Larry Eugene Simpson was born June 26, 1964 at John Sealy Hospital to Louis, Jr. and Shirley Simpson. Larry graduated from La Marque High School in 1982 and was an avid baseball star who went on to showcase his talents at Texas Southern University where he played until finding his passion for cooking. As a manager of Pizza Hut, he then found the love of his life, Ramona Williams, with whom he had two wonderful kids, Larry Jr. and Joshua. Larry, Sr. served two years in the United States Naval before returning home to 3rd Ward in Houston, Texas. After Larry was confined to a wheelchair, he eventually decided to take on the hobby of writing and he had since written two unpublished memoirs of his life. Before he could get them both published, Larry’s fight with several illnesses led him to be called home to glory on May 21, 2019.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Louis A. Simpson, Jr. and Shirley and Lloyd W. Reynaud, Sr. and his brother, Lloyd W. Reynaud, Jr.
Larry leaves behind to cherish his life two sons, Larry E. Simpson, Jr. and Joshua J. Simpson and nine siblings, Louis (Iris) Simpson III, Darrell W. Simpson, Sr., Michael L. Simpson, Cheryl A. Anderson, Donna (Billy) Tolliver, Laurie (Wayne) A. Solomon, Lynn (L.A.) Tanner, John K. Reynaud and Leatrice Reynaud. Larry also leaves behind his uncle, Earnest (Linda) John, Jr.; his aunt, Emily Marie (Willie) Dimes and a host of other cousins, family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Larry will have a viewing at St John Baptist Church, 2917 Sealy Street in Galveston, Texas 77550 on Saturday, June 1, 2019 beginning at 12:00 p.m. following by a service to celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. At a later date, Larry will be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston, Texas. Professional services are entrusted by the staff at Bay Area Funeral Directors – 5410 FM 1765 in Texas City, Texas 77591. 409-933-4300. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home.