OBITUARY

Jeffrey James Large

November 8, 1953November 29, 2018
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Jeffrey James Large, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 8, 1953. Jeff was a graduate of the University of Texas and worked as a public school teacher, coach, and administrator for 33 years. He loved spending time with his family, playing his banjo, barbequing briskets, camping, reading, and Jeeps. He was known for his generosity with his time and was always willing to help others. He had a great knowledge of so many things. Jeff was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Betty Large. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lynda Large; his children Jeffrey James Large, Jr. (Erica), and Leslie Marie Brignac (Kalib); his step-children, McKenzie M. Connor (Justin) and Everett Mecham; his grandchildren, Lindsey, Ryan, Brooklyn, Jaxon, Kylar, Kynlee, Kambri, and Kaizley; his siblings, Sherry Valentine (Bill), Bernie Large, Debby Large (Mark Miller), and Tracy Large (Kara); His 1st Wife, Lorrie Housley (Kurt); His Miniature Schnauzers, Pollie and Emma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 7th from 4-6 pm at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, December 8th at 9:30 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 8801 Midcrown Dr; Windcrest, TX 78239. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate a book or funds to your local public school library.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Betty Large. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Lynda Large; his children Jeffrey James Large, Jr. (Erica), and Leslie Marie Brignac (Kalib); his step-children, McKenzie M. Connor (Justin) and Everett Mecham; his grandchildren, Lindsey, Ryan, Brooklyn, Jaxon, Kylar, Kynlee, Kambri, and Kaizley; his siblings, Sherry Valentine (Bill), Bernie Large, Debby Large (Mark Miller), and Tracy Large (Kara); His 1st Wife, Lorrie Housley (Kurt); His Miniature Schnauzers, Pollie and Emma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jeffrey James Large

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Clay Ellis

January 1, 2019

I first met Jeff when we moved next door to the Large's in about 1970. I was in seventh or eighth grade, Jeff was a couple of grades ahead of me. We played football in the Large's front yard, played basketball in their driveway, practiced with throwing knives at the telephone pole in their backyard and spent countless hours listening to music and talking about girls. Jeff gave me my first driving lesson in one of their cars but the lesson ended when I managed to drive through their front hedge. Mrs. Large was not happy.

We later became roommates at the University of Texas where our grades proved we still spent too much time talking about girls and music. Our cross country trips to San Diego to visit his cousins and side trips to Disneyland seemed pretty epic at the time and only add to the countless memories of my best friend.

Jeff was truly one in a million and I'm better for having known him.

My deepest condolencess to his family.

Don Hays

December 24, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Coach large. I had the chance to work with him at Salado. He was always the gentleman and very professional. He went out of his way to help children and his colleagues. I last saw him in new Braunfels where he was playing in a band with his banjo. We got to talk briefly. I did not realize he was gone until earlier today. I’m so sorry for the loss. God be with his family

Serena Georges-Penny

December 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of calling Jeff a colleague and a friend. We met when he became principal of Salinas Elementary. During his time at Salinas Elementary, I worked closely with him as the campus RtI Facilitator and eventually the assistant principal.

There are so many memories I have with Jeff. Some of my favorites include the time we spent eating lunch together. Jeff was very good at making sure we took every day to sit down and eat lunch together. Looking back on this, spending this time at lunch was an important time for us. It was time we spent just talking. We had conversations about his family and the love he had for his wife, Lynda, his children, grandchildren and his dogs. We talked about how proud he was of his family, including his siblings, his adventures as a teenager - living in San Antonio, playing football, and his college days. He shared the joy he had for music and fixing up his jeep, and the dream home he wanted to share with his family, a log cabin. Through these conversations, I learned so much about Jeff and he taught me so much more about life.

He was a man of many talents, who was not only humble but also had great character. One of his best character traits was the patience and compassion he had for the people in his life – not only his family, but also his friends, colleagues, teachers, and students. It was nothing for him to stop what he was doing to help – whether that be to fix a student’s pair of glasses or a colleague’s car. After he retired, he even took time one morning to take my daughter to work when her car battery wasn’t working. I had to be in a meeting at school and he did not hesitate to help her out. He also possessed the innate ability to make everyone feel important and it is my hope he knew how important he was and how he touched the lives of so many people.

