Larry Gordon Ewing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Larry Gordon Ewing, 72, of Branson, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed from this life April 2, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1942, in Nevada, the son of C. Gordon and Glessie Lorene (Peak) Ewing. Both parents preceded him in death. On July 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Judy Lorraine Flynn and together they became the parents of two daughters.

Larry attended school in Nevada, graduating with the Class of 1960. Somewhat later he earned an Associate's Degree from Crowder College. He also served our country with a military commitment with the United States Navy where he was recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Upon completion of his military duties he returned to this area working at various jobs until beginning employment with 3M Company where he worked for nearly 30, years until his retirement. Shortly after that, he moved to Branson and made that area his home.

Throughout his life Larry was actively involved in fire safety and firefighting and was a longtime member of the Compton Junction Volunteer Fire Department. For many years he taught Fire Safety Instruction at both Crowder College and the University of Missouri in Columbia. When time allowed he enjoyed trout fishing and spent as much time outdoors as possible. He loved studying the history of mining also. He was a great cook and loved to share recipes, but most of all loved making holiday snacks to share with friends and neighbors -- always personally delivered. He was the master of making "hot peanuts."

Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly D. Redlich and husband, Mike, of Ellington, and Abigail L. Brown and husband, Mike, of Nevada; brother, David Ewing and wife, Julie, of Nevada; sister, Nancy Becker of Lenexa, Kan.; grandchildren, Caroline Olson, Cooper Redlich, Bryce Applegate, Hadley Fletchall, and Sam Brown; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Aside from his parents, Larry was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jo Ann.

A memorial service for Larry Gordon Ewing is scheduled at 11 a.m., Friday, April 10, at Ferry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg Ferree officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., just prior to the service also at the funeral home. Private interment will follow at Newton Burial Park, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Ewing's memory to the Compton Junction Volunteer Fire Department in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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