Bachelor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1944. Bachelor of Divinity., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1955.
Pastor, Curtis Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia, 1954-1958; pastor, First Baptist Church, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1958-1961; associate director division evangelism Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta, 1961-1964; pastor, N.W. Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, 1965-1975; vice president, World Evangelism Foundation, Dallas, 1975-1984; pastor, Lake Highlands Baptist Church, Dallas, 1985-1991. President McLarry & Associations, Inc., Dallas, since 1977.
Trustee Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, 1971-1974, Arkansas Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, 1958-1959. Member state board Oklahoma State Department Mental Health, Oklahoma City, 1972-1974. Captain United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations.
Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (life, charter president 1 chapter 1946-1949).
Married Mary Sue Freeman, August 17, 1947. Children: Sharon McLarry Simmons, Deena McLarry McKindles.