Larry H. Hundley, 77, Monticello (Carroll County), died at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
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He was born June 27, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio to Orville Harper and Grace S. (Sherfick) Hundley. On Aug. 29, 1959, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Kankakee, Ill., he married Reva Williams. She survives.
Larry was an only child, born in Dayton, Ohio. He lived his early years in Indianapolis. Then his late father, working for RCA Television Manufacturing, was transferred to Monticello when Larry was in the sixth grade. Larry excelled in high school and played the clarinet in the band. He was the valedictorian of his 1955 graduating class from Roosevelt High School in Monticello. Larry then went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington for four years.
Monticello being a small, summer resort town, Larry spent time at Indiana Beach and at the Boardwalk. In the summer of 1958, he met Reva Williams from Kankakee, Ill. at a dance at the beach; they married the next summer. Shortly after college and their wedding, Larry entered the United States Army. Larry had taken ROTC while at Indiana University. He and his wife, Reva lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico for 13 months while he was stationed there. After leaving the military, Larry took a job in quality control for DuPont Paint, living in Park Forest, Ill. In 1964, they moved to Chicago Heights, Ill. After his job with DuPont, Larry started commuting into Chicago for his employment. He worked as a systems analyst for Montgomery Wards on State Street in the Loop. He later worked for May & Speth as a computer systems consultant. Larry retired in 1999 at the age of 62.
In September of 2002, Larry and his wife Reva moved back to Monticello, Larry's hometown. He spent a lot of his time surfing the internet, shopping eBay for antiques, and playing bridge on his computer. Larry had morning coffee with a group of men in downtown Monticello. Larry and Reva enjoyed the small town atmosphere of Monticello and they renewed old friendships. Larry was a member of the Monticello Christian Church and was a Charter Member of the Wood Carvers Club "South Suburban Chislers" of South Suburban, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Reva Hundley, Monticello; sons, Christopher (Lea) Hundley, Oakland, Calif. and Scott (Tracy) Hundley, Dallas, Texas; grandsons, Zachary and Andrew Hundley, both of Dallas, Texas; step-granddaughter, Leah (Jessie) Toomey, Pinole, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Maya, Amado and Lona Toomey, all at home in Pinole, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville Harper and Grace S. (Sherfick) Hundley.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the Monticello Christian Church, 105 Gordon Road, Monticello. Memorial Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello.
Memorials may be given to the Monticello Christian Church Garden Fund, M.S. Society, or to the American Lung
. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home Inc
6368 E. U.S. 24
Monticello, IN 47960
Published in The Monticello Herald Journal on July 31, 2014