In Memory

Larry Blackerby

Larry Blackerby

Larry passed away in his sleep Monday February 3, 2020.   There will be a memorial service in Tyler March 7th 1-4pm at the Rose Garden Building .  


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02/04/20 11:47 AM #1    

David Cates

I first met Larry at JT Spring training 1966?.  We were in the gym because of weather and I was a Linebacker and he was offensive tackle,  I remember the shock of how fast that big guy got off the line and knocked the fool out of me.  I dreaded every snap of the ball.   Our Sophomore year I got my knee blown out in the Marshal game and when we got back to JT i was having trouble getting up the steps and Larry came and picked me up and carried me to the top and helped me to my car in the parking lot.  Larry was a groomsman in my wedding and I in his.  We spent may a hunting trip together and hours and hours on the lake skiing and just having fun.  That smile and that laugh will be missed but never forgotten.   

02/07/20 12:44 PM #2    

David Cates

Larry Randall Blackerby

January 16, 1951 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 69)


Larry Randall Blackerby, 69, of Chester passed away February 3, 2020.

Born in Tyler, Texas to the late Curtis and Nancie Blackerby, he lived in Chester since 1979.  He retired from Temple as a quality wood analyst.  Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid golfer.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend to all who knew and loved him.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jann Blackerby; daughter, Donna Blackerby of Rockdale, Tx; sisters, Carolyn Mathis of Whitehouse, Texas and Joyce Hubbard of Tyler, Texas; nine nieces and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Ave, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Cremation services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home and Crematorium in Woodville, Texas.


02/07/20 03:29 PM #3    

Gilbert C. Pacheco

RIP Larry.

02/08/20 10:01 AM #4    

David Cates

02/17/20 08:43 PM #5    

David Cates

From Donna:  Larry's daughter 2/17/2020


Donna Blackerby is with Larry Randall and Jann Blackerby.
9 hrs

Dad's memorial service will be on Saturday, March 7 from 1-4 in the Camellia room of the Rose Garden Center in Tyler. This will be very informal, as Dad didn't actually even want a memorial service... We will have light refreshments. There will be other groups in the building at the same time, and parking will be at Harvey Hall. If you have any stories you would like to share about Dad, online or in person, please do so.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin.


03/02/20 03:14 PM #6    

David Cates

Tyler ISD Leave Your Legacy Brick Campaign


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