Ireland, Jr., Larry D.

January 15, 1956 - March 2, 2018

Larry Dale Ireland, Jr., 62, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away on March 2, 2018.

He was born on January 15, 1956 in Bonham, Texas to Dale and Barbara (Williams) Ireland.

Larry attended school in Arlington and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.  He enjoyed being on the swim and dive team at Woodrow.  After graduation, he lived and worked in Irving, Laredo and Mineral Wells.  Larry made friends everywhere he went and his many friends were very dear to him.  Some of his favorite times were at Texoma water skiing and being with friends and family.  Larry was a talented musician and played guitar and sang in several bands.  He had a quick wit with knack for puns. His sense of humor will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by parents, Dale and Brenda Ireland of Irving, and mother Barbara Brice of Dallas; sisters, Deborah Ireland of San Diego, California, and Tressie Ireland McGrew and husband, David, of Waco, Texas; several nieces, aunts, cousins and his beloved dog, JoJo.

His honoring and visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at the Aria Memorial Chapel in Irving, Texas.

The family would like to thank all the family and friends who helped make Larry’s life full.




Please send the family condolences and sign the guestbook on this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

7 replies on “Ireland, Jr., Larry D.”

Bryan Sawyer says:

It’s still hard for me to believe you’re gone. We knew each other since we were in diapers and stayed close friends for 62 years. I’ll miss your quick wit, sense of humor, and big smile; I’ll miss you my friend!

Lauren Vastine says:

Larry was my friend for 32 years and I will miss him and will think of him often and always remember the great times we shared. He was one of a kind! Rest in Peace Larry Dale. Condolences to Family and Friends.

steve vastine says:

I will miss him more than words can say. Larry was a good soul, a great friend, and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Tamara Richey Wood says:

Rest In Peace Larry. Prayers to your family.

Don m Tooke says:

I have nothing but fond memories of Larry as we grew up together. I was lucky to be involved with the Ireland family. Larry will be missed by all fortunate enough to know him.

Melodie Matlock says:

The news of Larry’s passing brings much sadness. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven.

Julie (Dunson) Owen says:

RIP, Larry. Have fond memories of hanging out & “going steady” in Jr. High. You’ll be missed by many!

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