MIDDLESEX - Larry William Kennison Sr., 68, of Route 12 in Middlesex, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
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He was born Dec. 23, 1945, in Johnson, Vt., the son of Vernon M. Kennison Sr. and Etta (Brown) Kennison.
He attended public schools in Johnson, Vt., and graduated from Johnson High School in 1963.
On June 13, 1964, he married Jeri M. Hayden in Northfield, Vt.
He enlisted in the armed services in 1965 and served during the Vietnam War, until his honorable discharge in 1967.
Beginning in 1969, he worked as a Teamster truck driver for a number of companies, most recently for the former Consolidated Freight Co. Williston, where he retired in 2000.
He was a member of American Legion Post 3 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 792.
He enjoyed antique collecting, as well as auctions and flea markets. His favorite pastime was hunting, fishing, sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jeri M. Kennison, of Middlesex; daughter, Sheryl Chaffee, and her husband, Ronald, of Barre, Vt.; sons, Larry W. Kennison Jr. and his wife, Amy, of Barre, Thomas A. Kennison and his wife, Kimberly, of Barre, and Matthew V. Kennison and his wife, Dawn, of Morrisville; grandchildren, Kristi Kennison, Douglas Burns, Thomas J. Kennison, Joshua Kennison, Paul Kennison, Jayson Chaffee, Cyla Kennison, Daniel Cutting, Faith Kennison and Haley Kennison; great-grandson, Cyrus John Bates; brother Vernon Kennison Jr., of Worcester, Vt.
He was predeceased by his siblings Viola Partlow, Polly Lepage, Virginia Blanchard, Morris Kennison, Buddy Kennison and Earnest Kennison.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 2014, at the American Legion Post 3 in Montpelier. Immediately following the service, the family will host a potluck reception.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 3 Youth Program, 21 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus on Feb. 5, 2014