The city of Weatherford, Texas is planning to honor Larry with a life-sized statue.
Space for the statue has been cleared in the city’s new Heritage Park. “In the park we’re going to have the statue,” explained Larry’s longtime friend Sherry Watters, who also detailed more about the park, “… it is supposed to have water fountains, benches, trees and plants.”
Larry was raised in Weatherford and Sherry says it was a special place to him. “He loved Weatherford. He grew up here. Mary Martin was born there, that’s his mother. And with Larry’s passing I thought it was only right to honor him.”
The Larry Hagman Memorial Committee had clear ideas when it came to determining the appearance of the sculpture, which everyone agreed will be distinct. “It will be 6’1” — his size,” Sherry said. “It will be where he’s standing straight up, with his hands in his lapel like he always posed, with his cowboy hat on."
The statue will be designed by Kelly Graham of Weatherford for the cost of $70,000. It will be a Bronze that will stand 6’1'” the height of Larry. It will have his Birth & Death at the bottom along with his Autograph in bronze at his feet. His Family Motto “Don’t worry , Be happy, Feel good” at the edge. Some things may change but this is what we are looking at right now. Finished Park and statue , 2014.