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Larry Granger, 1947-2017

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:53 PM

A Slotblog member since 2010, Ocala, FL's Larry Garnger passed away from cancer on June 24.


Larry was a retired police officer and EMT who was heavily involved in home track slot racing in FL. I never met him, but we did communicate via PM and email a few times.




Here's Larry's obituary:


"Larry was born on May 31, 1947, and passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Larry was a resident of Oklahoma. Services will be held Friday, June 30, 2017, at 2 PM at Clark Funeral Home in Granby, MO, with Pastor Phil Barber officiating. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Friday prior to the service beginning at 1 PM until service time at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or Wounded Warriors C/O Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26; Granby, MO 64844."

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:58 PM

Too many of these threads on Slotblog!


RIP, Larry.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:13 PM

I went to the same High School as Larry in Lansing, MI. A year or two ahead or behind him hard to remember that long ago. Larry was an EMT and police officer and worked and lived in Michigan for a while. We raced often at slot car tracks in Michigan. He was hard to beat and a great builder. He moved back to Lansing, MI, where he also helped out as a crewman on several real oval track racing teams as well as racing slot cars in the area.
I lost track of him when he went south. A couple of years ago we found each other on Facebook.
He will be missed, a true loss to he slot car world, master hardbody builder, another one of the good guys gone.
RIP, my friend.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

Blessings to Larry and his family.  :cray:

This is getting way too familiar.  :sorry:
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

Never got to meet Larry personally was friends on Facebook and the fact he was from Michigan. Was hoping to meet him when I went down to Florida. Sorry I didn't get a chance.



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