May 28, 2024

William Lee “Bill” Larrabee

William Lee “Bill” Larrabee, 84, of Liberal, passed away on February 16, 2017 at Liberal, KS.  

He was born on February 15, 1933 to Robert and Rosemary (Kinney) Larrabee at Hugoton, KS.

On November 24, 1955 he married Marilyn Adams at Meade, KS. She preceded him in death on February 3, 2001.

During the summer of 2003 he married Annette Lemert. She survives.

Bill was a graduate of Liberal High School and the University of Kansas. Bill was the owner/operator of the family owned Star Lumber Company until his retirement. He also served in the Army during the Korean War, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He moved back to Hugoton in 1957. In 1983 Bill moved to Liberal. He was a member of Hugoton Masonic Lodge #406, the SW Shrine Club and received his 50 member year pin in 2016, the Liberal Elks Lodge (50 year member), Scottish Rites, KU Alumni Assoc, Liberal Trap Club, Arkalon Park Board, SW Kansas Oil & Gas Royalty Owners Assoc., Liberal Masonic Lodge and the He was also a long time member of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

William is also survived by two sons, Steven Lee Larrabee and wife Vickie of Meade, KS, Kevin Robert Larrabee of Meade, KS; Sister, Linda Swafford and husband Frank of Georgetown, TX; five grandchildren, Austin Lee Larrabee, Blake William Larrabee, Carcy Danae Larrabee, Kyre Ellen Larrabee, and Richard Kash Larrabee; two great grandchildren, Taylor Julianne Larrabee and Tyson Lee Larrabee. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Larrabee, granddaughter, Kandra Kalee Larrabee and great grandson, Lincoln Ty Larrabee.

Memorial services will be 1:30 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Liberal with Rev. Carolyn Ballinger Pd. D. officiating.

There is no viewing as cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospitals for Children- 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 or in care of Miller Mortuary- PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826.