Larry George Evenson, born December 21, 1936, in South Dakota, was called home on July 31, 2023, in Arizona. Left to carry on his traditions and legacy, are his 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Larry was blessed with an amazing life, filled with exciting adventures around the globe. He had many friends and loved his family. After 65 years in the Classic Car business, Larry retired to spend time with his family. Known as " The T-Bird man", he graced the cover of the book Thunderbird. A tribute to his award winning yellow 1955 Ford Thunderbird that he built by hand and won countless trophies for, "best in show." He built his successful business Concours Parts and Accessories and sold the business in 2022. His crowning glory and American dream live on.
Larry had many hobbies and interests. He was a Master Sargent in the US Army National Guards. When he wasn't attending Classic car events or judging car shows he was flying his plane. He loved boating, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, antiquing, art, architecture, decorating, shooting pool, motorcycles, car racing, traveling, music and Bulldogs!
Larry also donated a red 1957 Thunderbird to Fire Fighter John McLaughlin, the last man to be pulled from the rubble in the 911 Twin Towers fire. A testament to his giving nature.
Larry was a real character with unique qualities, a quick sense of humor and a true zest for life. He lived life to the fullest, carefree, happy-go-lucky, outgoing, and always giving 110%. There will never be another Larry Evenson. We are all better people for having known this wonderful and talented man and we are so grateful that we had him in our lives.
In the last year of his amazing life, he was seen zooming around in his 2022 Jaguar F1 Type, wind in his hair, smile on his face listening to Sinatra’s, "Fly Me to The Moon".
It was Larry's desire to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered in the ocean by the pier he fished on as a boy in Newport Beach California.
You are loved, you are missed, you are remembered.