BLOOMINGTON - Larry A. Maynard, 61, of Columbus, Ind., the uncle of a Bloomington woman, passed away at his residence in Forest Park at 11:02 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
Larry was a graduate of Paris High School in the class of 1969 and of Eastern Illinois University School of Business in 1973. Mr. Maynard was honored as EIU's Marketing Student of the year in 1972. Upon graduation, Mr. Maynard was employed with Caterpillar Tractor Company, Aurora and East Peoria facilities, and participated in the launch of Caterpillar's Lafayette, Ind., facility. During the next several years, Mr. Maynard worked for the following organizations: Ernst & Young, Oswalt Menu Company, Masotech, GKN, Gecom Corporation in Greensburg, Ind., and MS Inspection in Indianapolis, Ind., and was employed at the time of his death with Faurecia, located in Columbus, Ind.
Mr. Maynard was a graduate of George Washington University School of Engineering Advanced Engineering Education Program, taught by Dr. W. Edward Deming. In addition, Mr. Maynard was a certified lead auditor for ISO 14000-Environment Management System and TS 16949 Quality Management System. Mr. Maynard performed consulting work for several years as president of Performance Enhancement, located in Columbus, Ind.
In honor of and in keeping with Mr. Maynard's wishes, there will be no funeral service, and cremation will take place.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus, Ind.
Online condolences may be sent to the Maynard family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
The family has requested that in honor of his memory that respective individuals display an act of kindness to each other in day to day relationships. Mr. Maynard is survived by his mother, Bessie Gray Maynard of Paris, Ill.; brothers, Paul Jay (Becky Warner) Maynard of Paris, Ill., and Donald Wayne (Kay Tanquary) Maynard of Glen Carbon, Ill.; an uncle, Ken Maynard of Phoenix, Ariz.; an aunt, Mary Burton of Montrose, Ill.; nieces, Leah (John) York of Paris, Ill., Sarah (Billy Eggers) Warner of Paris, Ill., Dr. Cassandra L. Maynard of Maplewood, Mo., and Angela M. Maynard of Bloomington, Ill.; a nephew, Andrew D. Maynard of Glen Carbon, Ill.; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Mr. Maynard was preceded in death by his father, Donald Archie Maynard.