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Larry Robert Monroe
August 4, 1938 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
Larry Robert Monroe, age 85 of Lakeland, Florida passed away Monday October 9, 2023. Larry was born August 4, 1938 in Richwood, Ohio to the late Russell and Margaret(Britenstine)Monroe-Cordts.
He attended Marion City Schools before moving to Toledo where he graduated from Scott High School in 1956.
On April 1964 he married Susan Jean Monroe who survives. He was preceded in death by his brothers William and Gene Monroe. He is survived by his daughter Debbie Reeverts and grandson Cody Reeverts.
Larry served our country in the Unites States Army and the Army Reserves. His career took him to Whirlpool where he worked for 39 years and retired in 1995 as Administrator of the Purchasing Department. Upon retirement, he moved to Venice, Florida.
Larry’s life was led by his love for Jesus. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion and in Venice. For many years, he served as the church treasurer, taught Sunday School to those with disabilities and served on the church board. He loved his sports and was the coach/player for the Nazarene Saints and was involved in many traveling tournaments throughout Ohio. He was a Special Olympics Advisor and involved in the Big Brothers Program with mentoring 4 boys for over 16 years in Ohio and Florida.
If Larry wasn’t involved in a church activity, you could find him on the ballfield. He played on many championship softball teams while living in Ohio. Upon moving to Florida, he led many Venice Senior softball teams and continued to play well into his 70’s. If he wasn’t playing sports, then he would be cheering on his favorite teams. He took many trips to Columbus to watch The Ohio State football and basketball games. In the fall, after church you would find him watching the Cleveland Browns. In the spring, he looked forward to the Cincinnati Reds and watching the Big Red Machine players. He loved to travel and visited 49 states. In his downtime, he would be studying the scripture and reading any book that would draw him closer to Jesus.
Friends and family may come to honor Larry’s life on Friday October 20, 2023. Visitation hours are 11AM-1PM with the funeral being at 1PM at the Boyd Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Gossard will be officiating the service. A burial will follow the service at Marion Cemetery. Donations may be given in his memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.