Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Palmerton, 70, of Findlay, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Bridge Hospice, Bowling Green.
He was born July 2, 1941, to James and Pearl (Zimmerman) Palmerton. Larry married Wanda Walters, but they later divorced.
Surviving are two sons, Dallas Palmerton of Tiffin and Derek Palmerton of Fort Campbell, Ky.; three daughters Shannon (Palmerton) Bryant of Tiffin, Eva (Ashley) Farbrother of Surrey, England, and Jody (Paul) Haugh of Tiffin; a sister Donna Palmerton; sister-in-law, Betty Palmerton of Risingsun; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian; three brothers, Bill, Walter and Kenneth; and a sister, Evelyn.
Larry was a 1959 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School, went to a technical college for two years and then attended The Ohio State University for one year. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-1963 during the Vietnam War and the Berlin Crisis. Larry worked at the Chrysler Foundry, Fostoria, for seven years and then Cooper Tire and Rubber for 28 years as an electrician. He was a life member of the DAV, American Legion and the VFW, Findlay. He also was a minister at a Universal Life Church. He enjoyed music, archery, target shooting, photography, and he was on the Cooper Tire bowling team.
Friends and family will be received 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Barndt Funeral Home, 121 W. South St., Wayne, OH 43466, (419) 288-2857, where a celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, with Pastor Dave Clark officiating. Burial will be at Bradner Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to Larry's family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.