MOUNT VERNON — Larry G. Algire, 67, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
Larry was born Dec. 27, 1941, in Knox County to Lawrence and Helen (Smith) Algire. He graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1959 and after graduation served with the U.S. Air Force for 23 years. After retiring from the Air Force, Larry was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Fredericktown for 16 years. He had also been employed by Producers Livestock in Mount Vernon, was roadman for Middlebury Township; and served as a trustee and zoning inspector for Morris Township.
Larry had been a faithful and active Grange member for 55 years. First as a member of Middlebury Grange and then as a member of Wayne Grange. He served as Knox County Grange Deputy for 19 years and Morrow County Grange Deputy for 10 years. Larry served as president of the Ohio Grange Deputies Association for 14 years.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer (Chaplin) Algire, whom he married April 4, 1964; his daughters, Diane Cole and Tammy Breeze, both of Mount Vernon; his son, David (Tiffanee) Algire of Midwest City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Sarah (Tommy) Howard, Chris Cole, Austin Algire and Dalton Algire; and his brothers, Robert (Ruth) Algire, James Algire and Ronald (Susan) Algire, all of Fredericktown.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Peggy Calver.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Waterford United Methodist Church, with Ohio State Grange Chaplin Richard Mahoney officiating. Also assisting with the service will be longtime Grange friend Laddie Marous and the Rev. Gary Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Wayne Grange or the Palliative Care Unit of Knox Community Hospital.
To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Larry G. Algire.