Larry Vicory
1937 - 2020
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Larry Vicory, 83, went home to our Lord on September 10, 2020. Larry died peacefully at his residence in Fair Oaks, CA surrounded by his family and friends.
Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita Vicory; daughter Lisa Vicory of Plainville, CT; sons Bob Correllof Carson City, NV and Mike Vicory (Amber) of Covington, LA; and his grandchildren Justin (15), Anna (5) and Ben (3) Vicory.
Larry was born on January 11, 1937 in Newcastle, CA. While his childhood was tough, his grit and determination enabled him become a star football player in high school, and later become a championship skeet shooter and sprint car driver. As a "jack of all trades," he had a diversity of jobs over the course of his career, to include working for Lucky's Supermarkets, Granite Construction and repairing aircraft at McClellan AFB. Larry was as tough as they come. He underwent over 40 surgeries during the course of his life, but he never complained and always looked forward with optimism.
While Larry accomplished many things, he would tell you his best moments were spending time with his "sweetheart" and bragging about how proud he was of his kids. Even when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, his indomitable spirit could not be dampened, and he lived 10 more years to witness the birth of his grandkids, whom he loved dearly.
The family is planning to have a celebration of life at a later date, estimated in spring of 2021.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Snowline Hospice, MD Anderson Cancer Center or UC Davis Medical Center.


Published in Auburn Journal on Sep. 19, 2020.
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September 27, 2020
Mr. Larry, as we know him, would never let you come or go without a hug or a firm handshake. He made his presence known and he wouldn't let you go until you exchanged one of these. Many years we spent Thanksgiving or Christmas with Larry and Rita. Whether it was at their house or The LeBlanc's. And let's not forget those SuperBowl Sunday's! Larry had a favorite spot to sit in on the couch at The LeBlanc's. The left end of the couch. Looking back now, it was strategic. That way he could catch you for that hug or handshake. He was loved and will be sorely missed.
Pamela LeBlanc
Friend
September 25, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Linda M
September 21, 2020
Good by my trapshooting friend, I will miss you a whole bunch. god speed. Willie Slade.
Willie Slade
Friend
September 21, 2020
May the God of comfort bring the family peace in their time of grief.
September 20, 2020
Larry always treats me as if I were his son! I am Spanish, my name Cesar Capel, I was lucky enough to be able to live for almost a year with Larry and Rita and their children, I was an exchange student, and after a bad experience with an American family, the Larry Vicory family adopted me and taught me How good an authentic family can be, they gave me love, they welcomed me like a son and I will always be grateful to them and I will be in debt for everything that Larry and that family did for me !! I just have to say to larry my yankee as I called him "thank you for having existed and thank God for having made me know that great person !! from heaven who will be seeing me a big hug my yankee
Cesar Capel
September 19, 2020
Sympathy to Rita and all of the family. Larry was a good friend to have and always had a smile. He loved so much his Sweetheart & his children & grandchildren.
Linda
Friend
September 16, 2020
Dear family please accept my condolence and take courage, throw all your anxiety and pain on the God of peace, he is near to all those calling upon him. He will grant you all the strength the courage you will need as you face the lonely days without your love one, but always keep there lovely smiles in your thoughts and memory.
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