Larry Eugene Thompson

14 April, 19402 April, 2021

Larry E. Thompson, 80, passed away April 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by family members. He was born April 14, 1940 in Salt Lake City to Almer and Marvilla Potter Thompson. Larry married Sheryl Garner on April 22, 1960 in Salt Lake City. Larry loved his family. He was very talented and able to fix anything. He had the opportunity for many years to go on fishing trips to Alaska with his son and other family members. He loved building and making things and had many talents. He loved to take Sheryl on long drives. He especially loved to go camping with family and friends. Larry loved Good Friday and passed away on that day. He worked harder than anyone we know. He loved to “putter” in his garage. Larry retired from Kennecott Smelter after 43 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He also worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Larry was survived by his loving wife, Sheryl Thompson, Kristine Holley, Russell (Leslie), DeAnn (Stan, deceased), 10 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, Sister, Sharon Jensen. Preceded in death by Ray, Lamar, Vaida, Venice and Daughter Jolene. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 7, at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East 10600 South Sandy, Utah. Services entrusted to Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.


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Eileen Jackson

2 May 2021

So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. We remember him for his smile and the encouragement he was always ready to give. He was a generous man, willing to share his knowledge and tools. We are praying for you to be comforted during this time of loss.
Jim and Eileen Jackson

Craig and Marie Ruesch

7 April 2021

We felt a wave of sadness upon hearing of Larry’s passing. He was such a good man and good friend. He was always willing to serve and it was my honor to serve with him.
I still have the Dutch oven cooking table that Larry built for me and others are always envious when they see it.
May the Lord bless and comfort you.
Craig and Marie Ruesch

Bob & Wendy Russon

7 April 2021

We love Larry and Sheryl. They lived across the street from us in Rose Park. Larry was always willing to help you out when needed. We enjoyed sharing goodies or special projects at Christmas time. I remember helping him replace our water line in our first home. He was such a great example of Christ like behavior. He didn't like to talk in church, but he taught us volumes by the way he lived his life.

Colleen Hanson

6 April 2021

I was lucky enough to work with Larry at the Joseph Smith Building.
He was truly one of a kind, the world was a better place with Larry in it. People like Larry are few and far in between.
He had a epic sense of humor, along with a sparkle in his eye.
I know how much he loves his family.
May you’re sweet memories of Larry bring you comfort as you grieve his loss.
Kindest regards,
Colleen Hanson

Jim Monsen

6 April 2021

I was such a lucky man to have known Larry from my time working with him at the Smelter. My very first time meeting my friend, he introduced himself and made me feel welcome. Most of my co-workers were about 15-20 years my senior, but I was welcomed by Larry like I’d known him for years. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet his family, but I met Russ. What a gentleman! Hang in there, Russ! Your dad was an inspiration for me. May God bless the Thompson family.

Jim Monsen

Eric Wangsgaard

6 April 2021

Larry was such a special person. It was always a truly genuine experience to be working, playing or socializing with or around Larry and Sheryl. He and Sheryl would always stop by my place in Huntsville and visit. I cherished their visits and will miss him dearly. We worked together for many years at the Smelter and they were fun and enjoyable because of Larry's great spirit. We were and are family. Love you Larry and I'll miss you !

Alan Harris

6 April 2021

Larry was truly a wonderful everything to my family, especially my son Jeremy and his daughters who lived across the street. He and Cheryl reached out untold times with encouragement, love and help. If all mankind were like them this world would be a better place.

Marion Kupitz

6 April 2021

Larry was a true Good Guy, and Inspiration. Larry and Varnel were my scout leaders. I have many great memories of activities and camping trips.
Larry, Varnel and our scout troop replaced many old galvanized residential water lines in our Rose Park 4th Ward neighborhood. Even after I had grown and moved away, I would still see Larry and Varnel replacing a water line in the 'ol neighborhood. Larry was truely the Salt Of The Earth. A very kind gentle soft spoken man with a selfless heart .
I feel blessed to have known Larry and his family.
Our prayers are with you during your loss. May God be with you and bless you all.

Marcus & Janeen Kupitz

6 April 2021

Larry was one heck of a guy. He was always helping people no matter what they needed. He has a kind soul. We've always said that Larry and Sheryl have a golden key to heaven. Thanks for being our neighbor. We will miss you and wish your family well.

Ginny Benson

5 April 2021

I love Larry and Sheryl. They were always very kind to me and my family. Larry is a good soul and will be missed. God bless his sweet family.