Larry Mathes

Larry A. Mathes, 68

Larry A. Mathes, 68, of Lafayette passed away on December 30, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. at his residence. Larry was born on June 23, 1944 in Lafayette to the late George & Geneva (Cain) Mathes. Larry worked in auto body repair for over 50 years before retiring. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and girlfriend, Kathy. He also enjoyed working on cars, fishing and gambling.

Surviving are four children, Larry Mathes Jr. of Souix Falls, SD, Kimberly (Richard) Clawson of Lafayette, Jason (Lisa) Mathes of Lafayette, and Joseph Morinskey of Lafayette. Also surviving are two siblings, Carolyn Lilly of Gilbert, AZ and Bill (Bettie) Mathes of Weatherford, TX, eight grandchildren, Brittany Mathes, Brent Zell, Nathanial Mathes, Rachelle Zell, Robert Zell, Kevin Mathes, Donovan Mathes, and Keely Mathes, and two great grandchildren, Braydlen and Cayden Carter.

He is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robert Zell, and brother-in-law, James Lilly.

Services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Simplicity Funeral Care. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2013