“Celebrating the Life and Legacy”
A colorful orator, he laughed and loved until the end... Larry Glen Follie was born in Silsbee, Texas to the late Thomas Edward and Eula Lee Follie on May 27, 1948. Growing up he was was a country boy at heart. He enjoyed working in the woods with his older brothers and spending time with his sisters. Larry was a graduate of Silsbee High School Class of 1966. After graduation, Larry answered the call to serve his country. He joined the United States Army where he served in an infantry unit as an Armorer stationed in Europe. During his service he climbed the ranks and was promoted to Sergeant E-5. He completed several education courses during his tenure to include Code of Conduct and a Light Weapons Infantry class where he qualified as a M14 Marksman. He was recognized and awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was Honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1970. Larry loved working with his hands. He was skilled in welding, carpentry and home renovations. He worked throughout the Golden Triangle and Houston, Texas areas renovating and building homes. Prior to his death, he managed a crew of five contract workers in the Petersburg, Virginia area. To know Larry was to love him. He was one of a kind, with a personality that was larger than life. He enjoyed telling a good story; most of the time, tickling himself so much that he could barely get it out. The only thing that he loved more than a tall tale and good food was his family. He demonstrated that love each time that you came into contact with him. Larry openly professed his love for the Lord. He did not shy away from praying or quoting scriptures when needed to encourage others or hammer a point home. His final days were spent reaching out to family, expressing his love for them but most importantly acknowledging and expressing his love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother John Earl Follie and sister Shelia Kaye Follie. Forever cherishing his memory are two sons, Dr. Derek Irvin of Houston, TX and Terrion Moffett Follie of Beaumont, TX, a grandson Terrion Moffett Follie Jr. of Beaumont, TX, one great grandson Kaiden Follie, three brothers, Gerald Follie of Silsbee, TX, Theodore Follie of San Augustine, TX, Barry Hamdani of Orange, TX , six sisters, Joan Adams of Beaumont, TX, Jean Oakes of Orange, TX, Julia Faye Cross of Orange, TX, Wanda Watkins of League City, TX, Phyllis Chavis of Orange, TX, and Linda Williams of Orange, TX along with many special nephews, nieces, family and friends.
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