Larry Don Lancaster, 75, of Amarillo, TX died August 8, 2020.
Larry was born in Wheeler, TX, where he was the only son of Lawrence and Virginia Perry Lancaster, and the only grandson to Waylon and Sadie Perry Pollard of Wheeler, TX, Floyd Lancaster of Sand Springs, OK, and Blanche Hall Lancaster of Grady, New Mexico.
At an early age, Larry’s family moved to the community of Pringle where he attended grade school. After graduating from Stinnett High School, Larry served six years with the United States Air force, including two in Vietnam.
Larry had a passion for sales and always enjoyed the challenge. He was a bartender, a club owner, and sold automobiles in Amarillo, Wheeler, and in Oklahoma City. At the time of his retirement, due to his health, he was involved in the antique business and was employed at a machine shop in Southern California.
After retiring, Larry returned to Amarillo and spent many years helping those less fortunate. His beliefs were strong and his opinions even stronger. He never held back when he felt something needed to be said or done. Most of the time he was right.
He is survived by the ones he loved the most and meant so much to him: his partner, Marc; their two four-legged “kids”; and Bob Strasner of Hobbs, New Mexico. Also, his most cherished friends: Teri Hudson of Fort Worth; Keith Swinney of San Antonio; and Dr. Geoffery Vincent of Andover, Kansas. Larry is also survived by two sisters, Elaine Whelchel Callaway, and Mary Burow, both of Borger; a niece and a great-niece.
No services will be scheduled.
Private interment will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date.
3 Replies to “Larry Don Lancaster”
Larry was a long-time and cherished friend. The stories he could tell… I will miss my friend.
As a salesman in 1974, Larry kicked me out of the Bradley Lincoln Mercury showroom. I would never have bet, but that day began our boundless friendship which quietly passed Saturday afternoon, August 8th. I will miss him for the rest of my life.
May God bless the family of Larry Don. May the Lord give you peace at this time. My thoughts and love are with you.