Larry R. Gregory

September 28, 1964 ‒ October 25, 2020

Chesterville, Ohio

Larry R. Gregory, age 56, of Chesterville, passed away at his home, Sunday, October 25, 2020.

On September 28, 1964, Larry was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, a son of the late John Herman and Shirley Maxine (Lane) Gregory.  He graduated from Highland High School in the Class of 1982.

For many years he worked as a machinist at H.P.M. in Mount Gilead then at Precision Tooling in Sunbury.

Larry was a great outdoorsman.  He loved fishing, foraging wild mushrooms, trap shooting and bow hunting.  One of his passions was to spend weekends with fellow flint knappers.  He didn’t hesitate to lend a hand when a friend or family member needed help.  Larry also spent time volunteering teaching teenagers archery at Marengo Christian Church and Sportsmans Fellowship.  It didn’t matter how big or small of a job it was like building a log home or replacing a distributor cap on a friend’s car.  He was an accomplished mechanic and machinist.  He was a caregiver for his father, mother, and sister as they struggled with serious illnesses.  His passing has left a big hole everyone’s hearts and he will be greatly missed.

Larry is survived by two sisters, Penny June Gregory of Brunswick, Georgia and Marla Cay Butler of Tucson, Arizona; one Uncle, Wilbur Dean Gregory of Idaho; three nephews: Lance Joseph Sabbe, John Paul Sabbe, Mathew Arron Pope; and one niece, Melissa Jo King.  He had three grand nephews and four grand-nieces as well two great grand- nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest sister, Joan Marguerite Gregory.

A private memorial service will be held by his family.  He will be laid to rest with his parents in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to the Marengo Christian Church and Sportsmans Fellowship, P.O. Box 279, Marengo, OH 43334.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Larry’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Prayers sent to the family, Larry was a neighbor when we were growing up. So sorry for your loss. Robin Lester and Dave Denman

  • Larry was a great guy. Always a smile and a “how ya doin’?”. My sincere condolences to all of your loved ones. Hug your mother and father for me.

  • Larry was one of the kindest people in the world. He was treasured in friendship by my late husband Ron Clemons. He had a spirit to teach others about the wonders of God’s natural world. He cherished liberty and family. He’s a new member of the Mansion of Heaven in the embrace of his Savior. My prayers 🙏 for the family.

  • I knew Larry as a dependable employee, 4H instructor, fellow church member, and a true friend. Always enjoyed talking with him and listening to his stories. I will certainly miss him.
    Rod Harp
    Marengo Christian Church
    Product Tooling, Inc.
    Delaware County 4H Shooting Sports.

  • so sorry for your loss will remember Larry forever known to our kids as “Uncle Larry” he was a great wonderful friend, lots of great memories and will be a empty hole in our lives!!! love and prayers from the Sherman’s Dale, Connie, Samantha and Pat , Krissy and Raylan and Tori ,Jeff , Bryson and Xavier

  • Sorry to here about Larry. Lots of good things being said about him . I agree with them all. Good measure of a good man . sorry for your loss. An old friend David Hildebrand

  • Deepest condolences to family and friends.
    Larry was one the youngest of the family and closest in age to me that I recall fondly hanging out with as a kid at family get togethers and reunions hunting mushrooms, arrowheads and such. Although I hadn’t really seen him for many years we followed each other and commented on Facebook from time to time. He appeared to live a full blessed happy life and will be sadly missed. May he Rest In Peace and Paradise with those close to him that passed before him.

  • So sorry to read of Larry’s passing. He was so friendly and helpful to me many times at Chuck’s Marathon and was a friend and classmate of Tim and Mindy.

  • My dad worked with Larry at h.p.m and then later years spent time with him at hunt’s marathon..I met Larry when I was 17 I enjoyed his company hung out with him at hunt’s marathon in my younger days.. he was always ready too share his stories about cars he loved Mopars..Larry enjoy Heaven brother..

  • I will certainly miss you my friend, you were one of the most trustworthy men I have ever known. Fiercely loyal to your family and your friends were family. So long.

  • Rest in peace my dear brother! Your battle with life is over just before you could enjoy retirement. I will truly miss you! BigEd

  • Heaven gained another Angel rest in peace Larry hugs and prayers Marla,Penney and Family love you always Marjie Barclay

  • I will miss you sweetie but am thankful for the memories we have had.. like when we played Cowboys and Indians in that cement place on the property where you all lived.. Im happy we have gotten to see each other in the past several years and spend the time we had.. Rest easy now.. Love ya hon..

  • Larry was my great uncle we would call and text alot before he died we had a lot of great memories when I went out there for the summer he took me clayshooting and I remember when I was a kid he would let me drive his tractor and a week before he died we where talking about fishing and what kinds of fish we cought it is so sad now that he is dead I just Wana say he was fun hanging out with him and he always put a smile on our faces I am glad that he is in a better place now seeing his mom and dad and sisters

  • I will miss my friend until I take my last breath. I can say that we were friends since we were teenagers and we talked almost every day. From staying up and playing quarter video games, to fishing or building computers together. I will miss watching OSU games and PGA golf with him on TV. It has been said that Larry thought some gave up on him, but I can say that we never gave up on each other. Not a day goes by that I realize that I can not call him to chat or argue which we were both good at. There was a lot more to Larry than just all the things he did for others. He was kind and generous to those in need but had no tolerance for what he called “Stupid People”. He was extremely intelligent and had a great memory. While he was quick to temper he was forgiving (unless you made The List). He always knew what he like or didn’t.
    For all that He Was My Friend. If you cared enough to read this long please do just one thing for me.
    Please remember him kindly. RIP Elroy.