Larry Eugene King, age 68, of Pratts Fork, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 30, 2012 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born July 10, 1944 in Athens, the youngest child of the late Gerald P. and Mabel E. (Dixon) King.
In 1966 he met Gloria K. Hudnall, the woman he knew he would love forever and in 1969, Larry and Gloria (who survives) were married. They have three sons, Kevin (Suzanna) King of Albany, and Nick (Denise) King & Jared King both of Pratts Fork.
Larry was a proud, hard working, but humble man and was most proud of his three sons and their accomplishments. Larry loved his land, tractors, cows, country-bluegrass music, square dancing, and spending time with his loyal dog, Holly. He was a 50 year graduate of Shade High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. Larry was a member of V.F.W. Post 3477 and K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion. Also, he was throughout his working life and retirement, a member of Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 83.
He received the greatest joy from his four grandchildren, Kylie Nickol King & Kaleb Riley King, (children of Nick and Denise) and Zachary Charles King & Theodore Gerald King (sons of Kevin and Suzanna). Larry is also survived by two sisters, Marjorie Carter of Redlands, CA and Ruth Farnham of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one brother, Leonard Garry King of Columbus; and numerous nieces & nephews throughout the country.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Root and Janet (John) Biddle; and three brothers, Carl, Wiley & Bert King.
Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 pm and Thursday 11 am -12 Noon at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Graveside service will be conducted Thursday 1:00 pm at Pratts Fork Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion, V.F.W. Post 3477 and V.F.W. Post 9893 Honor Guards at the cemetery.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.