Larry D. Wroten
December 30, 1950 – November 5, 2018
Preceded in death by his parents, T.D. and Betty Wroten; daughter, Christina Marie Wroten. Survived by wife, Donna E. Wroten; son, Christopher (Lana); daughter, Kimberly Spieker (Jim); five grandchildren: Olli, Amelia, Brodie, Astrid, and Emmalynn; sisters, Brenda Lewis (Donnie) and Carylon Sumpter; brother, Gary (Michelle); nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 11th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES: Monday, Nov. 12th at 10am, Spirit Life Church, 4815 Harrison St. Interment, Cedar Dale Cemetery in Papillion with military honors. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Larry loved his family and enjoyed being a Grandpa. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
Larry grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Drumright High School in 1969. 1973 was a big year. He was married in May, received his Business degree from Oklahoma State University, and entered the US Air Force a few months later.
During the next twenty years, Larry and his family traveled to many parts of the country, exploring canyons, caves, and historical landmarks; stopping to visit museums or collect rocks and fossils; watching missile launches and shuttle landings; and making trips to places such as Disney World and the 1982 World’s Fair. He talked about panning for gold or searching for diamonds, but did find rose crystals in western Oklahoma.
Larry enjoyed sports, whether playing in the neighborhood softball league, coaching his daughter’s softball team, watching one of the grandkids play a game, or watching the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
He liked watching movies, from westerns to science fiction, historical documentaries to Alfred Hitchcock, He also enjoyed performing with local theater groups, and always had a joke to tell. He was an avid reader, and always had a book to recommend for anyone who was interested. He collected coins, arrow heads, and fossils. He always had a music player with him, and enjoyed everything from rock to a ukulele orchestra. He even had his own guitar and ukulele.
Larry spent many hours riding his motorcycle, and one of his favorite pastimes was taking his kids or grandkids on a fishing trip to the local lake. He always had a story to pass along about something one of the kids had said or done. Every year, he invited the kids and grandkids to help select and decorate the Christmas tree, and to make sure the nativity scene was set up just right in the front yard.