Laurence Leroy McDanel, Sr.

Sunrise, September 29, 1950 – Sunset, April 7, 2023

Laurence “Larry” Leroy McDanel, Sr. was born September 29, 1950 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa to Galen and Vera McDanel. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Priscilla; his children, Michelle Perea (Rich), Laurence, Jr. (Stephanie), and Lana Lewis (Justin); his grandchildren, Stachea, Frank, Richie, Maria, David, Mercedes, Isabella, Taya, Justice, Jadyn, Mason;  his great-grandchildren, Augustin, Ellianah, Camilo, Frankie, Avalia, Audin; his sister, Ruth; his brother, Butch (Chris); his sister, Cherish (Ben). 

He was preceded in death by his father, Galen; his mother, Vera; and his siblings, Anita, Joan, Jean, Rolty, Vera, Bill, and Mary. 

Larry proudly served in the United States Air Force for twenty years. He retired in December of 1989.

Services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.  Viewing at 9am, Service at 10am. Burial at 12pm at Pikes Peak National Cemetery; full military honors.   Reception to follow.

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  1. Pricilla and family, Carol and i pass along our prayers and thoughts to all in this difficult time.
    Larry will be missed by many. I remember meeting him back in the mid to late 80’s on the softball field with the Gaber and then worked for him at the Base Post Office for a few years. A great man, husband, grandfather and brother. i know i was a better person for have known him than not. God Bless All. Rest easy my friend.

  2. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. McDanel’s service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  3. So sorry to hear of Uncle Larry,
    As I was trying to think of something to say, I thought of this saying:
    Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.

    May this provide some comfort during this time

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