Mr. Larry James Zoski, 65, of Bartlesville, died at 6:06 A.M. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home south of Bartlesville.
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Memorial services will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Dewey Cemetery Pavilion. Full military rites will be accorded by the Ceremonial Detail of the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105. Memorial services and cremation are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mr. Zoski was born in Bartlesville on December 17, 1948 to Aileene (Whitson) Zoski and Paul Marion Zoski. He grew up and received his education in Bartlesville, graduating from College High School. He entered the U.S. Army on June 4, 1968 and received his basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He served in the VietNam War from December of 1968 until January of 1970. He was an assistant gunner in Battery A, 2nd Battalion of the 9th Infantry Division, 4th Field Artillery. He was the Section Chief of a 105 Howitzer. While serving in VietNam on April 3, 1969, he engaged in military operations against a hostile force on April 3, 1969. For his actions he received the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for heroism in action. He received his Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant on January 6, 1970. Following his military discharge he returned to Bartlesville where he was active in the construction business and then moved to Florida where he was also active in the construction business. He later returned to Bartlesville and was active with Terrell Taylor Construction Company until his retirement due to disability. He had previously been married to Sandy Zoski and was then married to Ora Kay Thibodeau on March 22, 1989.
Mr. Zoski is survived by his wife, Kay Zoski of Bartlesville, three daughters, Michelle Moorehouse of North Carolina, Sarah Harrington of Mustang, Okla., and Valerie Zoski of Lexington, Okla., one brother, David Zoski of Pawhuska, Okla., and two sisters, Pam Zoski and Kathy Whitfield, both of Port Saint Joe, Florida, 6 grandchildren, and numerous other friends and family members in the Bartlesville area. He was preceded in death by a nephew and his mother and his father.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from July 16 to Aug. 15, 2014