Mr. Large was a man with a big heart and he will always hold a special place in my heart.

Toy (Winkler) Brand

December 10, 2018

I grew up listening to Jeff play banjo with my dad, Jackie Winkler, and the American Tradition. Many of my favorite memories as a child have their music in the background. I don't know many banjo players but I'm almost positive none could beat Jeff! How can fingers move that fast! He was a good man and I'll bet my Granny has him playing for them right now in Heaven! My love and prayers go out to his family (heart).

paul martin

December 9, 2018

My condolences.

Richard Boyce

December 7, 2018

Dear Lynda,
We probably met Jeff briefly once when you came home to Mt. Sterling, so we didn't know him. However, we know that you loved him and you had a good life together! We wish you comfort, strength, and peace. Even though you are strong and capable, the nights will be long and the adjustments will be difficult and take time. The Lord will be with you. We wish we could hug and hold you! We love and admire you! Rich and Glenna Boyce

Lisa Ward

December 7, 2018

Jeff was my principal for some of the years I spent at Salinas Elementary. My most vivid memory is how he managed to make the staff meetings more bearable (sorry to all the principals out there who think their meetings are fun!) He would always share a funny anecdote or joke to make us all laugh.
Thank you, Jeff, I'm sure you have them in stitches up there.

Winetta Turner

December 7, 2018

I had the honor of meeting Mr.Large when he was principal at Salinas elementary. He loved the students ,staff an all of us substitutes! He made us all feel the love of family and teamwork.. Whether cooking a meal and serving it with his big smile, baking star shaped cookies during testing or sharing his love of music or astronomy, he did it " Large style"! With love and excellence. He didn't just share his faith in Christ with words, he lived it showing the love of God. Anyone, that had the pleasure of knowing him, truly lived a little bit larger.
Mr.Large will be dearly missed. God bless and keep you.

Cindy Elizondo

December 7, 2018

I first met Jeff when I started at Judson ISD and he was my Assistant Principal at Ed Franz. He was always very kind and helpful. Later after many years his lovely wife Lynda came to Copperfield and he and I started working with telescopes at Science night and he shared his great love of science and astronomy with me. He fostered my love of space and helped me choose my telescope and every time I enjoy my telescope I think of him and standing outside in the cold and his sharing his love of the stars and planets and tips for sharing that love with the kids. I will never forget his smile and laughter and love of life.

Gerrie Spellmann

December 6, 2018

It was the summer of 2011 and I received a call that I would be the Assistant Principal at Salinas Elementary. That very same day I received a call from the newly named principal, Jeff Large. The summer of 2011 our journey as administrators began . Little did I know that day, our lives would be connected. Jeff was a humble man and one that often would say, "How about that...." Boy did he have the stories about his vast experiences in schools and through every story I learned more and more about this man and the impact he had on others. Jeff loved people! He had a heart of gold and built relationships with every person he met. He often times asked me to just "sit down" and lets talk. The talks we had often surrounded his family - the love of his life Lynda and how they camped, traveled and cooked. Each week (Thursdays if I remember correctly), he took his kids out to dinner. This was a time to reconnect with the ones he loved most. His brother - he loved telling stories about his brother being a Game Warden and even invited him to be a part of our Peace Officers Day. Family - this is what Jeff created with all that encountered him. Our first year together he insisted we carol around the school while he played his banjo and we all sang...I tried to tell him I wasn't a "singer" but he insisted. I had to include this picture as this was our first Christmas card at Salinas that year - 2011. A few years later our paths parted as I moved on to be principal although our connection never ended. I had him on "speed dial" from my new office just to ask his advice on things and he never wavered. Jeff and I shared the same birthday...November 8th and each year we would race each other to see who would tell the other Happy Birthday first...this year...I won. Jeff - we know you are tossing that baseball up in the air, playing your banjo and singing with the angels...until we meet you again!

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