OBITUARY

Larry David Greene

October 30, 1954October 3, 2013
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LARRY DAVID GREENE Larry D. Greene, 58, of Grandview, MO died in his home Oct. 3, 2013 with his wife’s arms around him after a heroic battle with cancer. Memorial celebration will be 5-7 pm Mon. Oct. 7 at McGilley & George Funeral Home in Grandview. Contributions suggested to Man’s Best Friend Pet Resort, 329 S Mullen Rd Belton MO 64012. Larry was born Oct. 30, 1954 in Detroit, MI. He graduated high school in Detroit and played drums in the high school drum corp and went on to play drums and did sound work for the Marshall Tucker Band. He was a Summa Cum Laude grad at Macomb Community College with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Larry was the crew chief in the pit crew for Daytona 24 hrs race for the Porches Team for many years. Larry worked for General Motors for 20 yrs. He was a member of American Heartland Harley Owners Group and received the Iron Butt Award in 2012. He volunteered for Special Olympics for 30 yrs. Larry was a member of the “Tall Dog” Bicycle Club in Ames, IA. Preceded in death by his father, Lee Greene. Survived by wife, Cheryel Cross-Greene of the home; daughter, Salena Turner, Lee’s Summit MO; mother, Rubie Greene, Edgewater FL; sister, Carole and Bill Warren, Grand Rapids, IA; granddaughter, Brianna Turner and his best friend, Ducky, his chocolate Lab. Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com Arr: McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd. Grandview, MO 64030 (816-966-0250)

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2013
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Rhonda Hutson-Kilgore

November 22, 2013

My dear sweet cousin. I have just learned of your sickness and passing. My heart is broken. When we were young you were my partner in crime. Oh, the stories we had and the laughter. We had the best of times. Words cannot express how much your laughter will be remembered. It was truly uplifting. You hold a special place in my heart. God bless your family in this very sad time.
Rhonda Hutson Kilgore , Whitwell TN

November 22, 2013

It was with great sadness and sorrow that I just learned of Larry's illness and of his passing. I still remember the times when Larry and his Dad would go to the lake with my family, all the fun and laughter we shared.Those are the kind of things he will be remembered for-making people smile and bringing laughter in their lives. He leaves a treasure trove of memories. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Linda Hutson, Fall Branch, tn

Kevin Barnes

October 11, 2013

Larry was ALWAYS a cheerful guy at work, even after his diagnosis. He would stop people in the aisle, and encourage them to go and get a physical. When he first started at Fairfax, his crazy 'Einstein' hair would always make me smile. God Rest Ye Soul, good fellow.

Kemo London

October 9, 2013

RIP Larry, You're "marching with the angels" now. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Kemo London, the Royal Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps

Carole Warren

October 8, 2013

I am so proud to be Larry's sister. I will forever cherish the last two and a half years we had together, especially the last four days. Thank you Cheryel for allowing me to be part of both your lives those precious
last days, you made me feel welcome and helpful.
Larry the things you taught us are part of your legacy and your gifts to us. You taught us love and devotion
not to just your loved ones, but to friends human and canine, and especially to Cheryel. You taught us compassion and giving of yourself through your years with Special Olympics, you taught us humility,
you were always so thankful for the support of friends, family or even a stranger and you always made everyone feel very welcome, valued and appreciated. You taught us passion and commitment, whether it was cycling, biking, making sure all the screws where in a straight line, that all things were in prefect
running order and we saw that passion the way you work in your "bucket list" the last two years.
You taught us courage, determination and a zest for life, the way you faced and fought your horrible disease, you are a true hero. And you taught us grace and forgiveness that all things should be made right and forgiven.
You were a wonderful teacher and student, and when you had taught us all so much the bell rang and
it was time to go "home". I can hear the thunder of those "pipes" as you arrived at the pearly gates,
and you were greeted with "welcome home". So when I look up at the stars in the sky on a beautiful night I'll be reminded of what a wonderful caring Brother and human being you were. Larry, you will be missed so deeply (more than you could have known), but you will never be forgotten, you have lefta precious example for us to share.
Love forever, Carole

Carole Warren

Christopher & Anna Mohlke

October 8, 2013

Larry was a very sweet and polite man. We were blessed to have crossed paths with him and his family. May the Lord continue to use this family in great ways.

Marla Tobin

October 7, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryel and all. Great memories of Larry will always live on!

Elizabeth

October 7, 2013

You will be missed!! Loved seeing you at MBFand Ducky! The world has lost a great person! big hugs to you Cheryel and your family During these tough times!-Elizabeth*mbf staff*

Mark Jacobs

October 7, 2013

Larry will be missed. I enjoyed working with Larry.

Todd Biltoft

October 7, 2013

I've only known Larry for about a year and can't say I knew him well. What drew me to him was his positive attitude during the most difficult time of his life. He was truely an inspiration. I can only hope that I can be half the man he was when my time comes. May you rest in peace Larry.