Larry R. Strimple

December 20, 1940 ‒ September 09, 2020

Windermere, Florida

FLORIDA: Larry R. Strimple, 79, of Florida passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Ashland Samaritan Hospital following a brief illness.

The son of Kenneth and Dora (Bloom) Strimple, Larry was born in Mansfield, Ohio.  Upon graduating from Mansfield Senior High School, Larry continued his education at Rollins College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  Larry worked as an accountant for Willis, Osmond and Beilstein in Mansfield.  In 1978 he began a new career working as a controller for Bailey Manufacturing in Lodi.  Larry’s roles and positions continued to evolve within the company.  Currently he was serving a President of Bailey Manufacturing.

A military veteran, Larry first served in the Army.  Later he transitioned into the Air Force earning his pilots wings and served with the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield flying fighter aircraft and finishing up with flying transport planes.  He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving for over 30 years in the military. Larry loved to fly, especially piloting aerobatic planes.

Larry had many interests in addition to his passion for flying, including water skiing, motorcycling and love of dogs, particularly German Shepherds. Larry shared all his interests with his wife Julia.

In 1975 he first met Julia Nehra at Mansfield Lahm Airport.  Julia, from London, England was visiting her sister in Mansfield.  Larry eventually talked her into staying and the two were married in 1976.  Larry and Julia shared life in both Florida and Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry is survived by his wife, Julia Strimple, and sister Karen Glaze.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4-7 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am.  Burial with military honors will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Paws with a Cause may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Julia, we are sorry to learn of Larry’s passing.
    John & Helen are 1st cousins. Dora was a sister as was my mother Anna Marie Bloom-Seaman along with a number of other children of which are all deceased now.
    We have tried to keep in touch with Karen over the time.
    Sorry we didn’t get to see Larry over the years but it was his choosing and not the families. We thought a lot of his mother and father.
    Sorry we will not be able to attend the visitation due to the virus as we are up in years and very susceptible to the virus.

    Helen & John Niver
    7315 Ruoff Drive
    Grove City, Oh 43123

  • Julia, my deepest sympathy to you. It’s been years since we knew each other from the days at “Something Different” I have often wondered about you. Now I send you hugs, prayers and wish you peace and comfort.

  • Julia, sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, we were the ones that lived down the lane from your A frame at Perrysville. Have often wondered where you guys had relocated at. Would sure like to meet up with you again sometime. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.
    Larry and Nancy Lorentz

  • Julia,
    Sorry to hear Larry passed away. Thinking of all the memories from going to Cumberland with you and boating on pleasant hill. I will always remember those days when I was growing up.
    So sorry

  • Julia,

    I am sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I flew with Larry in the 179th and always found Larry to be a kind, humble and ethical gentleman. It was a pleasure to know and serve with Larry.

    I lost my spouse 5 years ago and it has been difficult at times. I know everyone must experience grief in their own way. I found healing when I decided to remember and recall the good times with my wife. I am sure you and Larry had many good times and hope those good times become overpowering and healing for you.

    Jim Ballard

  • Julia,

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a long time friend of many from the PT industry. I always enjoyed hearing about his dogs and military experiences.

    It was my pleasure to finally meet you at last years show. I will keep you in my prayers.

    God Bless

    Dutch Schmitt
    Whitehall Manufacturing.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a long time, avid motorcycle rider and collector who made weekly visits to us at Hale’s Harley-Davidson. He made many friends over the years here, including the full staff who always looked forward to seeing Larry. Larry was a great friend to many including long time sales manager Jeff Miller, parts manager Bryan Nelson, and the entire Hale Family including Lee, Eric, John and Brittany as well as the rest of the staff. He attended nearly every event and would always look forward to the famous taco buffet on Saturdays. He was also a long time member of the Mid-Ohio Harley Owners Group and HOG Chapter for 23 years and would attend the annual Steak Fry and Christmas Party where he met many riding friends. From everyone at Hale’s Harley-Davidson and the Mid-Ohio Harley Owners Group, Larry will be greatly missed.

  • Mrs. Strimple
    I was completely shocked about the passing of Larry. I have known him for some fifty seven years. At the age of nine-teen he was my very first boyfriend. I would love to know what happened to him. I am aware he had heart surgery several years ago.
    I know he lived a pretty active life . Please accept my sincere sympathy.

  • Dearest Julia,
    How saddened I was this morning to learn of Larry’s death. These past few weeks must have been extraordinarily difficult for both of you. May the peace, strength and comfort only The Lord can provide be yours through these difficult days.
    I continue lifting you up in love and prayer,

  • Dear Julia,
    I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss of your dear husband. Please know I have been praying for you and will continue. This is a very difficult time and I do want to be helpful to you. Just know I am here( and many others from our club I am sure) for you.
    God Bless you,

    Cree Haag

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