|Larry J. Boyer, age 68, of 400 S. Stockdale Lane, Abingdon, died at 7:38 am Saturday, December 3, 2011 at home.
Larry was born on April 16, 1943 near Abingdon in Knox County, the son of J. Vernon and Hilma (Roberts) Boyer. He married Pam Johnson in 1965 at Galesburg. He later married Barbara (Varner) Klein on September 7, 1991 in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Barbara survives. Also surviving is one son, Jeff (and special friend Linda Harder) Boyer of Nashville, Indiana; two step-daughters, Sharon Marie (and Steve) Ford of Moline IL and Lorie Ann (and Chris) Morris of Alexander IL; three grandchildren, Bryce Boyer, Brendan Boyer and Piper Boyer, four step-grandchildren, Courtney Ford, Breanne Ford, and Hannah Ford and Riley Morris; one brother, Danny (and Sharon) Boyer of Rapatee; four sisters, Marna Johnson, Wanita (and Robert) Way and Peggy Thomas all of Abingdon, Holly Powell of Avon and many nieces and nephews and their families and Ann Boyer of Galesburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Joyce Hensley and Jackie Timberlake, two brothers James (Bo) William Boyer and Donald Vernon Boyer.
Larry attended Abingdon schools. He served in the Army for three years and attained the rank of sergeant. He was a member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. He had lived in the Abingdon area all his life. He worked for Riverland FS at the Hermon and Knoxville Elevators for 35 years, retiring in March of 2008. His hobbies included playing golf, fishing and cheering on the Chicago White Sox.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Dick Ginther and Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery with military rites by Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.