In Loving Memory

Larry Ray Cruit

March 18, 1948 - February 24, 2019


Larry Ray Cruit, 70, a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Larry was a graduate of Baker High School and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked at International Paper Company for 27 years; Armstrong World Industries for 8 years and then at Omega Properties for 8 years. Larry loved the Lord, his big family and so many others from work over many years. He called his beloved in-laws, “his God sent family” and always said that he had married into a circus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Pauline George; Rayford and Ruth Cruit; father-in-law, Ed Cram; sister, Jan Cruit; cousins, uncles and aunts from Atmore, AL. Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cindy Cruit; his children, Jeff Cruit (Lisa) of Semmes, Keri Murdough (Dale) of Mobile and Greg Cruit (Ashlyn) of Mobile; his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Hunter, Jameson, Matthew, Christy, Hayden, Hannah, Jacy, Jonathan, Kymberlyn, Haley, Presley and Blake; sibling, Johnny Cruit, of Texas; as well as his extended family by marriage, who were his best friends, his mother-in-law, Betty Cram; brothers and sisters-in-law, Karen and Wayne Wallace, Wayne and Ann Cram, Rance and Elissa Cram, Rusty and Jana Cram, Robin and Keith Stanley, Tim and Leslie Cram, and Dawn and Joe Calvert; along with nieces, nephews, and previous family members as well as many friends, who will miss him dearly.

There was a private family home-going celebration on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. KAREN Cram Wallace

    Larry will be missed by many of us, family and friends. He was a very dedicated husband, father and PawPaw. He was an awesome brother-in-law and was really far more than his official title of in-law. He was an important piece of our family and like any puzzle if a piece is not there it can never be completed. Many people never had the privilege of knowing the fun side of Larry and only knew him as a very serious hard worker. We will remember the slot cars, going to the races and being introduced to fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. Larry had so many good qualities and principles which he tried to instill in his children and grandchildren. One of his dreams was to be a pilot in the U.S. Air Force but do to his bad eyesight he was not to meet this particular dream. He did serve his country from 1966 to 1970 and his first child/son was born in England during his tour of duty. Larry you will be missed by us but we will be able to continue sharing your life every time we are with your family. You are still loved and truly missed. Karen and Wayne (Wally).

  2. Jo Ann and George Kountz. Norman Vardaman

    Just found out about Larry, Cindy and family, you all are in my prayers. Larry was a good man that loved his family and will always be remembered as such. He was kind to everyone, he will be missed by all. You all have our deepest sympathy. Much love to each one.

  3. Jo Ann, George Kountz and Norman Vardaman

    Larry will be remembered as a kind man that loved his family. You all have our deepest sympathy. Will be praying for you all as days ahead will be hard . Much love to all.

  4. susy

    Praying for you all. Susy sand Family

  5. Paula Emmons McKinnell

    Cindy, praying for your family, that God will keep all in His loving arms during this time of sorrow.

  6. Rosemary Salter

    Cindy, We all send you and your family our sympathy. We think of you
    with warm feelings for times past, and with hope for the future.
    Otha, Rosemary, Carl ,Chris, Alan and Susy Salter


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