Lawrence Howard “Larry” Ogg was born in Tonkawa, on April 20, 1937. He went to the pearly gates driving his John Deere  Aug. 4, 2016.  He passed pleasantly into death after a lengthy illness.
He grew up on a farm in Tonkawa, and graduated from Ponca City High School.  He joined the Air Force and was promoted to the rank of Captain.  He served as Radio Equipment Operator and Navigator on an F-101 Voodoo in Turkey, Germany, and Montana.  In 1968 he moved to Irving, Texas to raise his family.  Larry worked as an Air Traffic Controller at the Ft. Worth center before being fired by President Reagan in 1981 for going on strike.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his lake cabin at Possum Kingdom. He operated his own business, Larry’s Welding, for almost 30 years.  Larry was a highly skilled master welder.  He retired to Ardmore, where he enjoyed gardening, wood working and his dogs for 12 years before returning to Texas.  
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marce Ogg; his sons George Ogg and his wife Lita, Lin Ogg and his wife Laura; daughter Donna Kay Vannes and husband, Garet. He leaves behind; 10 grandkids and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lillian; also his sister-in-law, Carolyn Keeney and husband, Don, of Ardmore; brother-in-law, Mike Balcer and wife, Pat, and several nieces and nephews  who affectionately referred to him as Uncle Meathead.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 10 at St Marys of the IOOF Cemetery in Ponca City.  A celebration of life will be 2 p.m.  Saturday August 13 at Angelo’s in Irving, Texas.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Future Farmers of America  at, the Alzheimers Association at or the Choroideremia Research Foundation at The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m.  Tuesday at theHarvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
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Services are conducted by the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, Ardmore.