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Monday, June 15, 2020
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Idalou Church of Christ
307 Chestnut Street
Idalou, TX  79329
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Lubbock, TX  79407
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Larry Ken Bozeman

of Idalou, TX

February 28, 1950 - June 11, 2020

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The memorial service will be live-streamed at 1:00 PM on Tuesday if you are not able to attend. Please visit Bozeman Machinery & Tire business Facebook page at The live-stream will start 10 minutes before the service. Please go ahead and visit that Facebook page now and like it, so you can easily access it on Tuesday. A video recording of the service will be available on their Facebook page after the service.

Larry Ken Bozeman, 70, of Idalou passed away at home in Idalou on June 11, 2020 after a brave battle with cancer.

Larry was born on February 28, 1950, in Lubbock to Corky and Margie Bozeman. He was named after his grandfathers, Lawrence Fleming and Kenneth Bozeman. He was the first grandchild on both sides and the self-proclaimed favorite of his adoring (and adored) grandmothers, Allie Fleming and Myrtle Bozeman. He took his role as big brother to his siblings Vick, Terri, and Jim very seriously, both growing up, and especially after the death of their father in 1986.

Larry’s passion for agriculture began as a young boy. He grew up farming with his father and spending time at Bozeman Machinery, the farm equipment business started by his grandfather and father in 1954, the first and oldest salvage yard in the U.S. In high school, he was active in FFA and was an Area Officer. He graduated from Idalou High in 1968.

It was in high school that he met his future wife, Helen Jones. They married on August 1, 1970. They were opposites in many ways, but compatible in the ways that counted, namely faith and family. They have been devoted to one another for almost 50 years.

Larry went to college at Lubbock Christian College then Texas Tech University. He began farming full time in 1972. He later acquired a ranch in Dickens County and enjoyed raising and breeding cattle. He loved the land he stewarded, valued the hard work and honest living it provided, and enjoyed passing on those values to his children and grandchildren. He was recognized by the FiberMax One Ton Club in 2018, one of only 1,000 cotton growers so recognized since the program’s inception.

He took charge of Bozeman Machinery in 1984 and grew it steadily over the last 36 years by being obedient to working hard, treating people fairly, and doing the right thing. He was enormously proud that his sons joined him in the business and continue the family tradition. He was a founding member of the National Tractor Parts Dealers Association and received the Pioneer Award in 2004. His other business endeavors included 3B Hardware and B&E Ice House.

Larry loved his community. He served as President of the School Board, supported the Idalou and Lubbock County Stock Shows, Lubbock Children’s Home and Texas Boys Ranch, and was quick to sponsor youth sports teams and many other causes for the good of the community.

While Larry had a mind for business and a commitment to community, he had a heart for his church and family. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He was married in the Idalou Church of Christ, raised his children there in their early years, and it was a great blessing to him to return and participate in the church’s resurgence and flourishing over the last 10 years. He was particularly fond of teaching youth Sunday school classes.

Larry and Helen had four kids: Lori, Derek, Mindi, and Heath. He taught his children to work on the farm, enjoyed raising pigs with them and traveling to stock shows, and made it a priority to be present at their numerous sporting events. He lost count of the times he moved them in his stock trailer after high school and remained an involved father as they reached adulthood. It was his great joy to work daily with his sons, and he treasured his daughters, offering wisdom, visiting them, and encouraging them.

Larry valued integrity, humility, honesty, a strong work ethic, faith, and family. If he gave you his word, you could count on it. He was old fashioned about handshakes, looking people in the eye, holding doors open, and saying ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’. He was purposeful in teaching his grandchildren these values.

Larry was an exceptional “Pop” to his dozen grandchildren: Brileigh, Kamryn, Bailey, Landry, Brody, Kassidy, Kinley, Blaze, Bo, Brooks, Bronte, and his caboose, Kate. He was a fixture at their sporting events, stock shows, and recitals. While it brought him great sadness to realize he would not watch them all grow up, the lessons he taught them, the values he lived, and the memories he created will remain with them.

Larry was preceded in death by his father, V.C. “Corky” Bozeman, and his brother, James K. “Jim” Bozeman. Those remaining to carry on his memory are his wife, Helen Jones Bozeman, his children and their spouses, Lori and Denver Cole, Derek and Jennifer Bozeman, Mindi and Jonathan Zanowiak, and Heath and Amber Bozeman, his grandchildren, Brileigh, Kamryn, and Brody Cole, Bailey, Landry, Kassidy, and Kinley Bozeman, Bozeman and Katherine Zanowiak, and Blaze, Brooks, and Bronte Bozeman, his mother, Margie Bozeman, his brother Vick (Susan) Bozeman, his sister, Terri (Dick) Laird, his sisters in law, Kathryn (J.T.) Benton, Bonnie (John) Whittle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in his memory can be made to Texas Boys Ranch, The Children’s Home of Lubbock, or to a favorite charity.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Idalou Church of Christ, 307 Chestnut Street, in Idalou. Private family graveside services will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM on Monday at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, in Lubbock. Services are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Please visit for more information.

