Journalist, retired US Postal Service employee and local sports history expert
Larry Larkin is a 1965 graduate of Claremore High School, his family having moved from Tulsa to Claremore in 1963. He was born to parents Bill and Lois Larkin. An long time admirer of U.S. history since the time he learned to read, he has been a newspaper and a magazine correspondent writing historical articles following retirement from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier after 29 years of service.
Before that he was a reporter for the Claremore Progress for seven years. Larry’s primary responsibilities at the Progress was to cover Claremore High School sporting events and the Courthouse Activities. Larry is well-known around town as a local sports history buff and has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Claremore Athletic Hall of Fame. He was also a correspondent for the Tulsa Tribune and Tulsa World.
For more than 50 years Larry has collected western movie and TV memorabilia as well as comic books on the same
subject. A past vice president of the Friends of the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum, he is currently an interviewer for the Claremore Museum of History Voices of Claremore project.
Larry is married to the former Cher Lyn Hough, a 1967 Claremore graduate. Her parents were Alston And Dorothy Hough. They have two daughters – Laurie Larkin Titsworth and Christie Larkin Hendrix , six grandchildren, and two great-grandkids.