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Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Wray, 74, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, November 21, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born on June 8, 1936, in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of the late Charles Leonard and Edith DeEtte Dalrymple Wray. Larry was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army and served in the United States Air Force Reserve. Larry was also a Major with the Missouri Ranger Service. After his military career, Larry spent 40 years in law enforcement service, including retiring from the Orange County Sheriffs Department in California as a deputy and serving as the Chief of Police in Freeburg. Currently, Larry was the business manager with Mid-Missouri Auto Repair in Holts Summit. Larry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was the Association President of the National Peace Officer and Fire Fighters Association. He also was a member of the Retired and Disabled Police of America, 32nd Free Masons, and the Elks Lodge. Larry loved to play guitar and jazz music, restore cars, and was an avid gun collector. Survivors include three children, Victoria Wray, Jefferson City, Adam (Lisa) Wray, Jefferson City, Patrick (Laura) Wray, Rhonert Park, Calif.; one sister, Cozette Dalrymple-Wray, state of California; and 11 grandchildren. Private family services will be in Oregon. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
Services LocationDulle-Trimble Funeral Home JC
- 3210 North Ten Mile Drive Jefferson City, Mo 65109
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