SFC (Retired) Larry
(December 11, 1946 to September 21, 2011)
Veteran of "C" Battery 1/83rd
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
The family will receive friends at the
funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00
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.
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