Larry Haley

GALLIA COUNTY — Larry Haley ceased his labors and burdens on earth this past weekend when God changed his residence to Heaven. It is to his friends’ and family’s sorrow, but Larry is experiencing great joy with his savior, Jesus Christ.

Lawrence Thomas (Larry) Haley, 60, of Gallia County, was preceded in death by his son, Alan Haley, and his parents, Ed and Peg Haley.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Haley, his son, Kent (Alison) Haley; and grandchildren Bradley, Ethan, Owen and Anneliese Haley. Also surviving are his siblings: Jack (Ev) Haley, Cathie (John) Schmidt, Betsy (Tony) Villiotti and Bill (Jennifer) Haley. He is also survived by his wife’s parents, Fred and Odella Taylor, and his wife’s siblings: Harold (Susan) Taylor, Blaine (Donna) Taylor, Vaughn (Karen) Taylor, Cheryl (Mark) Holley and his nieces and nephews.

Larry was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He was a minister and an educator who loved to tell the good news of the Christ who died for the world. At the time of his death he was a pastor at Cheshire Baptist Church and an educator at Gallipolis City Schools.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Gallipolis, Ohio. Burial will follow in Denney Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.willisfuneral

“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”(Philippians 1:21)