Larry J. Linder,79, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021, at his home.
He was born in Greenville on February 9, 1942, to the late Gilbert and Clara June (Kester) Linder.
In addition to his parents Larry was preceded in death by his brothers; Jack, Jerry and Gary Harvey Linder; and his father-in-law, Ralph Lutz.
Larry was a 1961 graduate of Gettysburg High School. After high school, he worked for Miami County Dairy Company as a delivery man. He continued his career at Union City Body Company and retired from General Motors after 35 years of service. He was a life-long farmer raising tobacco, wheat, corn, and soil beans as well as raising a variety of animals. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing cards and dancing.
Larry loved his family and never missed an event. He was a proud supporter of Darke County 4H Beef Club and the Franklin Monroe FFA. Larry was a member of the Eagles, the Moose and The Darke County Farm Bureau. Larry loved his country and served with pride in the United States Army during the Vietnam War achieving a rank of Army Specialist 5.
Larry is survived by his dance partner of near 60 years, Shirley (Lutz) Linder whom he met at the Crystal Ball and married on August 4, 1962; his children, Monty Linder of Greenville and Amy (Larry) Addis of Greenville; his grandchildren, Blake, Alivia and Evan Joe Addis; his mother-in-law, Betty Lutz; his brother, Randy Linder; brother-in-law, Jack (Janet) Lutz and his sisters-in-law, Sandy Linder and Shirley Linder; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes Greenville Campus, with Mark Oswalt officiating. Burial will take place in Abbottsville Cemetery with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard.
Larry's family will receive guests on Tuesday, September 7th from 5 PM - 8 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given, in Larry's memory, to the Darke County 4H Poultry Committee, Attn. Tyler Greer, 1400 Wagner Ave. Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Online condolences may be left for Larry's family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com