Thomas “Chuck” Larner, 84 of Dumas passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mike Watson, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.
Chuck was born on May 31, 1939 in Uvalde, TX to Thomas and Ethel (Morris) Larner. He was a loving father and family man who spent many hours involved in his children’s activities. Thomas was a particular father who believed in teaching his kids manners and proper language. Thomas loved the outdoors and could always be counted on for trips to go hiking, camping or just to be outdoors. Thomas’s passion for the outdoors shown through as a boy scout leader and avid sports fan. On December 22, 1998, Thomas married Judy Cox and they travelled many places to see the country. He enjoyed working as a football referee, working games from peewee to college, and loved to watch Dallas Cowboy games, as much to watch the officials as the game itself. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Judy of the home; son: Jim Larner and wife Carrie of Lubbock, TX; daughters; Karen Larner of Dumas, TX, Rene Hozdic and husband Richard of Atlanta, TX, Tina Homer and husband Scott of Holcomb, KS, Pam Van Meter and husband Bill of Tyler, TX; step-sons: Greg Cox and wife Melissa of Waco, TX, and Jeff Cox of Dumas, TX; grandchildren: Kevon Larner of Dumas, TX, Alexandra Zachary of Enid, OK, Andrew Homer of Holcomb, Lauren Walsh of Austin, TX, Mackenzie Perkins of Richmond Hill, GA, Morgan Larner of Lubbock, TX, Collin Cox of Dumas, TX, Addie Cox of Waco, TX, Carson Cox of Waco, TX, Andrea Ammerman of Fall Brook, CA, Chris Van Meter of Tyler, TX, Jonathon Van Meter of Tyler, TX, Elizabeth Van Meter of Austin, TX, Amy Van Meter of Dallas, TX, Brittney Harvey of Tyler, TX; he is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or to your local Veteran’s Hospital, or to a charity of your choice.