TIPP CITY — Harry F. Larck, 83, of Tipp City, passed away 6:25 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Koester Pavilion, Troy. He was born in Scott Depot, W.Va. on Sept. 23, 1930, to the late Walter and Bertha Lee (Persinger) Larck. He was married to Laura Helen Leach on Aug. 26, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2011.
Harry is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and John Francis of Russia, Ohio; two brothers, James Russell Larck of Troy and Walter Dwaine Larck of Troy; two grandchildren, Haley (Brian) Francis and Trent Francis; one great-grandson, Xavier "Baby X" Francis; two sisters-in-law, Ada Larck of Troy and Lora Larck of Tipp City; one brother-in-law, Olen "Pete" Reynolds of Troy; one sister-in-law, Barbara Schoen of Troy; and one brother-in-law, Charles "Shorty" Leach of Dandridge, Tenn. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Avey, Clinton, Tom, Charles Larck; and three sisters, Minnie Bowman, Cora Queen and Sandra Reynolds.
Harry was a Marine Corp. Veteran of the Korean Conflict and member of the Motor Vehicle Transport Group. He was retired from Stevens Aviation of Vandalia in 1982, after 31 years of service. He was valedictorian of 1948 Class of Troy High School. He attended four years of college at Wright State University. He loved genealogy and was a history buff.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor Bob Bell officiating. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Covington with a Military Service at the Graveside by Marine Corp. Honor Guard of Dayton. Contributions may be given in Harry's memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com