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Clyde Larry King, 79, Anderson, passed away peacefully in his sleep Easter morning at his home following an extended illness.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1938, in Anderson to Clyde Leroy and Dorothy (Mills) King.
Larry was graduated from the former Walnut Grove High School in 1957, where he was an avid basketball and baseball player.
He retired in 1999 from the former Delco Remy Division of General Motors and Magnequench in Anderson.
Larry belonged to the By His Grace Ministries and had served as a Sunday school teacher for many years in various churches he had been involved with. He was a registered Girl Scout and was involved in Girl Scouting with both of his daughters. He was a member of the Lapel Masonic Lodge No. 625, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Pendleton Kiwanis, and a member of the Lapel Jubilee Chorus. Larry was a softball coach for both of his daughters' teams and volunteered at local nursing homes.
After retirement, Larry enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his wife and taking rides in his Mustang.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carmella (Spall); two daughters, Jennifer Lane of Indianapolis and Carmella Mae (husband, Drew) Thatcher of Speedway; one grandson, Caden Lane; one brother, Thomas (wife, Katie) King of Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Marina King of Arcadia and Becky Falk of Pendleton; one brother-in-law, Lee (wife, Shirley) Spall of Pendleton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Michael King; his stepmother, Lois (Bolton); and his 18-year-old dachshund, Princess.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel, with Pastors Gary McCaslin and Sue Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mendon Cemetery, Pendleton.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Visiting Angels, and especially Ann Bull for the loving care and support they provided to Larry and the family. You have truly blessed us.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences at www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 17, 2017
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