Larry Eugene King, 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 and 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 and Kaleb Riley King, (children of Nick and Denise) and Zachary Charles King and 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 and 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 and Bert King.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday and 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday 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.
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