ROCKPORT — Larry D. Williams, 74, of Rockport, Ind., passed away Friday, May 5, 2023, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky.
Larry was born in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 12, 1948, to the late Ernie and Pauline (McGill) Williams.
Larry was an outgoing, outspoken, hardworking man, and a teacher and provider for his family. He was very sociable and loved to talk to people. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and racing go-carts with his grandson, Tony. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Larry proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his military service, he worked as a mechanic before retiring from INDOT after 34 years of service.
He was a member of Bethel Christian Center in Reo, Ind., and a member of American Legion Post 254.
In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by his son, Craig Williams; his brothers, Donnie and Steve Williams; and his grandson, Tony Ayala.
Larry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane William; his daughter, Angie Ayala; his granddaughters, Olivia Ayala and Aaliyah; his great-granddaughters, Alaina and Violet; his brother, David Williams; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were Friday, May 12, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind., with Pastor Walter Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, May 11, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 254.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.
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