Larry Lloyd Laughery,  the youngest son of Lloyd and Ila (Hayes) Laughery, was born on March 6, 1945, in Carroll. He passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at the Guthrie County Hospital, Guthrie Center.

Larry attended Guthrie Center Community Schools through 12th grade, graduating in 1963.He married his high school sweetheart, Sherry Smiley, on June 21, 1964; to this union, three children were born: Deena, Danny and Danae.

After high school, Larry attended Wayne State College in Nebraska and graduated with a BS in business. After college, they moved back to Guthrie Center where he worked at the Guthrie Livestock Auction. In 1974, the B&L Feed and Grain Elevator was born, and Larry became the manager until they sold in 1994. Larry went back to work at Guthrie Livestock Auction, which was his true passion. He loved working with family all the way up until he retired.

He was a Guthrie County Supervisor for 12 years and also enjoyed being a Mason and Shriner.

Some of his favorite lifetime joys involved fishing, Christmas with family, traveling, Guthrie County Fair, Iowa State Fair, camping, fireworks, family barbeques, turkey hunting, raising cattle, and his Dallas Cowboys football team. He also loved following all his grandkids’ activities, hosting lifelong hunting friends from Arkansas, and drinking beer with friends and family in his sports bar.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Laughery of Guthrie Center; daughter, Deena (Dan) Wells of Greenfield; son, Danny (Michelle) Laughery of Bagley; and daughter, Danae (Charlie) Baumert of Bayard; five grandchildren, Dylan (Kenzie) Laughery, Gavin (Ashley) Laughery, Leigan (Grant) Cleveland, Ilana and Andrew Baumert; three great-grandchildren, Mayer and Motley Laughery, and Lyla Rose Laughery; and brother, Jim (Mary Jo) Laughery of Guthrie Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Ila Laughery, and niece, Tawny Stetzel.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at the First Presbyterian Church, Guthrie Center. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Guthrie Center. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at the Guthrie County Events Center, Guthrie County Fairgrounds, Guthrie Center. Twigg Funeral Home, Guthrie Center, is entrusted with his services.

Memorials may be left to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital, or Wounded Warriors Project.

Larry’s final words would be, “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!”