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William Otis "Bill" Large
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Birth: May 27, 1937
Clinton County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 2010
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

His obituary from the March 9, 2010 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida:

William O. "Bill" Large, 72, of Englewood, formerly of Lebanon, Indiana, died March 6, 2010. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Cremation and Burial Society, Sarasota. Survivors include his wife, Emily; daughters, Janet Taylor, Delonda Pennington, Jeannie Bryant, Julie Myer and Judy Lewis; sons, Mike, Randy, Jeff and Mike Heiss; a sister, Deanna Arnold; brothers, Stan and Steve; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His obituary from the April 15, 2010 Reporter, Lebanon, Indiana:

Mr. William O. "Bill" Large, 72, of Venice, Florida, formerly of Lebanon, passed away on March 6, 2010, surrounded by family, in Venice.

Services were held in Sarasota, Florida, on March 10, 2010. A local memorial service will be held Friday, April 16, 2010. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with services immediately following at the Lebanon Rock Church located at 504 E. Elm Street, Lebanon, with the Rev. Jerry Disbro officiating.

Bill was born in Frankfort on May 27, 1937. He was a devoted family man who greatly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying golfing, fishing, hunting and trap shooting. He was also a pilot and enjoyed flying.

Bill served four years in the U.S. Air Force before receiving an honorable discharge in 1959. He was trained and stationed in Oregon before being transferred to Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.

After his time in the military, Bill and his family returned to Lebanon, where he served as a police officer for the City of Lebanon from 1962 to 1977. After leaving the police department he had several other occupations including owner and operator of Lebanon Trailer Sales and Service, real estate broker, compliance officer for the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration, owner/operator of The Gun Shop in Lebanon, and safety officer for Valenti-Held Construction Company of Whitestown, from which he retired in 1999. Upon retirement Bill returned to Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray P. and Mary E. (Krengle) Large; ex-wife, Agnes (Aggie) Large; and stepdaughter, Joyce Lewis.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Emily (Cooney) of Englewood, Florida; his sons and daughters, Mike (Ranae) Large of Avon, Delonda Pennington, Randy (Sherri) Large, Jeff (Jodie) Large and Janet (Bobby) Taylor, all of Lebanon, Jeanette Bryant of Sarasota, Florida, and Julie (Dan) Meyer of Dayton, Ohio; step children, Mike Heiss of Lebanon and Judy Lewis Mates, of Westfield; his twin brothers and sister, Steve (Chris) Large and Stan Large of Lebanon, and Deanna Arnold of Benton City, Washington; and a host of other family members and friends.

Bill was a Find A Grave member
Family links: 
  Raymond Powell Large (1917 - 1984)
  Mary Elizabeth Krengle Large (1920 - 1992)
  Agnes Lee Large (1941 - 2009)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73683832


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