Larry Moir

Larry Moir


November 23, 1944 - April 30, 2023


Larry Moir, 78, of Dimock, SD, died Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, May 6, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Larry Dean Moir was born November 23, 1944, to Lawrence and Judith (Martin) Moir in Mitchell, SD. Larry grew up and attended school in Mitchell. In the spring of 1963, he graduated Mitchell Senior High,  then in the fall of 1963 joined the U.S. Navy as a Mineman. During his leave in 1966, Larry took notice of his best friend’s (Butch Kendall) little sister, LaRee. They married on August 27, 1966. They had three daughters, Kim, Tami, and Liz. There were also two friends of Kim and Tami's (Georgia and Tammy Sue) who were considered “adopted daughters” if you will.

They enjoyed several overseas tours to various countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, and Germany. After serving 28 years they retired in Mitchell. Larry then started to work for Rex Crockett Bus Service where he drove school bus and the activities bus for the Mitchell Kernels. Known to many as “Lead-Foot Larry” (he got the kids there on time and safe). He then worked for Palace Transit where he loved meeting riders and interacting with them. Larry also enjoyed bowling, going four-wheeling out in the Black Hills with family and friends, going to NASCAR races, and car shows with their '49 Diamond T pickup and '50 Studebaker pickup.

Larry was known as quite the character from his many jokes to magically “pulling” his thumb off, to reciting the alphabet backwards in less than 20 seconds (to children this was intriguing, to teenagers possibly a way of getting out of a ticket! (Haha). However, as a father, he was strict, but he was also very fun-loving, caring and very protective of his girls. He was a loyal husband who cherished every moment with his wife, and he thanked God for her every day.

Larry is survived by his three daughters, Kim, Tami, Liz, and their husbands; three granddaughters, Cortney, Kahryn, Kaylynn, and their husbands; brother-in-law, Don McLean; sister-in-law, Rita Kendall; great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and of course, his beloved dog RyLee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two sisters, Donna and Lorraine.


Friday, May 5, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Michael Whitener, Macs,ret on May 18, 2023
I served with Larry at comma and always enjoyed sharing a cold one and hearing his sea stories. I am sorry for the families loss. enjoy your well deserved rest.
Posted by Alexander R Higgins MNCM Ret on May 15, 2023
Worked with Larry in the early 60s. Good memories in Okinawa
Posted by Ron Swart on May 15, 2023
Fair Winds and Following Seas Senior Chief. Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.
Posted by Laura Bollock on May 5, 2023
Thankful to have known you Larry. You were a great man.
Sorry for your loss Liz and family
Posted by Julie Lemke on May 4, 2023
R.i.p Larry I remember you picking up my daughter for school and you worked with my aunt Ila.
You would stop and ask how I was when we would run in together.
Posted by Lynn. TerMeer. Mitchell SD on May 4, 2023
Larry & LuRey had the Perfect Love ๐Ÿ’• Story , Three Beautiful Daughter ,,, Iโ€™m So Sorry fFor Your Loss ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I Pray
That GOD &THE ANGELS. ,, wWill Shield You during Thur Pietros of your Life,,,, Your l.Cousin. Lynn. TerMeer ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Posted by Terrance T. Fletcher Sr. on May 3, 2023
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Gloria Baldwin Montgomery on May 3, 2023
So sorry to hear this. Class of 1963
Posted by Carol Carstens on May 3, 2023
I drove bus with Larry! What a great guy! I'm so sorry for your loss!! He's now with LaRee!
Posted by Ronald Fast on May 2, 2023
When we were in early grade school, I went to Sunday School with Larry and learned the most profound truth in all the Bible, "Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. I am grateful that I got to spend time at our class reunion last year, August 2022, with Larry and his doting girls Tami and Kim.
Posted by Lynn and Zoe DeMarco on May 2, 2023
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Larry. We have fond memories of him each time we visited the Abtsโ€™. He is with his sweet Laree watching over you all now.
Posted by Rick(Ricky) & Darla Beardsley on May 2, 2023
Tami, Courtney and the rest of the family. We are so sorry about Larry's passing. He was a great person, as was LaRee. He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Posted by William White CDR, US Navy (Ret) MOMAG UNIT14 on May 2, 2023
My deepest sympathies to the Moir family.
Larry was my first ever XO . He was the โ€œBestโ€ .His traits, reliability, integrity, leadership, and most of all a friend were impeccable.
XO, rest in peace and give Laree a hug for us.
Posted by Tonya Fredrickson on May 2, 2023
Liz, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He and your mom were like my second parents growing up since I spent so much time at your house. Lots of good memories! Sending love and prayers to you and your sisters during this difficult time.
Posted by Dan Martin on May 2, 2023
I had some good laughs with Larry.
Posted by Karl Abts on May 2, 2023
Even though LD was my Uncle via marriage, I still considered him my favorite Uncle. He created many, many good memories for me and my boys while we rebuilt his "pride and joy" Diamond T pickup. I learned a lot from Uncle Larry. Even though he was Navy and my career is Air Force, I am thankful for his leadership and guidance. I would not be the man I am today if he hadn't been a part of my life. Without him there is now a hole in the world.
Posted by Jeannette and Arden Lemke on May 2, 2023
Blessings to his family. Larry and LaRee were very special people and enjoyed knowing both through car shows, bowling, tobacco runs to Iowa and course of Tami. Tamiโ€™s unwavering dedication to the care of both LaRee and Larry proves to the type of person and friend she is. Sending prayers to all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on May 2, 2023
Tami, Liz, Kim, and all of the family. DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU.
Posted by Gayle Gollogly on May 1, 2023
So very sorry to hear of Mr. Moirโ€™s passing. Thinking of all the wonderful memories of Sigonella, Siciiy. Sending love and prayers to all.
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