Larry Walter Burks was born on January 20, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents, Lawrence and Darlene Burks, moved the family to California when Larry was 2 years old. Growing up Larry loved playing baseball, surfing, and cars, as a teenager. His mother called him Butch.
At 19 years of age Larry married Barbara Gibson and in 1967 began a 29 year career with the Southern California Edison Company. During that time they raised two sons in which Larry and Barbara were very active in the Central Redondo Beach Little League with the boys for many years. Summers were filled with trips to the river and lakes for camping and water skiing.
In 2003 Larry moved to Big Bear City, Ca. where he wasn’t fond of the cold, but loved the more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Larry passed away in his sleep in his Big Bear home on July 5 , 2019. He is survived by his two sons, David and Larry and their spouses, four grandchildren-Cara, Cori, Tyler and Indigo, and three sisters-Lynn, Toni and Stacy.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11am at Pacific Crest Cemetery, 2701 182nd St, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278