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Larry Reed

September 25, 1947 — November 5, 2022

In Loving Memory Of

Larry Hoyt Reed
September 25, 1947 – November 5, 2022

Larry Hoyt Reed, aged 75, passed away in the comfort of his St. George, Utah home after succumbing to his cancer diagnosis. He is Survived by his Son, Jesse Hoyt Reed and Grandson Hunter Hoyt Reed of Brentwood, California. He is predeceased by his father, Chuck Butters of Salt Lake City, Utah, his mother, Elane Decena of St. George, Utah and his daughter, Kelly Marie Reed of Reno, Nevada. 

Larry was very athletic throughout his youth and loved track and field, wrestling, boxing, and hunting. He attended and graduated from Cedar City High School. Larry suffered a severe leg injury as a teen when his leg was pinned between two trucks, crushing his knee and leaving him in a cast for nearly a year. He was later drafted into the U.S. Army despite having an injured knee. Larry served in the U.S. Army as a mechanic during the Vietnam War. Upon being Honorably Discharged Larry returned to civilian life in the California Bay Area. He worked as a quality control manager for Betts Spring Company before eventually getting into the trucking industry and becoming a lifelong truck driver. Larry moved to Reno, Nevada and drove for Thrifty Drug Stores for over 15 years before changing employment to Cantex, delivering pipe throughout the western United States. Wanting to be home more with his family he then changed employment again and started working for Q & D Construction as a water truck driver. Ultimately, he returned to his home state of Utah for his retirement years where he cared for his elderly mother Elane Decena until she passed in 2016. 

Larry was quite the character and will be sorely missed! He will always be remembered for being a friendly neighbor who often had an inappropriately funny joke to tell! Larry had an enormous heart that was full of love for his family and friends. He loved receiving videos and photos of his growing grandson and got quite good at navigating the use of an iPhone which enabled him to participate in his son and grandson’s life despite living hundreds of miles away. Larry will be deeply missed and loved forever by all that knew him.

For those who want to pay their respects we will be holding a “Celebration of Life” on December 13th at 2pm Mountain Standard Time at Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E 700 S, St. George, Utah.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Larry Reed, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

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