ALEXANDRIA - Larry Peck, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, from injuries received in an auto accident in rural Alexandria.
He was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Alexandria, to Claude and Geneva (Brown) Peck and has lived in Alexandria for most of his lifetime. Larry was a graduate of Alexandria High School-Class of 1956.
In his early years, Larry attended the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City, where he majored in fashion design. He traveled in Europe and Italy with his partner Pietro Bianco. Larry also was a concessionaire with the French mime Marcel Marceau. Later, he and Pietro opened a House of Fashion in New York City. While in New York, he also attended a culinary school. Larry returned to Alexandria and opened Fashions in Flowers and Food. He began to build a name for himself, not only in Alexandria, but in central Indiana for high quality contemporary floral design and classic catering. Larry was one of those rare, colorful characters of which all who knew him, were fortunate to cross paths with. In all things of life and living Larry "did it my way!"
He is survived by his sister, Cary Sayre of Cadillac, Michigan; niece, Sara Kate (Clint) Wickensheimer of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephews, Don (Tammy) Vermillion of Noblesville and C.A. (Beth) Sayre of Madison, Alabama; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Peck in 1978; father, Claude Peck in 1987; mother, Geneva Peck in 2006; and brother-in-law, Carl Sayre in 2014.
A time of gathering for family and friends will take place in the Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. Private interment of cremains will take place on the Peck family lot in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in rural Alexandria.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Anderson Museum of Art, 32 W. 10th St., Anderson, IN 46016-1409 or online at www.andersonart.org. Envelopes will also be available at the
The family would like to extend their special thanks to any and all who worked with or for Larry and were a vital part of his successful career.
Online condolences: owensmemorialservices.com.
Published on March 10, 2018