Larry L. Hoptry, age 76, of Lexington, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Shelby, Ohio.
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He was born Aug. 27, 1936, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Harold and Lorena (Knox) Hoptry and was raised in Marion, where he was graduated from Harding High School in 1954.
Upon retirement, Larry and his wife Nancy spent nearly 10 years wintering in Homosassa, where they forged many friendships and enjoyed golfing.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Amy Hoptry of Springboro, Ohio, and Stanley N. and Angie Hoptry of Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren Matthew Hoptry and Amy Edwards, Paul Hoptry, Anna Hoptry, Dustin and Sarah Hoptry, Michael and Cassie Hoptry, Andrea Hoptry and Aaron Hoptry; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Francis Hall, Markay Ralston, all of Marion, Ohio, and Mary and Chuck Rife of Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a 4-year-old sister, Margaret Hoptry, and a sister, Georgia Hartley.
The Hoptry Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Lexington, Ohio, (419-884-1711) where the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the
Online condolences are encouraged to the Hoptry Family, and may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 2, 2013