Kenneth Ken Larrabee LUBBOCK- Ken Larrabee of Lubbock passed away peacefully Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 86. He grew up and attended school in Elmira, N.Y. before moving to California and West Texas, where he spent much of his life in Littlefield. He worked in the construction industry and was very involved in the Republican Party. Ken served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he was honorably discharged. He later became active and involved in Dale Carnegie Speaking Seminars, Elks Lodge, Disabled American Veterans Organization, and Alzheimer's research. Ken was a member of Monterey Church of Christ. Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Lisa Larrabee and Nicole Shields; three sons, Ken Chipper Larrabee, Jr., Jimmy Larrabee, Sr., and Scott Larrabee; one sister, Evelyn; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Flotella Larrabee; two brothers, Francis Tut Larrabee and Willis Larrabee; two sisters, Betty Robson and Genevieve Gunderman; and one daughter, Laura Ianetta. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st St., Lubbock, Texas 79410. Please celebrate the life of Ken by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Mar. 23, 2013