Larry R. Bixler

NEW OXFORD Larry Ray Bixler, 62, died February 18, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Vivian Leister Bixler. Born January 11, 1951, in Hanover, he was the son of Frances Stocksdale Bixler of Westminster and the late Robert L. Bixler, Sr. He worked as an explosives expert for Piedmont Explosives. He also had worked at Direct to You Gas Station. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, is son Nathan Bixler of New Oxford; step-son, Jason Reese of New Oxford and his sister, Fay Bixler Downing of Haines City, Fla. He was predeceased by brother Robert Lee Bixler, Jr. in 1997. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Diane Summerhill of Zion United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the , P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 20, 2013