33 OCTOBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® www.starironworks.com 257 Caroline Street Punxsutawney, PA 15767 800-927-0560 • 814-427-2555 Fax: 814-427-5164 SERVINGTHECONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Serving the Drilling Industry In Memoriam Larry Wayne LaBorde (1958~2022) Larry Wayne LaBorde lost a 16-year battle with heart disease doing what he loved on August 30, 2022, at his office in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born in Shreveport and graduated from First Baptist Church School in 1976. He married his best friend and love of his life, Donna “Puddy” Johnson, the next year. With her support, he went on to get his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 1979, then began his career in the family business, Continental Drilling & Service, which was founded by his father O.C. LaBorde. His civic involvements and leadership roles were many and varied. He believed knowledge and enlightenment should be shared freely among all people. He was a founding member and president emeritus of the McNeil Street Pumping Station, member of Joppa Lodge 362, raised a master mason with all of his four brothers together, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of Knights of St. Andrew, lifelong member of the North Shreveport Lions Club, member of the El Karubah Shrine, founding member and first president of Fellowship United Methodist Church, member and past chairman of the Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation, past president of Louisiana Ground Water Association, member of National Ground Water Association, past president of Groundwater Institute, past commodore of Shreveport Yacht Club, and served multiple terms on the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Committee for the regulation and control of water well drilling. Larry always enjoyed sharing stories, pondering odd topics, and above all else, helping others laugh. He and Puddy were inseparable companions in everything - racing sailboats nationally, flying airplanes, traveling the world, and making friends everywhere they went. After turning a childhood hobby of coin collecting into a successful bullion trading business, Silver Trading Company he founded in 2001, each new deal became an opportunity to develop and cultivate friendships with interesting people all over the world. As long as Puddy was with him, there was not an adventure or travel destination that was off limits. Left to cherish his memory are Puddy; his children Christopher (Florence) and Elizabeth (Karl); grandchildren Leeda, Genevieve, Oscar, and Johnson; brothers Robert (Robin), Rick (Elizabeth), Jonathan (Colleen), Peyton (Kari); sisters-in-law Amo (Charles); Patti; and Susan; as well as many nieces and nephews. The management and staff of WWDR extend their sincere condolences to their family, friends, and associates. Lest we forget . . .