Memorial services for Lawrence David Israel, 41, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma are scheduled for 6:30 pm Tuesday November 21, 2017, at Green Country Funeral Home.
Lawrence Israel was born May 12, 1976, in Medford, Oregon to Phillip and Evelyn Israel. He passed away on November 17, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 41.
Larry grew up with his family living throughout the western and mid western states. At the age of twelve the family settled in Tahlequah where he attended school at Briggs and Tahlequah.
Larry enjoyed the waters of Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River. But nothing could compare to his time playing and swimming with his grand babies whom he loved more than life itself.
Larry loved to go diving and taught Tanner how to dive also.
Before getting his plumbing license, Larry worked at Tahlequah Lumber for 10 years. He then went to work for Kinsey Plumbing and then Cherokee Nation Entertainment.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Keith Israel.
Larry is survived by his wife Cathy of the home; two step children, Josh Keys and wife Becky of Lost City; and Stefanie Ballad and husband David of Tahlequah; five grandchildren, Tanner, Wyatt, Zane, Zoey and Zayleigh; two brothers, Josh Israel and wife Pam of Porter, Oklahoma, and Kevin Israel and wife Evelyn of Stilwell, Oklahoma; and sisters, Kelly Jones of Berryhill, Oklahoma, and Kim Israel of Washington state; as well as many other friends and loved ones.
Published on November 17, 2017