Larry Dilworth Harp

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Larry Harp, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Born in Sherman, Texas on April 21, 1948, to Harry Dilworth Harp and Dorothy Lee Harp, Larry was a proud son of a World War II veteran and a man of deep faith, instilled in him by his mother.

Larry spent his formative years in Big Spring, TX, and after graduating high school, he embarked on a successful career in automotive sales, eventually rising to management positions. His professional life, however, was just one facet of his vibrant personality. Larry was an avid motorcycle enthusiast, often seen riding his cherished Honda Goldwing. His love for history was profound, and his patriotism was unwavering, a testament to his father’s service in World War II.

Known for his humorous jokes, quotes, and stories, fondly referred to as Larry-isms by his family, Larry had a knack for bringing laughter and joy into any room. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, a legacy from his mother that he carried with him until his final day.

In Odessa, Texas, Larry met the love of his life, Anita. Their love story spanned over twenty years of marriage, filled with shared adventures, road trips, and cherished Friday night stay-at-home dates, where they would listen to music and dance around the house. In 2019, Larry and Anita chose to retire in Waco, Texas.

Larry is survived by his wife, Anita Harp; his children, Bryan Harp, John Ghazzagh and his wife Shriena, and Kimberly Harp McFarden and her husband Steven; his grandchildren, Kayla, Bryson, Kaden, Eliana, Brynlee, and Hudson; and his great-grandchild, Rylan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Dilworth Harp and Dorothy Lee Harp and his son Larry Don Harp.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:00 am, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, with Rev. Jannette Miller and Rev. Dr. Gary Torian officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the ALS Association of Texas. Messages of condolences can be sent confidentially on this site.

Larry’s legacy is one of love, laughter, and faith, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him.


Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Gentry Robinson

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jerrr Montgomery

    Anita, so sorry for your loss as you well know, Larry and I were pretty good buds during the years we worked together and you and I worked together such a loving man to leave such a loving legacy a person we we could all look to and patternour lives too, by watching him.

  3. Dear Harp Family; my condolences for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. I knew Larry for many years and worked with him several. Larry was always professional, funny, and a good story teller. God got a good one. You will remain in my prayers.

  4. Anita… I just heard about Larry and I am so very sorry to hear the news of his passing. He was always so kind and I know he adorned you and your son. My condolences and prayers go with you as you find yourself on a difficult path in the days ahead. We are thinking of you with love. Susie (Williams) Jones

  5. Kelly and Janice Franklin

    Anita: When you told me of Larry’s passing I remember I told you these four words ” He will be missed!” Prayers to you and your entire family.

  6. Steve &Christy and Family

    We are deeply sadden ,we will miss his unique smile, and super character. Larry would light up the room and always made you feel special!
    Love you Cuz, May God comfort you in this moment. Many Prayers for the family.

  7. Matt and Gina Leatherwood

    Larry had a true gift for making you feel like you were the most important person in the room. I’ve always missed our talks about cars and motorcycles. Larry was such a kind, warm person and he will most certainly be missed here on Earth. Our prayers are with you, Anita, as you navigate this most difficult time.

    Best Wishes,
    Matt and Gina Leatherwood

  8. Lisa and Javier

    So sorry to hear about Larry. So many great memories made at breakfast after church. We will miss him. Many prayers for you and the family. God bless and Love y’all.

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