Larry E. Sharrah of Bossier City, La., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, after a short illness. Services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Officiating was Father Pike Thomas. Internment was at Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery in Haughton, La. Visitation was held Jan. 5 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Larry was born in San Rafael, Calif. on July 24, 1951, to Claude E. Sharrah and June Sharrah. Larry was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was a coach and teacher at Jesuit High School. He worked at Topmost Food Center along with his family. Larry was influential in bringing youth sports back to Bossier City. He was presently employed with New York Life Insurance Co. in Shreveport, La.

He was preceded in death by his mother, June Sharrah; brother-in-law, Frank Viviano; and sister-in-law, Polly Sharrah.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Sharrah; father, Claude E. Sharrah and wife Mary of Van Buren; son, Keith Sharrah and wife Devon of Bossier City; daughter, Megan Hembree and husband Chris of Conway; sisters, Nancy Russo and husband Anthony of Moore, Okla., Deborah Hutson and husband Patrick of Canton, Miss., Karen Ormand and husband William of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Alan Sharrah and wife Joni of Seattle, Wash., Timothy Sharrah and wife Tami of Seattle; and beloved grandchildren, Connen and Bryson Sharrah, and Ella, Lilly and Will Hembree.

The family would like to thank the Bossier City emergency medical technician service, and the Willis-Knighton Medical Center emergency room and intensive care unit staff of Bossier City.