Laurence John Gottesburen Jr
Laurence (Larry) John Gottesburen Jr, 71, of Springfield, MO. formally of Kansas City, KS, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born on October 12, 1942 in Kansas City, MO. Larry was in the Navy during Vietnam from 1962 to 1966, and was on the U.S.S Enterprise. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Vietnam Service Medal. Larry married Lillie Flores on November 23, 1963 in Kansas City, KS. Larry loved spending time with his family and his granddaughter, woodworking, Sudoku, playing games and being outdoors.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Laurence J. Sr. and Cora Gottesburen and nephew, Christopher Guyer. He is survived by his wife; children, Laurie Coone and Liane (Ken) Copeland; one grandchild Taylor Marie Copeland. One brother, Paul (Barbara) Gottesburen of Lawrence, KS; two sisters, Judy Peavler of Shawnee, KS and Barbara Brake of Jefferson City, MO and ten wonderful nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Larry will be Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Graveside services will be Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full Military Honors.
Donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Greenlawn Funeral Home South - Springfield
441 West Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807
Published in the News-Leader on May 29, 2014