A gathering to celebrate the life of Larry Gene Schofield will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the American Legion Hall in Gillette, Wyo. For those who would like to join in the memorial ride to the American Legion, we will meet at the Fishing Lake at 1:30 p.m. and depart for the gathering by 2 p.m.
Larry Schofield age 65, passed away Nov. 18, 2012, from injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident.
Larry Gene Schofield was born May 11, 1947, to William and Layla Blanche (Magee) Schofield in Greenville, Mich. He attended school and graduated from Greenville High School in 1967.
Following graduation, Larry worked for Rural Bottle Gas in Greenville, Mich., before moving to Gillette, Wyo., in 1976. He was employed by Wyodak Coal Company until 1978 when he started working at Belle Ayr Mine later transferring to Eagle Butte Mine, where he was employed at the time of his death.
Larry enjoyed riding his Harley and had been a member of the Wyoming Bikers Association. He also enjoyed hunting and playing golf. Larry loved the Denver Broncos and enjoyed watching the games, especially when they played the Raiders, so he could razz his kids Scott and Kelly. What he most enjoyed was quiet time with his four great-grandchildren, especially Butch. At the end of the day, what everyone will remember, Larry was a kind, gracious and thoughtful man who would give the shirt off of his back for someone in need.
Larry is survived by his sons, Jim Schofield and Scott (Stacey) Schofield both of Gillette, Wyo.; daughter, Kelly Schofield of Gillette; the mother of his children, Dorothy Schofield of Gillette; brothers, Bruce (Kay) Schofield of Morley, Mich.; Leo Schofield of Rogers, Ark.; Jim (Marilyn) Schofield of Gowen, Mich.; sister Cindy (Les) Lillie of Greenville, Mich.; six grandchildren, Lacey (Mike) Kelly, Talli (Kyle)Wagner, Haley Schofield, Leigha Champion, Dustan (Samantha) Swartz and Austin Velarde; four great-grandchildren, Logan Schofield, Devin, Mason and Jaden Kelly; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial and condolences may be sent in Larry’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be sent via our website: www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.