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Larry Earl Kirkman

64, of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Whiteland, IN, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Bay Pines, FL. He was born March 31, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN to Clarence Kirkman and Flora Jane Williams, now deceased.

Larry was a United States Marines Vietnam War Veteran. He served two tours in Vietnam where he was awarded the Purple Heart amongst many other medals. Larry was previously employed by Indiana Desco/F.E. Gates Company and was also the former owner and operator of Kirk's Auto Sales in Whiteland, IN.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 34 years, Rita Ann Kirkman of Cape Coral; three children, Lisa V. Platfoot and her husband Michael of Franklin, IN, Natalie F. Welch of Whiteland, IN and Russell W. Kirkman and his wife Dianne also of Greenwood; a sister, Judi Bautista and her husband Gil of Naples, FL; three brothers, Clarence L. Kirkman and his wife Rosetta of Indianapolis, Frank Kirkman and his wife Theresa of Lebanon, IN and Morris Ridenour and his wife Becky of new Palestine, IN; as well as six loving grandchildren, Brandi Kirkman, Bryce Platfoot, Charlie Welch, Sadie Welch, Austin Kirkman and Thomas Kirkman.

In Florida, Larry will be laid to rest in Naples with full military honors. In Indiana, memorial services will be held 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Vineyard Community Church, 512 South Madison Ave., Greenwood, IN 46142. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the Vineyard Community Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice, Post Fund 1086, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, P.O. Box 5005, 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard, Bay Pines, FL 33744 or the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the online guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service , Cape Coral, FL is entrusted with final care.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 30, 2012
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