Larry Learance Redmond Sr., born October 24th 1934 passed away on March 12th 2023 at St. Joseph Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 88 years old.
Retired in 2008 and a resident of Prairieville, Larry was born to Willie & Minnie Redmond in Darlington, LA – St. Helena Parish. He loved nature, fishing, gardening, watching hummingbirds and listening to the birds while sitting in the sun. A man who loved the Lord, he attended Ascension Baptist Church and would read his Bible every day. Before bed, Larry would say “Joy comes in the morning.” He attended McNeese University where he received his C.P.A license in Louisiana. He was also a member of Snap Fitness where he worked out every other day. In 1977Larry ran the Standard Motor Dealership and had a C.P.A firm next door. Previously he was a resident of Vidor, TX where he was Assistant Superintendent in Port Arthur, TX – Independent School District in Vidor, TX.
He was a volunteer reading teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School in Baton Rouge. His love for children and their education was strong. During the end-of-year ceremony for volunteer teachers, the children he taught would run up to him and hug him. He received a wood plaque or his efforts, and a thank-you poster with the pictures and handprints of his students, a memento of how far they had come educationally thanks to Larry.
He is survived by his sons Larry L. Redmond Jr (Marsha), Michael W. Redmond, daughters Debra R. Harrison, Tammy & Taylor (Aaron), grandchildren Joshua Harrison, Jeremiah Harrison, Christie Hurd (Roy III) Coy Redmond (Jami), Garrett Thurman, Michael P. Redmond (Kacie), Cody Redmond, A.J. Taylor and Alexander Taylor. Great-Grandchildren Katie, Joslyn and Sophia Harrison, Bella Butlers, Rydge Hurd, Cash Redmond, Lindsey Childress, and Alaina Childress, and great-great grandson Zah’ki Harrison.
He is preceded in death by his parents Willie & Minnie Redmond, brothers Floyd, Bob and Woodrow Redmond, sisters Lorie Gaubert and Jamie Davis, sons Timothy & Daniel Redmon, his grandchildren Amy M. Harrison, Braylie Butler and Cary D. Redmond.He touched many lives; he never met a stranger. He will forever be in our hearts until we meet him in that beautiful place called Heaven. We love you, Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, and Great-Great Grandpa!
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.