In Memoriam
 Larry DePriest
1/83rd Artillery (1966-67)

Rest in Peace


SFC (Retired) Larry DePriest (December 11, 1946 to September 21, 2011)

Veteran of "C" Battery 1/83rd Artillery 1966-1967.

SFC (Retired) Larry Wayne DePriest of Slocomb (Malvern Community) passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011. He was 64.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, in Malvern Baptist Church with Rev. Hosea Parker officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at 2:30 p.m. in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing. Mr. DePriest will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. DePriest was born on December 11, 1946 in Laurel, MS to Era Ernestine and the late Henry Howard DePriest. He was a member of Malvern Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon. He retired after 26 years of admirable service in the U.S. Army; he served honorably as a veteran of the Vietnam and Desert Shield/Storm Conflicts.

His father as well as his daughter, Beverly Dawn DePriest, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sharon DePriest of Malvern; a son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Tesha DePriest of Huntsville, AL; a daughter and son-in-law: Connie and Shawn Dunn of Waco, TX; his mother: Era Ernestine DePriest of Bonifay; one sister: JoAnn Bailey (Ellis) of Dothan; two brothers: David DePriest (Angie) of Dothan, Steve (Denise) DePriest of Midland City; six grandchildren: Jordan, Caleb and Noah DePriest, Annie, Josh and Emily Dunn; several nieces and nephews.

Here is a link to the funeral home for those who would like to leave a message of condolence.


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