Larry Glenn Foor, 76, of Dale, TX, passed away on January 7, 2024, peacefully in his sleep, while lying next to his wife. He was born in the coal mining town of Saxton, Pennsylvania.
Larry is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Hazel Marie Foor along with his sons Michael Glenn Foor and his wife Sonia Foor, David Keith Foor and his partner Robin Paré-Tomai, and Brian Patrick Foor. Also included are his two cockateels “Captain Jack & Lucy” and his cat “Stinky”, whom he rescued as a baby newborn and nursed to health.
Larry Glenn Foor will also be fondly remembered by his niece, Patricia McKeever, and her husband, Jeffrey McKeever, along with his great nieces, whom he treated like grandkids: Theresa Towery (#1), Tristina McKeever (#2), Aliana McKeever (#3), and William McKeever (B1-Willy Billy).
He is also survived by his two sisters: Sherry Mann and Darlene Johnson, as well as his three remaining brothers: Doyle Johnson, Donald “Donnie” Johnson, and Robert “Alan” Johnson, as well as several nieces, nephews, and grandnephews of the aforementioned.
Alana & her husband Keith Fields and their children, Gavin and Abby.
Chrystal and her husband Dimitri and their children, Drake and Desmond (Desmond has one newborn)
Alex Johnson, and Alex’s children, Asher & Emilia.
He is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Foor, his mother, Dorothy Putt Johnson, his stepfather, Lloyd Johnson, and his older brother, William E. Foor. His nephews from Sherry Mann, Scott Herbert & Kelly Herbert. He also mourned the loss of his beloved Irish setters, Red & Wendy.
Larry proudly served in the United States Air Force from 29 April, 1966 to 11 Feb, 1970 with tours in Vietnam earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star, the Vietnam Campaign medal, and the Air Force Good Conduct medal. His service ended honorably in 1970 while stationed at Bergstrom AFB under the 727th Tactical Control Squadron with the rank of Sergeant.
Bergstrom AFB was just outside of Austin, TX and that is where he met Hazel Marie Wanjura. They married May 1, 1971, and started their family there.
Throughout his military service, Larry was trained in, and worked as an electronics technician and repairman with experience in the field of power generating equipment. He was able to leverage his experience to gain employment at the University of Texas at Austin local power plant in 1970. He worked there very hard doing various night shifts and overtime for 20 years to provide for his growing family. After that chapter of his career ended, he transferred to Texas State University formerly known as Southwest Texas University, where he later retired from in 1996.
He enjoyed various hobbies throughout his life, including photography (which he had a side business in during the 70s and 80s), Driving his 72’ Corvette, Firearms (to include modifications, kits, and manufacturing his own ammunition), Hobby Vegetable growing, Tobacco, Gourmet cooking (which made him the family Thanksgiving chef), Home Repairs, Motorcycle Riding & Rallies, Recreational Camper enthusiast, Sewing, and various ‘Off-the-Grid’ endeavors.
He was dedicated to taking care of family, and tried to teach them everything he knew. His expectations of his children were for them to be good, strong people. He loved God and was a great non-Catholic, Catholic that was a strong man in body and character until the end.
His wife was his princess, and he took his vows very seriously. He felt his only job was to keep her happy and healthy. He took care of her in any way he could, and they were part of each other. In commemorating the life of our beloved father, it is with deep reflection that we acknowledge his passionate spirit, which at times manifested as a strong and determined demeanor. Throughout his journey, he faced challenges with resilience, leaving a lasting mark on those who knew him.
Family and friends will gather Tuesday, January 30th at Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home. The visitation and viewing will begin at 8:30am followed by Rosary at 10am. Services located at Ascension Catholic Church of Bastrop will begin at 11:00am with the burial following at Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop. Immediately following the burial, all are invited to meet back at Ascension Catholic Church of Bastrop at 804 Pine St, Bastrop, TX to share a meal.
In lieu of flowers, support can be given to the Legion of Mary organization that Hazel volunteers in, which was important to Larry.
The funeral arrangements are being handled by Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, TX.