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Lawrence Allen Oeschger

May 15, 1938 — June 7, 2024

Lawrence Allen Oeschger passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024.  To most, he was known as Larry “O” and Poppy to his three granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM, Sunday, June 9, 2024 at Boxwell Brothers, 2800 Paramount. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 10, 2024 at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 4714 NW 4th Ave. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. 

Larry “O” was born in the little town of Buffalo, Wyoming on a working ranch in 1938.  He moved to Amarillo in 1951 and was a 1956 graduate of Amarillo High School, where he was recently inducted into the Amarillo High School Hall of Fame.  After graduating high school, he later served in the US Army as an armor intelligence specialist.  In 1968, he married his wife Sharon Kelley and began a career in the local business community.  In 1980, Larry “O” and a group of investors bought a local company by the name of City Machine & Welding for the purpose of building and retesting cylinder trailers for industrial gases.  In 2013, he became the sole owner of City Machine & Welding.

His influence extends beyond the realm of business, as he was deeply committed to giving back to the community.  He was actively involved with various Amarillo area charities, making a significant impact through his philanthropic efforts.  He was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, where he had been a member for over 50 years and served on various committees.  

Larry “O” had a career and personal life that were testaments to his exceptional qualities as a business leader and community member.  His professional achievements and personal commitment to bettering the lives of others made him a role model worth emulating.  His story is one of hard work, leadership and an unwavering dedication to the betterment of those around him, setting a standard for excellence with family, business and community.

In his free time, Larry “O” enjoyed dirt track racing, hunting, fishing, traveling and attending rodeos with family and friends. 
Larry “O” is survived by Mrs. Sharon Oeschger of the home; daughter, Kristin Oeschger of Amarillo, TX; son, Bryson Oeschger and wife Deanna of Amarillo, TX; sister, Dolly Holman of Huffman, TX; granddaughter, Harley Harris of Amarillo, TX; granddaughter, Bryce Oeschger of Amarillo, TX; granddaughter, Brynn Oeschger of Amarillo, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to Texas Panhandle War Memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX 79110, Dove Creek Equine Rescue, 16201 Gordon Cummings Rd, Canyon, TX 79015, or a favorite charity.   

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors - Amarillo

2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79109

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 10, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

St Peters Episcopal Church

4714 NW 4th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106

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