Larry Doss McGill, 72

Larry Doss McGill of Deport died June 3, 201 in Houston.  He was born in Clardy, Texas on July 17, 1938.  He was the son of Patrick Henry McGill and Sammie Ann (Short) McGill.  His parents preceded him in death in 1961 and 1973 respectively.

He graduated from Deport High School in 1956.  He was an accountant for Texaco, Inc in Dallas from 1956 until 1962.  He graduated from PJC in 1964 and Texas A&M Commerce in 1966.  He joined the Army Reserve in 1960 and spent six months on active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  He remained in the Army Reserves for six years and received an honorable discharge in 1966.  He received his CPA in 1974.

Larry went to work for the Internal Revenue Service in Dallas in 1966 as an agent and retired from IRS in 1998.  He was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Sachse and was a mason.

He is survived by a daughter, Toshia Guthrie and husband Todd of Houston; sisters Joyce Pennington and husband Bill of Houston; Patsy Hulett  of Lubbock; and Virginia Damron of Garland; brothers, Gaylon and wife Maxine of Daingerfield and David and wife, Darlene of Mesquite.  Also special friends John Anderson, Buford Gamblin, and Glenn Whitsell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Juanita, Clara Joy and Wanda Cavender and a brother, Delbert Glen, who was killed in the Philippines in WWII.


Services will be held at Wood Funeral Homes Chapel in Deport on Monday, June 6 at 2:00pm with The Reverend Dan Gilliam and Lay Speaker, Marcy McGill officiating  Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in Deport.



  1. George and Frances Joan Deibert says:

    So hard to believe my good friend Larry is gone…..we were not only co-workers at IRS, but neighbors in Garland. Didn’t see much of Larry after he retired, mostly at funerals which makes his death somewhat harded to accept.

    Please know that our thoughts and friends are with the family. God Bless you and know that he was well liked and respected by his IRS friends!

  2. Galand Brunson says:

    I am very sad to here that Larry is gone. Larry was truly a great friend and fun to be around. He was a very caring and dedicated person. Larry worked in my CEP Group. As a new manager I found it very comforting to be able to leverage his strong technical background to advise me on technical issues and procedures. He was always willing to help. He was liked by all that worked with him and well respected by the taxpayers he examined. I know I am a better person for having the opportunity to know and work with Larry. Larry will truly missed.

    We are all praying for the family and friends during this trying times. God bless you.

  3. David Bickley says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He has been a true friend since 1964. We graduated college and joined IRS together. We were roommates for some time during our first years with IRS. He was one of the best friends I’ve ever been fortunate to have. I could always count on him to help out whenever I asked.

    My thoughts are with the family in their time of loss.

  4. First Baptist Church, Daingerfield, sends love and prayers to the McGill Family!

  5. Martha (Baker) Hill says:

    Today is June 14th, and I just found out about Larry’s death today. Virginia was one of my very best friends, and the Mcgill family was special to me. I want you all to know that I would have been there if I had only known. I’ll never forget the times I have spent at the McGills, and they are such good memories. Larry was always so friendly, and such a good, sweet young boy when I knew him. My sympathy goes out to each of you.

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