KOBLENTZ, LARRY L., 71
Ocala - Larry L. Koblentz, (CWO4, USN, Ret), age 71, of Ocala, FL passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
He was born in Chillicothe, OH on May 10, 1942. Larry retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 22 years. During his career he was a Missile Systems Program Manager and is a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church, Ocala, FL. Larry was also a member of Marion Dunn Masonic Lodge, Morocco Shrine Temple, Ocala Shrine Club, Ocala Shrine Motorcycle Unit, Morocco Cabari, Jesters on Wheels, Royal Order of Jesters, OSC Legion of Honor, OSC Hillbillies, Valley of Ocala Scottish Rite, Ocala Elks Club, Silver Springs Moose Lodge #1199 and McCullough-Mixson VFW Post 4209 of Ocala. He was the Past Potentate of Morocco Shiners, Past Capt of OSC Motorcycle Unit, and Past President of Ocala Shrine Club.
He is survived by his wife Karen Koblentz of Ocala, FL; son Christopher D. Koblentz of Ocala, FL; and sister Sue Ellen Hughes of Woodstock, VA.
A funeral service will be held at St Paul's United Methodist Church, 800 SE 41st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471 on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11 am. A visitation will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 5-7pm. Burial with military honors will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner Hospitals for Children-Tampa, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2013