Larry Russell Peyton

Larry Peyton Obituary PhotoLarry Russell Peyton, 71, of Galena, MO, formerly of Leavenworth, KS, December 5, 1947 - January 30, 2019.

Larry Russell Peyton, age 71, of Galena, Missouri, passed away January 30, 2019, with family at his bedside. He came into this world December 5, 1947, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Jesse and Frances (Akins) Peyton. His parents and a brother, Lloyd Peyton have preceded him in death. He was joined in marriage December 27, 1974, to the love of his life, Carolyn Stinson. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Larry proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a family man who worked hard at Kyle Tire and Auto. Larry enjoyed taking care of and helping others. His greatest joy was going on weekend drives to spend quality time with Carolyn and the family. One of his hallmarks was giving everyone a nickname. Many memories have been tucked away and will be enjoyed by all who knew him.

Larry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Peyton; daughter, Tammy (Fred) Yahya of Wichita, Kansas; daughter, Cindi (Jim) Russell of Wichita, Kansas; daughter, Shannon (John Rogers) Peyton of Galena, Missouri; daughter, Michele (Ryan Wortman) Peyton of Walnut Shade, Missouri; ten grandchildren: Morgan Yahya, Carlee Yahya, Matthew Russell, Morgan Upp, Jesse Peyton, Madison Estell, Nicholas Rogers, Jasmine Wortman, Jordan Wortman, and Hellaina Wortman; five great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Howell; brother, Bob Peyton; and several nieces and nephews.

Inurnment will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name, to the local Vietnam Veterans Chapter 913 (PO Box 632, Branson, MO 65616). To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published on on February 1, 2019.