Obituaries — 10 August 2015

Larry Carl Gorham, Sr., passed

away unexpectedly of a pulmonary

embolism on July 19, 2015, at St.

Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 71.

Larry was born on June 11, 1944, in

La Plata, MO to Stanley Eugene and

Deloma Ethel Gorham. He had been a

resident of Buckner, MO, since 1973.

Larry was a steel worker for Armco

Steel/GST in the #2 Rod Mill, and

retired from there in 1999. He had a

great love of the outdoors and could

often could be found hunting, fishing,

or searching for mushrooms. He was

a wonderful, patient teacher to the

neighborhood kids, whom Larry

cared for as his own. He had a quiet,

caring soul, with a dry sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Rose,

of 50 years, children: Tracy (Scott)

VanHooser, Larry (Stacy) Gorham,

Jr., and Kelly (Bryan) Tennison, and

brother, Robert (Carol) Gorham. He

also leaves behind his grandchildren,

Mikayla, Logan, and Dalton, stepgranddaughter,

Ashley, and greatgrandchildren,

Brady and Ella, as

well as many family members, and

his beloved dog, Maggie. Larry was

preceded in death by his parents, his

brother, Donald Gorham, and sister,

Ann Watrous.

A private memorial service is

planned to celebrate his life. Online

condolences may be expressed at (Arr: Speaks

Buckner Chapel 816.650.5555)

Speaks Buckner Chapel, 300 Adams,

Buckner, MO 64106, 816-650-5555


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