Larry Lee Birdsell

October 31, 1947 - July 22, 2017
Larry Lee Birdsell

Birdsell, Larry Lee, 69; passed away peacefully on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Marliere Care Center in New Port Richey, Florida. He was born on October 31, 1947 to Clarence and Mary Lou Birdsell in Jacksonville, Illinois.  Larry was a Vietnam Veteran and served in our United States Army for 10 years.  He was an Army Recruiter after his discharge and also enjoyed being a Professional Clown and Magician at Disney.  Larry is survived by his loving wife Nancy; sons Andy & Allen; daughters Mindy & Jennifer; parents Clarence & Mary Lou; brother David; sister Sue and 7 grandchildren. Larry’s wish was to have no services at this time.  Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.


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  • July 25, 2017
    Kathy (Perrone) Hansen aka bird says:
    I have 4 years of memories of a truly lovely high school friend! Always a gentleman and always so considerate and kind. My heart aches with his passing.

  • July 25, 2017
    Vicki (Surratt Gioscio) Soles says:
    I was a freshman at JHS when Larry was a senior. I remember him always, always being exceedingly nice to me. Years later, we reconnected on Facebook and for a time played those silly farm games together and PM chatted often. He so wanted to have a hug BASH as he called it, for not only his class of 66 but anyone from the classes before and after him that attended JHS when he did. We talked on the phone a few times about making that happen. It did happen with members of his class and I recall hearing how lovely it was from those who attended. He cared so much about everyone. I will never forget him. Deepest sympathy to his family. Fly high Larry!

  • July 25, 2017
    Karen Brechtel says:
    Larry had a very kind heart and was a loyal JHS 66er. He will be missed by many. R.I.P my friend.

  • July 26, 2017
    Peggy Pack Schneider says:
    Larry was a funny and kind man. After 4 years of high school, I got to know him best when he planned a Florida Bash for all the 1966 Jacksonville Illinois high school classmates. All of us that were able to come had a blast! Larry had everything planned down to the last detail. I am so grateful that we got to have this time together. Thank you, Larry. I will miss you.

  • July 26, 2017
    Constance Dean Mudd says:
    Larry was a friend through out my high school years and later we stayed connected through Facebook. He will be missed by the 66ers and all those who got to know him well. I remember most his smile which was infectious and just made a person feel good. I send my prayers to the family.

  • July 27, 2017
    Nancy Birdsell lit a candle:
    Lit since July 27, 2017 at 7:41:12 AM

  • July 27, 2017
    David M. Strawn says:
    Larry was a friend and hero He will be sorely missed

  • July 27, 2017
    barb davidson bergbower says:
    I am Larrys cousin. I remember my mom told me i was Larrys 3rd bday present! He could not understand why he couldnt take me home! We enjoyed sharing the same birthday! Your family will miss you! We luv you forever in our hearts! R.i.p. sweet cuz!

  • July 28, 2017
    John Hembrough says:
    Larry was a friend and a Veteran, he will be missed. We had many talks when he was putting together the Bash at Port Richey and the area. for the 66er's

  • July 28, 2017
    John Hembrough says:
    Larry was a great friend and won't be forgotten. RIP Brother