June 25, 1937 - Dec 8, 2013 EDMOND Larry L. Lombard was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma, on June 25, 1937. Larry left us to join his parents, Leonard A. & Dorothy "Dottie" Lombard; and sister, Lynn "Molly" Vinyard; on Dec. 8, 2013. He is survived by his spouse of 30 years, Emma Lombard, Edmond OK; Carlos Gonzales, stepson, Oklahoma City, OK; Nolan Vinyard, brother-in-law, Yukon, OK; Alan L. Lombard, brother, Houston, TX; and Michael Riffle, nephew, Mustang, OK. Larry was affectionately known as Lovable Larry. He attended Lawton High School, then joined the U.S. Navy, retiring after serving 27 years. He was stationed all over the world and served his country in a variety of duties, including the Dedication of the John C. Stennis Center in Meridian, MS in 1973, where he was thanked "for a job well done" by President Richard Nixon. He then worked in management for McDonald's, SSI, Pitney Bowes, Metro Transit and Edmond Public Schools. The latter two positions he was a beloved driver and trainer. Larry was baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit on the 6th day of August in 1978. He held a special place for all animals, especially his deceased dogs, which were cremated so they would be buried with him. He belonged to the Westwood Lodge No. 512, where he served as Editor, Photographer and spokesperson for the Lodge and also served at Oklahoma City Lodge No. 36. He belonged to India Temple Shrine, where he joined Bowlers, Square and Compass Team, Legion Honor: 1992 Commander, 1st Lt. Commander, 2nd Lt. Commander, Adjutant, Finance Officer, Quartermaster, Public Relations and Scribe. He put together the celebration for the LOH 30th anniversary. He also served the India Shrine Temple in the following duties: Public Relations Officer 1991-1992, Hospital Chairman, and Hospital Staff Club: Secretary/Treasurer, Kitchen Club, Van Driver, Central Shrine Club, as well as Ambassadors Emeritus, Potentate's Aides and Director Staff: Secretary/ Treasurer and Scribe. Behind the scenes, he was editor for the Potentate Scrapbook with the help of his special friends, Bob and Jean Watts, and three great ladies whom he loved, Louann Lynch, Cathy Weeks, and Sandy Sandusky. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to India Shrine's Temple Transportation Fund or to the donor's favorite charity. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on the 11th of December, 2013, at the Vondel L Smith North Colonial Chapel.

Funeral Home

Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary North Colonial Chapel
13125 North MacArthur Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73142
(405) 720-1439

Published in The Oklahoman from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2013