Lawrence “Larry” Edward Samuel Maric, age 60 of Hollister Missouri escaped this mortal realm on Wednesday May 16th,2018; leaving behind nine packages of frozen bimpers (shrimp), 1 case of Old Style beer in bottles (shared sparingly), multiple bottles of Jack Daniels in various amounts and a multitude of other random items that would prove useful to anyone on any conceivable day.
Larry is survived by his overly patient and accepting wife of 35 years, Annetta who is the love of his life (a fact she has gladly accepted sympathy for). He is survived by his son Lawrence (Candice) Maric of Branson, daughters Kay Maric of Branson, Victoria (Joseph) Pokorski of Hollister, Hannah (Jake) Bettlach of Hollister and son Christopher Maric of Hollister. The most precious gift that was ever given to him was the honor of being a Papa to his grandbabies; Dominick and Lawson Maric, Maddelynn, Travis and Evelyn Bettlach and soon to enter this world Lawrence Pokorski.
He is preceded in death by his father Larry Maric, countless classic cars, his brown hair, his teeth and smart-ass comments about everyone including himself.
He proudly served with honor and dignity in the United States Marine Corp, he believed wholeheartedly in the freedom this service provided to everyone of us in every respect.
Larry was a nuisance to his fellow employees of White River Valley Electric Cooperative since 1991. Numerous reciprocated love/hate relationships developed from his time with the company. He believed in the brotherhood of the IBEW Union and sat none too quietly on the Executive Board of Directors the Local 753 Division.
He enjoyed many things in his short time here on earth. Among them was the sadistic sensation of nitro fuel in his face while standing too close to the John Force or Robert Hight drag racing car. Playing cards and dominos with his family and winning of course (as the score keeper usually does). Larry was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. He was a jack of all trades and master of none except for cars. If it had wheels he could fix it, including the grand babies hot wheel cars.
He was the mass distributer of “doobie snacks” (Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks), paupooies (Frozen Ice Pops) and the greatest hugs imaginable. He watched countless hours of A Bug’s Life, Monster’s INC, and his personal favorite The Jungle Book, occasionally the grandbabies were present.
He despised “uppity” food like hummus, his family lovingly called it “bean dip” for his benefit which he loved consequently. Automobiles were never to be purchased new, cell phones and technology gave him fits and he had no worldly knowledge of the Kardashians.
Visitation will be held at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory on East 76 on Wednesday May 23rd from 5-8 pm. The funeral will be held on Friday May 25th, 11:00 am at Peace Lutheran Church; 350 State Highway 165 Hollister Missouri. Interment will immediately follow to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
The family welcomes all friends, coworkers and acquaintances to their home to share stories, laughs and tears.