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Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Larry D. Kolb Sr.

May 12, 1942March 23, 2020
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Larry Kolb, Sr., 77 years old, passed away peacefully at his home in Houston, Texas on March 23, 2020. He was born on May 12, 1942 in Henderson, Texas to Hoyt and Evelyn Barker Kolb.

Larry spent his childhood growing up in Houston, Texas where he attended school. He enlisted in the US Navy and spent 3 years serving in California as an airplane mechanic in the Navy Airborne.

Upon returning from the Navy, Larry returned to Houston and went to work for Long Point Roofing. He was a devoted employee and purchased the company a few years later from the owner upon his retirement. He grew the business into a successful company that is still in operation. Larry was a business owner with incredible work ethic. He always took pride in his workmanship, company, and his employees. He was a great person to work for and loved by his employees. Larry's favorite place to be was his ranch in Bedias, Texas. He loved to be out working on his tractor or tending to his cattle. You could find him out in the pasture or in the barn from dusk to dawn. He had a passion for music and always had it playing.

The most important job of his life time was being a husband to his wife, a father to his five children, and Grandpa to his sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Larry's family meant the world to him. Larry married the love of his life, Beulah Ruth Karm in 1972 in Houston, Texas. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, his five children and their spouses Larry and Jill Kolb, Keith and Claire Kolb, Robert and Lisa Killion, Ronald and Michelle Killion, and Robin and Christina Killion, as well as sixteen grandchildren: Meagan Killion, Kristen Killion Hoffman, Robert Killion, Tyler Killion, Danielle Killion Wilson, Savannah Killion Pender, Austin Killion, Kolby Killion, Taylor Killion, Madison Killion, Corbin Killion, Carter Killion, Presley Kolb, Avery Kolb, Wyatt Kolb, and Westin Killion and great-granddaughter Nora Wilson.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to the current circumstances, the viewing and funeral services will be held privately. Larry will be laid to rest at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, Texas on March 26, 2020. He will be greatly missed and his family loves him beyond what words can express.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Killion
  • Robert Killion
  • Austin Killion
  • Kolby Killion
  • Taylor Killion
  • Corbin Killion
  • Carter Killion
  • Wyatt Kolb, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Westin Killion, Honorary Pallbearer

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Jerry prine

March 31, 2020

Very sorry to hear of larry dons passing he was my 1st cousin . We were close when i was young he use to come to our house every weekend for years until my father's passing Hal prine in 1974. After that we went different ways. I was always proud of larry. To ruth and all the family I'm sorry He will be missed. Jerry Prine sr.

Diane Bielski Cone

March 25, 2020

Larry came into my life with with a smile and always words of encouragement. My memories will last a lifetime....he gave me abundant memories on “Friendship Street” with family gatherings and events, Lake Livingston adventures and the skiing trip to “Crested Butte Co”! I must say, I Love you Larry and Beautiful Ruth

Troy Bielski

March 25, 2020

Larry was my first real "Boss Man" at a time when I believed all men were good. I would later judge all who followed by the "Larry" rule. I was lucky and had some good ones over the years but don't know of any which I had the same amount of respect for. He taught me a lot, I learned a lot, and could go on and on about how much he meant to me. But simply put, I loved him. Not many left, a good one.

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