Meet United Way Board Member LARRY RENTFRO
14 Apr 2014
Larry Rentfro was raised in Oklahoma and played basketball at Oklahoma State University. After serving in the Army, he returned to Tulsa and was the Head Basketball Coach at Thomas Edison High School for five years.
Larry went on to receive his Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He then returned to Oklahoma and worked for St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. Over the next few years, Larry worked at hospitals in Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin. During that time, he was responsible for new hospital construction projects with combined budgets of over $100,000,000. That experience prepared him to lead the facility committee for United Way of Smith County.
Larry and his wife Bunny liked East Texas better than any place they had lived and found Tyler to be the best of East Texas. They retired to Tyler in 2006.
Having been on other United Way boards, Larry was interested in helping here in Tyler. In addition to United Way, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the College of Nursing at UTTyler, South Tyler Rotary, and Marvin United Methodist Church.