Myles Arlyn Larson
1940 - 2021
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
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Opelika, AL
Myles Arlyn Larson

April 20, 1940 - July 14, 2021

Myles Arlyn Larson, age 81, of Auburn, AL and recently of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home. Interment will be at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.

Born April 20, 1940 in Hustler, WI, Myles was an Electrical Engineer; he retired as the Director of Electrical Hardware Engineering from Raytheon. His forte was defense systems and he even held several patents. He was also an Army veteran and military history buff. In his retirement, he traveled with his wife Valerie all over the globe, visiting Australia, New Zealand, France, Turkey, Croatia, Argentina, Ireland, Alaska, and many other wonderful places.

Myles was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and held a Masters Degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He loved black coffee, the Green Bay Packers, American beer, and dogs. He adored his grandchildren and his dog Annie.

Myles is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Valerie (Umbreit), daughter Julia Larson Gaccione of Largo, FL, son USAF Colonel Bradford (Katrina) Larson of St. Augustine, FL, step-son Patrick (Karen) Plunkett of Auburn, grandchildren Maya, Alexandra, Quinn, Sophia, and Barrett, and sister Evelyn of Waukesha, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ester, brother Garfield and sister Doris.

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Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on Jul. 21, 2021.
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Myles was my boss for many years. The best boss I ever had. All of us that worked for him are much better engineers today because he set a high standard. His influence continues. My best to his family.
Tom Miles
July 25, 2021
My deepest sympathy to your family. I worked at Raytheon / E-systems for many years in the Engineering department, indirectly under Miles. He was such a great influence on the company, and the products made for the Military, specifically for the Navy. It was a pleasure to have worked for Miles and his group. We did great things with his influence. RIP Miles.
Patrick McVey
July 23, 2021
Valerie, I am so sorry for your loss. Myles was always a pleasure to work with at Raytheon and his sense of humor always brought a smile to my face.
Gail McDougal
July 21, 2021
Myles was was Bruce´s boss at E-Systems . I was his secretary. Great times. Val, My thoughts are with you and loved ones. Wha a wonderful life you guys had. I know, I saw your happiness a few times at Walmart a few times. God Bless you.
Janet & Bruce Jameson
July 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy on Myles passing. He was my Dad's first cousin. My Dad was Ronald Gorham of Tomah WI. The last I seen Myles was at Elaine's funeral. The tribute Julie wrote was touching. Sorry for your loss.
Rita Dreier
July 19, 2021
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