and Rachel Champlin, Casey Trejo and Kelsey Ballhorn, Lesley Hughes, Lacey Seely, Landon McDaniel, Leigha Keovixay, Caimen, and Kirsten Holden; his many great-grandchildren, and many great friends.

Larry was born July 15, 1940, in Shawnee, OK, and moved to El Reno, OK, where he attended grade school and later graduated from El Reno High School. After two years in college, Larry enlisted in the United States Army. After basic training at Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, TX, he went to Military Police School at Fort Gordon, GA. His duty assignment was at Fort Meyer, VA with 4th MP Det Criminal Investigation.

He was assigned to Army Security Administration and finished his term of service with Army Criminal Investigation Division. On Nov. 22, 1963, Larry was in a training class on political assassinations at Fort Gordon. The instruction covered was how to defend dignitaries against assassins and that attempts made would be with a handgun at very close range. Later that morning, President Kennedy was assassinated, and the class was terminated. He and his partner, Dallas James, wrote one of the investigative reports for the Warren Commission on the Kennedy assassination.

Larry had duty guarding foreign dignitaries and President Johnson. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he moved back to Oklahoma and joined his father and brother in the family business, Dee's Tire Stores Inc., and retired in 2003. Larry always cared for others, but his soul mate and true love of his life was his wife, Janet. Larry was proud of his service to his country and very proud of the veterans organization his son, Scott, co-founded and directs, Honoring America's Warriors.

Services were held on Aug. 14, 2018 with interment at the El Reno Cemetery, Yukon, OK, with full military honors.

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