Larry was born and raised in San Diego, where he graduated from Patrick Henry High School. After high school he enlisted in the Army and served one tour of duty in Vietnam during 1965 & 1966. Upon his return from Vietnam, he entered ministry and pastored a church in southern California. In 1972, he was employed by the Sweetwater Union High School District where he began his long career in the pupil transportation industry. After retiring, he joined the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum as a volunteer in the Docent Department providing tours around the ship and then advancing to Assistant Safety Manager on staff. Larry joined the Fletcher Hills Kiwanis Club in 2009 where he served as President for two years and Treasurer two years. In 2019 Larry and his wife Peggy relocated to Bakersfield. Larry became a member of the Westchester Kiwanis Club in March, 2020.