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25 Condolence(s)
Susan White
Ft.Worth, TX
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss,prayers for your family. I know he will be missed

Mr. & Mrs. Kerwin Oliver
Littlefield, TX
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Helen, We are so sorry for your loss and are lifting you and your family in prayer for God's sweet comfort. Larry was such a nice man, and I very much enjoyed doing business with him through the years.

Melissa Buvkhannon
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss sending prayers for all 🙏🙏🙏

Lyndi Criswell
Idalou, TX
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Helen, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray the Lord will
comfort you as only He can at this time. I know you will have a joyous reunion with Larry, some day. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your family. In His love, Rodney and Lyndi

Tomi Covington
Dougherty, TX
Monday, June 15, 2020

Me deepest sympathies for your are in my prayers...In Christian Love

Michael Libbie
Windsor Heights, IA
Monday, June 15, 2020

All of us at NTPDA were crushed when we heard the news of Larry's' passing. He was always, always a friend to everyone. Our sincere sympathy and may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him...

Bill & Gail Roberts
Lubbock, TX
Monday, June 15, 2020

Larry is with his Lord and Savior he served for many years. Knowing him and his precious family for about 40 years has been a blessing. You didn't have to ask Larry if he knew the Lord: he lived it, you could see it in his life. Larry, you will be missed here but we will see each other again. May the Lord bless and comfort your entire family.

Jody And Teresa Chance
Lawton, OK
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cynthia Talley Fields
Pecos, TX
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Condolences to you & your family.
Sending prayers of peace & strength
during this time!!
Cynthia Talley Fields

Russell Cochran, Bryan Cochran
Solomon, KS
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Derek, Heath and the family with the loss of Larry. The tragic news of his death brought back all the memories thru the years of our conversations on faith, family, cattle and farming.He was the finest man of integrity and honesty in our industry. As I did business with him over the years, my respect for him grew. Whatever Larry said was how it was. I will always cherish the friendship that we had. Larry will be greatly missed and I look forward to seeing him again in God's Kingdom.

Wayne Goodwin
Dickens, TX
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Respected an admired by all who knew him.
Prayers lifted!!!!

Harley O'Neal
Saturday, June 13, 2020

I don't know what to say Helen, sorry for loss

Bowie Goodwin
Kailua Kona, HI
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rest in eternal peace, fighter. Know you are well loved, respected , and revered by those who had the pleasure of knowing you. Give my sister and Jim a hug, and tell them I’ll see them soon. A Hui Ho (Until we meet again) 🌺

Janice Thornton Hammett
Katy, TX
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to family.

Joyce Kendrick Gray
Saturday, June 13, 2020

My deepest condolences and prayers.

Gaylon and Margaret (Walters) Amonett
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Our prayers are with your family during this time. May God comfort you with all his blessings as he has with Larry.

Linda Gibson
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, June 13, 2020

i'm saddened by Larry's death. He was such a nice man. I'm praying the Lord will comfort the entire family at this time.

Kent Hance
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, June 13, 2020

His obituary reads like the American Dream. A good decent man who loved God, his family and his country.

J.O. Dawdy
Floydada, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

Larry and Helen and kids were always so very nice and loving neighbors to our parents John and Faye Dawdy. The Dawdy family are indeed blessed to have known and loved Larry for so many years as neighbors and friends. We pray for Gods comfort for the Bozeman family in this time of grief and loss of this good man. God bless and keep you all.

Gary Cocanougher
Georgetown, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

So sorry about Larry, he was a great man that came from a great family, Rest In Peace Larry

Lynn Sisson
Arlington, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Larry was a really good guy and I always liked him. The kind of guy that you never forget for ALL THE GOOD REASONS. R I P.

Bob Kilmer
Roaring Springs, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

I'm certainly saddened by the news of Larry's passing. However; we have that certain and assured confidence as Christians that our citizenship is in heaven. I know with that same confidence that Larry is standing in the presence of the Lord. The Apostle Paul told us this is our goal and the destiny of a faithful Christian and this world here is only a temporary abode. Larry has received that crown and that promised reward - to stand in the presence of God.

God truly blessed Larry and blessed us with his friendship as well as being a brother in Christ. My prayers for peace are with his family. Larry Bozeman was a good man, a faithful Christian and a brother in Christ!

Maurice and Gayla Peeples
Horseshoe Bay, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

Our love and prayers are with you. We remember the times that we spent with you, Helen, and Larry. Just remembering once when we were just traveling thru and you invited us to stay with you. We went to church with you and watched Larry as he made the auditorium purposefully speaking to his children and Grandchildren. We are thankful that we invited ourselves on your family trip to Alaska because that is how we got to know you. He was the head of a wonderful family. Our love, Maurice and Gayla

Wendy Tae Kerr
Idalou, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

Just sending hugs and love to an amazing family. Larry has gone to be with the Lord and for those left behind it will be a loss, but we will see him again someday.

Amy Whittle
Idalou, TX
Friday, June 12, 2020

Larry was such a strong leader. He had a weakness for kids! He has been dear to our family. He will be missed greatly. We love your precious family.