Larry Alden Rupp, 78, of Tonkawa, OK, went to be with his Lord on December 28th. Larry was born in Lucien, OK, on July 9, 1940. His parents were Henry Jacob Rupp and Marie Amelia Rilling Rupp. He graduated Sumner HS 1958 in Sumner, OK, and completed an associate degree at OSU in Diesel Mechanics. Larry had 3 siblings, Melvern (Sam), Delmar & Rena.
At his death, Larry was employed by Billings Public School, and a retiree of Northern Oklahoma College. On May 27, Larry married Judy Kay Tautfest, and they have celebrated 57 years of marriage. Larry and Judy raised five sons and he is survived by Kelly Rupp, Tonkawa, OK, Kerby Rupp & wife Shauna, Kingfisher, OK, Kory Rupp & wife Marnita, Covington, OK, Kacy Rupp, U.S. Navy, & wife T.J., Chicago, IL, Kody Rupp, & wife Emilie Broken Arrow. Larry had 14 grandchildren Darrin & Dustan Rupp, Jacob Rupp & Jessica Rupp Meyer, Kandis, Byron, & Riley Rupp, Breannen & Sabastian Rupp, Kiley, Jordan, Joey, & Ava. Larry has four great grand children, and sister, Rena Carrier, Stillwater, OK.
Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two siblings, & a granddaughter, Dakota Kay.
Larry had a gift to make people laugh, and a contagious smile. He always greeted people by their name, and never met a stranger. Larry loved old country and gospel music. He had a reputation for his beautiful voice, and he spent much time singing gospel songs when he had the opportunity. He was also a member of the Billings school board and taught Sunday school for many years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to Dugger Funeral Home Billings, in C/O Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077, in memory of Larry Rupp; all donations will be forwarded to the NOC Nursing Program in Larry’s name.
Services have been entrusted to the Dugger Funeral Home in Billings OK. A public viewing will held at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, in Perry on Jan 1, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and at Billings High School, January 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 2nd at the Billings High School auditorium.
Dear Judy and family,
This condolence is slow in coming but your family has been in my thoughts and prayers these past weeks. Larry always had a “Hi” and a smile when I saw him. Losing a husband, father & grandfather is rough for a family. May God keep giving you the strength and love you
need. With deepest sympathy, Donna Thralls
Finns ThrallsBillings, OK
Judy, I just saw that Larry has gone to be with Jesus. Please know you have my sincere sympathies. Larry and Wayne are probably causing as much trouble in heaven as they did here on earth and having a good laugh.. Wayne passed on
June 1 of 2015. We all had many great memories together.
Nancy BaySteamboat Springs, CO
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to Judy and all of Larry's family.
Mary Callison KlingerPerry, OK
When I sub at the school, Larry would always come to my classroom for a visit. We would talk about the "good ol days" and how times have sure changed . We would end our conversation with, but they don't ask our opinion,laugh, and say we better get back to work.
Theresa Hartz BrewerHunter, OK
Larry will be truly missed. I will fondly remember his care and concern for the children and all employees associated with the Billings school. Rest in Peace Larry.
Terry GordonEnid, OK
We are very sorry to hear of Larry passing. We loved working with him at NOC. Prayers to the family in the time of need and for the days to come.
Wayne and Andrea LongFairivew (Tonkawa), OK
My deepest sympathy to the entire Larry Rupp family. His smile, contagious laugh, and friendliness will be greatly missed. May God’s peace, comfort, and love encompass you all.
Becky (Frisk) LugafetEdmond, OK
Marnita is my cousin. Am sending our deepest condolences to all family. Obviously he touched many lives and though he’s missed in body, his beautiful spirit will remain in your hearts. 😢❤️
Sandy HillBroken arrow, OK
Our deepest sympathies to you and the family, Judy. Larry will be greatly missed.
Don and Norma BuffalowTonkawa, OK
So sorry to hear of Larry Rupp's death. Our prayers are with you, Judy, and all of your family.
Pam & J.C. McCaskey
Pam McCaskeyEnid, OK
We were very saddened by the news of Larry's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy, the boys and the rest of the family.
John and Linda MainSpringfield, IL
Sorry for your loss
Larry WaltonPonca City, OK
We were so sad to hear Larry passed away. I will always remember his contagious laugh, floating the Illinois River, and crazy card games. Please know that you are in our prayers at this very difficult time. John 14:1-4; First Thessalonians 4:13-14; Second Corinthians 5:6-8; First Corinthians 15:51-57
Tom & Lynda DolezalBillings, OK