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Larry D. "Doopy" Priar

Obituary for Larry D. "Doopy" Priar

February 24, 1948 - April 24, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 72


Larry D. "Doopy" Priar, 72, of Owensboro, slipped quietly from this world and into the arms of his savior on Friday, April 24, 2020 while at his home. He was born February 24, 1948 in Daviess County, to the late Glover Priar Sr. and Christine Ralph Priar. After graduating from Daviess County High School, Larry began his career as "the coke man" at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company where he enjoyed a long and colorful career until his retirement. On January 27, 1968 Larry married Geraldine (Judi) Sosh, and in October, 1970 and October, 1973 respectively, Larry welcomed his two beautiful daughters who were the most important part of his life.

He was an active member of Green Brier Baptist Church in Utica, and also enjoyed an illustrious membership with the Daviess County Lions Club. Through his employment with Coca-Cola and his activities with the Lions Club he had opportunities to meet and work with many stars in the entertainment industry, both TV and music. Larry also enjoyed travelling to his two favorite destinations, being the Great Smoky Mountains and the state of Arizona where his wife was born and raised.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Priar; and a sister-in-law.

Larry is survived by his daughters, Abbra Priar and Cynthia (Joe) Richards; two granddaughters, Sadie Priar and Chrissy Baize; two brothers, Glover (Marie) Priar and Jerry Priar; two sisters, Sandra (Mike) Turner and Patricia Priar; a sister-in-law, Brenda Priar; a much beloved canine grandson, Wyatt; and a large number of extended family members.

Friends will have the opportunity to show support at a drive through visitation Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. (Please remain in your vehicles during this event.)

In compliance with health and public safety directives, the funeral service will be private. Burial will be at Green Brier Cemetery in Utica, KY.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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