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    Larry Boyer of San Angelo, TX passed away July 24 after a long battle with cancer. Many will remember meeting Larry and wife, Marian, last year at Mansfield where they displayed their freshly restored '35 President conv. coupe, which they had owned since 1980.
    Larry Boyer returned to his Heavenly Father on July 24, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was born in Brady, Texas to Ray and Isabell Boyer, on December 21, 1939. He grew up in Eldorado where he played bass drum in the marching band, excelled at track, and worked hard for his dad at Boyer Electric.

    In 1962, Larry married Marion Wilks and started a life long love affair and beautiful adventure which lasted 58 years. Together they explored back alleys, country roads, every state, 8 countries and made friends all along the way. They were blessed with a daughter, Tammy, and 3 granddaughters, Emily, Kathryn, and Ellie. Larry adored them all and passed down to them his incredible zest for life, positive “can-do” attitude, sense of adventure, love of all people and a passion for sugar.

    Larry was creative and gifted with many talents….he could build anything, fix anything, and do anything. His entrepreneurial spirit birthed Larry’s Barber Shop in San Angelo where he gave many young men their first hair cuts, was an active part of the community, and supplied bottled Dr. Pepper with peanuts to his many customers from 1959 until 1975. He was also a realtor, managed an apartment complex, made lots of “deals” and flipped houses.

    His life long passion was Gasoline Alley, his business of restoring and collecting antique cars. He frequented Pate Swap Meet, the Grand Ole Tour, and any place with antique cars and parts. He raced the Great American Race in his 1935 Chrysler Airflow with his brother, Dan as navigator, and Jony Carothers and Ron Taylor pit crew. His prized possession was a 1935 Studebaker President Roadster that won the International Studebaker Concours Show this past October. Thanks to Ron Stinson, Mark Winger, Bill Hopkins, and Steve Anderson for their part in making the studebaker come together!

    After retirement, Larry and Marion owned Memory Lane Antiques for 12 years. Together they had a knack for finding and restoring amazing treasures, enjoyed friending each patron, and were a vital part of Concho Avenue shopping district. They also had many good times with their travel buddies and in-laws: David & Rita Wilks, Lowell Wilks, Carlanne & Ronnie Taylor, and George & Patty Wilks.

    Larry had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and, along with his wife, worshipped at Lifepoint Baptist Church. His lifelong ministry was loving, serving and helping anyone, anytime.

    Larry is survived by his wife Marion; daughter Tammy, her husband Steve and granddaughters Emily, Kathryn, & Ellie Anderson, of Colleyville; Sister Ila Jean Carothers of Waco; brother Danny Ray Boyer of Eldorado; brother-in-laws David and George Wilks; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, including the coffee buddies at Armenta’s; his Friday night dinner gang; a bunch of antique car nuts; and, his faithful dog, Molly. He will be greatly missed by all.

    A Memorial Service and Reception will be held at Life Point Baptist Church on Friday, July 31, 2020. Service time is pending. Social distancing will be in place for the protection of us all. A private burial will be at the Robert Lee Cemetery for family at a later time. For those who are concerned about covid or unable to attend, we will post a video of the service on Marion's Facebook page so you can still be a part of this celebration.

    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lifepoint Food Pantry Ministry (325)655-9319 at Lifepoint Baptist Church, 810 Austin Street, San Angelo.
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    Last edited by TX Rebel; 08-02-2020, 09:09 PM.
    Barry'd in Studes

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    Larry was such a nice gentleman and had a wonderful time at the International Meet. His wife and daughter told me that it had been his goal to finish his car and take it to an International Meet. On the way there he stopped by the Orphan Car Show in Branson, Missouri. The second photo is from there. I didn't want to take a photo of the entire car as thought that should be for the meet in Mansfield, so I took one through the side door. We certainly are pleased to have met and visited with him. His family has our condolences.