Lawrence “Larry” Ivan Wright, 65, passed away due to complications after a fall at home on Sunday, November 13th, 2022.
Larry was born November 3, 1957 in Salt Lake City, UT to JoAnn and Lawrence K. Wright.
Larry graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor's degree in business. He started his career at the LDS Printing Center and worked in different capacities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for over 43 years. His work colleagues remember Larry as a friend, a hard-worker and dedicated to his profession.
Larry married Shirley (Anderson) Wright on October 23rd, 1980. The two were lifelong companions and best friends until the end. They had two boys: Andrew and Phillip.
Larry loved helping others and doing fun things with his family. His grandson, Caden, was the light of his life and he enjoyed every moment of being the best “Bompa'' he could be. He loved Diet Pepsi, spicy food, sci-fi movies, and late night ice cream, and the ever so frequent sarcastic joke.
Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley; his two children, Andrew Larry and Phillip Ralph; his daughter-in-law, Emillie; his grandson, Caden; his favorite little dog, Ginger (his princess); his siblings: Gloria (Paul), Leonard, Paul (Pam); and many, many friends and family.
Larry will always be remembered as a great man who cared about and helped everyone around him. His care, love, and compassion for others knew no bounds. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
We will love and miss you Daddy Larry/Bompa.
A funeral will be held in his honor at the church in West Jordan (9376 S 4000 W, West Jordan, UT 84088) on Saturday, November 19, 2022. A viewing will start at 9am and the funeral at 11am. The burial will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery (6500 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123). For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please visit Larry's obituary page at www.larkincares.com for information.
Donations via this GoFundMe link (https://www.gofundme.com/f/larry-wright-funeral-and-memorial) are welcome to assist with funeral, memorial, and flower expenses.
Life Story Info
Larry went to school with my kids. His Mother and Shirley’s were very good friends. of us all. It was interesting to see Larry and Shirley growing up. They’re were always, to me, like siblings. Always wondered if they would realize they were meant for each other.
Sorry for your families loss. We enjoy Leonard in our Ward Singles group.
Got a bad cold so won’t be able to attend Larry’s Celebration of life. God bless you Shirley and families.
I had the pleasure of working with Larry on nearly a daily basis for the last several years. He always had a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. I value his friendship as well as his commitment to the work. His absence is felt and the shoes that he left to fill are big. I look forward to a reunion with him on the other side.
Farewell, for now, my friend!