Robert Lee Larkey Sr. (1936 - 2014)

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    - Holly Larkey-Meadows
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    - B.J. Reitter
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    - Peggy Larkey
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Robert Lee Larkey Sr, 77 of Anchorage, Alaska passed away July 7th, 2014 at his home surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grand children. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12th at 11:00am at the Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel and Crematory at 440 East Klatt Road. Robert was born in Wellsburg, WV on July 24th, 1936 to Walter Blair and Josa Goddard Larkey, he was one of 10 children. At a young age he joined the Army along with his younger brother Raymond. He was honorably discharged from the Army on April 3rd, 1958. While riding a bus he saw a young Margaret Hickman, and he asked her if she was Muriel's sister and she said yes, he told her that he was going to marry her one day. So on April 5, 1959 he married the love of his life, Margaret Hickman. They were married for 55 years. In May of 1963 Robert & Margaret along with their 3 young daughters drove the Alaska Highway to settle in Anchorage. They went on to have 3 more children. The family settled in the Spenard area until 1987 then they moved to Bayshore, where they still live today. Bob worked for the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron on Elmendorf Air Force Base. He also was a mason by trade. Some of the buildings he helped build are still around Anchorage today. He loved to fish and hunt, making many trips to Afognat Island to hunt deer, and to fish the Kenai River. His goal was to build his family a cabin which he achieved with the help from his children, he loved to spend the summers there. He enjoyed giving nick names to his grandchildren, he would tell them about the pets he had growing up in the hills of West Virginia. He had a flying squirrel, a skunk, and a whole lot more. He loved to sit around and tell lots of stories. Our family has lost a very wonderful man, he was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather , his passing has left our family with a huge hole in it, he will never be forgotten and missed dearly by all that knew him. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Walter Blair and Josa Goddard Larkey. His brothers Victor, Louis, Raymond, Lonnie and Leroy, as well as his in-laws Alex and Alice Jackson Hickman. Also his beloved companion dog Tidewater Lee, who never left his side. Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret. His daughter's Peggy Larkey, Kim Larkey-Sylvester (Jeff) , Vicki Larkey, son Rob Larkey (Tonya) , James Larkey all of Anchorage, Ak. and daughter Dawn Larkey-Stephens of Wichita Falls, Texas. He is also survived by his grand children in order: Justin Scott, Machell Larkey, Alan Larkey, Mark Stephens Jr, Benjamin Sylvester, Marissa Stephens-Ebbers (Michael), Robi Larkey, Tyler Sylvester, Travis Sylvester, Robert Larkey III, and Olivia Larkey. He is also survived by his great-great grandchildren, Brayden Scott, Mason Stephens, Odin Scott, and 2 unborn grandsons, Zander Larkey and Conrad Ebbers. Robert is also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Lowry of WintersVille, Ohio, Shirley Reitter (William) Of Follansbee, WV, Rose Monseau, of Weirton, WV and Lola Strope of Weirton, WV. Also his sister in-laws, Louise Mayberry of California, Virginia Larkey and Carol Larkey of Weirton, WV, as well as many nieces and nephews. If you would like to send condolences to the family, please send them to The Larkey Family 3541 Kachemak Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99515. Reception immediately following, contact family for directions.
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Legacy Funeral Home-Heritage Chapel at Angelus
440 E. Klatt Road
Anchorage, AK 99515
907-336-3338
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on July 11, 2014
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