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Heights Funeral Home

1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Larry Wayne Kokemoor

April 15, 1951October 7, 2019

Larry Kokemoor passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 07 October, 2019. The only child of Lenora and Lonnie Kokemoor, Larry was born in Houston and lived his entire life in The Heights neighborhood. He attended Love Elementary School, Hogg Middle School, Reagan High School, and University of Houston. Larry started his career at Foley’s in Northwest Mall, later working in Foley’s Downtown, and finally at the Distribution Center as transportation manager. After 42 years at Macy’s, he retired in 2013. He leaves behind a loving family: Aunt Irene Bockhorn and her children (Ken, Don, David, and Ann), Uncle Awold Bortz and his children (Janice, Craig, Brenda, and Chris), as well as many other cousins, among whom Roy Nierdieck was the closest. Once Larry became your friend, it was for life: from childhood friends, to Foley’s friends, to snow-skiing friends, to golfing friends, to bowling friends, and later the Party Knights. Of all his friends, Larry was especially close to Sam Blanchard, Craig Blanchard and his wife Carolyn. In 2012 Larry joined another family, the Hinkleys, when he became the partner of Silvia Hinkley. He quickly won this family over with his kind and gentle spirit. He was much loved for his easy-going style, inner strength, optimism, and compassion. Larry exemplified the Christian life by focusing on others and always found time to be of service to those in need.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name.

  • FAMILY

  • Lenora Kokemoor, Mother (deceased)
  • Lonnie Kokemoor, Father (deceased)
  • Irene Bockhorn, Aunt
  • Awold Bortz, Uncle
  • Several Cousins

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

Memories

Larry Wayne Kokemoor

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Susie Mitchell

October 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Larry for many years at Foley’s. He was a trusted business partner that went out of his way to support the stores. I could call Larry at any time of the day or night and the answer was always, YES !

What a great man and kind soul!

Paul Ruffner

October 11, 2019

Larry was one of my favorite childhood friends. I attended Love and Reagan with Larry. We had some great adventures on our bikes riding around the neighborhood. I will miss you my friend.

John McDonald

October 10, 2019

Very proud to call Larry a friend for the past 26 years, 17 of which as a colleague and mentor. Away from work, the rounds on the golf course will be the most missed. Sleep warm my friend.

Fritz Stokman

October 9, 2019

Rest in Peace my friend. I have many good memories of our time together at Foley's. You were always warm and caring. Your wit and sense of humor were your treasure. You put a smile on the faces of all those you touched. We will miss you greatly.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY