Lawrence Garbs

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Lawrence (Larry) J. Garbs Jr. passed away unexpectedly March 8 in Topeka, KS.

He was born on Oct. 26, 1956 and was 61 years old.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Garbs Sr. and mother, Geneva A. Garbs and nephew, Ryan C. Garbs.

Larry is survived by 4 brothers; Doug & wife Jill (nee. Burkard) of Edwardsville, Greg & wife Joyce (nee. Radcliff) of Streator, IL, Scott of Edwardsville and Chris of Salem, OR.; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

Larry graduated from EHS in 1975 and worked at Imber's Menswear until he embarked on a management career in the food service industry in Missouri and Kansas. He eventually landed in Topeka, KS where he ran a chain of restaurants until retiring in 1999. He took a position as a maintenance engineer with a property management company in Topeka and held that position until his death. Larry played ice hockey and baseball, was an avid golfer, St Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed billiards, and BudLight. He was married briefly in the early 90's. He was a gentleman and generous with those that he knew. Larry has many friends in Topeka and Edwardsville, IL and will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

Visitation will be from 9 am until 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2018, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow visitation at Holy Childhood Catholic Cemetery in Mascoutah, Illinois. Rev. Jackie Havis-Shear will officiate.

Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 656-4655
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Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer on July 31, 2018