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Lawrence Warford

December 29, 1938 — September 22, 2023

Lawrence D. (Larry) Warford, 84, of Copley passed away Friday September 22, 2023. Larry was born to Gonzella Morton on December 29, 1938 in Richmond KY. Larry left home at an early age to work under Tom Moore in the Saddlebred horse industry, he traveled all over the world, California, Kansas, Illinois and even trained horses in Germany. In the early 80's, he established his own stable, West Star Stables, with the love of his life Pam. Larry was featured in the American Saddlebred Museum exhibit "Out of the Shadows" spotlighting black horsemen in Saddlebred history. With less than a high school diploma he created his own personal empire as a successful horseman and small businessman. He built his own training facility, created and ran a successful janitorial service, office moving business as well as a lawn service. Larry was always willing to help out a friend or family member in need, whether providing a job, helping them move, or providing knowledge about life. He enjoyed entertaining, working in his yard, barbecuing, listening to his music and buying hot Krispy Kreme donuts for his grandchildren on the weekend. His infectious smile which he passed on to all of his children and will be truly missed by his family, especially his grandchildren that lived near him, Zara, Maddox, Kadence, Gabi & Raquel.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Pamler 😊; sons, Johnny, Randal, Larry(Sonya), Michael (Susanne) and Daniel; daughters, Terry (Charles) Vicky( Kennard), Sharon and Jackie (Derek); siblings, Mary Mitchell and Walter Reed; and a host of grandchildren, great grand children and one great-great grandchild.

Services will be held Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 2pm Crusade Baptist Church 2982 Copley Rd. Akron, Ohio 44321. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Larry Warfords name to Saddlebred rescue at Donate - SaddleBred Rescue. Luncheon to follow at the church hall.

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Crusade Baptist Church

2982 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44321

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