Larry Waylon Radke
2/6/1951 - 6/22/2018

  • Larry W. Radke, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018. He was born February 6, 1951 in Waco, Texas to Lonnie Radke and Evelene Cepak Radke. Larry grew up in Bellmead and graduated from LaVega High School in 1969. After graduation, Larry joined the Army. Following his career in the Army, Larry joined the Waco Police Department and worked there until 1981. He worked for Pure Milk and later returned to police work in 1991. He worked at Lorena PD until he went on to become Chief of Police for McLennan Community College, where he served for 27 years until he retired February 2018. When Larry was not on his weekly visits to Hooters with his best friend, Daryl Lusk, he enjoyed building cars and drag racing. Larry also enjoyed his time sitting on the front porch with Tom Frost and D.L. Chambers. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved spending time with each of them. Larry is preceded in death by parents, Lonnie and Evelene Radke and stepmothers, Venita Radke and Margie Radke.He is survived by his children, Anthony, Nick; and their mother, Doreen; Ryan and Alyson and their mother, Kim; Nickís wife, Crystal and their children Grace, James, Joseph, and Bennett; Ryanís wife, Miranda and their son Klay; and Alysonís husband, Austin Feltgen. He also had a sister Doris and a brother Gary.Visitation will be held at Bellmead Funeral Home from 6-8pm on Wednesday, June 27. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28 at McLennan Community College Conference Center at 11am with graveside service immediately following at Waco Memorial.In lieu of flowers, please consider donations be made to McLennan Community College General Scholarship Fund in memory of Larry Radke.
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