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Larry A. Qualls

May 22, 1945 - September 21, 2022


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    Dolores and Allen Howard says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Patty, i know you will miss your big brother. We truly enjoyed our time with him on our cruise. Rest in peace Larry. “Sunny Beaches”

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    Dolores and Allen Howard says

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Patty, i know you will miss your big brother. We truly enjoyed our time with him on our cruise. Rest in peace Larry. “Sunny Beaches”

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    Mark Mabrey says

    Larry was a dedicated friend that always helped those that he cared for and went above and beyond to help others that he barley knew. I will miss him and his little smirk of a smile when he knew he had you. RIP my friend. Thank you for all you did for me during my career. I hate to see you go!

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    Patty Vanzant says

    Sincerest condolences to the Qualls family, RIP Larry !

    Patty (Young) Vanzant

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    Keith Parker says

    I knew Larry for many year ,he was a good guy and will be missed, condolence’s to the family!

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    Evansville Eyecare says

    Chad, Kristi, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Dr. Kim Haywood-Pfender and the team at Evansville Eyecare

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    Patti Nelson says

    I throughly loved working for Larry. He was such a good man. He will be missed. Prayers for comfort and peace to his family.

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    Retired EPD Detective Guy Minnis says

    I loved Larry. He was a great man and a great Police Officer. I was so fortunate to work with him on the EPD. GOD bless Larry and his family and friends. Thank you Larry, for being Larry. You will be sorely missed.

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    Cindy Woods says

    I knew him from Reitz high school. He did his best to keep us in line. Most of the time he did. Sometimes he let us off easy. A real sincere man. Prayers for his family. May he text in Peace.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Bruce Bates says

    To all the Qualls family, our heartfelt condolences and blessings to each of you.

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    Vande says

    Scott, Chad, and Seth, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Larry was a great man. I admired his integrity, his sense of humor, and his love for you boys. You were the joy in his life and I know you will miss him terribly. Your dad and I spent many wonderful hours traveling on our Harleys and he was the most patient person when it came to helping me gain confidence when I was learning to ride. I will miss going by his house and always smiling and saying “Hi Larry”. I am sorry I will be unable to attend his services as I am helping my daughter in Denver as their family goes through some medical issues. I will be there in love.

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    Felicia says

    I enjoy police officer Qualls at Central 1979-1982. He was kind and fair. Funny and caring. Great man. Felicia Matthews

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    Kathy Hale says

    You always brought a smile to my face every morning! May you rest in peace!! Kathy Hale bethel manor

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    Joyce Bush says

    Larry had a big heart. I was Larry Assistant at Azar.He always had me laughing and I could barely get my work done. He really had a huge sense of humor. He never met a stranger. Rest on Larry….you are in a better place with no more suffering a nd pain.
    Will truly miss your humor and respect you had for others.

    Joyce Bush

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Larry Allan Qualls, 77, of Evansville, IN, went home to be with the Lord on September 21, at Heart to Heart Hospice Care. He was born in Evansville to the late Albert (AG) and Dorothy Qualls.  Larry grew up at the bottom of Reitz Bowl near the “Double Dip” and has lived on the Westside all his life.  He graduated from Reitz in 1963.  He and his family have been football season ticket holders for many years.

Larry lived a full life enjoying his family, his careers, and his hobbies.  He was a member of the Evansville Police Department for 29 years, where he was a part of the first Liaison Program to put police officers in the schools. After retirement, he became the Security Director for Aztar.

One of his hobbies was working on cars.  He rebuilt a ’35 Chevy from the frame up.  He was a founding member of E’ville Iron Street Rod Club.  Larry, known as the “Howard Cosell” of the Westside, volunteered as the announcer at Evansville Junior Football League where he watched his three sons play.

Larry was associated with Berean Bible Church. He was a member of Lessing Masonic Lodge #464, Hadi Shrine, Swords of Bunker Hill, Westside Sportsman’s Club, and the FOP.

During his last year of care, the family would like to thank the caretakers at Encompass Health Deaconess, Heritage Center, Wyndmoor, Bethel Manor, and Heart to Heart Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Heart to Heart Hospice at 601 E Walnut, Evansville, IN 47713.

Larry is survived by his children Scott Qualls, Chad Qualls (Kristi), and Seth Qualls (Caitlin Purkhiser); grandchildren Evan, Kate, Dylan, Jillian; siblings Patty Qualls and Kenny Qualls (Tammy); nieces and nephews Russell Qualls, Andrea Broerman (Ethan), Angela Nelson (Brian); many extended family and friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Albert (AG) and Dorothy Qualls.

Visitation will be from 1pm until the time of Shriner’s at 3:15pm followed by Masonic Service at 3:30pm and Funeral Service beginning at 4pm on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Sunset Funeral Home.