James Large Sr. (1936 - 2014)

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James Large Sr.

James Patrick Large Sr., 77, of Belleville, Ill., born Saturday, Dec. 5, 1936, in Swansea, Ill., died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Large worked at McDonnell Douglas for seven years then as a lab technician for Anheuser Busch for 29 years. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Belleville, Ill., Muzzleloaders Club and the Swansea Dog Park. He loved all animals especially his kitties.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorotha, nee Leoffler, Large; and an aunt, Helen (Harold) Nahm.

Surviving are his wife, Carmen Cecilia Large; son, James P. Large Jr. of Iowa; two grandchildren, Angela Landon of Belleville, Ill., and Amanda (Dallas) Kennon of Dupo, Ill.; great-granddaughter, Kristen Landon; four brothers-in-law, Rafael (Alicia) Pena, Manuel (Gilma) Pena, Daniel (Norma) Pena, Luis (Sonia) Pena; dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and best four legged friend, Choca the doggie.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Building Fund, Belleville, Ill. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill., and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at First Assembly of God in Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at First Assembly of God, Belleville, Ill., with Bill Davis and Rev. John Forman officiating. Interment will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral Home
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 235-2100
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 26, 2014