Bobby Earl Larry was born to Ivery Ville and Luberta Coleman Larry on January 10, 1940 in Lake Providence, Louisiana. He was the oldest of 7 children. He was raised in Lake Providence and graduated from G.W. Griffin High School in 1958.
He moved to Seattle, WA in 1959, where he worked at Stern’s Grocery Market before enlisting in the United States Army in 1961. While in the army, he drove a mess truck, served as a Specialist 4, and earned a sharp shooter badge as a result of marksmanship training. During his time in the military, he also lived in California and in Germany.
After being discharged from the Army in 1964, He moved back to Seattle where he met and married Katherine Lola Lee. The two were married on Sept. 5, 1970. He briefly worked as a machinist at Boeing and then became a baker for the commercial wholesaler, Langendorf bakery, in 1971. As a baker, he performed various duties including stacking and racking pans, bun oven, dough mixer and Foreman on the bread line. He retired from what had become Gai’s Bakery in 2000. After retirement, he held a part time job delivering cars.
Bobby was preceded in passing, by his parents Ivery and Luberta, his wife Lola, and his brother John Larry.
He leaves to cherish his Life, his son Stevn Larry & daughter-in-law Deirdre, daughter Valerie Larry, son Daniel Larry & daughter-in-law Sandi, daughter Alethea Harris & son-in-law Cardin, grandchildren Kamaria Harris, Samira Harris, Donte Larry & his wife Sara, Jonita Larry, and Klorissa Larry and their mother Stacey DeVore. As well as siblings Ivory & Barbara Larry, Leon and Gloria Larry, Robert Larry, Audrey Henry, Alice & Casby Ware and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. He will be deeply missed.