Larry Staff, Jr.

April 19, 1947 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 73)


 Larry “Sonny Boy” Staff age 73 of Crestview passed away on Thursday May 14, 2020 at his home.  He was born in Bradenton, FL on April 19, 1947 to Lawrence and Vivian Staff.  Larry grew up in Crestview and spent his teenage years working with his father at the Chevrolet dealership.  He graduated Crestview High School in 1965 and The University of West Florida in 1969 with a Political Science Degree.  After graduating UWF he went to work at the Chevrolet Dealership and worked for 50 years before retiring.  Larry loved sports, especially the Florida Gators and loved watching westerns on TV. He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and never missed watching a race. In his younger days he played golf and was on a bowling league, but most of all he loved his family.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Vivian Staff and his daughter Kristin Labruno

          Survivors include his wife of 51 years Rhonda Staff. Daughter Cindy Staff,  son Larry Staff, III and his wife Shelley Boggan, and son-in-law Angelo LaBruno Sister Sally Ann Barbaree; grandchildren: Will Davis, Jr., Brock Davis, Juliet Staff, Lawson Staff, Atillio Labruno, and Aria Labruno, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and  many friends.

          A celebration of Larry’s life will take place on Saturday June 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Ward’s Lodge, 5798 Ward’s Ranch Road Crestview, Fl 32536.


Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview.  Guest book and condolences are available online at

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Celebration of Life
June 27, 2020

3:00 PM
Ward's Lodge
5798 Ward's Ranch Road
Crestview, FL 32536

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