ForeverMissed
Lawrence Lee Oxford, 75, passed away December 16, 2020 in his home surrounded by family. Larry was born April 9, 1945 in El Monte, California to the late Nadine and Lynn Oxford. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nadine and Lynn Oxford and his sister, Nikki Oxford. Larry leaves to cherish his memory his best friend, companion, secretary, banker, love of his life, his wife of 22 years Laura Oxford; his son, Tim Decaire; his two caring dogs, Ms. Mollie and Ms. Oakley; his mother and father in-law, Hector and Deloris Lucier; his sister and brother in-laws, Anita (Les) LaFramboise, Annette Lucier, Antoinette (Bill) Simone, Geraldine (Gordon) McCauley, Jim (Brenda) Lucier, Cathy (Gary) Ouellette, Rose May Medler, and John (Laura) Lucier; and dear friends Terry (Judy) Garlew and Jim, Sherry and Kyle; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant for 22 ½ years. He worked with the aging community in Texas and South Carolina for 15 years. Larry was in medical administration in various prison hospitals in South Carolina and Florida. He was a ranger and swing bridge operator at Hunting Island in South Carolina for 7 years. Everywhere he went he had a coffee cup attached to his hand. Larry enjoyed wood working and leather working, fishing, and more than anything loved to talk and share stories about his travels in the Navy. He was always the one talking in the room and everyone loved listening. Larry enjoyed relaxing in his recliner with his girl Ms. Mollie.

The family of Larry Oxford would like to express thanks to the Hospice of Dayton staff, the team of doctors at Wright Patterson Air Force base who cared for Larry continuously including, his oncologist, Dr. Andreca; the nurses, Cindy, Dee, and Jennifer; his rheumatologist, Dr. Bartholomew; his pulmonologist, Dr. Bergman; his kidney specialist, Dr. Siva. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton. A service to honor Larry’s life to be announced at a later date.
Posted by Debbie (Lucier) Dent on December 16, 2021
Thinking of you today dear Larry, missing those random visits and so loved spending time with both you and Laura, I know you're watching over her, taking care of her like you always did and if I can ask you a favor on this day, please give my Dad, Aunt Jan and Uncle Bert a hug for all of us here! Miss you, rest in peace!
Posted by Laura Oxford on December 16, 2021
1 year today. I never gave it any thought that one day you would not be here with me. Each day goes by, and I wish this was all just a dream. But life goes on even though. Life is not the same, but it must go on for that is what you would want. You were swept away so quickly from me that I hope you are well and happy. The only thing I do know for sure each day is that our heavenly father took one of the best angels. He must of needed you for a special deed.
I miss you each second, every minute, every hour of the day. Until the day when we can be together again my love.
You always said " Live for today, do everything possible you want to do, Tomorrow is just a promise, and yesterday well it is done and gone"
This is what i do for you each day my love.

Love your loving wife
Posted by Laura Oxford on April 9, 2021
Happy 76th Birthday Larry.
Today is your special day that God created for you .
I Love you and miss you every second of the day. Life is very lonely without you. I know you are with me all the time. Till we can be together..
Love your wife forever

Posted by Debbie (Lucier) Dent on April 9, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Larry, you're missed and thought of often. Tonight we will have seafood in your honor. One of the best meals I had was with you and our trip to S.C. Please give my Dad a hug for me, it's another Friday without him but he loved to celebrate with family, so he'll be there especially if there is cake! RIP!
Posted by Fred Hardy on January 21, 2021
I knew Larry when I was a new ensign. He was a very bright and ambitious HM1 at the time. Many years later we became acquainted again on Facebook and learned we both lived in Ohio. Larry was the best.
Posted by Sarah Bennett on December 18, 2020
Mom & Tim,

Condolences to both of you, Although I cannot be there with you.. I am sending my Love and Hugs to you both..
I will forever cherish the Memories of Dad
His smile and Stories and of course his jokes.

R.I.P Larry
Always Loved and You will truly be missed and Cherished Fondly

Love Sarah
Posted by Debbie (Lucier) Dent on December 18, 2020
Laura and Tim,

Prayers and hugs are being sent to you during this sad time. Although we may not be able to be with you, I hope you feel the love being sent your way. Larry, thanks for the memories. Thanks for always welcoming me in to your home during random visits, thanks for showing us around Hilton Head and the area when you and Laura were living in South Carolina. Thanks for driving me back to I-75 in the dark so I wouldn't go around in circles. Thanks for the introduction to "turducken"... it was sure enjoyed that night by all!!!! Thanks for the beautiful wood cutting board that I still use regularly and will always remember it came from you. Thanks for always being so willing to put up with our crazy family. I know you are reunited with your Dad, Mom and sister and having a catch up, and give my Dad a hug for me when you see him. Rest in peace Larry, you will be always remembered fondly!
Posted by Amylynn Laframboise-Renau... on December 18, 2020
We love you so much Uncle Larry. Thank you for the amazing stories. We always loved listening to them, as well as your easygoing, friendly banter. We could always count on you to teach us something new.
Aunt Lou, we are sending you all our love.
Amy and Kaley

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Posted by Debbie (Lucier) Dent on December 16, 2021
Thinking of you today dear Larry, missing those random visits and so loved spending time with both you and Laura, I know you're watching over her, taking care of her like you always did and if I can ask you a favor on this day, please give my Dad, Aunt Jan and Uncle Bert a hug for all of us here! Miss you, rest in peace!
Posted by Laura Oxford on December 16, 2021
1 year today. I never gave it any thought that one day you would not be here with me. Each day goes by, and I wish this was all just a dream. But life goes on even though. Life is not the same, but it must go on for that is what you would want. You were swept away so quickly from me that I hope you are well and happy. The only thing I do know for sure each day is that our heavenly father took one of the best angels. He must of needed you for a special deed.
I miss you each second, every minute, every hour of the day. Until the day when we can be together again my love.
You always said " Live for today, do everything possible you want to do, Tomorrow is just a promise, and yesterday well it is done and gone"
This is what i do for you each day my love.

Love your loving wife
Posted by Laura Oxford on April 9, 2021
Happy 76th Birthday Larry.
Today is your special day that God created for you .
I Love you and miss you every second of the day. Life is very lonely without you. I know you are with me all the time. Till we can be together..
Love your wife forever

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Shared by Laura Oxford on April 9, 2022
Happy Birthday Darling.
Wow how time goes by. Today you are 77 years old.
I can still hear your voice , sense you are right here with me. Every so often I can still smell your after shave around me.
Each day is a new journey for me. I wish heaven had a stairway, so I could visit you and my girls Ms Mollie & Ms Oakley.

I miss you all so very much.
I love you.
Shared by Fred Hardy on December 16, 2021
I remember meeting Larry in 1970 when this "fresh caught" MSC Ensign began his first assignment as a commissioned officer.  Larry, then, was HM1 Larry Oxford, a bright, ambitious young man.  He was a great help in my getting set up in my new Navy role.  A couple of decades later, as my wife and I situated in rural Ohio from the big city, Larry and I were reacquainted via the resources of Facebook, where we shared many of our life experiences and really got to know each other.

Larry, our acquaintance was much too brief.