LARRY AGEE 1945-2014 Larry David Agee was born in Susanville on August 29, 1945 to Chesley and Louise Agee and moved to Chico in 1950. He passed away on January 10, 2014 after a long battle with lung and heart disease. Larry had a sensitive nature, a general passion for life and always had a joke to share with a big smile and deep laugh. In addition to his sense of humor, Larry was the third generation firefighter. He followed his grandfather and father as a firefighter when he went to work for the Chico Fire Department as a volunteer paid-call firefighter in high school. After he graduated from Chico High School in 1963 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps (1963-1967) and served during the Viet Nam War for 18 months (1965-1966). He then returned to the Chico Fire Department and was hired as a permanent firefighter on September 11, 1967 and advanced through the ranks. In 1980 became Assistant Fire Chief/Battalion Chief and City Fire Marshal. He was involved in many organizations including; President of the Northern Division California Fire Chief's Association, Fire Prevention Officers Section, President Kiwanis Club and member of the Chico Elks. After retiring from the Chico Fire Department Larry worked as a Consultant Fire Inspector and dabbled in RV Sales until his wife retired. Then they managed the Almond Tree RV Park and Mini Storage for 15 years and retired together in June 2011. His accomplishments in life were profound but his greatest joy was his family, friends and travel. He loved his wife 'his silly goose' deeply and was a proud father and grandfather. Larry enjoyed his time traveling in the motor home and took many trips to see friends throughout the country. In 2007 Larry took a two month 'dream' trip with his wife across the US visiting many national and historical sites along the way. He could tell stories for hours about his trips and brag about his family. He was also a very proud American. Larry is survived by his wife of 43 years, the love of his life, Leora, daughter Rebecca (Josh) Mull, son Bobby, and grandchildren Payten, Jacy and Bryce. In addition to his immediate family Larry leaves behind his sisters Linda (Roger) Limberg and Kathy, and many nieces and nephews. Larry had many additional 'family by choice' and will be missed by all of his dear friends. A memorial service will be held at the Chico Cemetery at 11:00am on Saturday, January 18th and a celebration of life will follow at the family home. If you plan to attend please wear patriotic red/white/blue in honor of his patriotism and love of our country. To make donations to the Chico Firefighters Association Foundation go online to NVCF.org/Donate Please go online to NewtonBracewell.com to send condolences to the family.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Jan. 14, 2014