INDEPENDENCE- Larry Dean Wright, of Independence, Iowa, passed to his eternal home on August 15th, 2021.
Larry was born on August 25, 1938, on a farm east of Rowley, IA, to Donna (Hoover) and Orva Wright. Visitation will be at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA on Wednesday the August 18, 2021, from 5 Pm until 8 PM. The service will be held on the Thursday August 19 at 11 AM, at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory.
Larry was in the Army for 3 years. He spent his 18th birthday on a ship that was headed to South Korea. In Korea he received 2 tattoos. The left forearm said Dad, the right forearm said Mom. From there he was station at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Although Anadarko, OK was off limits to the soldiers, that didn’t stop Larry and his buddies from going there. It wasn’t too long before he met his beautiful, future wife, Rachel Jordan. They married 3 months later. They had been married for 47 years, when Rachel went to her eternal home in 2004. The last 3 years together you could find them on their Harley trike, traveling all over.
Larry had a gift to strike up a conversation with anyone. This served him well as he had a career as a semi driver. As Larry was a believer in Christ, he enjoyed volunteering at different churches and the nursing home. He continued to ride his Harley trike, listening to Elvis Presley.
Larry is survived by his children, Larry (Donna), Dianna (Lyle) Zumbach, and Eddie (Lisa). His siblings, Kenny (Loretta) and Char (Tom) Peyton. Also, his grandchildren, Joshua (Micayla) Farley, Heidi (Michael) Sands, Staci Wright (Roy Nicolas), Jordan Farley, Jagger Wright, and Brooke, Sonia, and Ericka Carmona. He has 6 great grandchildren, Bella and Kinzley Farley, Bryson, Braxton, and Benson Nicolas, and Kaydon Bell. He also is survived by 5 nephews and 1 niece.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rachel, his parents, and his good friend, Mike Steine.
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