Finis Franklin Larrison, 94 years old, of Huntsville, Texas passed away November 7, 2017 of heart complications.
Born in Madisonville on June 3, 1923 to Finis Floyd and Evie Wilson Larrison; he grew to become one of Huntsville's most beloved citizens. In 1962, Finis opened Reliable Parts Company building this business with his son, Jerry. He enjoyed a banking career later in life and served on several boards affecting the health and welfare of Walker County citizens. He and his wife "Coot" were active members of First Baptist Church of Huntsville. The family is proud of his military service in WWII, as a Merchant Marine. He enjoyed the outdoors and had a great passion for ranching. He supported the efforts of 4H and FFA.
Known affectionately as "Buddy", he was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Marie "Coot" Larrison; his mother Evie Larrison Wooten. He joins them in heaven, along with his sister, Blandine Zachry and brother, Jeff "Jumbo" Larrison. He is survived by his brother, Joe Larrison; a son, Jerry Larrison and wife Barbara of Huntsville and a daughter Nancy Larrison and husband Patrick Napolitano of Round Rock, Texas. Finis treasured his family and is also survived by several grandchildren: Sandra Kaye and husband Colonel Timothy Reese of Kingwood; Sheri Larrison and husband Barry Watson of Plano; Rachel Larrison and husband John Yarabeck of Huntsville; Jeffrey Leighton Maddox currently serving in Iraq; and Shane Patrick Napolitano and wife Shelly of Round Rock, Texas. His great-grandchildren are Blake Butzow of Pflugerville, Brandon Butzow and Madelyn Reese of Kingwood; Jake Kinstler and Noah Napolitano of Round Rock; Cooper and Mitchell Watson of Plano and Caroline Yarabeck of Huntsville. "PaPa Buddy" will be greatly missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or to your favorite Veterans' organization.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. Interment will follow the service at Brooke Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on November 10, 2017