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“We want to thank all of you for your comments, condolences and prayers during the difficult time of the passing of our father. It means so much to...Read More »
1 of 66 | Posted by: Cindy Landers - Northport, AL

“May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones. ”
2 of 66 | Posted by: Stacy'

“To the family of Mr. Lary: Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers; and for sure, our Heavenly Father who will be with you always and...Read More »
3 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“May the hearer of our prayers grant you peace from above For he cares for you ”
4 of 66 | Posted by: J - GA

“May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones. ”
5 of 66 | Posted by: Stacy

“My sincere condolences to Frank's family. Frank and Al were very kind to me when I was a kid. They took me out hunting and were very patient with...Read More »
6 of 66 | Posted by: John Lary - Charleston, SC

“So Sorry to read about the loss of your loved one. Death is never easy regardless of ones age and Psalms 90: 10 shows how he lived a long life of...Read More »
7 of 66 | Posted by: Betty Armour-Fowler - Chicago, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to deal with.May God's comfort bring relief and may you feel comforted...Read More »
8 of 66 | Posted by: G M - LA, CA

“I remember going to his home on several occasions and awing at the staircase made of baseball bats. Peace and love to his children with whom I grew...Read More »
9 of 66 | Posted by: Patty Sprayberry - Tuscaloosa, AL

“I started following the Tigers in the late 1950's. I had two heroes, and Frank was one of them. He pitched the first game I saw at Tiger Stadium. I...Read More »
10 of 66 | Posted by: John Paton - Port Huron, MI

“Great memories of listening to the Yankee Killer on WJR am radio with my father on our dairy farm in rural northern Pennsylvania... after the evening...Read More »
11 of 66 | Posted by: Roger Rockwell Canton

“One of my favorite Tigers when I was growing up in Toledo. I wish that he had been on the 1968 team that won in all! ”
12 of 66 | Posted by: Richard Apling - Tucson, AZ

“The World of Baseball loss a great player. May God grant Frank Lary family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow. Psalm 34;18,19 ”
13 of 66 | Posted by: M Scott - MD

“Mr. Lary really mastered the art of defeating the Yankees in the 1950s and early 1960s,he was always at his best when he faced the Yankees!I watched...Read More »
14 of 66 | Posted by: Peter Cullen - Clifton, NJ


15 of 66 | Posted by: Karan Wider - Columbus, OH

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
16 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Lary family and friends. May the words in Ecclesiastes 9:5 comfort you to know that he is resting in peace. May God give you...Read More »
17 of 66 | Posted by: ..

“To the family of Frank Lary:Very sorry for your loss. It is at a time like this that we can turn to the promises found at Isai5:25 to find comfort,...Read More »
18 of 66 | Posted by: J W - Petersburg, VA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
19 of 66 | Posted by: B

“Offering my deepest sympathy to the family. Larry will be missed very much. Keep his memories close at heart. Michigan ”
20 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr Lary had so many fans who loved him and we thank his family for letting him share his talent with us. May the Almighty God of comfort be with the...Read More »
21 of 66 | Posted by: Sally - Painesville, OH

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
22 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember Frank Lary pitching for the Tigers when I was growing up in Redford Township, Michigan.Frank Lary, Jim Bunning Phil Regan and all the...Read More »
23 of 66 | Posted by: Dale Perry - Airway Heights, WA

“Saw him pitch against Red Sox in the early years. Quite the pitcher.RIP. Great man. ”
24 of 66 | Posted by: Ron Sayles - Alton, NH

“With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish his precious memories. May you find comfort in the God of...Read More »
25 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“A great pitcher a great person and a great friend. He taught me so much about pitching when we were with the DETROIT TIGERS,,,YOU WILL BE MISSED.... ”
26 of 66 | Posted by: PHIL REGAN - PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

“My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time. Psalms 29...Read More »
27 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Sincere condolences. May you turn to the God of tender mercies who is also the hearer of prayer.J TChicago ”
28 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I was born in Detroit in 1947 and left in 1965 so I was able to follow Frank's career with the Tigers. He, along with Al Kaline and Norm Cash were...Read More »
29 of 66 | Posted by: Tim Slongo - Indianapolis, IN

“Truly saddened to hear the news about Frank Lary. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43 ”
30 of 66 | Posted by: - Bronx, NY

“My deepest condolence to all the Family, may the God of comfort provide you with peace of mind as we await the time when our loved ones asleep in...Read More »
31 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. ”
32 of 66 | Posted by: M M - GA

“Godspeed Frank, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. ”
33 of 66 | Posted by: Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ

“My sweet friends , I am so sad about your daddy , I have so many fun memories of me being at your house growing up . I just now saw this and please...Read More »
34 of 66 | Posted by: Dinah Young Tate - Tuscaloosa, AL

“My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Lary family. May Almighty God provide comfort and strength during this most challenging time. Frank was...Read More »
35 of 66 | Posted by: A Caring Neighbor

“To Mr. Lary's wife, children, other family members and friends. May you be comforted by God's at 1 Corthians 15: 26.With deepest sympathies, ”
36 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember sneaking into Tiger Stadium when Frank Lary would be pitching. I especially remember 1961 as a ver special year. The neighborhood kids...Read More »
37 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Having grown up on Mitt Lary Road and being friends with Gary I knew almost all of the Lary family. Have to truly say they looked out for my brother...Read More »
38 of 66 | Posted by: Michael Hill

“Offering condolences for your loss. May your cherished memories and God's loving kindness (Psalms 37:11) help to console your hearts always. ”
39 of 66 | Posted by: Betty-NC

“I was born in Detroit in 1939 and had such fond memories of Frank. The Detroit fans loved him for his determination, talent and good manners.I think...Read More »
40 of 66 | Posted by: Tony Papalas - Greenville, NC

“We are so sorry for the loss of Frank. ”
41 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“First baseball game I attended as a 9 year old in 1956 Frank pitched. I wondered periodically over the years where Frank lived so I could send him a...Read More »
42 of 66 | Posted by: Louis Vales

“Our prayers and deepest sympathy. ”
43 of 66 | Posted by: Bill and Gayle Elliott - AL

“It's nice to see he played for the White Sox for awhile and his baseball career was a success. May it comfort family and friends to know that Frank...Read More »
44 of 66 | Posted by: L Eng - Chicago

“I'm so sorry for your loss.May the God who provides comfort,comfort y'all through this most difficult time. And may the words of Revelations21:3;4...Read More »
45 of 66 | Posted by: Stephanie Wilson - Nashville, TN

“Thinking of the Lary Family at this time. My deepest condolences to you. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding comfort your heart's...Read More »
46 of 66 | Posted by: L - FL

“sorry for your loss. another great detroit legend has gone to heaven.john connecticut. ”
47 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences to the Lary family and friends. ”
48 of 66 | Posted by: - NC

“At the end of a life is a legacy of love and memories. Hold tight to those memories and allow the God of comfort to strengthen and comfort your...Read More »
49 of 66 | Posted by: McGhee - GA

“God's peace to the Lary family in this season of their sorrow. When I was 12 years old, Frank quickly became my favorite Detroit pitcher and I've...Read More »
50 of 66 | Posted by: Dawn Roberts - Oscoda, MI

“Gary, I'm saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was one of my sport's heroes growing up. My mom and dad always spoke very highly of him. I still...Read More »
51 of 66 | Posted by: Danny Sutton - Pride, LA

“May the God of comfort be with the family at this time. ”
52 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Frank Lary: So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one, Frank. His contributions to sports will be forever cherished. May...Read More »
53 of 66 | Posted by: JMS

“Truly saddened to hear the news about Frank Larry. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43 ”
54 of 66 | Posted by: - Bronx, NY

“Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lary family. I pray that you have God's peace to comfort you now and in the days ahead. And may your...Read More »
55 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere condolences to the Lary family, friends and colleagues. May you find comfort in the words of the greatest man who ever lived:Lazarus,...Read More »
56 of 66 | Posted by: JS Woodson - Baton Rouge, LA

