Veteran country-music manager, talent agent and song publisher Larry Moeller has passed away.
Noted for his long-time association with Willie Nelson, Moeller died in Lyles, TN in Hickman County on Jan. 21 at age 75.
Born in Oklahoma City in 1938, Larry Allen Moeller began his show-business career in the 1960s working for his famed father, Walter Ernest “Lucky” Moeller (1912-1992). Denny-Moeller Talent, which became Moeller Talent, guided the careers of such future Country Music Hall of Fame members as Webb Pierce, Hank Snow, Minnie Pearl, Faron Young, Carl Smith, Kitty Wells, Porter Wagoner, Lefty Frizzell, Grandpa Jones, Bobby Bare, Jimmy Dean, George Morgan, Jimmy Dickens and The Duke of Paducah.
Larry Moeller formed his own Nashville agency around 1973. He handled Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Sammi Smith, among others. He later moved his company to Austin, Texas to focus exclusively on Nelson. He and Nelson remained associates for many years.
Moeller was a lifetime member of the Country Music Association. He is survived by his wife, Dee Reese Moeller of Lyles, TN, by son Ricky and daughter Pamela Moeller Butler, both of Nashville, by son Jett of Memphis, by granddaughter Rachel Jayne of Nashville and by sister Dixie Moeller Andrews of Okarche, OK.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the St. James Episcopal Church in Dickson, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Magdalene House in Nashville or to the Hospice organization of your choice.
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