Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH


Larry Deer

September 19, 1942January 19, 2020
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DEER, Larry G., age 77,of Fairborn, OH passed away at his home on Sunday, January 19, 2020.He was preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Myrtle (Henderson) Deer; sisters, Martha Cantrell and Linda Deer and brothers, Freddy, Johnny and Frank “Butch” Deer. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Linda Deer; son, David Stokes; sister, Judy Deer; grandson, Dalton Stokes and Grandkids Cadence & Cameron Okelley, and many nieces and nephews. He owned and operated a barbershop in Fairborn called HairKut for 52 years. He was awarded the honor of a Kentucky Colonial for being a dedicated member of Fairborn and the Greene County community. He was a lifetime Mason, served in the U.S. Navy, and member of The Moose, Odd Fellows, Eagles, and Elks Lodges. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will take place from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, January 31,2020 at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main Street, Fairborn, OH 45324. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020


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Keith Swigart

February 11, 2020

Loved Larry's sense of humor. Take the time when he found out that my wife did chocolate molding and she fixed him some chocolate cover cherries. Then found out how they were made and "they" cooked up some unconventional "green cherries". Oh the fun he had with them. When she went through chemo and started to lose her hair, he have nothing but the fact she had to come over to him and he would take care a "chemo haircut" for her. Then we laughed about his potential stay in the hospital and having to close the shop. I volunteered to come on
Saturday and give "Amish" haircuts. He wanted to know what an Amish hair cut was. I told him I had the bowl and scissors and that was all I needed. Sorry that I lost a good friend first and a barber second. (I hope Larry doesn't offer Christ a hair cut, on the house of course.) RIP my friend. (High, tight and flat)

Paul Espo

February 5, 2020

RIP Larry. I just heard of your passing and I am remembering the past 30 plus years that I sat in your barbers chair sharing stories about Fairborn and life. You will be missed by many. My condolences to your loving family.

Steve barker

February 2, 2020

Larry used to come to our home to cut my dad's hair when dad was home bound due to cancer. That kind gesture will never be forgotten. Our prayers to his loved ones.

Jason Hodge

January 31, 2020

I go into get hair cut he always had a smile and a kind word to say .he was a wonderful person glad i got to meet him

David Stokes

January 30, 2020

Larry Deer became my father when i was just 3 years old, all my life he was there for me right or wrong, every baseball game, every football game, visited me in my darkest hour all he could, encouraged me, loved me unconditionally, he was my best friend, my hero, my inspiration, my heart. I know his mom wanted him back and the Lord, but im selfish and dont wanna give him back... I keep trying to remember all of the last words he said to me, how proud is of me, that he loves me, thanked me for taking him to the clinic the day before he died. I told him Dad, you dont have to thank me, nothing could stop me, i love you with all my heart and soul. He said im lucky to have you, i said nope, im lucky one to have you as my dad. As he suffered i prayed with him, said the Lords prayer, asked God to please heal him, give him strength, and surround him and protect him with his love. I guess God said he had enough, its time for you to come home.
Nobody kept me in line like him, even as a grown adult i still saught his favor and praise, and listened to everything he said to me. I would'nt be here right now if it wasnt for him, as well as somany people that were touched by his wisdom, his strength, and his love. I'll miss his jokes, his laughter, even when he would get mad and scald me. He always told me the right thing to do even if i didnt wanna hear it. He had the biggest heart, but he would get in your face if you were wrong, he never backed down from anything or anyone. He taught me to look a man in the eye, give a firm handshake, how to carry myself, and that true respect has nothing to do with how tough you are, or how much you have, but that true respect comes from helping others without exspecting anything in return. He never exspecting anything, was the most unselfish person i ever met. I just wish i had words powerful enough to reach the heavens, or describe what an amazing person he is, or the legacy's he's left behind. We will never forget you, I love you Dad!

Mike Burlile

January 29, 2020

So sorry to here of Larry's passing last time I saw him was when I was in town for my brothers funeral we talked of the good times and before I left he said let me trim your hair up a little so you'll look good for your brother !! RIP My Friend

Sam Aker

January 29, 2020

Larry will be missed by his many brothers and sisters of the Moose, he came in every day telling us stories and jokes. I personally will miss Larry as I took my dad to him to cut his hair. My dad and Larry would go back in time and talk of the old Fairborn places. R.I.P Larry.

Jeffery Whited

January 29, 2020

Sorry to hear of the news of Larry Deer’s passing. He cut my hair for years. Always nice to catch up with him. Truly a Fairborn Legend. Always s kind word. I will never forget him going to my parents house and my Dad Edgar Whited’s hair on his day off. He will be missed. Prayers to Linda and his family. RIP and Fly high Larry

Laurel Mayer

January 29, 2020

Larry was not only a great barber, but a dedicated member of his community. He will be missed. Condolences to his family, of whom he was very proud.

June Lawson

January 28, 2020

Larry was a brother to my brother n law, Frank Deer. I have so many memories of him. My favorites was his laugh and hospitality. He always had a joke to tell and would laugh with such joy. He will definitely be missed by many. Prayers go out to Linda, David, Judy and the rest of his family. R.I.P. Larry.