OBITUARY

Larry James Regan

March 23, 1945October 9, 2021
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Visitation services for Larry James Regan, 76, of Sulphur, will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Private funeral and burial services will be held on Thursday. Mr. Regan died in his home Saturday afternoon.

Larry, the fourth of Clyde and Amy Regan’s 11 children, was in the first 8th grade graduating class of Our Lady’s Catholic School. He went on to attend Landry Catholic High, McNeese, and LSU Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.

He served on active duty as a military policeman with the U.S. Army from 1968-1972. His active duty included two tours in Vietnam. His reserve duty spanned from 1973 to 1995, when he retired as a Lt. Colonel. Over the course of his civilian law enforcement career, he served as a police officer with the Columbus, Ga. police department; a criminal investigator, law clerk, and an Assistant Attorney General for the state’s Attorney General’s Office; an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a Calcasieu Parish Assistant District Attorney. He also worked for a time as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at McNeese State University.

Larry was a talented gardener, baker, and chef, and throughout his military and civilian career, received numerous accolades and awards. But he truly excelled in his love for his family. His loving and dedicated devotion to his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Diane Regan, during her illness and subsequent liver transplant was a beauty to behold and an inspiration to all who knew him. A few silver linings will be that the remaining family members will no longer have to fight over who gets to hold the babies at gatherings and our waistlines may shrink a little without his incessant cooking of enough to feed an Army.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carolyn Diane Regan, daughter Heather Regan White and son-in-law Alastair White of Sulphur, and daughter Rachel Regan Miseles and son-in-law Kelly Miseles of Lake Charles, grandchildren A.J. White, Madelyn White, and Jolie Borel who affectionally referred to him as Poppy; brothers Pat Regan, Danny Regan and Timothy Regan; sisters Barbara Cempura, Kathy Johnson, Margaret Regan, Elaine Eyre and Bridget John and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Amy Regan and his brothers Mike Regan and James Regan. Pallbearers will be Pat Regan, Danny Regan, Timothy Regan, Johnny Guidry, Alastair White and Kelly Miseles.

The family requests that masks be worn by those attending visitation. Larry was a very vocal advocate of safety measures during this time of pandemic and very protective of his immunocompromised wife. The masks would do well to honor him.

The family would like to thank the EMTs with Acadian Ambulance Service and officers with the Sulphur Police Department for the professionalism and respect shown through their tireless efforts to revive him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Larry’s name be made to the Open Door Biker Church (423 West Burton Street, Sulphur, LA 70663) and Our Lady’s Catholic School (1111 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663). Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Carolyn Diane Regan, Wife
  • Heather Regan White, Alastair White
  • Rachel Regan Miseles, Kelly Miseles
  • A.J. White, Grandchild
  • Madelyn White, Grandchild
  • Jolie Borel, Grandchild
  • Pat Regan, Brother
  • Danny Regan, Brother
  • Timothy Regan, Brother
  • Barbara Cempura, Sister
  • Kathy Johnson, Sister
  • Margaret Regan, Sister
  • Elaine Eyre, Sister
  • Bridget John, Sister
  • Clyde and Amy Regan, Parents (deceased)
  • Mike Regan, Brother (deceased)
  • James Regan, Brother (deceased)
  • Mr. Regan is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Pat Regan
  • Danny Regan
  • Timothy Regan
  • Johnny Guidry
  • Alastair White
  • Kelly Miseles

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Brenda Wilkinson

October 14, 2021

Kathy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Such a kind man. I met Larry several years ago while serving on a local board. He always shared a story of his family and the love he had for them. Sending hugs and prayers to all.
Brenda

Tony Smith

October 13, 2021

To The Regan Family,
My sincere condolences in the loss of Larry. He was a great asset to our VVA Chapter.
He will be missed by many.
Harold (Tony) Smith
VVA

Roy Miles

October 13, 2021

Heather loved your dad. Any discussion with him was spirited. When I worked with Sulphur Police Department he would drop in to drink coffee. He loved Law Enforcement. I recently saw him and didn’t recognize him but he was wearing a Columbus, Georgia Police Department hat. When I asked about the hat he told me the story how he had gotten the hat. I finally recognized him. We had a few minutes to talk and get reacquainted. Of course I asked about you and I asked him to tell hello. I was shocked and sadden to hear of your dad’s passing. Keep him alive through your mind and heart remembering all the wonderful times you all shared together.

Randy Benevage

October 12, 2021

My thought's and prayers are with the family. Larry was a true gentleman and law enforcement advocate. May he rest in peace.

CHARLES BAUDOIN

October 12, 2021

I grew up with the Regan family and I don't think there were any finer individuals and Larry was one of the key linchpins of the family. To the entire Regan "clan" I extend my deepest condolences for your loss. May his memory be a blessing for all of you and the knowledge of his eternal life be a comfort.

Mike Williams

October 12, 2021

Larry was a great friend and fellow lawman while a prosecutor at the DA office. We had worked many cases in the parish for many years. He was a great teacher in his days as an instructor at the academy. He loved to work with us all to protect and truly serve the people.
A dear friend who will be greatly missed.
To his family you have my deepest sympathy. Deputy Sheriff CPSO
Mike Williams

Theodore Thompson

October 12, 2021

My sincere Condolences, to the Regan Family.

