Larry Joe

Larry Joe unexpectedly stepped into the arms of Jesus on February 21, 2017 at the young age of 70.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents Harry Joe and Jean Marie Barker and his brother-in-law Jimmy Crowell.

He leaves behind his loving wife Judy; son Larry Douglas Joe; daughter Mandi Joe, two granddaughters Macy and Lauryn Joe; one great granddaughter Presley Grace (to arrive in 3 weeks); his sisters Barbara Crowell and Dottie Cotham; his brother-in-law and lifetime friend John Cotham.

Larry is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, TX and attended San Jacinto college to study accounting. He started his business, Lone Star Welding and Safety Supplies and has worked there with his son and business partner Larry Douglas. Larry had recently decided to retire.

Larry Joe was a wonderful, caring and compassionate man. His absence will leave a deep void in all his families lives.

Please join us to remember and celebrate the life of such a wonderful man on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from noon to 3pm, held at the Bella Vita Clubhouse located at 1548 N. Rivera Circle in Pearland.

Rest in Peace with our Lord, dear Larry.


  1. Larry will truly be missed in Bella Vita. He was always smiling and joking around with everyone. We will miss seeing him drive around on his golf cart with Judy and their cute little dogs. We will miss him at all the parties and on the dance floor.

    A true angel made his way to Heaven this past Tuesday.

    Suzanne Matocha
  2. Larry and Judy are much loved by neighbors and friends in the BellaVita community and Larry will be greatly. Will miss his antics on the danced floor and teasing. Will also miss his wonderful Christmas yard display. Will always remember ya’ll letting our grandchildren ride around in your golf cart. Rest in peace Larry and we will love and take care of Judy in your absence. Bill & Connie Harry

    Bill & Connie Harry
  3. Judy, there are no words that can be said. Larry sure will be missed here @ Bella Vita. What a joy to see his smiling face. He is your Special Angel and will always be watching over you. Our love and prayers are with you and your family,

    Pete & Sue Steik
  4. Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed meeting Larry at our reunion last summer and visiting with you both. It seemed you had a wonderful relationship and you were having a great life together. I hope you will be soothed by the memories you shared.

    Christine Patin Pearson
  5. Good bye my friend Larry, we will see you again!
    Your kidding and fun nature will be greatly missed.
    Judy we are very sad for your loss and pray for you and all your family.

    Monica Burns
  6. I just met Larry last July at a cousin’s reunion in Michigan. I talked with him briefly and was impressed with his gentle nature. I had hopes of seeing my cousin, Judy, and Larry more in the future now that the Lekatz branch of the family had re-connected. So sorry that will never happen. My condolences to you and your family, Judy.

    Barb Baum
  7. Judy and family,
    Our deepest prayers and sympathies for your loss. Larry was a friend of mine and had lived two houses away in my great aunt’s rent house. He and Dottie were always such happy smiling souls. He will be missed by all of us.
    Robert Weldon, jr
    Linda Dowling Weldon

    Robert Weldon
  8. Judy and all the family, Larry was a great guy with a good heart and principles. He loved his family so much. He was always volunteering and helping someone. So very sorry for all of the family’s loss. Rely on God to carry you thru this very sorrowful time.

    Brad and Anita Mapes
  9. Judy we are so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Larry was always so much fun to be around especially with his witty personality! He will be missed by everyone who knew him. We are here for you if you need us. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Donald and Billie Velazquez

    Donald &Billie Velazquez
  10. Judy, Carl and I are so sad to hear about Larry. Larry will be your angel to keep watch over you. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rest in peace, Larry.

    Carl & Linda Rose

    Linda Rose
  11. Larry was the fun, youthful and friendly spark that lit up a room. He was consistently clever and engaging, and a pleasure to be around.  I’m glad that I could share the special moment with him when he wore Jimmy Johnson’s Super Bowl ring. The recent time Judy and Larry spent with my family will always be among my favorite memories. 

    Tim and Melissa Spell
  12. Dearest Judy, you have lost a wonderful husband and we have lost a dear friend. Bob and I consider ourselves blessed to have known him. You surely know you have our deepest sympathy and our love as well.
    Your Pennsylvania family, Bob and Pam

    Bob and Pam O'Brien
  13. I know this neighborhood will not be the same without Larry. We will miss all his holiday decorations and the fun we had at our get togethers, but we do know that he will always be with us in spirit.
    Love You and Miss you,
    Midge & Lyle

    Midge Ganucheau
  14. Dear Judy and Mandi,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers asking for God’s loving comfort now and in the days ahead.

    Trish Matheson

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