Larry Lynn Jennings
Larry Lynn Jennings, also known as “Jughead,” died June 4, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Clifton. He was 70 years old. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 10, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bold Springs Cemetery in West. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 9, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr. in Waco.
Larry was born May 25, 1943, the baby of 10 children born to Charles and Lydia Curd Jennings. Larry’s adult life was spent with his wife, Jeannette, whom he married on Dec. 20, 1963. Throughout their years together they formed a partnership that seemed to work for them.
Before meeting Jeannette, Larry followed in his dad’s footsteps at the age of 15 and began a truck driving career that lasted more than 26 years.
His CB handle of “Jughead” was given to him by his kids and is a name that has stuck to this day. During his driving years, Larry covered territory over most of the United States, hauling everything from bell-bottom blue jeans to fresh produce and powdered limestone.
Years later, he even hauled a load of snow in the back of his pickup from Nebraska to Texas so his grand kids could experience their first white Christmas. Jeannette joined him as his driving partner for a brief time in the early ‘80s.
After trucking, Larry tried his hand at an excavating business, clearing land and building new roads, stock tanks, and pads for new construction. In 1988, he found a new career in the fiberoptics business which lasted for 14 years. Jeannette and their beloved Boston Terrier, Lady, joined him in a travel trailer as they followed the job along the Midwest and West Coast. He worked his way up in the industry from truck driver to railroad coordinator. Larry’s final career move with Jeannette was owning and operating the Mini Stop convenience store on Lake Mexia for several years before finally retiring in 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannette Austin Jennings; brothers, J. C. Jennings, J. B. Jennings, Robert Jennings and Jack Jennings; sisters, Bobbie Middleton and Billie Peavy.
He is survived by his son Larry Wade Jennings of Waco; daughter Vicky Erickson and her husband, Alex Azua of Clifton; grandchildren, Dylan Jennings of Mexia, and Chelsea and Kevin Erickson of Clifton; sisters, Nina Parks of Corsicana and Charlsie Lassetter of Waco; former son-in-law John Erickson; and many, many nieces, nephews, and great friends.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution may donate in Larry’s name to Hospice Sunset, P.O. Box 71, Clifton, TX 76634.
Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at LakeShore FuneralHome.com.