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Larry Wayne Croy, 76, of Happy, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

He was born in Trenton on September 28, 1947 to the late Luretta Fern (Hann) and Charley Perry Croy and raised in Trenton by Luretta and Carl LeBlanc.

Larry is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; children, John Croy and wife, Colleen and Emily Fisher and husband, Doug; stepchildren, Ginger Smith and husband, Aaron, Kimberly Henderson and husband, Dr. Kelly Henderson and Laura Schneck and husband, Eric; 27 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother, Garry Croy and his wife, Beverly; niece, Jill Watkins and husband, Wes; and nephews, Wes Croy and wife, Jennifer, and Lance Croy and wife, Tinna.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luretta and Carl J. LeBlanc; grandparents; and his son, Michael Croy.

Larry was a proud resident of Missouri for many years. He graduated from Trenton High School and earned his Bachelors from Northeast Missouri State University and his Masters degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City before moving to Texas. Larry had a passion for teaching and coaching. While in Texas he started the paramedic program at Amarillo College. He was still close with many of his students and kept up with them throughout his life as they truly admired him. Larry met his wife, Sharon, in 2003 and they were married November 27, 2004. He always had a love for horses. He and Sharon enjoyed life in the country where they bred quarter horses. Together they built a life that they loved and enjoyed being surrounded by their children and grandchildren.

In leu of flowers, the family would ask that a donation be made to The Larry Croy Memorial Scholarship of Trenton High School.

A private service will be held at a later date.