Larry Edward Busking


Larry Edward Busking of Norman, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2019. He was born to Eulene Brunkhorst Busking and Herbert Louis Busking in Imperial, Nebraska on January 23, 1953. Larry was baptized into the Christian faith at Redeemer Lutheran Church on March 8, 1953. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran on April 11, 1967. Larry graduated (in a class of 11) from Palisade High School in May of 1971. He served in the United Stated Navy from August 1971 to August 1975 at which time he was honorably discharged. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1979. Larry was united in marriage to Debby Thompson on January 22, 1983 in Chillicothe, Missouri. Together Larry and Debby had three daughters and four grandchildren.

Larry was a people person and could spark up a conversation and make a friend wherever he went. He had a very calm demeanor and had words of wisdom for anyone who needed them. Larry loved reading, fishing and traveling. He enjoyed spending many hours on the water and some of his favorite were when his grandchildren were with him.

Larry was proceeded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Mary Thompson. Larry is survived by his wife, Debby of Norman, OK; daughter Amy Johnson and husband Luke of Elsie, NE; daughter Abby Ogg and husband Travis of Madrid, NE and daughter Kelsey of Norman, Ok. Larry is also survived by his sister Joyce Richter and husband Del of Hayes Center, NE; brother Keith Busking of Norman, OK; Father-in-law William Thompson of Chillicothe, MO; Brother-in-law Eddy Thompson and wife Sharon of Springfield, MO; Sister-in-law Angie Warren and husband Pat of Kansas City, MO and sister-in-law Carolyn and husband Dave of Breckenridge, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10:00a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Dwight Helt officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Memory of Larry Busking to the Norman Public Library System.
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Published on September 7, 2019
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Jeff Carlson
Sep 14, 2019
Pat and I send our condolences to Debby and the entire Busking family. We always enjoyed talking to Larry at the store and hope that you will find some comfort in your memories of him,
Kathryn Chaat
Sep 11, 2019
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Larry Edward Busking by Kathryn Chaat.  Send flowers
Sharon Hobbs
Sep 11, 2019
Debby and family, I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing and am praying daily for your comfort, strength, and peace. Although I did not know Larry well I sensed his peace and strength when I saw him and I know the hole he has left will be impossible to fill. I will continue to pray blessings and comfort for you all.
Max newberry
Sep 11, 2019
So sorry to hear about Larry. He was a good friend.
Bill Boettcher
Sep 10, 2019
My sincerest condolences for the passing of Larry was always such a gentleman from the time he sold me a riding mower years ago till the time he bought my first attempt at carving a limestone flower. Warmest regards to all the family.
DeLynn Gohl
Sep 09, 2019
Amy and Luke-- my deepest condolences to you and your family!! I have lots of memories of Larry at the grocery store and also at church. I will forever cherish them!!! My deepest sympathy!!
Amber Scarborough
Sep 09, 2019
I’ve known Larry every since we moved to Norman 7 years ago. We lived right down the road from the store and we always had a conversation. Larry gave me the honor of working for him at the store. He was an amazing man and I will never forget everything he did for my husband and I. His family is in my prayers.
Carol Corbly
Sep 09, 2019
Debbie and family, so sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful man and a great boss who loved his wife and family deeply. I remember him saying before he left the store to go home, "I've gotta go home to my bride."
Vickie Briscoe
Sep 09, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was so much fun to work for and was always so pleasant. Prayers for Debbie and his family.
Courtney Henderson
Sep 09, 2019
Mr. Busking will always be a treasured memory of my daughters' childhoods. Maya, Thea, and Senna Henderson loved going to his store to visit with him. We are all heartbroken by his passing. His warm smile and charm will be greatly missed.
Lisa Jorns-Galey
Sep 09, 2019
There are no words to express how sorry we all are! Larry was always so nice and friendly and wearing a smile! I will always remember him and how he was always so good to my son, Todd while he was working at Alameda Market. God Bless!
Rick and Sherry Mosley
Sep 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏
Jessica McLaughlin
Sep 08, 2019
I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. His customer service while owning Alameda Market was fantastic. I was lucky enough to have many amazing conversations with him. God bless his family and may he rest in piece.
Michael Hand
Sep 08, 2019
Larry always had a big smile to greet you when entering his store at Alameda east of 72nd. Great guy. It's hard to imagine so many good people are going so often. I guess that's what happens when you're getting older unfortunately. May God Bless his Family.
Susan Vaughn
Sep 08, 2019
Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Larry Edward Busking by Susan Vaughn.  Send flowers
Bill Bynum
Sep 08, 2019
When I would get gasoline and snacks and he was in the store he would always stop whatever he was doing and recognize me and say something. I bet his store is the last one where you pump your gas and then go pay for it. Says something about trust.
Phil DeBerry
Sep 08, 2019
I so much enjoyed my friendship with Larry! He always had that great smile and was always happy. God love him and you.
Sep 08, 2019
Larry was a great guy. He always had a smile on his face. I am blessed to have known him.
Fred Walden
Sep 08, 2019
Always like to go to the store on ALAMEDA , he always made me smile he will be missed. My thoughts go out to Debbie , so sorry. This makes me really sad.