Our beloved husband, dad and grandpa passed away at home on October 27, 2022. Larry was born on August 8, 1937 to Alma Mantle and Drue McCluskey. He grew up in Bingham Canyon and graduated from West High School. Larry attended the University of Utah and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He married his sweetheart Shawna Cannon on December 18, 1959. Larry and Shawna had two children, Christy (Tom) Barnes, Larry Jr. (Leslie) Mantle. He had five adoring grandchildren Brady (Ashley) Mantle, Wade (Holly) Mantle, Paige (Alvy) Martinez, Brandon (Crystal) Barnes, Emily (Tyson) Moll. Seven great grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart Henry, Addison, Elenore, Charlotte Mantle, Ruby, Theo Barnes, Layla Moll; and his best and loyal pal, Suzie. He was a very devoted family man.
Larry spent his 40-year-carrier with Chevrolet Motor Division, working his way up the ladder from the mail room to district manager, retiring in 1999. He was a dedicated employee, a true Chevy man.
Larry loved sports. He was an avid bowler and golfer and a member of Alpine Country Club. He spent many years coaching Larry Jr. in baseball and football and was a mentor and a great example to many young players. Larry was a true and passionate fan of the Denver Broncos, Utah Jazz, and the University of Utah Utes. He made friends wherever he went, from servers at restaurants, to baristas at Starbucks, everyone loved him.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed listening to Music and the Spoken Word on Sundays.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Stanley McCluskey, his in-laws, Julian and Ina Cannon, and many close relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the Sandy Police and Fire Department for their kindness and compassion.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.), Sandy on November 7, 2022, with a viewing from 9:30 am-10:45 am and funeral services to follow at 11:00am. To virtually attend services please visit www.larkinmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.
Life Story Info
Mr. Mantle was always so good to the kids in the neighborhood. He spent time talking to us, and being involved with youth sports. Us kids loved to spend time with him.
I remember taking my new Jeep over to show to him, I was so proud of it. Being a Chevy guy, he had to bust my chops. He was a fun person to be around.
Becky and I pray that his family will find peace in his memory. Larry is one of the good guys.