Larry Ray Nebeker, 68, passed away suddenly Dec. 26, 2012.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Emmett Cemetery, under the direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho.
Larry was born in LaBelle, Idaho, Oct. 26, 1944, to Delyle and Alta Nebeker. When he was five the family moved to Emmett, where he attended school and graduated in 1963. He started working for Hoff Lumber in Horseshoe Bend and then Canteen in Boise.
In between jobs and hunting and fishing, he found time to marry Rita Collard in 1968 and they had three children, Jim, Dawn and Brian. Larry started working for the Emmett Post Office as a rural carrier in 1980. He wasn't too keen on the office sorting, but enjoyed driving the route serving his customers and giving treats to their pets.
Retiring was a double-edged sword for Larry - he missed the friends he'd made on the route and in the office but really enjoyed the time to spend outdoors doing what he loved … hunting, fishing, trapping and cutting firewood with the kids and grandkids.
He loved his family dearly, as we did him. Larry, we love you and will miss you terribly. You filled our lives with love, laughter and a whole lot of teasing along with the biggest candy drawer in town. Be at peace and rest well.
Larry is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons, Jim (Cindee) and Brian (Amber) of Caldwell; a daughter, Dawn (Dave) Erwin of Teller, Ore.; and 14 grandchildren who gave him such joy; three brothers, Walt (Josephine) of Emmett, Calvin (Bonnie) of Kuna and Lyle of Meridian; two sisters, Dorothy Walker of Oregon and Geri Dewey of Washington.
Larry requested no flowers – but please give someone you love a big hug and a Hershey candy bar. Or if you're more conventional a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation would truly be appreciated.
We want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, deeds and prayers. It means a lot to us. A special thank you to the EMTs, Sheriff Chuck Rolland and officers, ER staff and the Ron Nesbitt family for their heroic efforts to keep Larry with us.