Lawrence “Larry” Arthur Russell (October 03, 1939 - February 04, 2022)

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Lawrence “Larry” Arthur Russell
  • October 03, 1939
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  • February 04, 2022

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Larry Russell, 82 from New Smyrna Beach peacefully passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 3, 1939 to Lonnie Russell and Ruth Marrin.
He attended Keyport High School in New Jersey. He was a running back for the football team.

He married Rose Marie Macharyas, whom he met on the Coney Island Boardwalk in New York, in 1957.

Larry was a conductor for the Jersey Central Railroad. He later moved his family to New Smyrna Beach in 1972 where he was a conductor for the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in Sanford, Florida. He also worked as a freelance carpenter. He later followed his passion for motorcycles and attended the American Motorcycle Institute in Daytona Beach. He graduated at the top of his class and was later hired as an instructor at the school. In 1980, he fulfilled his lifelong dream and opened his own motorcycle repair shop. It became Russell’s Cycle Care.

He stayed very active throughout his life. He was the founder and president of the Branded Motorcycle Club in New Jersey. He competed in amateur boxing. He coached his son’s little league sport’s teams. He loved motorcycling and criss-crossed the country several times, along with Rose Marie. He was an avid member of the Harley Owner’s Group’s New Smyrna Beach chapter. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and even had their logo tattooed on his arm. He loved playing pool and was on a few leagues, where his team nearly made the championships in Las Vegas several times.

He loved his family and was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is proceeded in death by his father, Lonnie Russell, his mother, Ruth Marrin and his brother James Russell. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; sons Jim, Randy (Lisa), and Lonny (Tabitha); grandkids Veronica, Lonny, Kelly, and Laityn (Chad); siblings Linda, Carol, Diane, William, and Debbie.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Larry at the Jim White Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 at 471 Old Mission Road in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, February 26th at 3 p.m. Flowers are appreciated or please make a donation to your own favorite charity in Larry’s remembrance.


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  1. Tim & Debbie Nolan and Family says:
    25 Feb 2022
    We were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. I have known Larry for over 30 years, he never failed to make me laugh every time we saw each other. He's one of those people that you will never forget in your life after you've met him. Sincere thoughts and prayers for your whole family.

  2. Tim & Debbie Nolan and Family says:
    25 Feb 2022
    We were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. I've known Larry for over 30 years, he never failed to make me laugh every time we saw each other. It has been truly a joy and an honor to know him. He's one of those people that you never forget in your life after you've met him. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

  3. Dorlisa, David & Kevin Pogany says:
    16 Feb 2022
    Our prayers go out to the Russell Family during this difficult time. May the memories you share help keep you strong. Laugh together. Cry together and remember he'll always be in your heart. He was very proud of his family and loved you all dearly!

  4. Steve Ungermah says:
    15 Feb 2022
    My sincere condolences to Rose Marie, Jim, Randy and Lonnie and the rest of his family and friends. I knew Larry for over 30 years and enjoyed the rides I went on with him and others back in the Cycle Care days. R I P Larry⚘

  5. Josh Tank says:
    15 Feb 2022
    Larry was a great man. I’m glad I had the privilege to know him. May he Rest In Peace and forever ride on.

  6. Melissa Richards says:
    15 Feb 2022
    Larry you were one of a kind. I was very lucky to have met you and your family many years ago. You were a light that will continue to shine for a long time. Many prayers going up for the Russell family. Rest with the angels (or ride!) We'll see you on the other side.

  7. Brad Smith posted an image:
    15 Feb 2022
    Larry at his best!
    Larry at his best!

  8. Brad Smith says:
    15 Feb 2022
    Rest In Peace my brother! You were the friend/brother that everyone needs! Always there with a big smile, a warm hug or a ridiculous story! Warm, welcoming and sincere, that was Larry! We will always remember you and thank God for your friendship!
    Brother it pains me to say this but”go Cowboys “!❤️

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