Larry Wampler of Halfway, Oregon, died on July 18, 2021 peacefully at home from prolonged health issues at the age of 74. He was born November 16, 1946 in Hutchinson, Kansas where he developed a hard work ethic and love for sports. As an early teen, his father moved his mother and his sister to Denver, Colorado where Larry graduated his Senior year in 1965 at Ranum High School in Denver as a running back and helped his football team to an undefeated season. The following year, he joined the National Guard and attended Mesa Collage in Grand Junction, Colorado on a football scholarship.
After collage, Larry moved to California and worked various jobs. Throughout the remainder of his life, he worked for Todd’s Shipyard at San Pedro Bay and in general construction as a framer, roofer, floor installer, and low voltage communications technician. He was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast and spent much of his adulthood coaching football and little league. After moving back to Colorado later in life, he coached his little league team to a win at the Colorado state championship. He was a strong patriot for his country and community.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents George and Bea Wampler, and his dogs Attitude, Maggie and Dixie (of which he spoke of often). He is survived by his children David and Lisa, former wife Cheryl, and recent dogs Toby, Bear and Tonya.
There will be a small private memorial for close friends Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com