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Larry Ebell

Larry Ebell, 72 of Sunray, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022.  Graveside services will be held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Big Spring, TX under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.  Mr. Ebell will be available for viewing on Friday from 8 o’clock in the morning until 8 o’clock in the evening at Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors in Dumas.

Larry was born on May 9, 1949, in Big Spring, TX to Bonifacio and Cora (Long) Ebell.  He grew up mainly in the Irving, TX area before enlisting in the United States Army in 1966.  Larry served his country proudly as a member of the 27th Combat Engineer Battalion in Vietnam from 1969 until 1970.  He eventually settled in Sunray, TX where he worked as the head of maintenance and transportation for Sunray ISD for 14 years.  Larry enjoyed shooting guns, carpentry and restoring his 1955 Chevy Bel Air.  He loved his dogs, and his greatest pride and joy was the time he spent loving and serving his family and friends, who remember him best for his huge heart, giving spirit, and incredible strength.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Ronnie Ebell and Johnathan Herrera; and one sister, Ruby Ebell.

Larry is survived by his son, Ronnie Ebell of Amarillo, TX; granddaughters: Ari Ebell and Natalee Ebell both of Amarillo; friends: Lindsey Ritcheson and James Chambers, both of Sunray; sisters: Marcie Cordova, RoJean Trujillo, Christine Jamison, Linda Unruh, Beatrice Ebell, and Judy Sutherland Ormsby Hallan; and brothers: Orlando Ebell, Carlos Ebell, and Lynn Sutherland.



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He brought a joyful heart to every encounter. Took me for a spin on his Harley Hog one time. Joe and I loved him. God comfort you in your loss.

Kay Burton Nagle Feb 11 2022 1:10 PM

My deepest condolences to all the family

JoAnn Vela Feb 9 2022 9:55 PM

My brother heart was a heart of gold. He loved to help his family, friends and ever a stranger. My brother was also a walking
encyclopedia when it came to fixing things. I don't think there's a thing that my brother couldn't fix. He could walk me through just about anything I needed to get fixed over the phone. I love having weekly conversations with my brother or sometimes more than weekly they sometimes a couple times during the week. Those conversations would be maybe just to check in see how each of us are doing. But they were always the best phone calls and I know we both always end up laughing at the end of our phone call. We love talking to each other about our fur babies and I know Larry loved his furry babies. He asked me before he died he said sister do you think that God lets us bring our pets to Heaven. And I told him I do believe that our pets are in heaven with us because I believe that they have a soul just like we have and that God loves all his creations and that they would be there with us. I think that gave him some comfort in the coming days. I was lucky to have such a wonderful brother. I know one day we will meet again and that gives me great comfort. Until that time my brother you're never far from my mind and I will always love you and miss you.

Judy Sutherland Feb 9 2022 8:32 PM

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Judy Sutherland Feb 9 2022 8:12 PM

Larry was my cousin who I loved dearly. We always stayed in touch with each other as he always held a special place in my heart as well as he did in my parents heart, Ray and Lucille Sutphen. They loved him like their own son. I will miss those phone calls.

Nita Honesto Feb 9 2022 3:05 PM