Larry Wayne Musslewhite, a beloved firefighter for Rocky Mountain National Park in CO, passed away on July 14, 2023, in Tucson. He was born on September 21, 1959, in Denver, CO. Larry leaves behind a legacy of selflessness and courage as he saved countless lives throughout his career.
Larry's passion for his job was evident to all who knew him. He dedicated his life to protecting others and serving his community. Larry's bravery in the face of danger was exceptional, and he never hesitated to put himself at risk to ensure the safety of others. His heroism will forever be remembered by those whose lives he touched.
Beyond Larry's professional accomplishments as a firefighter, he took great pride in his role as a loving father to his four children. The bond between Larry and his children, Johnny, Jeffrey, Courtney, and Ashley, was immeasurable. He cherished every moment spent with them and instilled in them the values of integrity and compassion.
Larry had a jovial nature that could light up any room. Known for his playful sense of humor, he always had a joke or a funny story ready to bring a smile to anyone's face. His impressions of Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd were legendary among family and friends. Larry had an extraordinary ability to make everyone around him feel joyous.
In addition to his infectious humor, Larry possessed an artistic talent for drawing cartoons. This hobby brought him immense happiness and allowed him to express his creativity. Larry's cartoons were not only entertaining but also provided an outlet for him to share his unique perspective on life.
Throughout his life, Larry embraced the belief that there is good in everyone. He had an uncanny ability to see the best in others and always offered a helping hand when it was needed most. His generosity knew no bounds, and he would go above and beyond to lend support or make someone's day a little brighter.
Larry's proudest accomplishments encompassed his loving family and his admirable career as a firefighter. He was deeply grateful for the unwavering support of his mother, Alma Musslewhite, and his late father, Gene Musslewhite. Larry found immense joy in spending time with his four grandchildren and cherished the special bond he shared with each of them.
He leaves behind his beloved brother, Lenny, and sister, Tricia, as well as numerous friends who will miss his infectious laughter and uplifting spirit.
Larry Wayne Musslewhite will be remembered as a hero, a comedian, an artist, and most importantly, a loving father. His selfless acts of bravery will forever inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him. Though he may no longer be with us physically, Larry's memory will live on in our hearts, forever reminding us to find humor in life's challenges and to extend kindness to all we encounter.
A celebration of Larry's life and legacy will be held at a later date to honor the remarkable person he was and the indelible mark he left on all of us.