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Larry Wayne Olson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal and Veterinary Sciences – December 29, 2021

January 10, 2022

Larry W. Olson

Larry Wayne Olson, 72, Associate Professor Emeritus of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, died December 29, 2021. Olson, who retired in 2010, was founder of the Edisto Forage Bull Test.

Olson Larry received his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University and his master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska.

At an early age, he developed a love for cattle and fishing while working on his parents farm and ranch in Osage County outside of Grainola, Oklahoma. He never wavered about his dream of building a bull and cattle research facility once he received his doctorate.

He lived in Barnwell, South Carolina, for 41 years and built a life there with many committed and kind friends. In retirement he fished, literally, every day weather permitting.

He is survived by his mother, Opal Olson of Hennessey, Oklahoma; sister, Debbie, and husband, Butch Schaefer, of Perry, Oklahoma; brother, Gary, and wife, Shouna, Olson of Edmond, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced. His full obituary is posted online.