Saturday July 16th 10:00 AM
Minco Church of Christ
520 NW Main St, Minco, OK 73059
Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home
301 SW 4th Street
Minco, OK 73059
"When they lay me down to rest
Put my spurs and rope upon my
chest Get my friends to carry me
and then go turn my horses free"
“Talk slowly, think quickly.”
The secret to the Marauder’s appeal is in the part that each Marauder plays in the skit being acted in the street. Larry was the master of serendipity. When you saw that twinkle in his eye and he said, “I have an idea” you knew he had hatched another delightful original scenario that would have people breaking up with laughter. He was also most agreeable to ideas that sprung off his, as he was known for saying “That’ll work”. You’d be crazy not to take part in his hi-jinx. He stayed in his character of an uneducated but street-smart outlaw to the delight of the audience and his fellow players.
“Give us Direction; the best of goodwill; Put us in touch with fair winds. Sing to us softly; hum the evening's song. Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you”. ~ Jethro Tull (March 30, 1674 - )
Larry Morefield was a member of the Salt Fork Crafters, a group that keeps the old art of blacksmithing alive. When I was designing for my Will Roger’s dimensional artwork it was Larry who said he would create the Roger’s miniature branding iron. He was commissioned to create tables, pot racks, candlesticks and more. Authenticity was important to him as he built western wagons and added his forged iron works. He won awards for his work and was known all over the Southwest for his ingenuity and mastery of the art.
“Its not what you put on your head and feet that make you a cowboy…. its what’s in your heart.”
There were a thousand acts of friendship and generosity that Larry never bragged about. He did demonstrations in blacksmithing and answered questions from the onlookers and paid special attention to the curious young. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer it was Larry that helped him understand what lie ahead in chemo treatment. As any of the women that played in Marauders will attest he was there to help them get up on the wagons or tote anything that may have been heavy, he was a gentleman cowboy and yes even presented our director with flowers for producing a great show. And he had a subtle way of herding Marauders when they needed it the most. Ask anyone who knew him and they will tell you a story of what Larry meant to them.
Our hearts go out to what he treasured the most, his wife Linda, their children, Jay and his wife Tammy, Natalie and her husband Ray, Heather and his grandchildren.
If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton