Larry D Schlicher

April 21, 1943 ~ January 30, 2023

Larry D. Schlicher, 79, life-long resident of St. Louis, Missouri passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2023. He was born on April 21, 1943, to the late Edward and Odette (Schmeltz) Schlicher in St. Louis, Missouri. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brother, Walter Schlicher.

He is survived by 2 daughters; Angela (Ryan) Neal and Carla (Swarup) Gupta and grandchildren; Meghan, Isabelle, Jacob, Alyssa and Isaac.

After graduating from Lane Tech High School in St. Louis MO in 1963, Larry went on to open his own cabinetry shop, L&C Wood, located in Webster Groves which he owned for almost 20 years. He was involved in Alcoholics Anonymous for almost 48 years and helped countless number of people live sober lives. He always celebrated milestones with those in the program by counting their days of sobriety.  On the day of his death, he had enjoyed 17, 469 days of sobriety.  He was a stubborn old man, but he had a big heart and loved people dearly.  He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. 

Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM in Potosi, Missouri at the Southern Baptist Church. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Harris House Foundation of St. Louis MO (

Arrangements are under the direction of CZ Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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  1. I saw his heart in his rugged exterior not so much in how he acted, but his concern for those that were around him. He was deeply committed to AA, and helped me greatly when I was around him. I can still hear him today in his deep voice when I would first see him, "What are you doing goofball," he would say, followed by his laughter with his eyes shining bright.

    I'll miss him and my sincerest sympathy to the family and the rest of his great friends.

  2. I have know 35 years, we were great friends, I was his insurance agent, we did prison together & countless other events. We celebrated our sober birthdays together every April. He would have 48 years & I 36 years. He will be greatly missed by countless people. I have countless memories of my time with Larry, and I’m sure he’ll be welcomed in the big meeting in the sky.

  3. I’ve know Larry for 20 years. I met him at a halfway house in Farmington, MO. He got me into service work as soon as I met him. He said you need to give back. You have a story that will help a lot of women. He was right. I’ve been so blessed with all the women in my life. 
    I will miss you Larry. I always looked forward to seeing him at the Five Corners. I have 7,167 day. Thank you for all your help! R.I.P my friend. Prayers to all and big hugs!

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