Larry Haisten also known as Laddy Boy, Dude, Daddy, Granlarry or L3, was born in Troy, Alabama on February 26, 1934, to J.C and Louise Haisten. Larry graduated from Troy High School in 1952. His many high school accomplishments included being a star
halfback on the football team and a member of the Troy High Band. After graduation, he attended Auburn University and joined the United States Army where he served 2.5 years in Okinawa. Upon returning home from duty, he attended Troy University, graduating with a B.S. in Science. He then enrolled at the University of Alabama where he earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering. On June 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Nancy Borland, and they were blessed with 64 wonderful years of marriage. With his “very strong quest for knowledge” (his words) he completed a master’s degree in Metallurgy at UA. He was employed by many foundries in Alabama during his long career as an engineer. Not being one to rest during retirement, he sought employment at Home Depot where he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of all things electrical, plumbing, and construction.
Larry and Nancy were blessed with four children, all college graduates: Robin Rose, Holly Duncan (Mike), Hal Haisten, and Heather Watkins (Mark). Seven grandchildren who adored their GranLarry: Madison Redmond, Spencer Duncan, Abby James, (Hunter), Sophie Wheeler (Austin), Maggie Mills Rose, Payne Watkins, Riley Watkins. Five precious great grands who also loved their GranLarry: Colton and Mae Rose Redmond, Lucy and Wally James, and Noah Wheeler. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Louise Haisten; brother, Jerry Haisten, all of Troy, AL, and great-grandson Zachary Redmond of Birmingham, AL.
The family would like to express their thanks for the loving care Larry received from the
workers of Compassus Hospice. The family will have a private memorial service.