Larry Joseph Vegas I


Larry Joseph Vegas I, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long terminal illness. He was born in Larose, Louisiana, on May 8, 1952, to John and Florence Vegas, where he grew up learning the shrimping boat business with his family. He became a Mississippi resident in the 1980s, where he raised his children and made friends for a lifetime. He served the Baldwyn community as a carpenter for over 15 years. He was also a local shrimp dealer. In his retirement, he worked part time for Hot Shot truck and transport service, where he delivered parts for shipyards. He enjoyed being outside, listening to old music, reading his Bible, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Vegas I; mother, Florence Vegas; and brothers, Percy Marie and William Vegas. 

He is survived by his brother, John Vegas II of Houma, LA; sister, Pearly Jacobs of Pensacola, Fla.; daughters, Leah Vegas Houma, LA. and Demi Roberts (Jamie) of Baldwyn; son, Larry Joseph “L.J.” Vegas of Baldwyn; and god-daughter, Anjela Litle; his grandchildren, Hope Bourg of Chauvin, LA, Angel Bourg of Chauvin, LA, Andy Roberts (Abby) of Plantersville, Gracie Hughes, Drew Hughes; and his great grandchild, Faith Roberts. 

Services were held at Kesler Funeral Home in Baldwyn on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, with Bro. Toby Mears officiating. Burial was in Pratts Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jamie Roberts, Dustin Johnson, Cody Johnson, Drew Hughes, Hunter Johnson, and Cooper Johnson.