Larry was born on April 27, 1934 in Greenville, Texas to Harry Garfield Laxton and Velma (Slade) Laxton, and passed away on June 6, 2012 from complications of mesothelioma.
Larry is survived by his wife, Carole (Kimbrough) Laxton; daughters: Sherrie (Geoff) Campbell, Cindy (Mike) Thomas; sons: Gary (Kelly) Laxton, Ken Laxton, Tim Laxton, Rick (Anne) McCall; granddaughters: Amy (Sean) Pearson, Julie (Tim) Barr, Brianne (Mark) Tambone, Lindsay (Jason) Nadeau, Liza (Dave) Smith, Jessica Campbell, Emma McCall, Sara McCall; grandsons: Kevin Joyner, Christopher McCall, Andrew McCall; great-granddaughters: Caylie Pearson, Erica Pearson, Samantha Campbell, CJ Smith; and great-grandsons: Joseph Tambone and Micah Barr.
Larry’s family moved to Colorado Springs in 1936. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) in 1952. He followed in his father’s footsteps by first becoming a journeyman plumber. He later went to work for Farmer’s Insurance Group, and retired as an agent after 40 years of service. He was a four time President’s Council Award recipient.
Larry was the ultimate sportsman, lettering in basketball and baseball in high school. In his passion for sports, Larry was a youth bowling instructor, avid golfer, fisherman and hunter.
Larry was enthusiastically involved in fast-pitch softball for most of his adult life and was inducted in the Colorado Softball Hall-of-Fame in 1993.
Larry was dedicated to his family. His favorite activity was hosting family get-togethers with his extended family and friends. He was a long standing member of the First United Methodist Church.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: Pikes Peak Hospice.