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Obituary: Larry Dale Fagan

Larry Dale Fagan, a longtime resident of Sweet Home  and Lebanon, died Dec. 24, 2017, at the age of 76 in Kingman, Ariz.

The son of Johny and Helen Fagan, he was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Rolla, Mo.

His military service included the U.S. Navy, where he learned to be an electrician.

Larry was a millwright electrician at many sawmills up and down the West Coast, from Vancouver, Wash., to Pioneer, Calif.

Larry also had many professions throughout his life, ranging from running a gas station with his father and brother-in- law, to transporting RVs across country, driving trucks and selling cars.

He was an awesome father and had a magnetic personality.  His humor and laughter were infectious. He never forgot a joke he heard and could tell all of them.  If you laughed at one, you were going to hear as many as you could listen to.

He was a talented singer-songwriter and leader of the Willamette Highway Men, a country-western band for many years.  He loved NASCAR, motocross, football, fishing, hunting, camping and playing guitar.

Larry loved to buy and sell cars.  He had a clever way of going into any type of dealership, whether it was for a motorcycle, car or truck.  He would spend hours haggling and dealing, even leaving and taking weeks to complete the deal … going in with one car and coming out with two!

He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Maxine Fagan-Arnold (Albert), his wife of 43 years, Joyce Fagan, his son Jack Fagan and his great-grand daughter Alisha.   

He is survived by his loving wife of six years, Joanne; his father, Johny Fagan; two sons, Russ Fagan and Dwayne Fagan; daughter Daleen McDonald (Fagan); grandsons Joseph McDonald, Brandon Fagan and Blake McDonald; and granddaughters Ashley Fagan, Heather Fagan, Nicole Fagan, Amanda McDonald, Jessica Fagan, Jayme Bomeke, Madison Hammons and Reice Fagan.

He is also survived by his Aunt Wilma Stratton; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.