I served with Larry in the Army Reserve, for more years than I can remember. He was always there for you. He led by example. He was passionate about his family, the Army, and the law. He would tell his students he wasn’t a lawyer; he was a prosecutor.

I too enjoyed playing golf with Larry, Gil, and Mike Keenan. We all would remark that we never saw anyone who could hit a golf ball as far and deep into the woods as Larry. We would laugh as he stepped off the tee box and say “Well, expletive deleted," then hit another ball down the fairway, that a golf pro would be proud of. Always entertaining and a joy to be around.

He was a student of history, especially military. He related to me that during one of his tours in Vietnam, he had a meal with the reporter and author, Peter Arnett. I would have loved to have heard that conversation, as Larry and Mr. Arnett discussed the merits of Bernard Fall’s book “Street Without Joy” and the correlation of that book and the then US involvement in Vietnam. Larry was a thinker and a mentor. Larry and I would discuss the area of Vietnam known, by the French Foreign Legion, as La Rue Sans Joie.

We didn’t talk much after both our wives became ill, for which I am sorry. Larry called me shortly after my wife passed away offering his condolences and help if I needed. That was Larry’s way. I will surely miss him.

He was a true officer and a gentleman.

May God watch over and provide comfort to his family.

Lori Groves

October 12, 2021

Rachel, I am so sorry to learn about the loss of your father. I know that the two of you had a very special relationship. You loved to share stories with me about the tender, loving and funny times the two of you shared. God bless you and your family.

Jim McCurry Sr

October 12, 2021

I met Larry when he joined our Army Reserve unit, the 4147th USARF School as an officer instructor. His military bearing and devotion to train soldiers was exemplary. He was always there for us as a friend and leader. He will be truly missed.
Our Condolences to the Regan Family
May Larry Rest In Peace

joy Benoit

October 12, 2021

Larry was appointed Special City Prosecutor for the City of Sulphur during a transition period. I had the honor of attending Sulphur City Court as his assistant and he was very smart and friendly. I will miss him and his knowledge.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Larry's High School Pictures

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Larry in Vietnam

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Larry in Vietnam

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Larry retiring from Army Reserves in 1995

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Larry and his daddy (Clyde) at his wedding

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Larry and Diane's Wedding

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Heather, Larry, Grandma Meyers, and Rachel

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Larry retiring from Army Reserves in 1995

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Larry holding Heather

Biography

Visitation services for Larry James Regan, 76, of Sulphur, will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Private funeral and burial services will be held on Thursday. Mr. Regan died in his home Saturday afternoon.

Larry, the fourth of Clyde and Amy Regan’s 11 children, was in the first 8th grade graduating class of Our Lady’s Catholic School. He went on to attend Landry Catholic High, McNeese, and LSU Law School where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.

He served on active duty as a military policeman with the U.S. Army from 1968-1972. His active duty included two tours in Vietnam. His reserve duty spanned from 1973 to 1995, when he retired as a Lt. Colonel. Over the course of his civilian law enforcement career, he served as a police officer with the Columbus, Ga. police department; a criminal investigator, law clerk, and an Assistant Attorney General for the state’s Attorney General’s Office; an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a Calcasieu Parish Assistant District Attorney. He also worked for a time as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at McNeese State University.

Larry was a talented gardener, baker, and chef, and throughout his military and civilian career, received numerous accolades and awards. But he truly excelled in his love for his family. His loving and dedicated devotion to his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Diane Regan, during her illness and subsequent liver transplant was a beauty to behold and an inspiration to all who knew him. A few silver linings will be that the remaining family members will no longer have to fight over who gets to hold the babies at gatherings and our waistlines may shrink a little without his incessant cooking of enough to feed an Army.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carolyn Diane Regan, daughter Heather Regan White and son-in-law Alastair White of Sulphur, and daughter Rachel Regan Miseles and son-in-law Kelly Miseles of Lake Charles, grandchildren A.J. White, Madelyn White, and Jolie Borel who affectionally referred to him as Poppy; brothers Pat Regan, Danny Regan and Timothy Regan; sisters Barbara Cempura, Kathy Johnson, Margaret Regan, Elaine Eyre and Bridget John and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Amy Regan and his brothers Mike Regan and James Regan. Pallbearers will be Pat Regan, Danny Regan, Timothy Regan, Johnny Guidry, Alastair White and Kelly Miseles.

The family requests that masks be worn by those attending visitation. Larry was a very vocal advocate of safety measures during this time of pandemic and very protective of his immunocompromised wife. The masks would do well to honor him.

The family would like to thank the EMTs with Acadian Ambulance Service and officers with the Sulphur Police Department for the professionalism and respect shown through their tireless efforts to revive him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Larry’s name be made to the Open Door Biker Church (423 West Burton Street, Sulphur, LA 70663) and Our Lady’s Catholic School (1111 Cypress Street, Sulphur, LA 70663). Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.