LINCOLN, IL - Larry Engle, 74, of Lincoln, passed away at 6:45 p.m., Jan. 1, 2016, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Ill., surrounded by his wife, family, and friends.
Larry was born June 6, 1941, in Lincoln, Ill., the son of Paul and Kathleen Warren Engle. He married Norma Spellman in 1973. She survives in Lincoln.
Also surviving Larry are his sister, Dottie (Bud) Huffaker of Chatham; sister-in-law, Sandi Engle; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Lee; parents; and brother, Paul "Punky" Engle.
Larry graduated from Lincoln High School in 1959, attended Illinois State University, Lincoln College, and graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. He later received a master's degree from Eastern Illinois University.
Larry was drafted into the Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His teaching and coaching duties included Saybrook-Arrowsmith, Argenta-Oreana, Lincoln High School, and Olympia High School.
He had many honors from his coaching career, such as the Decatur Herald & Review Area Track and Field Coach of the Year as well as the Decatur Herald & Review Area Football Coach of the Year.
Larry retired after 31 years of teaching and coaching. He enjoyed summers on the Elks golf course and winters in the St. Petersburg area.
He was a 32nd degree Mason as well as a member of the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.
Services for Larry will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the funeral home.
Burial will follow services at Old Union Cemetery in Lincoln.
Memorial donations may be made in Larry's name to: The Kidney Foundation, Heart Association, or Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.