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Larry Ellis Killebrew

December 1, 1943 ~ May 13, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Larry Killebrew Obituary

Larry Ellis Killebrew, 79, of Germantown passed away early Saturday, May 13. He was born in Martin, TN, on December 1, 1943 to Butler and Mildred Killebrew. He grew up in nearby Sharon, TN, and enjoyed visiting the homeplace throughout the years.

He graduated from Sharon High School, the University of Tennessee at Martin, and the U.S. Air Force navigation school. He served in the Air Force as a navigator on the KC-135 airplane. After his military service, he enrolled in the the then-Memphis State University School of Law. He practice law in Memphis with Baker Donelson and Butler Snow law firms until his retirement in 2006.

Whether cruising on his Harley or cutting grass with his John Deere mower, he enjoyed being outside. He hunted turkey and ducks, and he was a big fan of Memphis Redbirds and St. Louis Cardinals baseball teams.

Larry leaves his wife of almost 54 years, Darlene Riggs Killebrew, his sister, Joyce Killebrew Oldham of Martin, and nephew, Neal Oldham of Apex, NC, and a brother in law, Joe Riggs of Jacksonville, FL. Many relatives and in laws admired his easy going personality and enjoyed hearing his stories. He will be missed.

Larry was a donor to MERI through their Genesis program and hoped to benefit others. Visitation will begin Friday March 29th at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield, going from 12:30 p.m. to  1:30 p.m.; his memorial service will follow at 1:30 pm at  Williams Funeral Home.

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