Erwin "Bob" Larke Blairsville, GA Erwin "Bob" Larke, age 88 of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, GA. Bob was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and was the son of the late Ervin Clifford Larke and Betty Madeline Shaw. He was a pilot during WWII in the Army Air Corps. Bob work for 12 years at Goss Company installing newspaper printing presses throughout the US and Canada. He then worked for Wagner Flook Construction Company of Battle Creek where he became Construction Superintendent; overseeing construction of hospitals, schools and churches throughout southwestern Michigan. Upon moving to Ft. Myers, FL Bob worked for TimeLee Development and was manager of Strandview Tower Condominium, FMB for 10 years prior to his retirement. He loved people, travel, music and dance. Bob was a member of the Caloosa River Cloggers exhibition team for 16 years until 2000. After moving to Blairsville in 2005 he endured several health problems but loved the area calling Blairsville his (Heaven on Earth). He was a member of the Coosa United Methodist Church, Blairsville, GA. Bob is survived by his wife Georgia; son, Daryl Larke M.D. and wife Susan of Prestonsburg, KY; daughter, Sharyl McCarthy and husband Doug of Chandler, Arizona; stepdaughter, Theresa Chaney-Huggett of Marshall, Michigan; sister, Donna Nusbaum of Kalamazoo, MI; grandchildren, Stacy Chatfield and husband Greg, Andrea Larke, Taylor, Morgan and Cody Zingsheim, Amanda and Caitlyn Willerick and great grandchildren, Lenora and Quinn Chatfield. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Sally Reed and Elaine Odell. A Memorial Service was held at the Coosa United Methodist Church at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 19th, 2013. Rev. Roy Watkins will officiate. There was a gathering of friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Coosa United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 767 Mulkey Gap Road, Blairsville, GA 30512 . Inurnment will be in the Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI at a later date. You may send tributes to the Larke family at www.townson-rose.com
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.