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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Larry V. Kaylor

September 6, 1946June 3, 2020
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Larry Van Kaylor, 73, passed away at his home in Crofton, Maryland on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family.

Larry was born in Hickory, North Carolina on September 6, 1946, the oldest of five children. He traveled the world as part of a military family, and during his youth he cultivated a love of football and westerns.

Larry began his long career in law enforcement in 1965, serving honorably in the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps for over 25 years. During his time in the Army, he served as an Air Marshall, was deployed to Berlin when the wall came down, and competed for Drill Sergeant of the Army. He continued on his path of public service as Chief of Security at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he remained for over 22 years. While at the Gallery, Larry had the honor of providing security services for VIPs such as Lady Dianna, Oprah, and many former heads of state, presidents, vice presidents, and their families.

Larry is survived by his wife, Maria; his daughter, Gwendolyn; his son, Paul; his brother, David; his grandson, Joshua; great grandchildren Kayleigh and Jacob; and by his numerous other relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his mother Veda (Buchanan) Kaylor, father Robert Wiseman, step-father Verchial Kaylor, his sisters Cathy and Charlotte, his brother William, and by his son Eric.

A mass will be celebrated in memory of Larry on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Sacred Heart Chapel in Bowie, Maryland. He will be laid to rest at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Maryland.

To watch the Funeral Mass please follow the link https://www.facebook.com/RobertEEvans/videos/254527525827762/

  • FAMILY

  • Gwen Kaylor, Daughter
  • Maria-Elena Kaylor, Spouse
  • Paul Kaylor, Son
  • Mr. Kaylor is survived by his grandson Joshua and his great-grandchildren Kayleigh and Jacob. He is also survived by his brother David Kaylor and was preceded in death by his sisters Cathy and Charlotte

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Larry V. Kaylor

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Linda Schilder

June 29, 2020

Major Kaylor had already been at ‘The’ Gallery for a decade when I started there. Our first meeting was my hiring interview, his responsibility for the SPO’s was his highest priority. During that interview he was determined to ensure the use of the range for maintainIng SPO’s proficiency could be resumed in house promptly. If I could safely accomplish that for AOP he was all for my selection as Safety & Health Manager. Once I started my dream job he was a pleasure to work with, always willing to hear the Safety & Health perspective for security personnel & visitor issues. During my initial days he got quite a kick out of ensuring my rescue from the buildings cavernous sections was well documented.
Larry was also such a family man, we often enjoyed verbally sharing successful recipes for entertaining or everyday family meals.
He will continue to put a smile on my face when I think of him. My deepest sympathies to his wife, daughters and extended family.
Linda Schilder

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