Larry Roland Gayer, 72, son of Louis and Wanona (Tucker) Gayer, was born February 5, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away June 20, 2014 at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Missouri.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael Wayne Gayer; a grandson, Derrick Sillyman; two granddaughters, Gracie Mae and Jazzie Rose Buckner; and a brother, Andrew Gayer.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan of Cabool, Missouri; three sons, Larry Gayer and wife Teresa and children Keri and Kevin of Lexington, Tennessee, James Gayer and wife Amy and daughter Kristen of Cabool, and Terry Gayer and children Megan and Maddie of Cabool; three daughters, Cindy Sillyman and husband Brian and children Shayleen and Amber of Houston, Tammy Roberts and husband Kevin and children, Sean, Casie, Nathan and Emily of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and Vickie Buckner and children Taylor, Ethan, and Joey of Houston; four brothers, Delbert Gayer and wife Shirley of Cabool, Orval Gayer and wife Louise of Cabool, Lynn Gayer and wife Mary of Houston, and Lonnie Gayer of Marlow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Bessie Simons and beloved James Simons of Wichita, Kansas, and Tresa Meisenheimer and husband John of Jackson, Missouri; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry married his sweetheart and best friend, Susan Weber, on December 29, 1961, and to this union seven children were born: Larry, Cindy, Michael, Tammy, James, Terry and Vickie.
He attended school in Wichita, Kansas. He received Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1972 and remained a devoted faithful man of God. Larry was the pastor of House of Prayer and Worship Full Gospel Church. After resigning as pastor he was invited to several of the area churches to spread God’s word.
During his lifetime Larry was known for his racecar 4A abilities, working and managing his own garage, and end-time prophecy preaching.
Larry loved his family and Susan was the highlight of his life. He enjoyed family events and gatherings. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather; he was always looking for ways to help everyone he met.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Larry Gayer Memorial Fund, c/o Evans Funeral Home.
Services were held Tuesday June 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Souls Harbor Church with Cordie Wimberley, Lonnie Case, Orval Gayer, Lynn Gayer, Delbert Gayer and Donnie Wells officiating. Pallbearers were Sean MacDonald, Nathan MacDonald, Kevin Gayer, Brandon Calhoun, Billy McNutt and Brad Gayer. Honorary pallbearers were William McNutt, Brody Rich and Ethan Buckner. Burial was in Brown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.