We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Funeral Home
WATCH LIVE FUNERAL STREAM HERE (11:00 AM MDT)
Larry P Blackhurst passed away peacefully on May 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his children. Larry was born June 30,1939 in American Fork, Utah to Paul and Wanda Berry Blackhurst. His family farmed and had a prosperous dairy operation. His childhood was full of hard work on the farm. As a child Larry loved to sit and eat the peas in the pea patch which earned him the nick name “Pea Pod Poo”. The name followed him as a teen and was known to everyone in high school as “Poo”. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1957. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Danville, Virginia. Larry served in the National Guard, and graduated from BYU in 1966.
He met the love of his life, Carol while on a blind date with other people, but caught each other’s eye and fell in love. They married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on July 5, 1963. Together they had 7 children Aaron (Susi), Brook (Val), Chadley (Pam), Christopher (Sara), Angela (Clint), Heather (Darren), Lafe (Jocelyn). They shared 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Larry loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending his time hunting, riding horses, attending and coaching his children and grandchildren’s sports activities, and holding monthly family home evenings to keep his family close. Larry was an avid gardener and found a lot of satisfaction working hard in his vegetable and flower gardens and raising alfalfa. Larry’s later years were spent serving in the Temple and taking his grandchildren to do baptisms for the dead.
Larry learned an amazing work ethic on the farm with his father. This laid the ground work for a life full of service and devotion to his faith, his family and his community. He started his professional career in the insurance business and later started his own agency where he worked for 30 years before retiring. His study and ultimate dedication to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was paramount in his life. He served in countless callings during his lifetime including Stake Presidencies, MTC leadership, Bishoprics, Scouting leadership, Temple work, and teaching Sunday school. His virtuous character and stalwart conviction in his Savior Jesus Christ were unmatched. His legacy of compassion and service will be a great act for his posterity to follow.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his 3 brothers.
Preceded in death by his wife Juanita Carol, parents Paul and Wanda Blackhurst, and his sister Colleen Judd.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11:00 am in the North Field Stake Center Chapel, 105 West 1800 North, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East and at the church on Friday from 9:30 – 10:45 am prior to funeral service. Interment will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.