Lawrence James
1938 - 2020
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Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, graveside services for Lawrence "Larry" H. James, 82, Lawrence, will be private. Larry passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Neuvant House of Lawrence.

Larry was born March 29, 1938, the son of Floyd and Charlene (Rhode) James.

Larry owned and operated Larry's Auto Supply in Lawrence for 32 years.

He married Mary Alice Speicher on August 22, 1958 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice, children; Ronda (Jeff) Riner, Randy (Robyn) James, Rachelle Vigna, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Leslie and Wavy James.

Larry will be Lying-in state on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 8:00 ~ 6:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

The family suggests memorials in his name to The Masonic Lodge of Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 19, 2020.
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May 22, 2020
I bought a lot of auto parts from Larry and Jeff when I managed the auto dept. at Montgomery Ward years ago. Larry was so personable and he did know the parts business. What a good man. Prayers to the family.
Richard Wright
May 20, 2020
So many years ago my late husband and I would go into Larry's Auto and get what we needed. I always remember him smiling and efficient and being just a great guy. I'm so sorry for your loss. We need more men like Larry was in this world.
Sue Kline
May 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss, we were neighbors of Mrs. Taylor (the Brown's) and remember you all.
Jeanette Reiling
May 19, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Ron Craig
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