Larry Dean Rapier, 83, passed from this life February 22, 2021 in Jayton, Texas after suffering a debilitating stroke one year earlier. He wanted nothing more than to leave this world and go to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Larry was born November 8, 1937 in Oklahoma. From an early age, he developed a love for animals; especially dogs and horses.
He served his country by enlisting in the United States Navy and served from 1955-1958 as a radio operator.
Larry was a cowboy; working as a horse trainer, farrier, ranch hand, and rode bareback broncs and bulls. He was also an ordained Baptist minister, operated a boys home, and pastored numerous churches.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife Darlene Rapier, and wife LaRue D’Alise Rapier.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM at Girard Cemetary on Saturday February 27, 2021.
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