Larry F. Dennison Sr.

April 10, 1944 ‒ September 02, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Larry F. Dennison Sr., age 65, of Marion, died Wednesday evening, September 2, 2009, at the Marion General Hospital following an extended illness.

Larry was born in Marion, Ohio, on April 10, 1944, the son of the late Bernard and Margaret (Denzer) Dennison. He graduated from Marion Harding High School.

For several years, Larry worked as a truck driver for Vigertone Products. He also had worked as a cab driver for the Red Cab Company.

On August 2, 1970, Larry married his loving wife, Marsha (Coon) Dennison, and they enjoyed over thirty-nine years together. Larry often “bragged” about his beloved wife!

Having a passion for antique cars, Larry and his wife Marsha started the Olden Days Car Club, and he was their past president. Most of their car shows were held at Southland Mall, and he truly enjoyed the many friends he made at their shows. His most beloved car was his 1959 Dodge.

With a love for bowling, Larry and his wife enjoyed playing together in many bowling leagues.

Having a heart of gold, Larry never hesitated to lend a helping hand to his family or friends. He was most proud of his family, and he loved spending time with all of them.

He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church, and was a past member of the Eagles Lodge.

Larry will be dearly missed by his wife, Marsha Dennison of Marion; three sons: Larry Dennison Jr., of Cardington, Mark (Sue) Dennison of New Bloomington, and Thomas (Cindy) Dennison of Marion; three step sons: Richard (Bianca) Coon of Cardington, Michael (Melinda) Mead of New Bloomington, and Lloyd (Sherry) Mead of Lancaster; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: Allan (Kelly) Dennison of Alaska, and Roger (Sharon) Denzer of Columbus; and a sister, Dottie (Jack) O’Neil of Akron.

Including his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Hannah Denzer Sr.; and his uncle, Harold Denzer Jr. who helped in raising Larry.

The Dennison family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, September 4, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. J. Weston Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 317 W. Church St., Marion, Ohio 43302.

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