Larry Dean Menhusen Sr., 68, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Shawnee.

Larry Dean Menhusen Sr., 68, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Shawnee.

He was born Sept. 25, 1948, to Harvey and Anita “Tiny” (Conner) Menhusen in Edmond.

Growing up in Edmond, Larry attended Edmond Public Schools and graduated from Edmond High School.

Following graduation, he and Billie Baffrey started dating, were married, and began their family in Edmond. In 1980 they moved to Shawnee. Later, he moved to Bethel Acres before settling in Tecumseh in 2011, where he has lived since.

Larry worked as a mechanic, and also owned and operated an independent conversion truck dealership. He was an avid horseman, specializing in cutting, penning, and team roping horses. Larry was a water sports enthusiast and enjoyed boating, water skiing and fishing on Lake Texoma with family and friends. In retirement, he could be found spending quality time with his grandchildren, as they were the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Glenn Gilliam.

Those left to cherish his memory are one daughter and one son-in-law, Radeana and Mike Owens of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry Jr. and Shayla Menhusen of Tecumseh and John and Pam LaBrue of Edmond; seven grandchildren, Nicole Wayne, Savannah Owens, Jake LaBrue, Logan LaBrue, Layla Menhusen, Indya Menhusen and Aspyn Menhusen; mother of his children, Billie Baffrey of Edmond; sister, Patsy Gilliam of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Melissa Menhusen of Bella Vista, Arkansas; and many loving friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, and continue through service time.

Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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