“We'll miss you ! ”
57 of 66 | Posted by: Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
58 of 66 | Posted by: Virginia and Chester Henderson - AL

“Sincere condolences to the Larry family for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain each of you during your time of mourning. ”
59 of 66 | Posted by: A friend

“I personally will never let go of what I was taught,or what has been instilled in me, by my uncle frank.. along with all of my uncles, and my father...Read More »
60 of 66 | Posted by: Jeff Lary - LARYVILLE USA, AL

“You will be missed at my beauty shop You were the biggest star and celebrity that I ever had the pleasure to Groom Sir. One of a kind gentleman ! ”
61 of 66 | Posted by: susan sudduth - Northport Hwy 43, AL

“My dad and him were friends during high school and college. I got to know a little in the nineties, I printed him some baseball cards. I'm thankful...Read More »
62 of 66 | Posted by: Ted Roberts - Northport

“It was an honor to meet one of Alabama's finest and deliver mail to this very sweet man. I learned a lot about his accomplishments over the past 11...Read More »
63 of 66 | Posted by: Sandra Hunter - Northport, AL

“May God comfort you all with the precious memories and surround you with his love through this time and always. Renea Henson ”
64 of 66 | Posted by: Renea Henson - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Frank was known by baseball fans as "The Yankee Killer" and was a great pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. To me though he was always a kind, wonderful...Read More »
65 of 66 | Posted by: Joe Lary - Tuscaloosa, AL

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father,...Read More »
66 of 66 | Posted by: AB


Frank S. Lary
NORTHPORT | Frank S. Lary, age 87 of Northport, died December 13, 2017 at Northport Medical Center. Services will be held on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at Magnolia Chapel North. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm before the service with Magnolia Chapel North directing. Burial will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Joseph Milton and Margaret Emma Rench Lary; brothers, Joe, James, Raymond, Ed, Al and Gene Lary.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Kathryn Lary, daughters ;Nita Johnson (Michael), Cindy Landers (Mark), and Angie Lancaster (Bruce) sons; Frank Lary, Jr. (Becky), Gary Lary, Les Evans (Barbara), sister in laws; Maurice Lary, Mary Ann Lary, Jean Lary Propst and 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren.

Frank was a standout pitcher who made his name as the Detroit Tigers' "Yankee Killer" throughout his 12 - year major league career. He attended Tuscaloosa County High School and pitched for the University of Alabama Baseball team, helping the Crimson Tide to the 1950 college world series, pitching two winning games. Frank was an American League all-star in both 1960 and 1961. Frank served his country in the military during the Korean War. After returning to his baseball career, he was best known for his outstanding performances against the New York Yankees in an era that featured players like Micky Mantle, Yogi Berra and Roger Maris. He was the first pitcher in 50 years to beat the New York Yankees seven straight games in a run of 21 wins and 7 losses. His best season was in 1961, when he was all-star, winning a Golden glove award as the best fielding pitcher. Frank was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1978 and was voted to the Alabama All Century Team. From as early age Frank loved music. He played in the Lary Brothers Band and had the opportunity to play at the Grand Ole Opry several times. Frank retired from the Tuscaloosa County Road and Bridge department in 1990. Over the years, Frank and his wife Mary, went to card shows, Baseball Fantasy Camps and he played in several Old Timers games. He loved Alabama Football and didn't miss watching the Detroit Tigers baseball games He was an incredible man who lived an extraordinary life, and will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be Mark Landers, Jason Landers, Zeb Landers, Luke Landers, Butch Lary, Joe Lary, Eddie Lary, Bruce Lancaster and Ray Glenn. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Johnson, Barton Lary, Blake Lary, Jeff Lary, Arnie Lary.

Special thank to caregivers Georgia Scott, Ann Hankins, Judy Dodson, Amedisys Home Health.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Eagles Wings, Inc. @ 12379 Eagles Wings Drive, Coker, Alabama 35452.