Larry Terrell Karnes, a retired Maryland state trooper, died of cancer Nov. 25 at his Seaford, Del., home. The former Glen Burnie resident was 64.
Born in Princeton, W.Va., he was the son of Houston Karnes Sr. and Geraldine Mitchell Karnes. He served in the Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974.
In 1977, he became a state trooper and spent many years at the Forestville Heights Barracks in Prince George's County. He also worked in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Program at the Upper Marlboro scales on Route 301. He retired in 2004 with the rank of trooper first class.
He was honored in 2000 by The Baltimore Sun as a trooper of the year. In 1980, the Prince George's chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars named him its trooper of the year.
Mr. Karnes lived in Glen Burnie for more than 40 years before moving to Ridgely and later Seaford.
A hunter and marksman, he also gardened and spent time at Nags Head, N.C. As a young man he competed in demolition derbies and worked on automobiles. He was a member of the Glen Burnie Moose Lodge 1456.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Parsell Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., in Bridgeville, Del.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, the former Tammy A. Beverly; three daughters, Lori Noel of Charles Town, W.Va., Kelly Blades of Glen Burnie and Crystal Karnes of Seaford; a brother, Houston "Sonny" Karnes Jr. of Pasadena; and two grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun