Larry Wayne Cupp
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Larry Wayne Cupp FORT WORTH--Larry Wayne Cupp, a retired employee of Bunge Co. and an Army veteran, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was 73. FUNERAL: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Committal follows at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in DFW National Cemetery. Both services will be available to stream on funeral home Facebook page. Cupp enlisted in the Army after graduating from Trimble Tech High School and was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. He was stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was injured during an enemy attack. As a result, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He returned to military service in Germany, where he worked for the NSA observing Russian activities, including the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. After the service, he attended the University of Texas, then transferred to UT Arlington, where he earned degrees in chemistry and biology. He went to work for Swift & Co. in Fort Worth and stayed on when it was sold to Bunge Co., where he worked in the quality control lab until his retirement in 2012. Cupp was born April 24, 1947, in Cullman, Ala., and moved to Fort Worth as a 2-year-old. He met his partner of 35 years, Darrell Goolsbee, in 1985, and the two were married in 2005 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. They bought their first Great Pyrenees dog in 1993 and have been active in the breed ever since, traveling the country to show the big white dogs and doing very small-scale breeding under the BigRig kennel name. Larry showed that first Pyr, Cody, himself to earn his AKC Championship. Together, Darrell and Larry have to date bred, owned or showed three Great Pyrenees Club of America Hall of Fame dogs; 10 AKC Champions; three AKC Grand Champions; an AKC Therapy Dog; and an AKC Rally title winner. Larry was vice president of the DFW Great Pyrenees Club and a former president. He also was a longtime member of the Brentwood Oak Hill neighborhood Citizens On Patrol. Larry Cupp was preceded in death by his mother, Audeen Bostic; grandmother, Leona Cupp; and grandfather, Ervin J. Cupp. SURVIVORS: He is survived by his spouse, Darrell Goolsbee; brother, David Traffanstead; sister, Wilma Hendrix; uncle, Arvery Cupp; a godgrandson, David Wise; a god great-grandson, Elijah James; nieces, Crystal Breito and Angela Garcia; nephews, Michael and Jason Traffanstead; and many grandnieces and nephews.


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Published in Star-Telegram on Aug. 4, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
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5
Funeral
04:00 PM
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
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Committal
10:15 AM
DFW National Cemetery
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August 6, 2020
It has been so long, Larry. I will miss you forever.
John Martin
August 5, 2020
Oh Darrell, my heart goes out to you. Even wordsmiths know we can’t fill that empty space in your life. I’m not on FB, but woke last night & thought of you. A quick search found the tribute to Larry. Wish I could hug you but words are all I can offer. Here are Helen Keller’s: “What was once enjoyed & deeply loved we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Love, Ruthanne
Ruthanne Brockway
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