He was born as Larry Gene Hock on Nov. 4, 1945, in Eureka, Calif, and raised in Northern California by parents Clarence and Charlotte Fry. He graduated from high school in Hayfork, Calif., in 1963. He entered the U.S. Army in 1964, and served two tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He was discharged in 1974 with honors, and received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device, Army Commendation Medal, two awards of Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
After leaving the military, Larry moved to Homer and was involved in commercial fishing with his family, and later moved to Oregon to operate a shipbuilding facility. He returned to Homer in 1998, and moved to Anchorage in 2000. He was active in with the Veteran's Administration, and spent many hours volunteering at local homeless shelters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Charlotte Fry, and sister Bonnie.
He is survived by his wife Shannon; two sons, Kyle and Clarence; three stepchildren, Danny, Kim, and Julie; brothers Dennis and David; and sister Gail.