Larry David Rupert of Miami, OK passed from this life Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. He was 76.
Larry was born February 19, 1945 in Welch, OK to Robert and Retha (Finley) Rupert. Larry had lived in Miami for 50 years moving from Welch. He graduated from Welch High School Class of 1962 and served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and Germany as teletype operator and later served in the Air Force Reserves. He was a machinist at K.A.A.P. in Parsons, KS he then worked for B.F. Goodrich in Miami, OK for 15 years and FAG Bearing in Joplin, MO for 21 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Bobby Rupert and Marvin Rupert.
Larry married Barbara (Corn) Rupert August 14, 1970 and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include 1 son Ryan Rupert of Miami, OK, 1 daughter Rachelle McCord and husband Brian of Miami, OK, 1 brother Tommy Rupert of Miami, OK, and 2 grandchildren Andryah McCord and Kacie Rupert.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Rev. Andy Harrison will officiate. Scott Musgrave, Scott Rupert, Jeff Folson, James Rupert, Buddy Rupert and David Rupert will serve as honorary pallbearers. Military Rites will be conducted by the Grove Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing will be Tuesday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com